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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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Publications Release Notice — September 17, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on September 17, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is October 7, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Progress update – August 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

How to Keep your Prospector’s Licence Valid:

Take the Mining Act Awareness Program by November 1, 2014

If you have a prospector’s licence you must complete the Mining Act Awareness Program (MAAP) by November 1, 2014 to keep your licence valid.

If you don’t complete the MAAP by November 1, 2014 you won’t be able to stake a mining claim unless you obtain a new prospector’s licence. You will need to take the MAAP and pay the required fee to get a new prospector’s licence.

Publications Release Notice — August 6, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on June 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is August 6, 2014.

Progress update - July 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

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Georeference Your Claims Now

Ontario is proposing to implement online staking and online mining lands administration. If you aren’t certain that your mining claim is shown accurately on the current provincial claims map, you should georeference your claim and provide the data to the province.

Publications Release Notice — June 3, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on June 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is August 6, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

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