Saturday, July 28, 2007

CF100 "Canuck" in Lee Park

This series of plaques are on the base of the CF100 "Canuck" honouring our Canadian forces and the men and women who served.

I was just going to post photos of the CF100 itself (it's a plane) but then I saw the reflections that were in the plaques and thought you could see parts of North Bay and so I have included them.

From left to right the reflections are:

1) Holy Name of Jesus Christ Catholic Church (at 895 Memorial Drive) - this is on the west side of the plane

2) the series of lights are from the Veterans Field Soccer Pitch for evening games (this is facing the east side of the plane)

3) the reflection of the south, shows the corner of Judge Street and Lakeshore Drive (where you can play mini-golf and grab an ice-cream - I'll put a photo up sometime later this summer).

Friday, July 27, 2007

Boys and their Toys in Thomson Park

Okay so it's not really boys but rather young men at heart racing their radio controlled cars in Thomson Park. The hill in the background is actually used as a great sliding hill during the winter. The guys were racing their cars around and up the hill. The kids who had just finished their soccer game earlier were standing behind and watching all the great fun!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Gateway to the North

This original stone arched once graced the old Ferguson Highway (the former name of Hwy 11) entrance into North Bay. It is now the entrance to the parking lot for Lee Park.

The arch was erected by the North Bay Travellers in 1928 (group was later became the North Bay Club of the Associated Canadian Travellers [ACT]). The arch image became part of the city's logo.

The flags in the photo are (l to r):

1) Franco-Ontarian Flag
2) The National Flag of Canada - The Maple Leaf
3) Union Flag (or known more commonly as the Union Jack)
4) Ontario Provinical Flag

On the reverse side of the arch (or original entrance) it lists the mileage (in miles not km) to various towns and cities north of North Bay.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

ONR Apartments on Oak Street

The ONR apartments are located on Oak Street near John Street. The apartment building is for retirees of the Ontario Northland Railroad. It is located next door to the corporate head office and offers fantastic views of Lake Nipissing or the city as well as being near the rails.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

ONR Head Office

A little late but here is the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission head office building that I promised I would post a couple of weeks ago.

The building is located along Oak Street and the back of the building has a very impressive view of the rail yard and Lake Nipissing.

Monday, July 23, 2007

New Hospital Construction Progressing

Construction continues along Highway 17 on the new North Bay hospital.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Blading along the Kinsmen Trail near Kate Pace Way

A North Bayite enjoying the morning sun to do some roller blading. He is coming from downtown along the Kinsmen Trail and is approaching Memorial Drive and the Kate Pace Way trail.