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Recent News

Mandatory requirements for Exploration Plans and Exploration Permits as of April 1, 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

As the result of changes to the Mining Act, as of April 01, 2013, Exploration Plans and Exploration Permits are mandatory. For more information, please see the Plans and Permits Notice.

Publications Release Notice — February 5, 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on February 5, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications releases are April 2 and 16, 2013. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Publications Release Notice — December 4, 2012

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on December 4, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is February 5, 2013. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Statement from Minister of Northern Development and Mines on Aboriginal Consultation and Mineral Exploration

Ministry: 

Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, released the following statement today on consulting with Aboriginal communities on mineral exploration and development:

“Our government is responsible for managing Crown lands and the natural resources of this province. In so doing, we must balance the need to promote economic development and our thriving mineral exploration and development sector with our commitment to meeting our constitutional obligations to Aboriginal peoples.

Publications Release Notice — November 6, 2012

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on November 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is December 4, 2012.

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