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Friday, 17 February 2012

Canadian Trails - Sled, Hike, Ski, Ride or Paddle Canadian Trails

Mountain biking, backcountry huts proposed for Garibaldi Provincial Park's ...
By Stephen Hui, February 14, 2012 BC Parks is asking the public whether mountain bikers should be granted access to the Spearhead Range area of Garibaldi Provincial Park, near Whistler. The branch of the BC Ministry of Environment is also looking for...
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Ski shorts: VIMFF continues; doing the Grouse Grind on snowshoes
Vancouver Sun
Just show them what inspires you out there as you enjoy BC's beautiful Nordic trails and you're in the running for a prize! Hit the Road to Whitewater's Cold Smoke Festival For six years now, the Cold Smoke Festival has been British Columbia's premiere ...
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'Big sky experiences' for Alberta visitors
... of the 'big sky experiences' on offer in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... with roads and trailsproviding access to year-round stargazing sites but ...

Fraser trail network plan gains new park in Surrey
Aldergrove Star
Connections with the Sea-to-Sky trail and Trans-Canada trail are also envisioned. The Experience the Fraser trails would connect heritage and First Nations ...

Boomers to Zoomers
Windsor Star
She said the federal ParticipACTION active living campaign remains on target, encouraging activity and exercise as part of everyday routines.

Northern cadets compete at Whitehorse biathlon
Slave River Journal
By MEAGAN WOHLBERG, SRJ Reporter Cadets from 14 units across Nunavut, the Northwest ...and training on trails at the Boyle Barracks training site.
From a vista on the Top of the World Trail, as the snow-clad Black Tusk probed the eastern horizon, one of the park's most endearing qualities was evident: an absolute silence that saturated the morning air. Yeager's current mission is to promote the ...
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news - Get Out There - Canada's source for sports, recreation and ...
Canada's source for endurance sports, outdoor recreation and adventure .... Registration forCanada's largest adventure race is 60% sold out! Storm ... Tue, Feb ...

Area D Director Perepolkin hopes for paved trail from Grand Forks ...
Grand Forks Gazette
The continuous trail from Grand Forks to Christina Lake will be connected to the Trans Canada Trailalready in place. Perepolkin's project is one of the ..

Reminder: unique experiences result in unique moments
Edmonton Journal
The Richardson River Dunes Wildlife Park north of Fort McMurray is part of the largest sand dune complex in Canada. Ready to play? The park's access trail ...

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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Canadian Trails - Sled, Ski, Hike, Ride or Paddle Canadian Trails

Item #1:
The MRTA/Trans Canada Trail Group held a meeting last weekend in Beausejour. The "Borders to Beaches" group is pursuing to add the Northstar trail to their trail system. Anyone who is familiar with the TCT knows that they are anti-ATV. We need to make sure that this does not happen!

Town council backs up ATV ban
Similkameen Spotlight
... council has something to say to people complaining about their decision to ban ATVs on theTrans Canada trail in Princeton: the ban is here to stay.

No snow doesn't have to mean no fun
Halifax News Net
Rhonda Lemire, executive director of Recreation Nova Scotia says that despite ... use of our trails, and getting to and from places without using your car.

Waterton Lakes National Park: Where the Mountains Meet the Prairie
Snowshoe Magazine (blog)
As a big fan of Canada's National Park system, I'm pretty pumped about knocking another one off my bucket list. My husband Jack and I have spent time in Alberta's more well-known mountain parks, Banff and Jasper, and have even enjoyed the more subtle ...
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Trials on the trails
The Sudbury Star
... which will be in Quebec the last weekend of March. ... The trails were good," she said. "I was a little more tired than I (normally) am in it (the race) ...

Olympian calls Winnipeg's Northwest 'a good club to come from'
Winnipeg Free Press
Desiree Scott, Manitoba's newest Olympic athlete, made a final stop in Winnipeg on Tuesday night to visit her former youth soccer club before she begins her Olympic adventure. Scott, a striker-turned-midfielder with Canada's national women's soccer ...
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On track for Games
St. Albert Gazette
The head coach of the Alberta cross-country ski team is busy doing the snow dance with the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games only two weeks away.

We'll all benefi t from more PE at school
North Shore News
WITH the admonition to keep it fun, ParticipAction urges parents to enrol their children in sports and teams at the earliest opportunity to get them started ...

Walking track fee waiver rejected by UPEI
I mean, we're always talking about health and wellness and participaction, and why not have the facilities free of charge?" said Redmond.

Washed-out trail sections a concern
Western Star
Donnie O'Keefe of the Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation said he believes riders have tried to skim across the wet areas on the trails.

