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The latest Ministry of Northern Development and Mines news. For top stories and news from other ministries and around the province, visit the Ontario Newsroom or, to search for older content, please visit the newsroom archive.

Top News Stories

Federal and Provincial Governments Invest More than $3.3 Million to Expand Broadband Services in Greenstone Region
Jul 14, 2015 - Canada and Ontario are helping the Greenstone region better connect to the information highway.  An investment in telecommunications infrastructure will bring modern, high‑speed broadband technology to residents, businesses and community organizations and improve access to health services, educational opportunities and a wide range of public services.

Ontario Government Investing Over $78 Million in Northwestern Highways
Jul 9, 2015 - Ontario is investing in highway infrastructure projects to make travel easier and safer by improving driving conditions in Northwestern Ontario.

Recent News

Publications Release Notice — August 5, 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on August 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is October 6, 2015. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Publications Release Notice — June 2, 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on June 2, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is August 5, 2015. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Report of Activities 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2014 for electronic distribution.

Publications Release Notice — April 14, 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is June 2, 2015. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Progress update – March 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Preview Ontario’s Proposed Provincial Grid

Preview a demo of the proposed provincial grid on the CLAIMaps system to visualize your claim holdings under the proposed online system.

Moving from Ground-based to Cell-based Mining Claims

As part of the ongoing Mining Act Modernization process, Ontario is proposing to implement an online mineral tenure acquisition process. Under the proposed system, you would go online to select predefined cells on a provincial grid, and register mining claims for those cells.

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