Since 2018, 38 people have died in ATV crashes in N.L.
CBC News · Posted: May 20, 2021 4:55 PM NT | Last Updated: May 204 comments
There has been one death this year involving an ATV in Newfoundland and Labrador, compared with four at the same point last year, according to the RCMP, which launched the second phase of its ATV safety campaign on Thursday.
With the Victoria Day long weekend ahead, the RCMP picked Thursday to reiterate the importance of ATV safety with an expected increase in ATV activity over the weekend and through the rest of the summer.
Jessica Smith · Journalist · Posted: a day ago | Updated: 20 hours ago | 11 Min ReadAnimosity on the Coal Town Train in Cape Breton,
DOMINION — A local trail is causing a rift between some residents of Dominion and the all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts who use it.
The Coal Town Trail, which is roughly 13 kilometres long and stretches from Gardiner Mines through Dominion and Glace Bay to Tower Road, is a former rail line that has been repurposed to be a multi-use trail.
It was originally owned by the federal government but is now managed by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
Conservationists upset about potential damage to Main River watershed
Lindsay Bird · CBC News · Posted: Apr 22, 2021 6:00 AM NT | Last Updated: 6 hours ago6 comments
Gary Gale has known the Main River his whole life — and how special the Northern Peninsula waterway, and the land surrounding it, is.
“I’ve fished and hiked the Main, God — since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I suppose,” he told CBC from his home in Hampden.
The Main River is about as remote as it gets in Newfoundland. You can see the mouth of it, where it spills into White Bay between the two communities of Sop’s Arm and Pollard’s Point, but there was no road access into its watershed whatsoever until the mid-1980s, and even then, nothing beyond rough woods roads.
Its pristine waters and old-growth forest led to it being designated a Canadian Heritage River in 2001 — the first one in the province — for what that organization deemed “its outstanding natural and recreational values.” In 2009, an extra layer of protection was added, when the province established the Main River Waterway Provincial Park.
Category: Local News Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2020 05:34 Written by Shannon Dueck
photo – Eastman ATV Association
The President of Eastman ATV Association says he can not understand why someone would choose to vandalize their property.
Don Eidse is referring to what happened at one of their rest areas near Woodridge. Eidse explains the Association went to the trouble of setting up a picnic table there in order for riders to have a place to enjoy their lunch, while out riding. He notes this was done by volunteers. But then, late last month, the picnic table was destroyed by vandals.
“If they can’t steal it, destroy it,” says Eidse. “That seems to be what has happened.”
According to Eidse, this certainly is not the first time their property has been vandalized. He notes from time to time their trail signs will be damaged. Eidse says the signage allows riders to travel from Woodridge up to their staging area near the Trans Canada Highway.