Since MMDF launched in July 2020, we have provided funding towards a range of strategic projects that increase economic partnerships, local employment opportunities, and regional investment.
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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.
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.
MMDF has approved King Global for $65,862 for their drill exploration project for Dion Lake project in the Snow Lake region.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.