In the news…March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011 | 2 comments

  • A Kinghorn Rail Trail Project Open House will be held Wednesday, March 2 in Thunder Bay, ON at the 55 Plus Centre, 700 River Street.  Doors open at 7:00 pm; everyone is invited. For more info, contact Shaun Karsten of TCTO at 807-629-4817 or email
  • Northwest Territories Recreation and Parks Association is offering a free workshop to Aboriginal women who are interested in promoting physical activity in their communities on Friday, March 4 from 9-12 at the Yellowknife Public Library. Call 867-873-2566 or email to register.
  • Sudbury’s  Rainbow Routes Hike Club will be hitting the Hillfield and Kelly Lake trails on Saturday, March 5 from 9:45 – noon. Hikers are asked to meet at Hillfield Park in Lively, ON. See details.
  • Al MacPherson, President of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association and tireless supporter of the TCT project, will be speaking at the Lindsay, ON Canadian Club dinner on Wednesday, March 9.  Al is a trail designer, author and educator with a great story to tell. Reserve your tickets and get all the info from Jean Boyd at 705-454-1973.


  • Proposed Kinghorn Line Trail

    We are not in favour of a multi-purpose trail for the abandoned Kinghorn line in the Township of Shuniah.

    A ‘ Walking/Hiking/Cross-Country Skiing’ Trail is a great idea, but, absolutely NO motorized vehicles should be allowed.
    Living close to the track, we do not want to be subjected to the incessant noise from snowmobiles, motorbikes/ trail bikes, and, ATV’s.

    The local area snowmobilers do have an existing trail for which extensive Provincial funding has been allocated to develop and maintain their trail. (over 20 million of our tax payer dollars). The
    snowmobilers usage of the ‘Kinghorn rail line’ is not justifiable.

    The Trans-Canada Trail on the ‘Kinghorn Rail Line’ in Shuniah should be dedicated strictly to NON-MOTORIZED usage.

    Allow the hikers and skiers to enjoy their activity in solitude and safety, and, the residents, the peaceful country atmosphere.


    Barbara and Dave Wainikka
    RR 13, Site 9. C-32
    Grandview Beach
    Thunder Bay, P7B 5E4
    (807) 983-3052
    Township of Shuniah)

    ( As permanent residents of Shuniah who would be impacted by this trail, why have we not been contacted ?)

    Barbara Wainikka  |  March 2nd, 2011 at 11:21 am

  • Thank you for voicing your concerns; your comments have been forwarded to the project coordinator in Ontario.

    Trans Canada Trail  |  March 2nd, 2011 at 12:46 pm

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