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.
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — As governments look for long term solutions to seemingly intractable issues, such as mental health and the economy, a new report is highlighting the potential for nature to be at the centre of any COVID-19 recovery plan.
“The current health pandemic has really demonstrated that parks and nature are an essential part of our health care system. They’re critical to reducing stress and improving wellbeing,” says Tori Ball, a terrestrial campaigner with CPAWS.