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SEPTEMBER 30, 2010

Road access re-opens to Gamble Lake in wilderness park

This month the former logging road into the north end of the wilderness park was upgraded and cleared to Gamble Lake.

Up to the Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Wilderness Park boundary, the former Liskeard Lumber Road has been upgraded by the forest industry for future logging outside, and north of, the park.

Ontario Parks brushed the road further to the area of Gamble Lake to allow closure of the old logging road bisecting the park, permit legal access to Gamble Lake, and re-assert control over illegal access beyond Gamble.

For the first time in a decade, road vehicles can drive to Gamble Lake. The road had remained passable to ATVs.

Watch for a full report here in the next few days.


Photo: bald eagle near nest in Temagami, 2010

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 This bald eagle is perched near its nest on the Wakimika River.

Photo: Host Alex Mathias at this weekend's traditional Changing of the Seasons Ceremony on Red Pine Point, Obabika Lake, 2010

SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 Host Alex Mathias at this weekend's traditional Changing of the Seasons Ceremony on Red Pine Point, Obabika Lake. On his left is his partner Mary Senchuk. On the woodpile is fellow Teme-Augama Anishnabai elder Leo Paul. Sixty-eight people attended.

Cover photo: Grey Owl and Me by Hap Wilson

SEPTEMBER 12, 2010

Hap's third memoir is a rollicking read

Hap Wilson's third memoir, Grey Owl and Me, is out. Like its predecessors, The Cabin and Trails and Tribulations, it takes us on another passionate journey through his outsized life.

There are canoe trips across the Barrens, a Hollywood cameo teaching Pierce Brosnan to throw knives, the battle against chainsaws in Temagami and a media-gig-gone-bad when angry Maritime sealers send him fleeing into a wintry night. FULL BOOK REVIEW


Nastawgan man speaking at Friends of Temagami annual meeting

The man who mapped the nastawgan before they were lost will speak at the Friends of Temagami (FOT) annual meeting.

Ethnogeographer Craig Macdonald will be the guest speaker at the meeting to be held Saturday, November 6 at Smoothwater Outfitters.

For more information contact FOT at

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