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Meet the new kids on the beach: the 3 latest Blue Flag beaches and marinas

Aug 10, 2017 by Kelsey Scarfone (Blue Flag Program Coordinator)

Categories: Blue Flag

This year, the Blue Flag program in Canada welcomed two new beaches, and a new marina. Outlet Beach, Moonlight Beach and Colchester Harbour Marina…Read More


This Way to the Beach: 3 Stunning Blue Flag Beach Staycations in Ontario

Aug 08, 2017 by Kelsey Scarfone (Blue Flag Program Coordinator)

Categories: Blue Flag

Summer is in full swing, and there’s no better way to enjoy the hot sunny days than hitting up the beach! Before you start…Read More


5 reasons to get the dirty butts off our beaches

Jul 20, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

No butts about it — when it comes to litter, cigarette butts are at the top of the heap. The International Coastal Cleanup, which…Read More


This summer, show us how Life’s a Beach

Jun 22, 2017 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: Blue Flag

Building sandcastles, splashing in the water, or going for a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk—there’s no better place to beat the heat this summer…Read More


Birthdays and Blue Flag: Canadians have lots to celebrate this summer

May 17, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

This summer we have a lot to celebrate: not only is it Canada’s 150th birthday, but the international Blue Flag program is turning 30….Read More


The 2017 Blue Flag jury: A preview

Feb 01, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

We’re often asked how we decide which beaches and marinas get the Blue Flag award. The answer is, we don’t—a jury decides. Communities apply…Read More


Environmental Victories: Safeguarding Canada’s Freshwater

Nov 04, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag, Great Lakes

With winter nearing, it’s a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved together this past year. And what a busy year it’s…Read More


Bees, Birds, and Butterflies: The Importance of Pollinators on Beaches

Oct 27, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

Whether on farmland or sandy beaches, pollinators, like bees and butterflies, play a vital role in growing the flowers and plants we enjoy and…Read More


Out of Mind but Not out of Sight: The Beach Litter Problem

Sep 15, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

You’re at your favourite beach, wiggling your toes in the sand and suddenly you cut your toe on a piece of glass. You look…Read More


Freshwater Beaches: A Relic of the Past?

Aug 30, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

This summer, millions of Canadians head to Blue Flag beaches, taking advantage of long hot days. Bags are packed, coolers dragged, sunscreen slathered and…Read More


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