Blue Mountain and Scandinave Spa prepare for winter season: 'Managing capacity a priority'

Blue Mountain and Scandinave Spa prepare for winter season: 'Managing capacity a priority'

Traditionally, more than two million people visit Blue Mountain Resort every year; however, 2020 has been anything but traditional. “Nobody really knew what to expect in the spring,” she said. “What we did see, families were looking for a way to make memories together.”

She said the resort learned how to adapt and focused on controlling capacity, which is one of the key items this winter. Lovell said daily lift tickets will have to be purchased in advance and those numbers will be limited in an effort to control the number of people on the resort.  “Management of capacity is still going to be a priority,” she said.

They will also have new rules for chairlifts, including loading guests in their social bubble and mask rules.

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Hockey Great Bobby Orr Talks About His Childhood Home

Hockey Great Bobby Orr Talks About His Childhood Home

(The Wall Street Journal)

My childhood house in Parry Sound, Ontario, was so cold in the winter you had to flick bits of ice off the light switches in the morning before turning them on. The outdoors was a big part of my life growing up the late '50s and '60s and it toughened me up.

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Water Levels on GBay

Water Levels on GBay

All indications are that water levels are going to be up sharply again this year. The Georgian Bay Association is providing timely and accurate information on current and projected water levels and will work with members and municipalities to share information on mitigation measures. Some septic systems, docks and low-lying structures are expected to be severely impacted.

GBA continues to keep a close eye on water levels this winter to provide timely and accurate advice to members and local municipalities on what to expect throughout 2020.

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Boots and Hearts

Boots and Hearts

Boots and Hearts is the largest camping and country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on Canadian soil. It is a four-day celebration of country music where music lovers of all genres can escape from the rigors of daily life, band together with thousands of other country music fans and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event that they will never forget.

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First Nation sues for title to massive, scenic swath of Ontario and $90B as landmark trial starts

First Nation sues for title to massive, scenic swath of Ontario and $90B as landmark trial starts

By Adrian Humphreys - National Post (April 25, 2019)

TORONTO — A massive Aboriginal claim over some of the most picturesque geography in Ontario triggered a landmark trial Thursday, with a large contingent of lawyers politely starting a delicate dance over contentious issues of land, treaty rights and money.

The Saugeen Ojibway Nation is pressing a claim to ownership of government land across the entire Bruce Peninsula and a legally unique claim for Aboriginal title over the “water territory” around it — stretching from the international boundary with the United States in Lake Huron across to Georgian Bay — along with compensation that could amount, by their accounting, to $90 billion.

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Two Ontario First Nations are claiming title to large parts of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Here's what that means

Two Ontario First Nations are claiming title to large parts of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Here's what that means

By Maura Forrest - National Post May 3, 2019

OTTAWA — In July 1615, French explorer Samuel de Champlain made his way by canoe down the French River toward Georgian Bay. Close to the mouth of the river, he encountered 300 Anishinaabe men who he dubbed cheveux relevés — “high hairs” — because of how they wore their hair tied up. In his journal, he wrote that he gave their chief a hatchet, which was received as a “rich gift,” and “asked him about his country.” The next day, he continued on to the bay.

Four hundred years later, this encounter will take on new relevance in a landmark court case in which two First Nations from Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula, known collectively as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, are claiming title to a large swath of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. That meeting with Champlain, they will argue, is one piece of evidence that their ancestors controlled access to their territory — including the open water — and that Europeans and other Indigenous peoples could only pass through with their permission.

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Georgian Bay Forever

Georgian Bay Forever

Georgian Bay Forever is a charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay's aquatic ecosystem.

Their mission is to protect, enhance, and restore the aquatic ecosystem of Georgian Bay by funding accredited research on water levels, water quality, and ecosystems; by educating the public and governments on issues regarding the environmental protection, conservation, the safety and preservation of the water and the natural features of the Georgian Bay area of Ontario; and by enhancing the public's appreciation for their environment.

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The State of the Bay Project

The State of the Bay Project

Working with dozens of partner organizations in eastern Georgian Bay, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve creates an ecosystem health report called “State of the Bay” that is issued every 5 years. Their goal is to gather the best available research about water, wetlands, fisheries, and habitats in this unique landscape, and share it with people who care...

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Champlain On Georgian Bay

Champlain On Georgian Bay

(With remarks by C.W. Jefferys)

Two years after Champlain's fruitless journey up the Ottawa he again set out to further explore the country in that direction. In the summer of 1615 he met the northern and western Indians, the Algonquins and Hurons, at the junction of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence, where every year they brought their furs to barter them for European goods.

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