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Top News Stories

<p>Supporting Economic Development in Thunder Bay</p>
Apr 11, 2014 - <p>Ontario is helping to build<br /> a stronger, more diverse northern economy while creating 19 jobs in the Thunder<br /> Bay area.</p>

<p>Ontario Supporting a New Health Research Facility in Sudbury</p>
Apr 11, 2014 - <p>Ontario is supporting an innovative health facility in<br /> Sudbury that will carry on research for cancer, infectious diseases and<br /> vaccines, while creating 18 jobs.</p>

Recent News

Publications Release Notice — April 8 and 15, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 8 or 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is June 3, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Report of Activities 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2013 for electronic distribution.

Progress update – March 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Mining Lands Administration going Digital

Ontario is continuing its phased approach to modernizing its Mining Act. This means implementing province-wide online claim staking and a modern mining lands administration system. Implementing this phase of Mining Act Modernization requires the enactment of some technical changes to the Mining Act and some regulations.

2014 Ontario Geological Survey Field Projects

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey will conduct approximately 40 geoscience mapping projects across Ontario during 2014. The accompanying map highlights active projects planned for Northern and Southern Ontario.

Summer Work Experience for Geoscience Students

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Enhance your skills and prepare for your future by working as a summer 2014 field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey!  Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 summer field season.