COVID-19 impacting outdoors community

by Editorial Staff | August 10, 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.

what's happening with firearms in 2020

What’s happening with firearms

by Editorial Staff | August 10, 2020

Our editorial team has created a hub for the latest information on firearm ownership in 2020. Stay informed by checking back regularly for updates.

border closure hurting tourism

Border closure hurting tourism operations

by Lyle Gayder | August 10, 2020

Ontario’s lodges, outfitters, and guides continues to reel in the wake of the Canada-US border closure, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Henry Repeating Arms

Henry H015 single-shot rifles, shotguns recalled

by Jeff Helsdon | August 7, 2020

Henry Repeating Arms issued a recall of all H015 single-shot rifles and shotguns manufactured prior to July 1, 2020.

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Fishing tackle sales surge

by Jeff Helsdon | August 6, 2020

Retailers across the province have had a hard time meeting the “crazy” demand for fishing tackle during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 adds to process for mailing guns

by Steve Galea | August 4, 2020

The process for mailing firearms has got a little more complicated due to the challenges presented by COVID-19. Find out how.

Input sought on Ganaraska fishing

by Editorial Staff | August 4, 2020

Councillors in Port Hope will soon decide between a partial or complete closure of a popular fishing area for the annual fall salmon migration as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.


Fall double-crested cormorant hunt approved

by Editorial Staff | July 31, 2020

Ontario will introduce a fall hunting season for double-crested cormorants to help limit the impacts of the damaging, fish-eating bird.

Firearms licence production delayed and restarted

by Jeff Helsdon | July 31, 2020

The Canadian Firearms Program recently re-initiated the production of firearms licence cards, though the backlog may still cause serious delays.