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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ontario Trails News - Paddle, Bike, Hike and Ride Ontario's Trails

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City hears from Scarborough residents as it prepares first ever park plans
insideTORONTO.com
7, night, Jim Hart, general manager of Toronto's parks department, p
redicted creativity will overcome budgetary pressures on the parks system. Meanwhile, the city will try to complete connections for a system of multi-use trails across Toronto...
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McMaster - HIKE LEADERS TAKE HIKE ONTARIO CERTIFICATION ...
Hike Leaders from several regional hiking clubs gathered at McMaster University on Saturday November 5th to gain certification from Hike Ontario as Certified ...
marauders.ca/news/2011/11/7/hike_ontario.aspx?path...


Deer hunting season gets underway this week
Innisfil Scope
Hunting is a safe recreational activity in Ontario, and non-hunters should feel ... Avoid hiking at dawn and dusk, or anytime visibility is limited. ...

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Trail riders anticipate busy season for new city route
Daily Miner and News
... signs have been ordered and the OFSC (Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs) has ... "It will do a better grooming job, the trails will be smoother," ...


Mayor's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards Presented
Net Newsledger
The awards are being held in conjunction with Ontario's Crime Prevention Week. .... They say the walking club is a great way to get to know others in the ...



Cyclists don't want to obey stop signs
Hamilton Spectator
That's one of the changes the subcommittee wants to see the Ontario Ministry of Transportation adapt in order clarify the responsibilities of all road users and to encourage more people to cycle. But, this Monday, councillors on the city's public works ...
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Pedestrians called to action
Ottawa Citizen
The meeting comes at a time when pedestrian and cyclist safety are big issues in Ottawa. Earlier this week, the province announced that there will be a coroner's review of pedestrian deaths. Ontariodeputy chief coroner Bert Lauwers will look at all ...

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Cycling blindspot: how simple truck side panels can save lives
NOW Toronto
In theory, Ontario could mandate side guards, but there's no sign that's a priority at Queen's Park. The provincial transport ministry did not return a request for comment by press time. At the city level, Layton says he's conferring with his ...
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Cyclist killed in collision with truck near Dundas and Lansdowne
Toronto Star
Three hours later, a mangled green mountain bike was still sitting amid blood marks left ... into cycling deaths was announced by Ontario's chief coroner. ...



Grieve first, then move to make cycling safer
National Post
Two weeks ago, Dr. Dan Cass, Ontario's supervising coroner for the central region, said he will lead a review of all cycling deaths in Ontario in 2006-2010. There were over 110 deaths, he told me - over 20 a year. "We're taking the view that all ...


Why Tour Islington Village?
Torontoist
First launched in 2009, Islington Village is Heritage Toronto's fourth iTour, and the series' second excursion into Toronto's suburban past. Like previous iterations, the historic audio-visual walking tour is designed for mobile devices—though you can ...
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Stop funding environment groups now
The North Bay Nugget
Environmental Defence is "the co-ordinating organization for the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, a coalition of groups who share a common vision for improving ...

Community Events
Seaway News
CORNWALL OUTDOOR CLUB de PLEIN AIR ~ Nov. 12: Progressive Dinner. Nov. .... Services de toxicomanie de l'Est de l'Ontario en communiquant au 1-800-272-1937...

Take a walk on the wild side
Toronto Star
The biggest hiking event is the Oxfam Trailwalker, one of Hong Kong's biggest fundraising events, which has since 1986 raised millions for projects in Africa and Asia. It takes place on the rigorous 100-kilometre MacLehose Trail, made easier in chunks. ...
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Looking for a boost
Lac du Bonnet Leader
A second idea brought by Marks involves the establishment of an ATV park. ... He spoke of an outfit in Ontario that is willing to build machine sheds and ...
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