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Manitouwadge looking at shrimp farming as a possible industry

The Township of Manitouwadge is looking at opportunities to participate in Ontario's aquaculture industry, and shrimp farming is the preferred option.

Ontario wolves moved to Isle Royale: joint program between province and U.S. park doubles the population

The population of wolves on Lake Superior's Isle Royale, in Michigan, doubled recently thanks to a joint reintroduction program between the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the US National Park Service.

Deep snow, slush causing problems for Lac des Mille Lacs shack owners

Some anglers on Lac des Mille Lacs, in northwestern Ontario, are having trouble accessing their ice shacks by truck this week.

Kenora based angler Jeff Gustafson joins Bassmaster

A professional angler from Kenora is about to take part in his first ever fishing tournament as part of Bassmaster.

Making a feathered friend: small bird won't stop following northern Ontario man around

A wild ruffed grouse has taken an unusual shine to a man from a small township in northern Ontario.

Wildlife artist Nicole Ruuska draws inspiration from northwest Ontario

Wildlife artist Nicole Ruuska grew up in the Lakehead, but was born in the tiny rural community of Shabaqua, located north of Thunder Bay, Ont. Ruuska said the family moved to the city when she was two, but the wilderness stayed a part of her life. She also had the urge to make wildlife based art at a very young age.

Giant, record-class walleye caught and released near Dryden, Ont.

A man from Vermilion Bay, Ont., caught and released a fish that he says could have challenged a 70-year-old record for walleye last weekend.

Cougar found dead in March 'not part of a resident cougar population' says MNRF

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says a cougar found dead northwest of Thunder Bay last March was not part of a resident Ontario population.

Go Fish!: people in Nipigon, Ontario come together to restore beloved sculpture

After a popular wood carving of a fish in Nipigon was broken, people in the northwestern Ontario community have been inspired to launch a fundraising effort to replace it.

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists will be 'more guarded' about Facebook posts to combat misuse

The president of the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists says his members will be more guarded about what pictures they post on their Facebook page in light of some recent events. Bruce Thacker says the conservation club has had increasing numbers of people asking for specific locations where pictures of birds and other animals on their Facebook page have been taken.

Thunder Bay lawyer says FOI request for fishing spot is without merit

A Thunder Bay lawyer with expertise in privacy says making a Freedom of Information request to find out where someone is fishing is "a case without merit."

Firesmoke Canada website tracks B.C. smoke to northwestern Ontario

Many people in the region have detected a hint of forest fire in the air, despite a general lack of recent local wildfire activity. But an air quality specialist says the smoke is likely coming all the way B.C.

Federal minister Patty Hajdu promises to deliver Thunder Bay students' water concerns to PM

Grade 5 and 6 students at St. Pius X School in Thunder Bay will have their concerns about healthy water in northern Ontario First Nations presented to the Prime Minister by a high profile MP.

Cougar carcass found frozen in snow northwest of Thunder Bay may answer mountain lion mystery

A startling discovery made this weekend northwest of Thunder Bay may answer a decades-old question: do cougar prowl northwestern Ontario?

'Docile and affectionate moose' cuddles with rescuers on northern Ontario lake

A northern Ontario couple had an unforgettable experience with a moose they discovered trapped and struggling on the ice on Shoal Lake in northwestern Ontario.