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From the MNRF

Province consults on bear hunting

PETERBOROUGH—The Ontario government is taking steps to ensure a healthy and sustainable black bear population while supporting small businesses and jobs in northern and central Ontario.

On Friday, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced the start of government's consultation on a proposal to move to a regular annual spring black bear hunting season.

One new forest fire reported

There was one new forest fire confirmed by Saturday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #73 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Corallen Lake, approximately 14 kilometres northwest of Red Lake.

There are currently 30 active fires in the region. One fire is not under control, two fires are being held, three fires are under control, and 24 fires are being observed.