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.
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.
Here’s 16-year-old Liam French tidying trails at O’Brien Farm in St. John’s, and there’s 19-year-old Willa Neilsen cleaning up the beach in North West River.
These Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) Green Team members have spent their summer improving the environment while conserving culturally-significant parts of their communities, and gaining valuable skills in the process.