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Ontario Supporting Broadband Expansion in Hearst
March 16, 2018 - Ontario is helping to improve the connectivity of residents and local businesses in Hearst by investing in enhanced access to high speed internet. 

Ontario Supporting Revitalization Projects in Northern Ontario
March 13, 2018 - Ontario is helping to enhance attractions in Schreiber and Terrace Bay to attract more tourists and boost the local economies.

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MAM Update - March 2, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Preparing to Launch Stage 2 of MLAS

Ontario Moves Closer to Online Mining Claim Registration

Mineral exploration proponents should prepare for an interruption in access Ontario’s new 24/7 electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) between March 15 and April 9. Stage 1 of MLAS was launched February 7.

Visit the Ontario Pavilion at PDAC 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Talk to an expert, explore Ontario’s geology, attend a seminar and find out more about Ontario’s mineral development and investment opportunities at the Ontario Pavilion at the 2018 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention.

The Ontario Pavilion is located on level 800 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (booth 637).

Exploration Plans and Permits table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Exploration Plans & Permits Table has been updated February 28, 2018)

MAM Update - February 27, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

MLAS Information Workshops Scheduled

Come Experience MLAS in a Hands-On Learning Session

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is currently holding detailed information workshops on how to access and work within Ontario’s new electronic 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). Ontario is moving to online mining claim registration and the full implementation of the new MLAS on April 10, 2018.

Workshops are planned across the province over the coming weeks. We are also reaching out to Indigenous communities interested in learning more about MLAS.

MAM Update - February 9, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Claim Holder’s Guide to Conversion an Important New Tool for MLAS Users

One of Several Resources Available to Help You Prepare