Lunar Eclipse, October 8, 2014, around 5:30 a.m.:
Picture taken from the hill near the main entrance to the DVCA at 650 Governor’s Road
(Photo: L. Biegalski)
By Lesley Docksey
Early in 2013 I thought I had reached a low point as I reacted to the way the animal-loving British elite happily slaughtered anything that got in its way. The most visible sign of its lust for ‘controlling’ wildlife by culling has been the project to kill badgers on the poor excuse that they are responsible for all the bovine TB in cattle. So the start of the second year of badger culling coinciding with Medway Council trying again to destroy a protected site where nightingales breed forced me to revisit the war we wage on nature.
By: Tom Kennedy
Wikipedia describes “speaking with a forked tongue” as being of North American Aboriginal origin. The term means that the truth is denied, promises not kept, and any other fantasy that enriches the speaker allowed. The lands of what we call Ontario, especially the Niagara Peninsula, is a good example.
The Nanfan “Treaty” of 1701 Does NOT Give Six Nations People Special Hunting, Fishing and Consultation Rights in Ontario
By: Deyoyonwatheh (DeYo)
Six Nations – Haldimand Tract – Beliefs versus Facts
If one believes in the maxim that one cannot give away or sell that which does not belong to you, then the provisions of the treaty negotiated between Governor John Nanfan and the Six Nations in 1701 can have no validity – despite beliefs to the contrary. The principle is enshrined in law under the term, Nemo dat quod non habet. See here for details. This principle is derived from English Common Law and is expressed succinctly here.
There are many aspects of the annual Haudensaunee deer hunt in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area (DVCA) that need to be cleared of the smoke and mirrors that surround this highly controversial issue.
by Jeff Bolichowski
St. Catherines Standard
Foes of a native deer hunt at Short Hills Provincial Park are still hoping to build traction against the coming event. Opponents of the November hunt, open only to Aboriginals, crowded an open house by the Ministry of Natural Resources Thursday, said area resident Robin Zavitz.
Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) is implementing a new approach to maintaining the trails in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area (DVCA). Our beautiful and naturally looking trails are now being covered with large, coarse gravel and crushed rock the size of table tennis balls. The trails are beginning to look like rough farm lanes and the rare Carolinian forest like a construction site.
The Main Loop
Around the Trail Centre
“Improving” the Spring Creek Trail
Just doing our job…
Around the DVCA parking
Dusty crushed rock
As the old saying goes, “Shit happens.” But in Dundas Valley Conservation Area shit, literally, “happens” too often.
In addition to the KML and GPX files for Dundas Valley Trails and Dundas Valley Single Tracks, we have now posted KML and GPX files for the Dundas Valley Cocktail mountain biking routes.
- A detailed description of the routes can be found on our DVCocktail Page.
- The links to KML and GPX files are provided on our Downloads page.
- The DVCocktail routes and elevation profiles can be viewed HERE.
- Photo journal of the ‘Hot OUT’ route (22 km) can be viewed HERE – (map included)
- Map of the ‘Extreme OUT’ route (34 km) can be viewed and downloaded from HERE.
- Map of the ‘Cool OUT’ route (12.3 km) can be viewed and downloaded from HERE.
- Photo journal of the ‘Extreme IN’ route (12 km) can be viewed HERE – (map included)
Disclaimer: Some of the trails and single tracks listed in this post are not officially “sanctioned” as cycling trails. However, they have been used by cyclists for decades. Use these trails at your own risk and, as always, use caution and judge the trails against your strength and your bike handling skills.