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Title: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on January 12, 2014, 04:15:40 PM
Just joined.  I'm another member from Northern Ontario, Elliot Lake to be exact.  I see a few other members from are from this magnificent wilderness.  The Great White North is certainly holding true this year.  We have lots of snow, and too much cold for my liking.  But, that's life, take it or leave it. :P
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on January 12, 2014, 04:31:18 PM
hey NP.. I am just down the road and theres some members nearer you.. welcome and enjoy. enjoy the rain.. it wont last long.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: wild_E on January 12, 2014, 05:24:00 PM
Hey NP welcome and thanks for finally joining up here ! :D


You have tons to share, tons of experiences and are an all around nice guy, so welcome on board.
~wild_E
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on January 12, 2014, 05:44:00 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome folks.  Yes, this mild spell with rain won't last long Zeker, but I did get out for a real nice walk today, so I'm happy.

Well, Wild_E, I'll do my best not to disappoint you.  But, truth be told, I'm a consummate loner for the most part, and I haven't got too much experience in a group atmosphere.  It does seem like an interesting group though.  Congrats to you for doing a great job on this.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: M590a1 on January 12, 2014, 05:51:35 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NObshere on January 12, 2014, 05:58:53 PM
Yes welcome
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: JustABear on January 12, 2014, 07:52:01 PM
Welcome NaturalPath. I hope you find our little group interesting and beneficial. I know the feeling of being somewhat of a loner but I am also aware of the need for networking and extending out of our comfort zone to build links and supports. Curious what skills and thoughts you bring. Any questions and comments will be gladly received and answered to the best of our ability.

JAB
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on January 12, 2014, 08:22:16 PM
Again, thanks for the warm welcomes coming in.  JustABear, I depend on myself, for everything, and I have for most of my life.  I do understand the idea of networking, and how it might be beneficial to many folks, but I haven't found it to be beneficial to me.  This is where the wonders of the internet come in very handy.  I can find anything and everything I could ever want or need on the internet.  I don't need to be a member of a group to do that.  I'm not saying this to be rude or ungrateful, I'm just being honest, and sometimes my blunt honesty can be taken the wrong way.  As I've already said to Wild_E, I'll probably be a very quiet member, as I usually am in any forums I join.  I do lots of reading though.  To me, the best survival tactic in life is to 'fly under the radar', adapt, or find ways around obstacles, instead of confronting.  I'm very good at this, and it's paid off quite well.  I would say that this is my most important, and most used survival skill. 
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: tazweiss on January 12, 2014, 10:52:51 PM
Welcome NP.  I am (As I'm sure we all are) looking forward learning and discussing all kinds of things with you.  I've found this to be the best forum I've ever been priviledged to be a part of.  I'm sure you'll enjoy your time with us.

Taz
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: icrcc on January 13, 2014, 01:29:14 AM
Welcome NP from another northerner.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: grizly1 on January 13, 2014, 01:34:57 AM
Welcom from northern bc
Best regards
Griz
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: Mountainman on January 18, 2014, 08:51:38 PM
NP,

Welcome.

Please feel free to input your knowledge when you can. Everyone here brings some experience, knowledge or life skill to the table. Just telling an "I was there" type story could help someone else.

Cheers,

Mountainman.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: Edible Wild Food on January 19, 2014, 08:16:33 PM
Welcome NaturalPath from a "wanna be" northerner!  :D

I totally love the north shore and have been to Elliot Lake a couple of times.  Beautiful country up there!

Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: wild_E on January 20, 2014, 11:14:10 AM

There is a Provincial meeting on July 12th,
I was thinking you could do a demo of primitive bushcraft and hiking.


There will be invites sent out to about 6 different groups as of right now. Please feel free to invite any like minded Group or individuals.


