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Keeping Tabs on the Role of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

The MNR&F stands as a bastion of responsibility when it comes to the sustainable management of Ontario’s fish and wildlife resources. Their mission is to ensure that the province’s ecosystems thrive for generations to come, securing the delicate balance between nature and human activity.  Beyond wildlife, the MNR&F plays a pivotal role in managing Ontario’s Crown lands, water, oil, gas, salt, and aggregates resources. They are tasked with making Crown land available for renewable energy projects, contributing to the province’s green energy initiatives.   The ministry is committed to the responsible stewardship of Ontario’s Crown forests, recognizing their significance not just for timber but as vital components of the province’s ecological health. 

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During times of crisis, the MNR&F is on the front lines, protecting people, property, and communities from forest fires, floods, and droughts. Their dedicated efforts ensure public safety and minimize damage.  In today’s data-driven world, geographic information is a powerful tool. The MNR&F employs it to make informed decisions in managing the province’s natural resources. This approach ensures that their actions are both effective and sustainable.

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As your trusted source for news and insights, we will keep a watchful eye on the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. We’ll bring you the latest developments, policies, and initiatives aimed at preserving Ontario’s natural beauty and promoting sustainable practices.  Join us as we watch the critical efforts of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Together, we can celebrate the richness of Ontario’s wilderness and work toward a harmonious coexistence with the environment.

Man Charged for Shooting Deer on Residents Front Lawn

Man Charged for Shooting Deer on Residents Front Lawn

The Ontario government is safeguarding people from illegal and unsafe hunting practices. John Hayberg of Sioux Narrows pleaded guilty to careless use of a firearm and trespassing for the purpose of hunting. He was fined $8,000. He is also prohibited from possessing...

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Ontario Ready to Respond to 2023 Wildland Fire Season

Ontario Ready to Respond to 2023 Wildland Fire Season

Staff and equipment prepared to protect communities TORONTO – Ontario is ready to respond to this year’s wildland fire season, which lasts from April 1 until October 31. “We are ready to protect people and communities across the province from wildland fires,” said...

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2 People Charged for Ice Fishing for Bass Out of Season

2 People Charged for Ice Fishing for Bass Out of Season

The Ontario government is safeguarding fish populations from illegal angling practices. Seng Chiong Choo of Newmarket pleaded guilty to catching and retaining bass during the closed season and fishing with extra lines and fined a total of$2,500. In addition, he is...

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Conservation Officers Catch Offenders Twice on Same Day

Conservation Officers Catch Offenders Twice on Same Day

The Ontario government is preventing illegal fishing from harming fish populations. After being found guilty of collecting and keeping bass outside of the legal window of opportunity, Nabil Bassiouni of Roxboro, Quebec, and Abrahim Abdelgelil of Ottawa both received a...

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COVID-19 virus detected in five Ontario deer: officials

COVID-19 virus detected in five Ontario deer: officials

Five deer have tested positive for COVID-19, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says. This marks the first time the virus has been detected in wildlife in the province. In a post on Facebook on Tuesday, the ministry said samples were collected from...

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Toronto Men Fined For Over The Limit Walleye

Toronto Men Fined For Over The Limit Walleye

The Ontario government is protecting fish populations by ensuring anglers don’t over fish. Remigijus Dubinskas of Mississauga pleaded guilty to catching an over-limit of walleye and was fined $700. In addition, his Ontario fishing licence was cancelled, and he is...

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MNRF NEWS – Seeking Public’s Help – Wasted Walleye

MNRF NEWS – Seeking Public’s Help – Wasted Walleye

On May 21st, 2021 conservation officers responded to reports of abandoned walleye dumped in the south branch of the Muskoka River near the Ontario Power Generation station. Officers found 64 rotting walleye carcases, some of which were left to waste whole. There was...

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