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Ontario Investing in Innovation and Creating Jobs in Sault Ste. Marie
December 14, 2018 - Ontario's Government for the People is supporting innovation in Sault Ste. Marie, which will lead to modernization in the manufacturing industry and create nine full-time jobs.

Statement by Minister Rickford and Minister Scott on Potential Power Workers' Union Strike Action
December 13, 2018 - Today, the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and the Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour, issued the following statement on the Power Workers' Union (PWU) rejection of Ontario Power Generation's final offer in contract negotiations, leaving PWU in a strike position:

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MAM Update - August 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS)

Ontario is proposing to move away from ground staked mining claims and to implement province-wide online mining claim registration and a new electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), as part of the ongoing roll-out of the Mining Act Modernization (MAM) process. The proposed changes to assessment work described in this bulletin depend on the enactment of technical amendments to the Mining Act and then developing a new assessment work regulation.

Publications Release Notice — August 9, 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on August 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is October 4, 2016. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Publications Release Notice — June 7, 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on June 7, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is August 9, 2016. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

MAM Update - May 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

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Conversion is Coming

Legislation enabling the third phase of Ontario’s work to modernize the Mining Act was tabled at Queen’s Park and proposes to convert Ontario’s manual system of ground and paper staking, and maintaining unpatented mining claims to an online system. At conversion, ALL active, unpatented claims would be converted from their legally-defined claim posts on the ground or by township survey to a cell-based provincial grid. Following conversion, the claims would be legally defined by their cell on the grid and coordinate location in CLAIMaps.

Publications Release Notice — April 27, 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 27, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is June 7, 2016. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

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