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.
What do a job in highway construction, two historic sites, a 30-year career with Parks Canada, countless friends and colleagues and the love of a northern Ontario island and its people have in common? One amazing woman, friend and colleague: Ms. Frances Power Robb.
Here’s the next in our series of interviews with Parks Canada employees working in Northern Ontario. Sehba Imtiaz is on a one-year assignment as the Technical Services Officer to Pukaskwa National Park. It is her job to oversee code compliance, administer an operations budget, and schedule emergency or regular maintenance requests for all park assets, including trail, fleet, building, or campground.
For the first time in 125 years, the western face of the Powerhouse building at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site will be unearthed, exposing the large, underground water intake system that supplies water to this iconic building. For almost fifty years, the Powerhouse generated hydroelectricity at the Canal for the world’s first electrically operated lock.
Last year, the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) team began delivering dedicated interpretive programs, exploring topics like invasive species, birds of prey and geology. And yet there were so many more Lake Superior stories waiting to be told. Someway, somehow, we needed to showcase those stories. Presenting: The #WeLoveSuperior Series!