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Top News Stories

Ontario Investing in Economic Development in Kenora and Timiskaming
May 26, 2015 - Ontario is helping communities in the Kenora and Timiskaming areas explore new economic development opportunities in order to help create jobs and generate new revenue sources and increased business.

Enhancing Post-Secondary Education in Northwestern Ontario
May 22, 2015 - Ontario is investing in new technology that will provide students in Kenora and Sioux Lookout with an interactive university experience.  

Recent News

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.

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.

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