News

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

Ontario Invests in Community Infrastructure Projects in Nipissing
Aug 28, 2015 - Ontario is investing in infrastructure projects in the Nipissing region that will boost the local economy and improve the quality of life for residents.

Ontario Invests in Skilled Trades Training Centre in the North
Aug 25, 2015 - Ontario is investing in the expansion of a training centre in Azilda to help skilled tradespeople access the equipment, training and facilities they need to get good jobs. 

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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