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At this year's PDAC Convention, the APGO enhanced its presence by going beyond the exhibitors' area in the South building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre by holding the first ever information-sharing event at the North Building. For many years, the APGO was an exhibitor at the PDAC Convention and was an active participant in the PDAC's Guided Student Tours.
There are two positions open for APGO Council for the 2018-2019 term.
Vice President — This is a progressive three-year term whereby the elected representative will serve as the VP for 2018-2019, President for 2019-2020, and Past-President for 2020-2021. Candidates must have at least one year of experience on Council.
Councillor at Large — Three-year term, 2018-2021. Candidates must reside in Ontario.
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April 2, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Karl Skogstad, Professor in the Department of Economics at Lakehead University
Presentation: A Digital Gold Rush: The Impact of Bitcoins and Blockchains on Ontario's Mining Sector
This event is free for APGO members. Register online
April 16, 2018 in Toronto
Assay Quality Control: Building on the Basics to Maximize Value
Presenter: Lynda Bloom, P.Geo.
|APGO thanks Dr. Eric Grunsky
APGO would like to express its thanks to Dr. Eric Grunsky, Ph.D., P.Geo. for being our guest speaker at our March 8 Networking Event in Waterloo. Dr. Grunsky presented on the use of geochemical survey data for predictive geologic mapping at regional and continental scales. APGO also thanks South West Councillor, David Leng, P.Geo. for taking the lead in organizing this event. We thank all our attendees — P.Geo.'s, GITs and students for taking the time out of their busy schedules to join us.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to nominate a Professional Geoscientist worthy to be recognized for their significant contribution to advance the geoscience profession. See more for details.
Disclaimer: The events and 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.
By Toronto Geological Discussion Group
We will hear from a range of industry participants who are using innovative technologies across the mineral exploration timeline, from reconnaissance to deposit modelling. Specific case studies will highlight technological advances that enable better data collection and deeper geological understanding.
Provided by the Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada Inc.
Phase One — May 2-4, 2018 (GTA)
Phase Two — May 15-17, 2018 (GTA)
See www.aesac.ca for more information
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.
Northern Ontario Business
Women in Mining Canada handed out its annual awards to some high achievers in their profession and a few up-and-comers in early March.
Geologist Patti Tirschmann, a familiar face in the Sudbury Basin, shared the Trailblazer Award with Heather Bruce-Veitch, director of communications and external relations of the Iron Ore Company of Canada. Tirschmann recently retired as the vice-president of exploration with North American Nickel.
The Bharti School of Engineering at Laurentian University in Sudbury has received a $2 million investment from IAMGOLD.
The funds will be used for a "collaboration space" for engineering students in the Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building. To honour the contribution, the space will be named the IAMGOLD Student Engineering Junction.
Bringing municipal water and sewer services to Puslinch Township will be a costly proposition, regardless of the option being considered.
A township review indicates potential costs for an independent water supply system has an estimated cost of $39.4 million, while sewage services could cost up to $73 million.
Puslinch councillors recently looked at two options, one of which involves purchasing water from the City of Guelph.
It was an iconic part of Greater Sudbury's mining history to some, and a decaying eyesore to others, but the former Copper Cliff iron ore recovery plant is finally coming down.
Starting in the mid-1950s, the facility was used to separate remaining traces of iron ore and sulphur from waste produced by nickel mining operations.
Vale spokesperson Angie Robson said there should be no trace of the facility by the end of 2018.
A nearly three-decade wait is over. Maybe.
A multi-million dollar plan first created in 1989 to decommission Mountview Waste-Water Treatment Plant in downtown Huntsville and shift its capacity entirely to Golden Pheasant Waste-Water Treatment Plant off Highway 60 would start, at least in part, in March or April.
"We can't implement all of it. We don't have the money to do all of it. But we're acting within the money we have," said Fred Jahn, commissioner of engineering and public works for the District of Muskoka.
With town council expected to decide soon on whether to support expansion of the Halton Crushed Stone gravel pit just south of Erin village, community members are renewing objections and proposing changes to the project.
A second public meeting was held recently, with James Parkin of MHBC Planning providing an update on behalf of HCS.
"There has been a good consultation process," said Parkin, noting that there are no outstanding objections from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Credit Valley Conservation or the consultants who have peer reviewed HCS studies of hydrogeology, noise, traffic and visual impact.
A retired geology professor who set out to find where the rock from Titanic headstones originated from says his pursuit led him all the way to the woods of southwestern New Brunswick.
Barrie Clarke says his journey started 20 years ago after a headstone was damaged by frost and needed to be replaced.
"A colleague brought a small piece of rock in to me and he said, 'Barrie, where do you think this came from?' I said, 'I have no idea, of course, but I'll have to look at it,'" says Clarke.
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