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COVID-19 Update: Ontario marinas open for cottagers, with safety provisions

May 15, 2020 There’s been a flurry of Ontario government announcements over the past week with respect to marina openings, and access to marinas for seasonal cottagers and recreational users. Here’s a summary. Late on Friday, May 8, the Ontario government made a significant change to its essential ...

COVID-19 Update: Marinas can prepare for summer, but are not yet open to the public

May 4, 2020 The Ontario government announced on May 1 that certain businesses and workplaces, including marinas, could reopen to prepare for the summer season on May 4, as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Of particular interest to ...

COVID-19 Update: Ontario emergency extended to May 12 at least

April 15, 2020 Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced on April 14 that the province will remain in a state of emergency for another month.  All non-essential businesses are to stay closed. This means all marinas are closed until May 12, at which time the situation will again be evaluated.  ...

COVID-19 Update: Our marinas must comply with closures

April 12, 2020 We are all in this Covid-19 crisis together, and the Province has made an Order that has resulted in many measures to protect our health and well-being, including the mandatory closures of recreational facilities and, specifically, marinas, province wide. Until the Province lifts or amends ...

COVID-19 Update: Let’s pull together

April 11, 2020 The following notices concerning COVID-19 were received from Maryann Weaver, Emergency Information Officer for the Township of The Archipelago.  We are passing them along for your information and guidance. 1.  April 2 MNRF Declaration of Restricted Fire Zone2.  April 7 ...

Township issues warning for Pointe au Baril public tap

The Township of the Archipelago issued a stern warning for users of the public water tap at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre today, March 26. Hours of access to the tap will be restricted as follows, due to the Covid-19 pandemic: Monday to Friday, noon to 4 pm only. As well, the Township urged residents ...

Guardians of the Bay

The “Guardians of the Bay” (GOTB) is a GBA initiative designed to instill a mindset of protection and preservation of the Bay amongst all who enjoy this jewel. What does being a Guardian of the Bay mean? you have a deep appreciation and respect for Georgian Bay and recognize that it is a special ...

Do you have an Outings idea?

Every summer, the BNIA arranges excellent outings and events, enjoyed by young and old alike. If you have any ideas or suggestions, or if you’d like to volunteer to help, please get in touch with our programmer Molly Mulloy here. Stay tuned for further information in the spring newsletter and check ...

Water Levels: stop the rise!

It only seems like yesterday that the common cry was “stop the drop”. Now it should more appropriately be “stop the rise”. The new reality is that water levels this year will be as high, perhaps even higher than 2019. There is little if anything that can be done within the Middle Great Lakes ...

Fire Prevention

A new Fire Prevention & Education Committee was struck last year, chaired by Leeanne Smart. It’s acknowledged that hot dry conditions will become increasingly prevalent, so a priority will be to increase education and awareness on how to prevent fires and how better to respond in case of an incident. ...