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Evacuation of Pikangikum to continue Friday ahead of forest fire

Evacuation of Pikangikum to continue Friday ahead of forest fire

Nearly 1,600 people in Pikangikum First Nation started leaving the community late Thursday afternoon as a forest fire continues to burn out of control. The Canadian Air Force (CAF) C-130 Hercules transport plane that was dispatched to the remote community…

Fighting last summer’s wildfires cost $212M, but province saying little else Social Sharing

Fighting last summer’s wildfires cost $212M, but province saying little else Social Sharing

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry refusing to disclose the cost of fighting individual fires Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Jeff Yurek told the provincial legislature in the midst of last summer’s busy fire season that resources were in “good supply”…

Man who accused MNRF of using ‘creative math’ chairs new moose management committee

Man who accused MNRF of using ‘creative math’ chairs new moose management committee

THUNDER BAY — John Kaplanis says “it’s an honour” to lead a new provincial advisory body that will review moose-hunting quotas and tag allocations. Kaplanis will serve as chair of the Big Game Management Advisory Committeeannounced last week by Natural Resources and…

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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