Paige’s Pick – Wisdom for a Liveable Planet

This month, the book for Paige’s pick is Wisdom for a Liveable Planet by Carl N. McDaniel. The book focuses on a wide span of environmental issues including the location of hazardous waste incinerators, restoration of ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, the importance of local communities in the age of globalization, population growth, economics that reflect the […]

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Water Quality in Maymaquayshwak

Monitoring the Water Quality within the traditional territory of the Maymaquayshwak Back in 2020, I had the opportunity to sit down with Donald Meekis and Dan Duckert to discuss the building and growing relationship between Keewaytinook Okimakanak Tribal Council, North Spirit Lake First Nation, and Lakehead University‚Äôs Department of Geography. Their work together focuses on […]

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The Impending Loss of the Last Caribou on Lake Superior’s North Shore

A group of scientists and researchers are interested in conserving the few remaining mainland Caribou along the north shore of Lake Superior. Gordon Eason, Brian McLaren, Christian Schroeder, Serge Couturier, and Marcel Pellegrini want to bring the attention of the last caribou along the north shore of Lake Superior. This past year was full of […]

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Eat the Fish – bringing local fish to Thunder Bay

Paul Drombolis is born and raised Thunder Bay. He has been fishing since he can remember and he is the owner of Eat the Fish, a local Thunder Bay business that works to make local fish available to the citizens of Thunder Bay. Eat the Fish has been operating for four years. The company was […]

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GLPI Call for Proposals (2021)

The Great Lakes Protection Initiative is calling for proposals to address areas of concern (AOC) around the Great Lake by March 3, 2021. The initiative funds actions that address the most significant environmental challenges facing the Great Lakes. The 8 priority regions they address are as follows: working with others to protect the Great Lakes […]

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Caribou Corner – Part 3

caribou bits from the northeast corner of Lake Superior #3:  Most of the History of the Lake Superior Caribou Up to the mid-1800s The ancestors of caribou (or reindeer as they are known in Eurasia) moved out of South America about 5 million years ago.  Caribou appear to have speciated in Beringia, which is the […]

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Caribou Corner – Part 2

Story by Gordon Eason caribou bits from the northeast corner of Lake Superior #2:  Recent Status of the Lake Superior Caribou Some people who read Caribou Corner 1 wanted to know what is going on with the remaining Lake Superior caribou.  So we are going to look at that now and come back to the […]

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Caribou Corner – Part 1

                                                                            Story by Gordon Eason caribou bits from the northeast corner of Lake Superior #1:  What are Caribou? Caribou are members of the deer family (Cervidae – from the Latin word for stag) along with moose, elk, and white-tailed deer of course.  There are also another 22 species native to North and South […]

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A conversation on local fisheries

I had the opportunity of meeting with Dr. Kristen Lowitt and Dr. Charles Levkoe to discuss their involvement with a new network around Lake Superior called “The Lake Superior Living Labs Network”. The network is composed of different projects or hubs around that lake that are based out of university. As of right now, there […]

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Tuesday, January 26 – Status Update on Peninsula Harbour

For those of you who are new or need a reminder, Peninsula Harbour is located on the north shore of Lake Superior approximately 290 km east of Thunder Bay and includes the Town of Marathon. The Area of Concern (AOC) encompasses both Peninsula Harbour and a portion of open Lake Superior. Peninsula Harbour has been […]

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