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Winterfest 2018

Winterfest 2018

Led by Nicole Gale (red jacket) a cadre of local kids and even a few mutinous members of Kenora’s 116 Independent Field Battery take on the regional reserve gunnery unit in an old fashioned tug of [...]

Pucks and politics at Lil’ Bands 2018

Pucks and politics at Lil’ Bands 2018

By Chris Marchand They arrived from all corners of Ontario’s Far North, 66 hockey teams who played an impressive 182 game schedule that was the 2018 Lil’ Bands Native Youth Hockey Tournament. A feat of scheduling, [...]

Nordic Skiing Eagles brave nasty conditions in NorWOSSA race event at Dryden Ski Club

Nordic Skiing Eagles brave nasty conditions in NorWOSSA race event at Dryden Ski Club

It was about as bad as it gets before race officials might throw in the towel — a bone-chilling -19 degrees Celcius combined with a full-on blizzard descending on the region. Yet the Dryden Eagles still [...]

GALLERY: Sunset Country Regional Interclub Figure Skating Competition

GALLERY: Sunset Country Regional Interclub Figure Skating Competition

Dozens of talented young skaters from skating clubs across Northwestern Ontario gathered in Dryden over the weekend for three days of competition at the 2018 Sunset Country Regional Interclub Competition.     Photos by Chris Marchand [...]

Speed Demons on the Wabigoon: Snow Drags draw  sled fanatics

Speed Demons on the Wabigoon: Snow Drags draw sled fanatics

s By Chris Marchand A purple haze rose from the ice near the mouth of the Wabigoon River, while the shoreline reverberated with the angry buzzing of snowmobiles old and new, fast and less fast, Jan. [...]

Ambassador for Adventure: Muscle-powered long distance  traveller inspires students to dig deep

Ambassador for Adventure: Muscle-powered long distance traveller inspires students to dig deep

By Michael Christianson Anyone can be a Superhero. That is the message that adorns the front of Jamie McDonald’s book and that was how he started his talk to Dryden High School Students last Friday in [...]

Ridin’ the Rails

Ridin’ the Rails

Cameron Skene makes use of a terrain park feature on the Main run at Dryden Ski Club, Jan. 4.  Temperatures of minus-22 degrees Celcius saw only the heartiest skiers and snowboarders enjoying the slopes that day. [...]

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Warmly dressed New Years Eve revelers enjoy a burst of fireworks illuminating the frozen darkness of Wabigoon Lake to celebrate the beginning of 2018.   Photo by Chris Marchand [...]

GALLERY: Winter Magic

GALLERY: Winter Magic

Snow plastered trees are lit by coloured LED lights in a composite photograph of three 30 second exposures taken near Wabigoon over the weekend. The woods in the area are a lovely place for a snowshow [...]

Cool digs

Cool digs

  Hans Ullman dabbles in the art of ice building at lakefront home By Chris Marchand Learning to appreciate the beauty of ice can be one way to embrace the season here in Northwestern Ontario. For local [...]