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DFO uses stealth to open herring fishery despite First Nations ban

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Herring roe commercial harvest will not open this year, First Nation announces

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Wolf cull will not save threatened Canadian caribou

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Bears Are My Neighbours, And You Wouldn't Slaughter Your Neighbours

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Fisheries minister ignored advice from own scientists

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