Weichmann, Mike & Terry's Blog (46)

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


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


Prior to 2001, Terry and I knew only a few people in McGregor Bay. When we came to THE BAY, we would only be here for a one or two week vacation. So, like many others, we would work around the cabins, fish and relax. Once we retired and started spending our summer months in THE BAY, we joined the McGregor Bay Association (MBA) and started meeting many great people from all parts of Canada, the U.S. and other countries. We have enjoyed many functions at Parish Hall, had great times at other…


Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 6, 2017 at 5:39am — No Comments

Forest Fire Rating Update

As of this AM, MNR&F has changed the forest fire rating for our area to "LOW". While this is great news, please be VERY, VERY careful. Remember, if you see an unattended forest fire, first call 310-FIRE (3473) then call for help.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 6, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

forest Fire Risk - Moderate

While it seems like we have had a lot of rain, MNR&F has us listed as being at moderate risk for forest fires. PLEASE be VERY, VERY careful. So far this season, no fires.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 3, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments


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Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on July 30, 2017 at 4:31am — No Comments


So far this season, no unattended forest fires in McGregor Bay. Even though we have had a lot of rain this season, the forest floor will dry our quickly and we must continue to be careful.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on July 28, 2017 at 7:33am — No Comments


If you want to have a voice in what happens in McGregor Bay, you need to attend ALL meetings of the MBA Board. Without your input, a decision may be made that you do not agree with and your input, while the decision is being made, may influence that decision. Please attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on August 6 at 4:00 PM (registration at 3:00 PM) and the next Board meeting on August 12 at 9:30 AM. If you cannot make these meetings, I am sure you can express your concerns by…


Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on July 23, 2017 at 11:37am — No Comments

Fire Pump at Strato's

There is a fire pump at Strato's. I guess it was a little late getting there.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on June 18, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"Borrowed" Fire Pump

If anyone "borrowed" the fire pump and gas can located near Strato/Bragg camp, please return them ASAP as someone may need it to protect their property.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on June 9, 2017 at 6:20am — No Comments

Fire Pumps

Fire pumps should be at all of the pump stations. They were tested and made ready last week. If you have your own pump, please test it ASAP.

So far so good - no reported fires.

Remember: 310-FIRE (3473)


Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on May 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments


As the snow and ice melt, more and more of us are thinking about getting back to THE BAY to join those who are already there. One might think that you do not yet have to worry about fires in THE BAY but you do. With people returning, there will be an increase in possible sparks from wood burning stoves. These sparks can easily ignite the forest floor around your cabin. Also, some people do spring clean up burns and I DO NOT RECOMMEND…

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on April 12, 2017 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Private Fire Pump Systems

Murray Still contacted me today about the possibility of purchasing additional private fire pump systems (Honda WH20 pump, 200' of hose and a nozzle) if anyone is interested. He indicated that he has talked to Garnet's in Espanola. This is what he said:
"So, with everything, taxes included comes to $1,614.00 Canadian. We are saving 13% on the pumps and he waved the freight…

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on March 8, 2017 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Bay Arrival - Fires

All of us are probably thinking about our return to McGregor Bay. Some have spent time there during late fall, winter and early spring. Most of us arrive after it warms up (mid-May) and leave before it gets too cold (mid-October). There are a thousand things to do when you arrive and when you close. I would like to remind those who have their own fire pump systems that they must check them as soon as possible after arrival and make any repairs.…


Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on March 7, 2017 at 10:15am — No Comments


Terry and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope to see you in THE BAY next year.

Mike & Terry Weichmann

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on December 19, 2016 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Fire Pump Systems

I am happy to say that 15+ private fire pump systems were purchased last summer. Those systems consisted of a Honda WH20 pump, 100+ feet of hoses and a nozzle. THANK YOU Murray Still and John Bush for coordinating the purchase of these fire pump systems.

I hope this trend continues in the future. We purchased our system three years ago and we are better prepared to fight a fire. As I have said before, we are located…


Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on November 10, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments


I, like most, did not and do not like the idea of posting "slow" signs in THE BAY. However, I also know that just asking people to slow down at the three choke points has not worked. Boats have gotten bigger and faster over the years and boaters have become increasingly careless

I have been coming to THE BAY sine 1959. I do not…


Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on November 1, 2016 at 8:00am — 2 Comments


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