Have a great 2019 field season and pencil in Smithers on September 13 for a fall BBQ.
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Smithers Exploration Group | SEG - Mining & Education Northwest BC

SEG June 2019 Enews Update

SEG June 2019 Enews Update

Welcome to Smithers Exploration Group June newsletter. We know many members are in the field, so this will be a short update.

  • The BC government is looking for a contractor to study the potential for a government-funded mineral exploration investment fund. Closing date is June 21.
  • Pencil in time for a fall barbeque at the SEG office on Friday September 13 to celebrate the 2019 field season.
  • If you’re in Smithers August 22-25 join us at the Bulkley Valley fall fair at the SEG booth.
  • And thanks to the sponsors who made our annual Mining Month luncheon such a success.

BC Government RFP for Mineral Exploration Investment Fund, June 21

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources has issued a RFP to study the potential for a government-funded mineral exploration investment fund. This is an outcome from the Mining Jobs Taskforce that AME championed. You can find it on BC Bid by searching under the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources: https://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca/open.dll/welcome

Summary from BC Bid :

“The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources is seeking a highly qualified Contractor to conduct research into the current state of the mineral exploration sector in British Columbia (BC), complete a global scan of fiscal strategies to incentivize investment in mineral exploration, and undertake a "deep-dive' into Government Capital Investment Programs such as publicly-backed mineral exploration focused investment funds and their applicability to BC.

“This will include a detailed look into the fiscal structure of the sector and the implications this structure has on mineral exploration financing within the province. A jurisdictional scan and summary of fiscal incentive tools targeting early-stage mineral exploration projects will also be undertaken including tax credits, flow-through share agreements and other tax measures. A detailed review of private- and/or public-sector managed investment funds is required to improve government's understanding of this tool, analyse its applicability to BC and gather the necessary data to undertake an "apples to apples" comparison to more traditional fiscal levers available to government in relation to the mineral exploration sector.”

SEG Fall BBQ, Friday September 13

SEG’s new celebration of the current field season is a fall barbeque at the Rock Room at the SEG office. Last year was a lot of fun, so we decided to make this an annual event. Join us at 5 pm on Friday September 13 for some hot dogs and hamburgers with the usual trimmings.

Bulkley Valley Fall Fair, SEG booth, August 22 to 25

As usual Smithers Exploration Group will welcome the public to its booth at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition August 22-25. The annual fall fair draws terrific crowds from across the region, and we always get our fair share of visitors at the booth.

Thanks to Mining Month luncheon sponsors

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 organization to celebrate mining. Thanks again to the sponsors who helped make it possible:

  • Association for Mineral Exploration
  • Coast Mountain GM
  • Coast Mountain Hydro
  • 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

Also thanks to the Mining Suppliers Association of BC for adding a touch of sophistication to the luncheon by sponsoring the bar for everyone.

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