Have a Blast with Nature Camp at Landon Bay

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Originally written April 29, 2018

When we think of summer holidays, fondest childhood memories often centre on getting a chance to be in the great outdoors with other kids, playing and hiking and having campfires and doing all the great things that come from summer camp.  The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Nature Camp sessions at Landon Bay give modern children the chance to share in that experience while picking up some great educational features along the way.  Operated by volunteers with a mandate (the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Foundation and its predecessor The Barbara Heck Foundation), the Nature Camp will be celebrating its 15th season.

“We are very proud of our camp as it allows kids to discover and connect with nature, a skill that is very much lacking in today’s youth,” said Dion Running, teacher at Thousand Islands Elementary School.  “I volunteer with John Macleod to run the Nature Camp at Landon Bay.  We want to share the exciting news that the camps are expanding and not just shifting as Parks Canada is currently re-developing Landon Bay – a re-development that the Nature Camp will be involved in.” Continue reading

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Signs of the Times – Gananoque Pays Homage to Late MP Gord Brown, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

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Throughout Gananoque, Ontario, people shared their sorrow at the loss of MP Gord Brown, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, by displaying his campaign signs with a tasteful “Thank You!” placed in the upper left hand corner.  Signs have appeared in businesses and on private residences, all respectfully mourning  MP Brown who died of an apparent heart attack on May 2, 2018, at the age of 57.

(Originally written May 5, 2018)

(Gananoque,ON)

As Gananoque and area grieve over the loss of MP Gord Brown, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, they have decided to make a quiet but very public display of their respect for him by putting his campaign signs out on their lawns with a simple “thank you” added at the top.  Originated by Christine Milks, the idea has spread like wildfire. Continue reading

OPP seek public help in solving 40-year-old cold case

 

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Three dimensional clay facial reconstruction of Nation River Lady created by OPP Forensic Artist/Reconstruction Analyst, Provincial Constable Duncan Way using advanced modern technology (courtesy of OPP gleaned from their official video)

 

Written on August 1, 2017

(Ontario, Canada) A farmer living south of the Town of Casselman, Ontario, made a grisly discovery on May 3, 1975.  A short distance from the Highway 417 Bridge the remains of a Caucasian woman somewhere between 25 and 50 years old, of a height between 5’ 2” (157 cm) and 5” 3” (160 cm) tall, were lying in the Nation River.

Body location

Aerial view showing where the body was found

 

“Her body was wrapped with two pieces of green cloth, two towels – one depicting an Irish Toast and the second displaying multiple flowers,” says a news release from the OPP.  “Additionally, a J Cloth, black coaxial cable and a curtain rod runner were with the body.  Her hands and feet were bound with neckties; a blue tie with small Canada flag emblems known as ‘the Canadian tie’, a blue striped silk tie and a red tie with yellow patterns.” Continue reading

PGA TOUR Canada announces 2014 schedule

PGA Tour Canada – December 12, 2013

Schedule expands from nine to 12 events, will run from May to September

(December 12, 2013 – Oakville, ON and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) – PGA TOUR Canada’s second season will include 12 $150,000 events in 2014, with the race for Web.com Tour status for The Five going coast-to-coast from May to September.

The season will begin with the PC Financial Open, a new event May 26th to June 1st at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia and conclude at the TOUR Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial September 8th to 15th at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club in London, Ontario. -to read more>

Google Trekker Maps Thousand Islands National Park

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by Lorraine Payette, written September 1, 2013

(MALLORYTOWN LANDING, ON) – August was a more than exciting time for Thousand Islands National Park in Mallorytown Landing as Google sent in its crew to photo-map the park and upload it to their Google Trekker collection.

“We’re working to build the very best map of the world,” says Google. And taking advantage of the best in modern technology along with the most knowledgeable hikers and information specialists in the world’s most interesting places, they are going out to do exactly that. – to read more>