Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

MEC sale advances: A Canadian court has approved the sale of the co-op to an American investment firm. Members of the protest group called Save MEC have announced a virtual town hall to discuss next steps. [Simcoe Reformer, Daily Hive]

Working for a safe election: L.L. Bean and Flowfold are the latest outdoor industry companies to donate protective equipment for poll workers ahead of November’s election. [Portland Press Herald]

eBikes on public lands: The Interior Department has finalized regulations for the use of electronic bicycles in national parks. [National Parks Traveler]

Raising kids outdoors: A new film from outdoor photographer Chris Burkard explores the unique experience of raising a child while holding a job in the outdoor industry. [GearJunkie]

Graffiti in national parks: Arches and Zion National Parks are seeing an uptick in graffiti recently, a troubling new challenge for park management. [The Spectrum]

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Outdoor magazines cease operations: Four of the industry's oldest print publications will stop publishing indefinitely, with all employees furloughed until further notice. 

Endorsing politicians: Should outdoor brands back specific candidates for political office? REI and Patagonia disagree.

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