Fishing

New Canadian app detects and tracks forest fires in real-time

The special weather statements issued because of poor air quality and visibility, and that brilliant orange sunrise you witnessed earlier this month? You can thank one of the worst wildfire seasons we’ve ever had. Haze and smoke from fires in northern Ontario continue to reduce visibility across Ontario’s cottage country and urban areas. As of … Continued

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Tips to keep your cottage garden watered and safe from critters

Two big obstacles to keeping a cottage garden alive are managing hungry wildlife and watering between visits. But it can be done. Here’s how. How to keep ’em watered Regular watering is critical when the seedlings are tiny, says Master Gardener Sara Drawehn, who aims for a couple of times a week. “Established plants can … Continued

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Salmon Spectacular returns to feed fishing need

The Sydenham Sportsmen’s Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular fishing derby returns with pandemic modifications Aug. 27 to Sept. 5. After stay-home orders, business closures, masking requirements and social isolation, people are ready to get fishing, derby co-chair Chris Geberdt said Sunday. Last year’s derby was cancelled due to COVID-19. In 2019, 4,500 fished in the derby […]

Police find fisherman reported missing in good health

A man police said had gone on a fishing trip down the Saugeen River and was reported missing Tuesday night has been found in good health. West Region OPP announced he was found with the help of an OPP helicopter. Police shared the news via Twitter about 11:30 this morning, and later in a news […]

Free day-use permits for 115 Ontario provincial parks

The Ontario government has announced that it is providing free weekday daily vehicle permits for 115 provincial parks. The free day-use permits are available now and will continue Monday through Thursday until September 2. Typically, a daily vehicle fee for an Ontario provincial park would cost between $12 to $21. In a press release, the … Continued

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Cottage rentals and overnight camping return for Step 1 of Ontario’s reopening plan

The Ontario government has announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, the province will move into Step 1 of its economic reopening plan. The move to Step 1 has been pushed three days ahead of schedule due to the province’s vaccination rate and declining number of COVID-19 cases. “Thanks to the ongoing … Continued

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How Ontario’s stay-at-home order will affect May long weekend plans

On May 13, the Ontario government announced that the province’s stay-at-home order would be extended until June 2. While this comes as no surprise, considering Ontario’s COVID-19 case numbers are still in the thousands, it does put a damper on people’s Victoria Day long weekend plans. For anyone looking to get some outdoor time, you … Continued

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Sightseeing and tour boat heading north to Tobermory

A large sightseeing and tour boat will be plying the waters around Tobermory this summer. The 90-foot Tobermory Legacy – previously the Miss Midland – has been purchased by Tobermory Cruise Line and will be offering sunset and lunch and dinner cruises that will see the boat sailing around Tobermory, through the islands of the […]

“Water is life” is the theme of day 1 of protests to shut down Enbridge Line 5

May 13, 2021 By Lester Graham, Michigan Radio The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water. This independent…

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