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Ontario nominates Thomas D. Woods for Hydro One Board
July 19, 2018 - Ontario has nominated Thomas D. (Tom) Woods as the first of its four nominees for the new Board of Directors at Hydro One.

Ontario to Cancel Energy Contracts to Bring Hydro Bills Down
July 13, 2018 - TORONTO — Ontario ratepayers will benefit from $790 million in savings thanks to the Government of Ontario's decision to cancel and wind down 758 renewable energy contracts, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford announced today.

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Report of Activities 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2015 for electronic distribution.

2016 Ontario Geological Survey Field Projects

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey will conduct approximately 30 geoscience mapping projects across Ontario during 2016. The accompanying map highlights active projects planned for Northern and Southern Ontario.

Publications Release Notice — February 9, 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on February 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is April 5, 2016. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

MAM Update - February 2016

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How We Got Here

Our proposed legislation was developed following consultation with Ontario’s mineral exploration and development stakeholders and engagement with Aboriginal communities and groups that included:

Recommendations for Exploration, 2015–2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Recommendations for Exploration across Ontario have been released for 2015–2016. The recommendations are generated annually by staff of the Ontario Geological Survey from research, field programs and areas of industry activity.