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- Winter in Dundas Valley
- Nanfan Treaty Does Not Exist. It’s a Hoax. The Deer Hunt in Dundas Valey should be illegal.
- City Prohibits Parking along Public Roads to Increase Corporate Profits of the Hamilton Conservation Authority
- Deer Hunt in “Conservation” Area Continues, While Access to Once Public Places and Facilities Disappears
- Dundas Valley deer need our help
- CPAWS’ Report finds Canada lagging behind other countries on wilderness protection
- Curious forest
- Summary update on outstanding issues
- Life will not be defeated!
- Update 2 – Development and construction in environmentally sensitive parts of Dundas Valley
- Protection of Dundas Valley Deer and Ecosystem Neglected by Officials
- Beautiful Dundas on a cold December morning…
- Thinkers, writers, conservationists meet to discuss formalized land ethic for Canada at Speak to the Wild
- Christie Lake Conservation Area must retain its character
- Christie Lake Conservation Area
- Deer Hunt
- Desjardins Trail
- Development and Construction
- Dundas Valley
- Dundas Valley Conservation Area
- Government of Ontario
- Hamilton Conservation Authority
- Nanfan "Treaty"
- Ontario Courts
- Sanctuary Park
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GPS – Dundas Valley trails, single tracks and ridesKML and GPX files with a selection of Dundas Valley Trails, Single Tracks and bike rides around Dundas, for Google Earth and suitable GPS devices can now be downloaded through this blog. Links, instructions, and a disclaimer are included on the Downloads page. (Updated: April 19, 2015)
Dundas Valley is their home
As the winter approaches and soon we will see, again, closed trails and native hunters roaming our conservation area based on a fraudulent “treaty rights” claim, here is a reminder of the work that was done on this topic by a group of researchers who oppose the annual hunt:
- Intro: Why we oppose the deer hunt in Dundas Valley Conservation Area
- Part 1: Haudensaunee deer hunting in Dundas Valley – a “treaty right” or a fraud?
- Part 2: “Conveyance of lands by the Native American Chiefs of the Five Nations”
- Part 3: The “Nanfan Treaty” – legal considerations
It’s time to stop the killing and to address the real problem – corruption. All the reasons for the annual deer hunt in Dundas Valley, all the stories to justify it, turned out to be either false or no longer valid and yet, the annual deer hunt continues.
Dear CPAWS Supporters,
On Monday, we released our 7th annual Parks Report assessing Canada’s progress towards its international commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and fresh water by 2020, and to improve the quality of our protected areas. This is an important next step towards CPAWS’ long term goal of protecting at least half of our public land and water. The bottom line is that Canada is falling behind most other countries, and urgently needs a plan to catch up!
Only 10% of Canada’s landscape is protected, compared with the global average of over 15%. If Canada continues at its current pace, it will take over 50 years, not five, to achieve 17% protection! With 90% of our landscape in the public domain, action by all levels of government is key to achieving these targets.
It’s July 2nd and I have not yet received any meaningful replies from my MPP Ted McMeekin, Mayor of Hamilton Fred Eisenberger, or Ward 13 Councillor Arlene VanderBeek regarding construction projects in environmentally sensitive areas of Dundas Valley, violation of construction permit limits, lack of law enforcement, and possible corruption in issuing and implementing building permits. These issues should be investigated and taken care of but, unfortunately, officials responsible for enforcing rules and policies are not willing to help. Why? Are they part of the corrupted system?
Photo: Lech Biegalski
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Thinkers, writers, conservationists meet to discuss formalized land ethic for Canada at Speak to the Wild
By Faisal Moola,
Director General, Ontario and Northern Canada
In early September, some of Canada’s leading writers, conservationists and scientists, including some from the David Suzuki Foundation, met near Wells Gray Provincial Park two hours north of Kamloops, B.C., to discuss whether it’s time for Canada to enshrine a land ethic in Canadian laws and policies.
The conference, Speak to the Wild, was co-hosted by Thompson Rivers University and the Wells Gray World Heritage Committee. Those attending included notable writers Robert Bringhurst, Sharon Butala, Ted Chamberlin, Lorna Crozier, Trevor Herriot, Patrick Lane, Tim Lilburn, Candace Savage, and former Canadian Poet Laureate John Steffler, as well as ethnobotanist Nancy Turner and philosopher Jan Zwicky.
Participants considered two questions.
The first concerned the possibility of legal reform around the rights of wilderness: Is it time to move Canada’s Constitution toward a formalized land ethic, and if so, what would that look like?
The second question pertained to our personal connection to wild places: How can we strengthen this connection in ourselves and encourage it in others? In particular, what is the role of narrative and the poetic experience in developing a meaningful relationship with wild Canada?