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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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MAM Update - Special Edition - January 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Sault Ste. Marie Mining Division Spatial Data Now Available

New spatial data for the Sault Ste. Marie Mining Division is now available on CLAIMaps. Other divisions for which spatial data can currently be viewed include the Kenora, Red Lake, Patricia, and Southern Ontario Mining Divisions. Over the coming year, this new data will be made available for the other mining divisions as they are updated.

Recommendations for Exploration, 2016–2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Recommendations for Exploration across Ontario have been released for 2016–2017. The recommendations are generated annually by staff of the Ontario Geological Survey from research, field programs and areas of industry activity.

MAM Update - January 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Bill 39 Committee Hearings Scheduled

The Standing Committee on Justice Policy intends to hold public hearings in Toronto on Thursday, February 23, 2017 and Thursday, March 2, 2017 to consider Bill 39, An Act to amend the Aggregate Resources Act and the Mining Act. Interested people who wish to be considered to make an oral presentation on Bill 39 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 should provide their contact name, mailing address, phone number, and email address to the Clerk of the Committee by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey is pleased to provide Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2016 (OFR 6323) for electronic distribution.

Summary of Field Work and Other Activities presents highlights of, and key new information from, mapping and geoscientific research conducted during the year.

Publications Release Notice — December 20, 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on December 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is February 7, 2017. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.