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  • North Bay Conservation Officer Recognized for Excellence

    Tim Rochette, a provincial investigator with the Special Investigations Services Unit, has been named the Ontario Conservation Officer of the Year for 2017.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Sandbanks Provincial Park Receives International Eco-certification

    Outlet Beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park has received Blue Flag designation, an international eco-certification recognizing the beach as clean and accessible with great water quality, high safety standards and excellent shoreline and ecosystem protection.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Increased Fines for Starting a Forest Fire

    With forest fire season well underway in Ontario, the province has increased the maximum fines for individuals and corporations for starting forest fires. 

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Combating Rabies in Ontario Wildlife

    Ontario is continuing efforts to control and eradicate rabies from the province in response to recent cases of rabies in southern regions.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Celebrate Free Family Fishing Week This July

    With summer officially here, celebrate the warm weather and the great outdoors by fishing licence-free with the whole family from July 1 through July 9, 2017. 

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Kick Off the Summer Season at Ontario Parks

    As the May long weekend arrives, celebrate the unofficial start of the summer season with an outdoor adventure at an Ontario provincial park.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Strengthening Emergency Services in North Bay

    Ontario is increasing emergency response services and helping to protect Northern communities and forestry resources by opening a new fire management headquarters in North Bay.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Passes Legislation to Modernize Resource Management

    Ontario passed legislation today that will modernize the province's resource extraction rules to increase environmental protections, boost competitiveness and create jobs and economic growth in the aggregates and mining sectors.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Names Chief Softwood Lumber Negotiator

    Ontario is continuing its support for the province's forestry sector, naming Jim Peterson as its chief negotiator to represent Ontario's interests in the ongoing softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Protecting Endangered and Threatened Species

    Ontario is protecting species at risk and promoting their recovery by investing to create and rehabilitate habitats, conduct research on recovery efforts and threats and educate youth about at-risk plants and animals in their area.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Be Bear Wise as Hibernation Ends

    The Ontario government and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding people to take extra care not to attract bears to their neighborhood. In some parts of the province, this year's mild winter means black bears are coming out of hibernation early. Taking simple precautions can help prevent black bears from visiting your community.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • How Many Trees Can You Plant This Year?

    Ontario is partnering with families, community organizations and businesses across the province to reach its goal of planting six million trees this year to promote cleaner air and help fight climate change.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Must-Do March Break Activities in Ontario

    Ontario is the place to be this March Break. Whether you want to go on an outdoor adventure at a provincial park or go back in time at one of Ontario's museums, there are plenty of things for families to do across the province next week:

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

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