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Hosted By Doug Cater, P.Geo., APGO South West Regional Councillor
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
University of Waterloo (meeting room to be announced)
Guest Speakers: Jean M. Richardson, C.Chem and Bob Davie, P.Geo.
A Wildlife Photography Expedition to the Canadian High Arctic: A Geologist's Perspective
This is a presentation with a focus on geo-tourism from a geoscientist's perspective on geology, travel and the arctic.
Additional information and online registration will be available soon at https://www.apgo.net/apgo-events
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.
Goodman School of Mines
An interactive fireside chat moderated by Jonathan Goodman
Featured Guests: Catherine McLeod-Seltzer, Chairman, Bear Creek Mining Corporation and Eira Thomas, Founder and Director of Lucara Diamond Corp.
Jan. 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Fraser Auditorium, Laurentian University
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.
A Lakehead University professor is part of a research team that's received more than $2.7 million to study the origins of oxygen in Earth's environment, and the answer to that question may also lie here in northwestern Ontario.
According to a written release issued by the university recently, Philip Fralick, a professor with the school's department of geology and Stefan Lalonde of the European Institute for Marine Studies in France, will be studying rocks near Red Lake, ON, including limestone believed to be well over two billion years old.
A bypass straight into Lake Ontario, to avoid releasing treated sewage effluent into the Desjardins Canal and Cootes Paradise, might be explored for upcoming upgrades to the Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant — if other solutions can't be implemented.
Bert Posedowski of the City of Hamilton was the final presenter at an evening dedicated to the health of Cootes Paradise world biospher recently at Dundas Town Hall. After a large audience heard results of studies and experiments by the Royal Botanical Gardens, McMaster University and Environment Canada — he faced some questions about how upcoming work might help improve ongoing impacts from the treatment plant's effluent.
Canadian Mining Journal
There was a time a few decades ago when hard-rock miners could look forward to respiratory problems after years underground. They suffered silicosis from inhaling silica particles. Gold miners and uranium miners in particular were hard hit. Thanks to modern ventilation, this lung disease is pretty much a thing of the past.
Between 1943 and 1980 many mines in Canada, the United States, Western Australia, Mexico, and Africa required the inhalation of aluminum dust, known as McIntyre powder, before the start of every shift.
Northern Ontario Business
Marc Lauzier, the general manager of Porcupine Gold Mines and Goldcorp's operations in the Timmins gold camp, provided a vision for growth at two locations that could extend mining will into the 2030 and beyond.
Speaking at a Timmins Chamber of Commerce luncheon recently, Lauzier detailed the present and future gold mining projects like Probe Mine at Borden Lake, near Chapleau, and the potential for developing the Project Century open pit at site of the current Dome open pit and Dome underground mine, which would engulf an area almost four times the current operation in South Porcupine.
The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar.
The one-of-a-kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for more than 160 million years.
Examination of the specimen suggests the tail was chestnut brown on top and white on its underside.
The tail is described in the journal Current Biology.
University of Toronto Engineering News
Wastewater from a mine doesn't sound like a cozy habitat, but for untold numbers of microorganisms, it's home sweet home. A new research project led by Professor Lesley Warren (CivE) will examine how these microbes make their living by studying their genes — an insight that could help further reduce the environmental footprint of the mining industry. The $3.7 million endeavour is funded in part by Genome Canada through the Large Scale Applied Research Projects program.
Puslinch councillors believe bottled water companies should not be singled out when it comes to new proposed provincial regulations.
At the recent Puslinch council session, CAO/Clerk Karen Landry reported new information regarding previous requests of council asking for information from Stan Denhoed of Harden Environmental.
Earlier Landry sought clarification from council with respect to additional information sought on the Ontario action to take water.
Landry said after speaking with councillor Matt Bulmer, this appears to be a request for technical information regarding Ontario's recent moratorium on new permits to take water.
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