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Black legged tick

Discovery could boost treatment of Lyme arthritis

by Jason Bain | June 20, 2019

A discovery by a biochemist at Virginia Tech could lead to new treatment for Lyme arthritis, the painful and most common late-stage symptom of Lyme disease, according to a research paper published Monday.

Fewer wildfires in Ontario

Far fewer forest fires this spring

by Jason Bain | June 17, 2019

There’s been less than half as many forest fires in Ontario this year over last year, but the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry points out there has been no shortage of problematic blazes so far this season.

Multiple lines for Carp

Multiple lines proposed for carp anglers

by Jason Bain | June 14, 2019

A proposal to allow multiple lines for carp fishing on Ontario shorelines would give anglers more opportunity and have a significant economic impact on communities that host the thriving fishery, enthusiasts agree.

mosquito

Mosquitos more abundant this spring

by Jason Bain | June 12, 2019

For those wondering if they have been swatting at more flying, blood-sucking insects than usual while outdoors this spring, experts confirm the answer is yes.

Buck in field - prevent CWD

Province proposes updating plan to prevent CWD

by Jason Bain | June 11, 2019

The province has proposed updating a plan to prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD), a progressive, fatal brain disease that affects deer, elk, moose, and caribou, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRF) and Forestry announced.

Diesel spill contained on Lake Erie creek

by Jason Bain | June 6, 2019

Wildlife was not affected by an approximately 95-litre diesel fuel spill at Imperial Oil’s Nanticoke refinery Sunday night, a Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks spokesperson told The Hamilton Spectator on Tuesday.

Survey launched to determine angler, hunter, trapper, sport shooter spending

by Jason Bain | June 4, 2019

An Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH)-led coalition wants to know how much you’ve been spending on fishing, hunting and trapping for an evaluation of the economic impact of the activities before the upcoming federal election.

Record breaking turkey in Fenelon Falls

Potential record wild turkey harvested near Fenelon Falls

by Jason Bain | May 31, 2019

Soon-to-be-married Susan McClean and Derek Hudson received an early wedding present when she harvested a potential record-size wild turkey near Fenelon Falls on May 26.

Bill C-71 gun laws Canada

Bill C-71 one step away from becoming law

by Jason Bain | May 29, 2019

Proposed gun legislation Bill C-71 is one step away from becoming law after passing a final Senate vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday.