Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Vivien first became involved with the stock market in 2006, when she started working for RBC Dominion Securities, the Royal Bank of Canada’s full-service brokerage firm. It was at RBC DS that Vivien gained an understanding of commodity investing and became intrigued with how the markets move in direct correlation with the economy.
In 2007, Vivien graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature. She later enrolled in the Writing and Communications program at Simon Fraser University. Vivien volunteered with the Investing News Network in the spring of 2010, and interned for Momentum Magazine in Vancouver. In the fall of 2010, Vivien began working for the Investing News Network in an official capacity as an assistant editor, where she is constantly learning more about the commodity markets. In the summer of 2011, Vivien was awarded a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University.
The Western Athabasca Syndicate, which includes Athabasca Nuclear Corp. (TSXV:ASC) , Skyharbour Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SYH), Noka Resources Inc. (TSXV:NX) and Lucky Strike Resources Ltd. (TSXV:LKY), started a ground gravity geophysical survey at its Preston Lake Uranium Property.
Lakeland Resources Inc. (TSXV:LK, FSE: 6LL) and has signed a property option agreement with Declan Resources Inc. (TSXV:LAN) whereby Declan can earn up to a 70% interest in Lakeland’s Gibbon’s Creek Uranium Property located on the northern rim of the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan.
Not all energy options are equally good, says Thomas Drolet, principal of Drolet & Associates Energy Services Inc. Using an “Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROEI)” calculation to decide which energy sources yield the most for the least energy investment, Drolet sees hydroelectricity, natural gas, uranium and coal at the top of the list. Drolet adds that the need for reliable power will keep baseload power fueled by uranium and coal at the center of the world’s electricity systems for many years, but he tips The Mining Report to some technologies looking for investment that can help make coal a more environment-friendly fuel.