news flash
 April 4 , 2018

Langmaid's Island development proposal
As we have previously informed you, an application for a Plan of Subdivision containing 36 lots on the Langmaid's Island property was submitted to the District of Muskoka and Township of Lake of Bays. It has been deemed complete and is available for public review on the Township website - click here

In response to a call for comments, LOBA submitted this letter to the Township and District. There will be further opportunities for comment on this application and we will keep you informed regarding any public meetings. If you wish to comment, please direct your letters to  Melissa Halford  at the District and  Melissa Markham  at  the Township. 

While the island property is in the Township of Lake of Bays, the mainland access points are in the portion of South Portage Road that lies within the boundaries of Huntsville. Applications for two mainland access properties have been received by the Town of Huntsville and District of Muskoka. These have been deemed complete and are available to read here

2018 Muskoka Summit on the Environment
Win a family membership to the Royal Ontario Museum!
Register now!

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

The Summit will aim to understand and promote a variety of perspectives to examine how to bring ethics into our relationship with the biosphere. It will explore the extent of our impacts on the planet and various views of our place in nature. A number of remarkable people will be presenting, including:
  • Stephen Scharper from the University of Toronto
  • Meg Lowman from the California Academy of Sciences
  • John Smol from Queen's University
  • F. Stuart Chapin from the University of Alaska
  • James Gordon from the City of Guelph
  • Dan Longboat from Trent University
MSE welcomes Dale Curd, from the CBC Television series Hello Goodbye, as the Summit Moderator and is pleased to have Paul Kennedy, from the CBC Radio show Ideas, return to moderate the concluding Panel Session.

For more information and to see the most recent Muskoka Watershed Council newsletter, click here.

Have you heard? Lake of Bays is rebranding!

A township's brand is more than just a logo or tagline. It communicates the distinct characteristics, unique value, and opportunities the region has to offer - and in many cases - stands as the gateway experience outsiders have with a township.

Recognizing this as an exciting opportunity for Lake of Bays, the Township of Lake of Bays will be undertaking a rebranding initiative beginning April 2018. This rebrand will rely heavily on public input to help guide its success and is an exciting opportunity for our communities to unite and shape the future of the township. It will drive investment and attraction to tourism, community development, and business activity while enhancing the connection and experience residents have with the township.

Join one of the public engagement sessions, where Township staff will consult you - residents, business owners, and community leaders - in identifying the township's core values, sources of pride, and vision for the future.

Dwight Community Centre
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: 1014 Dwight Beach Rd, Dwight
Baysville Community Centre
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: 10 University St, Baysville

Online Survey
Complete the online survey by Sunday, April 15, 2018!  

Calcium Decline Workshop

The Friends of the Muskoka Watershed will be hosting a half-day workshop on April 11, 2018 in the afternoon. The workshop will take place in the Multi-purpose Room at the Baysville Public Library.
Come and hear about calcium decline in Muskoka and how wood ash can help solve this environmental problem. Registration will begin at 1:00 pm.

If you are interested in attending, please email shakira@fotmw.org .

The Dwight Lions Club 
invites you to a
Turkey Dinner Fundraiser
for the Canadian Cancer Society
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Dwight Community Centre
Dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Adults $17.00, Children 7 and under $7.00
Enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings as well as yummy desserts

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.

Lake of Bays Association

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