Vermont Truck lost on lake
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 email@example.com, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.