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Ontario Connecting Communities Across Northwestern Ontario
February 12, 2020 - THUNDER BAY - The Ontario government is providing more travel options for passengers in the northwest with the launch of a new bus route between White River and Thunder Bay, offering riders easier, more convenient connections and direct stops at hospitals, post-secondary schools and other community hubs.

Province Supporting Broadband Access to Better Connect Northwestern Ontario Indigenous Community
February 11, 2020 - MISHKEEGOGAMANG - Ontario's government is helping increase broadband access and affordability for more than 600 residents living in the Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation community in Northwestern Ontario.

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MAM Update - April 10, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario Launches Online Mining Claims

Province Completes Process to Modernize Mining Act

Today, Ontario is transitioning to an online, electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), replacing the province’s century-old traditional ground-staking methods and completing multi-phased efforts to modernize the Mining Act. The new online self-service system will allow anyone with a prospector's licence to register a claim — seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

MAM Update - April 4, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Information Webinar

An Opportunity to Learn About Ontario’s New Mining Lands Administration System

Call Us Now to Register and Be Ready for our April 10th Launch

We have received a lot of positive feedback about the information sessions we’ve delivered across the province this winter on how to navigate Ontario’s new 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS).

MAM Update - March 28, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Technical Standards for Reporting Assessment Work Now Available Online

New Technical Standards for Reporting Assessment Work have been published and are available on the ministry website. We encourage all mineral exploration and development participants to familiarize themselves with these new standards that will come into effect when Stage 2 of Ontario’s new 24/7 electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) launches on April 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Publications Release Notice — April 3, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publication is being released on April 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Ontario Supporting Business Innovation in Sault Ste. Marie


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Province Investing in Economic Development and Job Creation in the North


March 23, 2018

Ontario is investing in the establishment of a software solutions and development centre in Sault Ste. Marie that will serve small to medium-sized businesses and create 30 jobs.
With funding from the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), The Createch Group will establish a new centre in Sault Ste. Marie that will help businesses use software to improve productivity.