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Smithers Exploration Group | SEG - Mining & Education Northwest BC

SEG June 2018 Enews Update

Some items on your summer planning sked, besides field work:

  • SEG’s annual golf tournament hits the links on Friday September 14. Thanks to all the sponsors for the draw for a trip to the tournament.
  • If you’re in Smithers in late summer, drop by the SEG booth at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition August 23 – 26
  • Thanks to the sponsors of the annual Mining Month luncheon and to the panel pictured above.
  • It’s never too early to think about getting your word out via the 2019 SEG directory.  Watch for details on getting your ad in the next directory coming soon.
  • SEG had a super busy spring reaching out to local communities and schools – check out the Spring Outreach Report.
  • Exploration can be dangerous, so we appreciate the work of Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue. Consider supporting their fund-raising campaign
  • And speaking of safety it’s the law -  as of June 1 you need a Mine Supervisor’s Certification if you’re in charge of an exploration project.

SEG Annual Golf Tournament , Friday, September 14

With a busy field season underway, plan to kick back and relax in the fall at SEG’s annual golf tournament on Friday September 14.  Details on the golf and supper will be available for the July newsletter and on the SEG website

SEG has been running a special draw to bring two lucky people to the golf tournament in September.  We ran the draw at Roundup, Rock Talk and Minerals North. Thanks to the following local businesses for their help:

  • Airfare - Central Mountain Air
  • Accommodation - Sunshine Inn
  • Truck - Northwest Truck Rental 
  • Sightseeing - SilverKing Helicopter 
  • Registration - SEG

SEG booth at Bulkley Valley Exhibition, August 23-26

As usual Smithers Exploration Group will welcome the public to its booth at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition August 23-26. The annual fall fair draws terrific crowds from across the region, and we always get our fair share of visitors. Drop by for a visit.

Mining Month luncheon a great success

The Mining Month luncheon organized by the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce and Smithers Exploration Group brought together the minerals industry and the area businesses and organizations to celebrate mining. Thanks again to the sponsors who helped make it possible:

  • Altagas
  • Association for Mineral Exploration
  • Coast Mountain GM
  • Edmison Mehr Chartered Accountants
  • Hy-Tech Drilling
  • Mining Association of BC
  • Noir Kitchen & Bar
  • Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge
  • Pretivm Resources
  • Seabridge Gold
  • SMP RV
  • Town of Smithers

SEG 2019 directory

Smithers Exploration Group’s annual directory is a hot item at AME’s Roundup in January, so you don’t want to be disappointed by missing out on getting your ad ready. We’ll be putting out details on the ad rates and deadlines in next month’s newsletter, so watch for it.

SEG Outreach

SEG is excited to bring its Outreach program to communities throughout northwest BC. Through our Outreach program we talk with groups and classes about the importance of exploration and mining to community sustainability.

SEG's Outreach work is funded in part through a grant from the Association for Mineral Exploration with the focus on increasing awareness of the contribution of the mineral exploration sector to the economic health of BC and Canada. Check out our most recent programs conducted by Outreach administrator Lorie Farrell.

Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue gofundme campaign

Recently Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue  (BVSAR) reached out to SEG for help in getting the word out about its fund-raising campaign.  Explorationists are all about being in the backcountry, so of course we agreed to spread the word.

BVSAR rescues missing or injured people over a wide area of NW BC . It is currently constructing a new emergency operations and training center at the Smithers airport that will enable them to consolidate training, operations and search management.

Please visit their  gofundme site.  Every donation helps, and no donation is too small.

Mine Supervisor Certification, June 1

The Mines Act states that every person employed at a mine must be under the daily supervision of a person who holds a valid and appropriate certificate as required by the regulations or the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (Code).

The provision requires that anyone supervising six or fewer people on an active mine operation or in other areas of a mine, such as a mill, tailings storage facility, lab or maintenance area or shop, must complete their Supervisor’s Certification. It applies to all mine sites in the province including major mines, exploration sites, sand and gravel and placer operations and quarries.

This certification is now available through the following link. The cost for the Mine Supervisor Certification is $100 and must be renewed every five years.

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