Press Releases

The following letter was sent to newspaper editors throughout Ontario for publication.   August 27, 2012 Dear Editor: As a long-time member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), I have many good things to say about them, but I also have some scathing criticism of their shameful compromised position on public access [...]


Did You Know?

This post is intended to show OntOra members what your Exectutive , Directors and Area Reps have been doing {past and present}. Some correspondance you will see goes back to 2007. You will also find many historic facts that are very interesting. Some of the correspondance will be past News releases, MNR ,Clubs, Conservation , and [...]

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Massey Fair, 24-26 August 2012 {RESULTS}

   The Fair was successful for OntORA, thanks to Jack Patrie for spending the weekend there and getting 30 new members, many renewals and lots of great ideas. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORT OntORA Weekend 24,25 & 26 August 2012 Come and visit the OntORA booth, and meet some of the OntORA Exectutives. Open [...]


OntORA is pleased to announce that Jack Patrie from Elliot Lake has volunteered to act as our new Donations Manager. As you know, at this year’s annual meeting the OntORA Executive was assigned the task of filling a number of important new positions so we can spread out the work and really get moving with [...]


OntORA’s Edgar Labelle – Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Increasing land access issues are becoming a concern for many members of the public. In the last twenty years, the MNR has closed many roads across the North that has traditionally been used by the public to access camping sites, fishing spots, or blueberry crops. These are not roads to remote [...]

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OntORA Rally in Wawa

Friday was a busy day in Wawa.  OntORA ran a very successful first Rally.  Members arrived from Marathon, Manitouwadge, Hornepayne, White River, Dubreuilville, Chapleau, Missanabie, Hawk Junction to meet with their members from Wawa. This rally was to sign up new members, return and complete the petitions handed out to other areas and to show [...]


OntORA and OFAH Work Together

The Ontario Outdoors Recreational Alliance (OntORA) is a grassroots organization fighting to restore equal public access to Crown Land and Lakes in Ontario. In just 2 years OntORA has become an important voice representing thousands of disenchanted outdoors people across Ontario. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is the oldest and largest non-profit, [...]


OntORA Will NOT Participate in MNR CLUAH Project

The OntORA Board of Directors has decided NOT to participate in the Ministry of Natural Resources’ CLUAH steering committee for the Wawa area, and has politely declined the Minister’s recent invitation. OntORA President, Tym Barker, says “I personally felt that Minister Jeffrey was sincere in her invitation to participate in a ‘new process, with everything [...]

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MNR Minister Jeffrey Questioned in Legislature

On November 4, 2010, MPP Gilles Bisson, Timmins-James Bay, raised a question in the Ontario Legislature asking MNR Minister Linda Jeffrey about the vast areas of Crown lands (and 2,000 of our best lakes) set aside for the virtual private use of remote tourist operators with the general public being severely restricted or virtually prohibited [...]


MNR Road Closures: OntORA Radio Interview

This week OntORA representatives Tom Brason, Mike Boudreau, and Gaye Smith were each interviewed by Radio Q104 on a series the radio station is doing on the MNR. Thanks to Q104 and news reporter Darren Taylor in Sault Ste. Marie, OntORA’s efforts to fight the unjust public access restrictions to our public lands is getting [...]