January 15, 2017


Photo - Nipigon Bay, Canadian North Shore of Lake Superior - Thank you Dave Crawford.

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Thunder Bay Harbour "Way Back"

CBC radio in Thunder Bay recently aired an audio recording about cleanup of a toxic creosote blob in Thunder Bay Harbour. The cleanup took place in the nineties and is part of CBC Thunder Bay's "Wayback" series, centering on historical events in Northwestern Ontario. The 7' clip provides an overview of the cleanup through an interview with Bob Hartley, former …

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Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota

Toronto Company Completes Land Exchange to Build Minnesota Mine

PolyMet proposes a new mine to be located at Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, 87 km./54 mi. due north of Duluth. A copper, nickel and precious metals mine proposed for Minnesota and well within the Lake Superior watershed is one step closer to reality.  A land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service to facilitate development of the mine was recently approved. Development …

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Habitat Theme for Thunder Bay PAC Meeting - February 8th

The  map viewer above displays several RAP habitat and cleanup projects in Thunder Bay Harbour. Click here if you would like to open the full viewer in a new tab. The February 8th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan, or harbour cleanup plan, will focus on Thunder Bay Harbour fish and wildlife habitat. …

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Canoes Subject of Talk by Dr. J. Raffan at Lakehead University

Explorer Dr. James Raffan will give a public talk at Lakehead University Thunder Bay on Thursday, Jan. 26, entitled Canoe Country: A Lovingly Skewed Sesquicentennial Geography of Canada. Canada is a nation of lakes and rivers and therefore a nation of canoes. An elegantly simple vehicle designed by Aboriginal people across the country, the canoe carried the freight of an …

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Thunder Bay Harbour Featured in Drone Video

A feel good video featuring drone footage shot in the Thunder Bay area prominently features Lake Superior and Thunder Bay harbour. Everything from great scenery to iceboating to ocean going cargo vessels, ice racing and sailing is included. This 3' video is better than any number of words in attesting to the importance of a clean environment for Lake Superior …

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