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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Send Us Your pictures and they will be included on the blog
Email pics to: GrassyRiver@gmail.com



Jun 29, 2008

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Upper Falls West side looking downstream - May 2008

Photo by Markus

Jun 27, 2008

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Upper Falls May 2008

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Jun 26, 2008

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High Falls May 2008

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Jun 25, 2008

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Shot of Upper Falls May 2008

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Jun 24, 2008

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High Falls May 2008

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Jun 23, 2008

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Water level shot - above Upper Falls

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Jun 22, 2008

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Cabin above Upper Falls

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Jun 21, 2008

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High Falls May 2008 - not much water eh!!

Jun 20, 2008

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West side of High Falls

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Jun 19, 2008

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High Falls from a different vantage point

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Jun 18, 2008

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Upper Falls May 2008

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Jun 17, 2008

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HDR photo taken midway through Upper Falls

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Jun 16, 2008

Every River in Canada is Now Threatened

As if we didn't have enough to fight to protect rivers. Now the
federal government seems to be against us.

Incredible as it may seem, the Harper government is considering the
elimination of the historic right of public navigation in Canada.

A good website to see what is happening is
http://www.canadianrivers.net/index.html

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Not sure what it is exactly, just thought it looked neat

Photo by Markus

Jun 14, 2008

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Black and White shot up at Upper Falls

Photo by Paul R.

Jun 13, 2008

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Side view of Upper Falls

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Jun 12, 2008

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Upper Falls - May 4-2008

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Jun 11, 2008

The Romaine River Located in Quebec

Another Group in Quebec Fighting to Save a River



Alliance Romaine
Safeguarding the future of the Romaine River

Please join us in asking Quebec to protect its natural heritage! Let’s say “No thanks!” to more hydroelectricity and save the Romaine River.

The Romaine River, situated north of the municipality of Havre-Saint-Pierre in Basse-Cote-Nord, is one of Qu├ębec’s last large undammed rivers. Hydro-Quebec plans on building a 1550 MW hydroelectric complex composed of four dams which would produce close to 8 TWh of electricity per year.


Visit the Alliance Romaine Site for more details

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View looking down about midway on the Upper Falls

Photo by Markus

Jun 10, 2008

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Photo just above Upper Falls - May 6-2008

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Jun 9, 2008

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Upper Falls Jan 20-2008

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Jun 7, 2008

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Another anchor bolt from the logging days located on the East side of Upper Falls

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Jun 6, 2008

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Old bottle(Ketchup ??) discarded near top of Upper Falls - from way back 1920's 30's

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Jun 5, 2008

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Midway on Upper Falls - May 19-2008

Could you just picture canoeing down here ?? :-) or kayaking

Photo by Markus

Jun 4, 2008

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Bottom of Upper Falls - May 19-2008

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Jun 3, 2008

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Looking down upper falls - May 19-2008

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Jun 2, 2008

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Short canoe trip from High Falls to Dalton road - Sunday May 25-2008

This shot taken just down river from the falls

Photo by Markus

Jun 1, 2008

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Another shot of yesterday's Oxbow but shot from an elevated area just
east of yesterday's pic

This river has many secrets - let's hope they aren't lost

If you want to know where it's located then email me at grassyriver@gmail.com

Photo by Markus