Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Ministry of Natural Resources thinks it may have killed the bear that attacked a Pukaskwa Park visitor. The bear matches the physical and behavioural description provided by the victim. Tests are being conducted to determine if the DNA of the killed bear match evidence collected from the scene.
The Great Lakes are getting warmer. Over the past thirty years the water temperature has increased 1.5 degrees. That's going to impact Lake Superior's fish population according to Dr. John Casselman. Rock bass, and Sunfish will increase while Lake Trout populations will decline. Casselman says all we can do to help our fish population is adapt to change.
Housing starts in the city continue to rise. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Analyst Warren Philp says there were 34 single detached starts last month up from 28 in July of last year. So far there has been 99 single detached starts in 2011 down from last year's 101. On the multi family side of things there has been 34 starts compared to last year's 8.