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Sept. 24, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Speakers: Aziz Ahmed, P.Eng., MECP; Dennis Mutti, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., C3 Water Inc.; and Monica Emelko, Ph.D., University of Waterloo
After extensive stakeholder engagement and peer review, the update to the Ministry’s Groundwater Under the Direct Influence of Surface Water (GUDI) Terms of Reference (TOR) document is complete. Key aspects of the complete new, proposed terms of reference will be summarized and recent modifications will be highlighted. Don’t miss this free webinar event. Register online
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Windfall Lake Gold Deposit
Speaker: Alexandria Marcotte, P.Geo., Vice President Project Coordination, Osisko Mining
Sept. 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Geology of the Archean Côté Gold Au(-Cu) Intrusion-Related Deposit, Swayze Greenstone Belt, ON
Speaker: Dr. Laura Katz, P.Geo., Geologist, IAMGOLD Corp.
Oct. 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Mineral Exploration and Research Centre (MERC) Update
Speaker: Harold Gibson, MERC & Metal Earth Director, Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University
Oct. 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 11, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Hosted by Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
Learn the ins and outs of construction site turbidity monitoring during this webinar, which will detail new turbidity monitoring best practices and targets based on the forthcoming Erosion and Sediment Control Guide for Urban Construction.
Deadline for submission: Oct. 1, 2019
This convention is held once every 10 years. The 2020 event will be held in Calgary from May 11 to May 13. Call for sessions is now open.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Peterborough Section
Speaker: Peter Stumpf, P.Eng., PMP.
Tuesday Oct. 1st 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Clues from Canadian rocks formed billions of year ago reveal a previously unknown loss of life even greater than that of the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, when Earth lost nearly three-quarters of its plant and animal species. Rather than prowling animals, this die-off involved miniscule microorganisms that shaped the Earth’s atmosphere and ultimately paved the way for those larger animals to thrive.
North Bay Nugget
From mining to coffee, seven businesses in North Bay will receive more than $2.3 million in funding from the province through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.
Making the announcement at the headquarters of Drillco Mining on Brookes Street, Nipissing Progressive Conservative MPP and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fedeli says the selected “homegrown” businesses presented strong business plans that will help create 61 jobs.
A potentially toxic water-born algae has been detected in another lake in the Northwest.
According to the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, samples collected at the northwest side of Lower Shebandowan Lake last month showed the presence of blue-green algae.
The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks collected water samples recently and will be conducting a toxin analysis.
The scale of the tsunami hazard from volcanoes that collapse into the sea has been underestimated.
That's the conclusion of a new analysis of satellite pictures of Indonesia's Anak Krakatau showing the aftermath of its flank failure last December.
The study concludes that the volume of material that slipped into the water was actually relatively small.
And yet it generated destructive waves around the Sunda Strait as big as those expected from a much larger event.
Sarnia This Week
The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority has received a financial boost toward its flood and disaster prevention efforts, with the federal government announcing an $8 million investment to support several erosion-related projects along Lake Huron and the St. Clair River.
But the money, although welcomed, won’t be enough to compensate for the local cuts announced by the Ontario government on the province’s 36 conservation authorities, says the head of the Strathroy-based organization.
Ontario is ripping up an agreement with First Nations on building road access to the Ring of Fire region in favour of pursuing individual deals with the nine communities, saying the move will speed up development of the mining project.
Greg Rickford, the minister in charge of the file, recently announced that the new approach will mean the government can address specific community needs and opportunities with First Nation communities.
Researchers studying hydraulic fracturing have answered a longstanding question over how the practice can sometimes cause moderate earthquakes and may be able to use their model to forecast when quakes linked to fracking might occur.
The team of seismologists and geophysicists from Dalhousie University and the University of Calgary conducted a new study aimed at understanding the physical mechanisms of earthquakes “induced” by hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method to stimulate extraction of hydrocarbons from the ground.
Updates to the plan that protects the sources of municipal drinking water in the Grand River watershed were approved by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, and the Grand River Conservation Authority recently.
The updated Grand River Source Protection Plan was approved by Environment Minister Jeff Yurek and took effect recently. Source-water protection plans are local, science-based plans designed to protect the water quality of the lakes, rivers and the sources of underground water that supply municipal drinking water systems.
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