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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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2018 KEG Directory Contest... and the winners are...

AND THE WINNERS ARE... Congratulations to Emily Rolston, a grade 7 student who has won the 2018 Directory Contest! Emily has won a pizza party for her class, her picture on the cover of the directory, and KEG Swag! Congratulations to our 2 honourable mentions Evan Columbus, grade 3, and Lucas Cain, grade 6. Thank you to all the students who sent in their incredible drawings!! You are all artists! All the submissions can be viewed at our Annual KEG Conference & Trade Show happening April 10th...

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2018 KEG Lecture Series - Social & lectures with JoAnne Nelson

Every year KEG hosts a social before one lecture as a thank you to attendees and  for a chance to meet with KEG directors. We were thrilled with how many people attended... but then again, JoAnne Nelson always draws a large crowd when she gives a lecture. She spoke about her career, and what a career it was. The incredible stories and the photos to go with it... this truly was an amazing lecture.  KEG takes one talk on the road to a neighbouring community, and JoAnne was happy to...

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2018 KEG Lecture Series - Don Bouffard

What a treat this was! Thank you to Don Bouffard for putting an incredible lecture together on short notice. Don never disappoints! His collection is one of the best and always has time to share it along with his passion to others. Don was gracious enough to even giveaway some of his collection in our door prize draw.  Attendees stayed after the lecture for a close look at the beautiful rocks Don brought to view.  

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2018 AME Roundup

A big shout out to the organizers of the 2018 AME Roundup! Nothing but positive vibes in the air for our industry. KEG met with many delegates at our regional exploration group booth over the conference as well as attended several meetings. It's wonderful to see local prospectors at the conference showing off their hard work, and KEG is dedicated in supporting them to do so! Over 6000 people were registered by Monday, making this one of the most attended in years. It always proves to be a great...

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2018 KEG Lecture Series - Jon Driver

A big thank you to Jonathan Driver for flying to Kamloops on January 18th to speak to another full room of guests at TRU for the KEG Lecture Series. This talk was fascinating! Jon spoke about "Tse’K’wa: The First People in an Ice-Age Landscape." The pictures of the exploration and excavation they have done was incredible to see. A great follow up talk will be on March 15th when Rob Young will be here talking about "Subglacial Megaflooding on the Alberta Plain, with Analogies to the...

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