Archive | March, 2016

eduTOX Video Challenge – Scholarships and Electronic PRIZES

Don’t miss out on your chance at an early-bird prize! The first 20 eligible entries will win a $50.00 cash prize. Do you like making videos? Are you interested in helping get the word out about toxins – hazardous substances that can affect our health – and what can be done to avoid them? Do […]

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MAR23 Public Consultation on the Plan for the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Waterfront Linear Park

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Waterfront Linear Park The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to participate in a public consultation on the draft plan for the proposed Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway waterfront linear park. The planning work thus far has focused on developing key policies and proposals to take advantage of the spectacular […]

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Ottawa-Gatineau’s Outdoor Adventure Travel Show is coming!

Only ten more days until the much anticipated and sold out show! Ecology Ottawa will be attending the Outdoor Adventure Travel Show (occurring March 19th-20th) where they along with Tree Ottawa will be boothing as one of the many other exhibitors also attending.  With the warm weather back, it’s time to make your summer outdoor adventure plans […]

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Ottawa Riverkeeper needs your input for plastic microbead ban

    Consumers have until March 10 to make their views known, as Environment Canada works out a timetable for eliminating the environmental pollutant Click here for Ottawa Riverkeeper’s page introducing the problems associated with microbreads. The federal government wants to ban microbeads from facial cleansers, toothpaste and other products. OTTAWA—The federal government is drafting […]

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Here’s how forest fires do good for the environment

Forest Fires   Forest fires can be normal and natural. Here’s why: They help “clean up” forests and keep them healthy. But for years, many Americans looked upon forest fires as something bad—something that needed to be stamped out. So that’s what we tried to do. That approach caused problems: Without any fires to clear […]

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Congratulations to Westboro Beach for Winter Trail

credit: CBC News A new trail for skiers, snowshoers and more is opening along the Ottawa River today. The Sir John A. Macdonald Winter Trail runs along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway from the Canadian War Museum to Westboro Beach. The new Sir John A. Macdonald Winter Trail is running as a pilot project from […]

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