September 28, 2022
October 24, 2022 is Ontario Municipal Elections Day

The Township of Lake of Bays and Town of Huntsville need elected representatives who will prioritize:

  • Action against climate change
  • District-wide integrated watershed management
  • Sustaining healthy water quality
  • Shoreline environment protection through consistent application of the Official Plan and by-laws; effective by-law enforcement and; minimal tree clearing and blasting
  • Good municipal services with a responsible budget
  • A year-round economy, high-speed internet, and affordable community housing


All Candidates Forums
Thank you to the 50+ people who attended the Township of Lake of Bays Candidates Forum on Wednesday September 21. Mayoral and Franklin/Sinclair District Councillor candidates answered questions from the moderator and public about Langmaid's Island, attainable housing, district structure and more.

A reminder that there will be a Town of Huntsville Councillor Candidates Forum tonight and a Mayoral Debate tomorrow night. Both events are from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Algonquin Theatre.


We Asked, The Candidates Responded
LOBA asked all of the candidates to answer questions based on our election priorities (above). You can read their answers on our website.

Climate Action Muskoka asked the candidates from all Muskoka municipalities, three questions about climate action.


What do Municipal Governments do?
You may be wondering why we're spending so much time on local elections. Here's a short article on what municipal governments in Ontario do ... and don't do.

Blue-Green Algae
While NO blue-green algae blooms have been reported on Lake of Bays this year, we are at the time of year blooms tend to form. If you spot a possible bloom, report it immediately to the Pollution Hotline online, or at 866-663-8477.

Some Simple Ways to Prevent Algae Blooms
  • Use phosphate-free detergents, personal care and household cleaning products.
  • Do not use fertilizers on your waterfront lawn or gardens.
  • Maintain a natural shoreline.
  • Do not disturb the lake bed by pulling weeds or using agitators to reduce weeds.
  • Check your septic system for leaks regularly.

For more information about algae and blue-green algae and pictures, check out these resources:

In Honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2022

The Lake of Bays Association expresses gratitude and appreciation to those on whose territory we work and live, and honours the Indigenous Peoples who have been living and working on this land for centuries and continue to do so to this day. Their connection to this land transcends colonial systems, beliefs, surrenders and treaties, and the Lake of Bays region continues to be home to many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people today. These lands are covered by the Williams Treaty of 1923 and the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850. We must seek to understand and respect these treaties and ensure our governments do too.
In Muskoka, we are on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg, which includes the Ojibwe, Odawa, Algonquin and Potawatomi Nations. The Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee Nations and others have also walked on this territory over time. Their legacy and respectful stewardship for this land continues to shape the Lake of Bays region today.

We must remember that, as settlers, we continue to benefit from the colonization and forced sacrifices of Indigenous Peoples. We must examine our collective decision making to ensure Indigenous sovereignty so we can all move forward in a healthy way. 


Open to all Lake of Bays Association members and families. Photos must be previously unpublished and taken in the current year--limit of 5 per category. They must be in high-resolution, digital format and sent to, subject line Lake of Bays Association photo contest. Deadline December 30, 2022.

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

Photo by: Claire MacFayden
2021 Photo Contest submission
Reading, Interesting Links and Events

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Diving Deeper into Integrated Watershed Management in Muskoka
photo by Warren Prince
2021 Photo Contest submission
The purpose of the Lake of Bays Association is to promote, sustain and enhance a clean and healthy natural environment, a well-serviced community and a safe and peaceful Lake of Bays.

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