Archived News & Updates

Sunday December 4th, 2005 . . . . .

The link to the website of the Algonquins of Pikwŕkanagŕn First Nation has been added to the "Resources/Links" sub-section.

Frank Lavalley is the nation's Executive Director for Adminstration. He believes in technology and considers it a means to save Algonquin culture. This website offers insight to the Algonquins of Pikwŕkanagŕn First Nation

"The Anishinabe Way to Live: - Treat the Earth, and all that dwell upon it, with respect. - Remain close to the Great Spirit. - Show great respect for your fellow beings. - Work together for the benefit of all Mankind. - Give assistance and kindness wherever needed. - Do what you know to be right. - Look after the well-being of mind and body. - Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good. - Be truthful and honest at all times. - Take full responsibility for your actions."

Sunday October 16th, 2005 . . . . .

Due to an increased interest in posting photographs on the message board and due to one of our regular readers bringing to our attention the successful example of; we've started our new feature Photos Of The Month.

Each month, everyone gets to submit one of his/her Algonquin photos. The photos are placed online and toward the end of the month a vote is taken on the best-of-the-month. The winner gets bragging-rights over everyone else.

Friday September 30th, 2005 . . . . .

Doug, Sherry, Liam and Taylor Fox took "Our First Interior Trip" - August 14th to 16th, 2005. It was a three day trip out of Cache Lake, through Tanamakoon – Little Island - Smoke – to Ragged Lake, with their end-point being the Smoke Lake access-dock.

Sherry's previous canoe-tripping experience as a youth, a stretch of good weather and the company of their 'pooch' helped make it an enjoyable first interior trip for the Fox family.

"The boys quickly discovered a rock face over the water that was perfect for jumping off ... we watched a beautiful sunset as we made dinner, then watched Mercury and Jupiter descend in the early evening western sky as we got ready for bed. "

Friday September 23rd, 2005 . . . . .

John (Salvelinus) C. and his friends took their Lake La Muir “Punishment Trip” between September 9th and 12th. It was a four day loop trip out of Opeongo, through Happy Isle – Merchant – Big Trout –La Muir – Deeryard – Hemlock and Blowdown lakes, then back through Merchant and Happy Isle lakes. They were able to get into some serious fishing.

"Half way through the troll we saw the Park’s yellow Turbo Beaver overhead. It passed us then banked steeply and landed in front of us. Quite the sight to see. Two CO’s stepped out on the pontoon and asked us to approach. They asked that we remove the downrigger so as to not damage the pontoons. It was a nerve wracking procedure with three in the canoe plus a barking dog. "

Wednesday August 24th, 2005 . . . . .

Jim FitzSimmons has added to his website - July 29th - August 2nd, 2005 Trip from Cedar Lake - northwest to Aura Lee Lake. From their campsite there, his group of four adults and three young children enjoyed exploring Laurel, Bug and Little Cedar Lakes .. in three "Folbots"

"The falls is a beautiful moss-covered cascade and should not be missed! We then hiked the 130 m portage to Little Cauchon Lake, another portage that continuously ascends a steep trail, making use of rock and root steps. While paddling back down Laurel Lake, we agreed that this is quite a lake."

Jim has included some very good photographs, as well as valuable insight about travelling with 1, 4 and 5˝ year olds!

Sunday August 21st, 2005 . . . . .

Jeff Wilson has sent in the URL for his online trip-log of his August 1st-4th, 2005 Trip from Kiosk via Kioshkokwi Lake, Amabl du Fond River, Manitou Lake to North Tea Lake and back.

"What Luc had was an 18-1/4" smallmouth bass. It was a beauty! He caught this on a fly rod out in the canoe. He said it had jumped and dove numerous times. After measuring it and taking a few pics for posterity, Luc decided to release it."

Jeff has also included a link to all his 245 Photos from the adventure.

Barry Bridgeford (Site-editor)