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22 April 2010

Atlantic Salmon returning to Lake Ontario

After 150-years, Atlantic salmon from hatcheries are adapting to the wild, and once again spawning in the Credit River, Cobourg Creek and Duffins Creek, near Toronto. It's hoped the salmon will spread to other creeks around Lake Ontario. Native Atlantics died out due to overfishing, development, mills, and dams that stopped the fish from travelling upstream to spawn. A government restoration program coordinated with local fishing groups has resulted in success last fall. []

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21 April 2010

2 Canadians to race in Velux 5 Oceans

Canada currently has two sailors committed to race in the Velux 5 Oceans (former Around Alone) starting October 17: Derek Hatfield and John Dennis. Derek Hatfield has entered several ocean races in "Spirit of Canada". Hatfield was forced to quit the non-stop Vendee Globe 2008 in Australia. Dennis was forced to retire from the Around Alone 2002 on the third leg to New Zealand, and was the first sailor with diabetes to compete in a solo around-the-world race.

The Velux 5 Oceans is the longest single-handed event in the world - 30,000 nautical miles (55,000 km) around the world raced in legs in Open 60 monohull sailboats. [Velux 5 Oceans | John Dennis | Derek Hatfield ]

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