Saturday, December 5, 2009

First Snow Fall of the Year

Last night we had our first serious snow fall of the year. Not sure how long it will last, here is the view of Algonquin Inn from across Oxtongue Lake

This is a picture of the canoes stacked for yet another year at our neighbors across the bridge, The Algonquin Outfitters and Swift Canoe.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Solar panels on Algonquin Inn roof

The Solar heating panels have now been installed on the main roof of the Algonquin Inn , Engineers today signed off on the commissioning report.
Solar heat generated will be utilized to heat water used in rooms and suites , this will be a great saving in the suites as they are all fitted with two person jacuzzi tubs.
Hot water and lighting are our two biggest areas of hydro usage, therefore we have changed all lights over to low power usage cfl's. this plus many other actions taken have helped us achieve the 4 Keys rating out of 5 for the Canadian Hotel Associations eco rating programme.