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Friday, February 10, 2012

Ontario Trails - Ski, Sled, Hike, Bike or Paddle Ontario's Trails

Peel adopts active transportation plan
Multi-use trails, bicycle lanes and sidewalk improvements are among several measures outlined in Peel's Active Transportation strategy endorsed today by ...

Secord trail advocates seek council support
A group working to establish a permanent Laura Secord Trail and annual commemorative ... event” as part of that year's War of 1812 anniversary celebrations, ...

Never too early for water safety
Belleville Intelligencer
Thanks to Quinte Conservation's education co-ordinator Nicole Campbell, the conservation agency now offers the Spring Water Awareness Program — a revitalized program for local schools and homeschoolers tailored to promote safety while exploring ...
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Secord trail advocates seek council support
A group working to establish a permanent Laura Secord Trail and annual commemorative ... event” as part of that year's War of 1812 anniversary celebrations, ...

Back To Nature Workshop
The Back to Nature Network Provincial Workshop is scheduled for March 7 and 8, 2012 at Royal Botanical Gardens (as many of you who belong to the listserv already know). Our keynote speaker is Dr. Frances (Ming) Kuo (see below for further details).  In addition, Dr. Kuo will be leading a panel discussion with workshop attendees on the afternoon of March 7. Registration is now open online at  The fee for the workshop is $50, but we are determined that cost will not be a barrier to participation; if it is, please contact me directly.

Centurion Cycling Takes it up a Notch in 2012
PR Web (press release)
Subaru Centurion Ontario (Horseshoe Valley, Ontario). A hidden gem of cycling just one hour north of Toronto in the Town of Oro-Medonte, Horseshoe Valley is where a series of horseshoe-shaped hills are relentless yet the quiet of the roads is amazingly ...
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Superintendent moving on after over a decade at Quetico Park
Atikokan Progress
Promotion of the park's winter tourism opportunities has aimed to increase off-season usage of Dawson Trail Campground's 30 km of ski trails...

Fish license-free this coming family day in Ontario
EMC Arnprior
The freebie weekend applies only to Canadian residents, and anglers must stick to the conservationlimits outlined for their area. Alesha Caldwell with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters administers the program, which encourages communities ...
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McGuinty Government And Right To Play Creating Opportunities For Aboriginal Youth

Ontario is helping more than 1,000 Aboriginal children and youth develop leadership skills to strengthen our future workforce, with support from partners.
The Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program has expanded to 39 First Nation communities across the province. PLAY is designed to develop young leaders within the community and empower them to create positive change.
The program has created more than 30 full-time jobs for community mentors who work with Aboriginal youth to take part in training workshops, plan community events and participate in sports. Fifty jobs have also been created for Aboriginal youth to work with community mentors to deliver programs.
Creating more opportunities for youth to succeed is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to support families, create new jobs and build a brighter future for all Ontarians.

Walking With A Camera: Toronto Photo Walks: Liberty Village
Toronto Photo Walks: Liberty Village. Okay, posting has been sparse for a variety of reasons. More on that later. This weekend I managed to make it out to the ...

Bubbling over white water in Minden
Minden Times
A delegation from Whitewater Ontario visited Minden Hills councillors at their ... a three-time Olympian and high-performance manager of Canoe/Kayak Canada.

More than Snow, Sleds, and Shenanigans.
LOCAL2 Sault Ste. Marie
Excited to ride in the event, Triplet isn't worried about there not being enough snow. Darrell Maahs, Past President and the Sault Trailblazers liaison for Snowarama, isn't worried either: “With the exception of a few locations where the trail will be ...
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Action taken to close snowmobile trails
Lake of the Woods Enterprise
3, where the Sunset Trail Riders provincial Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail crosses the Shoal Lake Road. JON THOMPSON/For The Enterprise By JON THOMPSON High-level talks with provincial Aboriginal Affairs staff on Feb.
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Ridershorses to test their limits
Standard Freeholder
COM CORNWALL – Several passionate horseback riders from the area are getting ... “Usually inOntario we try to have one international ride a year and nobody ...

Paris in the springtime, or a Valentine getaway
Montreal Gazette
Ontario Parks vacations The Ontario Parks network includes 330 parks. ... granting access to snowshoeing, bobsledding, ice climbing and snow tubing.

This year's Ontario Midget Championships is being hosted by Soo Finnish Nordic in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, March 10 and 11. The organizing committee ...

Fraser and Birosh excel at Nordic Eastern Canadian Championships
Bay Today
North Bay Nordic athletes and coaches returned from another successful race weekend in Gatineau, Quebec. Nakkertok Ski Club was the site of the Eastern Canadian Championships, a North American (Noram) competition and Ontario Cup Series race.
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Ontario's best compete in Sault Ste. Marie
What: The competition will consist of 82 competitors' from across the province who, through a series of preliminary competitions, earned the opportunity to apply theircross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship skills in both a three-person team relay...
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Nordic Cross Country Championships: Latest News & Videos ...
...of approval to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations' request to close Huntsville's main drag for cross-country ski races. The organization is ...
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