More staycationers, more litter: Gros Morne National Park asks visitors to keep park clean – CBC News

Increase seen in trash, dogs off leash, feeding wildlife

CBC News · Posted: Sep 02, 2020 11:37 AM NT | Last Updated: 5 hours ago

There has been a large increase in visitors to Gros Morne from within Newfoundland and Labrador this year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

As Gros Morne National Park has seen an increase in local visitors this summer, staff have also seen some unwelcome sights: more litter on trails, dogs off-leash, people feeding wildlife and even toilet paper scattered in the wilderness.

Rob Hingston, Parks Canada’s acting visitor experience manager at Gros Morne, said while they see some of that every year, “this year it seems to be a little bit more obvious.”

“I think what we have is, we have a lot of people that may not be familiar with national parks and what’s expected behaviours with regard to looking after their own safety, and with regard to how they should keep the park unimpaired and protected,” said Rob Hingston, Parks Canada’s acting visitor experience manager at Gros Morne.

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Volunteers Come Together to Repair Well-Used Bridge in George’s Brook – VOCM Local News Now

Aug 17, 2020 7:21 AM

Although the province has several months until snowmobiling weather, the summer is a good time to groom trails and fix up old bridges.

group of volunteers took advantage of some nice weather over the weekend to get together and fix up one of the bridges in George’s Brook that was in need of repairs.

The bridge is part of a 76-kilometre multi-vehicle trail that runs through the old Bonavista railway line, the Forest Access Road in Lethbridge, and along to Clarenville.

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ACOA investments support jobs, growth and opportunities for Indigenous communities across Atlantic Canada – Mirage News

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Backgrounder

As we walk the road of reconciliation together, the Government of Canada remains strongly committed to creating economic opportunities for Indigenous businesses and communities.

Today, René Arseneault, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), announced that the Government of Canada, through ACOA, is investing more than $6.1 million in 12 projects that support Indigenous businesses and communities across Atlantic Canada. This will help Indigenous partners to innovate, grow and play a major role in the region’s economic recovery.

Indigenous-focused initiatives supported by ACOA – (includes a trail project in Newfoundland and labrador and snowmobile tourism centre upgrades).

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Please Support Newfoundland Trailways – Terra Nova Bridge

We are seeking support for our efforts to restore a major breach in the continuity of the T’Railway Provincial Park in the community of Terra Nova. In November, an engineering assessment revealed potentially serious deterioration of several support piers and as a result, the bridge was closed because of safety concerns. Since that time, we have been trying hard to raise our 10% contribution towards the estimated repair cost of $650,000.

That is why we are asking stakeholders and T’Railway users to support our efforts. For tax deductible donations to our Terra Nova Bridge fund, please make your cheque payable to the Newfoundland T’Railway Charitable Organization.

http://www.trailway.ca/index.php