From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff
NORTH BAY — When the “Friends of the Dionne Home Museum” fought to keep the Quint Museum in North Bay, this was probably not what they were expecting.
The tiny 1930s home is now sitting some 400 meters from the shoreline on Lake Nipissing.
“Listen, we know the home is important,” says City Councillor Vic Tikus. “But it’s not drawing people in anymore and so it’s up to us to get creative in the fundraising department.”
“To that end, we are now offering the Dionne Quintuplets Home for rent as an ice shack.”
The museum, which until Friday sat near the Marina Point Retirement Residence on Oak St., was moved out to the lake Saturday morning for the first batch of fishermen to enjoy.
“It wasn’t hard getting her ready for fishing,” says Claude Beaulieu, who now rents out the home. “There was already a stove inside, so we just cut some holes in the bottom, and viola! She was ready to go.”
Seven local fishermen used the Quint Home as an ice shack Saturday and Sunday, and Claude reports that the fishing was “fantastique.”
“We caught many walleye and perch, and one big pike. He fight hard, that pike. But it was génial, you know, being able to cook the fish right on the same stove as the Quints family. And at night, we all fight over who gets to sleep in the big bed and who has to sleep in the tiny ones.”
How to Rent
Those interested in renting out the Dionne Quints Museum for ice fishing are encouraged to contact Claude Beaulieu at [email protected] for daily or weekly rates.
There are also special deals for groups of five in honour of the Quints.
“It’s a beautiful little hut, the home. And inside they left some artifacts, so you can fish with Dafoe’s pole or use a spinner Elzire made. With the rentals we help with the fishery, we help with the history, we help North Bay, and so everyone is happy.”
“Fish and history together – ç’est très bien!“
70 thoughts on “Quints Museum now an ice shack”
Ya great till someone distroys it from breaking in as they do every year
Sickening, pathetic and extrwmly disrespectful, North Bay councillors should be ashamed..
This is a disgusting way to profit off a historical price.
This is a disgusting way to profit off a historical peice.
This is just terrible so disrespectful
What the fuck is wrong with this city? You guys are that damn desperate for money!?
The city counsel should be ashamed of themselves to allow this to happen. No respect for Dionne family it’s a real joke on there part I am ambarass to say I am from North Bay in this case.
You guys are disgusting. Is it always about profit with you?? I think you are soooooooo disrespectful and have no class.
Lol I can’t believe how many people would believe this,
You people do realize this is a satirical site right? It isn’t a true story! “The North Bay news source you can blindly trust” ….
We live in a generation where people do not appreciate history. People are quick to judge and critise the counsels choice to rent the home out in such a unique way, but I bet that most people wouldn’t take the time to step foot inside the home anyways.
Having said that, I’m sure the home doesn’t even cross anyone’s mind until the darn thing is either 1. Moved to somewhere else in the city or 2. Rented out for ice fishing….
I don’t think this is disrespectful. I think it’s a creative way to keep the history alive. Heck, It should be rented out all year long for that matter.
With creativity comes opportunity, and you can’t have either with a closed mind.
Wtff that is very disappointed and very disrespectfull toward the Quints familly they went troughs hell since they were born they got taken away from there parents for no reason just to be publised so the government made money just so they have a freak show with theme just trying to be famous in all of this it the quints familly that suffered with everyone bullshit while they were growing up then after all they wemt throught growing up then they had to fight again to get what was taken from theme then they fight for there house to keep it were it was and now you guys are making a mockery of there house n everything they believe in and fight for NOW USING THERE HOUSE AS AN ICE SHACK WELL NOW I SEEN IT ALL LIKE THE SAY and plus the government let it happen with this wow this is getting to be too much I think we need to revote n really do investigation before we take ppls oe vote for ppls in our government if there going to be stupidty like this with ppls history of life and with ppls sentimental stuff we’re is the respect for there personal life and stuff no you guys only think of money money money and fuck the rest well LIke they SAY KARMA WILL GET YOU IN A LONG RUN FOR SUPIDETY WITH TIME !!!
Got to b a joke r bullshit story r city cant b that stupit n crule
I’ve posted some good stuff to get people going, but there is no way this is true. They would have blown the budget getting out there. That’s how you catch a school of fish in one good line lol
Vic Tikus a councillor. Never heard of him
Actually very funny story….. the fact people are believing it is hilarious….. kudos on some fun!!!!
This is to funny.Only in North Bay.
A historical piece should not be rented as an ice hut very disappointed
Me and my to brother we rent this shack, I mean house last week. Very nice. Fishing good to, we catch five perch and tree barbotte.
Very Very sad and embarrassing that this city allows this….a total disgrace to the poor Dionne family.
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Well done North Bay Bay staff! Excellent way of raising public support of a beautiful area landmark! It made me laugh out loud! ?
That’s one of the dumbest things I have ever heard of, Disrespectful and sad.
If you are out of funds, you have to be creative. Good job. Just remain vigilant and not neglect to maintain that unique part of history
Former,long time resident
How embarrassing as a resident of this city. Too bad the city didn’t sell it to someone to use as a guest cottage., at least it would still maintain some dignity as a historical home.
This is amazing, I love this site!
