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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.

Ontario's investing $200 million in rural communities

PARRY SOUND—On Friday, Premier Doug Ford and Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure, announced a $200 million investment this year through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to help 424 small, rural and northern communities build and repair critical local infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.