This Area may soon Disappear, if not for Your Help!

If this place looks familiar … Read on
A proposed HydroElectric development will drastically change High Falls on the Grassy River. The scenic beauty of these rapids and waterfall, only 23 km from downtown Timmins, will be lost forever as the river flow is forced into a large pipe to feed the turbine and generator. The falls, as we now know it, will cease to exist. The preliminary work has already started as an environmental screening process is now happening. Public input will be sought probably in early Spring 2008 or 2009 or 2010 or 2011 or 2012 - Who knows ?

If you want to do something about it or want more information please Email:

High Falls Background Information Link

Google Map/Panoramio Showing Area of the Proposed Dam

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Dec 31, 2007

Pic of the Day

Happy New Years to all

Sorry for the lack of updates lately - Xmas season has kept me busy :-)

This picture was taken last January - even though we had little snow
on the ground at that point, there was still lots of water flowing thanks to the Peterlong Dam

Photo by Paul

Dec 28, 2007

Pic of the Day

Buddy the Labrador enjoying High Falls

Photo by Hudon

Dec 27, 2007

Pic of the Day

This is a shot of the bottom of the river taken July-2007 - I just thought it looked neat

Dec 26, 2007

Pic of the Day

This shot was taken up at High Halls and shows frost buildup from the Falls on the trees - the picture doesn't really do it justice

Dec 25, 2007

Looking for your Grassy River High Falls Shots

Hi All,

If you have any pictures of the High Falls or Grassy River in general please send them in and I will include them on the blog as part of the "Pic of the Day" series
Please include your your first name or initials so I can credit the photos - anonymous is ok too

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Pic of the Day

Cascading falls near bottom of High Falls

Merry Xmas everybody and a Happy New Year

Dec 24, 2007

Pic of the Day

Ice and snow buildup near the top of high falls

Dec 23, 2007

Pic of the Last 2 Days

The first pic was taken near the falls showing neat ice formations on the small tree
The second is of the Peterlong Dam about 20km upstream - let's hope High Falls doesn't one day look like this

Dec 21, 2007

Pic of the Day

Pic just above high falls - on the right you can see remnants from old logging operations when they used to float the logs down the river in the spring and use large chutes to bypass the rapids/falls

Dec 20, 2007

Pic of the Day

Picture taken at second set of falls below high falls - May 2007

Dec 18, 2007

Pic of the Day

Rapids below the Falls in early May - not much water eh ?

Dec 17, 2007

Pic of the Day

High Falls in May - Slowly Shedding Winter

Dec 15, 2007

Pic of the Day

High Falls January 2007 - Cool Sunny Morning

Photo by Lynn

Dec 14, 2007

High Falls Ice Formation

Beautiful Ice Formation at the Falls

It's amazing what the mist will do on a cold January day

High Falls in Panoramio

Panoramio shots showing in Google Maps

Google Map Showing Area of the Proposed Dam

Google Map Link Showing Proposed Dam Area

Dec 12, 2007

This place would not be the same without Water

Where will the Otter families live ??

What will happen to the native artifacts of this region ? Lost ? Buried under water like the artifacts from Kenogamissi Lake(previous DAM Project) I hope not

Dec 11, 2007

Pic of the Day

Who would trade this for a little bit of hydro ?

Pic of the Day

Picture captured April 2007 about 0.5km above the falls

This will all be flooded in the future

Sad to think

Dec 5, 2007

Grassy River High Falls

Grassy High Falls before the destruction