February 15, 2017


Photo - Ice boating, Thunder Bay, Canadian North Shore of Lake Superior, Thunder Cape (the Sleeping Giant) in the background - Thank you Britt Bailey.

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Stream mapping and database tool.

New Interactive Map and Data Tool for Canadian Streams

  Infosuperior now includes a new tool providing data and spatial information about streams flowing to Lake Superior between the U.S. border at Pigeon River and Marathon, Ontario. GO DIRECTLY TO THE MAPPING TOOL. Based on data collection carried out by Lakehead University Geography and the Environment student Nathan Wilson, assisted by Natural Resources Management students Brent Straughan and Sara Cockhill, …

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English Wabigoon River system

Landmark: Ontario Commits to Mercury Cleanup

The English Wabigoon River system is located in Northwestern Ontario, some 400 km., or 250 miles, northwest of Thunder Bay. "On behalf of the Province of Ontario, we are completely committed to working with all partners to identify all potentially contaminated sites, and to creating and implementing a comprehensive remediation action plan for the English Wabigoon River." These are the …

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Thunder Bay Substrate Mapping

Lake Substrate Critical Component of Fish Habitat

Twenty-six square kilometers of lake bottom within Thunder Bay were mapped for substrate type by Environment and Climate Change Canada in 2012. Substrate, or bottom type, is a critical component of fish habitat, also influencing spawning activity. Fish and wildlife habitat was the central topic of discussion at a February 8th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee to the Thunder …

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Sault Ste. Marie

IJC Seeks Public Input at Sault Ste. Marie - March 2

Sault Ste. Marie The International Joint Commission will be holding meetings in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to hear how the public views progress in work to clean up the Great Lakes. Meeting location, date and time is as follows: March 2, 2017 - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Delta Waterfront Hotel, Algoma East Ballroom 208 St. Mary's River Drive 6:00pm - …

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Wind, Speed, Ice and Lake Superior

Lots of wind but a bit gusty...wait for it! (33" clip). Ice boating on the Canadian side of Lake Superior. Pie Island in the distance. January, 2017. Ice boating has a long history on Lake Superior, both in Canada and USA. In the Thunder Bay area ice boats have been around for at least 60 years, probably longer. On both …

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Flotsam and Jetsam...