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 Post subject: water flows
PostPosted: July 18th, 2008, 1:44 pm 
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Hi Kam!
This has some info, but nothing on your river.
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/selectProvince.asp
If you have a friendly MPP maybe they can get the info,
or contact one of the other local eco groups or big ones and see if they can pull some strings for you.
or maybe someone here can help you.
http://www.ecojustice.ca/
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 Post subject: Re: water flows
PostPosted: July 21st, 2008, 8:26 am 
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jedi jeffi wrote:
Hi Kam!
This has some info, but nothing on your river.
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/selectProvince.asp
If you have a friendly MPP maybe they can get the info,
or contact one of the other local eco groups or big ones and see if they can pull some strings for you.
or maybe someone here can help you.
http://www.ecojustice.ca/
Jeff


Thanks Jeff - great site

Government sites are an amazing resource - the hard part is finding the information

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Mark


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 Post subject: Yellow Falls Destruction
PostPosted: August 8th, 2008, 5:29 pm 
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Hi All,

After a long fight to try and stop the development - Another set of falls to disapear forever - Yellow Falls on the Mattagami River, located about 12km South of the town Smooth Rock Falls on Highway 11

http://www.SaveHighFalls.com

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Yellow Falls - Not the biggest Falls but beautiful none the less

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 Post subject: post it
PostPosted: August 8th, 2008, 7:58 pm 
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Hi Marcus!
Get a post going in
http://www.ispeakforcanadianrivers.ca/
Scott is away for a few days get him the info so more will know about your trouble.
Jeff

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PostPosted: August 11th, 2008, 11:20 am 
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Sorry it took so long to respond - been doing home renos and havent' had much time for anything else

Thanks Jeff - I will look into that

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PostPosted: August 25th, 2008, 3:58 pm 
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Environmentalist protests High Falls project

Pickets outside Wabun Tribal Council office

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1171886

It's good to get local paper coverage but the news isn't good

http://SaveHighFalls.com

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2008, 5:40 pm 
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Hi All,

Not much new really - just added a short 3 minutes video of High Falls to the blog

http://www.savehighfalls.com/2008/09/video-of-day-new-high-falls-video.html

If you visit youtube itself by clicking inside the video you can view a higher resolution version

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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2008, 7:15 pm 
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Hi All,

The Friends of High Falls went out on a paddle of the Grassy River from below High Falls to the Dalton road about 12km on Saturday afternoon - did a little cleanup on the way

What's left of a Mad River Explorer found up river was brought back to the road area for disposal - looks like it's been there a while - If you think the top looks bad you should see the bottom - River Karma :-)


http://www.SaveHighFalls.com

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PostPosted: November 7th, 2010, 8:29 am 
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Any recent developments on this one?
Yours in paddling, Allan

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PostPosted: November 7th, 2010, 4:41 pm 
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Hi Allan, havn't heard too much since the passing of the organizer earlier in the year.
I have emailed the contact on the web page but have not heard back.
All I can say is moral has been low in many groups since the Prov. gov't has ended nearly all ways to fight these things.
I do have some calls out to the big groups to try and raise the spirits, If anything happens will keep everyone informed.
Jeff

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PostPosted: November 7th, 2010, 5:25 pm 
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I visited the site originally cited on this thread. Talk about pulling the wool over our eyes!
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Waterpower facilities are distributed across the province and provide many local benefits. Water level and flow management often contribute to public safety by helping to minimize flooding and erosion, while benefiting cottagers, fishers and canoers.

And I thought I was a "canoeist". . . now, I'm a "canoer" to boot!!!


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