Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Orvis Company CFO II Disc Reel


The Orvis Company CFO II Disc Reel

Donated by Trout Unlimited Canada for DamNation ‪#‎Calgary‬ raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

The CFO fly fishing reel has been the choice of technical fly fisherman since 1971. Reengineered to be lighter, smoother, and tougher. Although this fly fishing reel is machined using the most modern of materials and state-of-the-art machining technology, the CFO disc drag fly reel is a reverent nod to fly fishing tradition. The reel's signature look and sound are synonymous for thousands of fly fisherman with great moments on the water. It matches as perfectly in spirit, looks and performance with Orvis Superfine or bamboo fly rods as it does with our high-tech Helios fly rods.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Get an Inside Look at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous 2014


Get an Inside Look at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous 2014

Earlier this year, during the first weekend in April, the sleepy city of Missoula, Montana was invaded by hundreds of fly-fishing guides and Orvis employees for the 2014 Orvis Guide Rendezvous and Down the Hatch Fishing Festival.


Click this link for video news clip:  http://bit.ly/1AA0u3F

Fly Shop Tickets - DamNation #Calgary - Nov 26, 2014

 
DamNation #Calgary - Nov 26, 2014

Hurry down to your favourite fly shop this weekend!

https://damnationcalgary.eventbrite.ca/

#deadbeatdams

Friday, November 21, 2014

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L



 Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L

Donated by Patagonia Calgary for DamNation #Calgary raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival (Calgary) - Nov 18-23, 2014

 
 
Marda Loop Justice Film Festival (Calgary) - Nov 18-23, 2014

The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival seeks raise awareness, facilitate conversation, & offer opportunities to respond to social injustices at home and abroad.

More info here: http://bit.ly/11DxgS7

Jellified' lakes coming to Canada

A handful of Holopedium from a lake in the Muskoka-Haliburton region of Ontario.
Photo, courtesy Ron Ingram, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change / Ottawa Citizen

Jellified' lakes coming to Canada

Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, Nov 19, 2014

"....The good news is that we are able to identify one of the effects of reduced lakewater calcium levels. The bad news is that many lakes have passed critical th
resholds, and we have been reduced to the role of a spectator as these changes continue to unfold. Once again we see that there are many unexpected consequences of our actions — and they are mostly negative...."

Read more here: http://bit.ly/14XXnpd

Thursday, November 20, 2014

World Toilet Day - Nov 19


World Toilet Day - Nov 19

Equality and dignity is the theme of World Toilet Day 2014. The campaign will inspire action to end open defecation and put spotlight on how access to improved sanitation leads to a reduction in assault and violence on women and girls.

Having to defecate openly infringes on human safety and dignity. Women and girls risk rape and abuse as they wait until night falls because they lack of access to a toilet that offers privacy.

Off the Grid

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

We've been off the grid for a few days. No, where we went was not warm. :-)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dinner & A Movie - DamNation Nov 26, 2014



Enjoy a tasty dinner and a great movie! Sticky Ricky's is coming to DamNation on Nov 26. Cajun/Creole. Food served starting at 5:30 pm.

Information and ticket purchase here:  https://damnationcalgary.eventbrite.ca/

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Protecting city from future floods makes economic sense"

Photo, Courtesy Calgary Herald

Bow River Shuttles writes: "There were two items in the Calgary Herald this morning related to the proposed flood mitigation project in Springbank, on the western outskirts of the City of Calgary.

One was a couple of paragraphs in a column
by Barry Cooper. The other was a full op-ed piece written by The Calgary River Communities Action Group." 



"All Prentice needs is a little common sense"

by Barry Cooper, Calgary Herald, Nov 11, 2014

... Ramping up the disaster recovery program to process flood damage applications made sense. On the other hand, the massive flood mitigation program for Springbank, does not. According to an engineering professor at the University of Western Ontario, Slobodan Simonovic, it was “unbelievable” to support such a project without thorough cost-benefit analysis. The premier said it was cost-effective, but offered no evidence.

Perhaps the announcement was made to help Education Minister Gordon Dirks’ election in Calgary-Elbow, which was badly flooded in 2013. Or perhaps we need to keep an eye on who gets the $200-million contract to build it. Either way, it looks like machine politics...

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1EDZICh

 

"Protecting city from future floods makes economic sense"

by Tony Morris and Brenda Leeds Binder, Co-Presidents of the Calgary River Communities Action Group, Calgary Herald, Nov 11, 2014

...The articles seem to attempt to pit homeowners of Elbow River communities against Springbank landowners. The Springbank Off-Stream Diversion will not only protect lives and property, but hundreds of millions of dollars of city infrastructure, private and public capital project in the downtown core and river communities and ensure continued prosperity of the economic engine of Canada...

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1xzKdsL

Monday, November 10, 2014

Eyeball to eyeball with Canada’s migrating salmon

Photo, courtesy Josh Humbert, BBC

Eyeball to eyeball with Canada’s migrating salmon

BBC Travel, In Canada Nature & Outdoors
By Amanda Castleman, 02 November 2014

My brain froze as I submerged into the cold water of British Columbia’s Shuswap Lake. But the discomfort paled
as I watched sockeye salmon – hundreds of cherry-tinted fish with moss-green heads – swirl overhead like a kaleidoscope. At the end of an epic 4,000km journey, they were waiting to swim the final leg upstream to spawn and die.

Read more (& pix): http://bbc.in/1ysjJHP