|02/13/2007 : C/W's "Torrential Upside for This Unconventional Gas Play" appears to be about BMD and has been sent out to Microcap subscribers today.|
I did another BMD search on C/W's website and the above has been added since today's prior search where I found the following:
02/09/2007 ChangeWave Inner Circle Briefing InnerCircle
02/06/2007 Upping the Cap Microcap
02/05/2007 A Sleeping Giant Is Awakening Microcap
June 2005: Junior Provides Play on Oil Sands – Without the Oil
Dec 2005: The Road to Muskeg Valley
Vol. 09 Issue 10
..."Take a former gold miner, a limestone outcrop in the heart of the oilsands and a soaring demand for industrial minerals and what do you get? Alberta's largest hard-rock mining project, that's what."...
...""The gravel in the region contains clay and iron, which means the quality of the concrete isn't great. When it thaws in the spring, the water reacts with the clay, which pops out," explains Bill Almdal, a retired Syncrude executive who now works as a consultant. "That's how the holes develop and they are everywhere." Almdal's newest client, Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. believes limestone aggregate mined in its new quarry will fix the longstanding problem in the region by providing a better feedstock for the concrete mixer."....
..."The industry is concerned with the supply of gravel in the region and its quality," says Mike Glennon, executive director of the Athabasca Regional Issues Working Group, which acts as the oil companies' voice on most key issues. "The Birch Mountain find makes it much less of concern."...
Mike Glennon quoted in the Mar 13, 2006, "Paving the road ahead", By Gary Lamphier, The Edmonton Journal
When you're on an economic superhighway, it's always wise to spot -- and fix -- the potholes
..."Business journalists -- not to mention economists and speech writers -- are having a tough time these days coming up with fresh superlatives to describe the economic tsunami that's sweeping across Alberta. As my colleagues have ably chronicled in this week's special five-part Journal business series on the province's economic boom, Alberta is on a world-class roll. The province's economic rocket ride is creating billions of dollars in public and private wealth, and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs."...
..."Help! The pervasive shortage of skilled labour in Alberta's booming oilpatch is hardly news. But worker shortages have spread to virtually every sector in the province, from retailing to manufacturing, high-tech and consumer services."...
...."When taxpayers think of infrastructure, they tend to think of upgraded or expanded roads, highways, bridges, schools, sewer lines and other public facilities. And in fact, Alberta needs all of these things in spades."...
infrastructure section includes:
..."But in a province that's poised to become one of the world's top oil producers over the next two decades, Alberta has some unique infrastructure needs -- particularly in and around Fort McMurray and on the heavily travelled two-lane highway that connects it to the rest of the province. Of the $1.2 billion in "critical" infrastructure spending needs identified by Glennon's Athabasca Regional Issues Working Group, about $500 million has been earmarked for the twinning of Hwy 63, which has seen a steady stream of fatal accidents in recent years."...
"The second-biggest infrastructure issue in the region is housing," says Glennon,"....
Inventory of Major Alberta Projects :
...."Lists major development projects in Alberta valued at $2 million or more that are planned, currently under construction or recently completed. Project data is obtained from public information sources. Updated project information is added monthly."....
Twinning Highway 63 is in the list ( $ 360.0 million starts in 2007 )
Athabasca Regional Issues Working Group Association
Since 1967 when the massive Great Canadian Oil Sands operation (now called Suncor) started-up, the nearby community of Fort McMurray has grown from a small town to a city of over 50,000. In recognition of the growing importance of oilsands development for Alberta, and for Canada, as well as the need to make information accessible to all stakeholders, the Centre for Energy has agreed to host a Web site sponsored and maintained by the Athabasca Regional Issues Working Group Association, also known as RIWG. The web site is intended primarily to inform the general public of the facts, issues and activities related to oilsands development.
William (Bill) Almdal was with RIWG.
Here is his bio from New Millennium Capital Corp. (NML) website
New Millennium Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NML.V)
New Millennium holds an 80% interest in the LabMag Iron Ore Project, the world's largest known undeveloped magnetite reserve that is currently at an advanced stage of exploration. The project is located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
William (Bill) Almdal: