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Stornoway suspends operations

Stornoway Diamond Corp (TSX: SWY) evacuated employees and suspended operations at its Renard diamond mine in Quebec yesterday due to an encroaching forest fire in the Otish mountains.

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Smoke looms over Renard as employees evacuated

"The safety and well-being of our people are our main priority," the company said on its Facebook page.

In a separate statement, Stornoway said the fire was 12.6km south of Renard yesterday morning, but within 0.1km of the mine's access road.

The fire covered an 18km by 6km area and was being fanned by northerly winds, the company said.

"While mine facilities are in no immediate danger, the location of the fire means...