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Hosted by Doug Cater, P.Geo., APGO South West Councillor
Nov. 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Gail Atkinson, Ph.D.
Topic: Impact of Induced Seismicity from Oil and Gas Activity on Earthquake Hazards
Networking at Western University's The Grad Club at 7:30 p.m.
Technical Disclosure Best Practices and Useful Tips for Mining Professionals and Executives
By Paul Ténière. M.Sc., P.Geo., Toronto Stock Exchange
and National Instrument 43-101 Common Pitfalls from a User's Perspective: A Practical Approach to Technical Report Analysis
By Steve King, P.Geo., Independent Mining Consultant, Due Diligence and Advisory Services
Oct. 25, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
This free two-part webinar presentation complements the presentations by OSC's Craig Waldie, P.Geo. and James Whyte, P.Geo. The first part focuses on technical news release best practices and provides useful tips to avoid any issues with the Exchanges, IIROC, and the securities commissions. The second part focuses on technical report analysis from a user's perspective. Click here to read more and register.
CIM Toronto Branch
Mining Project Development: What Needs to Change
Rocks and Stocks Professional Development
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 — 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ernst & Young LLP, 222 Bay Street, 30th Floor, Toronto
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.
Latornell Conservation Symposium
Nov. 15-17, 2016
Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre in Alliston, ON
The Latornell Conservation Symposium will showcase green infrastructure, and identify how it is supported, protected, and enhanced in our watersheds.
Phase One ESA Training Course
Nov. 17th-19th, 2016 — Toronto
Phase Two ESA Training Course
Dec. 1st-3rd, 2016 — Toronto
The Chronicle Journal
Changes to provincial regulations affecting mining and quarry operations are expected to benefit proponents, while making it easier for the public and environmental groups to review proposed projects.
The changes, which have yet to be passed, would be included under the proposed Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, the province announced. They are based in part on public consultation sessions that took place in 2014.
Northern Ontario Business
There was a retrospective, but celebratory, tone at the recent Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) annual general meeting.
The Sudbury-based mining industry research initiative marked the completion of two major projects in the last year: The Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction (RTC-UMC) and the six-year Smart Underground Monitoring and Integrated Technologies for deep mines (SUMIT) program which wrapped up in June.
CEMI summarized the year's progress on several fronts, and the two projects were among many to highlight their focus on deep mining, and making mines safer and more productive.
The Sudbury Star
Goldcorp's next Northern Ontario mine is on track to managing environmental impacts to an entirely new level.
The Borden Gold Project, which is set to begin construction next year near Chapleau, may be the world's first-ever diesel-free hard rock mine. They are accomplishing this by utilizing the latest in battery-powered mining equipment.
Marc Lauzier, the manager of Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines, said the move toward what he characterizes as a "green mine" has been in the works for many years, and is likely the way of the future for the industry.
Half a century of the planet's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes have been visualized in an animated app.
It was created by the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program, with additional data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The centrepiece is an a click-and-play animation showing every eruption and earthquake for the last 50 years.
It is part of a project to create a record of every volcanic eruption on Earth for the last 10,000 years.
A consultant has been hired, a work plan is almost in place, but still another step has to be taken before the work plan to clean up the coal tar contamination in Belleville's harbour area can begin.
The Environmental Review Tribunal recently met with all parties involved.
The Ministry of Environment order calls for clean-up to be done in four different areas of Foster Ward.
The city of Belleville and other parties involved in the clean-up have been in mediation for months.
They have now hired consultants Golder and Associates to come up with a work plan and the completion date to be within two years of the original order.
Northern Ontario Business
Safety is no game, but a new PlayStation-like system developed in Sudbury might actually improve safety in mines.
The Ontario Mine Rescue experience launched this summer is Dynamic Earth's newest exhibit. The exhibit centres on virtual training in the world's first ever interactive and digitally simulated mine, FERDENO.
A human-controlled avatar named Kyle explained the exhibit to a keen crowd of summer camp attendees, industry and economic development professionals.
In the interactive exhibit, visitors use consoles and HD graphic monitors with surround sound to immerse themselves in the virtual mine.
The first noticeable problem was the smell. A small busload of District of Muskoka staff and councillors pulled into the parking area of the Mountview Waste-Water Treatment Plant, as part of a municipal sewage facilities tour in Huntsville recently.
"We wanted you to see this first hand, because you can't talk about a plant like this in a committee room," said Fred Jahn, district commissioner of engineering and public works. "It's a picture that says 1,000 words."
Scientists have obtained remarkable new insights into the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.
They have been examining rocks from the crater that the 15-kilometre-wide space object dug out of what is now the Gulf of Mexico some 66 million years ago.
The team says it can see evidence in these materials for how life returned to the scene soon after the calamity.
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