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This Week's Showcase: New APGO Council Members Appointed
APGO
APGO wishes to announce the recent appointments made by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Hon. David Onley to APGO's Governing Council:

John Gartner, P.Geo. and Brad Leonard, P.Geo. were selected by the Lieutenant Governor to represent the interests of member P.Geo.'s in Ontario on APGO's Council.

Rustam Juma was selected to represent the citizens of Ontario on Council.

Also joining APGO's Council is Dr. Bob Linnen, P.Geo. who represents the Council of Chairs of Canadian Earth Science Departments.

APGO welcomes its new Council members and looks forward to their contribution to the Association.
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It's awards time for Ontario Prospectors
Northern Ontario Business
The Ontario Prospectors Association recognized the best in its industry during its annual exploration and geoscience symposium in Sudbury last month. The exploration team of Probe Mines, a Toronto-based junior miner, were nominated for the discovery of the Borden gold project near Chapleau. The company has released a mineral resource of more than four million ounces of gold.
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High school program dispels mining myths
Northern Life
Most people have a skewed idea of what the mining industry involves, but one goal of the Specialist High Skills Major in mining is to dispel those myths, said Leo Leclair, the Rainbow District School Board's lead for the program. "It's technology now," Leclair said about the current reality. "It's not pick and shovel, it's not dark and dirty." Three Rainbow District high schools offer the Specialist High Skills Major program for mining.
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Fuel tanks could put Elmira groundwater cleanup at risk
Waterloo Region Record
As a decades-long cleanup of Elmira's polluted groundwater continues, environmental groups say underground fuel tanks proposed for a new gas station would pose an unnecessary risk to nearby wells. Hassan Morshedi, who owns a hand car-wash business, wants to expand the site to include a convenience store, automatic car wash and a gas station with underground storage tanks. Currently, the Township of Woolwich prohibits underground tanks in the area.
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Wabun shares formula for mining participation, wealth
Wataway News
People in First Nations around Timmins are happier, healthier and wealthier because of recent agreements with mining companies, says the head of Wabun Tribal Council. Wabun is a council of six First Nations, all within about 200 kilometres of Timmins: Beaverhouse, Brunswick House, Chapleau Ojibwe, Flying Post, Matechewan, and Mattagami. Collectively, these First Nations have signed three impact and benefit agreements with mining companies in the past six years.
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Detour Gold shares fall as output drops
The Globe and Mail
Shares of Detour Gold were pummeled two days in a row recently, after the Canadian miner warned that it would not produce as much gold as previously forecast from its only mine in northern Ontario. Detour Gold stock fell seven per cent to close at $5.90 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, adding to the 18 per cent loss it incurred on the previous trading day.
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Brock University study finds oil drilling wastes leaking into northern lakes
570 News
A recently published study suggests melting permafrost could be allowing oil drilling wastes from buried pits to leak into northern lakes. "It's just another impact, one of the continually growing cumulative impacts, to these fairly sensitive freshwater ecosystems we have," co-author Joshua Thienpont of Brock University said recently. Thienpont and his colleagues wanted to test the ongoing effectiveness of sumps still being used in the Northwest Territories to dispose of oil drilling wastes.
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Improving earthquake early warning systems for California and Taiwan
Phys.org
Earthquake early warning systems may provide the public with crucial seconds to prepare for severe shaking. For California, a new study suggests upgrading current technology and relocating some seismic stations would improve the warning time, particularly in areas poorly served by the existing network — south of San Francisco Bay Area to north Los Angeles and north of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Building strong connections through regional networking events across Ontario
APGO
APGO is very pleased to announce that we are enhancing regional networking opportunities for our members and students. Through the leadership of our Council members, APGO is leveraging the connections it has fostered with universities across the province to create forums where professionals and students can get together to network and learn from each other.

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CEO: Integrated approach required for modern mining
Northern Life
"At the end of the day, it's about the rocks." It's simple advice delivered by TMAC Resources CEO Catharine Farrow, but insight that's carrying the company forward in its quest to become the next major gold mining camp in Canada. As the second in a succession of visiting lecturers to the Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University, Farrow spoke about how miners have to understand data gleaned from the rocks before they can be mined effectively, Farrow said.

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Nation-wide seismic-monitor array nears completion
Scientific American
On Maine's rugged coast, just north of the tourist town of Boothbay, an underground seismometer is listening for earthquakes. Engineers activated it a few months ago, completing the $90 million Transportable Array, an ambitious effort to blanket the contiguous United States with a moveable grid of seismic monitors. Now, the Transportable Array’s operators are looking to the far north, in what may be its toughest challenge yet.
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Massive coal mine leak damaged fisheries, habitat
Edmonton Journal
Likely the largest spill of its kind in Canadian history, the massive leak of coal slurry into the Athabasca River near Hinton, AB has caused damage to habitat and poses a risk to certain fish species. Alberta Environment recently acknowledged the one-billion-litre spill has affected fish habitat. Meanwhile, Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologists and conservation staff are inspecting a 25-kilometre stretch from the point of the release into Apetowun Creek to the Athabasca River, a breeding area for Alberta's only strain of native rainbow trout.
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New School of Mines to take a broad approach
Northern Life
Laurentian University's new Goodman School of Mines has taken a multi-disciplinary approach to teach every aspect of the mining cycle. Nicole Tardif, the Goodman School of Mines' program co-ordinator, said staff have worked to offer students a wide variety of programs ranging from geology, to engineering and workplace safety. Tardif addressed a crowd of mining professionals recently with updates on the school's progress since it was founded in 2012.
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