General Interest Night

  • Dates:
    Sep 22, 2016
  • Hours:
    From 7:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Sheraton Cavalier Hotel – Centre Room
  • Event Type:

Contact Information

Tara Stratton
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Event Detail

Doors open at 6:15pm

Speaker Bio

Dr. ‘Lyn Anglin, P.Geo.

Dr. 'Lyn Anglin is the Chief Scientific Officer at Imperial Metals Corporation in Vancouver. She joined Imperial in September 2014 to provide advice and guidance on the environmental impact assessments and rehabilitation work at the Mount Polley Mine, and new exploration technologies and research opportunities for the company. Prior to joining Imperial, Dr. Anglin was President and CEO of Geoscience BC, a non-profit geoscience research organization with a mandate to attract investment in mineral exploration, mining, and oil & gas development in BC. Before Geoscience BC, she was the Associate Director of the Pacific Division of the Geological Survey of Canada. She also spent several years with Revenue Canada as a Science Policy Coordinator in the SR&ED Investment Tax Credit group.

Dr. Anglin has a BSc Honours from Queen's University in Kingston, an MSc from Memorial University in Newfoundland, and a PhD from Carleton University in Ottawa. She is a P.Geo registered with the Association for Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC). She also serves on a number of volunteer Boards and Committees, including; the Premier's Women's Economic Council for BC, the Executive of the Board of Science World, the Board of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC, and Council of APEGBC. In addition, she is a Director of the Mineral Deposits Research Unit at UBC, and sits on committees of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Society of Economic Geologists. Dr. Anglin has also served on a number of NSERC and university grant review committees and is a former President of the Geological Association of Canada.


Mount Polley Mine – Response and Rehabilitation

On August 4, 2014, the failure of a glacial lacustrine layer beneath the Perimeter Embankment of the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) at the Mount Polley Mine caused a breach of the embankment, resulting in the release of supernatant water, tailings slurry, and tailings dam construction material, which spilled into Polley Lake, Hazeltine Creek, Edney Creek and Quesnel Lake.  The Mine immediately mobilized  resources to identify and minimize risks, including; implementing safe work plans for the impact zone; undertaking extensive water sampling and monitoring; containing woody debris floating in Quesnel Lake; stabilizing the sediment plug at Polley Lake and pumping out excess water; containing remaining tailings in the TSF; capturing and containing mine contact water on the mine site; establishing erosion and sediment control in the creeks; and conducting  post-event environmental impact assessments.

By May of 2015, the breach in the embankment had been repaired, erosion in Hazeltine Creek had been controlled with the completion of construction of a rocked-in channel, and 10s of thousands of shrubs had been planted along the banks of Hazeltine Creek. In August of 2015, the mine received a restricted operations permit that allowed mining to restart, with tailings deposited into Springer Pit. In August 2016, the mine received a full restart permit allowing use of the repaired TSF. Substantial rehabilitation of Edney and Hazeltine Creeks has been completed, and work is ongoing with installation of fish habitat and rehabilitation and revegetation of impacted riparian and forested areas bordering the creeks. 

Important Information & RSVP

Those planning to attend the CIM Saskatoon General Interest Night are asked to register online at this link.

NOTE:  This event invitation will close at NOON on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – no exceptions.

The CIM Saskatoon Membership is now due, click here to renew online now.

Annual membership dues are $30 (to be paid at the first meeting you attend) and a technical meeting fee of $30 will also be charged to cover the cost of the meal; students pay $10 per attendee.


Tara Stratton
CIM Saskatoon Administrator
Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)