Photo of the Day


Monday October 26, 2015

Randy and his grandson return from an evening of fishing as the moonlight reflects off the lake. They caught a few walleye but as always it’s difficult to find them this time of year.
Well as you can tell I’m back. I was in the remote fly in community of Lansdowne House, it’s a First Nation called Neskantaga. Neskantaga is known for having the worst drinking water in Canada, they’ve been on a boil water advisory for over 25 years. Food is very expensive for example a 2 litre box of milk is $8.00 a 440g box of Rice Krispies – $12.00. Internet is dial up and they have no cell service. During the winter, there’s a winter road they can travel on over lakes, muskegs and rivers to get to Thunder Bay but this will take close to 12 hours. And flying can take a long time too. I was to fly out Friday morning but due to weather my plane didn’t land. Luckily I managed to get on an evening flight that took me to Thunder Bay but I still had to fly to Sioux Lookout as my car was there, so I stayed the night in Thunder Bay. 7 am Saturday morning I arrived at the airport to find out there was mechanical difficulties with our plane so had to wait for another one, I finally made it to Sioux Lookout 4 hours behind schedule. I was glad to get back home.
Last Monday Canada had an election, we now have a majority Liberal government and Justin Trudeau is our new Prime Minister. I certainly hope our newly elected government will work quickly and efficiently to resolve issues for First Nations communities.
While I was gone Don was busy working on his latest project – making our screened in porch to a 3 season porch. He has installed a few windows, new doors and has it insulated. The rest of the windows will go in later this week.
Fog has rolled in over the lake this morning and it’s minus 2C. Our forecast – Mainly sunny. High 10.
Tonight A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness before morning. Low minus 3.