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Forests sustainably managed, report says

by Editorial Staff | September 23, 2021

Ontario’s public forests are sustainably managed, according to the province’s State of Ontario Natural Resources 2021 report.

Chris Yates of Chatsworth and Pumpkinseed record

Pumpkinseed record confirmed

by Steve Galea | September 21, 2021

Ontario has a new pumpkinseed record at 10.8 inches long and with a 12-inch girth, DNA testing that began in 2018 has confirmed.

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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.

fingerling fish being released into a waterway

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.

a large cargo boat with ballasts

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.

a man turns his head at a busy Toronto crosswalk, wearing a Canada Goose coat

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.

a breakwall found on Lake Ontario

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.