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Final reminder to all APGO members in the Northwest Region
You can still register for the APGO Regional Meeting Event in Thunder Bay. Don't miss out on this opportunity to network with your peers and other community stakeholders in the region. Click on this link to register online or see the event program.

As well, APGO will have a booth at the 2014 Northwestern Ontario Mines & Minerals Symposium that will take place on April 8-9. Renée Coulcher, Deputy Registrar will be representing the APGO at the event.
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2014 Northeastern Ontario Mines & Minerals Symposium
The Porcupine Prospectors & Developers Association (PPDA) will be hosting the 2014 Northeastern Ontario Mines & Minerals Symposium in Timmins on April 15-16, 2014. APGO, represented by Renée Coulcher, Deputy Registrar, will be participating as one of the exhibitors at the event. Please make sure to drop by our booth. For more information, please click here.
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APGO Southeast Regional Networking Event in Ottawa
Registration is ongoing for APGO's Southeast Regional Networking event that will take place at Carleton University in Ottawa on April 29, 2014. Space is limited. Please register early. For detailed information and online registration, please click here.
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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.

Ontario, First Nations reach Ring of Fire agreement
Toronto Star
The Ontario government has reached a negotiation framework agreement with Matawa First Nations on how to develop the world-class Ring of Fire mineral belt in Northern Ontario. The deal, signed recently by all nine chiefs of the affected Matawa-member First Nations groups in the metals-rich area, is a first step in a "historic" community-based negotiation process that began last July, said Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle in a release.
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Mining review goes public
The Sudbury Star
Large trade unions and big mining companies are expected to prepare extensive submissions for the province's Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review. But it is individuals whom the Ministry of Labour is looking to hear from, their stories and suggestions about how to make mining safer and healthier, when it holds three upcoming public consultation sessions in Sudbury.
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Gold miner starts underground drill program
Northern Ontario Business
Toronto-based Kerr Mines has started a 6,000-metre drill program on its McGarry Deposit at Larder Lake in northeastern Ontario. Cabo Drilling has been hired to carry out the advanced underground exploration program on the gold deposit, consisting of drilling and test mining. The program will be using the 2,250-foot level of the McGarry Mine as a drill program to test exploration targets at depth, including former gold showings in the Armistice Mill zone, south of the mine.
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Gold bugs invade Northern Ontario
Canadian Mining Journal
It's already bug season in Northern Ontario — gold bug season, that is. The numbers of junior exploration companies eager to drill the region are almost as many as there will be black flies when the weather warms up. Well... maybe not quite as many, but the winter drilling programs are promising for some.
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Northern Gold moving on bulk sample
Northern News
Northern Gold Mining is moving toward taking a bulk sample from its Garrcon deposit located on the company's 100 percent owned Garrison Gold Property. The company is in the process of getting the permits required for the bulk sample and getting its closure plan approved. To this end, Northern Mining has completed a geotechnical assessment of the Garrcon Bulk sample project.
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Preventive measures at forefront of OGS safety plan
Northern Ontario Business
Last summer, a lake water crew with the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) was being transported by helicopter to a research spot when one of its blades clipped a tree-top, causing a wobble in the chopper's flight. After landing immediately, an inspection revealed a badly damaged blade and $80,000 damage, but the result could have been much worse, said Jack Parker, senior manager of the earth resources and geoscience mapping section of the OGS.
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California drought opens new opportunities for gold prospectors
The Prince George Citizen
There's gold in them dry hills! Or gold seekers anyway. And they see a historic opportunity in California's historic drought. Low water levels have led to a mini gold rush in the same Sierra Nevada foothills that drew legions of fortune seekers from around the world in the mid-1800s, as amateur prospectors dig for riverbed riches in spots that have been out of reach for decades.

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Study: Miners among most productive, happiest workers in the world
Miners across the globe are not only one of the most productive employees, but also rank among the happiest, reveals a study published recently. The cross-industry study, which analyzed responses from over 30,000 professionals, reveals significant differences between personal productivity levels depending on the country and industry sector.

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Mining symposium features geological rock star
Timmins Press
An upcoming mining symposium being held in Timmins will have a Canadian rock star in geology as a featured guest speaker Richard Levéillé, who has applied his geological skills literally out of this world, working as a planetary scientist with the Canadian Space Agency, will be at the Northeastern Ontario Mines and Minerals Symposium at the McIntyre Community Complex next month.

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Mine safety a family affair
Timmins Press
Stephane Whissel attributes his impressive mine safety record to his upbringing and lessons his father Maurice taught him. "It's something that comes with the culture I was raised," Whissel said, shortly before the Porcupine Northeastern Ontario Mine Safety Group's annual awards held at the Porcupine Dante Club recently.
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Osisko Mining drills 105 metres of gold at 1.41 g/t on Kirkland Lake project
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Osisko Mining, the miner that is searching for an alternative to the takeover bid launched by Goldcorp, said recently that it drilled high grade gold over long intervals on its Kirkland Lake project in Ontario. The drilling results were from Canadian Kirkland, a newly discovered zone of disseminated gold mineralization at the site, Osisko said.
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Sewage plant gets $2.08 million
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
South Bruce Peninsula Mayor John Close is ecstatic, after hearing word that the Federal government has approved $2.08 million dollars for the Wiarton Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade project. Bruce Grey Owen Sound Conservative MP Larry Miller says the money will flow through the Federal Government's Building Canada Fund.
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