Sunday, February 12, 2012

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

High Noon for Gloucester's Desperados
Ottawa Citizen
A dozen Ottawa-Gatineau crosscountry skiers won 19 medals at the Haywood NorAm Eastern Canadian championships last weekend at the Nakkertok Nordic Cross-Country Ski Centre in Cantley, Que. Here are the medallists: Emilie Stewart-Jones, Nakkertok, ...
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Snowmobile Trails Still Closed
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
by Manny Paiva The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs reports its trails will not open immediately just because snow has returned. Administrator Karen Buratynski tells Bayshore Broadcasting News their volunteers have a lot of work to do before the ...


Muskoka snowmobile crash claims lives of two Woodbridge men
Toronto Star
Another snowmobile carrying two people was on the same trail at the time of the crash, police said. All four people were on an official Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Trail named D102. It's not clear what condition the trail was in although ...
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SVSU's Arthur earns trip to IHSA Nationals
Midland Daily News
Lifetime equestrian and Bullock Creek graduate Caitlin Arthur was recently named the top point-earning IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) rider ...

WDHS boasts three distinguished young athletes
Brantford Expositor
Tyrel was riding a horse with his dad even before his first birthday. ... Chuli competed for TeamOntario and got into the team this past year.

Bundle up! Bitter wind chill brings back freezing weather
Toronto Star
There's enough snow to cross country ski in parts of Toronto, as the city is expected to get up to 4 cm of snow Saturday. Flurries will continue well into the evening hours and then possibly again overnight Saturday. Other parts of Southwestern Ontario ...
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Cozy, warm and welcoming
Toronto Sun
A trio of snowshoers set out on a frozen Lake Ontario inside Sandbanks Provincial Park. The winter landscape is also accessible by foot or cross country ...

The Yeti Descends on Ontario's Blue Mountains
Snowshoe Magazine
Saturday's five-kilometre race was won by Trevor Thom of Toronto, a veteran trailrunner who competes in a handful of such races every season. Race organizer Hugh Fallon talked about the underground popularity of the sport in Ontario.
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Family Day tests outer limits
London Free Press
(Ontario Parks) Here are ways to keep everyone happy on the Family Day Weekend in Ontario. This includes outdoor adventures in parks, indoor Kids-Fests and Snowman Mania -- despite the absence of winter. Walk on the wild side Ontario Parks suggests the ...

Bundle up! Bitter wind chill brings back freezing weather
Toronto Star
There's enough snow to cross country ski in parts of Toronto, as the city is expected to get up to 4 cm of snow Saturday. Flurries will continue well into the evening hours and then possibly again overnight Saturday. Other parts of Southwestern Ontario ...
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McGuinty Government Supports Toronto As A Destination Of Choice

Ontario has helped make Toronto a premier travel destination, growing our economy and creating jobs for families.
Ontario's support for one of a kind festivals, cultural attractions, conventions and world-class sporting events has helped Toronto become a destination of choice for travellers, according to a new report released by Tourism Toronto.
In 2011, Toronto welcomed more hotel visitors than ever before.  In fact, more than 9 million hotel rooms were sold during the year, and Toronto welcomed over 10 million overnight visitors. This record setting year also saw Toronto increase the number of overnight visitors from the United States and around the world -- while, by comparison, overseas arrivals in the rest of Canada declined in 2011.
Other 2011 highlights include:
  • Ontario enjoyed a 39.6 per cent market share of all overseas visitors to Canada.
  • The biggest growth in overseas visitors to Toronto is from China (34.5 per cent increase), India (13.2 per cent), Italy (9.3 per cent) and Brazil (9.2 per cent).
  • With 1,118 new hotel rooms Toronto's 3.4 per cent growth in hotel room inventory followed only New York City (up 5.5 per cent) and Nashville (up 4.2 per cent) in North America.
  • Travel & Leisure Magazine has listed Toronto as one of its Hottest Travel Destinations of 2012.             
Supporting Ontario's tourism sector is part of the McGuinty government's plan to build a strong economy and create jobs for families.


QUICK FACTS

  • 121,300 net new jobs were created in Ontario in 2011, with job growth in the province accounting for more than 45 per cent of all jobs created in Canada in 2011.
  • In 2011, Toronto hosted major international events such as the SWIFT-Sibos banking conferences, the Greenbuild International Conference, the American Bar Association annual meeting, the JUNO Awards and International Indian Film Academy Awards.
  • Microsoft has chosen Toronto as the host city for its 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference. More than 15,000 people are expected to attend, representing technology companies in 130 countries.
  • Canadians continue to be the leading visitors to Toronto, with 6.4 million coming in 2011.
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