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…

Pointing a Firearm and Interfering with a Hunt gets Kapuskasing Woman a 10-year Hunting Suspension

Pointing a Firearm and Interfering with a Hunt gets Kapuskasing Woman a 10-year Hunting Suspension
Pointing a Firearm and Interfering with a Hunt gets Kapuskasing Woman a 10-year Hunting Suspension

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind everyone to handle firearms safely, and that Crown land is for the use and enjoyment of all Ontarians. On October 8, 2018, during the open hunting season for moose, two…