They also announced, or it was said that the government would announce,
that Waterton National Park (the northern contiguous sister park to
Glacier National Park) will be increased in size.  I was wondering if I
would wake up this morning and find that I now lived in a National Park.
Did they announce the particulars of the intended increase?

Tom

Cardston, Alberta
www.matkin.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc A. Schindler [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: October 3, 2002 4:25 PM
> To: zion-l
> Subject: [ZION] New National Parks
> 
> 10 new national parks have been announced, increasing the area of our
> national parks by 50%:
>
<<http://www.globeandmail.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/PEstory/TGAM/20021003/U
PA
> RKN/national/national/nationalTheNationHeadline_temp/3/3/30/>>
> 
> There's no map online, so here's a summary list of the parks and where
> they are:
> 
> 1.    Northern Bathurst Island: in the Arctic Archipelago, near the
> north magnetic pole
> 2.     East arm of Great Slave Lake (tundra meets the northern edge of
> the boreal forest; caribou and other wildlife)
> 3.    Gwali Haunas Marine (Queen Charlotte Islands; Gwaii is the Haida
> word for "Haida")
> 4. & 5.    Gulf Islands and Gulf Islands Marine  (Canadian side of the
> Gulf Islands north of Puget Sound)
> 6.    Manitoba Lowlands ("Interlaken" muskeg area where the Canadian
> shield meets the eastern edge of the boreal forest)
> 7.     Mealy Mountains (mountains lining the big inlet where Happy
> Valley-Goose Bay NATO base is, in Labrador)
> 8.     Torngat Mountains  (northern tip of Labrador and east side of
> Quebec's Ungava Bay)
> 9.     Ukkusiksalik (Wager Bay); reversing waterfall on Chesterfield
> Inlet, polar bear habitat
> 10.    North Shore of Lake Superior (marine park)
> 
> There are already 39 national parks; this will make 49; and Chrétien
has
> said he will announce 3 more in the coming months.
> 
> --
> Marc A. Schindler
> Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
> 
> "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too
high
> and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our
> mark."
> --Michelangelo Buonarroti
> 
> Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the
> author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the
> author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author
> may be associated.
> 
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