Tag Archives: Ontario

Bear Pulls Camper from Outhouse

A Winnipeg, Manitoba, man is recovering from his injuries after a black bear dragged him from an outhouse and slashed and bit him repeatedly before a friend intervened and shot and killed the bear. Gordon Shurvell, 65, was home late … Continue reading

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Camping Without a Car or RV

A non-profit group is making camping without a car possible with a regular bus service between Toronto and key national and provincial parks in Ontario. Starting June 29 (2012), the Ontario Parkbus Initiative will be running buses between Toronto and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Parks Canada!

The world may scratch its collective head when it comes to listing facts about Canada, but—at the very least—most know it’s a lot bigger than the spot they call home. The Netherlands can easily fit into Lake Huron—with ample room … Continue reading

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The World’s First National Parks Turn 100

What was the first country in the world to establish a national parks system? If you guessed the United States or a European country such as Austria, Switzerland, Norway, or Sweden you would be wrong. This year, Parks Canada, the … Continue reading

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Tornadoes: The What, When & Where

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. People, recreational vehicles, cars, and even buildings may be hurled aloft by tornado-force winds—or simply blown away. Most injuries and deaths are caused by flying debris. A tornado is a vertical funnel of violently … Continue reading

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