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2012 News Archive

 



Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels Update: Lake Michigan-Huron is 9inches lower than its level of a year ago. Over the next month Lake Michigan-Huron is forecasted to remain near its current level. - Jul 20

Ontario enacts new regulations for fox snakes - Jul 20

Morning Bear - Jul 20

Cottage market heats up - Jul 19

Happy birthday Ruby Reid - Jul 11

Memorials mark tragic Hwy. 69 deaths - Jul 11

First Nations negotiate Hwy. 400 route - Jul 11

Georgian Bay's landscape in literature - Jul 11

• Railway to cottage country up for sale - Jul 5

• Arts on the Bay kicks off July 11 with The Dave Parsons Quartet - Jul 4

• PaBIA Connections Update - July 4

• Are you interested in Great Lakes Water Levels? - Jul 3

Decided NOT to eat it !!

Strange growth inside of bass - Photo courtesy of Donald Knight

• Birds of a feather on the Shawanaga route - Jun 29

• Big Sound Challenge is cancelled - Unfortunately, there were not sufficient registrations to offer the regatta. - here

• PaBIA Connections Update - Jun 27

• North Shore Road break-ins and vandalism continue - Jun 27

• New Cell Tower in Skerryvore Area PABIA - Jun 26

• Historic passenger ship returns to Georgian Bay - Jun 24

• 2011 WATER QUALITY MONITORING Sampling Data - Jun 20

• Canada Day celebration events - Jun 20

Rock Hunter Photography

"Old Steamboat Channel" - Photography by Rock Hunter

• Town most in debt of seven area municipalities - Jun 15

• PaBIA Marine Patrol Program Hiring Alert - Jun 14

• New Coast Guard Auxiliary on the Bay - Jun 13

• Help Evoy raise funds for Ride for Sight - Jun 13

• Hanging up his stethoscope - Jun 13

• Racers sail the rainy Bay - Jun 8

• Dry spring means extra vigilance for cottage country - Jun 8

• Proposed Installation of a 250-Foot Telecommunications Tower at Skerryvore - 6/8

• Steamboat 'Asia' 1882 Disaster on Georgian Bay - Jun 8

• Georgian Bay Biosphere Walk, Run, Polea terrific success, raised an estimated $47,000 - Jun 8

• Milks/Kushner families saddened by vandalism- Jun 8 Rock Hunter Photography

"PaB Sunset" May 31, 2012 - Rock Hunter Photography

Elbert Hall "Bake" Baker, III, age 90, of Hudson, passed away peacefully - May 31

• NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes MMM Group on behalf of the MTO to use the municipal dock in Pointe au Baril as an access point for water-taking by tanker truck to withdraw water directly from the Bay, as specified by the Permit.- May 31

• Mini monster bingo Saturday in Shawanaga - May 30

Photo courtesy of Chris Skindzier

"Enjoying the View" May 28, 2012 Photo courtesy of Chris Skindzier

• ‘Huge’ bear sightings on North Shore Road - May 23

• Meet your new Pointe Au Baril writer, Darlene Evoy - May 16

• The Township of the Archipelago 2012 Waste Newsletter - here

• Bear Wise program is in jeopardy - May 11

• Donations needed to help with church renovations - May 9

• North left out by province, area municipalities hear - May 9

• Ontario Weather Review - April 2012 - here

• No working smoke alarms? You could be fined - Apr 30

• Bala man out to get the giant weed that burned him: "Giant hogweed can cause severe burns when its sap touches the skin and the sun hits it. It can also cause blindness if it comes in contact with the eyes." - Apr 27

 	Courtesy of the Pointe au Baril Islanders Association and the Map & Data Library, University of Toronto Download a full size 8.56 MB version ...


1945 PaBIA Map

Courtesy of the Pointe au Baril Islanders Association and the Map & Data Library, University of Toronto Download a full size 8.56 MB version - here


• Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels Update: Currently... Lake Michigan-Huron is one inch higher than it was last year... Over the next month, Lake Michigan Huron is projected to rise 3 inches from its current levels. - Apr 27

• Emergency Response Team looking for members - Apr 25

• PaBIA Liaison Report - Apr 23

• Saturday talk on the War of 1812 in Georgian Bay - Apr 20

• Feds give Stockey Centre funding for concerts - Apr 18

• THE PAYNE MARINE CHALLENGE IS A HUGE SUCCESS! - pdf Apr 17

• Water levels expected to rise in Georgian Bay - Apr 13

• Parry Sound’s taxes rise - Apr 11

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"PaB Lighthouse" by Cecile Gambin

