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Geoscientists Canada is pleased to announce
that Andrea Waldie, P.Geo., FGC, will take
over as Chief Executive Officer of Geoscientis
ts Canada on the retirement of the current
CEO, Oliver Bonham, P.Geo, FGC, on March 1,
2018. With effect from Feb. 1, Ms.
Waldie is serving as incoming CEO as
part of the leadership transition.
This scholarship award was established in honour of Joseph Michael Housam, an APGO GIT member, who passed away in June of 2017. The award will be presented to a student that demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities. To those who wish to contribute to this scholarship fund, please go here.
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.
Toronto Geological Discussion Group
Speaker: Craig MacDougall, IAMGOLD
Hosted by Toronto Geological Discussion Group
Feb. 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
The Saramacca gold deposit is located in the Republic of Suriname, South America, 100 kilometres southwest of the capital city of Paramaribo and 25 kilometres southwest of IAMGOLD's Rosebel Gold Mine.
March 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Laurentian University, Mineral Exploration Research Centre
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.
Northern Ontario Business
Large natural resource projects, like the Ring of Fire, will be scrutinized under new environmental regulations.
Ottawa intends to overhaul its entire environmental assessment review process with one that is more publicly inclusive, cuts red tape, and makes faster decisions.
Federal environmental minister Catherine McKenna recently announced the new legislation, the Impact Assessment Act.
Elliot Lake Standard
A Laurentian University student and former Elliot Lake resident, Danielle Aubin, is beginning a study looking into the effects on miners who were exposed to McIntyre powder might have experienced.
In the 1940s, workers in some mines in Ontario and several other provinces, were forced to breathe in the very fine aluminum dust. Mine owners believed it would prevent the workers from developing silicosis, a lung disease.
Waterloo Region Record
People are encouraged to share their thoughts on the Waterloo moraine and the proposal to expand Ontario's greenbelt at a public forum being held in Kitchener this month.
Kevin Thomason, co-founder of the citizen advocacy group Smart Growth Waterloo Region, called the greenbelt proposal a "rare opportunity" to shape growth and protect valuable resources.
"Its impact should last generations. That's why it's important we get it right," Thomason said. "Get out now and speak up for the future you want to see."
A northern Ontario First Nation now waits for a court ruling over a contested mining exploration permit in its territory after hearings in Toronto wrapped up recently.
Lawyers representing Eabametoong First Nation were in Ontario divisional court on Feb. 7 and 8. The First Nation wants the panel of judges to overturn a permit issued in its territory by the province to Landore Resources Canada in 2016. Eabametoong has argued the province failed in its duty to consult.
Northern Ontario Business
What a difference a year makes.
Early last year, Noront Resources president-CEO Alan Coutts delivered a doom-and-gloom speech to a Sudbury crowd that cast doubt about whether the Toronto mine developer even saw a future in the Ring of Fire.
There was frustration over government inaction in planning an access road to reach the isolated James Bay mineral deposits, the glacial pace of dialogue with First Nation communities with the Regional Framework talks seemed to be going nowhere, and Coutts was dropping hints that the project could be shelved if the company's financial backers weren't seeing progress.
Georgian Downs has received approval to dump treated sewage into Innisfil's drainage system.
In a letter to the town, Georgian Downs facilities manager Peter Musgrove said the company needs a temporary solution for its failing sewage system.
There are already two sewage treatment plants and disposal system on site, the first built in October 2001 inside the race track.
The second was built in 2009 south of the former rail tracks.
Lab Manager Magazine
In the next 30 years, there is a one-in-three chance that the Hayward fault will rupture with a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake, according to the United States Geologic Survey (USGS). Such an earthquake will cause widespread damage to structures, transportation and utilities, as well as economic and social disruption in the East Bay.
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