Ontario breaks Temagami pledge

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Steve Galehouse
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Ontario breaks Temagami pledge

Post by Steve Galehouse » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:43 pm

NTS-

This concerns an area of old-growth that had been protected

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A ... IT2McqL5UA

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/110 ... ledge?bn=1


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The Temagami area is beloved by hikers and canoeists for its soaring stands of 300-year-old red pines and deep blue lakes.
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Ontario is planning to kill its promise to protect an ecological gem — an old-growth forest near Temagami.

The Ministry of Natural Resources wants to change the “forest reserve” designation for 340 hectares around Wolf Lake to “general use,” which puts a greater focus on mining instead of forests and recreation.

The only company drilling in the region is Alberta's Flag Resources, which has been delisted or forced to stop trading on stock exchanges across the country. It is currently not trading anywhere.

Located some 50 kilometres northeast of Sudbury, Wolf Lake lies in the area commonly called Temagami. It is beloved by hikers and canoeists for its soaring stands of 300-year-old red pines and deep blue lakes.
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Re: Ontario breaks Temagami pledge

Post by edfrank » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:26 am

Steve,

Thanks for the link. I had not seen it anywhere. It is a shame.

Ed
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