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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.
By Simon Gautrey, MSc, MBA, P.Geo.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has recently posted a draft guidance document on the EBR
site that tells companies what requirements they would be expected to meet if they want permission to take
water from aquifers for bottled water. Included in the document is a direction to Ministry staff to consider
comments from "any interested party" to reach a "fair and balanced decision"
when awarding a permit. The
guidance document does not, however, provide instructions to Ministry staff on how to evaluate public
comments. This oversight leaves the process open to interpretation, and invites political involvement in what
was formerly a scientific process.
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Applications for Summer 2017 field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey are now open. Deadline for submission of application is March 31, 2017.
Enhance your skills and prepare for your future by working as a summer field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey!
The GeoOttawa 2017 conference organizing committee calls for members of the Canadian and international geotechnical and hydrogeological communities to contribute recent research developments and advancements in their respective fields of interest and practice. The technical program of the conference will cover a wide range of topics, including special sessions that are of local, national and international relevance to the fields of geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology.
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.
Government of Ontario
Ontario is reminding employers in the province's mining industry that, as of Jan. 1, 2017, new requirements are in place to improve the health and safety of workers in mines. Investing in workplace health and safety for workers across Ontario is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
Pit & Quarry
Drones have augmented the abilities of professionals in various industries, but nowhere have those impacts been seen or felt like they have in mining.
Engineers and operators in this space are using drones in conjunction with existing techniques and tools to create more powerful workflows that have made these operations safer and more efficient, and those changes are apparent everywhere you look.
Northern Ontario Business
In 1991, Catherine McLeod-Seltzer and Eira Thomas embarked on journeys that would separately launch their careers in mine development and discovery.
In 2015, the women celebrated together as their company, Lucara Diamonds, unearthed a softball-sized diamond in Botswana.
The third largest diamond ever discovered signified the risky but rewarding nature of their industry.
While drought conditions are improving in the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority jurisdiction, a Level 1 advisory remains in place says after examination of the data, water technician Mike Smith said.
"(In) December, (we) saw slightly above normal precipitation (and) over the past three months we have received 72 per cent of the normal rainfall. According to provincial guidelines, however, watersheds are in a Level 1 condition when rainfall is below 80 per cent of normal or when streamflows are below 70 per cent of normal," he stated in an e-mail interview.
Canadian gold miners are expected to adopt even more alternative energy this year as the sector continues to focus on paring down costs to remain competitive in a volatile gold price environment, a new report suggests.
According to BMI Research, declining ore grades will drive Canadian gold miners costs higher, pushing companies to find fresh ways of improving competitiveness.
Tightening environmental regulations, such as the recently passed carbon tax at $10 a tonne — the country's first — will do nothing but accelerate this trend, the report says.
The cost of cleaning up the Hollinger Park following the discovery of heavy metal contaminants there last year is expected to cost the city a significant amount of money — perhaps as much as $350,000.
That was revealed recently as city council was in the process of reviewing various city budgets for day-to-day operations and also for capital spending.
Mark Jensen, the city's director of community and development services, advised council that a mitigation plan is in the works to replace the topsoil at Hollinger Park with new clean soil.
The rise of renewable power has created a need for energy storage that companies are fulfilling with underwater balloons, multi-tonne flywheels and decades-old designs.
"Where renewables go, storage will follow," said John Wright, project manager at Northland Power.
The need for energy storage comes from the temporary and sometimes unpredictable nature of renewable energy. The wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine.
The deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may not have found the plane but will reveal more about how land beneath the Indian Ocean formed over millions of years and where oil fields could lie.
National geoscience agency Geoscience Australia will soon release detailed sonar mapping of 120,000 square kilometres of seabed that was searched for the wreckage of the Boeing 777 that vanished with 239 passengers and crew on March 8, 2014.
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