By Cheryl ChetkiewiczOntario is a Canadian province built on mining and mineral exploration. Over the past two decades, the provincial government has encouraged and facilitated new mines in Ontario’s Far North—a large, remote and largely roadless region that is the homeland for nearly 40,000 First Nations.The “Ring of Fire” mineral belt, located approximately 350 km north of Thunder Bay, is a massive, ore-rich area, including the largest chromite deposit in North America, which is worth an estimated $60 billion. Getting these minerals to market will require new all-weather roads and transmission lines.
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