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a whitetail buck retreating into a snowy wood

Ontario whitetails test positive for COVID

by Steve Galea | January 20, 2022

The virus that causes COVID-19 was found in five white-tailed deer samples collected in southwestern Ontario last November.

wee wild hoglet standing in leaves

Hunting wild pigs prohibited

by Steve Galea | January 18, 2022

It became illegal to hunt wild pigs in Ontario as of Jan. 1, 2022 after a regulatory amendment under the Invasive Species Act of 2015.

grass carp looming under lily pads

Lake Erie grass carp cause concern

by Jeff Helsdon | January 17, 2022

Used in some states for algae control in ponds, grass carp, a supposedly sterile species, have been in Lake Erie for more than 30 years.

New fall turkey season proposed in some WMUs

by Editorial Staff | January 14, 2022

Mandatory hunter reporting aided in the Environmental Registry of Ontario's proposal to open a fall wild turkey season in select WMUs.

close-up maw of the invasive sea lamprey

100 years of sea lamprey

by Jeff Helsdon | January 12, 2022

Nov. 8, 2021 was an ominous anniversary for the Great Lakes — it marked 100 years since the first capture of invasive sea lamprey

a weathered cervid skull

Manitoba responding to first case of chronic wasting disease

by Steve Galea | January 10, 2022

The discovery of a suffering male mule deer was confirmed on Nov. 1, 2021 as Manitoba’s first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Blue-green algae confirmed on Lake Superior

by Jeff Helsdon | January 7, 2022

Blue-green algae is now in the Ontario waters of Lake Superior.

lyme disease

More Thunder Bay area deer ticks carrying Lyme

by Steve Galea | January 6, 2022

Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) reported 62.5% of black-legged ticks collected tested positive for the Lyme disease bacteria.

Dangerous ammo recalled

by Editorial Staff | January 5, 2022

The Chief Firearms Office was informed of a recall on ammunition Chinese 7.62X39 surplus CH 762 39-1500.