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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Morning Round Up - March 19, 2011

Conservation Ontario Flood Portal

Conservation Authorities issue flood messages in local Conservation Authority watersheds on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources. MNR is responsible for areas outside the jurisdiction of Conservation Authorities.

For Provincial Flood Information, please visit the Ministry of Natural Resources Flood Information Website. On this site you will see MNR's current flood messages and tips on what you can do before, during and after a flood.

Trail Smart

Brant Tract won’t be home to turbines

Bruce County councillors have turned down a request to lease one of the county's premier recreational woodlands for industrial wind development.

Councillors accepted a request by Chris LaForest, the county's director of planning, to decline a proposal from Elexco Ltd. on behalf of its client, Pattern Ontario Wind Development, to lease the entire 850-acre Brant Tract County Forest as an industrial wind energy park.

"Department staff have evaluated the proposal and it is felt that the proposal is not consistent with the initial intent of the agreement forest program, nor is consistent with the managed forest objectives adopted by the county," LaForest said after a meeting of the agriculture, tourism and planning committee in Port Elgin Thursday.

See OTC President Chris Laforest at Trailhead Ontario

Fun Summer Horseback Riding Camp Right in the City!!!

Summer Day Camp at Royale Equestrian Centre will provide a fun and safe environment for children to lean new skills, grow as individuals, benefit from physical activity, establish new relationships, build self-confidence and experience the magic of horses!

Spots are limited to 15 students per session.

Activities Will Include:

Daily Riding Lessons
Stable Management
Riding Activities
Practical Lessons
BBQ or Pizza and Riding Presentation for Parents on Friday

Ottawa Area Trails
Ontario Equestrian Federation
Ontario Equestrian Trails

Rock Formations in Ontario Sunset Country

The rocks up here take many shapes and forms. Constant weathering from waves, heat from the sun and from ice and frost work together in creating a menagerie of nature.

Northwestern Ontario Trails

Ontario Trails Youtube Page

Get outdoors in Ontario this spring

"'We've brought the cottage shoreline to the city with our paddling demonstration pool featuring canoeing, kayaking and even rowing presentations,' Sheffield said.

'Happy Camper' Kevin Callan will demonstrate solo canoeing skills while paddler Mike Ormsby performs the canoe ballet with his boat dancing to music on the water.

Ed Begley Jr. of Planet Earth's TV series, Life with Ed, will tell cottagers how green practices can save money as well as saving the planet (March 26, 1 p.m.).

The show features 450 exhibitors along with the Cottage Dock Party for beer and wine sampling, tasty treats from the Cottage Kitchen, building and design tips and activities for children."

Ontario Canoe and Kayak Trails