To download a PDF copy of the Order letter, issued by Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Order, please click here.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed cases of highly
pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in Ontario.
Effective April 9, 2022, this Order temporarily prohibits events where birds commingle,
such as bird shows, bird sales and swaps, portions of fairs where birds are exhibited,
sport and educational displays where birds are brought from multiple locations,
vaccination gatherings for birds from multiple locations, and prohibits the movement of
birds to those events. Temporarily reducing direct contact between birds from different
locations will limit the spread of avian influenza and protect flock health. This Order will
expire on May 9, 2022, but may be extended if required.
Please see the attached PDF for the full details of the order or for more information on the Minister’s Order, please visit NEWSROOM and OMAFRA’s Avian Influenza webpage.
Furthermore, please be reminded of Section 7.6 and 7.11(3) of Manitouwadge by-law 2019-17:
No person shall keep hens anywhere within the Municipality unless he or she has first obtained a Hen Coop Permit. (Free of charge at this time)
7.11 (3) No person shall keep a rooster