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Jillian began writing immediately after receiving her undergrad from the University of Western Ontario. She believes in lifelong learning, so she went back to the University of Calgary for a certificate in marketing and public relations after making the cross-country move to Alberta. Now, she learns something new with each story she writes for Mining & Energy. See more of Jill’s work at wordsbyjill.com.



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XPRIZE Bloomberg press conference earlier this year.
Education, Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global XPRIZE and COSIA partner to solve the carbon challenge

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance has partnered with XPRIZE to inspire innovators to solve the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE challenge.

Guests pause during a tour of the Victor Mine pit for a photograph. The pit was one of several stops along the tour including the Process Plant, Reclamation areas, and more.
Minerals, Mines, Ontario Victor Diamond Mine marks a decade of historic achievement for De Beers

Ontario’s first and only diamond mine—the De Beers Victor Mine—celebrated 10 years of safe and successful production in August

Representatives from Northern communities, government, the union, employees and contractors, and business associations gathered at the 20th Anniversary of the Ekati Mine.
Minerals, Mines, Northwest Territories 20 years of diamonds yield a lot of brilliance at the Ekati Mine

The Ekati Mine in the Northwest Territories celebrates 20 years of production in October—a huge accomplishment for Canada’s first diamond mine

Each structure is customized to suit your needs.
Products & equipment VersaTube Building Systems provides customized storage

Easy Build Structures is the exclusive distributor of VersaTube Building Systems for British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Alaska.

Cat mining equipment in the snow
Company Profiles Nuna Logistics celebrates 25 years

Canada’s largest Inuit-owned heavy civil earthworks and mine construction contractor celebrates 25 years in business.

At the BC Emerging Economy Task Force launch event (L to R): Jeff More, president & CEO, MineSense Technologies, Andrew J. Weaver, MLA and leader of the Green Party of B.C, Kathy Kinloch, president of the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) and chair of the Emergent Economy Task Force, Bruce Ralston, minister of Jobs Trade and Technology, B.C and Rick Glumac, parliamentary secretary for Technology.
Technology Data is the future of mining

MineSense hosted the announcement event of British Columbia’s Emerging Economy Task Force at their headquarters in Vancouver.

Joy Romero, and the work site
Sustainability & environment, Technology Innovating a better future

Canadian National Resources Ltd. (CNRL) has received $5 million in funding for its innovative in-pit extraction process (IPEP).

Kirsten Marcia, P. Geo. President, CEO, Director, of DEEP Geothermal in her yard, where she spends a lot of time.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Saskatchewan Mining for heat: Saskatchewan’s geothermal project

Kirsten Marcia, president and CEO of DEEP Geothermal, talks about the next steps for her company’s project and the support from the province of Saskatchewan.

Kevin Urbanski, Founder and CEO of Rithmik Solutions, spends a lot of time outside.
Mines, British Columbia Rock Star: Rithmik Solutions founder and CEO Kevin Urbanski

The founder and CEO of Rithmik Solutions, Kevin Urbanski, talks about focusing on your passions and his journey of founding the Fernie, B.C.-based AI company

The first Yukon Mint Gold Coin — the Kaska Keda Gold Coin.
Yukon The first Yukon Mint gold coins

Sales are open for Golden Predator Mining Corp.’s Yukon Mint gold coins

The Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre.
Sustainability & environment, Alberta Low-carbon future is on the horizon in Alberta

The Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre officially opens.

A headshot of Gavin Mudd, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Global Are rare earth elements actually rare?

Gavin Mudd, associate professor of environmental engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, shares his thoughts on rare earth elements.

Kespry drones are subscription-based, so their customers can grow with the drones as new technology is created.
Mines, Products & equipment, Technology Innovations in mining are taking off with Kespry’s drones

Jason Nichols, product marketing manager at Kespry, explains how drones increase efficiency, therefore revenue, for mining companies.

John Thompson, Chair of RFG2018.
Energy, Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Sustainability for future generations

The Resources for Future Generations Conference (RFG2018) hopes to kickstart a collective effort to address the challenges we face in our future.

A drone shot of Resthaven near the end of construction.
Energy, Alberta Excellence is a standard at CSV Midstream Solutions

Strong company values, intelligent design decisions and a cohesive team bring CSV Resthaven gas plant from design to production efficiently and under budget.

