Eastern Woods & Waters magazine, R.I.P.
May 7, 2009
I was wondering what had happened to our office subscription to Eastern Woods & Waters, the fishing and hunting magazine published out of Bedford, Nova Scotia. Turns out the print version of the 24-year-old title gave up the...
No let up in the salmon farm fight
May 6, 2009
Opponents of B.C.’s salmon farms are turning up the heat on at least two different fronts. For starters, the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nations (or KAFN for short) announced today they’re ramping up legal proceedings against the B.C. government,
All the more seals for the rest of us…
May 5, 2009
Chalk one up for the International Federation of Animal Welfare and the Humane Society International: yesterday, the European Union bowed to intense pressure from the animal rights lobby to finally ban the import of Canadian seal pelts and other...
A dry run for the long-gun registry bills
Apr 25, 2009
Might this be a sign of things to come? On Wednesday, the House of Commons voted 143 to 136 in favour of a motion to maintain the long-gun registry. Put forward by Bloc Québécois justice critic Réal...
Watch for missing girl, hunters advised
Apr 23, 2009
If you live in Ontario, you won’t have escaped the constant news coverage of Victoria “Tori” Stafford, an eight-year-old girl last seen leaving her school in Woodstock on April 8 in the company of an unidentified woman.
Doing our bit, and then some, for the planet
Apr 22, 2009
I hope everyone is, in some way, honouring the aims of Earth Day (yup, it’s today). Namely, the whole point is for folks to think about what they can do to help improve our environment, and to then act...
Bang, bang, they’re bought…
Apr 19, 2009
Regular readers of this blog know I’m of the opinion the current federal government is unlikely to scrap the long-gun registry. The Canadian Shooting Sports Association adds yet another wrinkle to the debate, suggesting the Canadian Association...
Bass Pro opens its new Alberta digs today
Apr 7, 2009
Those of you in the greater Calgary area should swing by Rocky View tonight to check out the grand opening of Bass Pro Shops giant new Outdoor World. Festivities kick off at 6 p.m. with the official ribbon-cutting,
Harper triggers gun-owner backlash
Apr 6, 2009
Has Prime Minister Harper’s Senate gun bill gambit backfired? A report in today’s Globe and Mail certainly suggests so, pointing to vehement denunciation of Bill S-5 on gun owner discussion boards such as Canadian Gunnutz. Also now lined up against the...
Ontario to host giant BASS tournament
Mar 31, 2009
Attention pro bass fishing fans. Some of North America’s top anglers will be coming to Orillia this summer for the BASS Federation Nation Eastern Divisional final on Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching. Slated for July 20 to 24, the high-profile...
WFN gears up to get its green on
Mar 26, 2009
Kudos to one of Outdoor Canada’s promotional partners, the World Fishing Network, for adopting a green motif and promoting environmental awareness in conjunction with Earth Day Canada on April 22. For the week of April 20 to 26, the 24-hour...
Atlantic salmon champion Wilf Carter dies
Mar 25, 2009
Sad news reached our office today of the March 18 passing of Wilf Carter, a true giant in the world of Atlantic salmon conservation. He was 83. In Outdoor Canada magazine’s Summer 2002 issue, we named Carter as...
Toronto wants gun registry gone, poll says
Mar 24, 2009
The Web site of Toronto’s all-news channel CP24 has posted some surprising, if unscientific, results to an online poll asking Torontonians if they think Ottawa should scrap the long-gun registry. According to the weekend survey, 51 per cent of respondents (1,601...
More gun headaches for the Conservatives
Mar 23, 2009
Canada’s National Firearms Association has put out the call to the country’s “responsible firearms owners” to lobby the Harper government not to water down the new gun bill (C-301) designed to scrap the long-gun registry. Reports began circulating last week...
Bad news for birds out of the U.S.
Mar 21, 2009
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just released its first-ever “State of the Birds” report, a comprehensive study of the country’s 800 bird species, and the news is not good. Almost one third of species are either endangered, threatened or...
Canadian tackle industry chooses new reps
Mar 19, 2009
The who’s who of Canada’s tackle industry were on hand this morning at the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show for the annual general meeting of the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association. Highlights included the appointment of a new slate of directors and the...
Shimano funds OFAH centre aquarium
Mar 18, 2009
Shimano Canada has thrown its support behind the ambitious new Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters/Mario Cortellucci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre. Slated to open early this fall, the giant new interpretative centre in Peterborough, Ontario, will now include a...
More reason to fear for Canada’s wild places
Mar 17, 2009
Further to the news about the gutting of the Navigable Waters Protection Act (see yesterday’s blog entry), it now appears the federal Conservative government is indeed prepared to sacrifice the environment for short-term economic gain. So it...
The feds are fooling with our fisheries
Mar 16, 2009
I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come—it seems the federal Conservative government is putting money ahead of the environment in its bid to fix the faltering economy. Quietly tucked into Bill C-10, the new federal...
Huge honour for Canadian bass anglers
Mar 12, 2009
I’ve long been a fan of Wil Wegman and his tireless work promoting and protecting his home water, the big-bass Mecca that is Ontario’s Lake Simcoe. So it was great to learn that Wil and his fellow...
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