Northern Issues

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MNR lacks real-time data on controversial spring bear hunt

JUST OVER HALFWAY through the reintroduced six-week spring bear hunt, which runs from May 1 to June 15, the province of Ontario has issued close to 2,300 licenses for black bears. Unfortunately, the Ministry of Natural Resources has no idea how many of those licences will be used this spring, and how many were requested for … Continue reading

TVO is taking election coverage to impressive new levels

TVOntario has decided it won’t take voter apathy lying down. Not when Steve Paikin can do something about it. That’s why Ontario’s own TVO has ramped up its coverage of the 2011 provincial election to be the most comprehensive the network has ever attempted. Alongside Paikin’s nightly news show The Agenda with Steve Paikin is … Continue reading

Parks Canada the Institution: Celebrating 100 years of Canada’s National Parks

No one can accuse Parks Canada of not pulling out all the stops to celebrate its 100th birthday in style. The Parks Canada website has been overhauled to reflect this important milestone; the establishment of the first urban new national park has been announced for Rouge Valley in Toronto; free parks passes have been granted … Continue reading

New study indicates dramatic reduction in Rocky Mountain snowpack

A report released this past week from the U.S. Geological Survey found that over an 800 year period, the past 30 years indicate a dramatic break from the typical snowpack patterns in the Rocky Mountains. The report stated that “over the past millennium, late-20th-century snowpack reductions are almost unprecedented in magnitude across the northern Rocky Mountains,” … Continue reading

A week of environmental crises across Canada

All politics aside, it is hard not to feel that Canada has been falling apart at the seams the past few weeks. We are seeing the result of ongoing, massive environmental flux in Manitoba and Quebec due to flooding, and recently the news that a massive wildfire rages out of control in northern Alberta. The … Continue reading

Quebec to spend $2.1B on 25-year northern development plan

Quebec is betting that a once thriving mining industry north of the 49th parallel can be revived with a $2.1B investment over 25 years. To give you some scope on the plan, they are estimating it will generate over $80B in investment revenue over the course of the project, and create or consolidate over 20,000 … Continue reading

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