Lake Nipigon Nominated for 2017 Gertrude H. Dyke Award

Lake Nipigon Nominated for 2017 Gertrude H. Dyke Award

Posted on February 10 by Kyle in Awards
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Sault Ste. Marie-based author Nancy Scott has been nominated for a Gertrude H. Dyke Award for her work Lake Nipigon: Where the Great Lakes Begin.

The Gertrude H. Dyke Award recognizes the best popular full length book published about the history of Northwestern Ontario. This is one of the several awards that the Thunder Bay Museum gives every two years.

Lake Nipigon, the primary watershed feeding the Great Lakes, explores the natural history of the lake, as well as the evolving human history of the area, from its aboriginal prehistory, through first European contact, the fur-trade era, resource development, and ultimately to the communities that exist there today.

Nancy Scott is a park planner with the Ministry of Natural Resources and has worked throughout Northern Ontario. For over 25 years her work has included field reconnaissance and preparing management plans for such provincial parks as Woodland Caribou, Wabakimi, Mississagi, Lake Superior, and Killarney. Nancy lives in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

The award will be announced on January 7, 2018.