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UPDATE: COVID-19 Pandemic Assessment Work Relief Applications Under The Mining Act (Ontario)
On April 17, 2020 the Ministry acknowledged in a Mining Lands Administration System Update (the "Update") that the pandemic is a special circumstance creating challenges for all claim holders in Ontario. The Update provides that holders with claim anniversary dates on or before December 31, 2020 will be given an exclusion order by simply making a brief email request to the Provincial Mining Recorder Office at firstname.lastname@example.org on a no cost basis. The exclusion order will remove the requirement to carry out assessment work for a period of time of up to 12 months.
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COVID-19 Pandemic - Assessment Work Relief Applications Under the Mining Act (Ontario)
Following the declaration of emergency made on March 17, 2020 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (Ontario) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability of holders of unpatented mining claims to perform assessment work required under the Mining Act (Ontario) (the "Act") will be difficult or impossible until such time as government ordered social distancing measures have been lifted.