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Thursday, March 29, 2012

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

Canoe and kayak club: Sports Briefs
The Barrie Examiner
His goal was simple: To raise money and support for the cancer society by kayaking Canada's biggest lakes. For more information on our club and events...

Birchbark Revival
CANOE & KAYAK (blog)
By Conor Mihell New York City natives Adam Wicks-Arshack and John Zinser were boatbuilding neophytes before September 2008, when they paddled into the wilderness of northern Ontario in onecanoe and came out a month later with two.
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Thorold News
The War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee has looked to the federal government in hopes of receiving $150000 from the Department of Canadian Heritage's 1812 Commemoration Fund—an initiative to foster awareness and understanding among Canadians of the ...
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Provincial budget sparks a variety of reactions
Kawartha Media Group
Ms Scott said the recent cancellation of revenue sharing between the horse racing industry and the OLG slots at racetracks is a perfect example of decisions that have a profound effect in her riding. She said the horse racing industry, and all of the ...
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          'Walkable' city linked to health benefits

Toronto Star
But a significant number indicated they would be willing to trade off square footage and a bigger backyard for the convenience of walking to the local store or library. InToronto, 74 per cent of those surveyed said they preferred living in a walkable ...
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Sue Holloway Fitness Park - Ottawa, Ontario - Fitness Trails on ...
The Sue Holloway Fitnes Park is located next to Mooney's Bay Park in Ottawa, Ontario.

Toronto – “a strong latent demand for more walkable neighborhoods ...
The map above shows Toronto's walkability, with the lighter portions indicating greater walkability ('utilitarian walkability” being how easy it is to walk to do ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters plan second annual Kemptville Ribfest ...
EMC Kemptville
"What's better than dads, ribs, boats, ATVs, good music and maybe some beer on ... thanks to anOntario Trillium Foundation grant. They have match programs ...
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Towards a Provincial Cycling Strategy - in 2011 the Ontario Ministry of Transportation initiated a cycling data collection project.  The intent of the project was to gather best practice information from both within the province and around the world on the various considerations that need to be taken into account should Ontario wish to develop a provincial cycling route network.  The project also collected data on bicycle route networks across the province, such as selected municipal and tourism focused routes, in order to get a better understanding of where people are currently cycling for recreational purposes. In this session the ministry will discuss some of the best practices learned through the completion of this project.

Ontario Trails Council AGM – a working luncheon that will process the annual business of the OTC.  Join the Ontario Trails Council today! Have a vote. Make your input count.

Provincial – National Trails Panel – We welcome the Hon. Michael Chan (invited) to open our session Once again the OTC appreciates the support of the Canadian Trails Federation and The National Trails Coalition as they report on their efforts nationally in Ottawa, and across all 13 territories and provinces as they work to implement, improve and provide funding for trail development. A must-see section for groups that are project ready, require a few more dollars to get that project off the ground, or for folks who are just interested in how other provinces do trails! In 2011 Ontario informed BC about Active transportation.  Come and expose your work on the national scene – others can learn from your experience.

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