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Tupper Lake Man Drowns On Middle Saranac Lake

State police and forest rangers say a Tupper Lake man drowned over the weekend on Middle Saranac Lake. Gary Cyra failed to return from an ice-fishing trip. He was an employee at Sunmount in Tupper Lake. Searchers found his parked car at the South Creek boat launch. They used search dogs Tuesday in the woods around the parking area and continued the search yesterday. State forest ranger Lieutenant Gary Friedrich led the effort. He spoke yesterday afternoon with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Heard up North: End of the Ice Age

The St Lawrence Women's Hockey team's long playoff success delayed the inevitable. But now their season is over, the ice at Appleton Arena is coming down. Steve White bids the ice farewell.  Go to full article

ATV Death On Lake George

An ice fisherman from Vermont died on Lake George Tuesday morning after his 4-wheeled ATV broke through the ice. State police say the 72-year-old from Rutland, who hasn't been identified, planned to go ice fishing. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Bob Martin scales ice in the Adirondacks
Bob Martin scales ice in the Adirondacks

Climbing Through Ice & Wind in the Adirondacks

On a winter drive through Cascade Pass or Wilmington Notch in the Adirondacks, you can find climbers perched on the side of waterfalls or clinging to frozen cliff faces. For those willing to brave single-digit temperatures and sometimes harsh conditions, ice climbing offers another way to experience the mountains. Bob Martin from Saranac Lake scaled a popular route recently near Wilmington. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: An Ice Sculptor on his medium

There's at least one man celebrating the return of sub-freezing temperatures this weekend. Ed Sharmer of Saranac Lake is an ice sculptor. He'll be organizing the building of the annual "ice palace" at this year's Winter Carnival, February 3rd-12th. The warm weather has made working with ice a challenge this year...  Go to full article
Skating under the Bank Street Bridge
Skating under the Bank Street Bridge

Good Ice, Gray Skies: Canal Opens

The "World's Longest Skateway" opened Saturday under grey skies and light flurries. Ice conditions were "fair" to "good", and crowds of walkers, joggers and skaters turned out to enjoy various canal attractions. Ottawa's Rideau Canal is a favorite winter activity for residents and visitors alike. Lucy Martin spoke to skaters, and a vendor who explained a traditional canalside snack.  Go to full article

Coping with Icy Walks and Driveways

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has advice on how to remove ice on sidewalks and driveways without too much damage to grass and plants.  Go to full article

EPA to Regulate Airplane De-icing Fluid?

The Environmental Protection Agency says it might impose new restrictions on airports. Officials with the EPA say de-icing chemicals used on planes and taxiways can contaminate surface water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Celeste Headlee reports.  Go to full article

Seaway Opening Scrutinized, Again

The St. Lawrence Seaway is scheduled to open another shipping season on March 25th. Observers warn letting giant freighters into the St. Lawrence too early can damage riverside ecology and homes. They also worry about the nightmare scenario of an oil spill trapped under ice. As David Sommerstein reports, the Seaway has made compromises over how it chooses an opening date, but critics still fear economics trumps the environment.  Go to full article

Ice Breakup Begins on St. Lawrence

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker "Simcoe" will begin clearing the St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel next week. The "Simcoe" will set off Monday, March 8th from Prescott, across the river from Ogdensburg, and work its way upriver.  Go to full article

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