News Polls — 14 April 2011

For the past century, the annual spring break-up on Wabigoon Lake has been an item of much entertaining speculation among the residents of Dryden and surrounding area. Detailed records on ice-out dates have been kept dating back as far as 1937. The lake has kept its ice as late May 24 (1950) and shed it’s hard winter coating as early as April 13, just last year in 2010. Every Drydenite likes to venture a guess, let’s see how the collective wisdom of a community compares with reality in 2011, shall we?
For more interesting resources on Wabigoon Lake, check out local resident Garth Wintle’s home page for a table of ice-out dates, maps and hazards.

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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  1. Due to global cooling, I would guess May 28th.

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