Lakes still frozen on 4/28 Satellite Imagery

Sunday’s NASA MODIS satellite pass shows Temagami iced in on both the true color image & the infrared (false blue color) image. The infrared sounder  shows water breaks on NIpissing and the Ottawa river. The darker blue indicates open water, thin ice or water on top of snow/ice. When clear days allow, I will post more imagery as the weather warms.

Sunday April 28, 2019 MODIS morning pass. True Color Image

April 28, 2019 MODIS infrared (false color) image.

March & April Temagami Council Meetings

The March and April 2019 Municipality of Temagami  Town Council Meeting  agendas &  draft minutes  are  now posted on the Municipality’s website. The draft meeting minutes for the March and April public meetings are linked below.

Draft Council Meeting Minutes March 14, 2019

Draft Council Meeting Minutes Meeting March 28, 2019

Draft Council Meeting Minutes April 11, 2019  

Agenda & Attachments for Council Meeting April 25, 2019  

Mayor’s Update April 15, 2019

Mayor Dan O’Mara forwards the following message along with his most recent Temagami Town Council update. A link to the April update follows his request.

“Until the Town has a comprehensive email network I will use my email listing to send out  updates.  To start development of a Town email system, should you desire to participate,  we ask you to send your email contact  information to  If you know someone not receiving this email please send it along to them.  Thanks

Mayor’s Municipal Update April 2019

2019 Canadian Wildfire Information System

Despite the snow cover, April begins the early fire season in Canada, beginning in the western provinces. Natural Resources Canada has enhanced fire weather information for the public on the internet.  The Canadian Wildland Fire Information System (CWFIS)  will create  daily fire weather and fire behavior maps year-round & hot spot maps throughout the forest fire season, generally between May and September.  An interactive GPS based  CWFIS map covers all of Canada and can resolve down to a specific provincial region. By toggling <overlays>, a user can choose to display daily fire danger, active fires, fire weather perimeter estimates, M3 hot spots and fire history. Comprehensive  background on the CWFIS including additional links to fire weather forecasts is accessible online here.

Monthly Sunrise-Sunset Tables for Temagami

Printable  current monthly Sunrise-Sunset Tables will now be posted to the TLA web page. The April 2019 table is accessible here. Temagami  gains over three minutes of daylight each day in April- the largest monthly gain of the year. A comprehensive daily solar & lunar  ephemeris including times  for local solar noon and twilight  is available through the link below.

Sunrise/Sunset & Moonrise/Moonset Times for Temagami Island