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Lyme disease: prevention and early detection

by Bill Hodgins | July 13, 2017

Lyme disease is most treatable during Stage 1. A delay makes treatment and diagnosis more difficult. Symptoms worsen during each stage of infection, ranging from flu-like symptoms to neurological illnesses…

Personal accounts of Lyme disease

by Bill Hodgins | July 12, 2017

Take it from these survivors personal accounts of Lyme disease, you don’t want to be dealing with this affliction. Walter Brown has a pretty good idea…

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Rabies cases on downswing but not under control

by April Scott-Clarke | July 7, 2017

Wildlife experts working to eradicate rabies in southern Ontario are breathing a small sigh of relief as they see the number of confirmed cases slowly drop from the skyrocketing levels of 2016.

UPDATED: Boating bill changing angler game in shared waterways

by Amey Humphries | June 15, 2017

A boating bill that will change responsibilities between Canadian customs and American and Canadian boaters is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law as early as next week.

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Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows sells Ottawa Boat Show

by Amey Humphries | June 15, 2017

Master Promotions Ltd has announced it has purchased the Ottawa Boat Show from Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows (CNSS).

Fish scanner on the Ganaraska

by Jeff Helsdon | June 2, 2017

Assessing fish as they move through a fish ladder has traditionally been a labour-intensive effort… Modern technology is changing that. A new fish scanner and camera at Corbett’s Dam on the Ganaraska River allows biologists…

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Sweeping changes proposed to hunting and fishing licensing

by Emily Walsh | May 30, 2017

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is currently developing a new hunting and fishing licensing system for the province. This proposal could mean sweeping changes to many areas of the current system.

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Live bait regulations could be changing

by April Scott-Clarke | May 26, 2017

The MNRF is currently reviewing the use and harvest of baitfish and leeches in Ontario in an effort to minimize the spread of invasive species and protect ecosystems, but some are saying the proposal in its current form is too restrictive.

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Outstanding young fish artists

by Barney Moorhouse | April 12, 2017

If the artwork in the 14th Annual Kids’ Fish Art Contest is any indication, the future of wildlife art in Ontario is in good hands.

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