May 20, 2021
The Fire Danger Rating for MUSKOKA is now set at HIGH. Extreme caution must be taken with all open flames. Small fires are permitted in most rural areas of Muskoka keeping in mind that NO DAYTIME BURNING is allowed. You must have adequate tools and water to extinguish the fire if the need arises and you must be with your fire at all times. 

The Muskoka Emergency Response Committee (MERC) is excited to launch #AlertMuskoka, an important new notification tool powered by the Voyent Alert! System. This free community alerting app will make it easy for residents and communities across Muskoka to quickly receive important information during critical incidents and emergency situations.

By downloading the Voyent Alert! app and registering, residents and visitors can select to receive notifications from a wide variety of communication channels including mobile apps, text/SMS alerting, email or voice calling. Any event or communication related to your tracked locations will be forwarded to you along your preferred communication channel(s). Smart alerting capabilities ensure that you will only get notified when a communication is relevant to you or one of the locations you are tracking.

How to Register:
Registration is completely free, easy to do, and completely anonymous. You won’t have to worry about usernames, passwords, or the protection of your personal data. Registration is anonymous, and no information volunteered or derived is shared or used for marketing or data harvesting purposes. The Voyent Alert! platform is designed to give you the power to choose which communications you want to receive, and you can opt in or out at any time.

  • Mobile App Users: Download and install the Voyent Alert! app from the Apple or Google Play app stores.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and Township of Lake of Bays Bring a Vaccination Clinic to Baysville

On May 31, 2021 the Township of Lake of Bays will host a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Baysville Arena. This clinic is available to individuals seeking their first vaccination that are permanent and seasonal residents within the township. If you require a first dose vaccination and you can get to this clinic, this location may be a solution for you to consider.

Booking your appointment is done only on-line through a specified link not connected to the provincial booking system. Appointments are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Monday, May 31, 2021 only.

LOBA is pleased to be participating in the 2021 Your Lakes, Your Views survey with Safe Quiet Lakes. The survey looks at what people value from their cottage experience, how they use the water and what their boating activity concerns are. This helps us to understand the priorities of our members as well as providing information for advocacy and action by Safe Quiet Lakes. Past survey data has been shared with Transport Canada, municipalities, the OPP and boating organizations.

Please take 10-15 minutes of your valuable time to respond.

Your responses are confidential. This research is being conducted in partnership with Marketing Research and Business Intelligence Program of Algonquin College, Ontario. If you have any questions or difficulties in completing the survey, please get in touch with the survey team at Or check out for more information about the survey and Safe Quiet Lakes.

We look forward to sharing the results with you in the fall. Thank you so much!

How Does Your Shoreline Measure Up?

Are you wondering just how healthy your shoreline really is? Watersheds Canada has an easy to use self-assessment tool just for you. It will help you to diagnose any shoreline problems and learn how you can help your shoreline. 

Resort Policy Review

The District of Muskoka is reviewing their Resort Policy. Earlier this week, representatives from the Lake of Bays Association participated in an Associations Working Session. Members of the public are encouraged to learn more, attend a Public Working Session (Tuesday May 25) and provide written and survey input.

Reading, interesting links and events

Township of Lake of Bays

Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations

Safe Quiet Lakes

Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network

Saying Goodbye to Brad

Debunking 4 Common Myths About Ticks
photo by Joan Bendon
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