See the info in Provincial meeting 2014 section


Also see the FAQ section on how to navigate Forums, it helps out a lot.
quick tip,
look up to the top left side, under your login name,
show new messages since last visit
show replies to my messages


also on the home page,
bottom left
stats and show current messages, this one shows you all the activity in order of sequence.


Cheers and Be most welcome here!
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: Lake Lili on February 14, 2014, 06:56:58 AM
Have just wandered in from the snow, so missed your joining us...  Hope you find it worthwhile and will add your two cents.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 18, 2014, 02:26:02 PM
Welcome NP. In my younger days I was posted to North Bay, and a friend used to take me ice fishing in Elliot lake. I had a skidoo then, and we had lots of great times. Didn't need no $280 licence to ride trails with. It is a beautiful place to skidoo.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: icrcc on February 18, 2014, 02:29:46 PM
Another good example of if it can be taxed it will.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on February 20, 2014, 09:38:58 AM
I dont have a skiddoo but take my quad on the skidoo trails.. they sure get mad at me.
I vehemently disagree with the gov giving skidoo clubs the power to make you pay to go on  crown land.
 
and then to have the club members act like cops with stop checks.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: icrcc on February 20, 2014, 10:47:21 AM
You and me both. I understand that maintaining the trails entail costs  but many of the trails are maintained for commercial purposes. I believe that the trails should be maintained by the snowmobile clubs with volunteer hours and the equipment, if needed, should be provided by the business that benefit.

Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: Henry on February 20, 2014, 11:28:44 AM
I have snovmbl. trail across the back of my property  ( appr. 2 km) and last fall without asking me they widen the trail cutting hundreds of young trees. That really P... me off, so this year they will be looking for a new route.
Henry 
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: wild_E on February 20, 2014, 11:33:49 AM
Send them a bill. $$$$$
No approval .. Private land..
Each tree in a nursery costs minimum $3 to $25 each....
Times.  200 = got your attention now.. a@#$@()s.....!
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on February 20, 2014, 11:35:03 AM
yep henry.. I wouldmake them pay or at least replant.. and re-route.
when I bought this place I was told the trail crossed the back of the property.. I told them..it better not or I will block it.. they got all huffy.. turns out it misses my property.
 
my buddy down the road, they wanted to cross his property so they gave him free pass. the next yr.. no pass. he blocked them.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on February 20, 2014, 11:42:18 AM
when 'the clubs wanted' to connect all ontario. they went to the gov for access. then they got grants for groomers and equip and maintenance.. then the gov told them that they could charge so as to repay all the expenditures.
thats crown land.. its not just for one group to make $$ off. and why does some Joe Blo have permission to give me a ticket for not having a trail pass? and/or stop me to see if I have one.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: JustABear on February 20, 2014, 12:03:06 PM
Taken from the Ontario Government website....

"Snowmobile Trails

Ontario's snowmobile trail system is maintained by many snowmobile clubs. Trails are patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police, municipal police, conservation officers and Snowmobile Trail Officer Patrol (STOP) officers. Some trails may require a trail permit. Check with the local snowmobile club to find out if you need one. For trails operated by the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, you must have and display a valid trail permit. This includes trails on private property, municipal property and land owned by the government. For information about trails and trail permits, contact the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs. Drivers convicted of driving without a trail permit on an OFSC designated trail, failing to provide evidence of their trail permit, or not properly affixing the permit to their snowmobile face fines of up to $1,000."

It would be interesting to get a legal opinion about ' joe blow' stopping you. The article does state you have to have the permit displayed so that may be their 'out'. In the end I COMPLETELY agree that they should not have sway over Crown Land. I would assume the government has applied the same laws that allow them to grant use of areas of crown land for trappers, tourist outfitters and the like. 
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on February 20, 2014, 12:16:08 PM
"This includes trails on private property, municipal property and land owned by the government."
 
