Quetico Park Stops Accepting American Express

We received the following notice today: Effective January 16, 2017 the Province of Ontario will no longer accept payments by AMERICAN EXPRESS CREDIT CARD.   The Province continues to accept payments by VISA CREDIT CARD and MASTERCARD CREDIT CARD when making a payment through the Ontario Parks reservation service. Payment by cheque or money order…

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Foss Lake Fire May 24 Update

Foss Lake Fire AM Update Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 9:00 a.m. MNICS Team C, Brian Pisarek, Incident Commander  Fire Information Web address: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4740/#               Email: FossLakeFireInfo@gmail.com Phone: 218-365-2216 (new number)    Location: US Forest Service, 1393 Hwy 169, Ely, open 8 am–6 pm Size: 1015 acres                         Containment: 55 percent   Fire Start Date: May 19, 2016 Resources: 6 crews, 2 CCMI camp crews, 2 helicopters, 4 engines, 1 water tender, 217…

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Foss Lake Fire May 22 Update

Foss Lake Fire AM Update Sunday, May 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. MNICS Team C, Brian Pisarek, Incident CommanderWeb address: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4740/# Email: FossLakeFireInfo@gmail.comPhone: 218-208-4544 Location: US Forest Service office, 1393 Hwy 169, Ely, open 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Size: 1008 acres Containment: 30 percent Fire Start Date: May 19, 2016Resources: 6 crews, 2 helicopters, 2 engines, 1…

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Foss Lake Fire Update for May 21, 2016

We received this last night: Foss Lake Fire AM Update Saturday, May 21, 2016, 11:00 a.m.MNICS Team C, Brian Pisarek, Incident CommanderWeb address: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4740/# Email: FossLakeFireInfo@gmail.comPhone: 218-208-4544 Location: US Forest Service office, 1393 Hwy 169, Ely, open 8 a.m.–8 p.m.Fire Start Date: May 19, 2016 Size: approximately 440 acres Containment: 10 percentCurrent Situation: A Minnesota…

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Foss Lake Fire Update

USFS Update Date Issued: May 20, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.                  Incident Commander Type III: Timo Rova Fire Information: Phone: 218-208-4544 Web address: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4740/# Email: FossLakeFireInfo@gmail.com Fire Start Date: May 19, 2016                     Size: Approximately 440 acres            Containment: 10 percent Location: This fire is located 10 miles west of Ely, MN, in St. Louis County, one mile west of the southwestern edge of Burntside Lake, north of…

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Early Registration Discount for 2015 BWCA Canoe Trips – Act Now!

This is no fish story.   Sign up by January 28, 2015, for your Boundary Waters canoe trip, and receive a 5% early registration discount on rentals, outfitting packages, and guided trips. This makes an outstanding value even better! It’s our way of saying thanks to our loyal guests, and encouraging you to sign up early for…

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Love for the Boundary Waters – Guest Entry by Lucy Soderstrom

Lucy Soderstrom addressed a youth gathering in Washington DC this week as part of a youth event celebrating wilderness.  The BWCA can have a profound effect on young people.  Here is her talk: I’m a 17 year old who has come to love the Boundary Waters wilderness. For the past 5 years I’ve been taking…

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