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Photo of the Month
During the summer of 1987, two friends and I canoed the Mackenzie River from Fort Simpson to Inuvik. One evening we camped at the mouth of the Travalliant River. I took the photo past midnight. The light of the setting sun reflected off a lake north of the river and coloured the bottom of the clouds. It was a trip that changed my life. I have returned to visit Canada every year. In 1999, I drove two of my grandsons to Yellowknife, Fort Simpson, and along the Dempster Highway to Inuvik, so that they could experience some of the fantastic beauty of the Northwest Territories. In 2003, I drove one of my grandsons to Goose Bay, Labrador. We then took the ferry to Newfoundland and drove to Cape Spear. My youngest grandson has been in every Canadian province and territory.
Bonus! Photo of the Month
This fox kit, nicknamed Squirt, showed up alone near Anne Lewis's cottage in June 2006, around the same time her mother stopped coming around. She would visit their yard regularly and then leave - always skittish and in no way tame.
Not having seen her her mother in a while, Anne and her husband provided Squirt with some canned dog food and kibble to give her a good healthy start to her life and see her into the cold winter months. By fall she was beautiful and healthy so they fed her less so that she would not become dependent on their support. Squirt stopped coming around in late November.