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Speaker: Rosemary Ash, P.Geo., Financial Assurance and Brownfields Services at Environmental Approvals and Service Integration Branch, MOECC
Sept. 22, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Twenty Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto
Oct. 11 & 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Speakers: Bill Leedham P. Geo., CESA, QPESA and David Wade, P. Geo., CRM, FRM, QPRA
Spaces are filling up! Register no later than Sept. 15, 2017 to get the early bird rate.
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Geoscientists Canada/Géoscientifiques Canada, a national federation of provincial and territorial geoscience regulators representing the common interests of Canada's 14,000 professional geoscientists, is recruiting for the position of Chief Executive Officer.
We are seeking a superior candidate, will offer competitive compensation and are flexible on job location.
Mineral Exploration Research Centre
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Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC)
Dec. 6-15, 2017
This 10-day intensive course in geophysical methods as they are applied to mineral exploration is being offered by the Harquail School of Earth Sciences (HES) and the Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) at Laurentian University. The course will be classroom-based with lectures in the morning and early afternoon and laboratory exercises in the late afternoon. Topics to be covered include the physical properties of rocks and how these can be inferred from geophysical data.
Hosted by PEO Peterborough Chapter
Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Peterborough Water Treatment Plant, 1230 Water Street North, Peterborough
Metal Earth / Mineral Exploration Research Centre
Sept. 13 & 14, 2017
Four trips to highlight Metal Earth's 2017 fieldwork.
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Thank you Dennis Waddington, P.Geo. for submitting this article. Lying beneath the tranquil settings of Yellowstone National Park lies an enormous magma chamber. It's responsible for the geysers and hot springs that define the area, but for scientists at Nasa, it's also one of the greatest natural threats to human civilization as we know it: A potential supervolcano.
Following an article we published about supervolcanoes last month, a group of NASA researchers got in touch to share a report previously unseen outside the space agency about the threat — and what could be done about it.
Globe and Mail
Development of the chromite-rich Ring of Fire region in northern Ontario is one step closer after the premier announced that agreements with First Nations are in place to start road construction in the area.
The provincial government has been talking with the chiefs of the Matawa First Nations for years, since it pledged $1 billion in 2014 to fund infrastructure into the area about 500 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, ON.
There's a new hub for workplace health and safety in Sudbury, ON.
Workplace Safety North (WSN) has opened a new training centre at 235 Cedar Street in the downtown. The building is also home to the headquarters for Ontario Mine Rescue.
WSN provides health and safety training, with a focus on mining and forestry. It's the only provincial health and safety association based in northern Ontario.
The organization plans to support underserviced areas across the north says director of mining, Mike Parent.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is investigating Picton Terminals for noncompliance with a Provincial Officer's Order to cover salt piles at the quarry.
On Nov. 1, the MOECC issued an order that included 13 items pertaining to the covering of storage piles of salt and its stormwater runoff; dust and spills from petroleum coke; plans and measures to prevent discharge and removal of contaminants and drainage. As part of the order, Picton Terminals is required to cover them within 15 working days of shipment receipt. The company is also required to conduct quarterly samplings for two years of the groundwater and surface water, which includes Picton Bay.
Northern Ontario Business
Gowest Gold is making progress toward taking a 30,000-tonne bulk sample at its Bradshaw Mine in the Timmins gold camp by this year's third quarter.
Crews are working around the clock as more than 350 metres of ramp development has been completed as they "close in on the first ore zone," said the company in a recent news release.
The Woodward Wastewater treatment plant brought together all levels of government recently to mark the beginning of major upgrades to the facility.
Construction is now underway on the raw sewage pumping station.
"Our wet well has a limited capacity," said Mayor Fred Eisenberger.
"We're going to almost double the capacity of the wet well and that certainly helps us retain all of the wastewater and make sure that we give it all proper full treatments before we discharge it into the water."
If you're at the Evergreen Brick Works Market in the Don Valley, walk north along some 200 yards of lovingly created wetland. When you've gone about 50 yards past that, you will be on a little rise. Look behind over your shoulder for a view of the downtown skyline.
Then keep on walking until you get to a little cul-de-sac and look at the cliff face that you have been staring ahead at for the last while. It is overgrown. The small plaque in front of you states that you are facing one of the oldest geological formations in the Toronto region and that it was first "discovered" (let's be more precise and call it "labelled") in the 1890s by geologist A.P. Coleman.
More than a billion years ago, a planet-changing volcanic eruption fossilized some of Earth's first organisms in lava flows stretching across North America's Arctic landmass.
Now, a team of scientists returning from a canoe trip down the Coppermine River have collected a trove of rock samples which they think might put Canada's North on the map for preserving the remains of some of Earth's earliest life.
"This is probably one of the biggest and one of the oldest [events] of its type," Geological Survey of Canada geologist, Robert Rainbird told Nunatsiaq News from his home in Wakefield, QC, a few days after returning from the western Arctic.
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