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Top News Stories

Ontario Invests in Francophone Cultural Centre in Sudbury
May 20, 2015 - Ontario is investing in a project to help build a francophone cultural complex in Sudbury, providing a venue for community groups and cultural events. 

Province Investing in Economic Development in Algoma-Manitoulin
May 12, 2015 - Ontario is investing in the Algoma-Manitoulin region by supporting projects that will help to create innovative new business opportunities. These projects will help establish new sources of revenue for the communities and create jobs in industry, tourism, energy and manufacturing. 

Recent News

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.

2015 Ontario Geological Survey Field Projects

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey will conduct approximately 30 geoscience mapping projects across Ontario during 2015. The accompanying map highlights active projects planned for Northern and Southern Ontario.

Publications Release Notice — February 3, 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on February 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is April 14, 2015. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

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