News, Meetings, Newsletters, and Events.
April 4, 2007
CUTTING WITH A CONSCIENCE, Metis logger Michel Blais prides himself on selective harvesting, or what he dubs ‘plucking the forest’. As correspondent Patricia Baker discovers, he’s not alone.
Read this interesting story that was featured full page on the cover of the
The Sault Star, Weekender section, Saturday, April 14, 2007.
December 4, 2006
The Algoma Metis Loggers would like to say Thank You to you the public for
attending our Public Meeting and supporting us. At the Meeting on display were
area maps, photos of the devastation to the environment done by large scale commercial
logging, three TV systems (displaying previously video taped interviews,
forest logging, and devastation), and our website. Many Questions were
answered from the floor, with comments from the public who voiced their
concerns on the devastation, timber loss, and job loss in the forest. Even
trappers were present who voiced their concerns about the large loss of
animals with massive commercial cutting operations.
December 3, 2006
Meeting Notice: The Algoma Metis Loggers
will be holding a meeting on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the Knights of Columbus
Hall 251 Northern Ave, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Topic
is based on "Loss Of Jobs In The Algoma Forest And Harvesting Rights".
December 2, 2006 (Press Release: C.B.C. Radio)
The Canadian Broadcasting Company Radio (www.cbc.ca) interviewed Brent
McHale and aired the Interview on their news segment on the story of Algoma Forest and Harvesting Rights.
November 29, 2006 (Press Release: Sault This Week Newspaper)
The The Algoma Metis Loggers Inc. is a group of local volunteers interested
in Algoma forest and logging practices. On Sunday Dec. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at
the Knights of Columbus
Hall, 251 Northern Ave., there will be a meeting/discussion on "The Loss of
Jobs in the Algoma Forest and Harvesting Rights. The Public is invited as well
as representatives from the Ministry of natural resources and other
November 24, 2006 (Press Release: Sault Star Newspaper)
The Sault Star interviewed Brent McHale and printed a story called
"Metis Loggers Mull Illegal Cutting As Protest", "says they're
being shut out by provincial system".
May 8, 2006
the 2nd year in a row we attended the CAN-USA Expo and had our booth set up.
Attendance was down overall due to the heavy rains but we enjoyed talking to
folks who stopped by and wanted to know what progress had been made in the
last year and others were inquiring who we were. We would like to say
Thank You! to those who have given us their support.
We had another free draw for
same wood carved axe as last year. The winner of our free
draw was Pamela Yukich who is from Thessalon.
February(Press Release: A.P.T.N. TV)
The Algoma Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (www.aptn.ca)
came to our area and filmed a news story about the Algoma Metis Loggers and
aired it during their prime news time. The Algoma Aboriginal Peoples
Television Network explained the story of the Algoma Metis Loggers Inc, the
reasons why it was created, and plans for the future. Filming by the Algoma
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network was done live on location near
Searchmount just north of the Sault Ste. Marie.
June 2005 - May 2006
We have been holding our Executive Meetings monthly and have various
meetings with the ministry, provincial and government officials. We have been
documenting various plans, ideas, and forest areas. Things look positive for
the future but as an expression once said "a good foundation can hold a
large building". By planning well and having ground rules in place will
ensure less problems in the future, although at times it does seem too slow.
May 8, 2005
In our booth at the CAN-USA Expo, we had a free draw for a wood carved axe,
set into a log, with a maple leaf set into the handle. Out of 520 entries, the winner of our free
draw for the axe was Barry Campbell of Menisno, MB. We would like to also say
Thank You! to those who came out to meet us.
For those who were inquiring
where to buy the axe, may contact wood carver Reg Hurtubise, Hwy 532, Searchmont, ON P0S1J0, Phone number
May 6 - 7, 2005
Come, visit, and talk to us in our booth at the John Rhodes Arena Complex, in
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, for the CAN-USA EXPO, Forest and Industrial Expo 2005
(Loggers, Truckers, Public Utility Groups, and Communities) over 200 indoor and
outdoor displays . www.woodtech.net