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PostPosted: March 20th, 2020, 5:01 pm 
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PostPosted: March 20th, 2020, 7:34 pm 
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I wonder how that will apply to algon---no gates on Hwy but I guess all the campgrounds are gated, which covers most if not all canoe access pts

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PostPosted: March 20th, 2020, 7:53 pm 
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I was one of the ones camped in the park who got the notice to leave, Mew Lake blocked the entrance the next day.

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PostPosted: March 20th, 2020, 9:20 pm 
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It's reallyy too bad they don't leave access to put-ins open----so many people sitting at home getting cabin fever. There is very little service done for the back country anyway.

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I was also there. I couldn't think of a better way to avoid crowds and keep busy, and I already had a yurt reserved, so.....

The park staff was very regretful and even went out of their way to make sure we got a refund on an extra vehicle.

On the way home I listened to CBC radio repeatedly telling me that a good way to avoid illness is to be out in nature!! Nature is the best medicine, dontcha know!


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PostPosted: March 21st, 2020, 7:51 am 
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https://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2020/03/ ... id-19.html


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PostPosted: March 21st, 2020, 8:04 am 
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This one hurt to wake up to. I have some crown land spots I've been wanting to scout.....but Im sure anything close to the GTA is going to be rammed.


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PostPosted: March 28th, 2020, 2:49 pm 
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I was questioning why they would close the backcountry as well, for the reasons already stated. Upon reflection, though, with symptoms only appearing after as long as 14 days (generally no earlier than 5 days) post contraction,
what would happen if someone woke up one morning sick with C-19, three days into the park?


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2020, 6:06 am 
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Same thing as with any other sort of mishap. It's up to his buds to help get him out. So I too am questioning why. I need to get a bunch of trips in fast before the fees are jacked in 2022, and this isn't helping.


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