isnt the land owned by the gov, yours and mine? and municipal property is taxpayer funded and private is private.. if the private landowner wishes to persue trespassing then that is his perogative, but to have some club dictate access to private property... is wrong.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: JustABear on February 20, 2014, 01:15:51 PM
I think the statement indicating trails on private property means with permission. They DO NOT have authority to infringe on private land. In reality ALL LAND is owned by the government. You just pay rent for it in perpetuity in the form of taxes which in turn gives you a set of 'rights' which can be altered at the government's whim...IE bylaws, appropriation, etc. You NEVER own it free and clear.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: icrcc on February 20, 2014, 05:38:24 PM
"You NEVER own it free and clear." Yes that is what pisses me off too. >:(
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on February 20, 2014, 08:05:04 PM
This is exactly why I decided to give up my dream of creating my own place on my 12 acres of beautiful wilderness.  You are right, it's never gonna be 'yours' no matter how hard you try to make it yours.  When I first bought my place, I was told that I could do anything I wanted with it.  Well, that may have been true then, but things change, and new bylaws are created, most of them to protect the values of surrounding properties. 
I didn't live on that piece of property because I was still working in TO, so I just got up there on weekends and holidays.  Many times I would come up and find that someone had broken into my shed, or the neighbors had created trails on my property.  I started thinking of all kinds of ways to protect my property while I wasn't there.  Eventually, it dawned on me.  What am I doing, I thought.  I came up here to get away from all this craziness, and it seems to have followed me.  I just didn't want to live like that.
So, here I am now.  I own very little, and I'm more content than I've ever been before.  I paddle past million dollar cottages  aka homes, on remote lakes, and I enjoy the same views they enjoy and it doesn't cost me a dime.  I stay as long as I want, and when I've had enough, I go back to my small apartment to rest.  I can explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in this country whenever I want, since it's all around me.  I learned that I didn't need to 'own' anything to enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: Henry on February 21, 2014, 10:34:39 AM
My understanding of private property is that you own the land , you just do not have the rights to the minerals under your property.
Henry
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 21, 2014, 10:46:54 AM
I am a city dweller. I own my house, and my land, no mortgage. If I own it, how can the city tell me I need to let fireman in to see if I have smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide alarms, and do a safety inspection? If I don't, they have the right to charge me under bylaws. So, ownership, is just a state of mind.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: JustABear on February 21, 2014, 03:14:54 PM
Henry. In Canada and I would expect the majority of countries in the World you 'own' your property at the pleasure of the Government. They will allow you exclusive use of it private from other individuals. At any time they decide they need your land they will take it and you have no recourse. If a company decides to mine the minerals under your land they will do so under the rights given them under the mining act. You as the owner of surface rights can expect notice, consultation and some compensation for the disruption in the enjoyment of your property. I don't believe you can actually STOP it from happening.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: Henry on February 21, 2014, 05:33:55 PM
Long time ago you own property you own everything, not any more.
When I was working in Texas I met some guys that own big farms and all the rights to it. They all had small oil rigs/ pumps   on theirs farms and they would pump and sell just  enough oil to make nice living but not pay too much taxes.
I loved the idea.
Henry
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 21, 2014, 05:37:21 PM
So, how do I buy the mineral rights under my prperty?
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: JustABear on February 21, 2014, 05:39:07 PM
So, how do I buy the mineral rights under my prperty?

You'd have to apply to the Government. I'm not sure what the actual process is.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 21, 2014, 05:46:01 PM
yeah, probably cost more than my house.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on February 21, 2014, 05:47:19 PM
why spend money to find out you built on a toxic dump
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 21, 2014, 05:57:04 PM
It may not be toxic.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: TheLanarchist on February 23, 2014, 08:15:40 PM
hello NaturalPath, hows those uranium tailing ponds up there in Elliot Lake. Hope your not glowing.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: icrcc on February 24, 2014, 10:52:47 AM
hello NaturalPath, hows those uranium tailing ponds up there in Elliot Lake. Hope your not glowing.


