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Ontario Supports Economic Development in Kenora
September 29, 2018 - Ontario's Government for the People is supporting economic development, job creation, and tourism in the Northwest by investing in necessary improvements to the Kenora Airport terminal.

Ontario's Government for the People Introduces Legislation to Repeal the Green Energy Act
September 20, 2018 - TORONTO — Ontario's Government for the People is delivering on its promise to repeal the Green Energy Act, 2009, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure, announced today.

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2014 Ontario Geological Survey Field Projects

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey will conduct approximately 40 geoscience mapping projects across Ontario during 2014. The accompanying map highlights active projects planned for Northern and Southern Ontario.

Progress update – November 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Why ongoing Mining Act Modernization?

Ontario has the largest metal mining sector in Canada, and accounts for nearly a quarter of the country’s mineral production.

Through new regulations, legislation and policies under Mining Act Modernization (MAM), Ontario aims to stay out in front when it comes to mineral exploration and development in Canada.

Publications Release Notice — December 3, 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on December 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is April 8, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Northwest Mining and Exploration Status Report 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The 2013 Northwest Mining and Exploration Status Report has been released by the staff of the Northwest Ontario Resident Geologist Program.   The report highlights activities in the region which include producing mines and quarries, major exploration projects, amethyst producers and identified mineral resources.

Recommendations for Exploration, 2013-2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Recommendations for Exploration across Ontario have been released for 2013/2014. The recommendations are generated annually by staff of the Ontario Geological Survey from research, field programs and areas of industry activity.

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