Same is true in Ontario, across all trails, and all activities, where the combination of government, municipal and regional support can enable volunteers – thanks to Michael Haynes for the posting http://goo.gl/0KZkpN
A map showing Northeastern Ontario Trails, Northeastern Ontario trails and their communities are partners in Trailhead North.
The 2014 editon of the guidebook is now available.
with 42 Full-Colour 1:50,000 Maps and written trail descriptions for over 600 km of trails from Nipigon to Spanish (not continuous), contained in 6-ring binder. Includes an overview map of the entire trail system, table of contents, a map legend, details on how to make the most of your Voyageur Trail experience, and index tabs. The guidebook measures approx. 7.5″x5″; maps are bi-folded and are 11″ long when unfolded. The guidebook is designed so that individual map pages can be removed from the binder and carried in a Ziploc-type bag on an outing. Datum: NAD 83.
Members of the VTA may choose to pick the book up themselves to save shipping costs.
You can also buy the Trail Guide at a number of stores (list), both along the trail and in some other places throughout Ontario.
Updates to trails after the Trail Guide is printed are available at www.voyageurtrail.ca/trailupdates.html
Outdoor gala brings ‘fire and ice’ to Sudbury’s Ramsey Lake
‘This is something in the spirit of northern Ontario, the spirit of Sudbury’
CBC News Posted: Mar 05, 2015 8:05 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 05, 2015 8:05 AM ET
Sudbury’s Ramsey Lake will be transformed into a winter spectacle this weekend to raise funds for the YWCA Genevra House women’s shelter.
The inaugural Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala will take place near Science North and will feature figure skaters, musicians, horses, an ice bar, and a vintage snowmobile show.
It’s not an exaggeration to say it was a life-altering moment when Rick Shone first entered the Wilderness Supply store on Ferry Road as a customer in 2000.
A year later, Shone joined the store as a part-time summer employee, then he met and began dating Elysia Sjoberg, the daughter of Wilderness Supply’s owners, Frank and Jan Sjoberg.
Shone and Elysia eventually married and in 2009 he took over the business from his in-laws. Memories from those early days have Shone feeling nostalgic this year as Wilderness Supply celebrates its 20-year anniversary.
“When they opened in 1995, the store was probably less than 1,000 square feet and it was just jam-packed with canoes,” Shone recalled from the store, which has long since doubled in size by taking over a neighbouring tenant.
Like any small business owners, the Sjobergs took a risk when they turned their love of camping, paddling, and hiking into a full-time venture, but their success resulted in the expansion of two more stores in Thunder Bay, Ont., in 2004 and a second Winnipeg location in 2012 on Speers Road, just off Lagimodiere Boulevard.
Boasting “the largest selection of canoes, kayaks and SUPs (Stand Up Paddle boards) anywhere in central Canada,” finding enough floor space continues to be a challenge 20 years later.
The Ontario Government released its first update to Ontario’s Health and Physical Education curriculum since 1998 on Monday.
While the government came under scrutiny for the progressive health and sex education inclusions, other shifts in the curriculum also exist, including what appears to be a further shift away from formalized sport, toward fitness.
The new Health portion of the curriculum revamps an out of date document which made little to no mention of topics such as gender identity, self concept, and communications technology, and now encompasses an overall aim at understanding ones self, accepting others, and forming healthy relationships.
Hi – we want you to attend Trailhead North, April 17, 18, 2015.
A two day meeting of trail lovers from Northern Ontario. We want you attend because we want you to join us in declaring:
- Our appreciation for the land.
- Our love of the outdoors.
- Our desire to get out of doors.
- Our enjoyment of physical activity.
- Our work to make more trails in the north.
Please join us. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trailhead-north-trails-symposium-tickets-15559035494
Latest on kids and health –http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/kids-free-to-explore-and-play-are-more-healthy-study-finds-1.2921273
CBC News Posted: Jan 07, 2015 3:03 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 07, 2015 3:03 PM ET
Visitors to Nipigon are expected to get a panoramic view of Lake Superior and the distant countryside once a lookout tower is constructed in the community.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund is providing $1 million for the project and other aspects of a tourism development plan, Northern Development minister Michael Gravelle announced Wednesday.
Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey said he expects the tower will boost tourism in the area.
“We’re gonna have a 360 degree view that will be looking into Greenstone,” he said.
“We’ll be looking probably almost over to Rossport. We’ll be seeing all the way out to St. Ignace Island, possibly right over to the American border. It’s gonna be an incredible view up there.”