Chimo Air of Red Lake, Ontario was recently purchased by and merged into another local operator, Superior Airways. The two Norseman, CF-JIN and CF-KAO were not part of the deal and recently left town for a new venture (more news to come as the aircraft are refurbished).
These were the last commercially operated Norseman in Red Lake and their daily summer presence in Howey bay will be missed by local aviation fans and tourists from afar. Privately operated CF-ZMX is expected to be back for the 2018 festival after repairs are finished from last summers crazy hailstorm. ZMX usually takes up residence in the bay for the open water season so at least one Norseman will continue to fly from Red Lake. Also, private Mk IV, C-FFUU occasionally flies into the area on a fishing lodge resupply run.
Happy plane spotting!