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 Weekender section.
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 partners. 

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

For 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 705-781-9939.

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 



Latest update: August 19, 2008