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Top News Stories

Ontario Invests in New Dynamic Earth Tourism Exhibits
Apr 17, 2015 - Ontario is investing in a significant expansion of Science North's Dynamic Earth attraction, strengthening the northern tourism sector and helping draw visitors to Sudbury.

Investing in Northern Ontario Farming Projects
Apr 17, 2015 - The province is investing in Northern Ontario farming projects that will improve agricultural land, diversify crops and expand business.  

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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