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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ontario Trails - OFSC RFP: Responsibile Rider Program Developer, and news about other Ontario Trails

OFSC Seeks Safety Campaign Proposals
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs is currently seeking proposals from qualified individuals or organizations to provide project planning, implementation, and administrative oversight for the development of a Responsible Rider Safety Campaign. A copy of the Request for Proposals document can be found here:http://www.ofsc.on.ca/images/stories/About_Us/Opportunities/RFP-Responsible_Rider_Safety_Campaign-12-10-24.pdf

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Roads with streetcar tracks three times more dangerous for cyclists: study
Global Toronto
Jared Kolb, a spokesperson for Cycle Toronto, said on Friday that unused streetcar tracks are a “known hazard” and should be removed. Cusimano says policy makers should be aware that cyclist's safety must be considered during the debate on ...
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Bike lanes significantly increase the safety of cyclists: study
Global Toronto
TORONTO – Separated bike lanes, commonly the centre of controversy in Toronto, can decrease the risk of injury to cyclists by approximately 90 per cent, according to a new study out of British Columbia. The study, entitled Bicyclists' Injuries and the ...
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 Groundbreaking held for Welland International Flatwater Centre
Welland Tribune
“We have nothing like this in Ontario,” she said at the official groundbreaking for the centre Friday. She acted as master of ceremonies. For the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, it will be the venue for canoeing and kayaking events. “The conditions are ...
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'Zombie Walk' set for Sunday
Fort Frances Times
“He looked into it, and he thought that would be really cool,” noted Bruyere, reasoning the Toronto walk has grown exponentially over the years (from a dozen participants in 2003 to 7,000 in 2011) and perhaps could catch on here. “This year, we just ...
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A Goderich to Guelph Trail
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
That's the vision of Doug Cerson, who is coordinating efforts to clear the abandoned rail trail from the Guelph Area all the way to Ontario's West Coast. The goal is to have a clear route for light-travel enthusiasts to spend time biking and hiking ...
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Ontario Launches Job Creation Programs in Eastern and Southwestern Ontario

Government Partnering with Businesses to Drive Innovation and Create Local Jobs
The new Southwestern Ontario Development Fund and renewed Eastern Ontario Development Fund are now open and receiving applications from companies that are driving innovation, growing Ontario's economy, and creating local jobs.
These funds will help diversify and strengthen each region's economy by encouraging businesses to pursue innovation and new markets, while creating jobs.
Since partnering with the government through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund, Blommer Chocolate Company has invested in modernizing its Campbellford plant, expanding Blommer's market reach, creating 14 new jobs, and keeping 80 more for local families.
Attracting investment and building business is a key part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs and strengthen the economy. A strong economy protects the services that matter most to Ontario families - health care and education.
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