July 2012

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JULY 26, 2012                                                                                                               

Trask: missing person flyer update

The family released a new flyer on Daniel Trask, missing since November. Please be on the look out for him, particularly in the Diamond Lake area.

    FLYER:   Daniel Trask - July update (PDF)


Photo: helicopter picking up water to attack fire, Lake Temagami

Helicopter picking up water off Keewaydin Camp on July 16 to attack fire on Devil's Mountain, Lake Temagami.       PHOTO: EMILY SCHOELZEL


JULY 24, 2012                                                                                                               

Fire ban remains

Much of Temagami remains under an open-fire ban due to the extreme fire hazard from lack of rain and high temperatures. It covers (see gray area of map below) all of Temagami, except areas north of lakes Temagami, Diamond, Rabbit and Florence.

The ban was put in place on July 13 for all of northeastern Ontario. On July 19 it shrunk to North Bay, Espanola and Sudbury fire districts.

This is the second ban this summer, the first in May. Backcountry travel is not restricted, but campers must use a portable gas stove for cooking and warmth.

Failure to comply with the ban could result in a fine up to $1,000, financial responsibility for fires caused, and a jail term.

Restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.

This year's fire count for northeastern Ontario is 654 covering 50,261 hectares. Last year on this date it was 181 fires over 1,530 hectares.

A number of communities, including North Bay, have issued their own fire bans. These apply to private land with the municipalities.

  EXTERNAL WEBSITE:   MNR's fire information

                               Northeastern Ontario fire-ban map




JULY 3, 2012                                                                                                               

Stouffer Lake pictographs

A previously unrecorded pictograph site on Stouffer Lake deepens Temagami's rich heritage . More


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