Not at head office The rain is worse for us than snow, once the roads freeze the trucks can move faster, but the shovels dig slower. Bit of a give and take, but rain make a the haul roads a slippery mess and slow everything down. Heavy snow will kill visibility, but a grader pass after and some crush has everything back to speed. Oil sands are a bit of a different beast for weather impact over hard rock mines.
If you've never seen a fully loaded 400t truck coasting around like a hockey puck on wet clay, it's pretty impressive
No, they frown on video taping in the pit at all and I saw that in 2007 before I even had a smart phone...or YouTube was popular. I do have a video of a hauler backing over a suburban that I friend shot at an NWT diamond mine. For demonstration purposes after the Chevs engine died.