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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Can green and grey infrastructure collide with benefits for Ontario?
Daily Commercial News
LEAF promotes urban forest stewardship in Toronto, York Region and surrounding areas, and McKay says the province has taken steps to protect greenbelt and other rural areas, but more densely populated urban areas also need green spaces and natural ...
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Forest roads, land use key topics at Wyden town hall Monday
Ontario Argus Observer
Forest Service and BLM managers need to make sure there is local input in how lands policy is handled,” Wyden said, before the policies are made, not after. He also said that he is working to stop a policy that has been proposed to label every private ...
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Canoe and kayak races this weekend
Strathroy Age Dispatch
The seven and 12 mile races include, mixed, kayak and expert classes. For those who belong to theOntario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racers Association, ...

Proposed Lake Ontario Wind Farm Said To Threaten Wildlife
“The important bird areas are the most important places for birds in our country,” said Ted Cheskey, manager of the bird conservation program at Nature Canada. “It's a global program, so they really represent the most important places for birds on ...
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Niagara's 50 great experiences
Toronto Sun
IlluminAqua concert series, Welland: An event series like no other, .... this popular attraction for hiking, horseback riding, fishing and mountain biking.

Fields of food dreams
Toronto Sun
... Peter puts on his hiking boots and heads to the forest. Peter Blush is a forager and he say'sOntario's forests are packed full of flavourful goodness.

Are we there yet? Highway service stops get classier
But in 2009, the Ontario government decided that its centres deserved a much-needed upgrade and feature signage and screens promoting local events.

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GC students: route to school should be safer
Shoreline Beacon
By JENNIFER SCHLEICH The cycling habits of young bicycle riders have been the concern ofOntario's government since 1995, when it became mandatory to wear a helmet when riding a bikeunder the age of 18. But how safe are young bikers on busy roadways?
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Biking Crash-Test Dummy Could Make Us Smarter About Cycling
The Atlantic Cities
So it's about time that two-wheelers got some serious safety equipment: a crash-test dummy custom-designed to measure cycling injuries. The dummy, a project of engineering students at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, is the first of its kind,...
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Seaway Trail launches boaters' online harbor info (Innovation from the USA)
Wall Street Journal
The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a 518-mile-long coastal byway that follows the shorelines of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. It stretches from the Ohio-Pennsylvania border to Massena in northern New York.
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