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Parks Canada in Northern Ontario

shoreLINES: Stories from our guides and guardians

shoreLINES is a quarterly newsletter intended to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about Parks Canada's activities and heritage places in Northern Ontario. (PDF 0.8 mb)

Spam Free
By Svenja Hansen

You may have heard about Canada’s new Anti-spam legislation, which took effect July 1, 2014. Instead of sending you another e-mail, we ask that if at any time you no longer wish to receive our shoreLINES newsletter, you respond to this message and type “unsubscribe” in the subject line. If you “stay subscribed”, we promise to keep sending you stories from our guides and guardians.

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Picture Perfect!
By Annique Maheu

This summer, Pukaskwa National Park has been striking a pose. From the smallest arctic flowers, to the largest mammals in the park, including visitors and park employees, many have been photographed or filmed by Jasmin Cottom, a local up-and-coming photographer.

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Bat Monitoring
By Sarah Richer

The Visitor Centre at Pukaskwa National Park now hosts an ultrasonic microphone and data logger as part of a new bat monitoring program at the Park. Like bird songs, different bats make calls specific to their species, allowing us to determine which species are present in the area. This monitoring equipment records high frequency bat echolocation calls, as well as temperature and relative humidity. It also permits researchers to conduct acoustic bat surveys without affecting bat behaviour or disturbing their habitat.

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10 Things Learned at Parks Canada
By Kristine Harwood, Kelly O’Brien, Kaytlin Constantin, and Erin Hansen

We are four university students working as part of the External Relations team in Parks Canada’s Northern Ontario office in Thunder Bay. As Hometown Heroes interviewers, media archivist and content developer, we collect, create, and organize content to be used in future communications. Here’s our list of top ten things we’ve learned at Parks Canada.

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