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Important Updates

Attention Anglers and Hunters

November 29, 2013

Anglers and hunters should check the expiry date on the front of their Outdoors Card. If it has expired or is about to expire, now is the time to renew it for 2014.

Find out more about how to renew your Outdoors Card.

Experimental Lakes Area to Remain Open

September 2, 2013

The Government of Canada, the Ontario government and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA). This Memorandum of Understanding demonstrates the three parties' commitment to ensure a smooth transition of the ELA to a new operator.

This agreement will allow the research facility to remain open while a long-term agreement is finalized.

Read more (PDF, 229 kb).

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