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    Spring turnover – mixing it up

    Last November, I talked about “fall turnover,” a phenomenon that happens on our lakes here in northwestern Ontario when things cool off and the temperature and density of water changes, ...
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    Spring fishing heats up

    It took longer than most of us expected for the ice to leave area lakes this spring but we have pretty well caught back up with how much the water ...
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    And now we prepare for June

    “The world’s favourite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” — Edwin Way TealeKat, my dog, and I are appreciating the new season but often it isn’t ...
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    A long journey back

    In today’s world, nothing is for sure – the only thing we can count on is to continue to keep ourselves safe and healthy.
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    All that's new

    “Eruptions occur daily. Out of the twigs of trees, catkins pounce on unsuspecting scenes… breaking the silence of the branches.
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    Opening weekend walleye report

    After everything that we have all been through over the last couple of months, the weather across Northwest Ontario over the May long weekend was about as good as it ...
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    The May Festival Continues

    “To be in the right place at the right time when the curtain of Nature’s stage goes up and the drama begins is rarely short of amazing.
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    Not Over Till It’s Over

    Several weeks ago I wrote about the curse of Video Assistant Referee in officiating modern sport. Whether it’s hockey, baseball, soccer, football or any sport where referees make mistakes because ...
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    Invasive Species Awareness

    As a new open water season arrives here in Northwest Ontario we all need to be aware of aquatic hitchhikers on our boats as they become more established around us.
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    No Beer For You

    If you haven’t heard, Corona Beer has taken a big hit thanks to the Corona virus. People feel if they drink the beer, they could come down with the virus, ...
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    Virus Forces Tournament Cancellations

    Over the past week, those of us who enjoy competing in Sunset Country fishing tournaments took another blow from the Covid-19 virus when most of our summertime events were cancelled ...
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    Goodbye April - Hello May

    “March went out like a lion A-whippin’ up the water in the bay. Then April cried and stepped aside, And along came pretty little May.
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    The New Normal

    In previous columns I have referred to the millions of young people who have had to live at home because they cannot afford to live outside of parental care.
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    April Meanderings

    “I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.” Virginia WoolfBefore we continue this romp through the month of April, I must ...