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Budget woes

Budget woes

By Julee Boan Vacationers may have noticed some changes to their favourite park this summer. While conservation groups were applauding the new Parks Act, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) was slashing Ontario Parks’ budget, leaving the department struggling to make up a 2.4 million-dollar funding shortfall. As a result, an estimated 226 full-time summer […]

Travel light

Travel light

Ecotourism should be part of the solution to the economic woes plaguing northern communities by Julee Boan My guide, Maurice, is trying to get my attention. He had asked me to wait while he slowly approached a beach ridge. Minutes later, I, too, am peeking over a willow shrub at an enormous polar bear napping […]

Hidden health hazards

Hidden health hazards

by Julee Boan Aging signs warning visitors of health risks from asbestos are the only visible evidence of the contaminants in the soil and air surrounding 17 former military sites scattered across Ontario’s Hudson Bay coastline. Abandoned in 1965, the sites were to function as early indicators of a military attack by detecting aircraft through […]