LATEST UPDATES

June 2021 - November 2021
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Marcel Colomb First Nation & Lynn Lake Airport Inc.

MMDF has provided $50,000 to Marcel Colomb First Nation to develop a business plan & to investigate legal processes for transforming Lynn Lake Airport into an urban reserve and regional training center.

May 2021 - September 2021
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Arctic Gold Honey

MMDF is providing $83,250 to Arctic Gold Honey for a business expansion project aimed at increasing sales and distribution of raw honey as well as adding haskap berries to their product array.

May 2021
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CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.

MMDF is providing $23,820 towards completing an aerial geophysical survey at CanAlaska Uranium's Resting Lake property. The MMDF grant will be primarily used to complete the survey, with the remainder allocated to lodging.

June 2021
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Province of Manitoba

Province provides more than $1 million toward Manitoba Mineral Development Fund

September 2021
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1191 Gold

1911 Gold Receives Exploration Grant from Manitoba Mineral Development Fund

August 2021 - October 2020
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New Age Metals Inc.

MMDF is providing $33,250 towards the project of New Age Metals Inc. that will train and hire people from Sagkeeng First Nation to conduct field work in the Greer Lake area. Twohearts Foundation, a local organization from Sagkeeng First Nation, will facilitate the crew training and management.

27-Aug-20
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New Age Metals Inc.

New Age Metals Initiates 2020 Lithium Division Program With The Support Of The Manitoba Mineral Development Fund

July 2020 - October 2020
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Island Lake Tribal Council

MMDF is providing $20,000 towards a project of Island Lakes Tribal Council that is organizing a mining services organization that will handle joint ventures, legal agreements, & capacity-building plans for mineral exploration & development projects.

February 2020 - December 2020
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Potash & Agri-Development Corp. of Manitoba

MMDF is providing $300,000 towards the project of Potash and Agri-Development Corporation of Manitoba (PADCOM), which is constructing a Selective Solution Potash Mine in southwest Manitoba near the community of Harrowby.

September 2020 - November 2021
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Callinex Mines Inc.

MMDF is providing $300,000 to Callinex Mines Inc. to help with the expansion of their 2020/2021 drill program for the Pine Bay project located just 16 km from Flin Flon.

January 2020 - February 2020
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Snow Lake Resources Ltd.

MMDF is providing $62,000 for new drone technology that will help advance Snow Lake Resources Ltd.'s exploration. As part of their Thompson Brothers (Lithium) project, they are advancing exploration activities and planning development.

10-Dec-20
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Marcel Colomb First Nation

Marcel Colomb First Nation And Alamos Gold Inc. Launch A Land-Based Youth Development Project With The Support Of The Manitoba Mineral Development Fund

October 2020 - March 2021
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Marcel Colomb First Nation

MMDF is providing $30,000 towards the project of Marcel Colomb First Nation, a partnership with Alamos Gold Inc, which involves youth in the community learning how to build a cabin and create a trail connecting Chepil Lake on the north side of Black Sturgeon Reserve.

17-Nov-20
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Callinex Mines Inc

Callinex Receives Grant From Manitoba Mineral Development Fund

December 2020 - March 2022
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Thompson Community Development Corporation

MMDF is providing $115,000 to Thompson Community Development Corporation to support the development of an organization's business plan and to pursue income-generating projects within the organization to ensure long-term financial sustainability.

October 2020 - October 2022
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Big Ridge Gold Corp.

Big Ridge Gold Corp. is completing an archaeological study for their Oxford Lake Project. The project is located MMDF is providing $50,000 towards this study.

7-Jan-21
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BWR Exploration Inc.

BWR Exploration Inc. Awarded Grant From Manitoba Mineral Development Fund

March 2021 - April 2022
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BWR Exploration Inc.

MMDF is providing $300,000 over three years to BWR Exploration for its Little Stull Lake Gold Project. Upon receiving the grant, the funds will be used directly to prepare Little Stull Lake for the arrival of the 2021 exploration crew. The approval of funds is conditional upon the completion of consultations with the community and the discussion of partnership opportunities with Manto Sipi Cree Nation.

November 2020 - September 2021
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7268425 Manitoba Limited

MMDF contributed $15,500 to 7268425 Manitoba Ltd. for early exploration work at their site located about 50km south of Prawda, Manitoba. The project involved field work such as soil sampling, geo-mapping, and drone surveying within the area.

