APEGGA's New Advertising Campaign Communicates Licensure Requirements

The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) has launched a new advertising campaign to raise awareness of the value and legal requirements of professional licensure in Alberta.

The print ad focuses on the words professional engineer, geologist and geophysicist, and their respective abbreviations, highlights the value of professional licensure and identifies APEGGA as the professional association responsible for regulating the practice of these professions in Alberta.

Audiences that are targeted for the campaign primarily include individuals who are not licensed, but are qualified to be licensed by APEGGA, and individuals holding themselves out as practicing, but who are not qualified to do so. Employers and users of professional services, business and opinion leaders, and the public are also being targeted.

Three ads have been created. They focus on the information technology community, the geoscience community, and a general ad geared towards students, existing practitioners and employers. The ads appear in select Alberta-based business and trade publications, in Calgary's downtown business core through a network of elevator billboards and via online advertising. To view the ads, please visit the APEGGA web site at www.apegga.org/whatsnew/peggs.

APEGGA is responsible for regulating the practice of engineering, geology and geophysics in the province of Alberta. APEGGA's authority for this is a statute of the province of Alberta, The Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions (EGGP) Act. Under the EGGP Act, registration with APEGGA is required to practice engineering, geology, and geophysics in the province of Alberta. With nearly 34,000 members, APEGGA is the largest professional association in Alberta. This year APEGGA is proudly celebrating 80 years of service to Albertans.

Earth Signal's Open House Prize Winners

At Earth Signal's open house on November 23rd the first place door prize winner was Keith Young of AEC. Keith won a $600 gift certificate for Chateau Lake Louise and four passes to ski Lake Louise. The second place winner was Bill Quirk of Aguila Exploration Consultants Ltd. who won a golf wind shirt and a set of golf balls. The third place winner was Kelly Arnold of Hunt Oil Company of Canada, Inc. who won an athletic bag and a golf wind shirt.

Excalibur-Gemini Announces New Software

The Excalibur-Gemini Group Ltd. is pleased to announce the implementation of their new survey processing software GeoWiz, short for Geographic Wizard. Developed over the last 2 years, this software improves quality assurance procedures and turnaround time in the analysis of geophysical location surveys. GeoWiz also provides additional functionality such as integrating data from historical survey techniques with information captured using new survey technology creating and analyzing vertical and horizontal well data and creating custom import/export templates for geographic files. The software, which can be purchased by anyone wishing to have coordinate transformation capabilities on their desktop, can also be linked to databases residing in-house or at Excalibur-Gemini.

For more information contact The Excalibur-Gemini Group Ltd. at 403-2648850 or email at info@teggl.com.

Minex2001 International Mining and Exploration Conference

Minex 2001 international mining and exploration conference and expo will be held in Perth, Western Australia, from March 20 – 23, 2001.

Minex 2001 continues the established series of mining and engineering exhibitions that over the past four years have ' attracted over 700 exhibitor organizations and more than10,000visitorsfrom all parts of the world.

The scope of the coming event has been significantly expanded with the addition of a three-day conference to explore current developmental, technical, economic and political issues and opportunities in international mining, exploration and minerals processing.

Minedepot, Inc. Signs Volume Commitment and Receives Investment From Coeur D' Alene Mines Corporation

MineDepot, Inc., a leading online resource for the mining industry, signed a Letter of Intent with Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation for a guaranteed minimum amount of transaction volume for mining supplies, services and equipment on MineDepot's marketplace over a three year period. Coeur d'Alene Mines has also agreed to invest an undisclosed amount in MineDepot in exchange for common and preferred shares.

Explortech LLC. Announcement

Denny O'Brien, Ed Blott, PhD and John Arestad, PhD are pleased to announce the formation of ExplorTech LLC. ExplorTech specializes in the integration of seismic data with geological and engineering information for resource evaluations and development. The company is a leader in the application of 3C and enhanced AVO seismic technologies. Their services include exploration and exploitation consulting, project evaluation, planning and execution, integrated multidisciplinary projects and technical business and petroleum training and instruction. Their new address is 1410 High Street, Denver, CO, 80218; phone 303-370-6933. Also, see their website at www.explortech.com.

Please contact Denny O'Brien, President, at dobrien@explortech.com or call 303-370-6933 for additional information.



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