No ice is safe ice, Toronto police remind residents on warm Family Day weekend

“No ice is safe ice,” Toronto police are reminding residents as the sun shines and temperatures climb well above zero. Const. Corey Smith, spokesperson for Toronto Police Service’s Marine Unit, said Sunday that ice over ponds and larger bodies of water can soften quickly even though it may appear thick in spots. Toronto just crushed a February high temperature record “The ice gets…

Snowshoers hit the trails for fourth annual race

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) held their fourth annual Summerstown Forest Dion Snowshoe Race this Sat. Feb. 11. While the air was frigid, it didn’t stop outdoor enthusiasts from making the most of a true winter day on the trails. The race, which is the sixth of seven in the Dion Ontario Snowshoe Running Series,…

While February may not seem like the ideal time for cycling, a convention in Montreal is discussing the growth of just such an activity. The city of Montreal puts effort into ensuring the network of bike paths can be used year round. On some days, it may seem like the paths only get used by the very brave, but Velo…

Embrace the magic of winter in Nova Scotia

Head into Halifax for a few laps on the Emera Oval. Part of living in Nova Scotia, especially in a community such as Forest Lakes Country Club, means that you can take in all that each season has to offer – and winter is no exception. There’s so much to do you won’t even think about spring until it’s sprung!…

Safer trails for snowmobilers in Outaouais

PORTAGE-DU-FORT, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Feb. 5, 2017) – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Tourism provides an excellent opportunity for economic development in Canada. The Government of Canada’s investment in tourism projects reflects its willingness to support actions that generate substantial economic benefits in the Outaouais region. Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and…

SPECIAL CANOE EVENT SET FOR CANADA’S 150TH IN ALGONQUIN PARK

Outdoor enthusiasts will have a very special way to celebrate Canada’s 150th. On June 25th, the event 150 for 150 will feature an armada of canoes raising a special Canadian flag on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park. The flag is a mix of the love of canoeing and the love of Canada. Organizer David Lee says he wanted to come…

Are cross-country skiers the fittest of all athletes?

We’re used to celebrating the performances of Canada’s alpine skiers, but recent big wins on the World Cup Circuit have catapulted Canadian cross-country skiers into the spotlight. Long considered the fittest of all athletes, cross-country skiers already are known for their impressive aerobic capacity. Improvements in equipment and track preparation and new styles of racing have added a boost of…

Volunteers Needed: Bear Mountain Bike Festival

The first round of the 2017 Canada Cup, the Bear Mountain Bike Festival, takes place on March 4 and 5. In the lead up to race day and over the weekend the organizers are in search of volunteer help. The organizers are looking for volunteer course marshals, setup crews, prize collectors, and volunteers for registration and package pickup. For racers…

Snowmobile accident fatalities up by more than 50 per cent in Ontario

The Ontario Provincial Police reports that 14 people have died so far this winter in snowmobile accidents, up from eight people during the same time period last year. Sgt. Peter Leon, media relations coordinator for the OPP, said the increase is likely connected to the general lack of snowfall last winter, which kept many people from using their vehicles. This…