news flash
 May 9, 2017
Fairview Island Development Proposal Open Houses

As we let you know in our Newsflash on Friday, a development application for Fairview Island has been submitted to the Town of Huntsville. 

LOBA has received many communications and requests for more information regarding this proposal.  At LOBA's request, the purchaser, Mr. George Konrad, has:
  • Requested and obtained a deferral of the hearing of the matter at the Huntsville Planning Committee to June 14;
  • Prepared an open letter explaining the proposal, and;
  • Organized two Public Open House Meetings for anyone who would like to drop in and ask questions. Both Open Houses are at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville and are scheduled for:
Saturday May 13; 9:00-11:00 AM
Saturday June 3, 12:00-2:00 PM
We support these actions of the purchaser to engage with our members and the community and hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to become informed on this matter.

More information, the planning report, development proposal and site plans can be obtained from, Marie Poirier Planning (705-635-9860; or the Town of Huntsville (705-789-1751 ext. 2351;
We look forward to meeting many of our members at the Open Houses.
photo: Andy Cranford
2016 Water Quality Report Available Now
"Total phosphorus and bacteria levels were well below applicable Provincial guidelines indicating excellent water quality in 2016".
 Read the full report here.
LOBA to Sponsor Two Spots in Camp FITT
Female Firefighters in Training is coming to Muskoka

Camp FITT gives young women ages 15 to 18 the opportunity to explore the fun, exciting, and physically challenging profession of firefighting. From August 9 to 13, Lake of Bays/Huntsville volunteer firefighters Sabrina Lincoln and Annamieke Struyk will lead the first Camp FITT in Muskoka. Sixteen young women will learn and practice a variety of firefighter skills and work as a team in a supportive, non-threatening environment.

The cost of $450 includes accommodation and meals and the camp will take place at the Waterloo Center in Huntsville. LOBA is pleased to sponsor up to two young women from the Township of Lake of Bays.

Applications are due by Friday June 2. Click here for more details about the Camp and how to apply.

Only a couple of spots remaining
Learn about:
     Algal dynamics & trends
     Reporting algae blooms
     Monitoring algae, and more!
To demonstrate our ongoing support for the long-term health of Muskoka water quality, LOBA has contributed $1000 to this conference.

As Spring continues to bring heavy rains and uncertain weather, get the most

The Dorset bridge remains closed for rehabilitative construction, with a tentative completion date during the week of June 30. Detour is Harvey Avenue to Highway 35. Progress updates and additional information will be available throughout the project on the District of Muskoka website, and you can view a map of the detour here.

To report Lost and Found items on your shoreline, email  and we'll post it here.

Check out the LOBA Events Page for what is happening around the lake.

The Township of Lake of Bays is putting together a business case to help bring fibre optic high-speed internet to your home, cottage or business in Lake of Bays. If you are a Lake of Bays property owner, please complete this 5-minute survey.

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.

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