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APGO Annual General Meeting
APGO
June 11, 2015
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm followed by a reception
One King West, Toronto

APGO will hold its Annual General Meeting on June 11, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at One King West (corner of King Street and Yonge Street), Toronto. APGO members are invited to attend. Our guest speaker will be Amy Pressman from Davis LLP, who will speak to the Changes in Expert Evidence in Ontario. A reception will follow from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Attendance at the AGM is free of cost. Registration details will follow.
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Final reminder! Join us at APGO's Regional Networking Event in Ottawa on April 28, 2015
APGO
This is a great opportunity to network with professional geoscientists in the region. The event will also feature Dr. Richard Jackson of Geofirma Engineering, who will present an interesting talk on public concern about hydraulic fracture stimulation of tight gas-rich formations, particularly shales, that has been surrounded with controversy about groundwater contamination. The technical nature of the problem will be discussed and what is known about groundwater contamination will be presented. The issue of baseline groundwater quality sampling will also be addressed.

Don’t miss this event. Register online!

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2015 Canadian Groundwater Conference — October 27-30, 2015, in Waterloo
Canadian National Chapter of International Association of Hydrogeologists
Hosted by the Canadian National Chapter of International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)

The scientific topics span the range of current hydrogeological issues in Canada — from the latest research, to advances in professional practice. Hydrogeology is a maturing science in Canada, and the organizers want to provide a great opportunity to learn from each other and connect Canadian hydrogeologists to each other and to the wider IAH community.

For more information, please click on this link.

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Mining and the Environment International Conference — June 21-26, 2015
Laurentian University's School of the Environment and Goodman School of Mines
Hosted by Laurentian University's School of the Environment and Goodman School of Mines

The first Mining & Environment International Conference, Sudbury '95, was 20 years ago, with over 2000 professionals having now attended the five conferences in the series. The Sudbury 2015 Organizing Committee invite you to join us in Sudbury between June 21st and 26th to celebrate the 20th anniversary year of the inaugural event.

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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 government funds graphite research for Zenyatta
Northern Miner
The Ontario government is spending $500,000 to help Thunder Bay-based graphite explorer Zenyatta Ventures test samples from its Albany project near the town of Hearst. Zenyatta will use the grant for laboratory work to see if there is enough high-purity graphite at Albany to support large-scale mining. SGS is doing the testing. The money comes from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, a crown corporation that has invested almost $1 billion into projects in northern Ontario since 2003.
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Editorial: Expo keeps mining spotlight on Timmins
Timmins Press
When resource industries are your bread and butter, it's never a bad thing to have the name of your city on the tips of everyone's tongue, especially among those who invest in exploration and the start-up of mining operations. Soon, the spotlight will be shining on Timmins, thanks to the Big Event Canadian Mining Expo being held at the McIntyre Community Centre. Mining companies and suppliers from across the planet will be here.
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Sudbury council digs deep to support mining innovation
Northern Ontario Business
The City of Greater Sudbury Council and the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation approved $1 million in funding for the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation Commercialization Attainment Program. The program will receive $200,000 a year until 2019. "Council's decision to support the Commercialization Attainment Program underscores the vital role our mining and mining supply and services sector plays in our economic prosperity," said Mayor Brian Bigger.
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Eastern Soil Investigation Limited

Our service, quality and knowledge has made us a leader in the industry. We pride ourselves on our abilities to both complete all jobs and communicate professionally with all clients and their representatives.

 


Phoenix mine on target for production mid-year
Mining.com
Rubicon Minerals advanced 4.5 per cent recently after the company released an update on its Phoenix Gold Project in Red Lake, ON. According to Rubicon, construction of the mine is on track to begin production in mid-2015, with mill commissioning starting ahead of schedule. "I am pleased to announce that the Phoenix Gold Project is now on the home-stretch to projected initial production," Rubicon president and CEO Michael Lalonde said in a press release.
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Design for wastewater treatment plant upgrade on schedule
Inside Belleville
The engineering design for the Trenton Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase 1B upgrade is 70 per cent complete. "The project is on schedule for tender in (summer) 2015," reported Matt Tracey, manager of Water and Wastewater Services, at the Public Works committee. "How much is the project worth?" asked Mayor Jim Harrison. Tracey said it is a $23 million project.
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Sudbury company turning tailings into cash
Northern Life
To the untrained eye, a visit to Kovit Engineering's lab in Sudbury looks like a number of adults playing with combinations of sand, silt and water. On the surface, the lab might have a lot in common with a child's playground, and the wide-eyed experimentation that comes with getting one's hands dirty. But to Frank Palkovits, one of Kovit Engineering's four co-owners, what goes on in the 3,500-square-foot laboratory is serious business.
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Noront Resources COO Paul Semple passes away
Net Newsledger
It is with great sadness that Noront Resources announces the sudden passing of Chief Operating Officer, Paul Semple, a well-known and respected leader in the mining industry. Paul joined Noront in 2009, and for many people he was the face and voice of Noront. He was known and respected in the towns of Northern Ontario, First Nation communities and in the halls of government. Paul helped to shape the culture and philosophy of our company and his guidance and leadership will be sorely missed.

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Province to renew mineral development strategy
Northern Ontario Business
The province's decision to renew its mineral development strategy — first established in 2006 — comes at a time when the sector is in a downturn, says the executive director of the Ontario Prospectors Association. When the strategy was developed nine years ago, Ontario's mining sector was on an upturn, but the timing for the renewed strategy will give the province a very different picture, said Garry Clark.

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Canadian Securities Regulators' review finds room for improvement in mining issuers' investor presentations
Canadian Securities Administrators
Members of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently released CSA Staff Notice 43-309 Review of Website Investor Presentations by Mining Issuers, which summarizes the findings of staff of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) (collectively, the Principal Mining Jurisdictions) and outlines the CSA's expectations for website disclosure by mining issuers.

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Northwest Trunk sewer's final construction set to start
MyKawartha.com
City of Kawartha Lakes officials say the final phase of the Northwest Trunk sanitary project is scheduled to begin shortly. The $850,000 project includes the decommissioning of the Uniroyal pumping station and diversion of sanitary flow to the Jennings Creek pump station. "This is the final component of bringing much-needed services to the northwest area of Lindsay," said Manager of Engineering, Juan Rojas. "This project will provide sanitary servicing and residential and commercial development potential to the area."
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Beyond the lithium ion — a significant step toward a better performing battery
Phys.org
The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion-based battery. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt.
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How your phone could save you from an impending earthquake
National Geographic
The epicenter of a major earthquake is someplace you really don't want to be. Not only does the shaking tend to be most violent there, but there's also no time to look for shelter. Even a few seconds of warning can make the difference between life and death. And now, scientists say, there's an app for that. Writing in the journal Science Advances, Sarah Minson of the U.S. Geological Survey and California Institute of Technology and several colleagues claim that plain old smartphones can detect quakes, pinpoint their location, and calculate when the shaking will arrive.
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