Pueblo De Pickle Lake

Pickle Lake es la última frontera de Ontario... una tierra antigua de inspiración y de una enorme diversidad ambiental, con vastos bosques, remotas vías navegables, una flora y fauna exótica y una fascinante historia indígena. 

 Pickle Lake es la comunidad más al norte en Ontario que se puede acceder por carretera durante todo el año.  Miles de lagos y ríos, llenos de Lucioperca, Lucio del Norte, Trucha y otras especies acuáticas cubren esta región.  Los bosques son el hábitat del majestuoso alce y de esta inmensa tierra salvaje que está solamente a trecientas millas de la costa de la Bahía de Hudson en el subártico de Ontario.

Aparte de los alces, la región también ofrece oportunidades de observar caribúes de bosque, el elusivo lobo gris, el oso negro, los juegos de pájaros, águilas, gaviotas, cuervos y los siempre presentes cantos de los pájaros y aves migratorias tales como patos, gansos y grullas. 

El Municipio de Pickle Lake tiene aproximadamente 450 residentes locales y está ubicado en el punto norte de la carretera 599.  Para llegar a Pickle Lake, usted disfruta de un paisaje de tres horas en carro hacia el norte de la carretera Trans-Canadiense hasta Ignace, Ontario a lo largo de la carretera 599, la cual esta pavimentada para todas las estaciones.  La aerolínea Wasaya tiene horarios de vuelo de lunes a viernes a Pickle Lake desde Thunder Bay, Ontario.  

La carretera pavimentada va hasta Pickle Lake, pero una vía de gravilla bien mantenida (The North Road) se extiende unos 250 kilómetros más hacia el norte y el occidente de Pickle Lake hasta el Lago Windigo.  El periodo de temperaturas bajo cero en invierno permite la construcción de carreteras hechas de hielo y bloques de nieve sólido, simplemente conocidas como los "caminos de invierno".  Estas carreteras proporcionan acceso hacia y desde las más de quince comunidades aisladas de First Nations al norte de Pickle Lake.  

Living

Pickle Lake is a great place to visit, but it's also home to a permanent community of about 450 people. With a small population, Pickle Lake is certainly a small municipality, which makes it easy to get around and meet new neighbours. It also makes for a relaxed living atmosphere.

The standard of living in Pickle Lake is as good, if not better, than anything you'll find anywhere else in Northern Ontario. If you're thinking about moving to Pickle Lake, we've put together a range of information to help you interact with the community and find services like schools, hospitals, doctors and churches.

Health Care

Pickle Lake has a modern health care facility with a full-time doctor and two part-time nurses. At the Pickle Lake Health Clinic health care needs are met expeditiously and the Northwestern Health Unit also continues to offer a variety of health and wellness programs throughout the year.

Real Estate

Homes and building lots are available for either sale or rent, at very affordable prices. Apartments are also available for rent.The Township has various properties for sale.

Places of Worship

Pickle Lake Gospel Chapel: Sundays 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

Friendship Baptist Church: Sundays 10:30 am and 6:00 pm

Ladies Bible Study: Tuesdays 8:00 pm

Bible Study, Baptist Church: Wednesdays 7:00 pm

Shopping

Pickle Lake provides more than the basic necessities and needs. Some of the retail outlets include the Northern Store, Frontier Mini-Mart, K & K Tackle, Mistik North and Casuals Convenience Store, along with Canada Post Office, Desjardins Credit Union, Winston Motor Hotel, Lakeview Manor Bed & Breakfast, Pickett’s Bed & Breakfast, Patricia Auto Sales and Pickle Lake Auto.

Working 

Pickle Lake’s major employers are Wasaya Airlines, North Star Air, the Northern Store and the Ministry of Natural Resources, as well as several institutional establishments. As a result, employment is found largely in the service and transportation sectors.

In Pickle Lake, the mining industry continues to explore new opportunities with the hope of a new mine opening soon. Skilled workers are in high demand in Pickle Lake. Additional employment opportunities can be found in the retail and hospitality sectors in the various stores, financial institutions, hotels and garages located in and around Pickle Lake.

Learning 

Crolancia Public School, located in Pickle Lake, is an excellent school with a high ratio of teachers to students.

Distance Education options like Contact North also allow for further education or retraining and job skill upgrading.

There is a public library located within the Community Hall.

The Township also offers a Best Start Hub where parents can bring their pre-school children to interact with other parents and children in the community.

Doing Business 

With its modern airport terminal, connections to all season roads and rail networks, Pickle Lake is recognized as a linchpin which links Ontario with the remote north and beyond. The town has long been a service and supply base for projects in the remote north of Ontario.

Pickle Lake is strategically positioned to play a pivotal role in the ongoing expansion and growth of Ontario’s natural resource based industries. As a major transportation and access point to the remote north and its many First Nation communities, the significant growth in exploration and mining in the region presents many opportunities for Pickle Lake to further develop its logistical support capacity.

There are also excellent business opportunities in the service industry, power generation, eco-tourism, tourism – hunting and fishing, or water bottling.

Playing 

Hot, lazy summer days and cold, brisk winter days create opportunity for a wide range of recreational activities both indoors and out.

Residents take part in their own outdoor recreation activities including swimming, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, camping, kayaking, boating, snowmobiling, and more.

Pickle Lake also offers numerous indoor recreation facilities including a fitness centre and weight room, a curling rink, arena, and bowling alley.

The Pickle Lake Recreation Committee is always organizing special events. Annual Events include the Ice Worm Festival in February and the Black Fly Festival in July.

New residents are always welcome in the Community. Community Groups, such as the Lions Club, offer new residents many opportunities to meet new people and to socialize. www.picklelake.ca.

 
Testimonial 

Ms. Celia Deang 

2008 September 22, Civilian of the Year

Can you imagine what it must be like to leave all you have known in the Philippines and immigrate to a strange land?  In my mid-twenties I did just that. After a brief stint in Hong Kong, Calgary, Timmins and I finally ended up here in Pickle Lake during the mining boom. The first people I met here were the Township employees Mrs. Janet Makkibin-Hickey, wife of retired Senior OPP Constable, Bev Hickey; and the the Koval’s; Catholic, Mennonite and Baptist Church. Living here, there are always small jobs to make a living. I find the people in our community very friendly, helping each other when someone needs help.  If you are walking downtown Pickle Lake swatting away the black flies, cars passing on the road wave their hand too as if you know them, but in truth you are just swatting away our famous black flies from your face.  Our native people if you are nice to them they are nice to you too. I enjoy bowling, skating, fishing without a boat to our popular fishing spot at the hydro dam and all the community activities, fresh air, clean lakes and no pollution. I was employed by the OPP full-time and Wasaya Air part-time until my retirement. Three more years to go, my husband is planning to settle and enjoy life.  

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