Arrrrgh we were trying not to mention them. >:D
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on February 24, 2014, 10:55:59 AM
Hey Lanarchist, I've explored most of the mine sites now, and I'm still as dull as I always was :D  They are very interesting places, and there are interconnecting roads that go for miles and miles.  I always feel like I'm the last person on earth when I go into those sites.  There are quite a few posts on my blog about my explorations in the mine sites.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 24, 2014, 11:03:23 AM
Is there still lots of cheap housing up there? 1 -2 bedroom detached? I will retire soon, and may wish to move out of the big city.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NObshere on February 24, 2014, 11:20:33 AM
Ok as far as I've researched into property ownership this is what I've come up with. Under our old common law system, we have the right to basically do what we want on the land, water, mineral, timber rights.... We still have this right as long as the following conditions are met.

1. You pay for your land in silver or gold
2. You maintain the road way as far as your nearest neighbour ( I think it is to the west)
3. You register your land claim as owning both the title and deed

This is what's happenned

You have borrowed non existant money from a bank to purchase your land
You have registered yourself as a corporate entity, thereby losing all rights as a sentient being
You and your land are now used as chattel, by our government against the national debt

Feel owned?
Well you are a corporation after all, a resource to be sold, traded, or tossed away, at the whim of a board of directors ( Read that as banksters, government, and any other officious sounding agency that they can dream up)

Land of the free and the home of the brave?
More like Land of the fee, and the home of the enslaved.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on February 24, 2014, 02:19:55 PM
fleetway;  Yes, there are still cheap houses and apartments to be had here in Elliot Lake, especially now, after the mall collapse, and no replacement built yet.  I would urge anyone considering the move to Elliot Lake to be honest with themselves and make sure you're coming here for the right reasons.  I don't think that cheap housing is the most important factor in moving to Elliot Lake.  You must be coming here because you love the wilderness and the outdoor activities that it provides.  That must be the lifestyle you seek.  If it is, then this will be paradise for you.

There is no other reason to come here.  There are very few places to shop.  The healthcare is abominable.  Gas prices are high.  The nearest big cities are about 2hrs away either east to Sudbury, or west to the Soo. 

From a preppers perspective, I see living in a small town like this an advantage though.  If hell was to break loose, you certainly wouldn't have to go too far to bug out.  In fact you could walk, which very well might be the only choice.  In my explorations around here, I've found many remote cabins which would make excellent shelters in times of unrest, or disaster. 

As far as attractions go, well, we have the Drag Races at the airport in the summer, and the Ice Fishing Derby, which was just a couple of day ago, in the winter.  There is a fairly nice Golf Course, but I don't know too much about that, since I don't golf.  They do also usually have a music concert in the downtown area during the summer.

There are clubs for this and that too, mostly outdoor stuff.  If you like drug stores, Elliot Lake will be a dream come true for you.  This must be the smallest town with the most drug stores in Canada.

For me, it's perfect.  I wasn't even intending on staying here when I arrived.  I was headed out to BC, and I just thought I come into Elliot Lake, since I'd never been here before.  It didn't take me long to realize that this was the place for me.  Endless trails into remote wilderness.  Hundreds, if not thousands, of beautiful, quiet lakes to enjoy.  All of this at my doorstep, within walking distance.

