High on the Big Stone Heart : And Further Adventures in the Boreal Heartland

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  • Copyright: 2009-02-28
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"High on the Big Stone Heart" is a collection of colourful, insightful essays that explore the new realities of North-western Ontario, in particular Thunder Bay & the north shore of Lake Superior. Wilkins, having personal experience with influences that shape the lives of northerners, skilfully reveals the new faces of the North, including, among others, Brenda Small, a Native feminist & a progressive voice in education; Graham Kardash & his high-tech paleo-DNA lab; & the five Staal brothers, the champagne toast of the modern NHL. Experience Wilkins's timely, often humorous forays into the more traditional fascinations of the area: boatbuilding, boreal forests, the massive rocky terrain, caribou herds, & the north "coast" of Lake Superior, with its historic village life & mysteries. Follow the writer into the mystique of the wilderness & out onto the Trans-Canada Pipeline, one of the world's foremost (but least known) viewing sites for wildlife.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
At Large in the Boreal Heartland
The Survival of the Unfittest: Tips on Decorating Your Debris Hutp. 11
Where the Swamp Hags Live: The Redemption of the Back 31p. 25
A Kid with a Smile and a Fishing Pole: The Glorious Last Days of a Stanley Cup Championp. 35
Riot Man: The Outdoor Passions of Maurice "Rocket" Richardp. 49
Getting Jaked: Canada's Finest and Funniest Fishing Writerp. 65
The Heirs of Barney Giesler:The Sweet Cedar Fragrance of the Boat Factoryp. 79
Summers Built on Pine: The Family and the Forests of Historyp. 87
The Funkiest Monk of All: Canada's Second Oldest Professionp. 99
Short Takes
The Greatest Show on Earth: Wonders of the Night Skyp. 119
The Rinky Dink Rink: Not Having What It Takesp. 123
Fishing (Sort of): Part Onep. 127
Fishing (Sort of): Part Twop. 131
Hot Metaphors from Dawson City: La Vie Bohème at Fifty-Five Belowp. 135
Caribou Cops: Riding the Dempster Highway on the Coldest Day in Historyp. 139
Second Wind: Blue Sails in the Sunlightp. 147
High on the Big Stone Heart
High on the Big Stone Heart: Running the North Shore of Superiorp. 153
About the Authorp. 185
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