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Newsletters

»Posted by on May 18, 2014 in News letter, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Kilgour & Associates will be providing newsletters on an approximately semi-annual basis to highlight developments in our firm including new staff and key projects that we have found rewarding. We will also provide information on important changes in legislation related to fisheries, species at risk, and environmental assessment. We look forward to your reading our material. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Here are the newsletters: Newsletter 1 Nov 2013 Newsletter 2 May 2014

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Spring Walleye Fishing in Sudbury

»Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Posts, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Spring Walleye Fishing in Sudbury Kilgour & Associates just completed working with the United Walleye Clubs from the Sudbury / Espanola area. This is our third year helping them with their collection of spawning male and female walleye. The clubs collect and fertilize eggs from large female walleye, then raise the eggs and larval walleye to a fingerling stage for subsequent release into area lakes and rivers. We are really pleased to be able to help out: the community is highly engaged and knowledgeable. The work of the walleye clubs was recently highlighted in an article in the Sudbury Star, Saturday May 17, 2014. Link to the article...

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Heart’s Desire

»Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Posts, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Heart’s Desire Weir, Jock River The Heart’s Desire Weir was constructed in 1975. The removable structure creates a 900 m long headpond that is wider and deeper than the river at normal flows, and gives the local residents a recreational option. The weir is normally installed in the spring, and removed in the fall. Kilgour & Associates was retained by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) to study the weir and possible options and costs associated with it potential removal. The principal objective of weir removal was to return the river back to its original flow conditions and historical ecological condition. Our work, and that of others is provided by RVCA at this website: http://www.rvca.ca/hearts_desire/...

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New “Fisheries Act”

»Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Revisions to the Fisheries Act Canada releases its revised Fisheries Act today (November 25, 2013), with subtle but important changes to definitions of fish habitat, and harm to fish habitat. Under the Act (Section 35(1)), “No person shall carry on any work, undertaking or activity that results in serious harm to fish that are part of a commercial, recreational or Aboriginal fishery, or to fish that support such a fishery.” The Department has defined ‘serious’ harm to fish as: 1) “the death of fish; 2) a permanent alteration to fish habitat of a spatial scale, duration or intensity that limits or diminishes the ability of fish to use such habitats as spawning grounds, or as nursery, rearing, or food supply areas, or as a migration corridor, or any...

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Updates to Ontario’s Endangered Species Act

»Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Posts | Comments Off

Latest updates to Ontario’s Endangered Species Act By January 24, 2012 at the latest, Ontario will have two bat species, the Little Brown Myotis (a.k.a. Little Brown Bat) and the Northern Myotis (a.k.a. Northern Long-eared Bat), legally protected with Endangered status. As with all newly listed threatened or endangered species, both bats will immediately receive general habitat protection. Caves and mines form perhaps the most important element of their habitat. The bats begin moving to these areas in August to breed, then hibernate there from September to April or May. Little Brown Myotis generally forages in open areas near water, though is often found in more urban areas. Northern Long-eared Bats prefer moist boreal type forests. Both bats will roosts in...

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