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Ontario renews funding for Hats for Hides

by Amey Humphries | May 17, 2019

The Ontario Government announced it would be investing $100,000 in the Hats for Hides program in a news release Tuesday. The investment is returning…

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Elk antlers unearthed

by Steve Galea | May 16, 2019

…he had unearthed an old pair of elk antlers still partially attached to a skull – an unusual find since elk have not roamed that part of the province…

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Big game advisory committee to focus on moose review

by Steve Galea | April 24, 2019

Ontario has a new Big Game Management Advisory Committee, (BGMAC.) The announcement introducing the committee, made on April 17, fulfilled a promise to the outdoors community by the Ford government.

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Provincial budget cuts hit MNRF hard

by Steve Galea | April 18, 2019

The Ford government’s provincial budget, released on April 11, has reduced the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) budget by $161.7 million, with the bulk of that coming from the Emergency Forest Firefighting portion.

Gobies in the Rideau Canal

by Lonnie King | April 10, 2019

A routine fish salvage exercise last fall on the Rideau Canal at Edmunds Locks found a new and unwelcome species in the Rideau River — round gobies.

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Parliament lets RCMP off the hook

by Editorial Staff | April 2, 2019

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police was let off a possible charge of contempt of parliament in connection to provisions of Bill C-71 yet to come into force.

Problems with new MNRF online licences reported

by Lezlie Goodwin | March 26, 2019

The promise of a convenient new online licensing system by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Foresty (MNRF) is not panning out for some Ontario hunters. Several people have reported experiencing issues trying to print their tags at home.

New appointments to Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee

by Editorial Staff | March 11, 2019

Two new members have been appointed to the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee by the Liberal government.

Anti-depressants in Niagara River fish

by Jeff Helsdon | February 28, 2019

A recent study found Niagara River fish are absorbing anti-depressants from sewage discharge. Other research determined this isn’t a good thing.