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Open Pit Mining Planned for Fortune Lake

Don’t panic, the plan was conceived more than 50 years ago and never got off the ground.

But for a while there it was a serious plan that would have involved draining Fortune Lake.

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Portrait of Pink Lake

Pink Lake is one of the most popular sites in Gatineau Park and has been for a long time.

This may be because it is one of the first parking areas you come to going up the parkway, but it’s certainly worth the stop.

Although there is something pink about the lake, it takes its name from a family of settlers who arrived from Ireland in the 1820s and tried to eke out a living farming these rocks. Continue reading

Ski Patroller Guy Lemele

I found Guy Lemele warming his lunch on the stove at Western.  I noticed his big backpack with its large ski patrol cross on it and asked him to tell me about being a ski patroller.

Here’s what he had to say.

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He explained that there are two types of patrol.

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