AME’s Annual Permitting Workshop

with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

AME Webinar & Workshop Series Sponsor:


Hear an update on exploration permitting from BC government officials, learn tips and tricks for completing your Notice of Work application and join government staff for an informal conversation.

  • Date: Thursday, March 4
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PST
  • Where: Zoom*

*Please note, as this will be an interactive workshop,  video and audio may be required

Workshop Sponsor:
Interested in sponsoring this workshop? Please contact Savannah Nadeau at [email protected].


  • 9:00 AM – Welcome
  • 9:10 AM – What’s New
  • 9:25 AM – Notice of Work Applications – Tips & Tricks
  • 9:55 AM – Breakout Session with Regional Staff
  • 10:30 AM – Event Ends


$30 Members | $60 Non-Members | $100 Webinar Bundle*

*This workshop is included with the Webinar Bundle.

Recordings will be available to registered attendees after the live event.

Looking to purchase a Webinar Bundle? You can add the Bundle onto your AME Remote Roundup Conference pass here. 

Not registered for Remote Roundup? You can still purchase your conference pass here and get access to the full conference programming.

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Presentation Summary

What’s New will provide an update on priorities and changes within the Ministry that relate to Notice of Work applications.

Notice of Work Applications – Tips & Tricks will highlight some key information sources that can be used to ensure your projects and applications are informed by the best available guidance.  It will cover such things as updated mapping tools and standards, use of the reclamation bond calculator, where to find out which Indigenous Nations should be involved and what’s required to address Covid-19 Public Health Orders.

Breakout Sessions – will provide an opportunity to connect with staff from each of the regions to find out what is new or important to consider when working or applying for a permit in those areas.


Nadia Bruemmer

Senior Inspector Mines, Permitting within Regional Operations in the Mines Competitiveness and Authorization Division, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Nadia has worked in the Mine Division of the Ministry since 2015, formerly as a Permitting Inspector of Mines in the South-East Mines region. As an inspector of Mines Permitting she has experience issuing Mines Act Permits for Mineral and Coal Exploration, placer, Sand & Gravel and Quarries. Nadia is a Professional Geoscientist with over 5 years of Mineral Exploration industry experience throughout BC, Alaska, Ontario, Mexico, California and Costa Rica. Her experience extends from green to brownfield mineral exploration, and grassroots to advanced exploration projects. The majority of the projects she worked on in BC were gold epithermal deposits, and predominantly in the golden triangle.

Nadia lives in Kimberley, after leaving the mineral exploration industry in Vancouver, and was born in Fernie into a family of miners. She values the work-life balance of government and the access to the backcountry the East Kootenays has to offer.

Heather Cullen

Executive Director, Regional Operations in the Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division, Ministry of Energy Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Heather has worked in the Mines Divisions of the Ministry since 2012, formally as the Regional Director for the North Central/Northeast Region.  Heather is a professional forester and project manager who has worked in several natural resource agencies for over 3 plus decades.  She draws on this wide range of experience to drive initiatives that improve organizational effectiveness and service to the sector.

Heather has lived in Prince George her whole career and found it to be a great home base to raise a family and enjoy a balanced lifestyle. That said, she has a province wide perspective on the improvement initiatives she is working on.

Regional Staff

North-Central: Brian Oke
Northwest: Howard Davies & Andrea Ross
South-Central: Mike Cloet & Vanessa Dunae
Southeast: Kathie Wagar & Glen Hendrickson
Southwest: Matthew MacLean & Kelly Franz