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Greg Loftus ( Cominco)'s Blog
Life is busy battling the Canadian Government. Our prime minister is hell bent on destroying the country to get oil to China. The man is mad and we are doing our best to block him. Not easy he has a majority government and like sheep they all do what they are told.
Hope that this finds all well with you. Cheers, Greg
Posted on June 26, 2012 at 4:06am
Unfortunately the hard water season has arrived and the snow mobile will rule until May. Typing this as the mercury sits at -21C outside. In 18 days the first day of winter will arrive and the days begin ever so slowly getting longer. A milestone in that the slow return of the sun is always a nice waypoint to pass. It is still a long 4 months or so until our ice bound waterways release themselves and we can once again play. Time to make that new paddle or if you have a shop boat repair and… Continue
Posted on December 3, 2011 at 12:18pm
Thats right folks fall has arrived and I am seeing less kayak ls and canoes on the water. Today was beautiful and I got in a great couple of hours paddling on Great Slave Lake. Not the warmest lake at the best of times but on a good summer the top four feet or so can be really nice. Spills at this time of year are serious if you are not ready for them. I will be carrying a dunk bag and paddling in my drysuit from now on. I would have used it today but I still need to repair the neck seal.I do… Continue
Posted on September 28, 2011 at 8:08am
Living in Yellowknife has some perks but the long paddling season is not one of them. Winter is slowly giving way to spring and another month or so will give us some open water I hope. Our season is short enough and these long cool springs really don't help. On the bright side I know summer will come and when the lake is open she is beautiful.
Posted on April 21, 2011 at 9:36am
Posted on January 21, 2011 at 4:05am — 1 Comment
I reallly like living in Yellowknife but the paddler in me screams move to where it is warmer and there is open water all year long. sitting here typing it is -34 outsidefor the 5th day in a row and not looking like it wants to change any time soon.
I am heading for a little paddling trip in Cape Town South Africa and it should be very interesting. Hoping to meet up with some of the Playak crew while there and learning a few new paddling tricks. I leave canada on the 30th of January… Continue
Posted on January 16, 2011 at 10:04am
Paddling has been halted for quite some time as our lakes have been frozen since early November. We try and get some pool sessions, unfortnately the Yellowknife pool cost almost 160.00 dollars an hour for adults and that is expensive. I may sponsor some sessions a little closer to spring. At the moment my thoughts are on my pending south African paddle tip. So much there to do and so little time. I will have about 20 days to play around. I lose about 5 days to travel just getting there and… Continue
Posted on December 27, 2010 at 7:29am
I have an old fibreglass boat that is sitting upsidedown on a rack about 1.5 metres off the ground. The boat is awaiting repairs and just sort of a back up project,so no rush. I noticed yesrterday that hornets have decided it makes a very nice home. My neighbour Mark pointed it out and it is a good thing he did. The day before I was planning on moving it to a more out of the way location and would have been in for a big surprize had I tried to pick it up. Now I know they are… Continue
Posted on August 15, 2010 at 12:00pm
Posted on July 22, 2010 at 6:06am
I just recieved an e-mail notifiying me of a huge landslide on the Slave river at Pelican Rapids. The slide is big and the total extent of it is still unknown and we are suggesting that folks stay out of the area until further notice.
Posted on June 28, 2010 at 11:06pm