Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Drill on the lake

When the price of gold is buzzing at more than $650 U.S. an ounce, one can understand why there's a bit of excitement around Timmins. We've got more gold here than condoms at a Madonna concert! So it was no big surprise to find a diamond drill-rig sitting on a barge out on Porcupine Lake this morning, drilling for gold. The funny thing is that no one seemed to notice it -- go figure....earlier this year, they were drilling on the golf course. Anything goes, in a gold town eh.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Bear with it eh

It’s getting to be a common sight in Timmins. Police officers with shotguns are out every day and evening confronting the black bear problem in Timmins. This bear was prowling around a back porch on Lakeshore Drive this evening. As I write this, the cops are trying to scare the bear back into the bush… the problem is, the bush is about half a mile away and there are kids all around watching the action. So far in Timmins this summer, there have been more than 400 nuisance bear calls.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Bear ass!

Some people say there's too much nasty stuff on the internet. So I figured I could just add my picture of a bear ass! Yeah, yeah... I know... it's just a joke. But hey I had to get close enough to the busy old black bear to shoot this photo... I guess it's a good answer to that age old question: "Does a bear sh*t in the woods....?"