Top 10 stories of 2019

by Editorial Staff | December 20, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we’re looking back at what piqued your interest this year. The following list includes breaking news stories, informative features, and perennial favourites.

European deer ked

First deer ked reported in Ontario

by Jason Bain | December 19, 2019

A species of biting fly that may transmit disease-causing bacteria to humans was reported in Ontario for the first time early this fall.

Province announces plans to thwart CWD

by Jason Bain | December 18, 2019

The province is ramping up efforts to thwart chronic wasting disease (CWD), a progressive, fatal brain disease that affects deer, elk, moose, and caribou, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Minister John Yakabuski announced on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

trout above the water

Largest DNA fish survey launched

by Barney Moorhouse | December 17, 2019

The largest DNA fish survey ever attempted was launched at The Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) at the University of Windsor earlier this month.

three people fishing on a river

2020 fishing regulations released

by Editorial Staff | December 17, 2019

The coming new year signals a new Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary as anglers head out on the frozen water for another ice-fishing season.

conifer being planted by hand

Tree program welcomes more landowners

by Jason Bain | December 6, 2019

Forests Ontario has made the 50 Million Tree Program more accessible.

wild turkeys standing beside each other in a row

Trail Cam Photo Contest 2019 winners

by Editorial Staff | November 29, 2019

This year’s Ontario OUT of DOORS Trail Cam Photo Contest drew hundreds of impressive entries and thousands of votes.

Sandbags holding back rising water on Lake Ontario

Human error, negligence ruled out in flooding report

by Jason Bain | November 29, 2019

Neither human error nor negligent dam operation caused this spring’s damaging floods, according to an independent report released by the province on Thursday (Nov. 28).

OPP detachment sign

Hunting fatality under investigation

by Steve Galea | November 28, 2019

The circumstances surrounding the death of a hunter found in Morley Township west of Fort Frances earlier this week remain under investigation.