Education is pivotal for prevention. Injuries due to horses are one of the leading causes of animal-related hospitalizations and fatalities, according to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR). A recent study conducted by the University of Kentucky (UK) Healthcare/UK College of Agriculture revealed that 40-60% of equine-related injury patients believed their injuries were preventable and due to rider error.
"The first 'Horse Behavior and Safety eWorkshop' sold out within two hours of announcement," notes Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph. "We are pleased by the interest that horse people are showing in educating themselves about 'why' horses behave the way they do in order to become safer handlers."
MPP Wants Money for Rural Ontario
Walker’s comments came during debate on his PC colleague and MPP John Yakabuski’s private member’s bill, entitled The Gasoline Tax Fairness for All Act. The Bill amends the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act to permit the gas tax to be shared with both urban and rural municipalities. Currently, only about 80 of the 440-plus municipalities in Ontario receive these gas tax transfer payments.
The gas tax is about 31 per cent of the price of gas, which includes an 11 per cent gas surcharge, 8 per cent HST and 13 per cent federal gas tax.
Timmins Kayak Challenge and Festival back on the Top 100 list
The Timmins event is held each August to highlight the history of the Mattagami River as well as to showcase various artists, musicians and others who work to make the three-day festival a successful community celebration.
Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) is proud to announce the 2013 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario, sponsored by VIA Rail Canada. These Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry, said the news release. Included in the Top 100 are the Festivals & Events of Distinction, a select group which represent some of the most well known and respected celebrations in the province; celebrations which draw both an international and domestic audience.
Other Northern events listed in the top 100 are the Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival, the Bon Soo Winter Carnival and Mattawa Voyageur Days.
Submissions from FEO members were received for consideration in the fall of 2012 and were judged by an independent panel of judges. Festivals and events of all kinds from every corner of Ontario were represented in the submissions – from community festivals to internationally recognized events.
Trailbuilding - March 13-14, 2013
Albion Hills Conservation Authority
Daniel Scott from IMBA writes, "Students will come away with a firm understanding of the fundamentals of trail design for both hard surface and naturally surfaced trails of various user types. A working knowledge of the design process from the planning phase to ground proofing trail alignments will be both discussed and experienced with examples and a field exercise which will include using field measurement equipment and flagging a trail alignment for construction."
So watch these newsletters and the trails education page on our website for updates!
To Book - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Eventbrite : http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4393352636# _________________________________________________________________________________
- Logs in the trip
- Single counts individual users
- Consolidates results for centralized reporting
- Consultation on survey content.
- We ask your questions - the facility manager asks what they want to know!
- Allows for separate trail counting
- Multi-season operation
- Identifies quality of trail experiences
- Provides you feedback loop
- Decal design
- Decal Printing - max 6 sheets, various size decals
- More decals option (fee charged)
- Survey Set-up
- Survey reports
- All system maintenance
- Regional Comparisons
- Seasonal variances
- Trail differentiations
- Use patterns
- Blue - 4-10 trails: $300.00 plus HST and registration fees
- Maximum 20 sheets of decals
- Green - 10-20 trails: $500.00 plus HST and registration fees
- Maximum 40 sheets of decals
- Gold - 20 or more trails: Starting at $1,000 plus HST and registration fees
4 decals per sheet - each decal is @ 6" (W) X 1.75" (T) or 15.24cm (W) X 4.44cm (T)
2 decals per sheet - each decal is @ 9" (W) X 2.25" (T) or 22.86cm (W) x 5.72cm (T)
*Shipping and handling extra
** Colour print extra
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NATURAL/ HISTORIC SITES When you’re entering the region from any direction the noticeable feature that differentiates Peterborough from other Cities or Counties in Ontario is the distinct rolling hills. These hills, while beautiful when full with fall foliage, have a unique history behind them. When the last ice age was receding, it left behind large pockets of sediment, which it picked up while proceeding to grow and freeze everything in its path. These pockets of sediment are what create the rolling hill effect you see now. The leftover hills are called Drumlins and Peterborough is home to one of the largest Drumlin fields in Canada. The reason is unknown, however when traveling along the trails or the roads, makes sure you keep an eye out for the next hill and think about how it really was created. Become a Trailhead Ontario Presenter - tell us about yourself!
- Trail Priorities
- Land Use Planning
- Ontario Cycling Route Commentary
- Use of Maintenance Vehicles on Trails
- Community Development
- Event Planning for Trail Groups
- Safe Trails Manual
- Regional Tourism Trail Inventory RTO12
Ontario Trail Council Membership
On behalf of OTC we thank you for your support. If there is a group you know that is not a member contact us and we'll send them a note on membership benefits.
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