[kag] Re: [geoqueont] Re: Re: geoaching banned by Parks Canada

  • From: "Darin Cowan" <pdcowan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geoqueont@xxxxxxxx>, <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 22:03:05 -0400

On 9 April there was a meeting about this with Parks Canada, Ontario
Geocaching Association and Geocaching.com.  That policy is a "draft" but
some park wardens may be enforcing it harshly.  A lot of information was
presented to Parks Canada, and despite their having "researched" geocaching,
a lot of the information presented was new to them.  I can say that the
meeting went well and the policy is under review, but there probably won't
be any action on changing it before the end of the year due to the nature of
how Parks Canada works.  We even took some of them on a cache hunt since
none of them had actually tried it.

Geocachers are a pretty laid-back group, but just in case anyone is really
incensed, I would ask that people please not explode in the direction of
Parks Canada as a positive dialog is being fostered, and I don't think it
would be good to give them the impression that we, as a group, are volatile.
Anyone with ideas on how this situation can be resolved in a manner that is
satisfactory to both sides is welcome to contact OGA, or geocaching.com.  We
gave them a bunch of ideas, but I am certain we didn't come close to
exhausting all possibilities.

You can learn about OGA at http://www.ontgeocaching.com/ 

-geoSquid / Darin Cowan
-Ontario Geocaching Association
-Ottawa, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville

-----Original Message-----
From: Lloyd Baker [mailto:binrat@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 8:05 PM
To: kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Geoqueont@xxxxxxxx
Subject: [geoqueont] Re: [kag] Re: geoaching banned by Parks Canada


If they remove any caches along the Canal and at Lock Stations it will take 
them a long time.  There are MANY in Ottawa.

Binrat
P.S. See below for more info in this topic


Subject: [kag] Re: geoaching banned by Parks Canada


> Yes, you're right. All of the caches in the St. Lawrence are 
> definitely on
> Parks Canada land. It's easy to see that from the maps. But I am not so 
> sure about the ones at the lockstations. I haven't been able to find any 
> maps that show the boundaries of the Historic Canal sites.
>
> I wonder how fast the parks staff will be in removing caches on their
> land...
>
> Hoover
>
>
> On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Lloyd Baker wrote:
>
>> Big Bummer.  In our area would that mean alot of the Islands series,
>> Cedar Island, Blueberry Hill and the real nice one's at the Lock 
>> Station's would be removed.
>>
>> Am I wrong???
>>
>> Binrat
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Hoover" <mlehotay@xxxxxxx>
>> To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 5:10 PM
>> Subject: [kag] geoaching banned by Parks Canada
>>
>>
>>> Parks Canada has developed a policy about geocaching: no new 
>>> physical
>>> caches will be permitted, and existing caches will be removed.
>>>
>>> http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=96209
>>>
>>> bummer.
>
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