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  • Ontario Takes First Step Towards Provincial Forestry Strategy

    Starting in November, Ontario's Government for the People will hold roundtables and gather online feedback to help the province lay out a strategy for promoting economic growth within the forestry sector.                                                        

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Fire Update

    The Ontario government is pleased to say one of the largest fires in northeastern Ontario — Parry Sound 33 — is being held, and some waterway and road restrictions have been lifted.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Parry Sound 33 Forest Fire Now Being Held

    After three weeks of battling it from the air and ground, firefighters have succeeded in containing Parry Sound 33, the largest forest fire in central Ontario, to its current size for the past few days, and have upgraded its status.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Current Fire Situation in Ontario - August 7th Update

    Some mixed weather over the August long weekend and unwavering efforts by firefighters have meant progress on wildland fires across the province.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Taking Action To Fight Wildfires

    Ontario is prioritizing the safety of the public and emergency responders, and the protection of communities and private property during this year's busy fire season.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Current Fire Situation in Ontario

    High temperatures, dry conditions and frequent thunderstorms are contributing to a busy fire season across Northern and Central Ontario. Our number one priority is the safety of the public and the protection of communities and private property. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is monitoring the fire situation closely.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Celebrates Conservation Officer of the Year

    Mark Bailie, a 30-year veteran conservation officer, has been named the Ontario Conservation Officer of the Year for 2018. Officers are nominated for the award by their peers and chosen by a committee made up of officers, representatives of the Ontario Conservation Officers Association, and ministry managers.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Minister's Statement on the Wildfire Near Temagami

    TORONTO - Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Jeff Yurek issued this statement today about the Ontario government's response to the wildfire outside Temagami:

    Statement | Natural Resources and Forestry

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