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It is with regret that I inform you that our CEO, Gord White, will be leaving APGO effective on or about Dec. 9, 2016. He is leaving to take a position leading another professional organization located in the Toronto area.
In his relatively short time with us, Gord has accomplished much and served our organization at a high level. In large part due to his efforts, we have a strong and effective staff at APGO who will ensure that operations continue without interruption while the Executive Committee works toward filling the vacancy.
Please join me in thanking Gord for all of his efforts on behalf of APGO and wishing him all the best in the next stage of his career.
APGO Council President
|Mark Your Calendar! APGO Networking Event in Waterloo
Jan. 25, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Details will be posted soon.
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.
Ultra Deep Mining Network
The Ultra Deep Mining Network (UDMN) held its second annual Symposium for its 76 network members from across Canada and announced the first of many UDMN commercial successes by one of its members, Maestro Mine Ventilation.
Toronto Geological Discussion Group
Hosted by the Toronto Geological Discussion Group
Dec. 13, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Twenty Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto
Speaker: Dr. Nicole Januszczak, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine is located on Kennady Lake, approximately 300 kilometres east-northeast of Yellowknife in the District of Mackenzie, NWT. The project was part of a larger group of claims staked by Mountain Province in 1992. Mountain Province successfully explored the claims, discovering the 5034 kimberlite in 1995.
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Closes on Jan. 1, 2017
Authors will receive abstract review decisions by Feb. 1, 2017
The technical committee of COM 2017, hosting Nickel-Cobalt and World Gold, is soliciting quality abstract submissions.
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.
Mining companies are digging into renewable energy as a way to reduce costs and offset the impact of volatile conventional fuel prices as the world shifts to a low-carbon economy.
Industry executives gathered last week at the Energy and Mines World Congress in Toronto focused on how innovation in energy — which can comprise as much as one-quarter of operating expenses in remote locations — can make mines more cost-effective and environmentally sustainable.
Canada's mineral industry is recognized globally for its innovation, environmental stewardship, Indigenous engagement and corporate social responsibility. Coupled with a stable and secure economy, this makes Canada one of the world's top destinations for exploration and mining. Mining in Canada is an essential economic driver and source of good middle-class jobs, including in remote and Indigenous communities.
The water in East York and downtown Toronto may have had a foul smell recently — but according to city water officials, the sulfurous and chlorine smell is completely harmless.
Sixty-five people called Toronto Water to complain about the smell and taste of the water. According to Toronto's Director of Water and Wastewater Lou Di Gironimo, the smell was the result of two occurrences.
First, the city had been gradually increasing chlorine levels in the water supply, in order to raise those levels at the northern end of the grid. That mean, said Di Gironimo, that the concentration would be much higher nearer Lake Ontario in the south.
In a greenhouse at Northern Arizona University, a professor is researching an oft-overlooked ecological field that could play an important role in preventing erosion and helping plants grow.
Soil ecologist Matthew Bowker is growing mosses, lichens and cyanobacteria that make up protective biological soil crusts found on the Colorado Plateau, the Arizona Daily Sun reported.
People and climate change can threaten the survival of biocrust. The degradation of biocrust weakens the fertility of soil and allows invasive plants and erosion to flourish.
Northern Ontario Business
An Ottawa industrial clean-tech firm, BluMetric Environmental, said it's scored more than $2.2 million in contract work across Canada, including at an emerging gold mine development in northwestern Ontario. The company will be designing, supplying and installing a $1.03 million mine-water treatment system for Harte Gold's Sugar Zone Project in the Hemlo gold camp.
Mine commissioning is slated for next spring.
An international team of geologists from the Australian National University and Royal Holloway University of London has for the first time documented the Banda Detachment fault in eastern Indonesia and worked out how it formed. The research is published in the journal Geology. "The find will help researchers assess dangers of future tsunamis in the area, which is part of the Ring of Fire — an area around the Pacific Ocean basin known for earthquakes and volcanic eruptions," said lead author Dr. Jonathan Pownall, from the Australian National University.
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