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COVID-19 impacting outdoors community

by Editorial Staff | June 5, 2020

The global outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is having a tremendous impact on life around the world. Check back here regularly to learn about how the pandemic is impacting the outdoors community in Ontario.

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by OOD in partnership with Globalstar | May 29, 2020

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short-term rentals reopen

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Short-term rentals can reopen

by Editorial Staff | June 5, 2020

Short-term rentals, including lodges, cabins, and cottages, can now resume operations.

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SAIL files for bankruptcy

by Editorial Staff | June 3, 2020

Hunting, camping, and sports retailer SAIL Outdoors Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection amid the pandemic, its owners announced on Tuesday, June 2.

winter fish behaviour scene

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Lake trout, smallmouth share space in winter: study

by Barney Moorhouse | June 3, 2020

New research tracking tagged fish has confirmed that lake trout and smallmouth bass co-exist during portions of the winter.

grass carp targeted in Great Lakes

Fishing

Grass carp targeted

by Jeff Helsdon | June 2, 2020

Unique effort shows invasive grass carp could be eliminated from the Great Lakes, if a planned attack against the species works as intended.

Lake Ontario under review for water levels

Fishing

Lake Ontario plan under review

by Jeff Helsdon | June 2, 2020

The International Joint Commission undertakes an expedited review of Plan 2014, calling to keep Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River at higher water levels.

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Backcountry camping returns

by Editorial Staff | June 1, 2020

The province reopened camping on Crown land and in Ontario Parks on Monday, June 1, including access points, paddle and portage routes, and hiking trails.

Buck in field - prevent CWD

Hunting

CWD surveys show promising results

by Barney Moorhouse | May 28, 2020

Two chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveys completed by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) staff did not detect the disease.