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2019 Lecture Series - Catherine Hickson

We were thrilled to have Dr. Catherine Hickson give the world premier lecture, 'The "wow" factor - an amazing newly discovered geological feature hidden away in Wells Gray Provincial Park,' as our kick off to the 2019 series. It was standing room only for this 45 minute talk that brought in many new faces. Who doesn't want to hear all about this new cave found in Wells Gray!? While Catherine was here, she did several interviews including the final Jim Harrison Show on Radio NL and Midday with...

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2018 Appreciation Holiday Social

We had a fabulous night at our combined annual volunteer appreciation & holiday social. This year we celebrated at Falcon Lanes with a catered Greek dinner from Dorian’s and a battle on the alley’s for the top bowler prize, which went to Marty Henning. The theme this year was ‘Don we now our plaid apparel,' which saw everyone sporting their best plaid attire. This years door prize was won by long time volunteer, Ed Frey. A wonderful family fun night which also doubled as a...

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New process for submitting Notice of Work applications online for placer mining, aggregates, and mineral exploration

New process for submitting Notice of Work applications online for placer mining, aggregates, and mineral exploration on behalf of the Natural Resource Permitting Project, part of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. These applications will be submitted through the Natural Resource (NR) Online Services website and are self-serve from start to submission. The benefits of using NR Online Services include: · Submit...

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2018 Fall Ask A Geologist

KEG held its annual Ask A Geologist at the Kamlooops Museum and Archives. We had lots of hands on activities and educational information on display as well as our volunteer geologists on hand to answer questions and identify rocks. Thank you to Ed Frey, Lorne Warner and Don Bouffard for sharing your knowledge and time once again. Close to 100 people of all ages attended and brought in some incredible rocks for identification. KEG holds 3 to 4 of these events each year... the next one is...

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2018 Ab Ablett Memorial Golf Charity Tournament

A huge thank you to all our sponsors, everyone who attended, the staff at Mt Paul Golf Course and the Ablett family for making this years Ab Ablett Memorial Charity Golf Tournament such a success. We had 35 registered golfers and an additional 9 guests for dinner for a total of 44 attendees. The weather cooperated, in the end, and everyone had a fabulous time. This year we added a live auction item along with the silent auction, putting challenge, mulligans and golf prizes. We raised more...

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2018 Mining Day

The 7th Annual Mining Day took place at the Big Little Science Centre on May 12th. Thank you to co sponsor CIM South Central Branch, all our volunteers and all the industry reps for taking the time to have a hands on educational booth during the event. Big thanks to World Professional Gold Panner Yukon Dan, Magician Clinton W. Gray and 2 X Winter X Games Gold Medalist Brett Turcotte for being a big part of the day. Thanks to MABC for driving up the Hybrid car which showed us all how cars come...

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2018 Meet A Machine

We were thrilled to take part in the 4th Annual Meet A Machine, supporting the Kamloops JDRF. Once again, the event say close to 4000 in attendance with something for everyone. KEG had an Ask A Geologist table, where our volunteer geologists, Ed Frey & Ellen Biascucci, were very busy. We also had Cookie Mining with KEG Outreach Coordinator Julie Dormer, and Future Miner Business Card Making with KEG President Jane McCaw. Thank you to all our volunteers and the Meet A Machine Committee for...

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2018 Lecture Series - Melanie Kelman

The highly anticipated lecture by Melanie Kelman titled, 'A Recently Discovered Fumarole Field at the Mount Meager Volcano in Southwest British Columbia,' was worth the wait. You may remember that Melanie was scheduled to speak in the 2017 series, but mother nature put a stop to that. We were thrilled that Melanie was able to come to Kamloops to not only give her lecture to a full house at TRU in the evening, but to also speak to one lucky grade five class at David Thompson Elementary School in...

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2018 Lecture Series - Dr Robert Young

Dr Robert Young came to Kamloops for four days to educate so many of us. On Wednesday, April 14th, Rob spoke to three elementary classes, approx 75 students, about the ice age, complete with fossils, skulls, bones and casts. On Wednesday evening, he spoke to the KEG Executive with his fun lecture about lake monsters. We were back at it on Thursday morning with two more classes at the Kamloops Museum and Archives, approx 45 more students. On Thursday evening, he spoke to a full room with his...

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Mine Supervisor Certification

Mine Supervisor Certification! The following information is from the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resource The launch date for the online training and certification for Mine Supervisors is scheduled for April 16, 2018 . Note: The shopping cart link to the Mine Supervisor Certification will be added once the program is live and active. The link will be available on April 16, 2018. A new provision, added in February 2017 to the Code, was the...

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