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June 8, 2017 is fast approaching. We encourage members to come to this free event. This is the time of the year when APGO presents to its members the Association's report that highlights performance and next steps. Members will also have opportunities to ask questions on the floor.
This year's guest speaker is Don Johnston, Partner of Aird & Berlis LLP who will give an interesting talk on how Bre-X played a role in the creation of APGO.
All attendees are invited to join APGO Council members, staff, Past Presidents and guests at the reception immediately following the AGM, sponsored by TD Insurance. Register online
June 5, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Oliver Warr
PRESENTATION: Using geochemical footprints to explore the ancient hydrosphere of the crystalline basement
Disclaimer: The events and media articles featured in Field Notes do not express or reflect the opinions of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, or any employee thereof.
APGO Education Foundation
The APGO Education Foundation is pleased to announce that GeoscienceInfo.com, a new, exciting, interactive source of geoscience information to promote a greater public understanding of geoscience, will be launched on June 8th, 2017 at the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario annual general meeting.
Mining Industry Sector Council / Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
The Mineral Exploration Survey is a joint initiative of the Mining Industry Sector Council (MiHR) and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Geoscientists Canada is involved on behalf of the profession through participation in the project's Advisory Committee. You are encouraged to participate in a research survey that will capture your knowledge, experience and insight on Canada's exploration sector.
Below are direct links to the survey.
Decennial Mineral Exploration Conferences
Oct. 21-25, 2017 in Toronto
The Exploration 17 integrated geological, geophysical and geochemical forum is the sixth of a series of decennial exploration conferences sponsored under the auspices of the DMEC group.
Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association
Hosted by Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Marina Park, Thunder Bay
The Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association (NWOPA), in conjunction with the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), is hosting this high energy event, which will include a wide variety of exciting presentations, interactive activities and mining/exploration exhibits. It is always well-attended by the general public, including children of all ages. Industry, government and academia are also strong supporters of this public education event.
July 13, 2017 in Mississauga
Every person has at one time or another been faced with the job of planning and executing some sort of project. It might have been something quite complex like developing a software application or less complex, like organizing an offsite team-building event for the managers in your organization. Even though these two projects seem worlds apart in importance, objectives, and resource requirements, they have a great deal in common in terms of the planning and overseeing that will make them successes.
Disclaimer: The media articles featured in Field Notes do not express or reflect the opinions of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, or any employee thereof.
"Very soon." That's the best answer Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne gave while commenting on when Ontario might see some progress on the Ring of Fire mining development, located in the James Bay Lowlands.
Wynne made the comment in Timmins recently, where she was speaking at the Timmins Family YMCA and meeting with community leaders.
While the premier was promoting her government's Children and Youth Pharmacare Program, she also met with reporters to talk about her tour across Northern Ontario.
The Sudbury Star
Laurentian University researcher Nadia Mykytczuk's recent Early Researcher Award served as affirmation of the value of her work, as well as assurance that work will continue uninterrupted.
Mykytczuk, who works out of the Vale Living With Lakes Centre as Laurentian's NOHFC Industrial Research Chair, received $140,000 from the provincial government to fund her project aimed at developing cost-effective, energy-efficient ways to recover metals and reduce environmental impacts from mine wastes using microbes.
Daily Commercial News
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing in local water infrastructure in communities across country to ensure Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services. Eighteen new projects in Ottawa have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects — $30.2 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects — $15.1 million, and the recipient will provide the balance of funding.
Canadian Mining Journal
Ontario recently passed the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act. The passage of the Act marks a further step in Ontario's ongoing overhaul of the rules surrounding resource extraction in the province, which began in 2009. The Act makes a host of changes to the Mining Act and the Aggregate Resources Act. With respect to the Mining Act, the main change is the introduction of a new electronic mining lands administration system. This system will include electronic claims staking, which will replace the current system of ground and paper staking.
Mercury contamination has had a profound impact on the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations. Ontario is completely committed to working together with First Nations communities and partners to identify all potentially contaminated sites, and create and implement a comprehensive remediation action plan for the English Wabigoon River. As a next step, a Director's Order under the Environmental Protection Act is being proposed to require Domtar to prepare and implement a detailed assessment to determine if the mill site is an ongoing source of mercury to the Wabigoon River.
Northern Ontario Business
A mine seems like an unusual setting for a children's book, but Theresa Nyabeze thinks it is the perfect place to teach lessons about diversity in workplaces.
Nyabeze, a front-line supervisor at Vale was at Dynamic Earth in Sudbury recently to launch her book Underground! My Mining Adventure, reading to a group of Grade 2 and 3 students and talk about how the book is a tool to open up the mining industry to women and girls.
An international team of researchers led by geoscientists with the Virginia Tech College of Science recently discovered that deep portions of Earth's mantle might be as hot as it was more than 2.5 billion years ago.
The study, led by Esteban Gazel, an assistant professor with Virginia Tech's Department of Geosciences, and his doctoral student Jarek Trela of Deer Park, IL, is published in the latest issue of Nature Geoscience. The study brings new, unprecedented evidence on the thermal evolution of the deep Earth during the past 2.5 billion years, Gazel said.
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