I.L. (Lorraine) Hortness
As published in ALS News upon receiving her commission in 1990.
Lorraine Hortness was born in Wawota, Saskatchewan. She graduated from Central Collegiate in Regina, received a Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972 and a Survey Technology Diploma (honours) from NAIT in 1979.
Principals that Lorraine served under were J.B. Lamarche, ALS (1986-1988) and D.C.J. Bruce, ALS (1988-1990). The topic of the technical report submitted as part of the qualifying examination was "A Road Survey into Fort MacLeod." Commission as an Alberta Land Surveyor was granted on April 18, 1990.
Membership in other technical or professional associations include CISM, CHA and Earthwatch.
While Lorraine attended NAIT, she engaged in engineering surveys for Stewart, Weir & Co (September to November 1978), portable seismic surveys at Hinton for Felix Seismic Surveys and legal surveys for Underwood McLellan (summer 1978). From June 1979 to June 1982, she worked for Great Western Construction Surveys involved in municipal surveys. In August 1982, she joined Alberta Transportation.
Travelling, reading and swimming are a few of her leisure activities.