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: GrassyRiver@gmail.com

High Falls Background Information Link



Google Map/Panoramio Showing Area of the Proposed Dam

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Jan. 31, 2008

Pic of the Day

Pic taken Jan 20th on a cool Sunday Morning

Photo by Paul R.

Jan. 30, 2008

Another Timmins Daily Press Article on the Falls


Wow in the paper again and this time we make the front page :-)


Pic of the Day

Pic taken Jan 20-2008 - -36C that day :-)

Photo by Markus

Jan. 29, 2008

Timmins Daily Press Article on the Falls

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=878560

Pic of the Day X 2

Two great shots of the Falls area -

1st a great winter shot showing the mist being backlit

2nd Picture showing lower part of falls - Great timelapse shot

Photos by Paul Brunet

Jan. 27, 2008

Pic of the Day

View near top of Falls on the East side looking downstream

Picture taken last January

Photo by Paul Brunet

Jan. 26, 2008

Pic of the Day

Another great shot of the Falls/Rapids taken back in the fall of October 2005
This pic near the top of the falls looking downstream

Not much water this time of year

Pic by Paul Brunet

Jan. 25, 2008

Video Clip of the Day

Here is another short Video(23s) of High Falls looking downstream taken Jan 20th in -36C Weather

Video by Markus

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Beautiuful shot of the Falls/Rapids taken back in Oct of 2005

Pic by Paul Brunet

Jan. 24, 2008

Pic of the Day

Pic taken during last Sunday's cold spell -36C :-) brrrrrrrrrrrr

Photo by Paul

Jan. 23, 2008

Video Clip of High Falls

Here is a short Video of High Falls taken Jan 20th in -36C Weather

Video by Markus


Pic of the Day

Shot from just above the Falls looking downstream

Pic Taken Sunday Jan 20-2008 during the -36C cold spell

Photo by Markus

Jan. 22, 2008

Pic of the Day

Panorama shot from just above High Falls

Shot Taken Sunday Jan 20-2008 during the -36C cold spell

Photo by Markus

Jan. 21, 2008

Pic of the Day

More shots from the High Falls Adventure yesterday in the searing cold

Photo by Markus

Jan. 20, 2008

Pic of the Day

Three of us braved the extreme cold today -36 DegC(-32F) and tracked
through many kilometers of bush to bring you some nice photos of High
Falls

Why is it alway the coldest weather that makes for the nicest shots :-)

You will be seeing many more shots of today's excursion over the next
number of days

Photo by Markus

Jan. 19, 2008

Pics of the Day brought to you by WildExodus.com

Email Note and Pic of the Day from a concerned local business

Hello,
High falls is the key attraction of the 'Grassy River Canoe
Expedition' one of the most popular offerings to our international
eco-tourists. We are opposed to any proposal that results in the
destruction of this geological 'gem' within the city with a heart of
gold.
The attached photos were taken last July during a trip with guests from Chicago.

All the best with your efforts, J.C. Santos
WildExodus.com

Jan. 18, 2008

Pic of the Day

Another Beautiful shot of High Falls - if you look closely you can see the frost on the trees and the mist in the background
 
Click on the picture for a larger image
 
Photo by Lynn

Jan. 17, 2008

Pic o the Day

Some of the beautiful scenery a dam can provide :-*(
This shot looking south down Peterlong Lake - this is about 20km upstream from high falls
 
Photo by Lynn

 

Jan. 16, 2008

Pic of the Day

Picture of the Peterlong Dam located about 20km upstream from High Falls - picture taken a few years ago

Photo by Lynn


 

Jan. 15, 2008

Pic of the Day

View right up at the Falls - you can see the quite spray nicely in this shot

Photo by Lynn

Jan. 14, 2008

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Shot taken yesterday looking up stream from the Dalton Bridge/Culvert

Photo by Markus

Jan. 13, 2008

Pic of the Day

Picture taken today at the Grassy River culvert on Dalton Road - Lots
of water right now

Photo by Markus

Jan. 12, 2008

High Falls Presentation to Timmins Local Citizens Committee

Hello Everyone,

Just to keep you up to date with our battle to keep the waters of High Falls flowing.  John Shaw, Mert Lake and I have completed a presentation to the Timmins Local Citizens Committee on Wednesday January 9 at 7:00 p.m.

I have put together a Power Point Presentation outlining the value of the falls to the residents and visitors to Timmins.  There are also several photos and maps of the area to make everyone aware  of what is happening.

So far we have passed out 1,500 post cards addressed to the Ministers of Natural Resources and the Environment.

Grant


Pic of the Day

Another beautiful picture of the falls
It's early morning and you can see the sun just peeking through the
trees and nicely lighting up the mist

Photo by Lynn

Jan. 11, 2008

Pic of the Fri Day

Another neat shot from last April - there are actually a number of
trees under this mist buildup

Photo by Markus

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Winter shot right at the water level

Photo by Markus

Jan. 9, 2008

Pic of the Day

Looking down the falls last May

Jan. 8, 2008

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Some really neat Ice Formations 20 feet down from the falls on a cool morning

Photo by Paul

Jan. 7, 2008

Pic of the Day

High Falls last January
Photo by Markus

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High Falls in May 2008

Not much water

Photo by Markus

Jan. 6, 2008

Pic of the Day

This picture showing the bottom of the first set of falls back in April-2007

Not much water for spring time

Photo by Markus

Jan. 5, 2008

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Buddy speaks out about High Falls and wants your support

Photo by Hudon

Jan. 4, 2008

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This shot near the bottom of the first set of falls last spring

Photo by Markus

Jan. 3, 2008

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Shot taken just below falls - another example of how the mist from the falls condenses on surrounding trees
 
Photo by Markus

Jan. 2, 2008

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From Left to Right - Andy, Buddy & Joe enjoying High Falls
 
Photo by Hudon

Jan. 1, 2008

Another Pic of the Day

I just figured i'd make up for missing a couple of days in 2007

Just love this Ice Formation up at the Falls - water can be truly amazing

Happy New Year to All

Pic of the Day

This pic taken last winter - showing dim outlines of snowshoe tracks
near the park area going to High Falls on a beautiful sunny day