Modernizing the Mining Act: Update Bulletins

MAM Update - August 8, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Conversion Demonstration Tool Available in CLAIMaps

We have updated and enhanced our CLAIMaps IV application in preparation for the implementation of the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act (Bill 39). This new version launched recently and includes a new online Claim Conversion Demonstration and Claim Boundary Report (CBR) Tool.

MAM Update - August 3, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Time is Running Out for Claim Holders to Obtain Assessment Credits for Georeferencing

Submissions Are Due by the end of Business Day, August 31, 2017

Summer is a busy time for prospecting and exploration work in Ontario. But while new work is being undertaken, we must remind you that we’re in the process of transitioning to a new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) and there are important dates you should be aware of to prepare to protect your claims.

MAM Update - Special August 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Porcupine Mining Division Spatial Data Now Available

New data that more accurately indicates the location of unpatented mining claims, leases and patents for the Porcupine Mining Division is now available on CLAIMaps.

MAM Update - July 6, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Proposed Regulatory Changes Posted on Provincial Registries

The second group of new or amending regulations being put forward as part of Ontario’s work to modernize the Mining Act is now posted for public comment on Ontario’s Environmental Registry and Regulatory Registry. Ontario is proposing a number of regulatory changes including the revocation of one existing regulation.

MAM Update - Special July 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Larder Lake Mining Division Spatial Data Now Available

New data more accurately showing the location of unpatented mining claims, leases and patents for the Larder Lake Mining Division is now available on CLAIMaps. Other divisions for which similar data can currently be viewed include the Kenora, Red Lake, Patricia, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Southern Ontario mining divisions.

MAM Update - May 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Building A System On Highly Accurate Spatial Data

Phase III of Modernizing the Mining Act will implement a new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), which will include the new provincial grid.  The grid will show the precise location of mining claims along with the location of newly updated spatial data. On occasion, other spatial data on our maps may not precisely correlate with actual survey evidence on the ground.

MAM Update - Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Today at Queen’s Park, the Ontario Legislature passed the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017 (Bill 39) on a vote after the close of third reading debate.  This legislation amends and modernizes both the Mining Act under the auspices of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Aggregate Resources Act. Bill 39 only requires royal assent before becoming law.

MAM Update - April 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

First New Proposed Regulations Posted For Public Comment on Provincial Registries

As part of the preparatory work on Modernizing the Mining Act, the ministry has been developing draft regulations that would support the proposed new legislation (Bill 39).  At least six new or amending regulations would be put forward in stages.  A proposal for the first two regulations, now posted to Ontario’s Environmental Registry and

MAM Update - March 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Bill 39 Standing Committee Review Completed

The Standing Committee on Justice Policy has completed its review of the proposed Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2016 (Bill 39).  Presentations on Schedule 2 of Bill 39, which deals with introduction of online mining claim registration and implementation of a new electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), took place on March 2nd.

MAM Update - Special PDAC edition - March 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

See You at the 2017 PDAC Convention

The Mining Act Modernization Phase 3 team will be at the 2017 annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to provide a number of venues and opportunities for mineral development clients to learn more about Schedule 2 of the proposed Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act (Bill 39).

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