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Backpack Electrofishing Certification

DST’s Biologists Antonio Trogrlic, Jody Hereema and Michaela Haring attended Backpack Electrofishing Class 2 certification this May as part of the Natural Channels Systems Conference held at the University of Guelph.



Backpack Electrofishing is a method of sampling fish that uses a non-lethal electric shock that induces electrotaxis in fish. Electrotaxis causes fish to swim towards an electric current allowing them to be easily captured without harming them.


Backpack Electrofishing is an essential tool to DST and its clients to perform fisheries studies in streams, and fish removal for bridge and culvert construction projects.  

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DST Sudbury hits the links for the OIAA Northern Chapter

What a tee-rific day for golfing!


Our DST Sudbury office participated in the annual OIAA Northern Chapter Golf Tournament on May 24.


The weather was warm and the candy was sweet – golfers stopped at the DST sponsored hole got to pick a sweet treat from our candy bar and have their try at a marshmallow golf contest. Whoever could ‘drive’ their marshmallow the farthest was deemed the winner!


Micheline Gervais, Project Manager, asked the participants to think of the most innovative way to drive the marshmallows down the fairway. The best method from the gentlemen was to put a golfball in the marshmallow and the ladies chose brute strength to send it as far as possible. Talk about innovative thinking!


DST continues to be a proud supporter of this annual tournament and is looking forward to getting back on the links again next year!


Setting up the DST Candy Bar

Team DST on the course

Trying to drive marshmallows down the fairway!

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Welcome to Spring!

Our Thunder Bay team participated in the local Spring Up To Clean Up campaign hosted by EcoSuperior.


The City of Thunder Bay has sponsored this community-wide litter clean-up in partnership with EcoSuperior since 1996. Over the years, the program has grown to more than 10,000 participants annually working to beautify over 200 areas of our community.

Part of our office team with our big collection pile!

After a thorough clean up of the neighbourhood around the DST office, the team joined the official launch day event and enjoyed a BBQ lunch. It’s our job to help keep our planet clean!

Cupcakes donated to the launch day BBQ by DST.

Team DST enjoying a BBQ lunch!

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