Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ontario Trails Council - please renew and support the Ontario Trails Council - Thanks

A Message from Mr. Jack De Wit OTC  President

Dear Members - Let me say this has been a great year for retaining and acquiring new members to the OTC.

Thanks to the new groups, such as Short Hills Cycling Club, North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority and Marathon. There are too many new members to list them all here, so I'd just like to say thanks to all of you. New partners like you revitalize our organization; and as a board member and trail volunteer it's great to see OTC supporting new trail groups!

We also rely on renewing members, like Park to Park Trail Association, Essex Region CA, London, Toronto and Niagara. Thanks to you all of you as well. Through your support the OTC has nearly 200 members!!

However I am writing to ask you to make a timely dues renewal, many existing members are in arrears. While payment of membership dues is not the best lead story, we are working to balance our budget and your renewal will do this!

Through your support we are able to have an office, apply for grants, etc. The OTC travels to many communities, places like Georgian Bay, Niagara, Toronto, Prince Edward County, Ottawa, etc. to assist communities with trail development.

"Having OTC in town to assist with guidance as to the elements of master planning, risk management, trails training and getting planners and users together made a real difference to the major trails in our area." Tracey - Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Some of you have renewed your commitment to OTC via e-mail or by phone. Some of you have re-affirmed your intention to renew on more than one occasion. However, we are at year end and we need your membership dollars to meet our commitments.

At this late date I would ask you to e-mail Patrick if your cheque has been mailed, use paypal or call the office and they'll take a credit card number over the phone. We are trying to complete as many renewal deposits by March 31 as possible.

We do appreciate your support and I hope you'll join in keeping OTC involved as the important trails community organization it has become.

Sincerely, Jack De Wit, President.

JOIN - PRICING - By credit card or mail (all include 13% HST)

Yearly RatesBaseHSTTotal
Small <200 td="" trail="" users="">$103.00$13.39$116.39
Medium 200:5000 users$257.50$33.47$290.97
Large >5000 users$772.50$100.42$872.92

Jobs in Trail Environs
The Resource Planner is responsible to communicate Provincial and Conservation Authority policies and to coordinate responses stating the Authority's position regarding environmental resources through: municipal planning matters including the Planning Act applications under the Conservation Authorities Act through the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation (Ontario Regulation 150/06) projects under the Environmental Assessment Act and applications under other legislation. This position reports to the Supervisor of Planning.

More information - - http://www.grandriver.ca/Careers/careers.cfm?id=377





Job Opening. Forestry.
Northumberland County is advertising for a new, full-time position: Forest Trails Coordinator. If you are interested in maintaining the County Forest's recreational trail infrastructure and working with the summer trail crew, then check out the attached ad.

Legal Input Sought
Is there a law in Ontario you think needs to be changed? The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) reviews existing provincial laws to see whether they can be improved or repealed or whether circumstances require new laws. We also review government policy and practices.

The LCO welcomes law reform proposals from individuals and organizations, including academics, jurists, lawyers, community and advocacy groups, labour organizations, businesses and members of the public. We are accepting proposals until March 21, 2014. This is the second and final call for proposals for projects to begin later this year and to take us into what we hope will be our third mandate beginning in January 2017.
Please be aware that the LCO does not provide funding for others to undertake projects, but undertakes Board-approved projects in-house.
For more information about making a proposal, and to find out how the LCO selects projects, see our website. See the range of projects we have completed and are undertaking now. You can learn about our funders and supporters and more about the LCO at www.lco-cdo.org.
Contact us at lawcommission@lco-cdo.org

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Ontario Trails News - news and events information from all over Ontario's Trails!

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A Message from Mr. Jack De Wit OTC  President

Dear Members - Let me say this has been a great year for retaining and acquiring new members to the OTC.

Thanks to the new groups, such as Short Hills Cycling Club, North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority and Marathon. There are too many new members to list them all here, so I'd just like to say thanks to all of you. New partners like you revitalize our organization; and as a board member and trail volunteer it's great to see OTC supporting new trail groups!

We also rely on renewing members, like Park to Park Trail Association, Essex Region CA, London, Toronto and Niagara. Thanks to you all of you as well. Through your support the OTC has nearly 200 members!!

