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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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Publications Release Notice — August 8, 2012

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on August 8, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is October 10, 2012. Publications can be purchased from Publication Sales, or downloaded for free from GeologyOntario.

Report of Activities, 2011

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2011 for electronic distribution.

Ministers’ Statement on Wolf Lake Old Growth Forest Reserve

Ministry: 

Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and Michael Gravelle, Minister of Natural Resources, issued the following statement today regarding the Wolf Lake Old Growth Forest Reserve:

“One of the most challenging parts of our jobs is balancing economic development opportunities with environmental sustainability. Both are necessities for Ontarians.

Publications Release Notice — June 5, 2012

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on June 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated.

Update on ONTC

Ministry: 

Our government’s decision to divest the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) was a difficult one that was made after careful deliberation.

No other government has done more than ours to try to make the ONTC viable. We have invested over $430 million to date – almost three times the funding provided by the last two governments combined. And while our support has increased, revenues generated by ONTC continue to decline and ridership is stagnant at best.

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