Monthly Archive: April 2012

Outbreak of Rabies Cases in Northern Quebec’s Arctic Fox 1

Outbreak of Rabies Cases in Northern Quebec’s Arctic Fox

Rabies is a deadly disease of mammals, including human beings. It is maintained in various populations of wild and feral carnivores all over the world. A variant of the rabies virus, adapted to foxes,...

Use of Bait Fish in Quebec – New Regulations 0

Use of Bait Fish in Quebec – New Regulations

The Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec has announced its plan to pass a new regulation regarding the use of bait fish.  This regulation, which will be effective as of...

White-nose Syndrome Continues to Spread 0

White-nose Syndrome Continues to Spread

The CCWHC Ontario/Nunavut Region is collaborating with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to conduct surveillance for White-nose Syndrome, which is associated with large-scale mortality in bat populations. White-nose Syndrome has been confirmed in...

Unusual Lesions Seen in Rankin Inlet Caribou Herd 1

Unusual Lesions Seen in Rankin Inlet Caribou Herd

During the late summer and into autumn a problem was observed in caribou in the Rankin Inlet area in Nunavut.  The Ontario/Nunavut regional CCWHC lab received a number of samples of feet and lower...

The 14th Annual North American Caribou Workshop (NACW) 0

The 14th Annual North American Caribou Workshop (NACW)

The 14th North American Caribou Workshop (NACW) will be held in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada from Sept. 24-28, 2012. The conference is held every 2 years, and this year’s event is being organized by...

Wolves in New Brunswick? 8

Wolves in New Brunswick?

A wolf-like animal was shot in New Brunswick last week.  Wolves are considered extinct in the Maritimes and one has not been observed in the province for over 100 years.   Wolves were historically present...

Intentional Poisoning of Skunks and Red Fox Results in Conviction in Saskatchewan 0

Intentional Poisoning of Skunks and Red Fox Results in Conviction in Saskatchewan

  In December of 2011, two dead skunks were found in a fenced bee hive enclosure and a dead red fox was found close by with no signs of struggle or injury. Chicken eggs...

CCWHC Western/Northern Hosts Short Course for SIAST Students 0

CCWHC Western/Northern Hosts Short Course for SIAST Students

On Friday March 2, 2012 eleven students from SIAST’s Resource and Environmental Law (REL) program along with their 2 instructors, Nat Strom and Darryl Bowen, came to the WCVM in Saskatoon for a one...

Duck trapping for Avian Influenza, in Pictures 0

Duck trapping for Avian Influenza, in Pictures

In 2005, Canada initiated a national inter-agency survey for influenza A viruses in healthy live wild ducks. This survey was stimulated, in the first instance, by a major outbreak of influenza in the Canadian...

Rapid Spread of Lyme Disease a risk in Canada 0

Rapid Spread of Lyme Disease a risk in Canada

Lyme disease is an important human disease caused by a bacterium transmitted to people by particular species of ticks. The bacterium normally infects small rodents but reaches people by way of ticks. The tick...