So, if you like the same stuff I like then this might be just the place for you.  However, if you have a boss(wife) then I would be sure that she is on board with all of this too. :-)
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 24, 2014, 02:29:45 PM
Got rid of that wife thing years ago. My main concern is health care. I am ok for now, but do love the out doors. I leave my ATV and hunting gear up near there with my brother. I have 2 more years to think about it. I really don't need a lot of stuff. I am pretty well "stuffed" up. I only get to ride my ATV 2-3 times per year during hunting. It is a bit of a waste.
I think I would really enjoy ski doing again. Been a long time since I had one. No need down here.
Thanks
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on February 24, 2014, 02:37:52 PM
natural path.. I too, was heading somewhere when i found this place.  I was heading for st joes island at the sault and stopped here to enquire abouta sign. that advertised cheap homes. Turns out it was a mobile home park with more regs than the gov.. not for me.
ended up with 12 acres and built small cabin. still a bit rustic, but so far it aint kilt me.
I came here from northern BC
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on February 24, 2014, 02:48:23 PM
Ya, zeker, I know that mobile home park, not the nicest place in town for sure.  I was lucky, I got into a real nice apartment.  I wasn't looking to buy property again, I'd been there and done that, and I didn't want all the responsibilities that come with owning your own property.  I'm retired, and my only motto now is to enjoy, and that's exactly what I've been doing since I got here.  I can't imagine ever running out of new places to explore from this home base.

fleetway, I found a real nice place for ya. :-)  10 Colwill looks perfect.

http://classifieds.elliotlakestandard.ca/elliotlake/real-estate-services/flo-sutton-sales-represe/C0A80155055fe03C93SPto51EC45
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 24, 2014, 03:02:31 PM
Funny, I wuz just looking on their site, and did notice this one. Certainly a good price.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on February 24, 2014, 03:43:08 PM
Actually, that's quite a nice location too.  It's a corner lot, right close to the Grace Christian Center, in what we call the 'new' subdivision.  It's on the edge of town, so very close to an insane amount of wilderness.  Google Maps does not locate this property correctly.  You have to manually move down the road towards the Grace Christian Center, right on the corner of the road that goes in there.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 24, 2014, 04:39:40 PM
thanks
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: JustABear on February 24, 2014, 06:02:14 PM
Curious. You say the healthcare is abominable. Can you expand on that please?
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 24, 2014, 06:10:19 PM
Unfortunately, you have to travel 2 hours to Sault St Marie, or Sudbury for anything above minor problems.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on February 24, 2014, 06:11:35 PM
I'd be interested in that too. I have had horrible luck with healthcare in espanola and any healthcare folks I run across tell me to go to elliot or sud.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: JustABear on February 24, 2014, 06:24:43 PM
I'm wondering what you classify as 'minor' problems. Looking at the Hospital website they have the basics for Inpatient services and access to just about everything else through visiting Physicians. Inpatient services..Inpatient Services

 •Medicine 
•Intensive Care 
•Obstetrics 
•Paediatrics 
•Surgery

Outpatient services
◾Bone Density 
◾Cardiology 
◾Chemotherapy 
◾Clinical Nutrition 
◾Diabetes Education 
◾Ears, Nose, and Throat 
◾Electrocardiogram 
◾Emergency Care 
◾Endoscopy 
◾Gastroenterology 
◾Gerontology 
◾Mental health
 ◾Nephrology
◾Occupational Therapy

◾Ophthamology 
◾Orthopedics 
◾Paediatrics 
◾Pastoral / Spiritual Care 
◾Physiotherapy 
◾Radiology (X-Rays) 
◾Renal Dialysis (A Satellite of Sudbury Regional Hospital) 
◾Speech Therapy 
◾Social Work
◾Surgical Day Care 
◾Urology 
◾Ultrasound
  The level of services seem to be commensurate with just about any small to midsize town/city that doesn't have a teaching hospital.
 
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 24, 2014, 06:26:37 PM
What is a "visiting physician" Weekly, monthly or yearly?
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on February 24, 2014, 06:35:12 PM
and some of these services may be limited.. I know espanola does ultrasounds but I had to go to sud for ultrasound on my shoulder.. apparently its more complicated than my knee?
 
