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Feedback sought for new Canada-Ontario Agreement protecting Great Lakes

by Jason Bain | July 9, 2019

Public feedback is sought for a new draft Canada-Ontario Agreement (COA) on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health released by the provincial and federal governments earlier this month.

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Anglers noticing more aquatic vegetation on Trent-Severn Waterway

by Jason Bain | June 28, 2019

Parks Canada staff have not noticed an increase in the volume of aquatic vegetation on the Trent-Severn Waterway or the number of requests for permits for vegetation management from property owners so far this year.

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Family Fishing Week offers no shortage of fishing opportunities

by Jason Bain | June 25, 2019

There will be no shortage of fishing opportunities during the upcoming Family Fishing Week, the province’s final licence-free fishing window of the year taking place from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 29 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7.

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Discovery could boost treatment of Lyme arthritis

by Jason Bain | June 20, 2019

A discovery by a biochemist at Virginia Tech could lead to new treatment for Lyme arthritis, the painful and most common late-stage symptom of Lyme disease, according to a research paper published Monday.

Fewer wildfires in Ontario

Far fewer forest fires this spring

by Jason Bain | June 17, 2019

There’s been less than half as many forest fires in Ontario this year over last year, but the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry points out there has been no shortage of problematic blazes so far this season.

Multiple lines for Carp

Multiple lines proposed for carp anglers

by Jason Bain | June 14, 2019

A proposal to allow multiple lines for carp fishing on Ontario shorelines would give anglers more opportunity and have a significant economic impact on communities that host the thriving fishery, enthusiasts agree.


Mosquitoes more abundant this spring

by Jason Bain | June 12, 2019

For those wondering if they have been swatting at more flying, blood-sucking insects than usual while outdoors this spring, experts confirm the answer is yes.

Buck in field - prevent CWD

Province proposes updating plan to prevent CWD

by Jason Bain | June 11, 2019

The province has proposed updating a plan to prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD), a progressive, fatal brain disease that affects deer, elk, moose, and caribou, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRF) and Forestry announced.

Diesel spill contained on Lake Erie creek

by Jason Bain | June 6, 2019

Wildlife was not affected by an approximately 95-litre diesel fuel spill at Imperial Oil’s Nanticoke refinery Sunday night, a Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks spokesperson told The Hamilton Spectator on Tuesday.