Lowell Once More

It’s been quiet around here lately, but don’t mistake the silence for lack of progress…more details on that soon!  For now, we will be catching up on some of the production activities that haven’t made[…]


Day 7 – Chisasibi

It was our last day of production in the James Bay region.  We took a little while in the morning to get our gear in proper order before heading out; yesterday’s 16-hour day had further[…]


Day Five: Hydro-Quebec (LG2)

We weren’t scheduled to meet with the representatives from Hydro-Quebec until shortly after midday, so we took advantage of the free time to catch up on data logging, blog posting and equipment management.  We were[…]

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Day Four: Chisasibi

Chisasibi is a small town by American standards, but we were surprised at how large it was, given its locale.  We knew that the town had about 5,000 residents, most of those being native Cree,[…]


Day Four: Radisson to Chisasibi

When we woke up, the wind had not abated; if anything, it had gotten worse.  We heard plow trucks clearing the parking lots outside and a quick glance out the window confirmed that sunlight would[…]


Day Three: Radisson

Our first day with “boots on the ground” in the far north was a holiday; Easter Monday.  We had planned on using this day to get settled, organized and recuperated, so the fact that most[…]


Day Two: The James Bay Road

At kilometer 6 on the James Bay Road, there is a checkpoint where travelers are asked to stop and register.  In addition to being provided with important information about the road and the region and[…]


Day Two: Matagami

We arrived at Matagami (Cree for “Where waters meet”) in the late morning.  This little town is the last settlement before the vast expanse through which the James Bay Road winds its way.  We made[…]