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The latest Ministry of Northern Development and Mines news. For top stories and news from other ministries and around the province, visit the Ontario Newsroom or, to search for older content, please visit the newsroom archive.

Top News Stories

Creating Prosperity, Economic Growth and Jobs in the North
May 8, 2018 - Ontario is creating jobs and boosting economic growth and prosperity for Northerners through recent investments from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). 

Ontario Supporting Northern Film and TV Industry
May 4, 2018 - Ontario is investing in film and television productions to create jobs and grow the northern economy.

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Recent News

2018 Ontario Geological Survey Field Projects

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey will conduct approximately 20 geoscience mapping projects across Ontario during 2018. The accompanying map highlights active projects planned for Northern and Southern Ontario.

Publications Release Notice — February 8, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publication is being released on February 8, 2018, 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.

MAM Update - January 31, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

How Mining Claim Due Dates Will Be Impacted by Transition and Conversion

The third phase of our work to modernize the Mining Act will significantly impact claim holders’ portfolios. During the pre-conversion period and for a time after conversion, claim holders will be busy re-configuring their portfolios and may not be in a position to carry out exploration projects. To protect claim holders during this period of change, the ministry has taken steps to prevent mining claims from forfeiting.

Disclaimer

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Please take note that the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is reviewing and updating content on this website to reflect recent changes to the Mining Act as they relate to the implementation of online mining claim registration and an electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). Until further notice, visitors should consider this content to be in transition and subject to modifications.

MAM Update - January 26, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

MLAS Enrolment Packages Are On the Way to Clients

In advance of launching Stage 1 of the new 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) on February 7, all holders of an active or permanent prospector’s licence as well as mining claim holders in Ontario will be sent information to guide them in completing their enrolment into MLAS. The ministry started mailing out packages on January 15. Call us or email us at pro.ndm@ontario.ca if you have not received your enrolment package by February 7.

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