January 31, 2017


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

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Ojibwe Map

Lake Superior In Ojibwe - Anishinaabewi-gichigami

A map of Lakes Superior and Michigan in Ojibwe. Interested in languages and culture? One language, and indeed a culture, encompasses all of  Lake Superior, on both the Canadian and U.S. sides. This culture pre-dates colonization and is Ojibwe. The "Decolonial Atlas" is a website which maps the Great Lakes region, with all locations written in Ojibwe. Additionally, the site …

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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 (RAP) or harbour cleanup plan, will focus on Thunder Bay Harbour fish and wildlife …

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herring gull eggs

Report on Wildlife Deformities and Reproduction Impairments Available for Comment

Herring gull eggs from islands in Thunder Bay and Black Bay were analyzed to determine the status of "Bird or Animal Deformities or Reproduction Problems" in Thunder Bay harbour. After completing substantial research, organizations involved in Thunder Bay harbour cleanup are recommending that "Bird or Animal Deformities or Reproduction Problems" be removed from the list of local concerns. Thunder Bay's …

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Environment Canada Great Lakes Videos



Environment and Climate Change Canada recently released a series of short videos with a common theme - the Great Lakes. There are three videos in total, each only a couple of minutes long. Enjoy. According to Environment Canada, the videos highlight the importance of the Great Lakes for their economic, recreational and natural value. Video #1 - This video showcases …

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Camp 43 Dam on the Black Sturgeon River.

Black Sturgeon River Dam Open House Events

Camp 43 Dam on the Black Sturgeon River. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) will be holding two open house events focused on the Camp 43 Dam on the Black Sturgeon River. The Black Sturgeon River flows into Black Bay on Lake Superior, some 65 km. east of Thunder Bay. The eventual fate of the old Camp …

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article

The Path of Least Resistance

A recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article lays out the big picture with respect to oil and the Great Lakes. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has featured excellent articles about the Great Lakes for decades. The newspaper's latest feature is about oil and what the newspaper claims is the path of least resistance - the Great Lakes. Citing the recent increased interest, …

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