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Ontario Helps Natural Products Manufacturer Expand Operations in Sault Ste. Marie
July 3, 2020 - SAULT STE. MARIE - The Ontario government is investing $185,425 to help a natural products manufacturer expand operations, meet growing demand for products that will help in the fight against COVID-19, and create six new jobs as the province gradually restarts the economy.

Ontario Provides Stable Electricity Pricing for Industrial and Commercial Companies
June 26, 2020 - TORONTO - The Ontario government is helping large industrial and commercial companies return to full levels of operation without the fear of electricity costs spiking by providing more stable electricity pricing for two years. Effective immediately, companies that participate in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) will not be required to reduce their electricity usage during peak hours, as their proportion of Global Adjustment (GA) charges for these companies will be frozen.

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Exploration Plans and Permits table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Exploration Plans & Permits table (updated July 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.

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.

Financial Assurance Table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Financial Assurance table (updated March 31, 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).

Publications Release Notice — May 29, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on May 29, 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.

Report of Activities 2019

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2019 for electronic distribution.

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