James “Jim” O’Rourke

Former Copper Mountain Mining Chairman James “Jim” O’Rourke died on October 17. O’Rourke retired from Copper Mountain in September 2019. He was a 2005 recipient of the Edgar A. Scholz Medal for Excellence in Mine Development in British Columbia and the Yukon and the 2010 recipient of the Mining Person of the Year award for British Columbia. In addition, he received the Order of British Columbia in 2011 and was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2013.