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Top News Stories

Supporting Economic Development in Sioux Lookout
Mar 27, 2015 - Ontario is supporting economic development in Northwestern Ontario by investing in projects that will help communities prepare for growth, companies to expand their operations, and create jobs.

Ontario Investing in Wood Pellet Manufacturing Facilities in Wawa and Atikokan
Mar 20, 2015 - Ontario is investing in two projects to help Rentech Inc., a Northern Ontario fibre company, to convert two idle wood product mills into facilities that manufacture wood pellets, a sustainable energy source. The two facilities have created over 60 jobs in Northern Ontario.

Recent News

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.

Publications Release Notice — January 13, 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on January 13, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is February 3, 2015. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Summer Work Experience for Geoscience Students

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Enhance your skills and prepare for your future by working as a summer 2015 field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey!  Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 summer field season.

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