May 2016 Blog Posts (5)

You Own Fire Pump System (AMENDED info in blue)

I talked to Murray Still yesterday and he indicated that he is talking to people at Garnet's in Espanola about a fire pump system for his cabin. It is my understanding that they quoted him a complete system for around $1,700.00 CAD ($1,500.00 if four or more systems are purchased at one time). If you do not already have your own system, I would recommend that you consider talking to Murray and/or Scott at Garnet's. It is possible that if…

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Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on May 22, 2016 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Reporting a Fire

If you see a fire, 

CALL  310-3473 (FIRE)

MNR&F wants us to report all fires. They will determine if their help is…

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Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on May 21, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

First Fire of 2016 Season

Well, we had our first fire of the season. According to John Tompkins, it was down Copper Mine Channel near the Sheppards. John also indicated that it was a brush fire of about an acre in size, no trees involved. Three pumps were used and it was brought under control quickly. Many people were there. He indicated that it was a calm day but if it had been windy, John feels that the Sheppards would have lost everything. No cause determined for the fire. MNR&F did show up twice but did not…

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Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on May 20, 2016 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Forest Fires

I hope all of you have been watching the news about the devastating forest fires around Fort McMurray, Alberta. If it can happen in an area as populated as Fort McMurray, it can happen in McGregor Bay. If we have dry and windy conditions this summer, a small spark from any open fire or cigarette can explode into a major forest fire. Please review the "FIRE" section under the above "EMERGENCY" tab before you return to camp and please make sure your guest are aware of the steps that they may…

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Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on May 6, 2016 at 7:23am — No Comments

A REDUCTION in property assessment!

We just received our property assessment notice from MPAC for 2017 - 2020 with a DECREASE of 20% in our assessment.  MPAC's website indicates a similar decrease for McGregor Bay properties generally.  Many residents have been of the opinion that assessments have been unrealistically high in recent years, so this probably reflects a return slightly closer to reality. 

Added by King, Charles, Nancy & Peter on May 1, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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