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2019 Chetwynd

Minerals North 2019 Was Hosted by the District of Chetwynd

The District of Chetwynd and the Minerals North Conference Association would like to extend their thanks to the following sponsors.

Peace River Regional District, Pretivm Brucejack, Hytech, Centerra Gold, ENS Industrial, Lindberg Construction, Bandstra Transportation, Conuma Coal, New Gold, Association for Mineral Exploration, Ecofish, Black Diamond Cygnus, and Stantec

A Summary of the agenda is provided along with available presentation copies where available.

Pre-conference sessions on Wednesday included a mine tour with Conuma Coal at Willow Creek Mine; Golf at Moberly Lake Golf Course, Permitting Workshop, Central Mountain Caribou Engagement Session and a guided tour of Carvers Row.  The day ended with an evening reception at Spirit Park with entertainers Harley Davis, Hill Billy Mafia and Highway 29.  

The Thursday program began with welcoming remarks from area local governments and First Nations.  The business program followed as outlined below.  

The importance of Mining in Northern BC - What's New and What's News

Ministry Update 

The Importance of Mining in Northern BC": Innovative Earth Science Research for all British Columbians

Luncheon with keynote speaker Ellis Ross, MLA

Updates from Exploration Companies 

Optimizing Fish Habitat - Offsetting Plans for Streamlined Project Approval in Northern Canada 

Surface Water and Groundwater Interactions – the most important, and least understood component of hydrogeological investigations for protection of aquatic and terrestrial habitat

Education and Training 

Breakout sessions  included: 

Camp Services - Medical/Environmental Strategies 

Tailings Management in Western Canada 

Environment and Geoscience 

The day ended with a banquet and entertainment by Fired Up Duelling Pianos

The Friday agenda was as follows: 

Mining Updates

Conuma Coal - Lukas Klemke, VP Operations 
HD Mining International Ltd - Brandon Lewis, Environmental Manager


BC Trucking Association - Dave Earle, President and CEO  

Closing Lunch with Honourable Michelle Mungall Minister of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources

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