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Ontario Supporting Northern Film and Television Industry
December 15, 2017 - Ontario is investing in Northeastern Ontario's television and film production sector, creating jobs in the region and revenue for local businesses supporting film crews during production.

Ontario Government Expanding Bus Service Across the North
December 1, 2017 - Ontario is making it easier and more convenient for people to get where they need to go by improving transportation services within and between communities across Northern Ontario.

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Sites of Aboriginal Cultural Significance May Continue to be Withdrawn During the Pre-Conversion Period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

Summer Work Experience for Geoscience Students

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Enhance your skills and prepare for your future by working as a summer 2018 field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey!  Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 summer field season.

Exploration Plans and Permits table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Exploration Plans & Permits Table has been updated (January 5, 2018)

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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