The Corran Journal has learned that the Regional Municipality of Manitou's application to officially name the Muskoka peak as a mountain has been denied by the United Nations Committee on Geographic Names. At an summit elevation of 59 metres Mount Muskoka is only 39 metres above the universally recognized sea level of 20 metres.
"In the Oxford English Dictionary a mountain is defined as "a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which, relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable" said Wolf Peakston a representative of the UN. The committee recognizes "a mountain as a summit that is at least 75 metres in elevation or 55 metres above the universal water level and the angle of the increase in elevation must be a minimum of 3 degrees on at least one of the three sides required to identify a mountain from a foothill" he continued. This unofficial standard was identified when a former region had an official mountain called Northgate Mountain located in a meta-national park.
"The peak will not be officially named but locals around Manitou still call it Mount Muskoka" said Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism, "we did have a plan at one time to construct a mountain on Minesing but the cost was just too high".
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