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In Memoriam — Ed Rodrigues
APGO
With great sadness, we announce that Dr. Edmund (Ed) Rodrigues passed away on June 17, 2015. Ed had an extraordinary career that encompassed so much and he will be sorely missed by family, friends and co-workers. Ed joined AECOM (legacy URS Canada Inc.) in January 2012 as a senior environmental consultant. For seven years prior to joining AECOM, Ed was with Canadian-based engineering and environmental consulting firm Golder Associates Ltd . Before that, Ed enjoyed a successful career spanning over 25 years in policy development, site assessment and environmental approvals with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
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Province approves Ring of Fire miner's EA work plan
Northern Ontario Business
Ontario Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray has approved the amendments to the terms of reference for Noront's proposed Eagle's Nest nickel and copper mine in the Far North Ring of Fire. It's the first step in the company's environmental assessment process with much work to be done before a final decision on the project is made.
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Mining engineering MOU signed between Lakehead and Queen's Universities
Net Newsledger
Opportunities in the field of mining engineering have taken a step forward for students at Lakehead University and Queen's University with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the institutions. Dr. David Barnett, Lakehead's Dean of Engineering, and Dr. Kimberly Woodhouse, Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's University, signed an MOU at Lakehead University's Thunder Bay campus proclaiming a commitment by the two universities to work together on expanding opportunities for students studying in the field of mining engineering.
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Protecting aquatic habitat critical on York Region sewer project
Daily Commercial News
When a sewer project takes construction crews alongside sensitive waterways, environmental monitoring is critical. For Groundwater Environmental Management Services, fulfilling contract requirements on the Regional Municipality of York's Queensville-Holland Landing-Sharon sanitary and water servicing project has involved everything from maintaining the habitat of the endangered redside dace to rescuing distressed snapping turtles displaced by a flood.
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Lakehead researcher examining economic potential of Marathon minerals
Wawa News
Lakehead University researchers are receiving more than $2.6 million to examine the economic potential of minerals in Marathon, green technologies for wastewater treatment, and other potential breakthroughs. This research is being funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Dr. Aicheng Chen, Canada Research Chair in Materials and Environmental Chemistry, is receiving the seventh largest Discovery Grant in Canada — $535,000 over five years.
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A visit to the world's largest operating salt mine
Inside Belleville
My wife and I recently spent a couple of days in the picturesque town of Goderich, which is located in western Ontario, north of Grand Bend and south of Kincardine on the shore of Lake Huron. We were drawn to this destination by its having the world's largest operating salt mine. We soon found that it was, indeed, quite a sight to simply view the humungous surface storage silos and the blue elevator shafts that decorate much of Goderich's harbour area.
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Scientists determine what causes glacial earthquakes
Sci-News
A group of geoscientists led by Dr. Tavi Murray of Swansea University, U.K., has shown that during the glacier edge breaking process, known as calving, the glacier moves rapidly backward and downward, causing the so-called "glacial earthquakes" which until now have been poorly understood.
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Studies re-examine how major copper deposits form
Earth Magazine
Every year, the world consumes about 20 million tons of copper, primarily for construction materials like electrical wiring and water pipes. Most non-recycled supplies come from porphyry copper deposits, which form when hot, metal-bearing fluids percolate up through Earth's crust. But while geologists have long recognized — and exploited — PCDs, two new studies suggest they may need to rethink how these deposits form.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Noront Resources one step closer to nickel mine in Ring of Fire (CBC News)
Report: Mining sector faces labour shortage (Northern Life)
Earth's groundwater reserves likely far smaller than thought (Sci-News)
Rubicon drills high grades north of Phoenix development (Canadian Mining Journal)
Canadian mining industry feeling the sting from China's steel surplus (The Globe and Mail)
$500,000 to advance women in mining (Daily Commercial News)

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