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APGO's Upcoming Networking Events
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APGO is rolling out three networking events in Ontario this coming April 2015. Plan to come to one of these events.

Toronto: April 9, 2015 — Information coming soon!
Thunder Bay: April 13, 2015
Ottawa: April 28, 2015

Online registration is now available for the Ottawa and Thunder Bay events. Please click on this link for details
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Cliffs terminates Ring of Fire assessment process
Bay Today
The federal environmental assessment of Cliffs Natural Resources' chromite project in the Ring of Fire has been terminated. The Cleveland-based iron ore miner notified the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) last month that it wanted to halt the comprehensive study process that began in September 2011. The CEAA posted the notice of termination on its website. Cliffs is now looking to sell its chromite properties in the James Bay lowlands, including its flagship Black Thor deposit.
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Safety blitz targets water in underground mines
Canadian Occupational Safety
Ontario will target water accumulation and related hazards during a two-month enforcement blitz to protect workers in underground mines this winter. In February and March, mining inspectors and engineers will check for hazards that could cause water to build up and infiltrate ore passes and raises (verticle shafts), ore storage bins and other areas in underground mines across Ontario.
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Water protection plan builds on work Barrie already doing
Simcoe.com
Municipalities are being told they'll have to consider protecting groundwater as they go about serving residents and review planning applications. For Barrie, that could mean working with existing businesses in areas the newly approved South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Plan labels as critical to clean drinking water. The result of almost eight years of work that began after the Clean Water Act became law in 2006, the new plan will go into effect in July.
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Local history: Ontario's first gold mine near Madoc
Kingston Whig
Hiking through scraggly scrub brush, clambering up jagged, rocky hills, and across grassy fields in the mid-1860s, the prospectors scrutinized each area carefully for signs of a soft reddish-orange mineral. A copper mine would set a lot of people on the road to good fortune; in demand for coins, housewares, bathtubs, ship-building, the metal was indispensable in Canada.
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RT Minerals purchases Ballard Lake Gold property
Wawa News
RT Minerals (RTM) has settled the principal terms of a purchase and sale agreement with Lakeland Resources for RTM to acquire a 100 per cent interest in the Ballard Lake gold property, located approximately 50 kilometres northeast of Wawa, ON. In order to purchase 100 per cent of the property, RTM must complete a minimum financing of $200,000 and forthwith thereafter issue four million common shares of RTM to Lakeland.
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Kirkland Lake Gold raises $30 million
Northern News
Kirkland Lake Gold has increased its previously announced bought deal offering from $25 million to $30 million Canadian. A syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial and Macquarie Capital Markets has agreed to purchase on a bought deal basis 6.9 million common shares of Kirkland Lake gold for $4.35 per share, for gross proceeds of $30 million Canadian.
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Geoscience B.C. groundwater study to begin in spring
Alaska Highway News
Geoscience B.C. is planning the Peace Project to research groundwater in the Peace Region, the organization announced in its 2014 annual report. The project is "aimed at gaining a better understanding of regional aquifers in northeast B.C., especially where few water wells exist north of the Peace River," read the report.

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How climate change leads to volcanoes (really)
TIME
Give climate change credit for one thing: it's endlessly versatile. There was a time we called it global warming, which meant what it said: the globe would get warmer. It was only later that we appreciated that a planet running a fever is just like a person running a fever, which is to say it has a whole lot of other symptoms.

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APGO Diversity on Council — Message from Council President, Dave Hunt, P.Geo.
APGO
There's been a lot of discussion over the past few years about diversity, or the lack thereof, on the boards of directors of companies and other organizations. Many articles have been written examining why more women and minority groups are not on boards.

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Sewage sludge contains millions of dollars worth of gold, other metals
CBC News
Have you been adding Goldschlager liqueur to your hot chocolate again? People have been flushing millions of dollars worth of gold down the toilet, a new study suggests. Researchers at Arizona State University measured levels of metals in sewage sludge, also known as biosolids, collected across the United States using a mass spectrometer and an electron microscope. They found that amounts of the 13 most valuable elements, including silver, copper, gold and platinum, were worth about $280 per ton of sludge.
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Geologists: Inner core of Earth has its own inner core
Sci-News
An international team of geologists, headed by Prof Xiaodong Song from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Nanjing University in China, has found that the Earth's inner core has an inner core of its own, which has surprising properties that could reveal new information about our planet.
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