• The ducks race Saturday - Apr 4

• The Eagle has landed in the Parry Sound area - Apr 4

• Overpasses built for animal safety - Apr 4

• District fights for the area’s northern status - Mar 28

• Spring Meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association on April 27, 2012, at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre - Mar 23 Council Minutes


• Annual Ducky Race is on Saturday, April 7 - Mar 28

• Sheridan student wins first place in TVO Doc contest - Mar 28

• Desmasdons Boatworks - Cottage Life

• Welcome John, new service technician - Mar 27

• GBA Update: Vol.22 No.1 Spring 2012 - pdf 2.93 mb

• PaBIA’s Spring Connections Newsletter - pdf 932 kb

• Archipelago looks to control algae blooms - Mar 22

• Highway 69 contracts up for grabs - Mar 21

• Open water in cottage country - Mar 20

March 19, 2012 - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care

March 19, 2012 - "The Bay is opening" - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care

Record level water temperature going vertical - NOAA

• Local filmmaker's latest gets thumbs up: "One Wish" - Mar 21

• Happy birthday to Bobby Orr - the greatest hockey player ever - Mar 20

• Climate change could spell the end to backyard hockey - Mar 16

• Shawanaga man wins Ontario-wide documentary contest - Mar 16

• Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels Update: Currently... Lake Michigan-Huron is 7 inches higher than it was last year... Over the next thirty days... Lake Michigan-Huron is projected to increase 3 inches. - Mar 16

• Ministry seeks help protecting Ontario’s bats - Mar 14


 	Photo taken from:  	J.D. McIntosh General Store & Post Office 1890's - 1931  	Bowerman & Son (Ida & Jack) 1931-1946  	Mr. E. Ushe...

"Harbor Entrance" from J.D. McIntosh General Store & Post Office - about 1917

The "Old Postcards and Brochures" Album has over 200 images have you visited?


• Desmasdons annual "Boat through the ice challenge" is on... - Mar 7

• Vote for Ontario's next big documentary filmmaker - 'LIGHT HOUSE' is a short documentary about Emmaline Madigan, the last lighthouse keeper of Pointe Au Baril. Emmaline was 17 when she started her life at Pointe au Baril. She married the lighthouse ... - Mar 5

• Pointe au Baril Waterfront Facility: "On February 17, 2012, Council authorized the proposed drawings by Muskoka-Parry Sound Engineering for construction of the new Waterfront Facility." - (pdf 227 kb)

February 2012 - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care

February 2012 - Looking north toward Grave Isle - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care


• Federal government offers lighthouses to municipalities - Feb 17

Parry Sound celebrates winter - The Town of Parry Sound is hosting its annual snowfest weekend February 10 through 12 with events throughout town. - Feb 8 - Schedule

FISHING DERBY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNSAFE ICE CONDITIONS. ALL CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES ON CHAMPAGNE STREET HAVE BEEN CANCELLED


 	Photography by Rock Hunter  	February 1, 2012 - Brignall Banks  	Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care

February 1, 2012 - Brignall Banks - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care


• JOHN DAVID 'JODY' ORTVED - "It is with great sadness that the family announces Jody's unexpected passing on February 1, 2012." - Feb 4

• Parry Sound EMS costs rise - "...purchasing three new defibrillators for paramedic response units, increased contract costs and to build the planned helipad in Pointe Au Baril." - Feb 3

• PSSD - Trail Conditions - here

• Annual Winter Whirl starts Friday night with broomball - Feb 1

• Marine Patrol Hiring Info Positions now available - Here

Every summer the Ojibway Club employs about 80 people - Here

• Be A Great Lakes Lighthouse Keeper! - Jan 28

Ice unpredictable this year - Jan 26

• Rescuers practice skills - Jan 23

• Georgian Bay Watercolors - Jan 21

• Busy beavers’ activity caught on tape - "Now, thanks to the generosity of Heather McLaren of Pointe Au Baril..."- Jan 20

• Snowmobilers urged to use caution on lakes - fluctuation in temperatures and increased snowfall has resulted in inconsistent and unstable ice conditions- Jan 20

• Winter Whirl coming - Jan 18

• Highway 69 behind schedule - Jan 18

• DECEMBER 2011 GREAT LAKES WATER LEVEL SUMMARY - "...water levels are expected to be 0 to 8 inches above last year’s levels from January through June. - Here

• Ice fishing season starting Late - Dec 29

JJJ

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Health centre to build PAB ambulance base

"The new ambulance base is going at the juncture of current Highway 69 and future Highway 400 next to the Larry’s Tavern property." - Dec 16

• Dredging - Pointe au Baril Station Dock - Dec 9

• Sturgeon Bay algae advisory lifted - Dec 2

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2011 News Archive - HERE 2010 News Archive - HERE