Posts Tagged ‘Outdoors’

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COVID-19 impacting outdoors community

The global outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is having a tremendous impact on life around the world. Check back here regularly to learn about how the pandemic is impacting the outdoors community in Ontario.

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Firearms e-petition sets record


The national e-petition against banning semi-automatic centrefire “assault rifles” drew the most support from Ontario with 56,701 signatures.

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Ask an expert: Can fish transmit COVID-19?

An expert answers the question, “Can fish transmit the virus that causes COVID-19 and should they be handled any differently?”

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Outdoor picnic sites reopen

Outdoor picnic sites, benches, and shelters in parks and recreational areas can now reopen, the province announced on Tuesday, May 19.

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Ethanol levels rise

Ethanol levels in gasoline has increased to an allowable amount of 10%, concerning recreational off-road vehicle and marine-industry groups.

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Clean-up days planned

Litter clean-up days will be organized province-wide “when the time is right,” following the first Provincial Day of Action on Litter in Ontario on Tuesday, May 12, government officials announced.

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Wild turkeys resistant to West Nile virus

Many wild turkeys found to be resistant to the West Nile Virus via a survey funded by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH).

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Provincial parks reopening

The province reopened 520 provincial parks and conservation reserves on Monday, May 11 for limited day-use access.

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Federal government announces military-grade rifle ban

The federal government prohibited the purchase, sales, transport, import, or use of more than 1,500 models of “military grade rifles”