10-Dec-20
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Alamos Gold and northern Manitoba First Nation

Alamos Gold And Northern Manitoba First Nation Launch Youth Development Project

October 2020 - February 2021
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Norway House Cree Nation

MMDF is contributing $300,000 towards the project led by Norway House Cree nation along with Rockcliff Metal Corp., Victory Nickel Inc., & Cyr Drilling International to purchase a mining camp for the purpose of renting the facilities & equipment to mineral exploration companies.

January 2021 - May 2021
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Wolfden Resources Corp.

MMDF is providing $230,000 (highlight amount with a color) towards Wolfden Resources’ Rice Island Project located in the Snow Lake area. The Funds will go towards expanding the program & advancing exploration efforts at this site.

December 2020 - May 2021
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Wolfden Resources Corp

The MMDF is providing $300,000 (highlight amount with a color) to Wolfden Resources to conduct a drilling demonstration with Island Lakes Tribal Council. It will involve knowledge & capacity building in the community.

March 2021 - May 2021
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New Age Metals

The MMDF is providing $46,000 towards new drone technology used for New Age Metal's exploration projects in southeastern Manitoba. This will allow exploration at Lithium Two, Lithium West, & Cat Lake Lithium to be done more efficiently.

March 2021 - June 2021
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Rockcliff Metals Corp

MMDF is providing $300,000 towards Rockcliff Metals Corp. to advance their 2021 Snow Lake regional exploration program involving the Tower Property and Rail Property.

March 2021 - May 2021
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Sayisi Dene First Nation

MMDF is providing $85,000 for Sayisi Dene First Nation to complete a feasibility study for a renewable energy project. This project involves adding a fixed solar array, microgrid, & battery storage to the site's existing diesel generator to reduce the burning of carbon-based fuels.

July 2021
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Community Futures North Central Development

MMDF is providing $84,172 to Community Futures North Central Development to install six (6) level 3 (L3) charging stations for electric vehicles on PTH 10 and PTH 6. This project is in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, CEDF, City of Thompson, Thompson Chamber of Commerce, Town of The Pas, and Misipawistik Cree Nation.

September 2021
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1911 Gold Corp.

MMDF is providing $300,000 towards 1911 Gold’s 2021/22 Regional Exploration Program in southeast Manitoba. The project involves exploration of the Company’s mineral dispositions extending east from Manigotagan to Beresford Lake. Funding from MMDF would go towards bedrock geological mapping, prospecting, rock geochemical sampling and surficial geochemistry in the designated areas.

September 2021
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City of Flin Flon

MMDF is providing $98,000 to the City of Flin Flon for the development of a Regional Investment Attraction Toolkit. This toolkit will include marketable profiles, priority industries and business cases to expedite investment in the region.

September 2021
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FAR Resources Inc.

MMDF is providing $300,000 to support exploration activities at the Jean Lake and Zoro Lithium sites located in the Snow Lake area. Funding from MMDF will support early exploration activities within the Jean Lake properties and a winter drill program within the Zoro Lithium properties.

September 2021
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Community Futures North Central

MMDF is providing $25,000 towards the implementation of a Sled Friendly training/certification program for communities and businesses in northern Manitoba. This program is part of an overall Snowmobile Tourism Strategy that was developed in partnership with Travel Manitoba, MTEC, CRED and CEDF.

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Uptown Emporium

MMDF is providing Uptown Emporium $50,000 for the development of the ImagiNorthern Strategy. Uptown Emporium will use the funds to complete their data collection phase in order to sustainably implement their business model throughout the north.

2022
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Thompson Community Development Corporation

MMDF is providing the Thompson Community Development Corporation $100,000 towards the Thompson Winter Weather Testing Centre of Excellence. The funds will be used for a feasibility study and business plan to establish a winter weather testing centre campus.

10-Dec-20
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Snow Lake Lithium

Snow Lake Lithium Receives $158,000 Grant from MMDF to Support Continued Resource Expansion

10-Dec-20
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Snow Lake Lithium

Manitoba Celebrates Snow Lake Lithium's Study to Establish Strategically Crucial Plant in Province

2022
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Manto Sipi Cree Nation

MMDF is providing $137,250 to the Manto Sipi Cree Nation to establish a Camp Management Corporation. The Corporation is to manage camp facilities, equipment rentals, and other services to support exploration projects in the area. Funding would go towards start-up costs in the first year (strategic plans, training of a Board of Directors, support for […]

2022
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Paskwayak Business Development Corporation (PBDC)

MMDF is providing $300,000 towards PBDC’s project to establish a gravel operation under Paskwayak Construction Limited Partnership. The start-up costs for the operation include the purchase of an aggregate crusher/screener, conveyors, operations tower, and hauling trucks. MMDF’s funding will contribute to the purchase of the aggregate crusher.