1000-mile sled race decided by 26 seconds
Chicago Tribune
Near the end of a 1000-mile dog sled race, in the middle of the night in the middle ofCanada's Great White North, a 44-year-old man who grew up in Evanston hitched his hopes to an indomitable 7-year-old Alaskan husky named for the running back who had...
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Poll favors US in War of 1812 celebrations
Niagara Gazette
At a cursory glance of the budgets on both sides of the border to mark the bicentennial, it's hard toimagine the Americans can match the Canadians in observing the milestone. While the majority of those surveyed agreed the war significantly affected ...
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Hike the Bruce for MS
The Barrie Advance
WASAGA BEACH – Scott Toles is inviting people to hike for a cause in the fall as he takes on the Bruce Trail for MS. The Wasaga Beach resident is looking for people to participate in the MS Climb event in Tobermory on Sept. 6-9 to benefit the Simcoe ...
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Canadian Trails - Sled, Ski, Hike, Ride or Paddle Canadian Trails

Kawartha Trans Canada Trail | Podcast
WHY IS THERE A Ws IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRAIL? To enjoy the trail even more the KawarthaTrans Canada Trail Association in partnership with the ...

Former mayor hot on the trail of history
The Barrie Examiner
“We were the first place north of the settlements of Upper Canada. ... lesson about the Underground Railroad, the Trans-Canada Trail and first settlements.

Imagine Canada Loves Five Good Ideas | Coach House Books
Imagine Canada. February 7 2012. The Imagine Canada website has posted a glowing review of Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success.

Kershaw deserves to be honoured for his accomplishments - column by Laura Young
The Sudbury Star
Along with Alex Harvey, son of Pierre, and the rest of the Canadian team, Kershaw has created the expectation of excellence for Canada in Nordic skiing. He is consistently the top Canadian. We expect Canada to place in the top 20.
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Friday Night Dinner & Jam Session - Travel to Nova Scotia
Find hiking news on Twitter. Follow updates, reports, event news and more from the Nova Scotia Trails Federation. How else would you find out about alerts from ...

Public offers vision for regional park
The RDN purchased the picturesque 34-hectare waterfront property a year ago from the United Church of Canada for $4.8 million. Formerly known as Camp Moorecroft, the park property was first identified by the RDN in 1995 as a priority site for regional ...
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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Black History Month
By Government of Canada "Every February, Canadians celebrate Black History Month by learning about and reflecting upon the legacy and accomplishments of black Canadians. “In conjunction with the 200 th anniversary of the War of 1812, we are taking a ...
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Surrey land purchase gives traction to waterfront park plan
Vancouver Sun
... recreation trail from Hope to the Strait of Georgia is taking shape, ... a route connected with theTrans-Canada and Sea to Sky trails that would be ...

Grants Awarded to Canadian Therapeutic Riding Centres
Through an ongoing partnership with Sport Canada, Para-Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce that four grants have been awarded to Canadian therapeutic riding centres. As part of this project, therapeutic riding centres that offer new competitive ...
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Skiing is good for the heart
Guelph Mercury
MONTEBELLO, QUEBEC —First there was cross-country skiing, then love blossomed on the trails. And now there's a love of skiing that goes into a fourth ...

Americans less likely than Canadians to Believe War of 1812 had ...
The study reveals telling national trends about how Canadians and Americans view and value the War of 1812 and other history. While 77% of Canadians ...

Fuelling students' dreams and desire to succeed - Pneus Bélisle ...
Canada NewsWire
"According to the ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec (2010), approximately 30% of male students and 22% of female students under the ...
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Canadian Trails Federation - Sled, Hike, Ski, Ride or Paddle Canadian Trails

Parks Canada is excited about collaborating with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation at two upcoming tradeshows in Toronto, Ontario, and ...

Canadian Ski Marathon a tradition: 'I see the same friends every year'
Ottawa Citizen
By Tom Spears, The Ottawa Citizen February 11, 2012 Cross-country skiers sprint out of the start gates at the annual Canadian Ski Marathon in Buckingham, Que., on a very chilly Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. BUCKINGHAM, Que. — Last year, the 24th time ...
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Jasper Hiking & Trail Guide | Alberta, Canada | Jasper National Park ...
JASPER, ALBERTACanada—The Cavell Meadows hike is one of vacationers' most preferredtrails in Jasper National Park. Featuring floral meadows, huge ...

Sudbury Star outdoors photo contest
The Sudbury Star
Randy Moratz is this week's winner of the Sudbury Star Outdoors Photo Contest. "This male pine grosbeak was part of a flock that showed up at my feeders," Moratz wrote with his submission. He wins four passes to Rainbow Cinemas.
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ATV club reaches out to develop trails and tourism
The Boundary Sentinel
Concerns were expressed about problems in trails use in the West Boundary. Land owners that live adjacent to the Trans Canada Trail had allegedly ...

'Incredibly difficult' but addictive, snowshoe racing is taking off
Globe and Mail
“Snowshoe running is not a far animal from road running or trail running,” says Dan ...Three years ago, Raquette Quebec, a snowshoeing organization, ...

