Wednesday 18 June 2014

Photography in the summer, getting the best out of you phones camera

Tips and Tricks for Battling Summer's Number One Photo Bomber, the Sun LifeHacker 

Some great tips and tricks, on getting the best out of you phones camera

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Looking to get a new paddle for your canoe?

How to pick the perfect canoe paddle

Wielding a wooden blade is like stepping back in time. Whether you’re long-distance tripping or solo canoeing, the right paddle will take you where you need to go. Cottage Life

Have a new canoe? Lost your paddle? Want to improve your paddling? Have a read and pick the right paddle for you and your needs.

Monday 16 June 2014

2014 Ontario Municipal Election information for Tiny Township

The next municipal Election is Monday, October 27, 2014.

Municipal elections happen every four years in Ontario. Eligible electors will vote for mayor, deputy mayor, councillor and school board trustee.

The Township of Tiny Council members are elected "at large" which means eligible electors vote amongst all candidates for the offices of mayor, deputy mayor and councillors. The Township's voting method is Vote-by-Mail. This voting method has been used during the last two elections and has proven to be quite efficient in meeting the needs of our permanent and seasonal electors, as well as meeting accessibility requirements.

Thinking of Running and/or Voting in Tiny? Check out the township's page on the 2014 municipal election. Tiny Township

It is Tick season again, lets be safe

Properly Remove a Tick with this Illustrated Guide

One of the more dangerous summertime bugs is the tick, but fear not, The Art of Manliness has a handy illustrated guide to help you properly remove the blood-sucking pests LifeHacker

If you're going to be out and about in grassy or bushy areas, it's well worth reading this. Ticks are in abundance this year. A tip of the hat to Don White for finding the article

ELA Reaches Goal

ELA fundraising campaign reaches $25,000 goal.

With hours to spare in their campaign, the world renowned Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) has reached their goal of raising $25,000 to help the facility stay afloat. Cottage Life

This is great news.

Sunday 15 June 2014

Summer Science

A Scientific Guide To Surviving Summer

The first day of summer is fast approaching – will you be prepared for suntanning, swimming, and swarms of bugs? Here's our handy guide to surviving the sultriest of seasons, with SCIENCE. IO9

Bugs, Sun Tan, Sun Burn, Public Pools, condensation on your drink.... just some of the topics covered.

Township of Tiny has adopted a “Zero Tolerance” policy on smoke alarm violations.

“Failing to install and maintain these inexpensive devices to protect yourself and your family members is completely unacceptable,” says Fire Chief Tony Mintoff. 

As a result of emergency responses, several homes in the Township of Tiny have recently been found to be in non-compliance with the Ontario Fire Code’s Smoke Alarm requirements.
As a result, the occupants have been issued Certificates of Offence (tickets) in the amount of $235 for each violation. Tiny Township

Be safe make sure you have working smoke alarms and get a carbon monoxide alarm too. Lets all be safe on the beach. I replaced our existing smoke alarms (4 units), and added a carbon monoxide alarm for around $60.00. 

A jewel of a provincial park Awenda

Visit Awenda Provincial Park

At Awenda, the Nipissing Bluff drops a dramatic 60 metres into Georgian Bay, providing varied terrain for the geography enthusiast, including boulder fields, cobble beaches, kettle lakes and sand dunes. Check out Methodist Point Bay for the most protected, sandiest beach, perfect for swimming. Once you’re finished splashing around, look across to Giant’s Tomb Island, where the spirit of Kitchekewana—creator of the 30,000 Islands and the five bays of Georgian Bay, according to legend—is said to rest. If you’ve brought your dog, Awenda also offers a pet-friendly beach. Cottage Life

Take sometime this summer to check out this jewel of a provincial park. Located so close to our beach why not take a couple of hours for a quick tour.

Saturday 14 June 2014

Need some a quick Fathers Day Gift?

25 gifts your dad didn’t know he needed Cottage Life

There are some very interesting items, some would be great for the cottage.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Skinny Dipping Spots near the cottage

Top Ten Skinny Dipping Spots in Georgian Bay
What’s better than a cool dip in Georgian Bay on a hot summer day? Not much. But the experience can be added to by subtracting one thing – a swimsuit. The ultimate in risqué behaviour, humans have enjoyed swimming in the buff since time immemorial. Sure, it’s arguably illegal, but let’s face it, that’s half the fun.

Read the whole article at the link below Mountain Life

A surprising number of these are within about 1 hr by boat...