The Shoals Provincial Park

Posted on: Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:15 By: Mike

There was a skiff of snow on the ground as we rolled along Highway 101 and pulled up to the closed gates.  As we began walking along the road into the park, I thought back to my earlier visit to Greenwater Provincial Park and wondered if it would be as well preserved.

In little time we were greeted by a ruffled grouse, another similiarity to the aforementioned park.  I was suprised, however, to flush about 5 more before we left.

Greenwater Provincial Park

Posted on: Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:15 By: Mike

As one who frequents Provincial Parks for camping, when I heard that there were a few that had been closed, permanently, I knew I would have to take the opportunity to have a look at how nature reclaims these spaces.  I spend a lot of time in Gogama, and that seemed the perfect jumping-off point for a trip to the former Greenwater Provincial Park.  As it turns out, once wouldn't be enough.

Wasaga Race Track

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2010 - 15:15 By: Mike


To the best of my knowledge, the track opened in 1956 and closed in 1970. Prior to construction of the car racing track, this same location had a horse-racing track.

The 1960's saw a decline in activity here, tapering continuously until its closure the following year.

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Screaming Heads

Posted on: Fri, 05/14/2010 - 15:15 By: Mike


Peter Camani (pronounced Ka-mar-nee) B.A. has been an artist and teacher of Art at the Secondary School level in Ontario since the mid-'Seventies. An eclectic by nature, his interests have included marathon running, martial arts, farming, agriculture, in addition to painting and sculpture.
-from the sculptor's website.

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Flight 93 Crash Site

Posted on: Tue, 07/15/2008 - 15:15 By: Mike

This was the field in which Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001. The passengers and crew, having realized the nature of the terrorists' plan, attempted to retake control of the aircraft. During the ensuing struggle, the aircraft crashed. The attempt, even though it ended in failure, succeeded in keeping the terrorists from using the aircraft to kill hundreds more.

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