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Re: “Don’t spread fear about wolves,” Feb 14. I would like to thank Hannah Barron and the Earthroots organization for their perspective on the Algonquin Wolf and the concern of trappers in general. Currently, the Algonquin wolf in only identified at the genetic level. For a wolf to be called an Algonquin Wolf, there needs [...]

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Erik White journalist Erik White is a CBC journalist based in Sudbury, Ont. He covers a wide range of stories about northern Ontario. Connect with him on Twitter @erikjwhite. Send story ideas to erik.white@cbc.ca Related Stories Why Algonquin Park’s public wolf howls are on hiatus Not enough ‘adequate science’ behind changing Ontario wolf, coyote hunt [...]

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Central Ontario Moose Survey Highlights

Central Ontario Moose Survey Highlights In 2017, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) undertook a survey of moose management in Central Ontario (WMU’s 41, 42 & 47) through its Insights online medium which allows feedback from many members and non-members alike. In this particular survey, 80% of respondents were members. We commend the [...]

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MNRF CONSERVATION OFFICERS TRESPASSING

SPECIAL EDITION – FALL 2017 MNRF CONSERVATION OFFICERS TRESPASSING ON POSTED PRIVATE PROPERTY WITH NO REASONABLE INDICATIONS OF ANY INFRACTIONS Imagine for a moment that you own 125 beautiful acres of prime forested land in a rural, peaceful and secluded area. The perimeter of this land is prominently posted as private property, no trespassing, and [...]

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THE MNRF’s $$$ LOVE AFFAIR WITH REMOTE TOURISM Back in the days, not so long ago, when ordinary Ontario resident taxpayers could freely enjoy the wonders of outdoors nature in our province, before the Ontario government and the MNR’s incredible infatuation with, and total indulgence to, the remote tourism industry, good memories still linger. Those [...]

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It’s called the Algonquin wolf but it ranges as far as Algoma. According to a report from the province’s environmental commissioner released Tuesday, these mid-size, threatened wolves extend from “from Peterborough to North Bay, and from Pembroke to Sault Ste. Marie.” Sudbury lies within that swathe, and DNA sampling done in Killarney Provincial Park in [...]

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Reprinted from TheGunBlog.ca: New Gun Laws Coming in ‘Near Future,’ Goodale’s Office Says The Canadian government will present new gun laws to increase paperwork and restrictions for lawful gun owners in the “near future” this year, beyond today’s statement about funding related to firearms and gang violence, the Ministry of Public Safety said. The Liberal [...]

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VANCE: Trappers – one with nature

Today’s column is hopefully to educate and dispel any misconceptions people may have about trappers. Trapping, especially here in Ontario is done humanely, by law,and is a highly regulated profession. Trappers are wildlife technicians and understand the balance of nature, and are truly one with nature as they ply their occupation within that balance. They [...]

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Did you know…..

DID YOU KNOW DID YOU KNOW that in northern Ontario, provincial Crown Land makes up over 95% of our land base! DID YOU KNOW that, under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Public Lands Act, we ordinary citizens are entitled to have equal access to our public lands without fear of discrimination [...]

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