Thursday, April 20, 2023

Ontario Trails News - April 20, 2023 #ontariotrails @ontrails


Have You Applied Yet
RTO7's 2023/24 Funding Programs?

RTO7's line-up of programs for 2023/24 are geared to support tourism operators, businesses, and organizations in BruceGreySimcoe. Applications are being accepted for processing, with start dates and funding based on the information below. Don't miss out and apply early to avoid disappointment.
RTO7’s program offerings for 2023/24 are contingent on the Ministry of  Tourism, Culture and Sport’sapproval of RTO7’s business plan and budget.
Partnership Program 2023/24
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until deadline dates or until available funds have been allocated. It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible, even if your project will not happen until 2024 - last year, leverage on the more popular programs dropped from $1:$2 to matching ($1:$1) in May. 
The most accessed categories of partnership focus on development of collateral and advertising:
Collateral Development
  • Video & Image Development 
    • Book a photo or video shoot to create an up-to-date library of images and video to use in future advertising, on your website or in print media.
    • Recruitment videos are again being offered, so tourism operators can develop a video that can be used to advertise for staff through RTO7’s Recruitment Implementation Program
  • Storytelling 
Advertising (often, although not necessarily) using the collateral developed above
  • Social Media Advertising 
  • Digital Advertising (leverage is now $1:$1)
 Other Partnership categories include:
  • Trade Show Booth Space Reimbursement
  • Tourism Wayfinding, Trails & Cycling Signage (leverage is now $1:$1)
  • Translation 
  • Experience Development (now includes accredited Sustainability Certification for businesses and destinations (with a lower minimum partner contribution than other Experience Development projects)
All applications (and Guidelines) may be found here.

If you have questions or require more information, please email Alex Hogan,

Snowmobile trails go to 'limited' status as season end approaches -
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ATV operator charged with impaired driving near Spragge -
... Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver on an ATV travelling on Wagoosh ...

Northern snowmobile trails close amid rising temperatures, unsafe conditions | CTV News
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Que. man bicycling to the Yukon stops in the Sault - CTV News Northern Ontario
CTV Northern Ontario... a part of the CTV News Video Network ... Timmins snowmobile trails closed for season.

How to camp for free (and sites to visit to right now) - Cottage Life
Looking for a camping spot in Ontario but can't find availability atv your favourite parks? Don't worry, there's still a solution: Crown land ...
Sydenham Canoe and Kayak race set for April 30 - Petrolia Lambton Independent
The race is recognized by the the Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association and features 11 classes and three different race lengths to ...

Hundreds of Paddlers Pre-register for RRCA's 50th Anniversary Raisin River Canoe Race
One of the longest canoe races in eastern Ontario, the Race attracts hundreds of participants, who paddle through a 30-kilometre racecourse from ...

Warning: This article could make you move to Sault Ste. Marie - Canadian Cycling Magazine
Instead, he discovered what he calls the “Squamish of Ontario” to the ... drive to some of the best hiking, cycling and ski trails in Ontario?”.

From the most extreme environments on Earth to hometown trails, ... Bruce Trail Conservancy is one of Ontario's largest land trusts that acquires, ...

This northern Ont. city looking to attract 'white-collar wilderness workers'
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Snowmobile club happy with season | Cochrane Times-Post
The trail system were reported as unavailable by the Ontario ... the Polar Bear Riders volunteers who put countless hours in grooming trails, ..

Marsh Mash set to return, welcome paddlers from all over Ontario - Bradford Today
The annual event is the fourth oldest marathon canoe race in the province; this year's event goes May 13.
E-scooter users may be looking at fines or imprisonment - The Toronto Star
The decision means that, in Toronto, “e-scooters will remain prohibited on public streets, bike lanes, sidewalks, pathways, trails and other ...

Conservation authority looking for environmental heroes - Orillia News
The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is seeking watershed-wide nominations for the annual 2023 awards program. Last year the conservation ...

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? ​$360K investment in rail trail connecting East Gwillimbury, Georgina
The Region of York purchased the historical Sutton Hill/Zephyr Rail Trial from Infrastructure Ontario for about $360,000. The trail is part of the ...
Riders excited for new Libro Centre mountain biking trails - CTV News Windsor
Toronto · Shirtless skiers hit southern Ontario slopes as heat records smashed. Shirtless skiers sporting only shorts ventured onto southern ...

Burleigh Falls to Lakefield walking trail proposed - The Toronto Star
Construction of Metrolinx's Ontario Line at Queen and Yonge will force the diversion of the Queen. GTA. Queen streetcar is about to be rerouted for ...
Ontario Gelding Positive for Strangles - The Horse
Swollen and/or abscessed lymph nodes; Nasal discharge; Coughing or wheezing; Muscle swelling; Difficulty swallowing. Veterinarians diagnose horses ...
Lake Ontario Wine Trail announces Roll Out the Barrels tasting tour April 22 and 23 | WSTM
The Lake Ontario Wine Trail is kicking off its season with the annual event, Roll Out the Barrels!Travel the trail at your leisure over the ...

New secure bike parking hub pilot project launching in downtown Kingston
(Kingston, Ontario) The secure bicycle parking racks will be available to cyclists in downtown Kingston later this spring.
LaSalle police warn ATV users of trespassing - Blackburn News
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McDougall Street Corridor Walking Tour officially launches - CTV News Windsor
A new walking tour aims to highlight the rich history of the McDougall Street Corridor. ... Toronto's High Park underwent a controlled fire.

Niagara Wine Trail hosts 'Vino at the Casino' event April 15
Niagara Wine Trail hosts 'Vino at the Casino' event April 15 ... Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery (Sanborn), Mayer's Lake Ontario Winery (Hilton), ...
Ontario government makes 61 changes to Peterborough's new Official Plan - The Record
It only says modifications are “related to growth management, housing supply, cultural heritage resources, land use compatibility and the ...
DuChene to lead Hike for Hospice | Brantford Expositor
Volunteers will be at Woodman Park Community Centre to provide bike security while cyclists take part in the festivities, she added. The event will ...
Lakehead Region Conservation Authority Issues Water Safety Statement for Spring Melt
THUNDER BAY - NEWS - The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has released a Water Safety Statement for the Lakehead Region, which includes the ...

Five things to do for Earth Day across North Durham
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Outdoor skate trail proposed for LaSalle waterfront - CTV News Windsor
Skating along an outdoor trail on LaSalle's waterfront could be a ... Ontario man sues estate of former Winnipeg hockey coach accused of sexual ...

Stay away from all waterways during snowmelt - Sault Ste. Marie News -
Conservation Authority says levels and flows across the watershed will rise due to snowmelt and surface runoff.
Green Is the New Black: The Dark Side of Ontario Development - TFIGlobal
The truth of the matter is that the government of Ontario has been using the Greenbelt as a tool to facilitate development and line the pockets of ...

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