Monthly Archives: November 2011

Satellite Photos of the Athabasca Oil Sands

Nasa’s Earth Observatory today posted this image showing the expansion of the Athabasca Oil Sands development from 1984 to present.  Note, the scale on these images are 1 cm:4 km, keeping that in mind you can gauge how huge the operations really are.

The page also provides a full page of information, and a video slideshow of every year since ’84.

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OGG Lunch Presentation: Use and performance of dual function heat exchanger piles

The Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) is pleased to announce the following luncheon presentation:

Use and performance of dual function heat exchanger piles

By Dr. Jules-Ange Infante

Date:   Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Time:  11:45 am: Registration
12:00 pm: Lunch (Hot Buffet)
12:45 pm: Presentation
Location:       Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Admission:    $15 for OGG members; $20 for non-members; $10 for students (pay at door)
Please note that we accept only cash or cheque

RSVP:            Michel Timmons ( by Noon December 6, 2011

For additional details, please click here.

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OVC A&WMA Annual General Meeting Breakfast Seminar – Innovation in Renewable Technologies and Applications

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will be combining their upcoming AGM with a breakfast seminar event at the Metropolitain Brasserie on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.
Guest speaker Bill Wong from SAIC Canada, will present “Innovation in Renewable Technologies and Applications” at the breakfast seminar starting at 7:45 am.  Bill will discuss new opportunities and barriers for renewable energy integration into our built-environment and present some of the more innovative renewable projects from communities across Canada. The breakfast seminar will include a full served breakfast, a question and answer period and an opportunity to network with colleagues.  The Metropolitain Brasserie is located at Sussex and Rideau.

Advanced registration is $25 for A&WMA members and $30 for non-members.  Students pay $10 if they are members or $15 if they are non-members.  We encourage online registration before December 11th, 2011, as it helps us to arrange the venue and anticipate the number of attendees. Payment online by VISA or Master Card can be made via our secure online payment site through our website.  Alternatively, you can RSVP for the event with Seton Stiebert at  Payment at the door can be by VISA, Master Card, cash or cheque.

Immediately following the breakfast seminar at 9:00 am the Ottawa Valley Chapter (OVC) will be holding their Annual General Meeting.  All A&WMA members are encouraged to attend and we also welcome any non-members to stay on and learn more about the chapter.  All members are eligible to vote for and stand for positions on the OVC 2012 Board of Directors.   If you are interested in being nominated for the board of directors you can contact the chair at  The draft agenda for the event and minutes from the 2010 AGM are available here.

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