Reducing Risk Exposure – A Frank Cowan Company Webinar

Join us 1000 AM ET July 28 for a Frank Cowan Company presentation in Reducing Risk Exposure. Presented in partnership with Ontario Trails Council. Register on line at https://lnkd.in/eMx9FR7 #frankcowancompany #ontariotrails #reducingriskexposure

July 28, 2020 10:00 ET

Ponoka residents will soon be able to enjoy newly revitalized parks and trails – Lacombe OnLine

Paving has begun for the Trail Extension Project in the Town of Ponoka. [Photo submitted by Sandra Smith, Town of Ponoka]

A number of construction projects are already underway for the beautification and revitalization of some of Ponoka’s open park spaces. 

Additionally, the Town’s trail systems are currently undergoing work to better connect the existing trails throughout the community. 

“We’re very fortunate here in Ponoka to have an ample amount of playgrounds and we provide a lot of structured recreation play. We’re happy to provide a new type of recreation that incorporates some quality of life components for residents of all ages and demographics,” said Andrew Jones, Recreation Coordinator for the Town.

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Going off grid on Cape Breton Island – Saltwire Network

There is something special about driving across the causeway to Cape Breton Island that evokes the feeling of a different time and place.

Nova Scotia’s topography begins to change almost instantly. The landscape appears more rugged and untouched. Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean glisten under the morning sun, and mountainous terrain unfolds in the distance.

Cape Breton is the perfect place for an off-grid adventure in the great outdoors. Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins, located on top of Whycocomagh Mountain, provides its guests with a true off-the-grid experience.

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Tourism association asks province for significant stimulus package – Sun Peaks Independent News

A consortium has asked the provincial government to allocate $680 million of their planned $1.5 billion recovery package to supporting tourism, a request supported by Tourism Sun Peaks (TSP) and other regional tourism organizations.

“Assistance for the many small businesses that make up the tourism experience is crucial in maintaining a strong product for both the short and long term,” said Arlene Schieven, president of TSP. “If our member businesses are able to access some of this support, then there is a greater likelihood that they will be able to keep their doors open through these uncertain times.”

In June the province asked for input from residents and announced an online survey and series of virtual town hall meetings. 

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New safety protocols in place at Interior bike parks – Sun Peaks Independent News

After working with industry partners to ensure safety protocol complies with provincial standards, Interior B.C. resorts have opened to visitors. Guests need to be aware of new rules to safely use bike parks and trails and how these changes will continue into the winter ski season.

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Province kicks in money towards Twillingate Island Trails project – The Telegram

The Twillingate trail system will be getting some tender love and care soon.

This is after the provincial government announced more than $90,000 to help with the development, maintenance and expansion of trails in the Twillingate area.

Previously, the federal government and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency announced $273,811 towards the project.

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Pandemic prompting increase in area mountain biking interest – CHAT News Today

MEDICINE HAT, AB – It may be a four hour drive from Medicine Hat to the Rocky Mountains, but its surrounding mountain bike trails are regarded as some of Alberta’s best.

Entering the dog days of summer, it appears as though more locals are catching on to what the local landscape has to offer.

The 670 Collective, who design and maintain much of the 60 kilometres of biking trails located in and around Medicine Hat, say popularity of the sport has taken off during the course of the pandemic.

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Sharing the Columbia and Western Trail with industry could lead to better quality for all – Boundary Creek Times

B.C. removed ‘recreational trail’ designation from Fife-Castlegar stretch mid-July

If you’ve ever ridden your bike in the city, you’ve likely nearly been sideswiped by a vehicle. Maybe the driver neglected to check their mirror, or give you sufficient space, or shoulder check, or, just maybe, you did something you weren’t supposed to. Regardless, as a cyclist you may have since developed a disdain for larger motor vehicles and their operators getting into your space. Or maybe that’s just me.

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Now is the time to invest in renewing Canada’s outdoor recreation infrastructure – The Hill Times

The jobs and economic impact of these investments would be a great boon to all regions of Canada, including rural and remote and Indigenous communities.

When it comes to ‘shovel-ready’ projects, there are many smaller projects—improving and expanding trails, marinas, campgrounds, and other recreational infrastructure—that could be started quickly and done this fiscal year, writes Sara Anghel. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

With warmer weather sweeping across much of our country, Canadians are venturing outside and looking for safe ways to spend time with family and friends. Outdoor recreation—be it getting on a boat and fishing, hiking through a provincial park, camping in your RV, or motoring along a wooded trail—is the perfect prescription for a lockdown-weary nation.

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Gros Morne a ‘ghost town’ amid pandemic, but staycations offering a ray of hope for businesses – CBC

Ten tourists from St. John’s zip on their life-jackets and slip into kayaks at the waterfront of adventure tourism company Gros Morne Adventures.

The company decided to market to the Newfoundland and Labrador tourist this summer — and it’s working.

“I don’t think we were expecting to be this busy,” said Robbie Hickey, who, with his wife, Kristen, owns Gros Morne Adventures.

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