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THE JDS WAY – August 3, 2022

Posted on August 3, 2022

The JDS Group of Companies is committed to working together to build a better future for our team, our customers, and our communities through ESG ACTION.



At JDS, we acknowledge that we all have a role in minimizing adverse environmental impacts through every stage of our projects and operational activities while contributing more broadly to the resilience of the natural environment.

Learn more on how JDS prioritizes ESG and the environment here.


In July Michael Hood, made an appearance as a guest speaker and mentor at the Boys Club Network (BCN). The BCN works to build a positive environment for young men aged 12-18 and seeks to provide mentorship and connection through a variety of programs. Mike shared stories about his time in the Royal Canadian Air Force and about the importance of teamwork, leadership development, and building a supportive network of mentors.

Learn more about the BCN and how you can get involved here.

The JDS Group of Companies is proud to support the local Okanagan Sun Football Club in Kelowna!

🏈Wishing the team a successful season ahead!🏈

Learn more here.


📣 Is your friend or family member studying engineering? 📣

Introducing the JDS Mining Scholarship! Learn more about the application below.

We are proud to support the  Young Mining Professionals Scholarships!




A few weeks ago, PENDA Productions sat down with JDS Drilling & Blasting President, Devon McCaw, to talk to him about the history of JDS D&B, its place in the industry, and the exciting future ahead. Get ready for the full video…dropping soon!




ESG should be boiled down to one simple measure: emissions

Curious to read what the Economists sees for the future of ESG?

Read it here (note subscription is required)


Mining Legends Speaker Series

On September 8, professionals from across the mining industry will come together in Vancouver, BC at the Fairmont Pacific Rim for the next Mining Legends Speaker Series luncheon. Limited tickets available

Reserve yours today here.


Lunch and Learn: Mineral Processing

Huge shout out to Rob Gutowksi, Engineering & Commissioning Manager for giving an informative, high level introduction to our JDS Vancouver internal staff on Mineral Processing on July 20th.👏

To learn more about Mineral Processing you can watch Rob’s Lunch and Learn presentation here.


JDS Drill & Blast – Sandvik Ranger

Jay Burk, Operations Super Attendant at JDS Drill and Blast shared a photo here of our Sandvik Ranger DX series.

The Sandvik Ranger DX series is a hydraulic, self-propelled, self-contained and crawler-based surface rig with an ergonomic, high-visibility cabin and a rod handling system.

💥Go Drill and Blast!💥