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  • Ontario and Saskatchewan take a hard line on wildlife trafficking

    A two-and-a-half-year joint investigation between the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRF) and Forestry and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment has resulted in one Ontario resident and four Saskatchewan residents being convicted for unlawfully trafficking in wildlife.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Continues to Take Action Against Invasive Species

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is protecting the province's environment and economy by taking action to prevent the introduction and spread of 13 invasive species. These species can cause significant harm to biodiversity and navigation in waterways, and affect recreational activities and tourism.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend

    TORONTO — The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card.  

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Protecting Black Bears and Promoting Sustainable Hunting

    PETERBOROUGH — The Ontario government is taking steps to ensure a healthy and sustainable black bear population while supporting small businesses and jobs in northern and central Ontario. Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced the start of government's consultation on a proposal to move to a regular annual spring black bear hunting season. 

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Sending Additional Fire Management Support to Australia

    TORONTO - Today, Ontario is sending another seven fire management personnel to provide fire management support and expertise to Australia, which is currently facing a devastating fire season. An additional two staff will be deployed Friday, January 17, bringing the total number of Ontario personnel committed to Australia over several deployments to twenty-eight since the start of that country's fire season.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Takes Next Step in Making Forestry Open for Business

    MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is supporting the forest industry, and the northern and rural communities that depend on it, with the release of a draft Forest Sector Strategy. Ontario's strategy will aim to stimulate job creation, promote economic growth, and reduce unnecessary burden and costs for businesses, all while ensuring our forests continue to be managed sustainably.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Government Improves Forest Industry Support Program

    POWASSAN — The Ontario government is helping the forest sector grow and supporting communities across the province by redesigning a key forestry support program to make it more streamlined, transparent and user-friendly.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Multiple offences during moose hunt cost Aurora man $9,000

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind hunters that it is dangerous to shoot a firearm across or along a road, and that meat from a hunted animal must be consumed.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

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