Mid-February and the days are getting longer, but we still watch for weather alerts and storm warnings. This year's snow arrived this month.
Obviously, the winter will end, but we ask everyone to be safe, watch ice conditions and most of all start THINKING SPRING.
This issue of TI Life is dedicated to all those who post their photographs for us to enjoy.
Water Level News: Important for Canadian residents for Water Levels
Below is a link to the Government of Canada approved petition. Launched on January 28, the government allows 30 days, which ends on February 27 at 9:10 a.m. to obtain enough signatures for the petition to be presented to the House of Commons. The petition is #2-2300 and is now open for signatures.
DONT COMPLAIN; DO-SOMETHING
Want to be kept up-to-date? Check the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board website, which records the water outflows and forecasts. https://ijc.org/en/loslrb/watershed/flows
Fire Destroys Home
It is not often you see Gananoque photographer, Lorraine Payette's photo in a newspaper, for it is Lorraine who is always behind the camera and the story publicizing almost everything that goes on in the community. But on January 24th, Lorraine's rented 250-year-old log cabin burned to the ground. Immediately the community rallied round with a GoFundMe campaign reaching its goal. First for $5,000 and then increased to $10,000. $8,000 was donated through the Fund, with the remaining being given in cash and cheques directly to the organizers. Hardly a group, event or non-profit has not benefitted by Lorraine's coverage. Seeing this lady being supported in her time of need is heartwarming. This editor is one of those who appreciates all Lorraine has done and we look forward to hearing that she finds all the support she well deserves.
Stay in Touch the Easy Way...
2019 Seaway Recap by Michael Folsom
River Emergencies by Richard L. Withington
Save the River’s Muskie Fishing News by John Peach
Introductions and Tributes
Lynn McElfresh’s presents: Ethos of Design – Steve Taylor and Arch Kerr
Patrick Metcalf introduces: A River Runs Through it: Furniture by Mike Schepis
Tribute to Ian Coristine by Susan Smith and Lynn McElfresh
And Meet Joel Charles, River Artist
Linda Twichell introduces: Early Families of Westminster … the Fairchilds
Arthur Pegg provides: Excerpts from Elizabeth Gwillim Simcoe’s Diary
Dan LeKander’s Sudoku Puzzle #63
How Do You See Back Issues?
Please Don’t Forget
There is a SUPPORT LINK on each article... Our thanks to those who have used it in the past and for notifying me that it was unavailable for several months. It is fixed!
You will notice the new "TI Look" is easier to view on all devices - but the change-over is not easy. We have gone back and changed most of 2018 and will continue over the winter months. Until then, the old site is still live.
Books: we have started to relist the Thousand Islands Books on our new system. If you wish to see the whole list, hit "Back Issues" and select any month in the year 2017. You will see the old format on TI Life and the BOOK Tab.
If you are on the shoreline this month and/or ice fishing... please take some photographs for TI Life. Stay safe though. We love to see our River every month of the year! Send them to email@example.com.
By Susan W. Smith, Editor firstname.lastname@example.org