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 Volume 12 No. 1
Happy New Year to all!

With the winter solstice behind us, with the days noticeably getting longer and with Spring 'just' ahead ( we can dream, can’t we?!!) , our return to our beloved Georgian Bay is just around the corner!
In this eBlast:
  • PaBIA Membership Notices
  • WANTED: Stories for the Yearbook
  • Advertising in the Yearbook
  • GBF H20 2019 - Septic Systems
  • Lake Michigan-Huron Water Levels January 6, 2020
  • WPSHC Raffle Continues
  • In Memoriam
  • Yearbook Update
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Membership Notices
Sent Out Yesterday

Nancy Rogers put your dues notices in the mail on Tuesday. To be sure we are up and current with the new dues, a shout out to Dave Anderson who has made sure the website is current and ready for anyone who wishes to:
  • send in their dues,
  • purchase PaBIA extras or
  • donate to your favorite GBay organization via the website.

Remember that the deadline for all due payments is March 15th in order to be listed in the Yearbook. All levels of membership will be listed so, if some of your adult children who would like to consider the Sustaining (new), Supporting (new) or Junior (unchanged) Memberships, please pass on the information to them.

These new categories remove the cost of the 3 Off Season Patrols for younger families who both reside on their parent's islands/properties and whose parents ARE already Full Members. It is equally offered to both permanent residents OR seasonal renters as well. By going to PaBIA's website , they can easily sign up and pay with PayPal or credit card!

We'd love to see everyone support and thereby strengthen PaBIA!
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Stories for Yearbook 2020
Nancy, Hilde and the Ojibway Club have already begun preparing for the 2020 Yearbook. Please remember that we are always interested in your stories should you wish to share an experience you had for the Yearbook - complete with pictures, etc. Please let Hilde know should you wish to submit a story ASAP, but all stories would need be send to her by February 15th for inclusion in this year's edition!

The calendar, although tentative at this point in time , is now up (along the right side of this eBlast) so that you might be better able to plan your summer around your most favorite pastimes.

Advertising in the Yearbook 2020
Please remember that anyone who wishes to advertise in the Yearbook is encouraged to do so but must let Nancy Rogers know by February 15th of your request. She in turn would be happy to send you all the specifications and costs.

All camera ready art is then due by March 10th unless the ad needs to be created. If you need help creating your ad, please let Nancy know and send all the verbiage and artwork to Hilde Clark by February 25th .
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GBF Septic H20 2019
GBF H2O 2019:
Septic Systems

Who knew septics could be so interesting and so important for water protection? Anyone who has heard Mr. Esselment speak.

If you missed H2O 2019 where 92% or survey respondents rated his presentation excellent and above average, watch this half hour video . You’ll find very practical tips that you can do to take care of your septic system, save money in the long term, and prevent risk to the quality of the water near your septic.
Join In the Fun &
Help Buy
Equipment for WPSHC

If you are presently  located  in Ontario  you are eligible to support WPSHC through the 50/50 raffle - held  once a month  with the more people participating, the bigger the pot! (How it works:  Once a buyer who is physically in Ontario secures tickets [3 for $5, 10 for $10, 60 for $20, 100 for $50] they have that ticket until the draw at the end of the month …. We sell for the entire month …. Then there is a draw … Half the pot goes to the winning ticket holder and the other half to us! Hence 50/50. So if the amount of tickets sold = $1,000 … the lucky winning ticket holder gets $500 and we get the rest. The next draw date is January 31st.  The more buyers in the pot … the higher the winnings… proceeds will buy technologies or equipment for the Health Centre .)

The first 10 participants each month to sign up for our 2020 Georgian Bay Walk, Run, Pole Raffle will receive FREE EARBAGS. Limited Number of EARBAGS. Think Spring. Live Winter and sign up now at  WPSHC's website !

Those outside Ontario are always welcome to donate through the more traditional means - so go to their  website  to check out your options.
Lakes Michigan/Huron Water Levels - Jan 6, 2020
To better read the charts, please  click  on the chart for the
Daily Water level chart and the website for the Water Levels
Daily Water Level Key 2020
In Memoriam
 Susan Ludwig, f ormer PaBIA member, B832 - 5 'Lo Sha Ba', wife of Paul Ludwig, December 2019.

Jane Phillips , former PaBIA member, A121 - 1 'Black Bass Is.', wife of the late John Phillips, mother of Steven (Tracey) Ramsay and Karen (Les) Medd, January 2020

Peter Stewart , Ojibway Club Past President and PaBIA Past President (1982 - 1984), Ward 3 Township Councillor for 10 years, PaBIA Honorary Life Member, husband of Judy Stewart, January 2020
Yearbook Updates
Each week, we will provide you a list of names for those who have provided updated information. The details of all the changes since the Yearbook's came out in April is  provided in a printable format   for you to print out and insert into your own Yearbook copy!
Advocating for the Island Community,

Your PaBIA Directors
Pointe au Baril Islanders' Association 

PaBIA reserves all rights regarding decisions on communications to its members
in accordance with the PaBIA Policy on Communications
Fire Rating

Please click on the logos below for further information on
  • PaBIA Bulletin Bd
  • Hydro Outage App,
  • Coast Guard Environment Canada and
  • Weather for PaB.
If you have trouble with the Bulletin Board, please contact Dave to add it to you.

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As of January 8, 2020  

 • Emergency Considerations,
  Country ( 4 docs above)
  •  Search and Rescue
  •  800-267-7270

• Survey 2018 -
    •  Exec Summary
   Detailed Report
   Deep Dives
   •  Communications
   •  Safety and Emergency
 •  More About PaBIA  
 •  Contact Us  
 •   •   PHONE #  647-545-9283 (cell) 
 •   • Seasonal: June 27 - Sept 1
 •  Water Levels 

 •  Arts on the Bay
 •  Britt Coast Guard
  •  •  705 383 2241
 •  MNR Bear Wise
 •  Ojibway Club   
 • OPP Report Phone # for  •  •  Poor Boating 888-310-1122
 •  •  Suspicious Activity
 •  •  PS OPP 705-746-4225
  •  SepticSmart
  •    Bay News July Rpt
  •    Bay News June Rpt
  •    Apr & May Rpt
 •   •  Mar Rpt
 •   •  Jan Rpt  

  •  Excessive Wakes
  •  Fires
 •  Cormorants
 •  Water Levels

    Cage Aquaculture

GBLT GB Land Trust

GBBR GB Biosphere Reserve 
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Affiliated Organizations  
 •  FOCA  - Federation of  •  Ontario Cottagers' Association
 •  IJC - International  •   •   •    •  •  Joint Commission 
 •  CGLR - Council of the Great  •  •  Lakes Region

 •  GBBR What you Can Do to  •  •  •    help our natural habitats

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