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Friday, August 3, 2012

Ontario Trails - This Holiday Weekend in Ontario!

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Tips to stay safe while camping or hiking this long weekendNews1130
Mark Mosher loves going camping and hiking, but he never sets off on a journey without proper planning. "The obvious thing is to let someone know where you're going," he says. "And know the area that you're going into." Mosher makes a point of bringing ...
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Groups land Trillium fundsFort Frances Times
Three district groups have benefitted from the latest round of the Ontario Trillium Foundation funding announcements. The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club received $25900 to purchase snowshoes and trail-grooming equipment. ... And in the far east end of the district, Beaten Path Nordic Trails now has $14900 to purchase a snowmobile and trailer to help maintain cross-country ski trails in the Atikokan-Quetico area. Well-maintained trails will help encourage people of all ages to participate in the healthy and active sport ...
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New trail system opened up at Albion HillsCaledon Citizen
A group of young campers were on hand for last week's unveiling of the new trail system at Albion Hills Conservation Area. Also on hand for the occasion was Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Project Manager Matt Kenel, TRCA Chair Gerri ...
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Port Hope, Ontario gets $1.3 million federal grant to develop park land near ...Daily Commercial News
“Phase Two will begin (in July) with the development of the smaller soccer field, trails and parking, and the installation of field equipment, lighting, and fencing. Construction is expected to be finished by November 2012 with the soccer fields ready ...
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Canadian equestrian Ian Millar makes Olympic historyTimmins Times
The Vancouver rider is making her first Olympic appearance against all odds, having broken her back just prior to the 2008 Games while schooling a young horse. The 28-year-old crushed a vertebrae and had two steel rods, a plate, six screws and six clips ...
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Pair complete tough canoe paddle across Lake OntarioHamilton Spectator
To say it was smooth sailing wouldn't quite be accurate, but the two long-time friends who crossed Lake Ontario by canoe on Sunday sure did make it look easy. Their journey started shortly after midnight. Michael Kearns and Jon Zeppa led a parade from the ...
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Canoe club focusing on skills development, not medalsWelland Tribune
South Niagara Canoe Club coach Lauren Peacock is flanked by Raven Ethier, left, and Jillian Albano, two 11-year-olds from Welland who qualified to compete at CanoeKayak Canada's Trillium Boat Championship taking place later this month on their home ... None of the hometown hopefuls placed in the top three during CanoeKayak Canada's Western Ontario Division trials that were held on the Welland International Flatwater Centre's north course. ... Send us news, photos or videos · Add an event to the calendar ...
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Pink canoe arrives in Windsor after 1200 km portageWindsor Star (blog)
Andrew Metcalfe, 21, arrives at Windsor city hall on August 1, 2012 in Windsor, Ontario after finishing his journey across Ontario with a pink canoe to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. He arrived in Windsor on Wednesday afternoon ...
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What the City of Toronto needs? More bossesToronto Star
Accommodating different users is key, said Jared Kolb, of Cycle Toronto. “It's about a green mobility hierarchy: We want to see our most vulnerable road users protected and given safe places to travel,” Kolb said. “That means appropriate sidewalks and ...
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Safe cycling program informationThe North Bay Nugget
... North Bay and Callander. CAN/BIKE is a program sponsored by the Canadian Cycling Association and administered in Ontario by the Ontario Cycling Association and recognized by the Ministry of Transportation. Information on the CAN/BIKE program can ...
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Public Works: Power Walking in LondonTorontoist
cityscape. Public Works: Power Walking in London. By Patrick Metzger. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them.
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Tour Guys Toronto Ghost TourblogTO (blog)
Join us as we walk the streets of haunted Toronto and share with you some of the theories behind some of the more haunted buildings of the city. This 2-hour walking tour takes you past some of the city's most notorious haunted places. It's a fun blend of ...
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ATV safety a high priority for Junior RangersWawatay News
“We have too many unnecessary deaths and injuries involving ATVs in northern Ontario. And that's because there's no safety training.

New Heritage Discovery Centre in store for Sault Ste.
The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $1918000 through two programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: $1778000 through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and $140000 through the 1812 Commemoration Fund. The Canada ...
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Hello! I hope you are enjoying the summer in spite of the extreme heat. We are in the process of planning another Tour de Greenbelt in Rouge Park and would

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