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Denny's Dam

Partnership keeping lamprey out of Lake Huron

by Jeff Helsdon | October 8, 2019

The Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) was honoured in mid-June by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) for its part in controlling sea lamprey in Lake Huron.

Black legged tick

Ottawa “at risk area” for Lyme disease

by James Palmer | October 7, 2019

Dr. Monir Taha, associate medical officer of health at Ottawa Public Health, has confirmed the Ottawa region is considered an “at risk area” for Lyme disease — and has been for the past three years.

Lone star or seed tick on finger

Lone star tick found near London

by Jeff Helsdon | October 7, 2019

The discovery of a lone star tick near London, Ontario is yet another reason people should be on the lookout for ticks on themselves and their pets.

Minnow Trap with minnows

Province proposes new bait management strategy

by Jason Bain | October 4, 2019

Anglers will not be able to move live bait outside the zone of their primary residence as part of a new bait management strategy proposed earlier this week by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

Research Facility

Wildlife research facility needs facelift

by Barney Moorhouse | October 4, 2019

Algonquin Provincial Park’s Wildlife Research Station (WRS), located on Lake Sasajewun, celebrated its 75th year in September.

Cory Johnston fishing in boat

Ontario anglers rank among Bassmaster elite

by Luigi De Rose | October 2, 2019

Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson of Keewatin, Cory Johnston of Cavan, and brother Chris Johnston of Peterborough have joined rare company in qualifying for the 2020 Bassmaster Classic.

Bear walking in grass

Man hurt in bear attack near Kenora

by Jason Bain | October 1, 2019

A 69-year-old man attacked by a black bear while walking near his Kenora-area cottage last week did not suffer life-threatening injuries, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said.

Savage Arms firearm

Savage Arms sold

by Jeff Helsdon | October 1, 2019

Savage Arms — founded by Arthur Savage in 1894 in Utica, New York — has a new owner.

ruffed grouse running through leaves

Hunter help needed for West Nile virus study

by Steve Galea | September 27, 2019

A study to determine the extent of West Nile Virus (WNV) exposure in wild turkeys and ruffed grouse is entering its second year.