JUNE 17, 2014
WOLF LAKE CRISIS
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.
Dates: June 13-July 6
Location: Art on Main, 171 Main St. W.
Dates: July 11-31
JUNE 12, 2014
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.
All proceeds go to conservation efforts in Temagami.
Can you leave home without it?
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
DOCUMENT: Search flyer (PDF)
EXTERNAL LINK: Trask page at MibSAR
JUNE 3, 2014
WOLF LAKE CRISIS
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
Followup Dec 13: Not a done deal
Lake species (PDF)
REPORT: Wolf Lake species (PDF)
EXTERNAL WEBSITE: Wolf
EXTERNAL WEBSITE: Wolf Lake Coalition
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