However I am writing to ask you to make a timely dues renewal, many existing members are in arrears. While payment of membership dues is not the best lead story, we are working to balance our budget and your renewal will do this!

Through your support we are able to have an office, apply for grants, etc. The OTC travels to many communities, places like Georgian Bay, Niagara, Toronto, Prince Edward County, Ottawa, etc. to assist communities with trail development.

"Having OTC in town to assist with guidance as to the elements of master planning, risk management, trails training and getting planners and users together made a real difference to the major trails in our area." Tracey - Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Some of you have renewed your commitment to OTC via e-mail or by phone. Some of you have re-affirmed your intention to renew on more than one occasion. However, we are at year end and we need your membership dollars to meet our commitments.

At this late date I would ask you to e-mail Patrick if your cheque has been mailed, use paypal or call the office and they'll take a credit card number over the phone. We are trying to complete as many renewal deposits by March 31 as possible.

We do appreciate your support and I hope you'll join in keeping OTC involved as the important trails community organization it has become.

Sincerely, Jack De Wit, President.

JOIN - PRICING - By credit card or mail (all include 13% HST)
Yearly Rates BaseHSTTotal
Small <200 td="" trail="" users=""> $103.00$13.39$116.39
Medium 200:5000 users $257.50$33.47$290.97
Large >5000 users $772.50$100.42$872.92
 

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ontario Trail News - information and activity updates from all over Ontario's trails!

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Trails Symposium, meant to inform and inspire
Carol Oitment from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport opened the day with an overview of theOntario Trails Strategy and provincial ...
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Greens Mountain Recreational Master Plan
Notice of Stakeholder Meetings
Greetings!

Thank you for your interest in the Greens Mountain Recreational Master Plan planning process.

Stakeholders with a potential interest in the Greens Mountain area are invited to attend a series of meetings over the next few weeks to provide their input for the planning and development of recreational areas and facilities.

These meetings have been organized into groups with similar interests in order to better understand the needs, desires and concerns of each group and their vision for Greens Mountain.

The municipality has developed a focus for the development of outdoor experiences over the next five years which is outlined in the Highlands East Strategic Plan . Click here for a copy.

Below is a list of input meetings:

Location: McCausland Centre - Gooderham
Off Highway VehiclesMonday, March 31 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm AGENDA
Business & Tourism
Tuesday, April 1 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
AGENDA
General Public MeetingThursday April 3 - 7:00pm to 9:00pmAGENDA
Non-Motorized UsersMonday April 7 - 7:00pm to 9:00pmAGENDA
Special Interest GroupsTuesday April 8 - 7:00pm to 9:00pmAGENDA
Adjacent LandownersThursday April 10 - 7:00pm to 9:00pmAGENDA

The meeting agendas, also easily accessed through this link, are for your review and to assist you in preparing for the meeting.  If you cannot attend, please ensure another representative is able to participate in the meeting. These initial consultations are intended to learn more about your needs and desires as well as your thoughts about how to better manage recreation at Greens Mountain.

An on-line community survey will be posted on the Municipality of Highlands East website prior to the meetings. Please take a few moments to complete the survey.

We are also seeking one primary contact from each stakeholder group to participate in a user group questionnaire to gain more specific information about their organization. If you are the primary contact CLICK HERE or please forward this email to them.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
David A Clark Consulting Inc.
Greens Mountain Recreational Master Plan

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ontario Trails News - promoting outdoor activity on trails in Ontario. Looking for your support.

Here's a list of folks we mention the most in our social media.

80% are not OTC members! Wow.

Hey how about some support outdoor community? We offer links to 100,000's of trail users on your behalf, everyday!

