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Top News Stories

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 — April 8 and 15, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 8 or 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is June 3, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Report of Activities 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2013 for electronic distribution.

Progress update – March 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Mining Lands Administration going Digital

Ontario is continuing its phased approach to modernizing its Mining Act. This means implementing province-wide online claim staking and a modern mining lands administration system. Implementing this phase of Mining Act Modernization requires the enactment of some technical changes to the Mining Act and some regulations.

2014 Ontario Geological Survey Field Projects

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey will conduct approximately 40 geoscience mapping projects across Ontario during 2014. The accompanying map highlights active projects planned for Northern and Southern Ontario.

Progress update – November 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Why ongoing Mining Act Modernization?

Ontario has the largest metal mining sector in Canada, and accounts for nearly a quarter of the country’s mineral production.

Through new regulations, legislation and policies under Mining Act Modernization (MAM), Ontario aims to stay out in front when it comes to mineral exploration and development in Canada.

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