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Parks Canada in Northern Ontario

shoreLINES: Stories from our guides and guardians

shoreLINES is a quarterly newsletter intended to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about Parks Canada's activities and heritage places in Northern Ontario. (PDF 0.85 mb)

Sault Canal and The Great War
By Jeanette Cowen

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. The City of Sault Ste. Marie was only two years old in 1914 and the Sault Ste. Marie Canal had been operating for less than twenty years however it was strategic enough to be considered a primary target for an enemy attack.

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Pitcher's Thistle Restoration
By Courtney Irvine

In August 2014, students from Lakehead University participated in a field course held for the second time at Pukaskwa National Park. Among other activities, students resumed work started by the previous year’s class, assisting the park with a restoration project for Pitcher's Thistle. Last year seeds were scattered at two new locations, and this year 77 new plants were confirmed!

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Tackling the Casque Isles Trail
By Claire DeLong

This September I decided to tackle the Casque Isles Trail, between Rossport and Terrace Bay, along the rugged coastline of Lake Superior. Experiencing the wild beauty of Lake Superior firsthand helped me realize the importance of it being designated a national marine conservation area.

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Fire Crew, Where Are You!?
By Alain Joseph

This year’s fire season at Pukaskwa National Park came to an official close on October 31st. It was a cool, wet summer at Pukaskwa National Park. Despite the cool, wet weather, fire management personnel from the park were not idle!

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