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Blocking Asian carp from Great Lakes expensive

by Jeff Helsdon | December 18, 2018

Stepping up measures in the Chicago Area Waterway System to block Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes could cost more than $775 million U.S. dollars. That is if the latest mechanisms recommended by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are accepted and carried out…

Ticks and Lyme disease on the rise in Ottawa area

by James Palmer | December 14, 2018

A recent study by researchers at the University of Ottawa found the number of reported cases of Lyme disease in Ottawa more than doubled from 74 in 2016 to 184 in 2017…

Trump reduces protection for migratory birds

by Jeff Helsdon | December 7, 2018

The Trump administration’s cuts to prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) are raising concerns north of the border…

Independent environmental watchdog to be eliminated

by Steve Galea | December 4, 2018

The responsibilities of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will be transferred to the Auditor General of Ontario and the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, if Bill 57 is passed as written…

Moose draw system coming under review

by Lezlie Goodwin | November 23, 2018

The Ontario government has announced its intention to improve the moose draw process…

Firearms marking deferred again

by Jeff Helsdon | November 21, 2018

Canada’s firearms marking program has once again been delayed, giving the firearms industry another reprieve. First introduced in 2004, the program would require all new firearms imported…

Cormorant hunt in the works

by Steve Galea | November 20, 2018

An Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry Proposal Notice released on Nov. 19 is asking for input regarding a proposed hunting season for double-crested cormorants starting in 2019…

Man-made pollution threatens Ontario’s waters

by Steve Galea | November 16, 2018

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Diane Saxe highlighted a failure by a long line of provincial governments to reduce the amount of man-made pollution entering Ontario’s waters…

Plan ahead for Nov. – Dec. licence interruptions

by Steve Galea | November 14, 2018

Hunters and anglers who need hunting or fishing licences or licences requiring game seals should be aware of two planned service interruptions to the system that take place starting…