2022
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KG Exploration

MMDF is providing $300,000 towards KG Exploration’s project on their Laguna property located on the east side of Wekusko Lake, approximately 18 km to the southeast of the town of Snow Lake. Exploration activities for 2022/23 at the site will involve surface detailed mapping, prospecting, channel sampling and diamond drilling.

2022
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Wolfden Resources Corp.

MMDF is providing $275,000 towards Wolfden’s drill program at their Nickel Island property. This project approval is a reallocation of the approved funds for the Rice Island project (18, 2020). The Project is to ratify the partnership agreement with the Island Lake Tribal Council – to become Wolfden’s Joint Venture partner for mineral exploration within […]

2022
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Willeson Metals

MMDF is providing $300,000 towards Willeson Metal’s drill program.  The Beaucage Property is located approximately 55 km by air south-southeast of the Town of Lynn Lake and 34 km west of the Town of Leaf Rapids. Job opportunities and collaborations with the Marcel Colomb First Nations are being pursued.

2022
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1911 Gold

MMDF is providing $300,000 funding support to 1911 Gold to re-process tailings from past mining activities in the Rice Lake area. This activity entails the excavation of material containing residual gold on the existing tailings impoundment facility and transporting it to the mill on site for further processing and refinement.

2022
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Flying Nickel Inc.

MMDF is providing $31,250 to Flying Nickel Mining Corp. to support the development of a Limestone Quarry market study located at the Minago Limestone Quarry. Flying Nickel Mining is actively engaged with the First Nations communities to collaborate on all aspects of the project, including construction and quarrying processes.

2022
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Boreal Gold

MMDF is providing $300,000 to Boreal Gold to support their Fay Lake property mineral exploration. Airborne electromagnetic surveying is employed over the entire property to define conductors with new technology. Anomalies are processed in a geological context to identify drill targets.

2022
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Foremost Lithium

MMDF is providing $300,000 to Foremost Lithium to support their exploration project at the Jean Lake property, near Snow Lake. The project is designed to test known extensions of lithium-bearing pegmatite based on a fully integrated program of drone magnetic surveys, prospecting and magnetic anomalies and soil geochemical surveys. The intent is to identify volumetrically […]

2022
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55 North

MMDF is providing $300,000 to 55 North for a phase three drilling program 5 km south of Lynn Lake Greenstone Belt. 55 North Mining Inc. are engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and extraction of natural resources, specifically precious metals. The drill program will comprise of 9,500 metres of drilling in 25 holes as a […]

2022
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Alamos Gold

MMDF is providing $300,000 to Alamos Gold for a phase two of their exploration project in Lynn Lake. The exploration activities include approximately 8,000 metres of drilling, a summer field program consisting of geological mapping and rock sampling, and work on a modern drill core storage facility at the Maclellan site. This follows the completion […]

2022
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Callinex Mines

MMDF is providing $500,000 to Callinex Mines for a drilling program at the Pine Bay location, 16 km from Flin Flon. Phase one of the campaign is budgeted for up to 10,000 meters of drilling that will focus on testing their Rainbow and Alchemist deposits. The completion of their drilling and exploration campaign is expected […]

2022
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Rockcliff Metals

MMDF is providing $225,000 to Rockcliff Metals to advance their high-grade copper-zinc resource base through expansion and growth of their advanced stage deposits in the Snow Lake area. This project adds to the local capacity which is being supported by the other exploration activities in the area. The relationship building with the local First Nation’s […]

2022
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Exiro Minerals

MMDF is providing $56,250 to Exiro Minerals to explore new metals discovery in Manitoba through researching paper documents for rock types, minerals, and geochemistry that were previously unassayed. The project requires a sematic search of scanned paper data, and field follow-up. Exiro Minerals announced the results of a successful Phase one exploration program south of […]

2022
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Snow Lake Resources

MMDF is providing $157,500 to Snow Lake Resources to advance their drilling program and determine whether their project property contains proven or probable mineral reserves. Snow Lake Resources is focused on the development of its 100 per cent owned Snow Lake Lithium property in the mining center of Snow Lake. Its primary asset is the […]

April 2022
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The Pas CDC

MMDF is contributing $22,500 to The Pas Community Development Corporation (CDC) for Phase one of their Clearwater Campground Project. Phase one involves the completion of a master plan and business plan for the campground. This project is supported by the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

2022
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Community Futures Manitoba

MMDF is contributing $69,700 towards Phase one of Community Futures Manitoba and Food and Beverage Manitoba’s project to establish food innovation hubs throughout Manitoba. This project would focus specifically on northern Manitoba and involve the completion of an environmental scan and community consultations.

