This year's Annual Report is a compilation of previous reports, presentations, spring electronic newsletter, my report to the MLCA last July and a summary of council, community and area happenings in the last six months. It will outline some items to look forward to in 2018 and some thoughts for the future of McKellar. It is crucial that you are always kept informed and involved in the business of McKellar. Openness and transparency are fundamental values of a working council [...]
December 31, 2017
It's happening this Saturday, December 2nd, 2017!   There are Home Tours (four homes, two barns and a cabin) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and a Christmas Tea, Dessert and Pageant from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the McKellar Community Centre.  $15 per person or two for $25.  Maps and tickets are available on Friday at the Township Office or at the Community Centre from 12:30 to 1:30 on Saturday.  For more information call Joyce at 705-389-2228 or email jhopkins@lycos [...]
November 30, 2017
It's a "go" for Rogers Corporation's new communications tower in McKellar!  A Rogers' representative contacted MLCA last week to confirm that the approved 35 metre monopine communications tower (looks like a pine tree) is on the "build list" for the spring of 2018 with preliminary site preparation beginning during the winter months.  The site for the new communications tower is at an elevation of 250 metres on Township land at the top of the peninsula north of Hurdville between Sunnyshore Park Drive and West Point Drive [...]
November 20, 2017
To support the Manitouwabing Lake Community Association Mission Statement "To maintain the recreational value of Manitouwabing Lake and its environs, an open discussion about residential rentals and their impact on the community took place at the July 9th 2016 MLCA Annual Meeting, where the following question was posed to Members: "Do you object to illegal use of lakeside properties in the Township of McKellar as commercially run rental units and wish the Council to promptly address this issue?"  Almost 93% agreed [...]
October 30, 2017
Concerned that McKellar Council could provide no news in respect to the Rogers communications tower contracted to be installed in 2016, 2017 or 2018 at the top of the Maplewood subdivision peninsula on Manitouwabing Lake, on August 28th 2017 MLCA sent a letter to Joe Natale, President & CEO, Rogers Corporation, with a copy to Arnold Abramowitz, Vice-President, Wireless Access Networks.  Here is their response.   "Thank you for reaching out about our planned cell tower in your community and your offer to help promote our services to your residents [...]
October 23, 2017
After such a roller coaster weather ride all summer long we're more than happy to celebrate some great summer weather at the start of fall!  Join us on Saturday, September 30th, for an "End of Season BBQ." We'll have the bar open by 5 p.m. (bar tickets will be available) and we hope you'll enjoy free hors d'oeuvres while the finishing touches on dinner are prepared.  We're keeping the menu deliciously simple - enjoy AAA N.Y. striploin steak plus all the sides [...]
September 23, 2017
The 142nd annual McKellar Fall Fair will be held at the Township's community centre complex on Highway 124 in McKellar on Saturday, September 9th.  It hosts everything from livestock judging to children's games, from tug-of-war to arm wrestling. The fair begins at 10 a.m. with a light and heavy horse show, followed by livestock judging at 1 p.m. Children's games start around 1 p.m. and the tug-of-war at 2 p.m. Being a fall fair, there's also competition for homemade and homegrown goodies and photos to be had, and prizes for the oldest and youngest people at the Fair [...]
September 07, 2017
The Ridge at Manitou Golf Club requires Servers and Hostesses in the Dining Room.  Requirements: Smart Serve and experience. Please call Marianne Henskens, Events Coordinator, 705-389-9577 x 22 or Pam Wallace, Dining Supervisor, 705-389-9577 x 34 and email resume to
September 02, 2017
Join us on Saturday, September 2nd, for our traditional summer ending Closing Golf Scramble with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.  Our traditional format includes: 4-Person Scramble. Passport holders tournament entry - $20 (tax included).  Non-passport holders tournament entry - $90 (tax included).  Closest to the pins, long drives, longest putts, lots of fun games!  Sign up as a single, 2, 3, or 4some. Contact the Golf Shop by calling 705-389-9577, extension 25 or email your entries to golf@ridgeatmanitou [...]
August 29, 2017
After a successful introductory year, MLCA is pleased to announce that the propane "Group Purchase Plan" with Superior Propane will continue for its second year commencing September 1st 2017.  MLCA members not already part of the "Plan" have until this date to sign up and take advantage of the new Fixed Price of $0.499/L.  Members who join the "Plan" after September 1st will be eligible for a "Floating Rate," which is $0 [...]
August 07, 2017