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Ontario and Saskatchewan Joint Statement Regarding the Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference
August 14, 2018 - IQALUIT, NUNAVUT — Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford, and Saskatchewan Minister of Energy and Resources Bronwyn Eyre released the following statement today following the 2018 Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference: 

Ontario nominates Thomas D. Woods for Hydro One Board
July 19, 2018 - Ontario has nominated Thomas D. (Tom) Woods as the first of its four nominees for the new Board of Directors at Hydro One.

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MAM Update - January 26, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

MLAS Enrolment Packages Are On the Way to Clients

In advance of launching Stage 1 of the new 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) on February 7, all holders of an active or permanent prospector’s licence as well as mining claim holders in Ontario will be sent information to guide them in completing their enrolment into MLAS. The ministry started mailing out packages on January 15. Call us or email us at pro.ndm@ontario.ca if you have not received your enrolment package by February 7.

Recommendations for Exploration, 2017–2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Recommendations for Exploration across Ontario have been released for 2017–2018. The recommendations are generated annually by staff of the Ontario Geological Survey from research, field programs and areas of industry activity.

MAM Update - January 17, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Sites of Aboriginal Cultural Significance May Continue to be Withdrawn During the Pre-Conversion Period

With the 90-day pre-conversion period now in effect, no new mining claim can be registered in Ontario until online claim registration launches April 10, 2018, as part of Stage 2 of implementing the Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). 

Ontario Supporting Opportunity and Growth in the North

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NEWS

January 11, 2018

Ontario is supporting communities across the North in developing plans and initiatives that will attract new investments and grow local economies.

The province’s Northern Communities Investment Readiness (NCIR) program offers grants to First Nations, municipalities and economic development corporations in Northern Ontario to support initiatives that will better position their communities to attract and develop new investments.

Since 2015, the NCIR program has approved more than $877,000 for 68 investment projects, including:

MAM Update - December 20, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

A Claim Boundary Report Will Allow You to Tailor Conversion of Legacy Claims

Claim staking in Ontario will come to an end on January 8, 2018. A 90-day pre-conversion period will go into effect January 9, followed by the introduction of online mining claim registration and the full launch of the new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) on April 10, 2018.

Two very important things clients will have to do during the pre-conversion period are:

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