Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

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Free day-use permits Monday to Thursday at Ontario Parks

Ontario is offering free day-use permits at 115 provincial parks from Monday to Thursday until Sept. 2, the province announced on Friday, May 28.

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Province invests in tourism training

Some 300 people will get free training to work in the ailing northern Ontario tourism industry this summer thanks to a $1.25 million investment by the province.

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Waterway to open Friday

The Trent-Severn Waterway will open for navigation on Friday, May 28 at 9 a.m. with pandemic-related health and safety conditions in place.

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Waterway opening delayed by pandemic

The opening of the Trent-Severn Waterway has been delayed until at least June 2 as a result of the pandemic, Parks Canada announced on Tuesday, May 19.

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Pandemic fuels interest in hunting and fishing

More Americans have turned to hunting and fishing during the pandemic, but the jury is still out on that trend in Ontario.

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Port Hope closes Ganaraska River lands

Port Hope is once again temporarily closing access to land bordering the Ganaraska River in two phases as a result of the provincial shutdown and stay at home order.

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No immediate outdoor fire ban in 2021

Ontario won’t immediately ban outdoor fires in much of the province this year like it did for more than a month last year, but that degree of regulation is still possible.

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Support in budget welcomed by tourism industry

A second round of Ontario Small Business Support Grant funding announced in the 2021 provincial budget will help many businesses get through another pandemic-ravaged season, says a tourism operator who is welcoming the additional support.

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Budget includes support for tourism

Hunting, fishing, and recreational camps that may not have been eligible for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant may be able to apply for a second round that will pay between $10,000 and $20,000, the province announced as part of the 2021 budget.