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What's New
Kamps: Proposed nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron is ‘insane’
The Voice (6/24)
Ontario Power Generation is proposing to build a 2,200-foot-deep geological repository in a limestone formation to hold all of the low and intermediate waste from Ontario's 20 nuclear reactors. The proposed site for the dump is in Kincardine, Ontario, less than a mile from Lake Huron.

Invasive crab makes strange appearance in Cootes Paradise
The Hamilton Spectator (6/22)
Scientists at the Royal Botanical Gardens between Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario, are scratching their heads about the bizarre discovery this week of a live Asian crab, a creature listed as one of the 100 worst invasive species on Earth.

The government of Canada announces new aquatic invasive species regulations to improve rapid response
Benzinga (6/17)
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that new regulations to strengthen the prevention of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Canadian waters have come into force. The Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations were posted today in the Canada Gazette, Part II and are now in effect.

Invasive water chestnut found in Rideau
The Ottawa Citizen (6/15)
European water chestnut grows so thick on the surface of lakes and rivers that it cuts off the light beneath and, for good measure, sucks up the water’s oxygen. And now this invasive plant is in Ottawa, Ont.

Wastewater treatment facility online in Iroquois
Cornwall Seaway News (7/29)
Thanks to a funding partnership between Canada, Ontario and the Municipality of South Dundas, the Iroquois Wastewater Treatment Plant is fully upgraded and operational.

ENDANGERED: American eel numbers in the St. Lawrence River are plummeting
Cornwall Seaway News (7/29)
They may look snake-like and come complete with a revoltingly slimy exterior - but biology experts are working to save the American eel.

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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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