Dear MLCA Members: This email is to update you on the progress of the sale of the course.  We are pleased to advise that the Peterson Family has accepted an offer to buy The Ridge from a long-term resident of the lake community and all parties are working towards the completion of the sale as quickly as possible. We look forward to opening the course in the spring and continuing to provide you with the service and quality you have come to expect [...]
March 07, 2018
In July 2017, the Federal government announced a number of proposed tax changes to private corporations and their owners.  If the proposals are enacted, some will apply going back to July 18, 2017, and may require a detailed examination of activities going back to when the shares were first issued to the owners to determine if the punitive rules will apply or not.  That may sound ridiculous and unfair, but that is what has been proposed [...]
October 25, 2017
Letter received from "Terry Rees, Executive Director of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations" on September 19th 2014. Two reports released in the past week remind us that big changes are coming to Ontario's lakes and rivers. First: Audubon'sBirds and Climate Change Reportsuggests that within this century, "the call of the loon may disappear" from its traditional territory as a result of global warming. The bald eagle is on the list, and the Baltimore Oriole [...]
September 20, 2014
We are all in McKellar for the numerous lakes and beauty of nature all around us. But did you know, it is also a thriving little Township with many organized activities, special events and things to do.   "Italie McKellar" (Spaghetti Dinner & Dance - Family friendly), hosted by the Whitestone/McKellar Lions Club and the McKellar Recreation Committee, takes place in the community centre on Friday, July 11. Tickets ($15 - adult, $10 - Children 12 and under, Free - Children under 5) are available in the Township Office during business hours [...]
July 06, 2014
Concerned that the dispute over the current reeve's expenses (which occurred during his first year in office) has not been resolved and no attempt has been made by McKellar Council in the past three years to amend the ambiguous wording of Remuneration and Expenses By-law 2011-12, local resident Phil Boyd sent a letter to Council earlier this week.   Reeve and Councillors: On July 5th 2013 Reeve Peter Hopkins submitted a document to Council entitled "Remuneration By-law Options [...]
June 15, 2014