Author Archives: Pete

‘That was a dream, we have converted the dream to act’

[I’m only about a month and a half late getting this last post up… Sorry!]   Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing. – Henry David Thoreau * * * But then, even Thoreau could only hang … Continue reading

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CPAWS

It’s still altogether surreal: we made it to Montreal! Nevertheless, having reached that outrageously ambitious goal, we’ve still got one more to achieve: our fundraising target of $4,500 for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. If you’re interested in giving, … Continue reading

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Lost and found across Ontario

Just a brief note regarding donations to CPAWS: For those concerned about their names and donation amounts being publicly displayed in the list of donors on the CanadaHelps site, please know that when you donate, you choose whether you would … Continue reading

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On Licence Plates, etc.

Day 67: About two weeks ago we at last crossed into the province three of us call home (when we’re not living out of a 22-foot canoe), Best-case-Ontario, home of the towering white pine and of… heavy-handed bureaucracy? (In fact, … Continue reading

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Alberta & Saskatchewan

Day 9 (cont’d): ‘Where ya to?’ ‘Montreal.’ ‘That’s where I’m goin’.’ So went our first meeting with Mike, on the outskirts of Edmonton. Mike, a grizzled gent with an aww-shucks charm — all ‘Fer sher’ and ‘Oh yah, eh?’ — … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end [of Canada]

Day 1: Drive from Revelstoke w/ the assistance of friends old (Mike) and new (Rheanne [sp?]), the bulk of it spent scanning through the FM band (with little success) and harmonizing on the word ‘cheese’ (?). A great deal of … Continue reading

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