October 15, 2016

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#SuperiorSocial - Preview: Terrace Bay "Lake Superior Evening" - Oct. 19th

SoundCloud Clip: Finding the Lake Superior Locomotive

In this 11' SoundCloud audio clip, Paul Turpin of Rossport, Ontario previews information he'll be sharing during an October 19th presentation at the Terrace Bay Recreation Centre. The event begins at 7 p.m. with presentations about the environmental health of Blackbird Creek and Jackfish Bay by representatives of the Jackfish Bay Remedial Action Plan, or cleanup plan. Paul's presentation, complete …

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#SuperiorEnvironment - Volunteers Assist Low Impact Development

McVicar Creek Planting

McVicar Creek: Tree Planting Aids Stormwater Management

Lakehead University students and faculty water vegetation planted at McVicar Creek. A group of thirty people, including many Lakehead University students, demonstrated their enthusiasm for urban stream restoration during a McVicar Creek planting event in Thunder Bay on September 30th. Efforts were centered on McVicar Creek locations near Clayte Street, also Madeline Street. The primary objective was planting various tree …

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#SuperiorEnvironment2 - Lunchtime Marathon Town Hall Environmental Presentation

Peninsula Harbour Capping Project

Oct. 19 - Peninsula Harbour Monitoring Presentation

Sand and aggregate are lowered from a barge into Peninsula Harbour within the confines of a "silt curtain." This work was part of a 2012 project to cap contaminated harbour sediment. A summary of environmental monitoring data collected in Peninsula Harbour, the main harbour at Marathon, Ontario, will be presented between 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. on October 19th at …

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#SuperiorResearch - Environmental Stewardship Highlighted

Nathan wilson

Cloud Lake Research Presented to Public

At a public session on October 13th, Lakehead University Graduate student Nathan Wilson provided an overview of 2015 research carried out at Cloud Lake, southwest of Thunder Bay. On the evening of October 13th, Lakehead University Masters student Nathan Wilson, along with Jason Freeburn and Dr. Rob Stewart of the LU's Department of Geography and Environmental Science, presented an overview …

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#SuperiorEconomic - Lake Superior Provides Natural Foundation For Development

Casque Isles Trail, Terrace Bay

Terrace Bay Looks to Superior Waterfront

A quiet cove near Terrace Bay, Ontario on the Casque Isles Hiking Trail, Slate Islands in the background. Terrace Bay, Ontario is a beautiful community blessed with a stunning location on Lake Superior. Situated high above the lake, a breath-taking view of Superior presents itself from many points in the community. Home to the southernmost population of woodland caribou in …

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#SuperiorPolitical - Mayors to Oppose Great Lakes Diversion

Mayor Keith Hobbs of Thunder Bay

Engineering Firm Selected for Lake Michigan Diversion

Mayor Keith Hobbs of Thunder Bay, Ontario dons a Chicago Blackhawks jersey at the 2013 Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting in Marquette, Michigan. The Cities Initiative, previously chaired by Hobbs, strongly opposes the Waukasha Diversion. Greeley and Hansen Engineering has been selected to manage construction for the diversion of Lake Michigan water to the Town of Waukesha, …

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#SuperiorExtra - Fascinating Map Demonstrates Land Use - Great Lakes Interchange

New Interactive "Story Map" Features Great Lakes

A new interactive story map produced by the U.S. Forest Service provides a fascinating way to share information and engage the public. The map displays vegetation and land use changes which impact water conditions and quality. Land cover information is used to estimate water quality based on surrounding land use. These estimates show how changes in land use and forest …

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#SuperiorExtra - Prominent Ontarions Launch "Greatness" Project

A group of Ontario residents, including lieutenant-governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, is spearheading the "Great Lakes Project."

Great Lakes "Greatness" Project

  A group of Ontario residents, including lieutenant-governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, is spearheading the "Great Lakes Project." A group of prominent Ontario residents including lieutenant-governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell will "celebrate the majesty and meaning of the Great Lakes to ensure that they are cherished, protected and nurtured." Two dozen group members from business, arts, media, sport, architecture and design put the project …

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