Monday, April 12, 2010

Elmvale Waters & Maple Syrup April 17 2010

Which comes first the water or the maple sap?  As Elmvale is becoming known for the Water Festival and high quality of water reputed to be the purest in the world, the Maple Syrup Festival is now in its 45th year.  Perhaps the success of this festival is a result of the purest ground water which should also be responsible for the purest maple syrup in the world in Elmvale.  Get information on where to stay and some of the additional fun events at the festival...... See Maple Syrup Featured Festival and links to more April Maple Syrup festivals

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

One American Election Decided Over Great Lakes Water

Waukesha, Wis., elects new mayor
Milwaukee Public Radio (4/7)
Jeff Scrima has defeated incumbent mayor Larry Nelson. In recent weeks, much has been made about outgoing Nelson's push to buy Lake Michigan water, to replace the city's current water source which is contaminated with radium. Some voters had even said the race would come down to water.

Water worries continue around the Great Lakes as water or potential water shortages hit the news.

Waukesha council to decide on application for lake water
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/6)
If its city council approves the application, Waukesha, Wis., would be the first community to request a diversion of water out of the Great Lakes drainage basin under terms of a 2008 Great Lakes protection compact.

COMMENTARY: Water key to region's future
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/6)
Former House Speaker Tip O'Neil is credited with coining the phrase "All politics are local." As the city of Waukesha takes another step toward securing a sustainable water source to address its radium compliance problem, the saying couldn't be truer.

Low waters bring worries
Watertown Daily Times (4/6)
Water levels are well below average on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River and will likely remain low throughout the summer, threatening the region's pleasure boating season.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Georgian Bay Travel News Updates April 2010

New Georgian Bay Website features Information for Yachting and Boating
Ontario based web marketing company, announces the launch of their new comprehensive Georgian Bay Region yacht directory web site. Boating Georgian Bay ( will be a one stop resource for all things Georgian Bay and contain invaluable information, tips, reviews and guides for Georgian Bay area boaters and for visiting yachtsman from around the world.
Fly Fish the Bighead River: May 14-16
By Moderator
Located 2 hours from Toronto in Walter's Falls between Meaford and Owen Sound in the Georgian Highlands, the Falls Inn opened in 2005 and is a member of Ontario's Finest Inns that is ideally located to access many of Ontario's premier ...
Discover Fly Fishing at WILSON'S
Searchers Needed to find Spotted Turtle
Wye Marsh, Ontario's leading wetland education centre is looking for volunteers to find the elusive and endangered Spotted Turtle once common in the Fens of the Wye Valley important Georgian Bay wetland......
Ontario's North Channel – A Boater's Paradise - Boating, Northern ...
. Northern Ontario is big. Towering old growth forest,
lush wetlands, world renowned coastal vistas, thundering white water and cascading ...----------------

Parry Sound included in 10 Best Places to Kayak--Adventure Kayak
As the closest town to Georgian Bay's 30,000 islands and the municipal hub of the Georgian Bay UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Parry Sound is the launch point for some of the best sea kayaking to be found between Portland East and Portand West (see 3, above). Plans are afoot to build a coastal hiking trail in the style of B.C.'s West Coast Trail, but why wait when you can see it all now by kayak.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weekend of Fall Fun Along southern Georgian Bay

Setpt. 12, 13, 2009

Weekend Pow Wow at Sainte-Marie Park Midland

Wye Marsh Rythms Festival celebrates 25 years of environmental education.

Canadian Wildlife Wood Carving Championship

Find more information and details at Canada Travel News

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Georgian Bay Doors Open Ontario This Weekend

A weekend along Georgian Bay this weekend presents an affordable and exciting weekend with the FREE Doors Open Ontario attractions, historic offerings, outdoor trails, and more. Experience Doors Open Georgian Bay with
Owen Sound and Historic Huronia this weekend.
of June 6,7 2009 See See Doors Open in June in Ontario.
Book Hotels In Midland, or Owen Sound.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama Good For Georgian Bay??

Election of Barack Obama Holds ‘Great Promise for Restoration of Great Lakes’

For Immediate Release:

November 5, 2008

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (November 5, 2008)— “The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is excited about Sen. Barack Obama’s victory and looks forward to working with his Administration and the new Congress for the change we need to restore and protect the Great Lakes—a national icon that is the foundation of our national economy and the source of our drinking water, health and way of life.

“The election of Barack Obama holds great promise for the restoration of the Great Lakes. During his tenure as a Great Lakes senator, President-elect Obama championed the restoration of the Great Lakes. He further showed his leadership for healthy lakes and healthy lives during his campaign for the White House by proposing a five-point restoration plan – including $5 billion in new federal funds - to address the serious threats to the lakes such as aquatic invasive species, toxic pollution, and sewage overflows.

“The millions of people who rely on the Great Lakes now count on President-elect Obama’s leadership to restore these waters, before the problems worsen and become more costly to correct.

“Restoring the Great Lakes will not only help the environment, it moves America forward by putting people to work, boosting property values in the region and increasing the tourism and fishing industry. An investment in the Great Lakes creates jobs and provides a solid return on investment for the region and the nation.

“We’ll work with President-elect Obama and the new Congress to make sure the goals and recommendations of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy are met and funded so we can protect our drinking water, economy, public health and way of life.”

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition consists of more than 100 environmental, conservation, outdoor recreation organizations, zoos, aquariums and museums representing millions of people, whose common goal is to restore and protect the Great Lakes. The coalition is nonpartisan and does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates.


Jeff Skelding, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, (202) 797-6893,

Jordan Lubetkin, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, (734) 904-1589,

Georgian Bay Eco Museum is a member of the "Healing our Waters Great Lakes Coalition"

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

EcoTourism Magazine Canada Uses Waterless Printing

Transforming Canadian Tourism

Two events in October are linked to the building Canada’s future global position as a leading sustainable “Eco Destination”. One is the publication of the second issue of EcoTourism Canada Magazine, published by Vern Telford, Professor Emeritus at Georgian College in Barrie; and secondly, The Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference in Vancouver October 27-29.

EcoTourism Magazine Canada features Canadian Ecology Centre, the Bear Whisperer, a new Eco Lodge on James Bay, a new environmental language “Eco-Eigo”, and Whistler—a destination determined to be a world leader in sustainability. A major feature of the Second Edition is the printing using Warren’s Waterless Printing.

Featured in the new issue are details on the Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference in Vancouver October 27-29 hosted by The British Columbia Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, and The International Ecotourism Society located in Washington D.C. EcoTourism Canada Magazine is an official sponsor of the 2008 conference.

Stay tuned for updates…………Ron Taylor

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