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Journey with Jim: A river runs through it

Journey with Jim: A river runs through it

October 26, 2013, the Sudbury Star

We can hear the rapids before we see them, a sibilant rumble that sounds almost like the name of the place we’re visiting.

Wabagishik, the word for both the whitewater ahead and the wind-ruffled lake behind us, turns out, however, to be only accidentally onomatopoeic. According to Linda Heron of the Ontario Rivers Alliance, who consulted a First Nations teacher for the definition, it’s the Ojibwe term for white cedar.

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