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MPP says no plans to move conservation officers from Lake Erie shore
MPP says no plans to move conservation officers from Lake Erie shore

MPP says no plans to move conservation officers from Lake Erie shore

The MPP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington said Thursday there are “no plans at all” to move three fisheries conservation officers stationed in Wheatley on the Lake Erie shore inland to Chatham. “There has been nothing approved,” said Rick Nicholls. “The key wording…

Government scientists warn about safety, impacts of proposed cormorant hunt
Government scientists warn about safety, impacts of proposed cormorant hunt

Government scientists warn about safety, impacts of proposed cormorant hunt

Documents caution long hunting season could create ‘public safety issues,’ affect ecosystems The Doug Ford government risks endangering the public and damaging Ontario ecosystems with its proposed double-crested cormorant hunt, according to its own wildlife experts. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and…

Canadian Wolves Released at Isle Royale
Canadian Wolves Released at Isle Royale

Canadian Wolves Released at Isle Royale

HOUGHTON, MICH – During a narrow weather window between storms last week, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) successfully transferred four wolves to Isle Royale National Park.  Earlier this winter, severe weather on both sides of the border hampered…

Key River cottagers concerned by results of investigation into Parry Sound 33 forest fire
Key River cottagers concerned by results of investigation into Parry Sound 33 forest fire

Key River cottagers concerned by results of investigation into Parry Sound 33 forest fire

Province isn’t laying charges but is considering civil action to recover firefighting costs The province is saying very little about its investigation into the cause of the Parry Sound 33 forest fire, other than the fact it is not laying…

‘Large-bodied’ Canadian wolves to help keep U.S. moose population in check
‘Large-bodied’ Canadian wolves to help keep U.S. moose population in check

‘Large-bodied’ Canadian wolves to help keep U.S. moose population in check

The transfer of up to six wolves from a northern Ontario island where they were starving to the U.S. is getting underway following a weeks-long delay caused by the federal government shutdown south of the border. The small pack, including…

Oxygen-depleted waters of Hamilton Harbour undermining fish restoration efforts
Oxygen-depleted waters of Hamilton Harbour undermining fish restoration efforts

Oxygen-depleted waters of Hamilton Harbour undermining fish restoration efforts

Federal government scientists are focusing on a perplexing problem in Hamilton Harbour that is bogging down efforts to restore populations of desired fish species, a major part of the overall restoration of the bay. They’ve found that through summer months…

Nature not bullets should control cormorants, McMaster biologist says
Nature not bullets should control cormorants, McMaster biologist says

Nature not bullets should control cormorants, McMaster biologist says

The population of double-crested cormorants has grown exponentially in the province, but unleashing hunters on them is not the way to control their numbers, says a prominent McMaster University biologist. Jim Quinn, who has been studying cormorants and other water birds in Hamilton…