He says its not drawing people in any more and he had to get creative with some fundraising ideas .I ask you .Have they not made enough money OFF the Quintuplets in this lifetime??? I think yes maybe it should have stayed a museum free to the public .
This is just wrong and disrespectful
How awful how disereceptful unbelievable what
Some people will resort to
Could you not opened it up in the winter and had more tours
Promot it for what is else
You’ve gone back to what those 5 little girls went through all about the money just so sad to see this today
Guys, quit getting butt hurt and actually look at the website. It’s the “north bay bay” site. Look at the other articles, they are all satire and fake. And if you still think this is all real, congratulations, here’s a Darwin award.
This is so disrespectful… North Bay council should be ashamed. The house has already been destroyed with them making holes in it… How sad.. I literally want to cry with all the history being destroyed out of pure greed.
This is a completely FALSE article!!!! As a member of the group, Dionne Quints Heritage Board, I can say, this article is untrue. The home is safe and sound and will act as an official Museum this coming summer 2018.
Disgraceful to even put this article in print.
It’s a good damn satire article you bunch of Turkey’s! Lol
Seriously? How is anyone falling for this? I think it’s funny as hell! ?
Um fake news now you all need to publicly apologize for your slander and crudetalk.
This is so beautiful. The story alone is brilliant. The comments… Epic. I love you The North Bay Bay.
You should just make it and out house!As kids they were done wrong and now your saying there no better than a fish hut!B.S
The and was to be an!
Just goes to show that people will believe ANYTHING on the internet. Use ur brains people. Check facts before believing what u read people. Ugh. Seriously?
Outrageous ! Unbelievable! Inconceivable !
VIC TICKUS FOR MAYOR !!!!
Too Funny For The Money
Gotz 2 Luv N.Bay and residents.
To early for April Fool… Sure is a good one..
my god ppl its fake…
I’m sure this is a hoax. Be too costly to move it, maintain it, clean it. lol
too funny… and even tho many have reveal that it is a joke, more stil post screamingly angry comments!!! lighten up folks, laughter is the best medicine !!!
Thank you for my laugh of the day.
I am so embarrassed to be called a North Bayer right now.
This is fake prime example why not to believe everything on the internet the building still on oak Street in North Bay whoever did this is a crap stirrer
This is not April 1st yet.
1) there’s something very fishy
2) why is everyone so angry?
3) recycle, reuse, reduce
4) I’m just putting the first four points so I can have FIVE
5) Can I grow up and write for you?
Moved it once before move it again right? Better that than rotting on the side of the highway.
Everyone commenting on this article about how they are ashamed to be from North Bay after reading this (satirical) article make me ashamed to be from a city where people aren’t smart enough to get this joke article! Anyways good job you guys, this was hilarious! I think we should have Vic Tikus removed from office though, everything he says sounds fictitious
Lol, good joke but they’d need a Lake Nipissing Commercial Ice Hut Operators Licence the MNRF is
Refusing to transfer. Can’t fool me. ?
They even put a basement in!
Great job exposing conniption wherever it exists and creating it where it doesn’t.
All the news that prints to fit (if you choose the right font).
If this article doesn’t win some kind of prize it’s a goddamed shame. Well done. One thousand sincere applause. But to hell with city hall and their short term thinking. No respect.
This is not a true story folks. Almost got me. There are no Councillor named Vic Tikus. … It is not even April Fool Day yet. I can imagine what stories will be going around that day lol. This site is probably created by a group or individual who should be called Wanna be comedians. Hey nothing wrong with that. But we must remember to read every word carefully before we jump the gun. Lol
After the exloitation suffered by this family by the Province, church and Dr. Dafoe, I find it absolutely disrespectful and am incensed that their family home is now a fishing shack, especially given that a couple of the twins are still alive, I believe.
So we have reconciliation (and rightly so) for the abuse suffered by aboriginals to the tunes of millions, if not billions of dollars, but the Province can’t maintain this house out of respect to the family they abused by exploitation? Shame on everyone involved in this!
Nicole Martel. After all that family has suffered, to publish an article like this is very distasteful. There are many other subject that these ppl. could use to joke around. I’ve read all the comments & see that it has upset a great deal of ppl. It also makes us out to be stupid simply because this is a subject that was so close to many & also part of our History. It should not be ridiculed in any shape or form . This story should be taken off this site.
Whoever did this should be ashamed – it is distasteful and disrespectful!
So heavy taburnack.It took tree Bombardeer to tow dat ting across to da islands dere.
the shack should not be used as a fish hut that’s terriable way to use it,should be left as a museum
Great news! Perhaps funds generated from the rental will be enough to put fuel in the snow plows in North Bay!!
I can’t believe the number of people that don’t get this is “satire”. Seriously…are people too dumb to figure that out.
How Funny is it that everyone commenting has actually fell for “Fake News”!!! 🙂
I think this is fantastic! It’ll be a great addition to the neighbouring “Alien Watch Dog” cottage right beside it. It was hard to see in the pic since the tinfoil cover sets off such a glare and obscures it from the camera lens.
Heck, with any luck the house will make new history once one of its visiting fisherman finally catches the rarely seen “Nippissing Sea Ape”. It’s real and you won’t convince me otherwise!
(This is SATIRE NEWS folks – not real)
So disrespectful and truly sad
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