Wednesday, 27 February 2013

New county garbage plan 'not the solution'


New county garbage plan 'not the solution'

http://bit.ly/15RHw7V Midland Free Press

The county’s tidy all-in-one-can approach to garbage collection is going to cause more pollution, predicts Tay councillor Rick Black.

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Not everyone likes in the Simcoe garbage collection plan. 

Not thrilled about the loss of the annual bulk item collection myself.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Late February FOCA Elert is out


The Late February FOCA Elert is out 

http://bit.ly/XUqqPl FOCA 

FOCA's Annual General Meeting is NEXT WEEK 

5 Meetings re: Algonquin Land Claim

Survey underway - Can you help?

Ontario Great Lakes "Spring Refresh"  
Save the Date: April 12-13, 2013
The Canadian Freshwater Alliance and Freshwater Future are partnering on a 2-day strategic discussion about Great Lakes water issues. Please mark April 12th-13th in your calendars, and plan to join us at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie. 

Game Storage At The Cottage

Use a Nut and Bolt Drawer to Store Loose Board Game Pieces 

http://bit.ly/15GE5ke LifeHacker 

A great idea for the all the games that the cottage. Can not count how many games we were missing pieces for.... 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Penetanguishene's 65th Annual Winterama


Oldest winter carnival in the province maintains its cool
http://bit.ly/VuWlLK Midland Freepress

Loved going to Winterama, when I was young. Need to get the work schedule change so I can get some time off in February so I can go again...


New Page on the Blog Low Water Levels


I have added a page to the Clearwater Beach Ontario blog on the low water levels. 
We will be posting links to various articles, web sites and information on the Low Water Levels of the Great Lakes.

If you have anything you think should be on there let me know.

http://bit.ly/VYcZn3 Clearwater Beach Ontario 


I am thinking of adding a page for actions that can be taken/are being taken by our association and others.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Want to keep up on issues affecting Cottages in Ontario?


Want to keep up on issues affecting Cottages in Ontario?

For 50 years, FOCA has been dedicated to supporting the interests of Ontario's waterfront property owners. This is accomplished by providing assistance and leadership to Ontario's cottage associations and to our individual members, and through advocating for the long-term interests of our communities.

The Clearwater Beach Ratepayers Association is a member of FOCA. You can help us help FOCA, buy liking their facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/foca.on.ca  Facebook

If you have a cottage in Ontario, consider joining FOCA

How to build a winter campfire


How to build a winter campfire

http://bit.ly/WaBk5E Cottage Life


Been years since I have been at a real winter campfire at the cottage.

Friday, 8 February 2013

The FOCA February Elert is out


The FOCA February Elert is out

FOCA A.G.M. March 2, 2013
Property Tax Tool from FOCA's Taxation Committee
Lake Partner: 2012 Data!
Tools for FOCA Associations
Threatened Lake of 2013 is...
Fisheries Act, ELA update
Feature: Cade Associates Insurance Brokers
Conference Notices
Biodiversity Online


http://bit.ly/Z0xz75 FOCA 

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

How Can I Get My Local Government to Pay Attention to Me?

How Can I Get My Local Government to Pay Attention to Me? 

http://bit.ly/YzHOLB LifeHacker 


Hope this helps you if you need it. Local and Regional Associations can be a great help.