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Tick submissions no longer accepted

by Editorial Staff | September 15, 2021

Local health units are no longer accepting black-legged ticks from the public after a decision by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML)’s to stop testing them as of Sept. 20.

Warming water not good for fish

by Jeff Helsdon | September 14, 2021

Climate change doesn’t bode well for fish, researcher warns, as fish are losing habitat space at the bottom of lakes.

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Community hatcheries keep Ontario stocked

by Mike Beaudin | September 10, 2021

On a late fall morning, a dozen or so volunteers gather on a wooded hill with a magnificent view of Georgian Bay. This group has no interest in the autumn splendour, however.

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New ballast-water regulations applauded

by Jeff Helsdon | September 9, 2021

New ballast-water regulations aim to stop spread of invasive species in Canada. Sea-going vessels have been held responsible in the past.

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Canada Goose ends using fur

by Steve Galea | September 8, 2021

The high-end outerwear company, Canada Goose, announced it will cease use of all fur in its products by 2022.

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Great Lakes get funding

by Steve Galea | August 31, 2021

The provincial government announced it would disburse $1.9 million to 44 community-based projects designed to protect the Great Lakes.

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Firearms buyback costs still uncertain

by Steve Galea | August 27, 2021

A report regarding the cost of the federal firearms buyback program is still lacking critical details and data for an accurate estimate.  

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Balloons cause concern on Lake Erie

by Jeff Helsdon | August 25, 2021

Though balloons usually mean happy times, sometimes the sight of them is no cause for celebration.

Lifetime background check implemented for firearm licence applicants

by Jeff Helsdon | August 23, 2021

Firearms licence applicants are now subject to a lifetime background check (instead of five years) to ensure eligibility.