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Top News Stories

Ontario Establishes Ring Of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation
Aug 28, 2014 - Ontario has taken another step to drive progress in the Ring of Fire region, delivering on its July 3, 2014 commitment to establish a development corporation within 60 days. 

Highway Investments Create Jobs in the North
Aug 11, 2014 - Ontario continues to expand and improve highways throughout Northern Ontario, making travel safer and more efficient for residents, visitors and industry while sustaining and creating more than 5,000 jobs annually.

Recent News

Progress update – August 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

How to Keep your Prospector’s Licence Valid:

Take the Mining Act Awareness Program by November 1, 2014

If you have a prospector’s licence you must complete the Mining Act Awareness Program (MAAP) by November 1, 2014 to keep your licence valid.

If you don’t complete the MAAP by November 1, 2014 you won’t be able to stake a mining claim unless you obtain a new prospector’s licence. You will need to take the MAAP and pay the required fee to get a new prospector’s licence.

Publications Release Notice — August 6, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on June 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is August 6, 2014.

Progress update - July 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

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Georeference Your Claims Now

Ontario is proposing to implement online staking and online mining lands administration. If you aren’t certain that your mining claim is shown accurately on the current provincial claims map, you should georeference your claim and provide the data to the province.

Publications Release Notice — June 3, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on June 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is August 6, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Publications Release Notice — April 8 and 15, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 8 or 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is June 3, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

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