2022
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City of Flin Flon

MMDF is contributing $150,000 to the City of Flin Flon to address the challenges of the mining closure of Hudbay Minerals 777 mine in Flin Flon. The city is developing a 50-year community plan, campground area master plan, and wayfinding signage as part of their economic development strategy to diversify their community. Efforts are being […]

May 31,2023
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Government of Manitoba Announcement

MANITOBA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT FUND SUPPORTS 11 MINERAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN NORTHERN MANITOBA – – – Managed by Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Fund has Leveraged Investments of more than $61 Million To facilitate economic growth, job creation and strong communities in northern Manitoba, the Manitoba government is providing $2.1 million to 11 mineral development projects through […]

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MEIA 2023 CONFERENCE

MEIA 2023 conference website is open and early bird tickets are ending TOMORROW so don’t miss out!!! Sponsorships and tradeshow booths are now available. MEIA Conference Poster 2023 Click here to View our Website 2022 Highlight Video [4 Mins] click here

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Hudbay and Marubeni Establish Framework for Flin Flon Exploration Partnership

News Release TORONTO, July 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hudbay Minerals Inc. (“Hudbay” or the “company”) (TSX, NYSE: HBM) announces the signing of a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) that establishes the framework for a multi-year exploration partnership focused on the discovery of new deposits within trucking distance of Hudbay’s existing processing […]

July 10, 2023
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Pine Bay Project- Callinex Mine Inc.

Vancouver, British Columbia – July 10, 2023 – Callinex Mines Inc. (the “Company” or “Callinex”) (TSX-V: CNX; OTC: CLLXF) is pleased to announce a high-grade copper maiden mineral resource estimate for its 100% owned Pine Bay Project (the “Project”) in Manitoba. The Project hosts the high grade copper, zinc, gold and silver Rainbow deposit which is open for expansion in […]

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New Critical Minerals Strategy

MANITOBA MINERALS STRATEGY PROMISES JOB CREATION – – – New Critical Minerals Strategy Signals Manitoba Open for Business: Stefanson, Wharton To ensure Manitoba is a globally recognized leader in supplying the world with critical minerals, the Manitoba government is releasing the Manitoba Critical Minerals Strategy, Premier Heather Stefanson and Economic Development, Investment and Trade Minister Jeff […]

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Indigenous Inclusion and Partnerships Fund

August 2, 2023 Manitoba Government Announces New Natural Resource Development Fund – – – $2-Million Grant Program Piloted with Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Will Increase Indigenous Inclusion and Partnerships: Nesbitt The Manitoba government is investing up to $2 million to launch a new fund that will reduce barriers for Indigenous communities so they can fully […]

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Alamos Gold Announces Updated Feasibility Study for the Lynn Lake Project

Alamos Gold Announces Updated Feasibility Study for the Lynn Lake Project Outlining Larger, Longer-Life, Low-Cost Operation in Canada with Attractive Economics and Significant Exploration Upside Toronto, Ontario (August 2, 2023) – Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI; NYSE:AGI) (“Alamos” or the “Company”) today reported results from the updated Feasibility Study (“2023 Study”) conducted on the Lynn Lake […]

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NiCan Limited

MMDF provide $300,000 to NiCan Limited to further explore at the Wine Project which is located in the Snow Lake/ Flin Flon area.

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New Age Metals

MMDF approved New Age Metals for $300,000 for a Summer Field Program at Tanco Mine funds will support: • Mapping – Complete updated property bedrock geology maps with detailed structural analysis of pegmatite distribution and internal zonation • Lithogeochemistry – Property wide rock sampling to gather geochemical data on identified targets and develop future drill targets • Mobile […]

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King Global

MMDF has approved King Global for $65,862 for their  drill exploration project for Dion Lake project in the Snow Lake region. 

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November 06,2023- News Release

MANITOBA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT FUND SUPPORTS SEVEN MINERAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN NORTHERN MANITOBA Managed by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, the Fund has Leveraged Investments of More Than $69 Million to Date   To facilitate economic growth, job creation and strong communities in northern Manitoba, the Manitoba government is proud to announce it is providing $1.46 […]