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Mining Update

Where are we Now?


The “Mining Update – Where are we Now” event was held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Geraldton on November 24, 2016.  Despite a power outage, more than 85 people attended the event, which included industry, geologists, local municipal officials, community members and first nations.   The event was hosted by the GEDC Business Centre in partnership with the Ontario Geological Survey and the Municipality of Greenstone.


If you attended this event, please take a moment to answer a four question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBBXVFC



  1. Gerry White, Ontario Geological Survey : 
    “Mineral Exploration Activity in the Greenstone to Ring of Fire Area 2016”
  2. John Mason, Thunder Bay CEDC:  
    “Gold Mines Northwestern Ontario, Including Canada’s Newest Mine”
  3. Ian Horne, Greenstone Gold Mines: 
    "Greenstone Gold Mines Presentation"
    Premier Gold Mines Limited – www.premiergoldmines.com
    link https://www.premiergoldmines.com/news/press-releases/hardrock-project-technical-teach-in-presentation-2016-11-16
  4. Richard Sutcliffe, Wabassi Resources, ULC:  
    “Wabassi Project, 2016 Exploration Update: Defining a new base and precious metal camp in the Eastern Uchi domain”
  5. Ryan Weston, Noront Resources Ltd.: 
    “Consolidation and Progress in the Ring of Fire: Ontario’s emerging Ni-Cu-PGE and Chromite region”
  6. Moe Lavigne, KWG Resources Inc.:  
    “The Ring of Fire Partnership”
  7. Mike Malouf, Hardrock Extension Inc.: 
    "The best kept secret in Greenstone"

(Above information was provided by the ( Greenstone Economic Development Corporation ) 




Government of Canada and

Province of Ontario

Announce Significant Infrastructure

Funding for Greenstone 


Greenstone, ON – September 7, 2016

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu and the Honourable Michael Gravelle announced that the Government of Canada and Province of Ontario will provide $1.1 million for clean water in Greenstone. The funding was announced as part of a Province wide investment of $141 million in key community infrastructure for small communities.   


“Today’s announcement demonstrates Canada’s commitment to working closely with Ontario to meet the unique needs of small communities across the province. By offering significant funding for a wide range of infrastructure projects, Canadian communities will benefit from investments that promote sustainable development while helping to grow the middle class. Municipalities know best what their communities need, and those insights are integral to building the Canada of the 21st century”, said the Hon. Patty Hajdu, MP for Thunder Bay-Superior North. 

(Photo by EPICA Pictures)

“These infrastructure investments help promote long-term, sustainable economic growth in Ontario’s communities. Thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario, these communities can improve local drinking water, waste management and other critical infrastructure,” said the Hon. Michael Gravelle, M.P.P. for Thunder Bay-Superior North. 

(Photo by EPICA Pictures)

“This important investment will help ensure the residents of the Geraldton Ward of Greenstone have clean, clear water for many years to come.  This necessary project would not be possible without the support of the Government of Canada and Province of Ontario.  I would like to thank Minister Hajdu and Minister Gravelle for their ongoing advocacy for our region and small communities,” said Mayor Renald Beaulieu. 


The funding, announced under the Small Communities Fund, will be used for a $1.65 million Water Main Relining project in the Geraldton Ward.  This project will remove iron deposits and other contaminants from a water main system originally built in the 1940’s and reline the pipes with cement, not only providing healthy safe drinking water for the residents of the Geraldton Ward, but also extending the life od the system by up to 40 years.  


For more information, contact:  

Mark Wright

Administrative CAO & EDO Municipality of Greenstone

(807)854-1100, ext. 2033  


Crystal DePeuter

Office of Hon. Patty Hajdu



Larry Joy

Office of Hon. Michael Gravelle



(Photo by EPICA Pictures)



Major Infrastructure Announcement in


The Hon Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, MP for Thunder Bay—Superior North  and The Hon Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North will be in Greenstone to make an important infrastructure announcement impacting our community.

The announcement will take place on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the Greenstone Administration Office in the Geraldton Ward.  All are welcome to attend - please join us for this event!




