Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Water levels reach record lows in Ontario cottage country


Water levels reach record lows in Ontario cottage country

Part of Liquid State, an occasional series on our relationship with water.
The bigger boats no longer show up at the marinas. Where people once were able to scoop pails of lake water, there is now just wild grass and pebbles. Gentle waves used to lap on cottage docks, but they have been replaced by decaying weeds that wash up on the receding shore.

http://bit.ly/18KwHoU Globe and Mail

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Why water levels are so low in cottage country


Why water levels are so low in cottage country

Welcome to Lake Huron and Georgian Bay’s new low-water reality, one that’s draining dollars from cottagers and businesses, potentially sucking the life from wetlands, and pushing the International Joint Commission (IJC) to recommend that the Canadian and US governments boost the water level by as much as 25 cm. “Something should be done,” says Guest, whose grandfather bought the Severn Sound property in 1903. “If this continues, our bay will dry up.”

http://bit.ly/15DN4CY Cottage Life

Well worth the read

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Art on the Bay - Exploring Artistic Inspiration Around Georgian Bay


Art on the Bay - Exploring Artistic Inspiration Around Georgian Bay

Across the country the wilderness, spectacular scenery and animals of Canada’s National Parks have served as inspiration for artists for over a century. Georgian Bay Islands National Park is rekindling the traditional link between the park and the arts with their Artist in the Park program which has successfully run for more than five years at several other national parks.

http://bit.ly/13Dr1OQ Canadian Yachting

Looks like a lot of interesting art and other things to see and do.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Hydro One Fraud Alert: Telemarketing

Hydro One
Fraud Alert: Telemarketing

Have you received telephone calls from individuals or telemarketers claiming to represent Hydro One soliciting business, selling "energy-saving" products, or asking to confirm a planned power interruption? If so, be aware that these calls are fraudulent. Hydro One does not use telemarketers to contact our customers, never uses toll-for-service telephone numbers, and never sells products over the phone. 

Read the full article 

http://bit.ly/12qsj8G Hydro One

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Great Lakes “plasticization” linked to cosmetic products

Great Lakes “plasticization” linked to cosmetic products

http://bit.ly/1cUuHKz Cottage Life

"But new research has discovered a new threat that plastic poses to our water systems—one that’s showing up in increasing concentrations in our Great Lakes." 
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Not good at all. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Restore Our Water International will be in our area to provide an update for North Simcoe communities

From this weeks Mayor’s Weekly Update
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Saturday July 6th

Restore Our Water International will be in our area to provide an update for North Simcoe communities regarding what can be done about the severely low water levels in Lakes Michigan/Huron/Georgian Bay. Restore Our Water International (ROWI) has grown to more than 15,000 shoreline owners and business interests. Their keynote speaker is Roger Gauthier, Chair of ROWI. Roger is a retired Senior Hydrologist who spent 30 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Also presenting is Dr. Pat-Chow-Fraser from McMaster University in Hamilton and of course Mary Muter. There are two sessions for you early birds you can catch the meeting at the Tiny Rec Centre at 10 a.m. or if the afternoon is better for you can attend the 3 p.m. meeting in Port McNicoll at their Community Centre.

http://bit.ly/12mPRfy