Ver­mont Truck lost on lake

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Staff

TwoVer­mont ice fish­er­men, a 63 year-old fa­ther and his 39 year-old son, were caught by sur­prise last Fri­day af­ter­noon on Lake Mem­phrem­a­gog by the snow storm, which on the Lake eas­ily trans­formed it­self into a bl­iz­zard. At twenty past four, they hooked up with Ons­tar, who then as­serted that they were no longer in the USA but in Canada and called the Sûreté du Québec ten min­utes later.

By chance, an SQ snow­mo­bile pa­trol was al­ready on the lake and was able to get there around six o’clock. As there are spots on the lake that are not frozen, as a pi­lot learned last week at the fly meet, the of­fi­cers were ex­tra care­ful to reach the oc­cu­pants of the truck safely.

When they did, the fish­er­men were in the neigh­bour­hood of Prov­ince Is­land. They were led to the fed­eral wharf at Weir Park and from then on, Stanstead Fire­men took care of them, es­cort­ing them back to the States.

En­vi­ron­men­talS­ci­en­tist Dis­cusses Adapt­ing to Cli­mate Change at Newport’s Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary Newport ~ Sci­en­tist and au­thor Amy Seidl will dis­cuss ways so­ci­ety can adapt to cli­mate change in a talk at Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary in Newport on March 7. Her talk, “Find­ing Higher Ground: Adap­ta­tion in the Age of Warm­ing,” is part of the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days lec­ture se­ries and takes place at 7:00 p.m. Seidl will ex­plain why the long-term na­ture of cli­mate change forces us to re­design how we struc­ture our so­ci­eties and will con­sider our eth­i­cal role as plan­e­tary stew­ards.

Seidl re­ceived a Doc­tor­ate in Bi­ol­ogy from the Univer­sity of Ver­mont, a Mas­ters in En­to­mol­ogy from Colorado State Univer­sity, and a Bach­e­lor of Arts from Hamp­shire Col­lege. She has taught in the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­grams at Mid­dle­bury Col­lege and UVM. She is the au­thor of Early Spring: An Ecol­o­gist and Her Chil­dren Wake to a Warm­ing World and her most re­cent book, Find­ing Higher Ground: Adap­ta­tion in the Age of Warm­ing. The Ver­mont Depart­ment of Li­braries is the statewide un­der­writer of First Wed­nes­days. Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary is spon­sored by As­so­ci­ated In­sur­ance, Com­mu­nity Na­tional Bank, and Newport City Re­nais­sance Cor­po­ra­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary at 802.334.7902, or con­tact the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil at 802.262.2626 or info@ver­mon­thu­man­i­ties.org, or visit www.ver­mon­thu­man­i­ties.org.

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