Fun Run a no-go
Grand Falls-Windsor Advertiser
Groomers throughout the province are all funded on the sale of trail passes through theNewfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation.

Information sessions aimed at protecting lighthouses
Western Star
The session will focus on the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act to enable the designation and protection of federally owned lighthouses with heritage value. The act, according to a news release, depends on Canadians supporting the structures by ...
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Monday, 13 February 2012

Canadian Trails Federation - Sled, Hike, Ski, Ride or Paddle Canadian Trails

Canmore has everything Banff has, except crowds
Now the big draw is tourism and more particularly skiing in the winter and golf, mountain biking and hiking in the summer. "What we offer that is different from Banff is a low-key atmosphere. It's not quite so touristy and busy.
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Club to vote on future of mountain biking in Nanaimo
Nanaimo News Bulletin
The Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club is meeting this weekend to discuss the possibility of formal land-use agreements with property owners. By Toby Gorman - Nanaimo News Bulletin Concerned about the destruction of popular riding trails through logging and ...
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Ice canoe race new extreme
But for some the high point of Quebec's winter festival is a canoe race pushing a path through icy floes - an old aboriginal tradition that is now an extreme sport. Teams of four rowers and a helmsman launch from the shores of Canada's Quebec City into ...
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On Yukon Quest trail, young Brent Sass takes aim at leaders
Alaska Dispatch
As the sun set in the Canadian Yukon Saturday night, frontrunning Two Rivers musher Allen Moore pressed on into the twilight, aiming to forge a gap between him and his pursuers in the 1000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
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Canadian Ski Marathon a tradition: 'I see the same friends every year'
Ottawa Citizen
Last year, the 24th time Robert Saunders skied the 160-kilometre Canadian Ski Marathon, he had the most miserable night of his life. Somewhere along the trail he lost the tent that he was planning to sleep in on the Saturday night of the two-day event, ...
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Snowmobile tourism hit hard by lack of early snow
Kennebec Journal
Scott Newton, left, of North Country Rivers in Bingham, leads snowmobilers down Interconnected Trail System ITS 87 recently. Low snow amounts are beginning to pick up, and the company is counting on improving snow conditions for the rest of February ...
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Wolves stealing Yukon Quest trail markers
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
by Suzanna Caldwell / DAWSON CITY, Yukon - There are a lot of problems that can befall trail markers — treacherous conditions, ...

Checking on groundhogs' predictions
... I set out along the trails of Hogback Ridge Preserve to see if anything was ... Georgia, Michigan, New York, Ontario and Nova Scotia — emerged to cloudy ...

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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Canadian Trails Federation - Sled, Hike, Ski, Ride or Paddle Canadian Trails

Federal government approves Jasper glacier walkway
Vancouver Sun
Kent's decision prompted a barrage of reactions from conservation, activist and tourism groups. The Yellow-stone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Alberta Wilderness Association, and CanadianParks and Wilderness Society all panned the walkway.
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Conservation Results in Canada's Mountain ... - Parks Canada
Parks Canada Conservation Results in Canada's Mountain National Parks.

Midwinter marvel: Climbers make first ascent of Helmcken Falls wall
By Mike Youds HELMCKEN FALLS — An ice-climbing team using advanced equipment has made the first ascent of the Helmcken Falls grotto. The UK's Tim Emmett and Slovenian Klem Preml, accompanied by a party of climbers from the US and Canmore, Alta., ...
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GTA braces for winter's return
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of snow and a steep drop in temperatures starting Friday afternoon. And in advance of the deep freeze the City of Toronto said it is issuing an extreme cold weather alert, ...
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Campbell River trails to be diverted for dam construction
Campbell River Mirror
By Kristen Douglas - Campbell River Mirror BC Hydro has been deliberating the best option for the aging generating station and now it's up to the BC Utilities Commission. The board will give its verdict on the project – that comes with a $1.35 billion ...
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Parks & Trails - City of Coquitlam
Coquitlam's trail system totals over 90 km and includes a portion of the Trans Canada Trail. There are trail surfaces suited to all types of activity within a relatively ...

Make it a year for life-altering adventure
Edmonton Journal
This 17-day excursion from Adventure Canada includes Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Greenland in a single sailing, including a stop at the Ilulissat, where North America's icebergs calve from the Greenland ice cap. The operational word here is ...
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KingRidge Stables Named as 2011 Equine Canada Breeder of the ...
Ottawa, ON— Equine Canada has named KingRidge Stables, located in King, ON, as the winner of the inaugural Equine Canada Canadian Breeder of the Year ...

Yukon Arctic Ultra 100 mile – Race Report
Breathe Magazine
The day flew by with a pre-race trail briefing, gear check and pasta dinner. ... to be very hospitable and proud of their city and the Yukon in general.

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