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Third Annual Pinawa Great Trail Hike

Third Annual Pinawa Great Trail Hike

Under a crystal clear blue sky, with a kaleidoscope of fall colours as a backdrop 42 intrepid hikers showed up to walk the entire length of Pinawa’s Great Trail, 44 if we include Jasper and Tucker. In the run up to this event, hosted by myself on behalf of the Pinawa Friends of the Trans […]

Pinawa Council Meeting – 09/10/2019

Pinawa Council Meeting – 09/10/2019

I’m a fly on the wall at the Pinawa Council meeting tonight, here to learn what I can about a new transient campground in Pinawa. I’m not here in any official capacity really, although my position as the President of the Pinawa Friends of the Trans Canada Trail is a driver for information. If you’ve […]

A Secret Discovered – Pinawa!

A Secret Discovered – Pinawa!

Disclaimer: this blog entry represents my own personal opinion, and does not represent any particular organization I may belong to or even be President of. I’ve lived in Pinawa for a quarter century now, twenty-five years of listening to, and sometimes being personally involved in marketing Pinawa as a tourism destination. Relatively suddenly, we are […]

Trail Maintenance by Helicopter on the Pinawa Trails

Trail Maintenance by Helicopter on the Pinawa Trails

“Batabatabata”, the sound of the helicopter hovering around Pinawa all afternoon today, June 27 couldn’t be missed. Is there a forest fire nearby? A major tragedy calling for STARS over and over? No, just Marsha Sheppard and her team of trail maintenance volunteers spreading some gravel, by helicopter. The Problem Even the “wild and wonderful” […]

Still Standing

Still Standing

Did you know? The CBC show Still Standing is coming to Pinawa! Johnny Harris (and his team) travel across Canada, finding the funny in the struggles of small towns to survive and thrive, and it’s Pinawa’s turn. The shows researchers are already busy, conducting video interviews with many of our residents (me included). They will […]

Pinawa’s Water Utility

Pinawa’s Water Utility

Pinawa’s water is about to double in price, and residents have until January 15th, 2019 to submit an objection to the Public Utility Board. Time is of the essence. If anyone would like to do so, the link for filing complaints is http://www.pubmanitoba.ca/v1/contact-us/pub-complaint-form.html, although as of this writing I have annoying received nothing but a server […]

The Exhilaration of Active Transportation

The Exhilaration of Active Transportation

If you live in Pinawa, you may have seen a group of middle-aged cyclists heading out-of-town in the rain last week. We were heading to the Seven Sisters Harvest Party. It was a magical evening. One of the things I remain most thankful for are the friends I have accumulated that will do these kinds […]

Real Treasure on the Pinawa Trail

Real Treasure on the Pinawa Trail

Has anyone been out treasure hunting yet? Don’t know what I’m talking about? The Great Trail Treasure Hunt, hosted by Canadian Geographic and the Trans Canada Trail Association has started. I had a look at the clues and I don’t think I’m letting anything go when I say I think there’s one in Pinawa!  It’s […]

Pinawa’s Trail – Dam to Dam

Pinawa’s Trail – Dam to Dam

Wow, do we have a not so hidden treasure in Pinawa with our section of the Great Trail, and don’t just take my word for it. Ask the three visitors that came out and joined the Pinawa Friends of the TCT on a hike, two of whom trekked the entire length of it with me. […]

Spicy Radish Cycling Tour

Spicy Radish Cycling Tour

I left the best for last. With over 50 k left to my Great Cycle Challenge goal of 500 k, and only today left to complete it I have few options. Finally, I’m going to explore this cycle to the Spicy Radish I’ve heard so much about.  Joining me today is my constant partner in […]

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