Modernizing the Mining Act: Update Bulletins

MAM Update - October 6, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Final Phase of Modernizing Ontario’s Mining Act to Launch in January 2018 

Pre-Conversion Period to Begin January 9, 2018

The final phase of Ontario’s plan to modernize the Mining Act will begin early in the new year. The province has set official dates for the historic end of claim staking in the province as well as for the implementation of both stages of the new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). These dates are subject to Cabinet approval.

MAM Update - Special September 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario’s Spatial Data Update Completed in CLAIMaps

All nine mining divisions now contain current georeferenced data

With the addition this week of data from the Thunder Bay Division, all nine mining divisions in Ontario now feature updated information that more accurately presents the location of unpatented mining claims, leases and patents in CLAIMaps.

MAM Update - September 15, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Proposed Regulations Posted to Ontario Environmental and Regulatory Registries

Industry/Public Input Invited

The revocation and replacement of two existing Mining Act regulations are the latest proposed regulatory changes being put forward for public input. This is part of Ontario’s work to implement online mining claim registration and an electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). 

MAM Update - August 8, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Conversion Demonstration Tool Available in CLAIMaps

We have updated and enhanced our CLAIMaps IV application in preparation for the implementation of the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act (Bill 39). This new version launched recently and includes a new online Claim Conversion Demonstration and Claim Boundary Report (CBR) Tool.

MAM Update - August 3, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Time is Running Out for Claim Holders to Obtain Assessment Credits for Georeferencing

Submissions Are Due by the end of Business Day, August 31, 2017

Summer is a busy time for prospecting and exploration work in Ontario. But while new work is being undertaken, we must remind you that we’re in the process of transitioning to a new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) and there are important dates you should be aware of to prepare to protect your claims.

MAM Update - Special August 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Porcupine Mining Division Spatial Data Now Available

New data that more accurately indicates the location of unpatented mining claims, leases and patents for the Porcupine Mining Division is now available on CLAIMaps.

MAM Update - July 6, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Proposed Regulatory Changes Posted on Provincial Registries

The second group of new or amending regulations being put forward as part of Ontario’s work to modernize the Mining Act is now posted for public comment on Ontario’s Environmental Registry and Regulatory Registry. Ontario is proposing a number of regulatory changes including the revocation of one existing regulation.

MAM Update - Special July 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Larder Lake Mining Division Spatial Data Now Available

New data more accurately showing the location of unpatented mining claims, leases and patents for the Larder Lake Mining Division is now available on CLAIMaps. Other divisions for which similar data can currently be viewed include the Kenora, Red Lake, Patricia, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Southern Ontario mining divisions.

MAM Update - May 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Building A System On Highly Accurate Spatial Data

Phase III of Modernizing the Mining Act will implement a new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), which will include the new provincial grid.  The grid will show the precise location of mining claims along with the location of newly updated spatial data. On occasion, other spatial data on our maps may not precisely correlate with actual survey evidence on the ground.

MAM Update - Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Today at Queen’s Park, the Ontario Legislature passed the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017 (Bill 39) on a vote after the close of third reading debate.  This legislation amends and modernizes both the Mining Act under the auspices of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Aggregate Resources Act. Bill 39 only requires royal assent before becoming law.

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