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Provincial Mapping Project Important New Resource For Sustainable Planning

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Provincial Mapping Project Important New Resource For Sustainable Planning

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

TORONTO -- The McGuinty government is helping promote sustainable land-use planning through state-of-the-art geology maps, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"Our government is committed to sound development that both benefits our municipalities and protects our drinking water," said Bartolucci. "This up-to-date geological information will help communities in southern Ontario make smarter decisions and plans for the future."

The digitized data comprises 126 geology maps generated over a 40-year period by the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) and the Geological Survey of Canada. It is one of many OGS initiatives that investigate Ontario's surficial geology for land-use planning, groundwater protection and mineral resource potential.

"The presentation of this information is comprehensive, flexible, and user-friendly. It's exactly what we've been asking for," said Paul Emerson, Chief Administrative Officer, Grand River Conservation Authority. "It puts information in our hands that will help us to address environmental concerns while supporting sustainable economic growth."

For information on purchasing this digital dataset at a cost of $40.00, contact:

Publication Sales
933 Ramsey Lake Rd., Level A3
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 6B5
Tel: 1-888-415-9845 (toll-free inside Canada and the United States)
Tel: (705) 670-5691 (local calls)
Fax: (705) 670-5770
E-mail: pubsales@ndm.gov.on.ca

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