The Canadian government has ordered firearms dealers to stop collecting personal
information from those purchasing long guns in compliance with the scrapping of
the registry system earlier this year. Despite the end of the registry, Nova
Scotia's firearms office continued collecting the information under federal
authority. CBC News.
Data released this week indicates that the number of mallards, teal and other
ducks has reached the highest level ever recorded, with an estimate of 48.6
million breeding ducks in Canada and the U.S. The number is 7 percent higher
than last year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey, and 43
percent higher than the historic average going back to 1955. Delta Waterfowl.