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Ontario Supports Film and Television Industry in the North
September 11, 2020 - NORTH BAY - The Ontario government is providing more than $5.5 million to help support the thriving film and television industry, create jobs and promote economic development in North Bay and surrounding area. Funding is being delivered to four production companies through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).

Ontario Expands Natural Gas to More Communities in North Bay
September 10, 2020 - NORTH BAY - The Ontario government is providing up to $8.67 million to expand natural gas to households and businesses in North Bay. Construction is underway on a new natural gas pipeline that will bring more reliable and affordable energy to the Northshore and Peninsula Roads area.

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Financial Assurance Table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Financial Assurance table (updated June 30, 2020) shows the proponent, sites, total dollar value of financial assurance and form of financial assurance. The table includes a listing of the form in which the financial assurance can be provided (examples: cash, bonds, letters of credit, mining reclamation trust, financial test, pledge of assets, a sinking fund or royalties per tonne).

Exploration Plans and Permits table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Exploration Plans & Permits table (updated September 2, 2020) shows the submitted active Plans and Permits. The table shows the Plan or Permit number, the claim holder, township name and the project name.

Read more about Exploration Plans and Exploration Permits.

MLAS Update - August 19, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Bulletin - Extending Exclusions of Time for Claim Holders Due to COVID-19

In the April 17, 2020, ENDM Bulletin, the ministry acknowledged that the COVID-19 outbreak and related public health requirements are special circumstances that have created challenges for all claim holders in Ontario. As such, ENDM provided relief by allowing a simplified method to apply for COVID-19 related exclusion requests. In the current circumstances, with the outbreak continuing into late summer, we appreciate that challenges have continued.

Publications Release Notice — August 25, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on August 25, 2020, 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.

Publications Release Notice — July 3, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on July 3, 2020, 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.

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