news flash
 August 4, 2017
Lake of Bays Association sends letter to Premier Wynne regarding Allocation and Billing of OPP Police Services in the District Municipality of Muskoka
The Lake of Bays Association has sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister Marie-France Lalonde of Community Safety and Correctional Services regarding the allocation and billing of OPP Police Services in the District of Muskoka. Lake of Bays residents pay approximately 50% more than the actual cost of the services provided, as calculated by the Province, because of this costing allocation. LOBA believes this is not fair or appropriate.   
We encourage LOBA members and other residents of the Township to also write to the Premier and Minister and have produced a template letter.
If you submit a letter, please copy us at so we have a record of members who are interested in this issue.
For an update on this issue, click here.
To see LOBA's letter to Premier Wynne and Minister Lalonde, click here.
For the template letter you can send to Premier Wynne and Minister Lalonde, click here.
Fairview Island update
An information meeting, hosted by the potential purchaser, was held on Monday July 31 regarding the proposed development of Fairview Island. The purchaser will be submitting a revised application to the Town of Huntsville and when it becomes available, we will forward the information in a Newsflash.
Hilary Currer
2016 Photo Contest Winner - Landscape
Hilary Currer
2017 LOBA Photo Contest
Open to all Lake of Bays Association members and families for submission in the categories below. Photos must be previously unpublished and submitted - one per individual, per category - in digital format to Aben Graphics; before
December 15, 2017. Subject line of the email, Lake of Bays 2017 Photo Contest. Contestants agree to the use of their photos for the Lake of Bays Association yearbook, newsletter, website  and social media sites.

LIFE at the LAKE:  people, pets and dwellings
NATURE: wild plants and animals
LANDSCAPE: land, water and sky

Check out the winning from photos from the 2016 Contest on display now through the end of the month at the Baysville Public Library. And check out all the 2016 submissions  here.

Glenmount Dock circa 1919-1921
Photo courtesy Joyce Vanderwoude
Looking Back at Life and Times on Lake of Bays
To celebrate LOBA's 90th anniversary, we'd like to create a retrospective photo gallery on our website and we need your help. We invite you to share your old photos of life at Lake of Bays over the last 90 years (or so). 
For more information on the project and how to submit a photo, click here.
2016 Lake of Bays Regatta
Upcoming Community Events

* Lake of Bays Regatta

   Sat Aug 5; Glenmount Dock

* Dorset Arts, Crafts & Antiques show    

   Sun Aug 6

* Baysville Arts & Crafts festival

   Sat & Sun Aug 12 & 13

* Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation AGM

   Sat Aug 19; Bethune United Church, Baysville, 


* Check out our events calendar for more ...

Second Home Study
The District of Muskoka is conducing its 2017 Second Home Study. This survey is to be completed by owners of Muskoka's seasonal residences and is available on the District's website.

Click here for information on the study and a link to the survey. 


Senior Community Advisor  Information Session
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017,  10:00am - 1:00pm
Dwight Community Centre, 1014 Dwight Beach Road
The Muskoka Seniors Community Advisor (SCA) Program allows the District to connect directly with seniors living in rural or remote areas in Muskoka and learn about their specific individual or community needs. They would like to learn more about how they can work in your community.

For more information please contact Seniors Programs at 705-645-2100 ext.199 or by email

The purpose of the Lake of Bays Association is to promote, maintain and enhance a clean and healthy natural environment, a well serviced community and a safe and peaceful Lake of Bays.

Lake of Bays Association

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