Lyn Starke's Blog (41)

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

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

McGregor Bay Association Water Festival

Water Festival Photo Album…


Added by Lyn Starke on August 2, 2017 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Drinking and Boating: Operation Dry Water: Manitoulin Expositor Article

"July 31, 2017 – Toronto, ON, – Drinking and boating accounts for approximately 40% of boating-related fatalities on Canadian waterways.  To raise awareness and reduce alcohol related deaths, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is launching year 5 of an initiative called “Operation Dry Water”  It’s goal is to discourage this dangerous practice."…


Added by Lyn Starke on August 1, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Congratulations! Gavin Nyhof, 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year for McGregor Bay!!

Gavin Nyhof, Best Junior Sailor of the year, McGregor Bay 2017…


Added by Lyn Starke on July 30, 2017 at 6:25pm — No Comments

OPP Assists with on-water rescue in McGregor Bay

Be careful out there folks!

Manitoulin Expositor Article July 26, 2017

Added by Lyn Starke on July 27, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

50th Annual Haweater Weekend 2017

50th Annual Haweater Weekend 

Thursday August 3rd to Sunday August 6th, 2017

Hosted by the Manitoulin Tourism Association and Little Current Lions Club…


Added by Lyn Starke on July 26, 2017 at 11:38am — No Comments

Manitoulin Phragmites Week starts this coming Saturday

The enemy is among us. Please learn about phragmites, help if you can.

Manitoulin Phragmites Week starts this coming Saturday…


Added by Lyn Starke on July 22, 2017 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Alice Linxweiler Lockrem: August 13,1947- February 26th,2017

Words of Remembrance; Holly Higens

Fun Mom, that’s what I want you to know about Alice Linxweiler Lockrem. When…


Added by Lyn Starke on July 20, 2017 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry News Release

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry…


Added by Lyn Starke on July 8, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

CSBC & OFAH Team Up To Keep Ontario Anglers Safe on the Water

More Boating Safety information...

July 5th, 2017

Manitoulin Expositor article

Added by Lyn Starke on July 7, 2017 at 7:52am — No Comments

The Best Swimming Holes in Ontario

Cottage Life has and article about the best swimming holes in Ontario: Topaz Lake in Killarney Provincial Park and Bridal Veil Falls in Kagawong both made the list. We are blessed.…


Added by Lyn Starke on July 7, 2017 at 7:12am — No Comments

New Boating Safety Page

Boaters in the Bay asked for education, leaflets, pamphlets, posters, maps. This new page contains links to Canadian laws, boating courses online, restrictions, speed limits, fines, and much more. It is up to each individual to know what the laws are, and to comply with them. Happy Safe Boating!…


Added by Lyn Starke on July 5, 2017 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Wiky Islands Claim

Article from the Manitoulin Expositor  By Michael Erskine July 5, 2017

Ontario seeking input towards resolution of Wiky islands claim

Added by Lyn Starke on July 5, 2017 at 8:10am — No Comments

40th Annual LaCloche Art show

The LaCloche Art show runs from Friday, June 30 to Sunday, July 9 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is located in Whitefish Falls, halfway between Espanola and Little Current on Hwy 6. Admission is free and there is a magnificent display of this years featured artist and one of the founders of the event, Ivan Wheale.

Added by Lyn Starke on June 30, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Jock Fleming

It is with great sadness that I am informing you of the passing of Jock Fleming, long time McGregor Bay cottager and father to Zoe, Anne and Rob. He died late last night.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time.

I have no further details: I will post more information as it becomes available.



Added by Lyn Starke on June 15, 2017 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Parish Hall Roofing Project

To those already in the Bay:

Roofing repairs are being done on the Parish Hall this week. Ferguson Maintenance has asked for people not to be in the Hall while repairs are going on for safety reasons.


Added by Lyn Starke on May 15, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments

NEMI Clean Up Week


Monday, May 15 to 19th is NEMI Spring Clean-up Week. 

The NEMI Landfill site will be open ( 11am to 7pm ) Monday to Friday (except the Tuesday hours will be 9am to 7pm and Saturday hours  9am to 3pm.)  This will be the first week that the landfill will be open on Sunday from 2 to 6pm.  Tipping fees for brush are waived for this…


Added by Lyn Starke on May 13, 2017 at 11:44am — No Comments

2017 Newsletter, Calendar, Membership form POSTED

The 2017 McGregor Bay Association Newsletter, Calendar and Membership Form have just been posted. You can pay dues electronically and email your form! Our website has:

Newsletter & Newsletter Archives,…


Added by Lyn Starke on May 2, 2017 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Hydro One: scheduled power outages

Hydro One has announced two planned maintenance power outages scheduled for all of Manitoulin Island later this month. The outages will affect 10,524 customers across Manitoulin as well as Whitefish River First Nation and Killarney. The planned maintenance outages are scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, from 2 am until 6 am, with a second outage scheduled for Sunday, April 30, from 7:30 am until 11:30 am.…


Added by Lyn Starke on April 14, 2017 at 7:32pm — No Comments


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