March/April 2011

What mining brings to the table

MSNS Annual Meeting takes a look at how mining has improved our lives

By Florence Sigut

The Mining Society of Nova Scotia (MSNS) held its 123rd Annual General Meeting on June 9-11, 2010, at the Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Chaired by past president Bob MacDonald, the meeting featured informative technical sessions, industry updates from business leaders, a panel discussion and a round of golf at the world-renowned Highland Links Golf Course. Under the theme “Atlantic Canada mining – improving our lives,” the technical program focused on the leading industry innovations, projects and social issues facing the region today.

The highlight of the meeting was the Awards Dinner & Dance, celebrating special achievements within the local industry. Winners included:

  • Xavier D. Michaud (Dalhousie University) and Nicholas Guest (St. Francis University) – Centennial Scholarship Medals
  • Anna West (Dalhousie University) – Donald MacFadgen Memorial Scholarship
  • Gordon Dickie – Mining Society of Nova Scotia Medal
  • Alan Davidson – President’s Citation

Notable speakers included CIM President Chris Twigge-Molecey and the Honourable John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, and Minister of Agriculture.

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