Annual Canada Day Paddle goes Virtual –

The Parade of Paddles is an annual event that celebrates Canada Day, with the goal being to fill the lock with as many canoes or kayaks as possible. Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing restrictions still in place, the challenge this year will be for paddlers to take the vessel of their choice to their favourite paddling spot, instead of the Sault Canal, says an event post on Facebook.

To participate in the challenge, paddlers are asked to simply take photos of themselves paddling at their spot and share the photos on the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site’s Facebook page


Portion of T’Railway in central Newfoundland approved for use by heavy equipment – The Telegram

It might not just be ATVs that you encounter if you are using the T’RailWay Provincial Park in central Newfoundland this summer.

The provincial department of Fisheries and Land Resources is advising those using the former CNR rail bed over the coming months to be particularly cautious when travelling near Maccles Lake, as a section of the the route near there has been temporarily approved for use by heavy equipment.


Cross-Canada hikers pass through the Kawarthas – from My

Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton passed through Peterborough and the Kawarthas this weekend during a four-year journey on the 24,000km Great Trail

An epic journey across the country brought a pair of nature adventurists through Peterborough and the Kawarthas this weekend.

“We are hiking the longest trail in the world to encourage people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, races, abilities, genders, orientations, and identities to re-connect with nature through birding and Citizen Science,” says Dr. Sonya Richmond, conservation GIS analyst with Bird Studies Canada, who stopped in Peterborough Saturday (June 13) with partner Sean Morton.


Canada Day 2020 Celebrations Unveiled by Heritage Canada – from Canada Newswire

OTTAWA, June 15, 2020 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, unveiled the program for Canada Day. On July 1, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are invited to take part in an array of virtual celebrations to express our national pride.

This year more than ever, Canada Day is an important national celebration bringing Canadians together, even if it is done virtually.

It’s also time to commemorate some key events in our history, as this year marks the 40th anniversary of the official adoption of our national anthem, “O Canada,” and the essential role the Métis Nation played in Manitoba joining Confederation 150 years ago.


Your guide to summer: How to enjoy outdoor activities despite the pandemic – Arti Patel, Global News

As Canada slowly starts to reopen amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s no surprise Canadians may feel like they’re getting the shorter end of the stick this season.

READ MORE: How many Canadians have the new coronavirus? Total number of confirmed cases by region

From cancelled vacations, events and music festivals to restrictions at patios and restaurants, the summer of 2020 just doesn’t feel the same.


Western Canada, northwestern Ontario travel restrictions may be lifted in Manitoba’s next reopening phase – CBC

Isolation requirements could end this month for some visitors to Manitoba, bringing the province in line with most others.

The next phase of Manitoba’s COVID-19 reopening plan, tentatively planned for June 21, could drop the province’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for people coming from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, northwestern Ontario and all three territories.

Gathering sizes could increase to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors in Phase 3 as well, Premier Brian Pallister said at a news conference announcing the draft plan on Thursday morning.

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Nova Scotia surfers hold peaceful paddle to support Black Lives Matter – Saltwire Network

A crowd of surfers took to the water at Martinique Beach on Monday in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.

About 60 people took to the water with their boards, prepared for temperatures of about 4 C with warm wet suits.

The outing was organized by the Surfing Association of Nova Scotia.

A post on social media called for supporters to show solidarity with a peaceful paddle-out ceremony.

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Meet Stéphane Barrette, Nordiq Canada’s Acting CEO – FasterSkier



Stéphane Barrette is now the Acting CEO of Nordiq Canada. (Photo: Nordiq Canada)

Nordiq Canada had a changed-filled month of May, culminating with Stéphane Barrette taking over the CEO role for the next five or six months, with the possibility of permanence if both parties are happy.

The former CEO Shane Pearsall was an administrator with experience in both business and sports federation leadership. Barrette is a skier: “Cross country skiing is an intense passion of mine, and has always been.”

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