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Brian McEwen, formerly VP exploration, is now the president of DYNASTY GOLD in Vancouver. He was involved in sever...


Brian McEwen, formerly VP exploration, is now the president of DYNASTY GOLD in Vancouver. He was involved in several bankable property evaluations including Antamina, Lomas Bayas, Spence, Cerro Colorado and Quebrada Blanca. McEwan succeeds Jonathan George, who will remain on the Dynasty board of directors.

DIADEM RESOURCES of Toronto says that A.C.A. (Peter) Howe, George Silverman and Maurice Colson have retired from their positions with the company. To replace them, three new directors were appointed: Wayne G. Beach of Beach Hepburn LLP; Rodney N. Thomas, who was Diadem’s VP exploration and is now president; and Victor Wyprysky of Crescent Financial.

Toronto-based ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS has announced the departure of its COO Tony DiFruscia. The position of COO is not being retained in the company’s new corporate structure.

Highly respected geologist Jacques Bonneau has joined the board of Montreal-based METCO RESOURCES. A graduate of Laval University, Bonneau has more than 25 years’ experience in organizations such as Soquem, Falconbridge Copper, Groupe Vior-Mazarin and most recently as president and CEO of Mineraux Sequoia. His nomination follows the resignation of Michel Rathe.

METALLICA RESOURCES of Toronto says Fred Lightner has resigned his position of senior VP and COO with the company, although he remains on the board. He will remain a consultant to METALLICA and consider returning to manage the construction of the Cerro San Pedro project in Mexico when construction recommences.

Tim Richardson is now director of corporate development at Vancouver-based MINCO MINING & METALS. Also, Miranda Berukoff Zwaag has been named manager of investor relations.

MATAMEC EXPLORATIONS of Montreal welcomes Raynald Vezina as an independent director to its board. He is a graduate of Laval University and served a term as president of the Quebec Mining Association. He was until very recently first VP Canada at Cambior.

Simon Village has traded in his managing directorship of the World Gold Council for the chairmanship of Toronto-based BANRO CORP. He holds an honours degree in engineering from the Camborne School of Mines.

ST ANDREW GOLDFIELDS of Oakville, Ont., has announced the Stuart Green has left his position of general manager of the Stock gold complex.

The new chairman of the board of WGI HEAVY MINERALS is Covell Brown.


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