Scott Gardner

  Despite growing up in southern Ontario, Outdoor Canada associate editor Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water or surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. His particular areas of interest include fly fishing and tying, kayak angling, camping, and urban fisheries.   As a full-time professional writer since 2000, before he joined Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott covered a variety of fields including technology, hospitality, and entertainment . He's also won two KRW awards (from the Canadian Business Press); a silver for news reporting, and a gold for feature writing.

Recent Posts

Sea levels rising higher and faster than predicted
May 4, 2011
Arctic ice is melting faster than expected, causing global sea levels to rise substantially higher and faster than the United Nations predicted just four years ago, according to a prominent international study. The new data shows that the Greenland’s ice sheet...
Sustainable forestry group supports wetland research
Apr 19, 2011
Both Ducks Unlimited and Dalhousie University have recently received research grants to help develop practices that will protect wetlands during timber extraction. The grants from the Washington, D.C.-based Sustainable Forestry Initiative, are specifically earmarked to determine best practices for designing and...
Ontario MPP calls for Asian carp crackdown
Apr 15, 2011
Aquatic invasive species are making news again, this time in Ontario where a backbench MPP is demanding increased enforcement to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes and surrounding waters. Toby Barrett, Progressive Conservative MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, in southwestern Ontario,
Parks Canada plans Newfoundland moose cull
Apr 8, 2011
Too many moose are on the loose in Newfoundland, and wildlife official say they are destroying forests and habitat for other species. As a result, Parks Canada will, for the first time, allow hunting for moose in Gros Morne National Park...
Outdoor retailer Cabela’s coming to Saskatchewan
Apr 7, 2011
In the spring of 2012, Cabela’s Inc. will open a 50,000-square-foot store retail store in Saskatoon. Located in the Preston Crossing shopping area in northeast Saskatoon, this will be the third Cabela's store in Canada. The first opened in Winnipeg in...
Saskatchewan targets the northern snakehead
Apr 6, 2011
A toothy and aggressive aquatic predator, capable of breathing air and slithering across land, has put a scare into Prairie fisheries managers. Recently the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment was tipped off about someone in the province selling the northern snakehead via...
How to get unstuck
Mar 31, 2011
Every ATV rider gets stuck eventually. Learn how to free yourself with a winch
9 nasty critters
Mar 28, 2011
How to avoid wicked wildlife that can put you at risk
7 survival supplies
Mar 28, 2011
Just a few of the resources that can help keep you safe
4 tips for city fishing
Mar 28, 2011
How to get on the fish in the urban jungle
Tips & Tactics
9 ways to harm yourself
Mar 28, 2011
You’re on the lake and after a Thermos bottle of...
Ontario launches guide to eating sport fish
Mar 16, 2011
To make it easier and faster for anglers fishing in Ontario to check if the fish they catch is safe to eat, the Ministry of Environment today launched a new interactive online guide. Although The Guide to Eating...
Canadian foundation donates $1.5 million to Ontario wetlands project
Mar 9, 2011
A wetlands reclamation project in Norfolk Country, Ontario, is receiving almost $1.5 million from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, a private family foundation dedicated to land conservation. The Norfolk project is a farmer-led, community-supported initiative following...
Changes on the northern Ontario pro walleye circuit
Feb 24, 2011
The rapidly approaching 2011 season brings a new name for the Northern Ontario Professional Walleye Trail, which will now be known as the “Northern Ontario Walleye Trail.” NOWT has also redesigned its web site and will move over a...
Major new walleye event announced for 2011
Feb 24, 2011
This spring, Quebec will welcome the Princecraft Canadian Walleye Open-a major new professional competition. Presented by Thomas Marine Group and Mercury, the tournament will take place in Sorel, Quebec, on the well-known walleye water of Lake St-Pierre. The competition...
Ontario celebrates Family Fishing Weekend
Feb 18, 2011
This weekend, Canadian residents will be able to fish licence-free across Ontario as part of the province’s Family Fishing Weekend festivities. The event runs from February 19 to 21 (there is also a summer Family Fishing Week from...
Sporting group applauds Ontario ban on offshore wind farms
Feb 15, 2011
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has expressed support for the provincial government’s recent moratorium on offshore wind farms. In a surprise Friday announcement–one that shocked both wind power supporters and opponents–the province put the brakes...
Survey: British Columbians want the salmon as official symbol
Feb 1, 2011
Eighty-five per cent of British Columbians support a proposal to designate wild Pacific salmon as an official symbol of the province, according to a recent poll commissioned by the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Fraser Basin Council. Additionally,
Transplanted salmon, trout thrive closer to home, Canadian study finds
Jan 28, 2011
The regional genetic variation among salmon and trout is so significant, that many do not respond well to relocation, according to a new Canadian study. This means that, for example, although trout swimming up the streams of British...
Killer cougar prowls Vancouver suburb
Jan 26, 2011
Conservation officers and Mounties are searching for a rogue cougar responsible for the death of seven farm animals in Maple Ridge, B.C., about 50 kilometres east of Vancouver. The big cat has attacked and killed seven farm animals...
Fly Fishing Film Fest launches Canadian tour
Jan 25, 2011
The first International Fly Fishing Film Festival launches a cross-Canada tour this week, with a sold-out screening in Calgary, followed by stops in Toronto, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Campbell River, B.C., and Moncton, New Brunswick, with more dates to come. The...
Moose crash victims sue Newfoundland government
Jan 14, 2011
Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador injured after moose-vehicle collisions have filed a class action lawsuit against the province, alleging that the moose population has been mismanaged. Ben Bellows and Hugh George filed the suit in the Supreme...
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