news flash
 April 30 , 2018

Langmaid's Island development proposal
Statutory Public meeting - June 2, 2018
LOBA has been actively monitoring and commenting on the development proposal for Langmaid's Island and related mainland access points - click here to see the letters we have submitted to date.

The District of Muskoka, Township of Lake of Bays and Town of Huntsville have announced they will hold a joint Public Meeting:
Saturday June 2, 2018
9 a.m.
Lake of Bays Community Centre
10 University Street, Baysville ON

This is a very important opportunity to express your views in person to Municipal and District planners. Comments from this meeting will help inform the planners' recommendations to respective Councils. We hope for a good turn out to show the depth of public interest.

LOBA and the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation (LBHF) are jointly seeking an independent professional planning opinion on this application and will be submitting comments prior to the public meeting.

You can continue to provide written comments both before and after this meeting to:
District of Muskoka, Melissa Halford (Melissa.Halford@muskoka.on.ca)
Township of Lake of Bays, Melissa Markham (MMarkham@lakeofbays.on.ca)
Town of Huntsville, Kirstin Maxwell (planning@huntsville.ca)

Langmaid's Island Corp., the corporation proposing the above-noted development on Langmaid's Island is holding an information-only public open house on Saturday May 26, 
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Baysville Autumn Leaves Seniors Facility, 10 University Street (across the parking lot from the Community Centre). This open house will be an opportunity to get information about the development plan and ask questions of the developers and their consultants.

Fairview Island proposal approved by District of Muskoka
Planning and Economic Development committee
On April 19, the District of Muskoka Planning and Development committee approved the planning proposal for Fairvew Island. You can read the Notice of Decision here.

Lake of Bays Water Levels

A number of LOBA members have expressed concern about lower-than-normal water levels on the lake. We contacted the Water Management Department at the Bracebridge Field Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and thank them for their response, 

The water level on Lake of Bays is lower than usual for this time of year 
as a result of the delayed (approximately 4 weeks) spring melt/rains 
this year.  As you may have noticed, the lake is beginning to rise with 
recent rains and warm weather melting snow across the watershed.  
At this time it is difficult to predict exactly when water levels will 
return  to more normal levels and will be dependent on weather 
conditions (precipitation).

Below is a graph showing water levels for Lake of Bays at Baysville from January 1, 2017 to today. If you wish to monitor water levels, you can do so at this Government of Canada, Real Time Hydrometric data link . You can adjust the dates towards the bottom of the page.

2018 Muskoka Summit on the Environment

Last chance to save $50

Early registration for the 2018 Muskoka Summit on the Environment: Restoring our Relationship with the Natural World - www.muskokasummit.org  ends today (April 30). Register now to save $50 and be entered into a draw to win a Family Membership to the Royal Ontario Museum!

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

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