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Future of Species at Risk Policy a Question of Credibility

Future of Species at Risk Policy a Question of Credibility

Ontario Forestry Coalition Says Fact-Based Arguments Should Trump Emotional Rhetoric KAPUSKASING, ON – A coalition of municipal leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and the forest sector are raising alarm bells that draft provincial species at risk policy will jeopardize jobs in northern and [Read more]

Primary Forest Resource Road to be Closed (Fermeture de route)

Primary Forest Resource Road to be Closed (Fermeture de route)

Version française ci-dessous The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry advises that a section of a primary forest resource road south of Longlac and north of Terrace Bay, in Nipigon District, will be closed for bridge repairs. A portion of Catlonite Road will be barricaded while repairs are [Read more]

$6,000 in Fines for Shooting Trophy Bear at Dump $6,000 in Fines for Shooting Trophy Bear at Dump

$6,000 in Fines for Shooting Trophy Bear at Dump  $6,000 in Fines for Shooting Trophy Bear at Dump

A Longlac man has been fined $6,000 under the Fish and Wildlife Act and Regulations for offences committed hunting a black bear. Michael A. Gauthier was convicted after a trial and fined $5,000 for hunting black bear within 400 metres of a waste disposal site. He was also fined $1,000 for [Read more]

Four U.S. Residents Fined $1,300 for Angling Offences on Lake Nipigon

Four U.S. Residents Fined $1,300 for Angling Offences on Lake Nipigon

Four U.S. residents have been fined a total of $1,300 for angling offences on Lake Nipigon. Cory Merschman of Numidia, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty and was fined $250 for angling with a barbed hook. His fishing gear was forfeited to the Crown. Daryl Weispfennig of Chanhassen, Minnesota, pleaded [Read more]

Ontario Continuing Fight Against Invasive Species

Ontario Continuing Fight Against Invasive Species

Province Working With Partners to Create Awareness of Invasive Species and Protect the Environment Ontario continues to combat invasive plants and animals in order to protect the environment and allow people across the province to continue to enjoy rivers, lakes, parks and other green spaces. [Read more]

MNRF Seeks Public’s Help Identifying those Responsible for Forest Fire in Nipigon

MNRF Seeks Public’s Help Identifying those Responsible for Forest Fire in Nipigon

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual or individuals responsible for starting a forest fire on the evening of August 2, 2017, at Bald Spot Lookout overlooking the Town of Nipigon. The fire was discovered by local citizens who [Read more]

2017 ATV Jamboree (video)

2017 ATV Jamboree (video)

MANITOUWADGE, ON – The annual ATV Jamboree was held Saturday July 15, 2017. From a maximum of 80 participants 79 were registered (a reminder to register early for 2018 to avoid disappointment as each year has seen the jamboree grow significantly). A total of 4 trails were available for riders [Read more]

Workplace Safety North New Interim President & CEO

Workplace Safety North New Interim President & CEO

On behalf of the WSN Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Paul Andre, CRSP, has accepted the position of acting WSN President and CEO, effective July 1, 2017. Paul has served as Vice President of Prevention Services at WSN since 2010. The former CEO and Field Services Manager of the [Read more]

PUBLIC NOTICE: Road Closed for Repairs as of July 17

PUBLIC NOTICE: Road Closed for Repairs as of July 17

Catlonite Road to be Closed for Repairs The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry advises that a section of a primary forest resource road south of Longlac and north of Terrace Bay, in Nipigon District, will be closed for bridge repairs. A portion of Catlonite Road will be barricaded while [Read more]

$4,000 in Fines for Illegal Moose Hunt

$4,000 in Fines for Illegal Moose Hunt

Two Thunder Bay area residents were fined a total of $4,000 for moose hunting offences. Theodore Aho of Thunder Bay pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for hunting calf moose during the closed season and $1,500 for abandoning the moose and allowing it to spoil.  He also received a one-year hunting [Read more]

MNRF Three-Day Enforcement Blitz On Lake Nipigon

MNRF Three-Day Enforcement Blitz On Lake Nipigon

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 14 charges and issued 8 warnings during a three-day enforcement blitz on Lake Nipigon, Ontario. From June 19 to 21, 2017, conservation officers from Nipigon enforcement unit checked 106 resident and non-resident anglers. Officers checked for [Read more]

Ontario Stands with Forestry Workers and Businesses in Face of Unfair Duties

Ontario Stands with Forestry Workers and Businesses in Face of Unfair Duties

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry issued the following statement responding to the announcement of new duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S.: “The Ontario government will continue to stand alongside forestry workers and [Read more]

Kids and Cops Free Fishing Event at White Lake Provincial Park

Kids and Cops Free Fishing Event at White Lake Provincial Park

  MARATHON, ON –  Children are getting their fishing gear ready for the Kids Fishing Derby, July 8. The event will begin at 10am and wrap up at 2 pm at White Lake Provincial Park.  The event is free, however participants must pay for a day entry to the park at $11.25 (taxes included). [Read more]

Fined $10,000 for Moose Hunting Offences

Fined $10,000 for Moose Hunting Offences

Jeremy Halvorsen of Eldorado pleaded guilty and was fined $3,500 for hunting a cow moose without a licence and $3,500 for hunting a bull moose without a licence. Three Ontario men have been fined a total of $10,000 for moose hunting offences. Ryan Cane and Jamie De Long of Cobourg, both pleaded [Read more]

Joint statement by Patty Hajdu and Don Rusnak on Softwood Lumber

Joint statement by Patty Hajdu and Don Rusnak on Softwood Lumber

Thunder Bay, ON – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, and Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, today issued the following statement following the imposition by the U.S. Department of Commerce of duties on imports of certain [Read more]

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