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Port McNeill Logger Sports - June 26 & 27, 2015

Main Show: Saturday, June 27, 11am to 3pm. This is an excellent family-oriented event and a great chance to see nationally-ranked athletes vie for great prizes and bragging rights. Competitors go head-to-head in a full slate of events including Axe Throw, Choker Race, Springboard and Hot Saw to name a few. There will be Mens and Ladies categories as well as a Mixed Jack & Jill event. The Port McNeill Logger Sports Society is also very excited to again offer a novice-class competition and are encouraging any first time logger sports competitors to come out and join in the contest and for some good natured fun. See full details and download a registration form at http://www.vancouverislandnorth.ca/loggersports/

The "BEAR" Essentials

It’s that time of year again in the Tri-Port region. The sun is out (sometimes) and the bears are waking up. Our black bears here on the North Island live in a very difficult environment with hunting pressures, logging, traffic accidents, natural selection, and other predators all affecting a single bear’s survival rate. But the most important species in this equation is us – those that live in the urban interface. Please click this link to be taken to information from Bryce Casavant, North Island Conservation Officer, on how to reduce bear and human conflicts in our communities.

Coming Soon - Bald Eagle Rescue Workshop

Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) rescues almost 50 bald eagles per year and responds to twice as many phone calls about them, many of those calls coming from the North Island. MARS needs trained volunteers who can rescue the birds safely and help get them to their Wildlife Centre located South of Campbell River. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact MARS directly at 250-337-2021 or by email at info@wingtips.org. Dates for the Rescue Workshop will be announced. This workshop is sponsored by Western Forest Products. Please click this link to be taken to the MARS poster.

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