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New Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Ontario has a new minister at the helm of the MNRF. Nathalie Des Rosiers, a rookie Member of Provincial Parliament, first elected in 2016 to represent Ottawa-Vanier, will replace former Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry…

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MNRF takes action on controversial caribou relocation

The MNRF put its plan to relocate the depleting herd of caribou on Michipicoten Island into action over the weekend. A total of seven caribou were moved from Michipicoten Island…

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UPDATE – Sweeping changes proposed to hunting and fishing licensing proceeding

Sweeping changes proposed by the MNRF to the province’s hunting and fishing licensing regulations in support of a new licensing system will be proceeding.

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UPDATE – MNRF in possession of cougar carcass found near Thunder Bay

UPDATE – DNA testing of the Thunder Bay-area cougar carcass, completed by the US Forest Service, has determined, with 95% certainty, that the cougar’s genetics were most closely related to individuals from the region of…

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Privacy laws used in attempt to poach fishing spot

Fishing pro and travel writer Mike Borger’s fishing spot was at risk of being poached due to an FOI request that sparked issues involving individual privacy.

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Rabies cases on downswing but not under control

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.

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A modernized and transformed MNRF

Seems that 2017 has become a year of change for fish and wildlife management in Ontario. It began with the MNRF’s long-awaited update of the province’s small game policies…

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Fish scanner on the Ganaraska

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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Live bait regulations could be changing

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.