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Ontario’s Chief Energy Conservation Officer is Keynote Speaker at Marathon–Hemlo Mining and Prospecting Expo

Monday, September 24th 2007 11:54:36am

Expo held September 25th-27th, 2007 in Marathon, Ontario

The Town of Marathon, with conference partner Hemlo Operations, will host the Second Annual Marathon–Hemlo Mining and Prospecting Expo. The theme of the 2007 Expo is "Environmental, Exploration and Innovation Excellence" in the mining and natural resource industries. A site visit to the Hemlo Gold Camp is a program feature.

Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer (CECO), will speak at 11:45 a.m. on September 26th. In addition to his keynote address, he will present the Williams Operating Corporation with a Certificate of Recognition for advances in energy conservation through compressed air systems.  This work was undertaken with partial funding from the Conservation Fund of the Ontario Power Authority and the cooperation of the Ontario Mining Association.

Program and Agenda

Tuesday, September 25th
8:00 am Ontario Geological Survey – Resident Geologists Program – Closed Door Session
4:00 pm Trade Show and Exhibitor Set-up
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Trade Show and Exhibition

Wednesday, September 26th
8:30 - 9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:00 - 9:30 am Exploration Activity in NW Ontario – Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM)
9:30 - 10:00 am Williams – Hemlo Exploration – Williams Operating Corporation
10:00 - 10:30 am Canadian Diamonds –Update and Overview – MNDM
10:45 - 11:15 am Marathon PGM
11:15 - 11:45 am Williams Automation Project – Sandvik
11:45 - 1:00 pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker – Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer (CECO)
1:00 - 1:30 pm Mining Activity – Wawa – MNDM
1:30 - 2:00 pm Big Lake Cu-Zn-Ag-Au Discovery – Aubrey Eveleigh, Metalcorp
2:00 - 2:30 pm Hemlo’s Environmental Management System – Allison Brown
2:45 - 3:15 pm Major Industry Energy Conservation – Williams Operating Corporation, Dan Atkinson, Rudy Wahl
3:15 - 3:45 pm Phoenix Matachewan Mines – Steel River Project, Jim Franklin
3:45 - 4:15 pm Mining Activity – Timmins – MNDM
5:30 - 6:30 pm Cocktails and Conversation
6:30 - 9:00 pm Dinner

Thursday, September 27th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Hemlo Site Visit (first 45 attendees who sign up will be accepted)

To arrange interviews with Peter Love (CECO), contact the OPA media hotline at 416-969-6307.

To learn more about the role of the Ontario Mining Association with this energy conservation initiative involving FNX Mining, CVRD Inco and Williams Operating Corporation, contact Peter McBride, Ontario Mining Association at 416-364-9301.

For conference related interviews, contact Daryl Skworchinski at (807) 229-1340 x2228 or (807) 229-6145.

The Chief Energy Conservation Officer (CECO) assumes leadership for:
Developing and implementing energy conservation initiatives, advising on relevant government policy and targets for conservation, and educating and promoting energy conservation to all Ontarians.  The CECO is an integral member of the Ontario Power Authority's senior executive team.