Canadian mining conference issues "brutal" weather warning on Twitter

Peter Kennedy Peter Kennedy, Stockhouse
6 Comments| February 27, 2014


PDAC organizers have taken the usual step of issuing a weather warning ahead of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention, which kicks off in Toronto on Friday.

“For all my friends and colleagues travelling to Toronto for the PDAC 2014 convention in a few days, bring your warmest clothes,’’ tweeted PDAC President Glenn Nolan.

As the mining industry gears up for the biggest networking event on the conference calendar, Toronto temperatures dipped to minus 23 degrees celcius this week, with the wind chill factor pushing the thermometer reading down to a numbing minus 30 degrees.

Such frigid conditions likely won’t bother hardy Canadians who are used to living and working in sub zero temperatures, especially in regions like the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

But PDAC is a global conference, attracting up to 30,000 people from 126 countries, including warmer regions such as South Africa, Chile and Peru. Some of them may be in for a big surprise when they get to Toronto.

“The weather has been brutal,” admitted PDAC executive director Ross Gallinger.

Although virtually all of the conference events are held indoors at the Toronto Convention Centre and nearby Royal York Hotel, Gallinger said it doesn’t stop registrants from complaining, “as if the conference organizers are to blame for the weather.”

Gallinger is advising attendees to use the covered skywalks that provide connections between the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto, the CN Railway Station and the Toronto Convention Centre.

He said a shuttle bus service is also available.

“So there is really no need to be outside unless you want to experience this kind of weather,” he said.

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yyyyogi
Certainly many jr's are there to raise $ and promote their company - you just have to sort through the garbage to find the up and coming stars - Lsg and Swy have/are doing very nicely. One has to do DD and be way ahead of the general public ARC
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deslug1
Thought this shindig opened on Sunday 2nd to the 5th. I guess if you go friday you get to wait outside.Just like waiting for the newest apple device or xbox or the like. This massive hall full of b.s.is of no interest to me.
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testfreak
Load v.toe fellas. Gonna be huge
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2stereo
Man that's a disrespectful picture.
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February 28, 2014
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wallstreet12345
Alot of bearish sediment on the juniors I see, hmmm. There are a few companies in the ventures that are legit, you just need to do your DD. You can't blame all, because of a few rotton apples. :)
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fibonnaci
wrong, junior miners are all rotten garbage.... look at the takeovers by seniors of juniors, name 1 single purchase of last 10 years that has amounted to anything except losses and huge write downs for purchaser? junior miners at the worst of times are 5-10x overvalued and have stolen shareholders $$$... maybe 1% of juniors would be considered even remotely successful and that is being very generous on my part... junior miners are equivalent to a lottery ticket that will never win
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