August 2010

Planting the seeds for blooming ties

Joint Women in Mining – CIM Toronto Branch Luncheon

By R. Hutson

This past May, Women in Mining (WIM) and the CIM Toronto Branch held a joint luncheon at the National Club. Keynote speaker Lynda Bloom, president and CEO of Halo Resources Ltd., related the latest developments in Northwest Manitoba, including the recent discoveries by HudBay Minerals in Snow Lake, Halo Resources in Sherridon and VMS Ventures in Reed Lake. Bloom pointed out the region’s significant change in direction when the major players adopted a royalty strategy of optioning off properties to junior mining companies, bringing the region into a new era of dividend-paying investments. She also described the amount of under-explored potential in the region — a big scope for future discoveries.

Other presenters included Lorraine Godwin, business manager for Geosoft Inc. and co-chair of WIM Toronto, and Jean Lucas, business development director and managing partner for Eco Waste Solutions and vice president of WIM Canada. CIM president Chris Twigge-Molecey was also in attendance and presented a summary of CIM’s plans and objectives for the coming year.

WIM and the CIM Toronto Branch plan to continue the annual joint luncheon as a vehicle to provide timely and important information to members of both groups and to encourage cooperation and joint activities.

Rick Hutson is the chair of the CIM Toronto Branch.

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