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Moving towards less lead in ammunition and tackle

A federal government consultation asking for public input on ways to reduce the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle has raised flags with some outdoors groups.

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UPDATE No new gun registry but more firearms controls coming

UPDATE – On March 28, after moving quickly through the House of Commons, the Bill was sent to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security for discussion.

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UPDATE: No Trespassing Bylaw closes causeway to anglers

A decision made by Peterborough County Council will have ramifications for anglers in the area…At a County of Peterborough, County Council meeting on March 21, issues with the enforcement of a previously approved no-trespassing bylaw for the James A. Gifford causeway were shared.

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Migratory bird hunting fee increase proposed

The Canadian Wildlife Service is proposing a fee increase to the Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and Conservation Stamp needed to hunt any listed migratory bird.

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MNRF partners with Michipicoten First Nation in second caribou relocation

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has teamed up with the Michipicoten First Nation to try and save more caribou on Lake Superior. On Feb. 15 and 16 a crew made up of…

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Peregrine falcon no longer at extinction risk across most of Canada

The federal Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) is marking four decades of wildlife protection with some good news: the peregrine falcon is no longer at Risk of Extinction throughout most of Canada.

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Changes proposed to Fisheries Act

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard are proposing a series of amendments to the Fisheries Act under the new Bill C-68.

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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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Caribou to be relocated by helicopter

Caribou are already a species at risk in the province and the numbers on Michipicoten island have declined to a worrisome level due to predation from wolves…