Join in and support trails in Ontario! http://ontariotrails.ca/join

Most Mentioned users

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@mec_toronto
RT @mec_toronto: Bike Show got you itching to ride? Just us for Spin Sunday morning: http://t.co/7OBsgD9aM8 Or just stop by to check out R…

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@OntarioParks
RT @tnkcanoe: Red Fox in @Algonquinpark in @OntarioParks. Beautiful day in the park. http://t.co/gqUMqyFFI5

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@outsidemagazine
RT @outsidemagazine: When canvas meets leather in a hiking boot, good things happen: http://t.co/ZyVzvyH25a http://t.co/j0qMuqB4gR

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@brontecreekpp
RT @brontecreekpp: PhotoShake photo today day one maple syrup festival @brontecreekpp http://t.co/PiyMN00j9q

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@YouTube
RT @portcolborne: Council Recording - February 10, 2014: http://t.co/jgvDNFRHLx via @YouTube

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@TOhistoricsites
RT @TOhistoricsites: Dressing for Downton: Costumes from #DowntonAbbey, opens in 10 days @SpadinaMuseum! #countdown http://t.co/q4m4G0O93h …

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@georginaroc
RT @georginaroc: ALMOST READY TO START THE 2ND ANNUAL SLOPE STYLE COMPETITION! #rocslopestyle

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@CentralCounties
RT @CentralCounties: Stop by the Sand Trap Challenge & booth 619 today @TorontoGolfShow! Win golf getaways & FIVE FREE rounds of golf! http…

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@TreetopTrekking
RT @TreetopTrekking: Join us for March Break climbs! It's hard to believe that the 2014 season is just over a week away! Treetop... http://…

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@HardwoodSkiBike
RT @HardwoodSkiBike: We're Giving Away 2 for 1 MTB Trail Passes at the Toronto @BicycleShow! Visit @HardwoodSkiBike's Booth!

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@TWEPI
RT @TWEPI: Snow means cross country skiing in #WindsorEssex. Find a trail near you with help from ERCA and Danielle Breault... http://t.co/…

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@TownOfPelham
RT @TownOfPelham: On March 14 @TownOfPelham is holding a Public Meeting regarding our development charges by-law & background study. http:/…

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@TiaoTweets
RT @TiaoTweets: Port Hope Receives $100,000 Funding for Downtown Revitalization via @nview http://t.co/jeGZzZB3Si #investintourism #tourism…

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@clartourism
RT @clartourism: Sport and Leisure Fair today, 1-4pm Rickard Recreation Complex 2440 Regional Hwy 2, Bowmanville http://t.co/TxNbxAxXjf

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@TourismRedLake
RT @TourismRedLake: Just another day in the office! Sending out some inquiries at the beginning of next week - Have you sent us your... ht…

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@SaubleBeachON
RT @SaubleBeachON: "Doo, Doo, Doo... Lookin' out my back door!" #saublebeach #winter2014 http://t.co/N6JTrks5sv

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@SpadinaMuseum
RT @TOhistoricsites: Dressing for Downton: Costumes from #DowntonAbbey, opens in 10 days @SpadinaMuseum! #countdown http://t.co/q4m4G0O93h …

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@TRCA_News
RT @TRCA_News: Greater Toronto’s deep freeze may sap maple syrup season @torontostar http://t.co/BiBpEYcs1b

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@ScenicCaves
RT @ScenicCaves: RT @apkussma: Our weekend in Collingwood (Part 2) – X-country skiing at @ScenicCaves http://t.co/DEQTHFVyVV by @s_kussmann

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@Rouge_Valley_CC
RT @Rouge_Valley_CC: The woods largest woodpecker has been very active today. Keep an eye out for the Pileated woodpecker when in the Rouge…

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@RobertOrland
RT @RobertOrland: excited to be part of a presentation for OPPI conference 2014 about engaging landowners

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@Ptbo_Canada
RT @Ptbo_Canada: Build buzz for your brand! Get it on http://t.co/s9wVoAWg4T & added exposure #socialmedia. Email Director of Sales: aaron@…

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@OutfittersNorth
RT @OutfittersNorth: Sounds like fun and adventure. Would you be up to venture this? http://t.co/UryehI3nri

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@corytrepanier
RT @ParksCanada: Hey students! Show your school ID to hear about @corytrepanier's #Yukon adventure for FREE in #Toronto Mar. 11! http://t.c…

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@OntarioNature
RT @OntarioNature: Sending lots of #loonlove to @mec_toronto for supporting our nature reserves and atlas program! http://t.co/HGFy1XxRon