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micmac
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Post Number: 84
Registered: 12-2005


Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 2:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

A piece of sad news out of Sudbury.
Risto Laamanen, the owner of the two LUPs on Solace Lake passed away last week.
He was a personal friend of my family, and a very friendly and generous man. He used to fly us up to Solace to fish for Lake Trout and to stay at his camp.
He was also becoming an advocate for wilderness preservation in the Solace Lake area, and was strongly opposed to the newly proposed logging in the Solace Wildlands. He and I had several discussions on the subject, and we agreed that something had to be done to stop this. I'm sorry to have lost someone who was on 'our side' and not afraid of standing up to MNR.

Now, the current Park Management Plan stated the current LUP holders were given lifetime tenure for their existing LUPs. Now that Risto has passed, I wonder what MNR/Ont Parks will do?
Another 'amendment' to the plan? Or will they remove the cabins?
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hillbilly
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Post Number: 395
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 4:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

What about any heirs.

Bill
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micmac
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Post Number: 85
Registered: 12-2005


Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 4:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The current Park Management Plan specifically stated:
Lifetime tenure to the LUP holder. That lifetime has now ended.
Mr. Laamanen was specifically told that he could NOT pass any of his LUPs to any of his children.

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hillbilly
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Post Number: 396
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

To Bad.
Similar to the Algonquin cottage situation.

Bill

(Message edited by hillbilly on July 14, 2009)
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sundown
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Post Number: 431
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Micmac

My condolences to you and your family.

Sundown
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alscool
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Post Number: 191
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Please accept my sympathies Mike.

Mr. Laamanen kept a tidy camp, I hope that he got to enjoy Solace Lake this year before his passing.
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curly
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Post Number: 175
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 10:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I thought I recognized his name when I heard CBC Radio do a story on him. Prominent guy in Sudbury.
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curly
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Post Number: 176
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 10:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Best way to honour his memory is to continue his fight.
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otter_mel
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Post Number: 115
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 1:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Condolences to the family.
I passed through there many years ago and we camped on the point.
He had a nice underground storage for "liquid refreshments" there!
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canoebear
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Post Number: 489
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

"ground root"

i go into tha woodlands to imitate tha timber wolf, be-en deliberately purposeful.
If 1 no's wildness, he wood be unwillen to let it go to tha way-side.

autumn fall color leaf tree foliage,
tha wild animals abound,
tha outfitten of mountain ranges,
tha pure yawnen waters,
tha ruggedness &
tha distinct farflung howls that interupt
tha darken stillness of tha night.

these be just sum of tha root thins
that support + hold-up it's
superior beauty aground.

go-en afoot/or afloat unhurried in tha backswoods with a designed plan
to ponder-on how to keep whats left wild, intact.

micmac, sorry bout yer lose Lookout.
Risco, may hav wandered-off, but His cause
be still alive.
He passed His dim, but still lit lantern
on to us. We need to add more fuel to it
& brighten His cause-up with much needed light.
we all hav to bear more of tha weight of tha
lit torch now, fer wer 1 man short.

tha take-care-cause lamp light 'tis bigger than all of us.
we'll hav to pick it up & carry-on wher
He left off, heya!

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