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…

Allowing Deer Meat to Spoil Costs Hunter $5,300 and Licence Suspension
Allowing Deer Meat to Spoil Costs Hunter $5,300 and Licence Suspension

Allowing Deer Meat to Spoil Costs Hunter $5,300 and Licence Suspension

Conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry want to remind hunters that allowing game meat to spoil after an animal has been hunted is illegal and can result in significant fines and hunting licence suspensions. A Dryden…

Woman, 62, dies on northwestern Ontario island after evident bear attack, police say
Woman, 62, dies on northwestern Ontario island after evident bear attack, police say

Woman, 62, dies on northwestern Ontario island after evident bear attack, police say

A 62-year-old woman is dead after what Ontario Provincial Police say is an evident black bear attack on an island in a northwestern Ontario lake. Officers, along with local firefighters and paramedics, were called to Red Pine Island on Rainy…

‘Nothing else to cut’: Conservation authority axes environmental program for kids
‘Nothing else to cut’: Conservation authority axes environmental program for kids

‘Nothing else to cut’: Conservation authority axes environmental program for kids

Conservation authorities in Ontario told to shutter programs in wake of provincial funding cuts The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) says it has already axed its only program that falls outside of its ‘core mandate’ as outlined by…