Bryan Ingram, Bracebridge Generation Operations Manager, has asked MLCA to alert waterfront property owners to a potential problem related primarily to frozen water lines that coincided with the spring drawdown target date of March 15th; which aligned with a cold spell.   "We currently have the lake drawn down 0.55m from a normal summer level.  We are 0.1m above the bottom of the water management plan normal operating zone.  The area, and Lake Manitouwabing in particular, experienced a heavy rainfall a few weeks ago where we recorded over 60 mm of rainfall in a 24 hour period at our Hurdville gauge [...]
March 18, 2017 - News
Manitouwabing Lake Community Association conducted a survey to assist in engaging the community of McKellar and preparing a response to a councillor's motion to change the way votes will be cast in the 2018 municipal election. The survey was promoted to MLCA members and non-members by postings at the township office, post office, general store and on the MLCA website. The significant response rate was the highest of any survey conducted by MLCA; which clearly indicates the importance of the topic to the community as a whole [...]
March 13, 2017 - News
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for a free Phragmites Workshop during the morning of Friday, April 28th at Canadore College, Parry Sound.  The invasive Phragmites ("Frag-my-tees") plant is spreading throughout Georgian Bay and lakes in the region. This workshop will help to map where you have seen it spreading and provide management training for roadsides, public parks and wetlands.  Local success stories will be featured [...]
March 10, 2017 - News
In a recorded vote the motion to direct the Clerk to draft a By-Law to rescind By-Law 13-28, which enabled electronic voting (phone and internet), was defeated four to one at the March 6th McKellar Council Meeting.  The motion, submitted by Councillor Zulak, was debated by remaining members of council who commented that there have not been any concerns brought to them regarding the current voting method; only positive comments in support of maintaining the phone and internet method of voting [...]
March 07, 2017 - News
Be aware that the agenda for the March 6th 2017 McKellar Council meeting includes the following motion for discussion:  "Direct Clerk to draft By-law to rescind By-law 13-28 (internet /telephone voting).  If passed by Council this means that the internet/telephone methods of voting will not be available for the October 2018 election.    The councillor who put forward this motion wants a return to the traditional ballot box only method of voting that was last used in 2000, when only 14 [...]
March 05, 2017 - News