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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Morning Round Up

Walking Reduces Snoring: A Canadian sleep expert has claimed that getting out of your chair more often could help reduce snoring, the New York Post reported. Douglas Bradley, director of the Toronto Research Institute’s Sleep Research Laboratory, has linked excessive sitting to sleep apnea, a condition where a sleeping person’s throat collapses, stopping breathing and interrupting sleep.
Sleep Expert - walking can reduce snoring

Canoe Video shows trip to Ontario
Youtube Posting

OFAH Hosts Major Conference: Outdoor enthusiasts from across the province are gathering in Mississauga this week for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters' (OFAH) 83rd Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference. This year, the conference is going interactive, with livestreaming and an email Question and Answer session. Back by popular demand, the conference is teaming up with the Toronto Sportsmen's Show (TSS), making it a terrific March break destination for the entire family.

The annual OFAH conference attracts hundreds of delegates, and runs from Thursday, March 17 through Saturday March 19 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga. The main conference gets underway Thursday afternoon and the youth delegates arrive Friday morning. Speakers, awards and free admission to the TSS all day Saturday round out the OFAH event.
OFAH Conference Announcement

Eastern Ontario Conservation News: One of many highlights - South Nation Conservation will be hosting their 2011 Annual General Meeting Thursday, March 24th in the Watershed Room, 38 Victoria St., Finch, Ontario. 12:30 p.m. light lunch, 1:00 p.m. meeting. Guest Speaker will be Mr. Don Pearson, General Manager for Conservation Ontario. This meeting is open to all interested persons. R.S.V.P. before Thursday, March 17th, 2011 by phoning 1-877-984-29-48 or e-mail your R.S.V.P to
Eastern Ontario Conservation News

Local Farmer Tree Hero: Amherst Island, just west of Kingston, claims to be the "Gem of Lake Ontario" renowned for its tranquility and peace, bird watching, bicycling, music concerts, crafts, and much more. Local resident Steve Hart along with Trees Ontario and the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, hope to add one more attribute to that list – home to acres of beautiful trees and forests.

Achieving this goal isn't going to be easy. Amherst Island is an un-friendly home for trees. The island is overrun by voles (field mice), rabbits and deer. All three feast on tree seedlings and eat the bark of the more mature trees leaving a trail of devastation. The limestone-based Island is also home to shallow and nutrient-poor soil that is covered with fields of hay and tall grasses. The fields rapidly choke and kill newly planted seedlings.
Trees Ontario

About the Georgian Bay Coastal Trail: A rugged coastal hiking trail alongside the east coast of Georgian Bay from Bayfield Inlet to Point Grondine has been planned and is under construction within the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. The Georgian Bay Coast Trail will allow hikers to explore the coastline of Georgian Bay for over 123 km.

In the near future, hikers will use water taxis in some areas and get their feet wet in others, as they walk through the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The trail is scheduled to open in 2012.
News Article

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Maple Syrup Season Underway: It's finally here. Although maple syrup season is running a little late this year, Ontario's maple sap has finally begun to flow.
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Water Warnings - this one is regional but it applies in warmer areas of province:
Clarington residents are being warned to stay away from creeks and rivers due to high water levels caused by recent weather conditions.

The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority is asking all residents and children to stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams.

A high water safety bulletin remains in effect for the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority watershed. The majority of watershed in the area have received between 30-40mm of rain, which began with 5-10cm of snow on Tuesday. Warm temperatures have since caused snow cover to melt.