August 2, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 Municipal Elections are now closed. Here are the candidates running in our area.
Township of Lake of Bays
One position to be filled
Charles Cooper
Terry Glover
Robert J. Young

District Councillors
One position to be filled in each ward

Franklin/Sinclair ward
Martin Mann
Mike Peppard

Ridout/McLean ward
Robert Lacroix - ACCLAIMED

One position to be filled in each ward

Franklin ward
Charles Deacon
Nancy Tapley

Sinclair ward
Rick Brooks
Norman Dyer
Gloria Schimmel

Ridout ward
Henry McClelland
Penny McEachern

McLean ward
Jacqueline Godard
Michelle Mary MacIsaac
Anastasia (Stasi) O'Hare
Click here for the full candidates list, including School Trustees for the Township of Lake of Bays.

Not sure what ward you are in? Click here for the Township of Lake of Bays ward map.
Town of Huntsville
One position to be filled
Scott Aitchison
Peggy Peterson 
Councillor Brunel ward
One position to be filled
Daniel Armour
Ken Inglis
Click here for the full candidates list, including School Trustees for the Town of Huntsville.

Not sure what ward you are in? Click here for the Town of Huntsville ward map.
Candidates Meetings
Township of Lake of Bays

Saturday August 25, 9 a.m. to noon
Baysville Community Centre

Thursday August 30, 6 to 9 p.m.
Dwight Community Centre
Town of Huntsville

Thursday September 20, 6 p.m.
Algonquin Theatre
Click here to see the 2018 Municipal Elections pages on the LOBA website. You can also access the pages from the menu bar.

LOBA has sent questionnaires to all the candidates listed above. We will post their responses the week of August 13. Stay tuned!

Do you have questions about internet/telephone voting for the 2018 Municipal Elections? The Township of Lake of Bays is offering a free drop-in information session on Friday August 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Township offices, 1012 Dwight Beach Road, Dwight. Learn more
The 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card
is here!

The Muskoka Watershed Report Card is a science-based evaluation of the health of our watershed using a variety of environmental indicators, including health indicators like phosphorus and calcium concentrations in lakes, benthic macroinvertebrates, and interior forest habitat; and threat indicators like climate change, invasive species, fragmentation, and species at risk.
Together, these indicators provide a “snapshot” of Muskoka's watershed health and serve to increase our understanding of the watershed where we live, work, and play!
The Town of Huntsville is in the process of updating the Town’s Official Plan, the document that guides land use change and development while considering the Town’s unique circumstances. It is prepared based on input from the public, Council, and other important stakeholders. When land use change or development is proposed, the Official Plan policies must be considered by Town Council as part of their decision making process.

The Town is holding two open houses to provide an opportunity for people to review the draft plan; on August 9 and 11 2018.

The draft plan can be found here .
Glenn Vickery will complete his swim around Lake of Bays on August 6
Glenn is on track to complete his swim on Monday August 6 at noon at the South Portage public boat launch. A reception with emcee will start at 11:15 a.m. and Glenn will be accompanied by the Lake of Bays boat tours pontoon boat with family members on board. Come out to cheer him on!

News and Links

Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA) August 2018 E-lert

Town of Huntsville to consider restricting barge access at South Portage boat launch

GO Transit and Ontario Northland offering weekend service to Muskoka in August

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare Capital Plan Development Task Force updates

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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