43 years ago today

Posted by on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 6:00 am

Last week a friend in Ignace found an old newspaper in their cottage.  The paper was dated July 18, 1968.  It was the News – Chronicle  from Port Arthur, Ontario.  For those who keep up with world events, Port Arthur and Fort William amalgamated in 1970 to become Thunder Bay. 

When this paper was published, my grandfather was the head printer of this newspaper. On pg. 12 was a small article about Ignace Airways.  Since 1985 our other company, Ignace Outposts, has run the Ignace Airways’ fly-in camps.

Here is the article.

1968 clipping

We still cater to the tourist trade however the $99.00 for a 5 day fly-in trip is long gone – so don’t ask.  Add a zero and we are close to our Irene Lake 7 day trips.

The front page of this paper has articles about postal workers being on strike looking for an increase in their $2.63 per hour wage.  These guys were just on strike again last month and I think adding a zero here is also very close to what they wanted to increase.  

Everything is relative.   All things considered, our fly-in fishing adventures are a great deal.