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  • Ontario Strengthening Emergency Services in Thunder Bay

    Ontario is strengthening emergency response services in Thunder Bay by opening an upgraded fire base to help keep Northern communities safe and support Ontario's forest fire response program.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Protecting the Environment and Fighting Climate Change

    Ontario is investing in programs to improve ecosystem health in urban and rural communities across the province in order to help fight climate change. These programs are part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and are funded by proceeds from the province's carbon market.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Continuing Fight Against Invasive Species

    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.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • 30 Minutes For 30 Days - Are You Up for the Challenge?

    Join the Ontario government and Ontario Parks this August for a challenge that will recharge your connection with nature while improving health and mental well-being.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • 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

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