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
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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 ...
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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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