Authority of governments over Indigenous hunting and fishing questioned at North Bay trial

Authority of governments over Indigenous hunting and fishing questioned at North Bay trial

54 people from around Lake Nipissing are on trial for hunting and fishing violations A trial underway this week could have far reaching implications for the Indigenous people of northern Ontario and across Canada. The defence is arguing that no…

Logging in Algonquin park is just one example how Ontario is failing to protect nature

Logging in Algonquin park is just one example how Ontario is failing to protect nature

One side-effect of COVID-19 restrictions has been a renaissance in our collective appreciation for nature. All over the province, people have flocked to forests, wetlands and beaches to seek solace, wildlife sightings and places to safely be with others. Many…

$3,000 in Fines and Firearm Forfeiture for Illegal Night Hunting

$3,000 in Fines and Firearm Forfeiture for Illegal Night Hunting

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) wants to remind hunters that hunting at night is both dangerous and illegal. An investigation by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has resulted in two people being fined a total…

Three southern Ontario men being fined a total of $10,000 for hunting violations.

Three southern Ontario men being fined a total of $10,000 for hunting violations.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind hunters that shooting across a road is both dangerous and illegal. An investigation by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has resulted in three southern Ontario men being fined…

Bass Tournament Organizer Fined $9,000 For Not Following Licence Conditions

Bass Tournament Organizer Fined $9,000 For Not Following Licence Conditions

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) wants to remind fishing tournament organizers that they must follow all the conditions of licences and authorizations issued to them. On July 15, 2019, conservation officers responded to several tips about a…

Province’s Bill 229 limits ability to protect the environment, conservation authorities say

Province’s Bill 229 limits ability to protect the environment, conservation authorities say

Ministry says proposal will improve governance ‘while respecting taxpayer dollars Local conversation authorities say changes proposed by the provincial government will greatly hinder their ability to protect the environment and watershed. The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA), Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority…

Province’s ‘baffling’ cormorant cull is ‘going to be a disaster’

Province’s ‘baffling’ cormorant cull is ‘going to be a disaster’

Hunt that begins today will allow hunters to kill 15 birds daily; ‘They might as well as be shooting loons and great blue herons … it’s mind boggling, says naturalist While the province says it’s a necessary step, its widespread…

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