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Request for MBA Newsletter Contributions

Dear MBA Newsletter Contributors!

While the summer of 2016 is fresh in your mind, a quick reminder that we’d love to see your articles and pictures, as well as plans for the coming year. During the 2016/17 newsletter preparation Gillian will have support from a team including Judy Young, and Gerry Quinn.

Some dates:

· Oct. 21st. Reminder email (this one), asking you to jot down your summer thoughts, and yes, send them along if you can write your article now!

· Nov.…


Added by Lyn Starke on October 21, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Adrians's original blog post

Adrian's original post with its attached list of names of people and families opposed to the signs has been deleted by admin because of complaints received from members who had not consented to be included in such a list. The posts and names can be found on "McGregor Bay Friends" Facebook site.

Whatever your sentiments about the signs, please speak or post on your own behalf.


Added by Lyn Starke on October 15, 2016 at 10:15am — No Comments

Sale of Cottage items at TP1903; Joel Thurtell

For sale

18-foot Stanley Mink bowrider runabout new in 2011

w/90-horsepower Evinrude Etec engine new 2011,

2008 Shoreland’r trailer, ship-to-shore radio,

Lowrance depth finder/GPS; deep-V, welded 3/16-inch

aluminum hull $35,000…


Added by Lyn Starke on September 16, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Junior Sailing change of Date

The final week of Junior Sailing this year is being changed from Wednesday, July 27 to Tuesday, July 26. It is typically on Wednesdays, and we want to make sure that all of the kids know which day to come!

Grant and Brogan Williams

Added by Lyn Starke on July 22, 2016 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands Fire Ban

Added by Lyn Starke on June 22, 2016 at 9:14am — No Comments

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Forest Fire Info Map

We are currently in an EXTREME Fire Danger Area, surrounded by HIGH Fire Danger Areas. A fire at Low Lake was confirmed Sunday evening, and listed an "not under control", 5 hectares with MNRF fire teams on scene Monday.  General forest activities may be restricted, including…


Added by Lyn Starke on June 21, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Input to Manitoulin Plannning Board's new OFFICIAL PLAN deadline (not NEMI's): from Laurie Cook

Hello fellow Ward 1 residents,

      Please see the attached notice which is to advise of a public meeting next Wed. June 22nd in Mindemoya at 7p.m. for input into the Manitoulin Planning Board's new Official Plan.  This is important to those of us in Ward 1 as until NEMI's Official Plan is approved, we are still under the Manitoulin Planning Board.  The notice states that unless comments have…

Added by Lyn Starke on June 19, 2016 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Georgian Bay Association eUpdate

The Georgian Bay Association has launched a new eUPDATE monthly newsletter, which contains information on the most current issues and events that affect the Bay. If you have not already subscribed, please go to the following link to sign up:

Subscribe to eUPDATE

Not only will this keep…


Added by Lyn Starke on April 26, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Update on NEMI, Laurie Cook, Ward 1 Councillor.

  The following are some of the notable things going on in NEMI that may be of interest to residents of McGregor Bay.  
     First of all, the new Official Plan for NEMI was approved by Council and includes some good aspects that will affect us in Ward 1 and actually recognizes our unique character in the Bay of Islands and McGregor Bay.  It can be viewed on the Town website at …

Added by Lyn Starke on April 22, 2016 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association

Dear McGregor Bay Association Board of Directors,

Thank you for your association's continued support of FOCA!

Please see the attached letter for current member benefits and offers. *(click new page)
This document should also be shared with your membership.

Have a great day!

Deanna Panitz
Membership and Programs Coordinator

Added by Lyn Starke on April 20, 2016 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) is pleased to announce the release of the “Enclosed Bays and Inland Lakes Phosphorus Monitoring Guideline”.  For the past two years, with the support of an Environment Canada and Climate Change grant, our Coordinated Nutrient Monitoring Program has reviewed past nutrient monitoring efforts and developed a new set of guidelines and recommendations.  Please visit the link below to read these recommendations and obtain a copy of the…


Added by Lyn Starke on April 19, 2016 at 12:23pm — No Comments

NEMI Official Plan

Dear Members of the McGregor Bay Association,

 On March 15th, 2016, the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (NEMI) adopted a new Official Plan which has been forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for its review and approval.  …


Added by Lyn Starke on April 18, 2016 at 4:49pm — No Comments

2016 MBA Newsletter, Calendar & Membership form

The 2016 McGregor Bay Association Newsletter, Calendar and Membership Form have just been posted.

New for 2016, we are able to accept electronic payment of dues. Many thanks to all the contributors and members who worked diligently on these projects! …


Added by Lyn Starke on April 15, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Lillian McGregor

Lillian McGregor (1924-2012), who was born to a chief of Whitefish River First Nation (Angus McGregor) was included in a recent exhibit in Toronto to celebrate Toronto women who fought inequality. Her life was briefly described in a recent story in the Toronto Star. There was also a longer obituary in the Globe and Mail when she passed away in 2012.…


Added by Lyn Starke on March 16, 2016 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Request for Newsletter Contributions from our Members

The MBA Newsletter is looking for your contributions. We particularly would invite first time contributors to send us your creations! Topics are wide open. Here is a list of possibilities.

Photo essays…


Added by Lyn Starke on January 20, 2016 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Extension of deadline for comments re: Wikwemikong (Wiky) Land Claim

Update from Linda Lapointe after attending a Georgian Bay Association Meeting on Nov 7th, 2015.

As many of you may know, the Province is negotiating with Wikwemikong (Wiky) to…


Added by Lyn Starke on November 12, 2015 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Wikwemikong Land Claims

September 17th, 2015

I received the following email from Gerry Quinn, (past President of the McGregor Bay Association), sent to him by the Georgian Bay Association president, John McMullen.

The McGregor Bay Association is a member association of the GBA.

Please write a letter to add your voice. If the current proposal goes through as is , we could…


Added by Lyn Starke on September 16, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Thank You From Whitefish River First Nation


Click to read lovely letter in regards to our MBA contribution to the POW WOW.

Added by Lyn Starke on August 22, 2015 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

Two Poems by George Frazier

Two Poems from George Frazier


The wind in freshets are seen

In rippling Rorschachs scooting across the water

And in the twisting pitch of a vulture's wings set with nary a flap

As he rides the sudden whimsies of that gust 

By every variation of genus

Leaves own their own dance to its tune

Performing the infinitely variable 

Marking of a moment from all the rest 

Drawing the beauty we have…


Added by Lyn Starke on August 3, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

Lost Green Kayak

NOTICE: A green kayak was lost in Iroquois Bay the morning of Friday, July 31st. It is from the Zweifler cottage on Iroquois Bay ( 1st cottage northwest of the narrows). Please call 734 604 4100. Thankyou.

Added by Lyn Starke on August 1, 2015 at 9:04pm — 1 Comment


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