Ontario Reducing Risk of Fire in the Province

Ontario Reducing Risk of Fire in the Province
Ontario Reducing Risk of Fire in the Province

Supporting emergency responders by restricting all outdoor fires in Ontario’s fire region during COVID-19 outbreak April 2, 2020 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking action to protect people and communities from…

Illegal hunts result in lifetime hunting-licence suspensions and almost $60,000 in fines

Illegal hunts result in lifetime hunting-licence suspensions and almost $60,000 in fines
Illegal hunts result in lifetime hunting-licence suspensions and almost $60,000 in fines

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind the public that non-resident hunters must use the services of a licenced outfitter while hunting bears in Ontario. In May 2018, conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources and…

Out-of-Season Walleye Fishing on Lake Nipigon Nets Offender $6,000 Fine and License Suspension

Out-of-Season Walleye Fishing on Lake Nipigon Nets Offender $6,000 Fine and License Suspension
Out-of-Season Walleye Fishing on Lake Nipigon Nets Offender $6,000 Fine and License Suspension

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry would like to remind anglers that species-specific closures are in place to protect the fishery, and it is illegal to fish for those species during closed seasons. An investigation has resulted in a…

Five people convicted for trafficking black bear paws, gallbladders to Toronto

Five people convicted for trafficking black bear paws, gallbladders to Toronto
Five people convicted for trafficking black bear paws, gallbladders to Toronto

The sale of bear gallbladders, which are thought to have healing properties, is illegal. The bear paws were used to make soup and the fat was boiled down for use in skin creams TORONTO — Five people have been convicted…

Ministry investigating coyote carcasses dumped along Niagara Parkway

Ministry investigating coyote carcasses dumped along Niagara Parkway
Ministry investigating coyote carcasses dumped along Niagara Parkway

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers are investigating the killing of a dozen coyotes in Niagara-on-the-Lake, but it may be too late for them to determine how the animals died. Ministry spokeswoman Jolanta Kowalski said Tuesday that officers had…

Province Consults on Annual Spring Bear Hunt

Province Consults on Annual Spring Bear Hunt
Province Consults on Annual Spring Bear Hunt

The Ontario government is taking steps to ensure a healthy and sustainable black bear population while supporting small businesses and jobs in northern and central Ontario. Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced the start of government’s…

Canadian fire crews cheered in Australia as front-line teams prepare for the worst

Canadian fire crews cheered in Australia as front-line teams prepare for the worst
Canadian fire crews cheered in Australia as front-line teams prepare for the worst

Firefighters use brief weather respite ahead of another dangerous heat wave. Exhausted after a nearly 16-hour flight from the opposite side of the world, Canadian wildfire specialists were cheered by Australians on arrival at Sydney’s airport. They’re the latest to…

Attempt to deceive Conservation Officer costs Fort Frances man $3500

Attempt to deceive Conservation Officer costs Fort Frances man $3500
Attempt to deceive Conservation Officer costs Fort Frances man $3500

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind hunters that they must stop for inspection by conservation officers. On October 20, 2018, while patrolling the K6 Road in the Rainy River District, a conservation officer attempted to stop…