03. The massive effort to create a new Hydro line corridorIn late October and early November 2010, a massive effort was made to clear a corridor through the forest for the new Hydro line. Almost all of the tree cutting was safely and efficiently accomplished by a uniquely skilled member and his hard-working family. I and many other members helped with stacking cordwood and burning branches. A light snowfall in the midst of this effort failed to dampen the enthusiasm of volunteers. We had professionals cut about a dozen gigantic spruce trees. Even though several of these trees leaned slightly towards the adjoining road, these two skilled men were able to cut the trees so that they fell into our cleared corridor. The completed corridor was 800 feet long by 40 feet wide! As president of Naturist Legacy Inc., I co-signed a contract with Manitoba Hydro in December for spring installation of the new power line.
These photographs from my personal collection were taken in October and November 2010. Please contact me if you'd like to learn more about them. Click or tap to enlarge, or view all photos enlarged (1000px).