On Monday evening, December 3rd 2018, the newly-elected McKellar Council comprising Reeve Peter Hopkins and Councillors Marco Ancinelli, Don Carmichael, Morley Haskim and Mike Kekkonen, met for the first time.  Here is a transcript of Reeve Hopkins inaugural address: "Let me first thank our citizens for taking the time to vote in the election.  I have had the pleasure of meeting one-on-one with each of the incoming council members and am looking forward to working together for the benefit of all our citizens [...]
December 09, 2018
Whispering River Orchestra & Riversongs Festival Choir will perform "Handel's Messiah" at the Charles W. Stockey Centre, 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound, on Saturday December 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $32.  Soloists: Amy Dodington, soprano, Celine Cascanette, mezzo, Fabian Arciniegas, tenor, Johnathon Kirby, bass.Conductor: Catherine Maguire. Artistic Director: Brenda Margaret Muller. Experience the Majesty and Joy of the Season in George Frederick Handels timeless music [...]
November 22, 2018
Just a quick note to alert all members who are customers (or potential customers) that the new Rogers monopine communications tower went into service on Manitouwabing Lake on Wednesday afternoon, October 31st 2018.  Located at the end of West Point Drive, overlooking the centre of the lake, it should provide greatly improved service for many residents.   Rogers thanks customers for their patience.
November 02, 2018
TOWNSHIP OF McKELLAR  NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING & OPEN HOUSE   CONCERNING A PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT.  TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Township of McKellar will hold a public meeting and open house concerning a proposed zoning by-law update. The open house will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Township Council Chambers in the Village of McKellar. The public meeting will be held on November 5, 2018 at 6:00 p [...]
October 17, 2018
Eligible McKellar voters on record should, by now, have received via Canada Post a voting notification including a PIN to use in electronic voting methods.   If you have not received a notification and believe you are eligible to vote please contact the Township office at (705) 389-2842 (ext. 1) during office hours up to and including Monday October 22nd 2018; which is the final day to vote.   As a reminder of who the candidates are for McKellar Council, audio recordings and a transcription of the MLCA All-Candidates Meeting held on August 18th 2018, along with materials supplied by candidates, are available at 2018 McKellar All-Candidates Meeting [...]
October 02, 2018
MLCA has been informed that the company encountered issues in running hydro to the site of the tower, which has been completed and many residents may have already seen.  Rogers' spokesperson, Tatyana Moro, Manager of Municipal Relations and Acquisition (Ontario Region), advised that the company is working on a resolution with the local utility and hopes to have the tower in-service by the end of October.  She acknowledged how eager the community is for this tower, stressed how Rogers is doing all it can to get the site on air, and thanked residents for their continued support and patience [...]
September 24, 2018
Two-time Juno Award winner with Flathead, Al Lerman is performing "Blues and Roots" at The Ridge at Manitou on Saturday, September 15th.  Buffet dinner 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Performance 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.  Reservations: 705-389-9577 extension 34.   One of Canadas finest examples of how good blues harp should be played . . . and a solid reminder of his skills as a songwriter, Lerman is a hard-working musician who proves himself worthy of his rightful piece of the pie [...]
September 08, 2018
The 143rd McKellar Annual Fall Fair, sponsored by the McKellar Agricultural Society, begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 8th, at the Township of McKellar Community Centre and Fair Grounds.  There are events and things to do for all ages.  Featured events include a horse show, livestock display, a parade from Minerva Park to the Fair Grounds, a live band, arm wrestling, a sports program for kids, log sawing and spike driving contests, many exhibits of products and services, and, of course, food and drinks [...]
September 04, 2018
As of August, 2018, we have almost 60 members taking advantage of special MLCA negotiated pricing under its "Propane Group Purchase Plan" with leading supplier Superior Propane.  Beginning September 1, 2018, current Plan Members will automatically qualify for the new fixed rate under the Plan of 55.5 cents per litre.  MLCA members wishing to join the Plan and receive this fixed rate will have until September 28, 2018 to sign up.  After that, new Plan Members will be eligible for a special floating rate as well as the other features listed below [...]
September 02, 2018
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Parry Sound District is advising area residents that a **Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety is in effect for the District which includes the District Municipality of Muskoka, the Territorial District of Parry Sound and a north-west portion of the County of Haliburton. Residents within the Parry Sound-Muskoka area should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution around water bodies as flows and levels within rivers and streams have recently increased and may rise further in the coming days [...]
August 24, 2018