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Ontario Supports North Bay Area Businesses
November 9, 2020 - NORTH BAY - The Ontario government is investing over $1.4 million in five projects to help create 17 new full-time jobs and promote economic development in Northeastern Ontario.

Ontario Brings Mineral and Mining Sector Back to the Forefront
October 28, 2020 - TORONTO — Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, met with the Ontario Mining Association and issued the following statement:

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Publications Release Notice — October 30, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on October 30, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Exploration Plans and Permits table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Exploration Plans & Permits table (updated October 1, 2020) shows the submitted active Plans and Permits. The table shows the Plan or Permit number, the claim holder, township name and the project name.

Read more about Exploration Plans and Exploration Permits.

Publications Release Notice — September 29, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on September 29, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Financial Assurance Table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Financial Assurance table (updated June 30, 2020) shows the proponent, sites, total dollar value of financial assurance and form of financial assurance. The table includes a listing of the form in which the financial assurance can be provided (examples: cash, bonds, letters of credit, mining reclamation trust, financial test, pledge of assets, a sinking fund or royalties per tonne).

MLAS Update - August 19, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Bulletin - Extending Exclusions of Time for Claim Holders Due to COVID-19

In the April 17, 2020, ENDM Bulletin, the ministry acknowledged that the COVID-19 outbreak and related public health requirements are special circumstances that have created challenges for all claim holders in Ontario. As such, ENDM provided relief by allowing a simplified method to apply for COVID-19 related exclusion requests. In the current circumstances, with the outbreak continuing into late summer, we appreciate that challenges have continued.

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