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  • February 2nd, 2017 Issue 1076 $1.00 Serving St. Joseph Island since 1995

    Visit us online at www.islandclippings.com Tel: 705 246-7678email: islandclippings@gmail.com Twitter @ IslandClippings

    Everyones A Winner At The Wild Game Dinner

    Northern Advantage Office: 705-942-6000

    May your home be filled with

    laughter and joy!

    It was a sold-out event at the Legion on Sat-urday evening, and people came as far as Sarnia and Fergus to attend the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Wild Game Dinner. We arrived a little before 5, when the doors were set to open, and already a huge line snaked around the bar and out the front doors. This was our first Wild Game Dinner, but certainly not our last. Being adventurous epicures, we have been anticipating this dinner for quite some time now.

    The appetizers were served while diners could inspect the items that were in the silent auction donated from local businesses. Many have said not to fill up on appetizers, but it was hard not to with enticing things such as goose fingers, teriyaki venison, moose roast and bear summer sausage. We passed on the Caesar

    salad, however, not wanting to waste room in our stomachs for pesky vegetables.

    After everyone had a taste of the appetizers it was time for the main course. Each table was labelled with the name of different critters. We chose the moose table, which ended up being one of the very last tables to be called but not the very last; those were the rabbits and they received aprons as compensation for bringing up the rear. Cheers erupted from each table as their ani-

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    Creature Feature

    Bald Eagle

    The emblem of the United States, as well as being a sacred bird in many North American cultures, the bald eagle is one of the most recognizable raptors in the world and Canadas largest bird of prey. Their range covers most of Canada, Alaska, the lower 48 states and northern Mexico.

    While their diet consists mostly of fish, bald eagles will prey on water birds and mammals. They often scavenge the leftovers from prey of other predators such as bears and wolves. Prob-ably the most common places to see bald eagles on the island are the dumps.

    Bald eagles reach maturity at five years old and are thought to keep the same mate for life, however if the mate dies, the other eagle will search out a new mate. They usually lay eggs in late February in the largest bird nests in North America. Some-times the nests can be as big as 10 feet long and 20 feet wide and weighing 2 metric tons.

    The bald eagles population began to decline in the 20th century, with the loss of nesting habitats and decrease of prey. They are opportunistic hunters and would sometimes prey on livestock, resulting in many birds being shot. The use of the pesticide DDT after World War II had devastating effects on the bald eagles populations, causing the adult females to lay eggs with thin brittle shells. By 1963 there were only 487 nesting pairs of bald eagles in the contiguous United States. The bald eagle has thrived under protection and the banning of DDT in 1972 in the U.S., and was removed from the list of threatened and endangered species in 2007.

    Photo: Donna Dolby, taken at the Jocelyn dump

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    Island Insight

    Letters to the Editor printed in the Island Insight Column reflect the views of the writer and not necessarily those of the Island Clippings.

    Important News Flash (garbage / recycling sites expanding) Another Rays Rant

    While traveling along our Island roads I have noticed, with the recent Spring-like thaw.. A lot of cans, Tim Hortons cups (they win), empty beer bottles, ect, carelessly discarded along the shoulder of these roads. A lot of people must be missing these items Im sure (sarcasm). The stretch of road between the Island and Sault Ste. Marie (hwy 17 west) is particularly a popular spot for discarding this trash.

    I suppose there are always going to be those lazy laid-back people who cannot keep these empty items in their cars until they get home or to a proper disposal site (these are called recycling bins or garbage cans). These constant road-side polluters are probably saying HEY Why do they have adopt the highway groups who clean up the side of the roads and spring anyway? Im just trying to keep these bleeding-heart environmen-talists in business anyway. Who cares that our future generation will inherit an overly polluted planet?

    Watch the Disney Movie WALL-E and learn what might really happen. COME ON its simple math : Gar-bage in vehicle = Garbage stays in vehicle = Garbage into bins at your home. Better still bring your empty beer bottles / cans in for cash. (I wont even go into the possibility these road-side polluters would be so stupid as to drink and drive.)

    We are a very sick society when we have people who have a I dont care attitude about this beautiful world we live in. As the saying goes.. Why keep looking for intelligent life on other Planets.. we have to find some on our own Planet.

    In closing I assure you polluters out there this stupid practice will come back to Bite-You in the very near future. You can do it. Lets all do our part and stop this practice, please before its too late.

    P.S. I have always wondered what these road-side pol-luters homes look like. Are there cups, cans, empty beer bottles ect all over their floors? I dont think so. See you can do it. Its easy.Ray Kennedy

    Editors note : Normally we would not publish Rants per say (Rays words not ours), but Ray makes some very good points. We too have certainly noticed a lot of garbage on the roads on the Island. Considering how far those Tims cups travel. Take them a little further to the dump.

    END OF SEASON BLOWOUT SALE

    HU SQ VARNA SNOWBLOWERS wSAVE UP TO $500.00 ON HUSQV ARNA WHEEL DRIVE AND TRACK SNOWBLOWERS IN STOCK MODELS ONLY

    For more information visit CONNECT WITH US ONLINE

    KENTVALE lEIA]HomehardwareSales & Service

    712 K Line Road Richards Landing (705) 246-2002

    david.kent@homehardware.ca

    2017 Husqvarna AB All right reserved (el Husqvarna

    RICHARDS LANDING OLD TOWN HALLACCESSIBILITY UPGRADES

    The Township of St. Joseph invites qualified contractorswith liability insurance and valid WSIB coverage to submit

    a proposal for exterior renovations and accessibilityupgrades to the Old Town Hall in Richards Landing.

    Information provided by bidders must be provided on theTownships bid form, and contain sufficient detail to

    support the work being proposed. The Township will bemost interested in proposals that provide a value added

    component for the benefit of the community.

    A site visit is required prior to submission and, as such, asite plan, elevation and cross section drawings of the

    building are required as part of the submission.

    The Request for Proposal forms will be posted on theTownships website at www.stjosephtownship.com. Thedeadline for submitting proposals is Friday, February 24,

    2017 at 4:00 pm. Submissions should be clearly markedRequest for Proposal Old Town Hall, sealed andaddressed to Carol Trainor, Clerk Administrator, TheTownship of St. Joseph. Faxes will not be accepted.

    705-246-2625, ext 202.

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    Only In Canada Memories of an Italian Canadian by Ray Stortini

    We received a copy of this book from the Honorable Ray Stortini and have just started to read through the collection of short stories about growing up in Sault Ste Marie as a first generation Canadian during the depression. From time to time we will publish some of these short stories in the Clippings. Cop-ies of Only in Canada may be ordered from the Soup Kitchen Community Centre in Sault Ste Marie.

    A Black Eye

    In 1966 a black American tourist drove to Sault Ste. Marie. He had a reservation at a local motel on Great Northern Road, however when he got there the motel owner refused to honor the reserva-tion. The reason given was that he did not want to risk upsetting his white American guests.

    The black man left the motel office, and drove back toward the city centre for the purpose of finding some accommodation for the night. Unfortunately, his car was hit by a train at the then unpro-tected level crossing on Pim Street. The man suffered injuries in the mishap, and was taken to the hospital.

    The event was reported by the local media, and there was an edito-rial in the Sault Daily Star by the editor, Mr. Paul LeButt. In it he defended the motel owners position that it was important not to upset his white American guests who comprised his main clientele.

    The editorial upset