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On guard: the facts about Lyme disease

by Steve Galea | August 15, 2019

Over the last two years, Robert Ralston has seen good days and bad. When he's feeling well, he goes out for brief walks, enjoys the fresh air and his rural surroundings, and dreams of when he will be able to hunt, trap, fish, and work in the outdoors again. When he's feeling poorly, which is more often, he endures chronic joint and muscle pain and barely possesses enough energy to hold a conversation or get out of bed. Robert Ralston is a victim of Lyme disease.

Hydro dam possible cause of Ottawa fish deaths

by Jason Bain | August 7, 2019

A hydroelectric dam may be responsible for the deaths of thousands of fish that washed up on Ottawa River shorelines this summer.

Hunting stimulates the brain

by Jason Bain | August 7, 2019

Hunting is a prime example of a mind-boosting outdoor activity, according to a world-renowned neuroscientist who says our brains have been affected for the worse by the relatively-predictable environments surrounding us.

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Toxic spill eyed as cause of dead fish in Ottawa River

by Jason Bain | July 22, 2019

A toxic spill is the most likely cause of death of hundreds of fish found in the Ottawa River earlier this month, local media reported.

Canadian gun laws and the media

by Matt Gurney | July 22, 2019

Journalist and long-time restricted firearms owner Matt Gurney offers an in-depth look at Canadian gun laws and the impact of Bill C-71.

Researcher working to cure "beaver fever"

by Jason Bain | July 19, 2019

There may someday be a cure for giardiasis – a common intestinal infection known for causing prolonged diarrhea, stomach cramps and fatigue frequently referred to as ‘beaver fever’ – thanks to the research of an Ontario scientist.

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Rapala buys stake in 13 Fishing

by Jason Bain | July 15, 2019

The world’s largest fishing lure manufacturer has bought a minority stake in a fast-growing Clearwater, Florida-based rod and reel maker established in 2012.

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Dead fish in Ottawa River investigated

by Jason Bain | July 12, 2019

An investigation is underway after hundreds of dead fish were found in the Ottawa River east of the nation’s capital, according to local media.

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ICAST 2019 award winners announced

by Jason Bain | July 11, 2019

The hardware has been handed out at ICAST 2019.