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'Nobody was happy': Alberta coal town Grande Cache struggles with mine closure

"But even if that happens, in order to compete internationally, the mine will need to use more automation, which is a growing trend in the coal industry. It means more use of self-driving vehicles, autonomous crushers and automated monitoring systems. According to the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development this would replace 40 to 80 per cent of coal miners."

October 20, 2017