From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff
NORTH BAY — A nearly 80 foot tall ice shack sitting on Lake Nipissing is “not technically illegal” according to City Council.
The gigantic fishing hut, which appears to be made up of multiple smaller fishing huts, towers over everything around it.
“Aye, she’s a sight for the eyes,” says local fisherman Bishop ‘Two-Teeth’ Bradley. “She’s higher than a thief on Main St and twice as bold.”
It’s unclear how the enormous “Ice Chateau” came to be, but after two complaints were registered, North Bay City Council looked into whether the wintery abode was breaking any by-laws.
“It’s not,” summarized Councillor Grey Terrence. “It’s a temporary residence made almost entirely of wood. It’s far enough from its neighbours to not be a threat, and to be perfectly honest I’m not sure our by-laws extend all the way out onto Lake Nipissing.”
Bishop Bradley says he is a fan of the gargantuan shack.
“I think she’s just fine as frog hair,” admires Bradley. “She’s got more curves than a barrel of snakes and more twists than a pretzel factory.”
MPP Vic Fedeli has applauded the hut, noting in particular its wooden construction.
“This just goes to show the ingenuity of Northern Ontario residents,” says Fedeli. “Ice fishing is all about community, people, and the fine tradition of cutting a hole in the ice and standing next to it for hours on end.”
“Who else would build a 7 storey structure to do that but us?”
9 thoughts on “7 Storey Ice Shack “Not Technically Illegal” – Council ”
I think thats ok its a project.
What’s wrong with people ?
Why would anyone complain ? It’s fun!!
What about the dangers of weight on the ice? Several shacks spread out pose no danger but I imagine 7 shacks in one spot could be too much constant weight for one spot …
Who cares like really
That is so cool where can I go to see more pics of this amazing structure.
Keep on building lol !!!
I drove past it yesterday and they raised the roof to let the sun shine in. There was a junior over yonder, so I went by and introduced myself. He promptly and almost in a stutter said, “Thomas Zick”. I asked him who built it, he said “my Uncle Alexander, he’s pretty tall”
…it’s a real joy to see it up close!
Perfect it’s a architectural design that could spread across the province for outfitters.Job well done! Councillor Albert Durand Matachewan, On
How innovative!! Would love to see more pics, especially from the inside.
I see what da boys is doin….keepin er fun in times a gloom….good an ya byes…just a little teed I didnt think of er ma self. I’m reachin for me auger, tippies and me igloo to make it out there….ooopsies, better bring da travelers eh!!! LOLOL …boys usin leeches?
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