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Ontario Passes Legislation to Modernize Resource Management
May 9, 2017 - Ontario has passed legislation that will modernize the province's resource extraction rules to increase environmental protections, boost competitiveness and create jobs and economic growth in the aggregates and mining sectors. This will increase competitiveness in mining with online claims registration and an electronic mining lands administration system and minimize disruption from prospecting and mining activities on land and nearby communities.

Ontario Supporting Craft Brewery Expansion in Sault Ste. Marie
April 21, 2017 - Ontario is helping to diversify the economy and create good new jobs for people in the North by supporting the expansion of a local craft brewing business in Sault Ste. Marie.

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MAM Update - Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Today at Queen’s Park, the Ontario Legislature passed the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017 (Bill 39) on a vote after the close of third reading debate.  This legislation amends and modernizes both the Mining Act under the auspices of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Aggregate Resources Act. Bill 39 only requires royal assent before becoming law.

MAM Update - April 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

First New Proposed Regulations Posted For Public Comment on Provincial Registries

As part of the preparatory work on Modernizing the Mining Act, the ministry has been developing draft regulations that would support the proposed new legislation (Bill 39).  At least six new or amending regulations would be put forward in stages.  A proposal for the first two regulations, now posted to Ontario’s Environmental Registry and

Publications Release Notice — April 18, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is July 11, 2017. 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: 

Applications for summer 2017 field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey are now closed.

Publications Release Notice — April 4, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is April 18, 2017. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

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