Tag Archives: Lake Nipigon

AXL, PLATYPUS, AND APPLE TURNOVERS

He was unshaven, ungroomed, and most unlikely unwashed, so I pulled over, cracked the window, and asked him how long he had been hitching. Since yesterday, he said. He had stopped thumbing at 5:00 o’clock, and resumed at 9:00 this … Continue reading

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BLACK DAN & DYNAMITE

Some months ago, I came across two logging stories from Greenstone Region, both told in one magazine article. As the title suggests, the stories deal with danger, death, and grief. I contacted the author, Ken Plourde, who worked in the … Continue reading

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TCPL PROPOSES, NATURE DISPOSES (Conclusion of 4 chapters)

4  ̶  . . . But Trust Me, and Verify Another four principles in the letter of the Minister of Energy stipulate that Aboriginal communities must be consulted, that local communities must be consulted, that TCPL must demonstrate “economic benefit … Continue reading

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TCPL PROPOSES, NATURE DISPOSES (Chapter 2 of 4)

2 – . . . It May Still Be a Turkey The Energy East Pipeline proposal means that 1.1 million barrels of diluted bitumen will be traversing our beautiful country every day. Every single, blessed day. Except on the days … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS ROADS (Chapter 1 of 4)

It’s been a month since spring officially began, and it has just snowed overnight.  Again. I am in Thunder Bay again, heading home soon, and the forecast is another possible 20 centimetres – 8 inches.  Everyone is so sick of … Continue reading

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COUNTRY OF DREAM (Conclusion)

Anyway, my father guided the pickup skillfully around the curve of the river and landed on a flat, a river flat, along with the other pickups. It was a stony flat, with scattered brush.  With the northern bush beyond, separating … Continue reading

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COUNTRY OF DREAM (Chapter 1 of 3)

Gotta love this country . . . Two days ago, I set out in my little Kia Magentis, vintage twenty-oh-seven, to navigate the treacherous roads of this country.  It is winter, after all, and after a dry spell, it was … Continue reading

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MAKING HISTORY (Chapter 1 of 2)

“There’s the history you inherit, and the history you make.” I heard this comment recently, and thought it was original.  Google proved me wrong.  But it’s still true. I spent the best part of three days recently to research an … Continue reading

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EXTREME HISTORICAL EVENTS

 If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer is yes. If a tsunami sweeps across an inland lake in the boreal forest, and there is … Continue reading

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GROUNDED IN PLACE – FOLLOW-UP

I am constantly amazed by my friends and neighbours because so many are so unfamiliar with their backyards.  I could place a bet that 90% of them could not locate the Kamuck River on a map without serious help.  Probably … Continue reading

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