Hockey Great Bobby Orr Talks About His Childhood Home

Hockey Great Bobby Orr Talks About His Childhood Home

(The Wall Street Journal)

My childhood house in Parry Sound, Ontario, was so cold in the winter you had to flick bits of ice off the light switches in the morning before turning them on. The outdoors was a big part of my life growing up the late '50s and '60s and it toughened me up.

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Water Levels on GBay

Water Levels on GBay

2021-May-17

May 16 Water Levels Report

Water levels continue to be well above average and near record high levels. 

GBA continues to keep a close eye on water levels to provide timely and accurate advice to members and local municipalities on what to expect throughout 2021.

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Boots and Hearts

Boots and Hearts

Your 2021 Boots and Hearts Lineup - Celebrating 10 Years of #BootsLife

Featuring Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay and Jon Pardi to headline 2021 with RaeLynn, Dustin Lynch, Brothers Osborne, CAM & more at Burl’s Creek on August 5-8, 2021

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Two Ontario First Nations are claiming title to large parts of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Here's what that means

Two Ontario First Nations are claiming title to large parts of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Here's what that means

By Maura Forrest - National Post May 3, 2019

OTTAWA — In July 1615, French explorer Samuel de Champlain made his way by canoe down the French River toward Georgian Bay. Close to the mouth of the river, he encountered 300 Anishinaabe men who he dubbed cheveux relevés — “high hairs” — because of how they wore their hair tied up. In his journal, he wrote that he gave their chief a hatchet, which was received as a “rich gift,” and “asked him about his country.” The next day, he continued on to the bay.

Four hundred years later, this encounter will take on new relevance in a landmark court case in which two First Nations from Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula, known collectively as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, are claiming title to a large swath of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. That meeting with Champlain, they will argue, is one piece of evidence that their ancestors controlled access to their territory — including the open water — and that Europeans and other Indigenous peoples could only pass through with their permission.

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Georgian Bay Forever

Georgian Bay Forever

Georgian Bay Forever is a charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay's aquatic ecosystem.

Their mission is to protect, enhance, and restore the aquatic ecosystem of Georgian Bay by funding accredited research on water levels, water quality, and ecosystems; by educating the public and governments on issues regarding the environmental protection, conservation, the safety and preservation of the water and the natural features of the Georgian Bay area of Ontario; and by enhancing the public's appreciation for their environment.

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The State of the Bay Project

The State of the Bay Project

Working with dozens of partner organizations in eastern Georgian Bay, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve creates an ecosystem health report called “State of the Bay” that is issued every 5 years. Their goal is to gather the best available research about water, wetlands, fisheries, and habitats in this unique landscape, and share it with people who care...

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Champlain On Georgian Bay

Champlain On Georgian Bay

(With remarks by C.W. Jefferys)

Two years after Champlain's fruitless journey up the Ottawa he again set out to further explore the country in that direction. In the summer of 1615 he met the northern and western Indians, the Algonquins and Hurons, at the junction of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence, where every year they brought their furs to barter them for European goods.

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