C.B. (Colin) Aird

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Colin was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1935, graduated from St. Catherines Collegiate Institute in 1953 and started his survey career as an instrument man for K.T. Howe, OLS on Ontario highway contracts for three years. He was then employed by Canadian Dredge and Dock as a party chief doing engineering layout for the Seaway for three years.

In 1960, he began a 35 year career doing federal government surveys, first with the Legal Surveys Division of Mines and Technical surveys, which became the Energy Mines and Resources where he apprenticed to Conrad Duncan, DLS and obtained his Canada Lands Surveyors Commission.

Then in 1980, he transferred to Public Works Canada, Real Estate Services, in Edmonton and articled to R.A.F. Tate in 1982 to obtain his ALS in 1985. In 1990, he transferred to the Yellowknife office of the Legal Surveys Division, now renamed Natural Resources Canada, as Survey Manager. He retired on May 15th, 1995.