CWD Reporting: Sask. Infections Skyrocket

A Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative report on Chronic Wasting Disease testing in Saskatchewan has revealed significant infection rates among elk, moose, white-tailed deer, and mule deer. According to The Hill, CWD has been found in 24 states, with most of the activity centered around the American West, near the Rocky Mountains. They are also found in the Upper Midwest - states like Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Since the disease was [...]

Yorkton Men Fined: Loaded Firearm In Vehicle + Hunting High

As another update to our article Guns & Drugs: Canada's Marijuana Legalization in October 2018 (and updated in November 2018), we now have our first report of a publicized provincial hunting infraction in SK with regard specifically to marijuana. Convictions were secured in Yorkton Provincial Court regarding the September 2018 incident, which we note was prior to the federal recreational legalization of marijuana in Canada. In this [...]

77 Restricted/Prohibited Firearms Stolen in B&E

Storthoaks, SK Several personal items, one Restricted rifle, 27 Restricted handguns, 46 Prohibited handguns, and 3 Prohibited rifles, and an unknown quantity of ammo have all been stolen during a residential B&E in Saskatchewan's border country. Interestingly, no Non-Restricted firearms appear to have been taken in this incident, with all of the firearms involved being the regulatorily more-serious Restricted and Prohibited classes of guns.Prohibited firearms are rare in Canada, and [...]

Guns & Drugs: Canada’s Marijuana Legalization

The Canadian Firearms Program has provided this response when asked about what the actual law says federally regarding legally possessing/owning/using guns, alcohol, and marijuana (Updated Nov 10, 2018):Re: alcohol, marijuana, and the Firearms ActThank you for your inquiry.Neither the Firearms Act, nor the Criminal Code speak to the use of a firearm while in possession of alcohol or marijuana. As you correctly pointed out, section 22(b) of the Firearms Act prohibits the transfer of a [...]

Justice Department Reviewing Regulations On Imitation Firearms

The Government of Canada is investigating the possibility of introducing controls on so-called "imitation firearms", unregulated low-velocity firearms including a broad range of articles including things like paintball guns, pellet guns, and even non-functioning replicas. Preceded by instances where Canadian police have been put in tough situations - including some fatal interactions - Ontario Coroners, the Department of Justice, Public Safety Canada, various medical/police groups and others have been discussing [...]