Newsroom

The latest Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines news. For top stories and news from other ministries and around the province, visit the Ontario Newsroom or, to search for older content, please visit the newsroom archive.

Top News Stories

Ontario Creating Opportunities for Youth in Rainy River
June 24, 2019 - Ontario's government is working for the people of Northern Ontario by investing in job opportunities for young northerners.

Ontario Supporting Tourism in Northwestern Ontario
June 24, 2019 - Ontario's government is working for the people by supporting small business growth in Mine Centre, creating two seasonal jobs.

Court Bulletins

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: 

Table of Contents

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.

Under the proposal, claim boundaries would eventually be defined by the provincial claims map rather than claim posts. Once this transition occurred, there would be no opportunity to adjust claim boundaries.

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.

Pages