June 2014    

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JUNE 17, 2014

Art sale for Wolf Lake opens

An exhibition of art works of Wolf Lake has opened in North Bay.

The art, created at the lake last summer by seventeen artists, will be also on display in Hamilton before being sold to benefit the campaign to save the old growth at Wolf.

The shows, Spirit of the Red Pine, are sponsored by conservation group Friends of Temagami and art collective pARTners for Wolf Lake. The proceeds go to the Wolf Lake Coalition.

The coalition has been fighting to save the ancient forest from mining. See background.

North Bay

Dates: June 13-July 6

Location: Art on Main, 171 Main St. W.


Dates: July 11-31

Location: Pearl Company, 16 Steven St.


Image: Obabika-Maple Mt trip map

JUNE 12, 2014
FOT map goes mobile

Friends of Temagami has taken its popular wall map of Temagami, cut out the core and turned that into a folding trip companion.

Of course, the scale has doubled to 1:50,000 and it is printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.

This is the area bounded by Lake Temagami, Obabika River, Maple Mountain and Anima Nipissing Lake, all 2,330 square kilometres of the most popular canoeing and kayaking routes.

That's 402 campsites and 360 portages for $18 —or 45 cents a campsite. And it is loaded with additional route information.

This is the first in a series by map meister Alex Broadbent, past president of Friends.

It can be purchased at the retailers listed on the FOT website or by mail.

All proceeds go to conservation efforts in Temagami.

Can you leave home without it?




Map of Trask search

Map of Trask findings

JUNE 10, 2014

Trask search finds no new clues

The spring search north of Diamond Lake did not find Daniel Trask or any clues of his presence.

The Michigan-based search-and-rescue team posted this video of its effort on YouTube.

  FORUM:  Trask thread

  BACKGROUND:  Third-year search begins

Second-year search begins

Missing one year

Clothing found

Trask's whereabouts a mystery

Search for man missing four weeks

Families of missing live in limbo

  DOCUMENT:  Search flyer (PDF)

  EXTERNAL LINK:  Trask page at MibSAR

JUNE 3, 2014

Coalition presses election candidates on Wolf Lake

The Wolf Lake Coalition is seeking support from provincial-election candidates for the protection of the lake and its old growth.

The group will make public the responses from the contenders for MPP in Sudbury, Nickel Belt and Timiskaming-Cochrane ridings.

"Wolf Lake is an ecological gem of global importance," says Bob Olajos of the Friends of Temagami, a coalition member. "At the same time it makes an important contribution to local businesses and is cherished by the many Ontarians and visitors who have experienced it. Protecting it should be an easy decision for every party.”

Though slated to become part of a network of protected areas, mineral claims and leases have blocked the transfer of the lands into the park system. The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has failed to seize past opportunities to let the claims and leases expire, as promised.

The group is asking the public for support during the election by pressing their local candidates and party leaders to save Wolf Lake.

  VIDEO:  Save Wolf Lake


Video shortlisted a film festival

Artists focus on Wolf Lake

Ontario renews mining lease

Petition passes 20,000 signatures

Video: Jane Goodall's appeal

Ontario backs off, but no mining ban

Ontario aids outlawed miner

Premier invited to canoe Wolf Lake

Sudbury Star: front page story

Coalition forms as opposition spreads

Toronto Star: Ontario breaks pledge

   Followup Dec 13: Not a done deal

Sudbury calls for protection – again

Camps: business will suffer

Ex-mayor Sturgeon Falls: bad surprise

Minister overwhelmed? Target: premier

Old growth threatened at Wolf Lake

Video: Protect Wolf Lake

Irreplacable ecosystem: scientific report

Scientific discoveries

  REPORT:  Wolf Lake species (PDF)

EXTERNAL WEBSITE:  Wolf Lake Coalition



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