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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…

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry looking for help to find turtle egg poachers

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry looking for help to find turtle egg poachers

“We’re looking for the public’s help with finding who’s responsible for taking these eggs. Over 100 eggs, snapping turtle eggs and midland painted turtle eggs — and we’ll be hoping that the public can assist with providing us with some…

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…

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…

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

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…

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