May/June Cover Photo: Virginia Falls, Northwest Territories. This spectacular vista is seen on the South Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories at the junction of the Selwyn Fold Belt and the Mackenzie Fold Belt. The river hurtles through a section of rapids known as the Sluice Box before tumbling over limestone and recessive shales of the Middle Ordovician Sunblood Formation and into the Fourth Canyon of the South Nahanni. A spire of limestone, known as Mason's Rock, survived as the falls migrated up-river and splits the flow. With a vertical drop of 96m, Virginia Falls almost doubles the 51m cascade of Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls). Photo by: Wes Waddell

Issue Highlights

     - Talking with Architects - Paul MacKay
     - A History of GeoConvention/Three Year GeoConvention Strategy
     - GeoConvention Board/Committee Bios 
     - Palaeogeographic evolution of the Montney in the Western Canada 
       Sedimentary Basin

     - A Virtual Mcmurray Formation Outcrop Tour – An Evolving Tool For Characterizing 
       Oil Sands Reservoirs And Creating Realistic Geomodels

     - Caribou: The Next Montney Oil Sweet-Spot
     - Core Conference 2017: Grand Tour of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
     - Core Conference Technical Program
          - RJW Douglas Medal, Link Award
     - University Outreach

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