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.