Friday, June 3, 2016

Ontario Trails News - more Waterloo Trails added, Yellow Creek Petition and trails suffering on Manitoulin Island

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Bill 100 Passes, but Damage to Trails Continues!
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landowners and trails
ONTARIO—At least one landowner on Manitoulin Island who has allowed use of his property for snowmobile trails to the Manitoulin Snowdusters Snowmobile Club in past years says he remains steadfast in not allowing this to continue, even with changes made to Bill 100, Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act, 2016. The amendments made under the Act and passed by the province last week includes that the granting of easements by property landowners to snowmobile clubs and other users would remain on a voluntary basis.

“No, I haven’t had the chance to look at Bill 100 so far,” said Sheguiandah farmer Bruce Wood. He said that regardless of changes that were made in Bill 100, “I have already made up my mind not to allow further use of my property.”

Starting February 6th, OTC asked the media and OLA to stop spreading false interpretations of the potential harm the Act would cause. They did not and this remains the fallout.

We will work with all groups, landowners and individuals to continue to reduce the damage to 50 years of great landowner trail relations.