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Sekiu fishing resort marks 80th anniversary

FISHING – Olson’s Resort at Sekiu, Wash., well-known for harboring salmon anglers venturing out on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary this weekend.

How?  With a July 6 fishing derby, of course.

Mega resort proposed for Canadian Rockies

MOUNTAINS — A resort developement proposed along the edge of Canmore, Alberta, would be the largest in the history of the Canadian Rockers, according to a story in the Calgary Herald.

It’s the anchor of a proposal by PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. to develop the community with a total of 2,549 residential units, 1,000 resort accommodation units and two hotels with 250 rooms each, as well as other businesses, on 1,110 acres — about 80 per cent of the remaining developable land in the mountain town.

The proposal could add 10,000 people to Canmore’s population.

Kaninaskis Country — gateway to Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and Banff National Park and home to dozens of smaller parks — could be getting crowded.

Oregon’s last wilderness lodge changes hands

WILDERNESS — A notable Oregon destination, the Minam River Lodge in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, has changed hands.

The Oregonian reports that Barnes Ellis of Portland has bought the last operating wilderness lodge in eastern Oregon.

The lodge dates to about 1950. It has a main building and dormitory, five cabins. It can accommodate 35 guests. Access is by trail or small aircraft.

At 560 square miles, Eagle Cap is the state’s largest designated wilderness area.

The ranch had been for sale for years, and the previous owner, George Peekema of Vancouver, died last year at 81.