A photo of people at a conference from the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Supply Chain Forum in October 2017.
Products & equipment, Saskatchewan SIMSA connects buyers and sellers

Eric Anderson, executive director of SIMSA, explains SIMSA’s role connecting suppliers with companies in the mining and oil and gas industries.

Alec Morrison, president and CEO of the Mining Suppliers Association of B.C. (MSABC), is holding Buddy the Miner, from the Mining for Miracles campaign for BC Children's Hospital.  MSABC has raised over $325,000 for Mining for Miracles since 1998.
Products & equipment, British Columbia Who are the unsung heroes? The importance of suppliers to the mining industry

Over 1,000 companies in British Columbia alone have self-identified as mining suppliers—an important part of the mining industry.

Bryan Cox, CEO of MABC, leads advocacy and education initiatives for the mining industry.
Mines, Products & equipment, British Columbia BC Mining Month—“Mining Our Future”

Bryan Cox, CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia talks about Mining Week’s growth into Mining Month.

Clear Blue Technologies is a five-year overnight success story. CEO Miriam Tuerk said startups are created by communities, not individuals.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Global Creating firsts in smart off-grid technology

Miriam Tuerk, CEO of Clear Blue Technologies, talks about her solar power startup and its success with smart off-grid technology.

Kathryn Hayashi, CEO of TRIUMF Innovations Inc.
Technology Focusing on the business of science

Kathryn Hayashi, CEO of TRIUMF Innovations Inc., dedicates her time to bridging gaps and making an impact in her industry.

Progesys prepares its clients' projects for Day Zero.
Mines, Global Planning for Day Zero

Adaptability and technical know-how make Progesys’ engineers and technicians skilled at their specialty—commissioning mine projects.

Headshot of Jeff More
Mines, Technology, Global Finding revenues in waste rock

Jeff More, president and CEO of MineSense, shares his business ethics and entrepreneurial spirit.

Based in Vancouver, B.C., Shahram Tafazoli is president of Motion Metrics International  Corp.
Technology, Global Artificial intelligence solves mining challenges

Motion Metrics provides hardware, software and cloud connectivity to the mining industry that use artificial intelligence to increase efficiency & safety.

An old photo of men working at Watson Gloves, which is celebrating 100 years as a Canadian company.
Company Profiles, Products & equipment Watson Gloves is celebrating 100 years in business

Watson Gloves manufactures over 2,300 styles of gloves ranging from household cleaning and gardening gloves to heavy-duty protection at mining operations.

An image of a GIS map showing land asset details
Technology, Alberta, Global Pandell: A basement start-up success story

Pandell acquires LandWorks to better serve both companies' customers in the mining and energy industries.

Four staff members gather together at a display.
Safety, Technology Teleop solutions work to eliminate mine site dangers and inefficiencies

Hard-Line’s Teleop Control System, along with Auto, Multi, and Auto X upgrades, increases efficiency and productivity in mining operations.

Mark Bartkoski points to a site of interest on a mining exploration/resource map.
Minerals, Renewable Energy, British Columbia Rock Star: Mark Bartkoski

Mark Bartkoski, president of Conuma Coal, has written a book called "Building Integrity."

The Kearney Mine in Ontario is shown on a sunny fall day.
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Ontario Increasing global demand for graphite

Ontario Graphite CEO Tom Burkett explains the importance of graphite to the global shift towards sustainability

Brandon Macdonald is sitting on a rock with his little boy in a natural landscape of rocks along a stream.
Mines, Yukon Rock Star: Brandon Macdonald, Fireweed Zinc CEO and director

Brandon Macdonald found success at Fireweed Zinc by adapting to the twists and seizing opportunities in the downturns of the mining industry.

Alexander Palkovsky is holding his award from the Canadian Solar Industries Association.
Sustainability & environment An emerging leader: Alexander Palkovsky

We had the chance to interview an emerging leader in renewables: Alexander Palkovsky with Brookfield Renewable

A portrait photo of Steve de Jong, the new CEO of VRify
Technology Rock Star: Steve de Jong, CEO of VRify

Steve de Jong was runner-up as BC Business Entrepreneur of the Year in the Mining and Metals category

A portrait photo of William Lamb, president and CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp.
Mines Rock Star: William Lamb, president and CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp.

William Lamb pushes Lucara Diamond Corp. to think outside the box when it comes to its Karowe Mine in Botswana.

A woman, wearing a hardhat, takes a water sample from a stream.
Education, First Nations, Technology The future of mining: MiHR discusses employment opportunities

Ryan Montpellier, executive director of MiHR, discusses mining as a viable career path for future generations.

A prospector digs around at Cruz Cobalt's high-grade cobalt Johnson project.
Minerals, Mines, Technology, Ontario Competing for cobalt

Cruz Cobalt Corp explains the importance of cobalt to the future of electric vehicles.

Left to right: Ben Marken (Selkirk College), Blair Weston (FortisBC), Roger Austin (Austin Engineering), Darren McElhinney (FortisBC), Mary Austin (Austin Engineering) and Jason Taylor (Selkirk College)
Energy, Technology, British Columbia 3-D printing innovation in engineering

Selkirk College and Austin Engineering worked together to create a 3-D printed model of the proposed Corra Linn dam upgrades for FortisBC.

A woman (Merran Smith) on a bike smiling as she waits at the side of a road
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment Rock Star Merran Smith: Creating a cleaner tomorrow

Merran Smith, founder and Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada, was recently appointed to co-chair the Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council

The all-season Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway covers an area rich in natural gas fields. The government is now considering how to use this gas: locally or shipping it elsewhere?
Exploration, Northwest Territories Exploring the gas fields of the Northwest Territories

The Government of the Northwest Territories studies potential for exploration in the Beaufort-Delta region with the completion of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway

A lady showing some environmental science equipment
Sustainability & environment, Technology Exploring eDNA

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) Ignite program chose Dr. Caren Helbing and Hemmera Envirochem’s environmental monitoring research project for funding.

NAIT is currently working on Phase 1 of the applied research project to test DME in long-haul trucks in Alberta.
Education, Renewable Energy, Alberta NAIT applies DME to long-haul trucks in Alberta

NAIT researcher explains DME, NAIT’s applied research project with industry partners, and how close the alternative renewable fuel is to market.

A wind turbine in a field with a herd of deer lounging in the grass around it.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Major renewable energy company focuses on Alberta

EDF EN Canada has several wind projects currently advancing through development in Alberta, but is also exploring combinations of solar and wind.

Four men on a roof working on an equipment installation.
Education, Alberta Microgrid innovation at Medicine Hat College

Bluenergy Solarwind perfects double-helix urban wind turbine for Medicine Hat College’s microgrid.

Foster Coulson standing with the Coulson Ice Blast product
Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment Introducing Ice Storm90™

Coulson Ice Blast offers an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to clean heavy equipment.

Wind turbine at the Old Man 1 wind farm.
Alberta Competing in the Renewable Energy Program

Alberta Wind Energy Corporation and Boralex join forces as Alberta Renewable Power Limited Partnership to compete in the AESO’s Renewable Energy Program.

Inproheat
Energy, Technology Efficient hot water production with SubCom®

Inproheat uses sixty years of experience and refined SubCom® technology to compete in the final phase of Foresight’s ARCTIC challenge.

Heron Canada was founded with the goal of advocating for the aboriginal communities in Northern Ontario. Now they offer sustainable solutions for mining.
Mines, Sustainability & environment Bringing bidirectional chargers to mine sites

Heron Canada, a member of MSTA Canada, offers sustainable solutions for mining’s power problems in the form of microgrids and electric vehicles.

Avalon employee at the spring drilling program.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment Avalon Advanced Materials goes after green

Separation Rapids project near Kenora, Ontario, will produce lithium hydroxide, but is also exploring ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

MSTA Canada's mandate is to advocate for the mining suppliers of Canada, offer networking opportunities, and prepare their members for domestic and international markets.
Modernizing mining suppliers

The Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE) rebranded to become MSTA Canada

Cypher Environmental is continuously searching for new ways to improve efficiency on mine sites with environmentally friendly products.
Minerals, Mines, Renewable Energy, Manitoba Searching for sustainable solutions

Cypher Environmental Ltd., headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, offers sustainable solutions to mine sites around the world.

Peter LeCouffe, Operations Manager, holding their new RTK fixed wing drone next to our GPS base station.
Exploration, Technology The future is here

Harrier Aerial Surveys' drones collect aerial imagery to create digital elevation models and 3-D measurements