news flash
 September 8, 2017
OMB Appeal Regarding Back Lots Update
You have all been following the back lot appeal for a long time. The OMB hearing is scheduled to begin this coming Tuesday, September 12 and will likely run for two or possibly more days. It will be held in Dwight at the Municipal Council chambers starting at 10:00am on Tuesday. While most of you are back at your homes and offices in other locales at this point, if you have an opportunity to attend and observe the proceedings you may wish to do so. LOBA's professional team and witnesses will do their very best to secure your well expressed interests in this matter, in hopes of best preserving the natural character and environmental amenities of the Lake of Bays.

For more information about the appeal, including the rationale for the appeal, other parties
positions and projected costs, click here.
Revised Development Application for Fairview Island
A revised development application for Fairview Island has been submitted to the Town of Huntsville, and the Planning Committee of the Council will hold a public meeting next week on Wednesday September 13, at 1:30pm. Click here to see the notice and updated materials submitted by the applicant. 

The Lake of Bays Association continues to monitor this development closely. 
Cottage Closing Food Drives
Both the Winter Pantry, serving Baysville and Dorset; and Hillside Oxtongue Lake Dwight (HOLD) are asking for donations to their Cottage Closing Food Drives. Non-perishable, unopened food and toiletries can be dropped off at:

   Baysville and Dorset Liquor Stores

   Dwight Garden Centre, 2876 Highway 60

   Erika's, 2832 Highway 60

   Oxtongue Craft Cabin, 1073 Fox Point Rd

   White Birches Cottages, 1016 Oxtongue Lake Rd

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare
Planning for Our Future Generations
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare is working through Stage 1 of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care capital planning process. They recently held public meetings to advise the public about its long term plan for hospitals in the area. The focus is planning for implementation in 2030 and beyond. They are now soliciting input from the public by asking permanent and seasonal residents to complete a survey about Hospital Care for Future Generations. Click here to express your views.
Town of Huntsville Official Plan Review
The Town of Huntsville is holding two Open Houses to present Draft Preliminary Policy Directions on:
Saturday September 9, 9:00-11:00am, Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment, and
Thursday September 28, 6:00-8:00pm, Port Sydney Community Hall.
Click here for more details.
2016 Photo Contest winner - Nature 
Gloria Woodside
2017 LOBA Photo Contest
Open to all Lake of Bays Association members and families for submission in the categories below. Photos must be previously unpublished and submitted - one per individual, per category - in digital format to Aben Graphics; [email protected] before  December 15, 2017 . Subject line of the email, Lake of Bays 2017 Photo Contest. Contestants agree to the use of their photos for the Lake of Bays Association yearbook, newsletter, website  and social media sites.

LIFE at the LAKE:  people, pets and dwellings
NATURE: wild plants and animals
LANDSCAPE: land, water and sky

Check out the winning photos and all 2016 submissions  here.

The purpose of the Lake of Bays Association is to promote, maintain and enhance a clean and healthy natural environment, a well serviced community and a safe and peaceful Lake of Bays.

Lake of Bays Association

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