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October 1, 2017

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Photo: Jitka Hanakova

The flying bridge on "The Gunilda", some 265' below the surface of Lake Superior.

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thin-layer cap material

October 17th Environmental Monitoring Presentation in Marathon

Sand and granular material stockpiled at the former mill in Marathon for use in the thin-layer cap harbour remediation project, 2012. Presentations Focus on "Thin-layer" Cap A Presentation providing an overview of summer, 2017 environmental monitoring carried out in Peninsula Harbour at Marathon, Ontario will take place at 7 p.m. on October 17th  at the Moose Hall in Marathon. The …

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Nipigon Bay International Coastal Cleanuup

Nipigon Bay Beach Cleanup Nets Almost 200,000 "Nurdles"

Participants in the September 16th Nipigon Bay International Coastal Cleanup. View more pictures About thirty-five people participated in a beach cleanup on Nipigon Bay, Saturday, September 16th. The cleanup was focused on Rainboth point, just east of Gravel River, between Nipigon and Rossport. Parks Canada organized the event utilizing staff of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, which has …

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North Harbour Eagle

North Harbour Contamination on October 18th PAC Meeting Agenda

An eagle perches on a piling in the Thunder Bay North Harbour area, near the mouth of the Current River. (Photo: Lise Vaugeois) The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan will be holding a meeting at 7 p.m. on October 18th in in the ATAC building, Room 3004 at Lakehead University. Remedial Action Plans, or …

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The Gunilda during a dive.

Podcast/Photos: Gunilda, Great Lakes Deep Diving Pinnacle

The Gunilda, as seen during a dive in August, 2017. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott) The Photos The photos are stunning. Haunting. Compelling. They are photos which lead you in, tempting you to explore...further, in a cold, underwater environment, some 265 feet below the surface of Lake Superior. These are, perhaps, the best photographs ever taken of "The Gunilda", a ship …

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Grain Shipping: An Important Part of Thunder Bay's History

Richardson International Limited owns two grain elevators in Thunder Bay, Ontario, one of which will soon be marking 100 years of operation. PHOTO: Richardson's International facilities in Thunder Bay.  Helping to move grain from the Canadian prairies to locations around the world, the Thunder Bay grain elevators operated by Richardson’s employ approximately 100 people. Based in Winnipeg, the company also takes …

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