Posts Tagged ‘Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’

Minister Kathryn McGarry Re: Softwood Lumber Dispute

Minister Kathryn McGarry Re: Softwood Lumber Dispute

Statement from MPP Kathryn McGarry; “Our government fully supports our forestry sector and the critical role it plays in the success of the provincial economy. Generating over $15.5 billion in revenues and supporting approximately 172,000 direct and indirect jobs, the sector is a significant [Read more]

Ontario Minister Natural Resources and Forestry Letter to Federal Minister of Natural Resources

Ontario Minister Natural Resources and Forestry Letter to Federal Minister of Natural Resources

Dear Minister Carr: Subject: Softwood Lumber Dispute I write to you today regarding the current litigation over softwood lumber trade between Canada and the United States (U.S.). The U.S. has initiated investigations into the Canadian Forestry industry that will likely lead to them imposing [Read more]

Ontario Celebrates Second Annual Christmas Tree Day

Ontario Celebrates Second Annual Christmas Tree Day

Province Encouraging People to Support Local Tree Farms This Christmas Ontario is celebrating the first anniversary of its official Christmas Tree Day and the hardworking farmers that help people across the province deck the halls with local trees and greenery each year. December 2, Minister of [Read more]

Exposing First Nations Students to Careers in Natural Resources

Exposing First Nations Students to Careers in Natural Resources

THUNDER BAY, ON – The First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) has 48 participants learning about anthropology, geography, dendrology, sustainable energy sources, visual arts, engineering, entrepreneurship, aboriginal mentorship and more this week during a Science Camp [Read more]

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Renew Commitments on Natural Resource Management

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Renew Commitments on Natural Resource Management

Ontario Strengthens Relationship with Anishinabek Nation The Anishinabek Nation and Ontario are continuing to work together to strengthen collaboration on natural resource management. Today at a meeting, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Bill Mauro and Anishinabek Grand Council Chief [Read more]

Invasive Species Legislation Receives Royal Assent

Invasive Species Legislation Receives Royal Assent

Ontario is taking further action to protect communities from the significant social, economic and ecological impacts of invasive species by passing the Invasive Species Act. November 3rd, the Act received Royal Assent, following its passage in the Legislature on October 21, 2015. This legislation [Read more]

Forest Resource Road Closed in Longlac-Nakina Area

Forest Resource Road Closed in Longlac-Nakina Area

Blueberry Road Closed For Bridge Repairs The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) advises that a portion of a primary forest resource road north of Longlac and east of Nakina, in Nipigon District, will be temporarily closed for bridge repairs. A portion of Blueberry Road will be [Read more]

Dumping on Crown Land Illegal

Dumping on Crown Land Illegal

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reminds the public that it is an offence to deposit any material on public land. Dumping and other environmental abuses of Crown land can be controlled using enforcement provisions under the Public Lands Act. Ministry conservation officers can charge [Read more]

Northwest Region Forest Fire Situation Update

Northwest Region Forest Fire Situation Update

Rec’vd Friday, Aug.14,2015 There were 4 new fires confirmed by the early afternoon of August 14. The forest fire hazard is moderate to high across the Northwest Region. The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services program is reminding people that they are responsible for safe outdoor fire [Read more]

$2,000 in Fines for Hunting Deer Without a Licence

$2,000 in Fines for Hunting Deer Without a Licence

A Pembroke man has been fined a total of $2,000 for unlawfully hunting white-tailed deer. Eli Gallibois-Drudge pleaded guilty and was fined a total of $2,000 for two counts of hunting deer without a licence, contrary to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. Court heard that on November 6, 2013, [Read more]

Ontario Seeking Input to Better Conserve Wetlands

Ontario Seeking Input to Better Conserve Wetlands

Province Reviewing Conservation Framework to Protect Environment Ontario is reviewing the wetlands conservation framework to better protect these biologically diverse and productive habitats. Wetlands are an essential component of Ontario’s biodiversity and have many functions that benefit [Read more]

Helping Communities Restore Habitats for Fish, Wildlife and Plants

Helping Communities Restore Habitats for Fish, Wildlife and Plants

Ontario Government Continues to Protect Biodiversity Ontario is working with community groups, conservation organizations and municipalities to protect plants, forests, streams and wetlands and restore habitats for fish and wildlife. This year, through the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration [Read more]

35 Charges Laid in Three-Day Enforcement Blitz

35 Charges Laid in Three-Day Enforcement Blitz

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 35 charges and issued 81 warnings during a three-day enforcement blitz on Highway 105, between Ear Falls and Vermilion Bay, Ontario. From June 16 to 18, 2015, conservation officers checked 824 anglers, including 712 non-residents, for compliance [Read more]

Enforcement Blitz Finds Most Anglers Obeying Rules

Enforcement Blitz Finds Most Anglers Obeying Rules

Most anglers checked during a two-day fisheries enforcement blitz near Thunder Bay were in compliance with Ontario’s fishing regulations. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers, including the canine unit, checked anglers at the Pigeon River International Bridge on June [Read more]

Assistance Req’d to Indentify Individuals Who Discarded Moose Meat Near Manitouwadge

Assistance Req’d to Indentify Individuals Who Discarded Moose Meat Near Manitouwadge

Ministry Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Individuals who Discarded Moose Meat The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individuals responsible for discarding moose meat near Manitouwadge. Conservation officers received a complaint on the [Read more]

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