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Fire Risk

According to the MNR&F website, our area is under moderate risk of forest fires. I would strongly recommend NO open fires and you should NEVER have an unattended fire. Not sure when fire pumps will be placed in the pump stations. I will keep you advised.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on May 21, 2018 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

Boating Safety

Boating Safety article from Manitoulin Expositor

Added by Lyn Starke on May 18, 2018 at 8:28am — No Comments

Thankyou from FOCA

Dear McGregor Bay Association and Board of Directors,

Thank you for your association's continued support of FOCA! Please see the attached letter for current member benefits and offers. This…


Added by Lyn Starke on May 1, 2018 at 11:08am — No Comments

Welcome to Spring McGregor Bay Association!

It doesn't look much like Spring in the Bay; 30” of ice in some places, much less others. The Ice Breaker has been in, shipping has started. We do have some bare ground, but also freezing temps and snow in the forecast. Who knows!?

In the meantime, I'm pleased to announce that the 2018…


Added by Lyn Starke on April 11, 2018 at 5:20pm — No Comments

island, open to offers

Island 747 5.5 acre one owner property

All season, 2.5 miles from marinas aprox. 5.5 acres, septic system, 200 amp electric service, nice place. 3 bedroom main camp, workshop, sleep camp sauna.  2 docks. wrap around decks, fireplace, awesome Findley wood cooking stove.

contact Paul Nolan 705 863 0215, 

Added by Paul Nolan Jr. on March 20, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Newsletter "In Memory" page.


As you know it’s MBA Newsletter time again…  Do you have a friend or relative you would like to write about who has passed away this year?  It’s meaningful to all of us when you share some of that history on the “In Memory” page, at the end of the newsletter.   Send your thoughts to me at , or I’m…


Added by Lyn Starke on February 20, 2018 at 9:05pm — 1 Comment

2018 NEMI Public Budget Meeting

Hello all and Happy New Year!
It's time for the NEMI budget once again and a public meeting will be held on Tues. Jan. 30th in Little Current at the Council chambers (Artisan Centre on the east side of the post…

Added by Lyn Starke on January 26, 2018 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Newsletter Contributions

Dear McGregor Bay Association Members

Well having survived a recent move, a few weeks of extremely cold weather,  and an amazing trip to Switzerland over Christmas, I feel like I am finally settling into a routine here in Eastern Ontario - Ottawa to be exact.  So now I am feeling I am able to shift my energy over to the job of producing our 2018 Newsletter.

While I  have a few articles on file, I would appreciate more. …


Added by Lyn Starke on January 24, 2018 at 11:09am — No Comments

FDR in McGregor Bay, 1943

In 1943, Franklin Delano Roosevelt came to McGregor Bay, by train to Birch Island, for a fishing vacation. Here's a report on his visit:

Added by McKay, Emily & Jack on November 19, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments

Docks for the Bay

Docks for the Bay


The docks at the church have been there for more years than I remember and that’s been a long time.  The church has put out a request for replacing a minimum of 8 docks (we have 16) with a response due by December 1st for delivery in the spring.  The challenge is to pay for them.  We don’t have the exact cost but estimate it to be about $5,000 each. Included in the proposal is repair and upgrade the cribs and…


Added by Lockrem, Dick & Alice on October 26, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments

Fire Pumps

The fire pumps are scheduled to be picked up and winterized by October 15, 2017 and scheduled to be replaced by May 15, 2018. I also requested that any pump station threatened by high water be moved to higher ground. 

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on September 24, 2017 at 5:47am — No Comments

Burn no more Island

This is the island formerly known as “Burn Island”. The rock is deeply fractured and covered in nails, (in some places six inches deep) and ash from years of burning.

Dumping or burning of wood…


Added by Lyn Starke on September 23, 2017 at 12:19pm — No Comments

McGregor Bay Association Annual General Meeting, August 6th, 2017

The motions that follow are being posted in the interest of better communications between the McGregor Bay Association Board and its membership.

Board Recommendations; Motions made and passed.

i. A water-based buoy(s) be…


Added by Lyn Starke on August 19, 2017 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment

Whitefish River First Nation Powwow 2017

Date: August 19th & 20th

Location: Sunshine Alley, Birch Island, ON



Added by Lyn Starke on August 14, 2017 at 10:06am — No Comments


I must again say that if you want to have input in the actions taken by the MBA Board you should attend the OPEN Board meetings. On Saturday, the Board set three meetings for next year. As of now, they are: June 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM, July 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM and August 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM. The AGM is set for August 5, 2018 - 3:00 PM, registration will begin at 2:00 PM. Please understand that the dates and times could change, so check the calendar supplied with the newsletter next spring. Please…


Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 14, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

New President and Vice-President

CONGRATS to Linda LaPointe being elected MBA President and Dan Stevens being elected MBA Vice-President. Also, we welcomed John Woodfooffe and Connie Campbell as new Board members. John will be Chair of the Boating Committee and Connie will be Chair of the Membership Committee.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 13, 2017 at 12:08pm — No Comments


As the new Chairman of the MBA Fishing Committee, I can report that people have indicated that, overall, fishing is good. Have fun out there.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 13, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Dinner & Plays

Really enjoyed dinner and the two plays at Parish Hall last evening. THANKS to Connie Campbell, Howard Bridges, and all of the actors, servers and those who worked in the kitchen. Also, THANK YOU Daryl Campbell for driving to Sudbury yesterday to pick up the main course.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 13, 2017 at 5:39am — No Comments

Trivia Champions 2017

Thanks to Howie Bridges for yet another successful Trivia Night!

(if only we could've stopped the rain!)…


Added by Lyn Starke on August 12, 2017 at 6:37pm — No Comments


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