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Ontario Supports Upgrades to Biathlon Training Facility in Sundridge
July 30, 2020 - SUNDRIDGE - The Ontario government is investing $95,540 in the Eagle Lake Gun Club in Sundridge to help build a provincial centre of excellence for biathlon training and racing. Funding through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will be used to upgrade its biathlon infrastructure and trail network, creating two jobs.

Ontario Supports Economic Development and Tourism in Kenora
July 28, 2020 - KENORA - The Ontario government is providing $78,700 to upgrade the Lake of the Woods Railroaders Museum and to help boost local tourism and economic development in the City of Kenora. The funding will be delivered through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).

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Report of Activities 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2013 for electronic distribution.

Progress update – March 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Mining Lands Administration going Digital

Ontario is continuing its phased approach to modernizing its Mining Act. This means implementing province-wide online claim staking and a modern mining lands administration system. Implementing this phase of Mining Act Modernization requires the enactment of some technical changes to the Mining Act and some regulations.

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.