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MNRF building, Peterborough

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.

RCMP

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.

2019 Fishing regs changes

by Steve Galea | February 28, 2019

The following is a list of notable regulation changes in the 2019 Fishing Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.

One more way to watch the weather

by Steve Galea | February 15, 2019

A new weather app called WeatherCAN was introduced by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on Feb. 14.

Peterborough brothers dominate at their first Bassmaster Elite tournament

by Luigi De Rose | February 11, 2019

Pro anglers Chris Johnston and older brother Cory of Peterborough brought their winning ways to the first stop on the BASS Elite Series Tour on the St. John’s River, Palatka, Florida this past weekend.