Winter Adventures at Mission Bay Every Sunday as winter tightens its grip on Thunder Bay, a unique and adrenaline-fueled ritual unfolds on icy Lake Superior at Mission Bay: It’s time for auto ice racing. Started in 1959 by the Central Canada Car Club, ice racing has remained a steadfast competitive......
Dogs are great. As I write these words, my wife’s and my little wheaten “terror” is snoring loudly at my feet, legs sprawled out like a road-kill deer, brightening the room with her goofy presence. Seeing her now, I am reminded of our walk this morning where I was fortunate......
Igloos are the ultimate tool for teaching kids about winter. The raw materials are free (if you’ve got snow), the collaborative building process teaches teamwork, and the resulting shelter taps into our primitive survival instincts. And who doesn’t like building huge forts? Last winter my 3-year-old daughter started an outdoor......
This past Gashkadino-Giizis (Freezing Moon/November), my niiji (friend) and I had a Dark Skies gallery reception in Kitchibitobig (Grand Marais). Afterwards, we got in the car to head zhaawanong (south) to Onigamiising (Duluth). We were no more than naanan (five) miles out...
Think back to the fur trading days in our Northern Wilds, with all its lakes and rivers. The fur trading companies that usually come to mind are the Hudson’s Bay...
This issue is devoted to pets, with stories on The Snake Pit, a canine training guide, and St. Luke’s Hospital therapy dogs. Other stories include the Ontario Winter Games, Mount Baldy ski hill, and fishing for burbot. Enjoy!
In This Issue:
Beyond Fetch: A Guide to Canine Training
Winter Adventures at Mission Bay: Thunder Bay Autosport Club’s Ice Racing
Unveiling Wonders at Great Lakes Aquarium
Slither into The Snake Pit: Herpetoculture in the Northland
Mount Baldy: Revitalizing Skiing North of Thunder Bay
Arrowhead Animal Rescue Sees Hope for New Animal Shelter
Ontario Winter Games Come to Thunder Bay
Bonnie Gay Hedstrom: Painting with Felt
Exploring Plant-Powered Palates
In Praise of Winter Burbot
Dog Blog: Packing Drop Bags for the Iditarod
An Eclectic Mix of “World’s Largest Statues”
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