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JANUARY 24, 2005

Winter humdinger for Temagami artist

Temagami artist Helen Hall won a $100,000 in the Ontario Instant Millions lottery, according to the Northern News. She plans to share her windfall with her husband and two children.

JANUARY 13, 2005

Heavy rain hits Temagami

Not to be left out in the cold, Temagami is experiencing the unusual weather seen across North America. Between last night and this afternoon, as much as 40 millimetres of rain is in the forecast. This is expected to freeze by evening. School buses are cancelled and roads are icy.  

JANUARY 12, 2005

Book on a winter on Diamond Lake

A new book has been released describing the adventures and misadventures of a winter spent on Diamond Lake by two men, Hap Wilson and the author, Soren Bondrup-Nielsen.

  BOOK REVIEW:  Winter on Diamond

JANUARY 2, 2005

Ottertooth's creator speaking at wilderness canoeing symposium

Brian Back, creator of Ottertooth.com, will be speaking at the Wilderness Canoeing Symposium in February on the Cree communities of Quebec.

Back will give a slide show of  photos by Heb Evans who captured on film the Cree communities and winter campgrounds on the eve of the cultural upheaval brought on by the James Bay hydro-electric project. Evans led Keewaydin Camp's canoe trips to the area from Temagami in the 1960s and 1970s, when the photos were taken.

The annual Toronto symposium is the closest thing to a continental convention on wilderness canoeing with paddlers attending from across North America. Although the theme is not about Temagami this year, it is a great place to meet other canoeists who paddle Temagami. The speakers and their slides form the event's backbone, but the breaks and meals buzz with activity. Most years the symposium sells out its one thousand seats in advance.

The 2005 symposium will be Februrary 4 to 5.

WEBSITE:  Wilderness Canoeing Symposium

JANUARY 1, 2005

OPP issues ice condition warning

The season's early, heavy snowfall has insulated lake ice from the cold preventing it from freezing solidly. The Ontario Provincial Police is cautioning the public that the ice remains treacherous.

The OPP advises avoiding slushy ice, ice near moving water and raw ice (ice that has thawed and refrozen). There should be six inches of clear ice for snowmobiles, 12 for autos and 15 for pickups before taking these vehicles onto the ice.


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