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Metro Vancouver celebrates 50 years of regional parks

It was a hotspot for Langley families to enjoy a cool dip, long before it was established as a regional park.<p>Known at the time as Aldergrove Beach, …

National Parks

Saskatoon students one step closer to winning Canada-wide national parks contest

St. Maria Goretti Community School is currently in 3rd place in Parks Canada competition<p>Your vote could help send a Saskatoon Grade 8 class to Nova …

Natural playgrounds proposed for two Kitchener parks

'We want to get kids outside,' Evergreen official says<p>A national not-for-profit organization wants to get public input on developing natural …

Southwestern Ontario

Chile Creates 11 Million Acres Of New National Parks

Over 4,450,000 hectares (11 million acres) of private land and wildlands are now under protection in the insanely pretty region of Chile, ranging …

New Manitoba national park announced in 2017 budget home to white cliffs, turquoise lake

Protected Lowlands area would encompass northern shores of Lake Winnipeg, areas near Grand Rapids<p>Dramatic limestone cliffs, an aquamarine lake and …

National Parks

Comment: Sustainable trails would help B.C.’s parks

Parks now comprise 14 million hectares of British Columbia, about the size of Holland, Denmark, Belgium and Switzerland put together. We have some of …

Trails

China To Build New National Park 60% Bigger Than Yellowstone To Save The Siberian Tiger

China is planning to build a new national park to save two endangered species – the Siberian tiger and Amur leopard – as it develops its US-style …

BC Hydro bails on plan for substations beneath downtown parks

An innovative proposal from BC Hydro to build substations under downtown parks, which the corporation said it would compensate local governments for in part by building two new schools and refurbishing three parks, has gone up in a puff of smoke.<p>Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald announced Thursday that …

British Columbia

Parks Canada flunks its movie audition

Parks Canada is held in high regard for its ability to protect special natural spaces for future generations. The federal agency has a difficult …

Canada

More Parks Canada jobs for students

<b>LOUISBOURG, N.S. — If you’re one of those people who sent away for those free Parks Canada passes, you’re part of the reason why they’re planning to</b> …

Free national parks passes popular - The Lethbridge Herald - News and Sports from around Lethbridge

By Kuhl, Nick on March 9, 2017.<p>Stephanie Labbe<p>Southern Alberta Newspapers<p>Canadians have the unique opportunity to visit national parks across the …

National Parks

Parks hosts info night for Castle

The people asked for more public consultation regarding the future of Castle, and the province listened.<p>The first of three informal information …

Horseback Riding

Non-motorized perspectives key to debate over Castle parks area - The Lethbridge Herald - News and Sports from around Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 14, 2017.<p>Albi Sole<p>Outdoor Recreation Council of Alberta<p>A strange weather pattern has hit the Eastern Slopes. …

Alberta

‘The Land Is an Equalizer’: Indigenous Peoples Take Greater Role in Shaping Canada's National Parks - Motherboard

When Canada created its national parks system beginning in 1885, it forced out Indigenous peoples in the name of conservation and tourism.<p>Now some Indigenous leaders see the same parks they were excluded from—visited by more than 14 million people in 2015/16—as places where reconciliation can take …

National Parks

Embrace technology to get kids outside, says presenter at parks conference

‘We’re excited about technology as more of a gateway and not the enemy,’ says Chloe Dragon Smith<p>A new book that outlines seven strategies for …

Parenting

First Nations to have greater role in parks: federal environment minister

'Our national parks must be respectful of traditional knowledge,' said Catherine McKenna<p>Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is supporting …

Finding the Nature in Urbanity

First Nations call for more say in park system at national conference

'Indigenous protected areas reach their full potential when there are people in them, taking care of them'<p>Giving Indigenous people a greater say in …

National Parks

McKenna, Phillips coming to Banff for conference

Parks leaders from across the country are gathering at the Banff Centre for the Canadian Parks Conference March 8-11.<p>The conference will include six …

Disappearing Edmonton 'healing forest' breaks hearts

'Our fear now is that these beautiful messages of support and reconciliation and love are in the garbage'<p>More than 1,000 handmade paper hearts that …

Edmonton

The paths and parks of Richcraft's Trailsedge bring nature closer in Orléans

An enormous woodlot with extensive trails, bike paths and parks surrounds the intimate neighbourhoods of Richcraft Homes’ Trailsedge development in …

People in Toronto's underserved areas are getting residents into parks

Start small, and you can get people out of their apartments and into the parks between them, even in Toronto’s underserved neighbourhoods, volunteers …

MD seeks feedback on new Exshaw bike skills park

Construction on Exshaw’s new bike skills park is expected to begin when the snow melts and the community can learn more about the project at a public …

Spreading Family Fun To Neighborhood Parks

Okotoks residents have the opportunity to bring entertainment to their neighbourhood this summer.<p>Last year saw the first Pop-Up in the Park event …

R.I.P. Parks and Wildlife Divisions

On Feb. 22 the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced details of a restructuring initiative aimed at downsizing the number of civil …

Newfoundland and Labrador

Milwaukee County requires Pokémon Go and AR/VR games to get land use permits

When you own land, you often own the rights to minerals, oil, or metals beneath it. Do you also own the right to virtual or mixed reality creations on it? And do you have the legal ability to legislate their use or positioning over virtual representations of your property?<p>That’s what Milwaukee …

Augmented Reality

How Do You Plan a Park That’s Meant to Flood? | Parks & Recreation | Houstonia

W<b>h</b><b>en the team from SWA Group,</b> an international landscape architecture firm, collaborated with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership on a master plan for …

Parks are a huge asset, and we need to value them for the 21st century

Our green spaces are shrinking, despite all the benefits they give us. If we want to save them, we need to value the ecosystem and health and wellbeing services they offer<p>Sheffield city council’s balance sheet shows its parks as a £16m liability. Traditional accountancy methods focus on a park’s …

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