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COVID-19 impacting outdoors community

by Editorial Staff | May 22, 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.

more waterfowl changes


More waterfowl changes

by Jeff Helsdon | May 22, 2020

More waterfowl changes to regulations will further hunting opportunities in Ontario, if approved. Final regulations to be released in July.

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Firearms e-petition sets record

by Editorial Staff | May 22, 2020

The national e-petition against banning semi-automatic centrefire “assault rifles” drew the most support from Ontario with 56,701 signatures.

Ask an Expert on fish handling


Ask an expert: Can fish transmit COVID-19?

by Editorial Staff | May 21, 2020

An expert answers the question, "Can fish transmit the virus that causes COVID-19 and should they be handled any differently?"

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Big Game

How the spring bear hunt was lost and won

by Steve Galea | May 20, 2020

More than 21 years have passed since the cancellation of Ontario’s spring bear hunt. Here's how the spring bear hunt was lost and won.

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Outdoor picnic sites reopen

by Editorial Staff | May 19, 2020

Outdoor picnic sites, benches, and shelters in parks and recreational areas can now reopen, the province announced on Tuesday, May 19.

Fewer wildfires in Ontario


Forest fire fighting budget increased

by Editorial Staff | May 19, 2020

The province has increased base funding for emergency forest fire fighting by $30.2 million and is ensuring safety measures are in place to protect fire rangers during the pandemic.

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Fire ban lifted

by Editorial Staff | May 15, 2020

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is lifting the Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) banning outdoor fires in large parts of Ontario on Saturday, May 16.