and visiting drs are indeed monthly and even yrly.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on February 24, 2014, 07:07:29 PM
JustABear;  It took me over two years to finally get a family doctor.  When I did get one, I realized that it's not like down south, where you can get an appointment the next day, or even the next week.  Heck, if you get one within a month, you're lucky.  I figured, by then, if I'm not dead, I'll probably be over whatever it is I had.  The only way I know of to get immediate attention is to arrive at the hospital in an ambulance.  If you go into the hospital emergency, more often than not, you will end up with what the refer to as a practitioner, which is usually a nurse in training.  The last practitioner I saw in that hospital said to me, "Well, I guess you'll just have to live with it"  after I explained what symptoms I had.  Fortunately, I've always been fairly healthy, aside from some complaints I've had for years that haven't killed me yet, so I just do exactly what that practitioner told me.  I live with it.  If things ever got bad enough to call an ambulance, then that's the only way I will be going through the healthcare system we have here in Elliot Lake.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: fleetway on February 24, 2014, 07:23:21 PM
This is my only fear.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: wild_E on February 24, 2014, 07:46:12 PM
Wow...
I have never seen an introduction post turn into its own forum before!
Very interesting, very interesting.

Some of the info here, would be of service to others out in the main forum section though. Someone might want to copy info and then put it into different topics in the main section.
just a thought.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: JustABear on February 24, 2014, 07:55:55 PM
I'm not discrediting anyone and I have never been there but I'd have to say that if you go to ER you should see an MD. A 'practitioner' would most likely be a nurse practitioner which is a Registered Nurse with an elevated level of education who can order and read simple tests, diagnose and prescribe basic medications under the supervision of a Physician. No one who is 'in training' would be allowed to assess, diagnose and discharge a patient without being seen by the person who is responsible for them. A Reg Nurse does not have a scope of practice to diagnose and treat (discharge) anyone. Generally in an ER you will see a nurse who will take your history and complaint, do your vital signs and assign a level of acuity. Then you will see the ER physician who will examine you and if necessary do tests and then assign a diagnosis and recommend treatment. No Hospital can refuse to assess and treat you.  Just sayin
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NObshere on February 24, 2014, 07:56:08 PM
Oh you wascally wabbit, whoops( in response to E's reply)
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: JustABear on February 24, 2014, 08:02:38 PM
Sadly in many cases local Dr's will minimize your ailments and treat you within their own level of expertise. It is also the individuals responsibility to have a say in their care. Demand explanations in language you can understand. Ask 'why' and 'why not' when treatments are proposed. Look at alternatives and discuss them with your MD. The Internet has opened up a great deal of knowledge to everyone. I am not saying that you can diagnose yourself but look into things and be aware of what is being done and what is going on. It IS your health. Zeker .... curious .. did you ask why they couldn't do the ultrasound of your shoulder in Espanola? Was the ultrasound diagnostic or treatment...ie part of physio?
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on February 24, 2014, 08:05:07 PM
 ;D   I wondered when Wild_E was gonna show up.  Ya, things did yet a bit elongated in this thread.

JustABear;  I have been to the ER here in Elliot Lake and was seen only by a practitioner.  In fact, when I finally got a family doctor, the first visit was not with him, but with a nurse.  Don't know if she was a practitioner or not, but the doctor himself never saw me.  She decided that I didn't need to see the doctor.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on February 24, 2014, 08:08:23 PM
JAB. I was told that shoulders are a whole nuther ball of wax and need special skills. for ultrasound  ??? guess it takes more skill..
 
diagnostic
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: NaturalPath on February 24, 2014, 08:10:30 PM
I also was sent to Sudbury for a CAT scan one time.  They don't do those in Elliot Lake.  There was a government program to reimburse the cost of travelling to Sudbury.  I wouldn't have known about it unless one of the nurses at the testing labs had mentioned it to me.  However, I wasn't given the exact details of how that form was to be filled out, and I messed up, and they wouldn't pay me for that trip.
Title: Re: The Great White North
Post by: zeker on February 24, 2014, 08:15:04 PM
if you have 1 drop of native blood in you.. you get a free van ride and they pick you up at your door and take you to your dr appt.
 
 but I,m not bitter  ^-^