Government of Canada Supports Business Development and Growth in the Greenstone Region  

August 5, 2016 – Greenstone, ON 
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an investment of $335,000 in support of small business development and growth in the Greenstone region.  
The FedNor contribution will enable the Greenstone Economic Development Corporation to offer business counselling and access to capital services, as well as support community strategic planning initiatives for a oneyear period.   
 “The Government of Canada is committed to assisting small and medium-sized businesses compete in today’s global market. By working in partnership with organizations such as the Greenstone Economic Development Corporation, we are helping businesses to grow, diversify the economy and create jobs.” The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor  
“The Government of Canada recognizes the important role Community Futures organizations play in helping businesses and entrepreneurs to create a new venture, innovate or expand. Many local businesses have achieved success thanks to the support of the Greenstone Economic Development Corporation and I’m pleased that this investment will help generate many more success stories throughout the region.” The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North   
“We would like to thank the Government of Canada for its continued support that enables us to assist communities in our region in finding solutions to their business and economic development challenges. We are proud of our strong and productive working relationship with our community partners.”  Frank Hildebrandt, Board President, Greenstone Economic Development Corporation


2016 Workforce Preparedness Employer Survey 

We are requesting you to take a few minutes of your time  to complete the 2016 Workforce Preparedness Employer Survey. 

The survey includes 7 important questions that will provide us with valuable insight on how to address the labour shortage concern  in the Greenstone region.  

Deadline to complete the survey is August 5th, 2016. 

Thank you,  from the “Workforce Preparedness Committee”.

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Major Infrastructure Funding for Greenstone!

The Honourable Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, visited the Longlac Ward in Greenstone on Thursday July 14, 2016 to announce that Ontario is providing the Municipality of Greenstone with up to $990,000 to upgrade the wastewater system at Picnic Point Pumping Station through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund– one of 59 approved projects across the province that will receive new funding. 

Said Minister Gravelle “I’m proud that our government is investing in upgrading the Picnic Point Pumping Station for your community. The province’s commitment to investing in small and rural infrastructure will help keep our communities strong while creating jobs in Greenstone.” 

Several council members as well as Mayor Renald Beaulieu were on hand for the well attended event. Mayor Beaulieu acknowledged the major investment saying - "I'd like to thank the Government of Ontario for this tremendous support. This project will eliminate a need for the bypassing of raw untreated sewage into the environment and backups into area homes during wet weather events. This important investment is only made possible through with the funding through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund."

The province is also providing small, rural and northern municipalities like Greenstone with expanded access to predictable, stable, annual funding to build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure. As announced in the 2016 Ontario Budget, funding for the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund will triple from $100 million to $300 million per year by 2018-19, which will include $200 million in predictable, formula-based funding and $100 million in application-based funding. This will allow smaller municipalities to apply for investments in critical infrastructure projects to create jobs and support local economic growth.

Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.

Expanding and improving infrastructure for Ontario’s small, rural and northern municipalities is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.






Invitation to Attend Major Infrastructure Announcement!


The Honourable Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, will be travelling to Longlac in order to make a major announcement regarding infrastructure within the community!

The announcement will take place on Thursday July 14th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Longlac Senior's Centre located at 121 Indian Road.

Please join us for this event!







The winners of the $100.00 prepaid VISA cards were Shannon Kristjanson & Brian Adams!

THANK YOU to all who participated in the Municipal Strategic Plan survey & public meetings!



TUESDAY MAY 17, 2016

Longlac Senior's Centre 7:00PM


Paper copies of the survey are available at all Municipal Ward Offices.


Municipal Strategic Plan Consultation Sessions
The Municipality of Greenstone is currently engaged in the development of a
comprehensive Corporate Strategic Plan for the Municipality.
The Strategic Plan will set priorities and guide the Municipality’s activities for the next four years.
As a part of the process the Municipality is seeking input from the residents of Greenstone.
Several Community Consultation Sessions have been scheduled to
give residents an opportunity to participate in the structuring of the plan.
Nakina Ward - Nakina Community Centre Wednesday May 4, 2016 7:00 PM
Geraldton Ward - Geraldton Community Centre Thursday May 5, 2016 7:00 PM
Beardmore Ward - Beardmore Community Centre Wednesday May 11, 2016 7:00 PM
Longlac Ward - Longlac Senior’s Centre Tuesday May 17, 2016 7:00 PM
The survey is open May 3, 2016 and will close May 20, 2016.
Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/greenstone to take the survey.
*Participate in the survey to WIN one of two $100.00 Prepaid Credit Cards*






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