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What's New
Ontario pledges $2M annually to keep Experimental Lakes Area open
The Canadian Press (9/2)
Ontario is pledging $2 million per year to keep a world-famous experimental research area open in the northwestern part of the province, which has been used since 1968 for fundamental freshwater studies.

Canadian mayor criticizes Waukesha's Great Lakes water plan
The Business Journal (Greater Milwaukee) (7/16)
Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs, talking to CBC News recently, said he will oppose Waukesha’s effort to gain approval to tap Lake Michigan.

COMMENTARY: Harmful algae blooms plague Lake Erie again
National Geographic (4/24)
While the recurrence of toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie may stir painful memories of the 1960-70s when Lake Erie was declared dead, don't lose hope. There are many programs working to improve conditions.

Natives, MNR reach commercial fishing accord
Owen Sound Sun Times (3/11)
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources announced a new five-year commercial fishing agreement with Saugeen Ojibway Nation on Monday which permits native commercial fishermen to set their nets in Colpoys Bay and Owen Sound Bay year-round.

Thunder Bay Coast Guard radio station's closure raises concerns
The Sault Star (2/28)
A federal plan to close Thunder Bay's Coast Guard radio station and monitor Lake Superior waters out of Sarnia is raising concerns among mariners and volunteer rescuers.

Windstream seeks arbitration in $475 million NAFTA claim
The Toronto Star (2/28)
The owners of a stalled off-shore wind power project in Lake Ontario have filed for arbitration of their $475 million claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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General Resources
Government of Ontario
A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Ontario's agencies, plus facts about the province's history, culture, natural resources and economy.

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Economy
Agriculture Issues
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is currently working on over 100 issues that affect the agricultural community.

Canadian Transportation Research Gateway
Transport Canada
The Canadian Transportation Research Gateway (CTRG) is intended to provide access to evaluated websites, through a single gateway, for researchers, students, government, and industry.

Starting a Small Business in Ontario
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism
Information on legal, taxation, intellectual property and labor regulations.

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Environment
Conservation Ontario
Conservation Ontario is a network of 36 Conservation Authorities of Ontario, community-based environmental organizations dedicated to conserving, restoring, developing and managing natural resources on a watershed basis.

Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network
Environment Canada
The Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) is made up of linked organizations and individuals involved in ecological monitoring in Canada to better detect, describe, and report on ecosystem changes.

Environment Canada, Our Great Lakes
Part of Environment Canada's national Green Lane initiative, Our Great Lakes is an index of the agency's Great Lakes programs, publications and databases.

Environmental Defence Canada
Formerly known as the Canadian Environmental Defence Fund, Environmental Defence Canada protects the environment and human health.

Environmental Education Ontario (EEON)
Believing that Ontario needs more environmental and ecological education, EEON has set as its task the facilitation, development and implementation of a Strategic Plan for Environmental and Sustainability Education.

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER)
University of Windsor
GLIER research is currently focused on two interrelated themes; environmental chemistry and toxicology, and conservation and resource management, that assess the impact of multiple stressors on large lakes and their watersheds.

Living By Water Project
The mission of the Project is "working towards healthier human and wildlife habitat along the shorelines of Canada", and to help shoreline residents obtain information to protect their property, prevent problems like erosion, and protect water quality, fish and wildlife habitat.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
For over 40 years, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working to protect Canada’s most threatened natural habitats and the endangered species that call them home.

Niagara Parks Commission
Tourism information around Niagara Falls and the Niagara River Corridor.

Ontario Conserves/ConservAction Ontario
Government of Ontario
This web site gives Ontarians the opportunity to learn from experts and each other about ways to reduce home energy costs and to preserve and protect our precious natural resources for generations to come.

Ontario Nature
Federation of Ontario Naturalists
Ontario Nature protects and restores natural habitats through research, education and conservation, connecting thousands of individuals and communities with nature.

Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE)
OSEE is a professional organization whose members are elementary, secondary, and post-secondary teachers, people who teach in outdoor education centres or parks, and people who are involved directly or indirectly with environmental education.

Parks of the St. Lawrence
Manages recreational areas from Kingston to near the Quebec border.

St. Lawrence Centre
As the only federal research and development center devoted entirely to the river ecosystem, the St. Lawrence Centre conducts research programs aimed at studying the various ecosystems and keeping the knowledge base about the river up to date.

The Lakes of Canada
Canada's Aquatic Environments
Physical attributes and watershed characteristics of the 10 largest lakes in Canada and selected others.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
TRCA's mission is to work with their partners to ensure that The Living City is built upon a natural foundation of healthy rivers and shorelines, greenspace and biodiversity, and sustainable communities.

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Tourism
The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Fish Ontario
Ontario Out of Door Magazine

Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail
Waterfront Regeneration Trust
Stretching 218 miles (350 km) along the shore of Lake Ontario, the Waterfront Trail integrates ecological health, economic vitality and a sense of community.

Ontario Explorer
Part of the CanExplore network
This application offers a complete map-based tour of the province of Ontario, highlighting tourism and travel activities.

Travel Ontario
Government of Ontario
Links to travel and tourism information in Ontario.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Lake Erie
GLIN: Lake Huron
GLIN: Lake Ontario
GLIN: Lake Superior
GLIN: St. Lawrence River and Seaway

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