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Walleye catch limit on Lake of the Woods would be cut in half under new Ontario proposal

In a recently released draft plan, Ontario's Natural Resources Ministry proposes changes to catch limits and size limits for walleye in Lake of the Woods in order to address risks to the quality of the fishery on the northwestern Ontario lake.

Thunder Bay library budget survey garners more than 1,500 responses in just days

The Thunder Bay Public Library's chief executive officer says its survey released last week in response to news of a potentially large cut to the library's capital budget has garnered over 1,500 responses.

Winter activities ramping up in the northwest

Most of Northwestern Ontario has already seen a good taste of winter weather this November. That has some people involved in outdoor activities feeling extra happy.

Why a woman in Thunder Bay created this 'poppy tree' as a way to honour veterans this Remembrance Day

If you walk near Thornloe Park, on Thunder Bay's south side today, you will see a tree on the street that stands out from all the rest. The tree is covered with 300 large red poppies, each one hand crocheted by Nancy McKercher.

Winds of change roll through northwestern Ontario, putting many new mayors in city hall

A lot of new faces will fill mayoral chairs across northwestern Ontario following Monday's municipal election. Some have a lot of experience in municipal politics, while others put their names forward for the first time. Here's a look at how things ended up.

After brutal winter conditions, emergency deer feeding underway in northwestern Ontario

The Ontario government is undertaking emergency winter feeding of deer in the Dryden, Kenora and Sioux Narrows areas following brutal conditions this winter. Starting this week, the ministry will send feed drops into the area to get the deer through to spring.

Why should we care about invasive species?

This past week was Invasive Species Awareness Week in Canada. We asked several experts in the field bout three key invasive species that pose a significant threat to our native species and bio-diversity.

Wildlife officials on the hunt for wild pigs, begin surveillance program in northwestern Ontario

The Invading Species Awareness Program is looking for volunteers to assist with its Wild Pig Surveillance Program. Chosen candidates will setup and monitor supplied trail cameras to detect wild pigs on the landscape. ISAP is looking to fill a gap in northwestern Ontario surveillance, but volunteers are needed throughout the province.

This '57 Chevy found in northwestern Ontario lagoon has vintage car buffs buzzing

The excitement started when the Lake Superior Marine Conservation Area made a post on its Facebook page last week about the sunken vehicle in the Nipigon lagoon.

Man records mother lynx and babies on road north of Thunder Bay, Ont.

Brian Edwards has seen some interesting wildlife over the years, but the five wild cats he saw a few weeks ago got his full attention. Luckily, he had a camera with him.