Canada loses outdoors champion Bill Otway
Oct 17, 2010
One of our field editors, North Vancouver’s George Gruenefeld, just told me that Bill Otway has passed, dead from brain cancer. Damned cancer, again. George had let me know about a week ago that Bill, 75, was...
How to help clean up your local shoreline
Sep 14, 2010
One my biggest pet peeves is litter, or, specifically, people who litter. It makes me crazy to see folks toss candy wrappers, coffee cups and the like out of their car windows, or nonchalantly drop things such...
Final vote on the long-gun registry looms
Sep 13, 2010
Nine days and counting. On September 22, the House of Commons votes on the third reading of Bill C-391, Tory MP Candice Hoeppner’s private member’s bill to scrap the long-gun registry, and it’s turning into a real horse...
Derek Strub wins Canadian Open of Fishing
Jul 26, 2010
A big shout out to my friend Derek Strub-the Elora, Ontario, angler won the Canadian Open of Fishing yesterday on Lake Ontario. Strub hauled in 60.75 pounds of bass over three days to claim top bragging rights...
Trial date set for U.S. hunter who shot husband
Jul 21, 2010
American Mary Beth Harshbarger, charged in connection with the shooting death of her husband during a 2006 hunting trip to Buchans Junction, Newfoundland, will finally get her day in court. Two weeks have been set aside in...
National Fishing Week begins Saturday
Jun 30, 2010
Fish on! A quick reminder to everyone across the land that National Fishing Week kicks off this Saturday, running through to July 11. Coinciding with this great Canada-wide celebration of angling are family fishing weekends in every province...
Survey says: Most Canadians okay with seal hunt
Jun 1, 2010
This is one of those times when I’m truly proud to be a Canadian, like when Crosby and the lads clinched men’s hockey gold at the recent Vancouver Olympics. Responding to a recent survey conducted for the...
Divert gun registry cash to fish and game?
May 10, 2010
If the Harper government finally succeeds in scrapping the long-gun registry, what should Ottawa do with the millions of dollars that will be saved each year? Spend it on fish and wildlife conservation and habitat restoration across...
Extradition looms for hunter who shot husband
May 7, 2010
In Outdoor Canada magazine’s Winter 2010 issue, we published an in-depth investigative report into the shooting death of an American hunter, Mark Harshbarger, during a 2006 hunting trip to Newfoundland. The Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, man was shot...
We caused climate change. Now let’s deal with it
Apr 23, 2010
Will this finally put the ridiculous, so-called debate over climate change to rest, at least within the outdoors community? In a new report released this week, several major fishing, hunting and conservation groups state unequivocally that human...
Kudos for Izumi Outdoors and Normark’s Cannon
Mar 22, 2010
The folks at Izumi Outdoors Inc., along with Normark Canada’s retired head honcho, Roger Cannon, were honoured this morning at the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show during the annual general meeting of the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association. Bob and Wayne Izumi...
Haven’t registered your rifle? No worries
Mar 19, 2010
Canwest News Service is reporting today that the Conservative government in Ottawa is planning to once again extend the amnesty for those who have not signed on to the federal gun registry. Apparently, Public Safety Minister Vic...
New Canadian Angler Hall of Fame inductees
Feb 13, 2010
The first day of the Spring Fishing and Boat Show got off to a busy start before the gates even opened yesterday morning. Many of the who’s who from the fishing community were on hand at the...
Spring Fishing & Boat Show this weekend
Feb 10, 2010
The only thing I can think of that would beat going fishing this weekend is taking a trip to the International Centre out on Airport Road in Mississauga for the third annual Spring Fishing & Boat Show.
First annual Ian McMurchy Award at SHOT
Jan 20, 2010
Well, that’s yet another SHOT Show finished for me; I fly back to Toronto tomorrow. I put a lot of miles on my soles, met lots of people, did some networking, saw plenty of cool new gear and...
A day to celebrate anglers, hunters and trappers
Oct 29, 2009
Create Canada’s very own National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day? Why not? After all, the U.S. has celebrated its National Hunting and Fishing Day since 1972. Really, there’s no reason why our country shouldn’t also be...
A great contest for young angling artists
Oct 27, 2009
Do you have a budding young artist in your family? If you reside in Ontario, check out the Ministry of Natural Resources’ sixth annual Kids’ Fish Art Contest. This year, contestants are invited to create artwork depicting...
Well-deserved praise for Atlantic outfitters
Sep 15, 2009
It’s great to learn that more and more Atlantic salmon outfitters down East are going above and beyond to promote live-release fishing. And it’s great to see the Atlantic Salmon Federation is giving them their due in...
Wildlife Habitat Canada awards presented
Jul 22, 2009
More news from Wildlife Habitat Canada on the heels of yesterday’s blog about the conservation group’s new alliance with the U.S.-based Wildlife Habitat Council. Today, the WHC announced the recipients of its six national stewardship awards for its...
Habitat groups join forces for nature
Jul 21, 2009
In a move that should bode well for our wild spaces, Wildlife Habitat Canada has joined forces with the U.S.-based Wildlife Habitat Council to further bolster Canada’s wealth of biodiversity. The two powerhouse conservation groups both have strong links...
Desforges leads Canuck pack at Stren Series
Jul 20, 2009
Go Canada! Canuck anglers took the top five podium positions on Saturday at the FLW Stren Series bass tournament, and leading the charge was Burlington, Ontario’s Mike Desforges. It’s the second consecutive Stren Series win for Desforges...
Dave Mercer casts his net wider
Jul 9, 2009
I have to hand it to Dave Mercer. The heir apparent to Bob Izumi as Canada’s pre-eminent fishing TV celebrity sure knows how to get his face out there. Only recently, for example, I blogged on the angling...
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