Lower Town, Quebec City, QC.
This is my friend Larry’s garage wall. The “too good to throw in the garbage” items hang on the wall just in case they will be needed some day in the future. Larry runs a farm and “you never know” when something hanging in the garage will be exactly what you need to repair a broken piece of equipment.
Of course, the day you need that item that you’ve saved for years is exactly one day after you give up on it and throw it out.
As part of the Waterfront Development Project fundraising, a pergola was built.
The structure is a meeting and resting place for those visiting the waterfront features. The leaves commemorate the people of North Bay.
It is an interesting gateway to the wonders of North Bay’s Waterfront.
Yesterday I went on a little photo walk and found myself in the part of town where the Ontario Northland Railway has its operations.
There is a long history to this enterprise and North Bay has been the centre of its operations since it was created.
Over the years it has grown into the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and its activities extend beyond rail to telecommunications, shipping, internet services, contract refurbishing of rail cars and locomotives. At one time it had its own small airline (Norontair).
Recently in a “cost saving” measure the Provincial Government announced that it was divesting itself of the various parts of the ONTC and would sell each to the highest bidder. This has created a great deal of upheaval and uncertainty in the town and indeed in the whole of Northeastern Ontario. From North Bay to Moosonee unhappiness reigns.
The memory of the “Glory Years” is about to start fading:
It won’t be long before the building in the background is renamed.
People will forget as the enterprise that connected Northeastern Ontario fades into history.