It looks like they picked up Snoopy's old base on the Chukuni, by the bridge. On the stuff side, buy a roll of dayglo orange duct tape at Cdn Tire. Put in on your leather man and lighter, and anything else you want to be able to find when you drop or lose it. Which you will. Bring a big-ass magnet on a string. No, bigger than that, the Chukuni is murky. Drop something in the water that isn't orange, or try to fish it up with a fridge magnet, it won't be fun. For you anyway. Go as far upstream as you can on the Chukuni as you can and after the narrows, turn left and stop. Lots of hungry walleyes there.
Bug dope, bug jacket. If it really pours down rain, you aren't flying. Don't go wild on winter gear, fire season is in 2 weeks. Baseball hat, work gloves- 3 pairs... try and make them look used. Mark's Wearhouse is your friend. You should get used to using earplugs a fair amount of the time. Get several pairs. Detergent. Don't strive to be a bold fashion statement. It is a blue collar hard rock mining town. Be neat, clean and ready to work. Wearing airplane- related gear without having flown saidachine, except for Dehavilland or Norseman hats or shorts (Red Eagle Gift Shop) will make you seem like an idiot at the Legion, Irish Bar, or the Lakeview.
If anything you own will be ruined by dropping it in water, either put it in a ziplock, or consider not bringing it to the dock. Cameras do not float. Get a book of knots. An iPhone or touch is better than a laptop for ease of carrying. TBay tel is probably still the only cell service, and they are as expensive and unreliable as anyone else. If cell service isn't essential to your job, consider avoiding the inevitable heartache.
Leisure time on crap WX days, track down Al MacNeil at the old folks home or Norm Wright on the Island. Few other 30000 hour float guys left alive.
Food at Sobey's is pricey. Buy as much dry and canned stuff as you can. Bring it in rubber
Aids to keep it organized. If you drink, buy it two weeks worth at a time. Learn to make bannock. Eat that instead of bread. If you guide, you don't want it to taste like you've never cooked. In fact learn how to use a crockpot, and make more stuff that isn't time sensitive.
La Bella Pizza is okay the rest if the takeout is poison they may still have a pizza named after me.