Bring back the Sun’s Outdoor Column

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2008 has come to an end, and sadly, has taken the Toronto Sun’s outdoor column with it. After a thirty year run, the column was pulled in December, leaving a large void in the publishing industry. With its demise this month, there is no longer a single major newspaper in the GTA covering outdoor topics near and dear to anglers and hunters.

If you have enjoyed reading about what is happening with our natural resources, from the grass roots level on up through government action and inaction, then I ask you to let the Toronto Sun know how you feel. With a strong enough response, maybe we can convince the Toronto Sun management that it is in everyone’s best interest to bring back an outdoor presence to the paper. 

Below is a form letter that you may use, and fax or send to the Sun. You could also email your concerns. However you act, please do so soon, so that we can get this ill-advised decision reversed, and have an outdoor column back in the Toronto Sun for the new year.

 Here is a sample letter you can send to the Toronto Sun

The Toronto Sun

333 King St. E.,

Toronto, Ontario

M5A 3X5

Dear Toronto Sun;

Recently the Toronto Sun discontinued its outdoor column, which had been running in the

paper for thirty years. As a member of the outdoors community, I wish to express my

dismay at this decision.

Readers like myself, who enjoy spending time fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, etc., no

longer have the benefit of an informative column that speaks to things we care about

deeply, things related to our valuable natural resources.

I urge you to revisit this decision. Residents of the GTA and Sun readers across the

province need to stay informed about decisions affecting the public’s resources. We have

been turning to the Toronto Sun for sage and insightful commentary on decisions that affect

our ability to enjoy the outdoors, and impact upon our lakes, our forests and our native fish

and wildlife.

To the outdoors enthusiast, the Toronto Sun has always been a step ahead of other Toronto based

media, but with the loss of a weekly outdoor column, the paper has lost this status.

I know that many others in the outdoors community feel as strongly as I do, and on their

behalf, I ask that you re-consider your decision.




Toronto Sun email and fax:

Editor In Chief, Lou Clancy,
Sports Editor, Dave Fuller

Fax: 416-947-1664


The Toronto Sun
333 King St. E.
Toronto, Ontario  M5A 3X5

About Peter Wood 1194 Articles
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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