Canada

Women in the outdoors: Sustainable-use fur trapping

We’ve followed the works of Katie Ball’s Silver Cedar Studio for some time now - but we never knew the whole backstory. Thanks to a video short by Shaw Spotlight, we have some deeper insight into Katie’s business, heritage, and her proud sustainable use of Canada’s natural resources.

Fur Institute updates "Certified Trap List" for 2019

The Fur Institute of Canada announced updates to their list of certified traps this week. The list of approved traps was updated by the Trap Research and Development Committee (TRDC). To meet the needed requirements for AIHTS trap certification, trap manufacturers must test any trapping device they intend to market for use in Canada. This includes mechanically powered, trigger activated lethal devices, as well as live capture foot-hold and cage traps.

Carrying capacity highlighted amid Cougar attack on Vancouver child

"At this point we believe there may be two or more cougars involved," conservation officer Ben York told reporters on Friday of last week.

Ontario trappers receive 1 million for training, education.

Minister Yakabuski announced via social media Friday that Ontario’s “government recognizes the important role trappers play in managing furbearer populations and reducing human-wildlife conflicts.”

Increase in attacks prompts Montreal to enact coyote "hazing"

Montreal rolls out “hazing” plan for wily coyotes in the midst of 19 recorded attacks on people.