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 Volume 11 No. 22
Sunrise Sunday Morning
Sunday Morning Sunrise, October 27th, from Echo Island - Thanks, Marc Krofchick!

While most folks have closed up their cottages for the winter, please know that your Off Season Patroller, Bruce Tiffin, is busy with his rounds. Should Bruce see something of concern, he immediately takes a picture and sends a report to Nancy Rogers, our Secretary-Treasurer, so that she can, in turn, send you a report! So, no news is good news!

PaBIA, on the other hand, has been busy on your behalf this fall, especially with regard to the Ontario proposed amalgamation of southern municipalities and its perceived impact on the Georgian Bay coastal communities. Working with our TOA Reeve Bert Liverance, Councillors Scott Sheard & Earl Manners and the GBA, PaBIA has stayed current by participating in discussions. Please see the note from our PaBIA President, Tom Scoon!
In this eBlast:
  • Amalgamation Issue Update
  • GBBR State of the Bay - November 19th
  • GBLT Bayscapes Fundraiser November 22nd
  • Michigan/Huron Lake Water Levels - Oct 29
  • 6 Month Trend - Water Levels for Lakes Michigan-Huron
  • In Memoriam
Upcoming Events
GBBR's State of the Bay 2019
The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve invites you to attend the State of the Bay Conference being held on November 19, 2019 at the Charles W. Stockey Centre in Parry Sound. 

This conference presents the latest research and monitoring findings on  water quality lower food web , and  fish communities . The objectives of the conference are to inform the public and partners on the current status of research and monitoring in Georgian Bay; and elicit input on research and monitoring priorities moving forward. The conference is open to the public and will include presentations from a number of speakers, partner profiles, and breakout sessions for facilitated discussions centred around several key themes.

Join us to learn about:
  • How climate change is impacting water levels, water quality, and ecosystems
  • Actions needed to address climate change impacts and mitigate causes of global warming
  • How nutrient levels are changing in offshore and nearshore environments
  • How coastal structure and processes influence nutrient gradients
  • How the lower food web is responding to changes in lake productivity
  • Status and trends of nearshore and offshore fish communities 
Plus, learn about the exciting work that local organizations and First Nations communities are undertaking to improve our knowledge on these topics!
GBLT Annual Bayscapes - November 22nd
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Bayscapes is coming up on November 22nd! Now's the time to get your tickets for this fabulous night of art, entertainment, and community in support of wilderness conservation on Georgian Bay.

We hope you'll join us for our annual fundraiser to support the Georgian Bay Land Trust's work protecting habitats and species around Georgian Bay. Catch up with your Bay friends, enjoy great food, drink, and musical entertainment, and bring home some amazing Georgian Bay-themed artwork.
Friday November 22nd, 7-11 pm
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Toronto
$70 before Nov 8 / $80 regular
$40 under age 40
All proceeds support wilderness conservation on Georgian Bay
Of Interest
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Amalgamation Reprieve, for now...
As has been mentioned in previous PaBIA communications, the Province of Ontario publicly announced last January its interest in amalgamating certain municipalities in Ontario.

Although the Township of the Archipelago was not to be included in the initial round of amalgamation efforts, the Georgian Bay Township was.

This raised concerns among municipalities, cottagers, ratepayers, NGOs and others who are concerned about the future of the entire Georgian Bay coastline.

Due to public feedback, the Province's Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing recently announced a change of course in their Amalgamation strategy . Thus, the issue of Amalgamation looks like it will be dormant for the time being, but your PaBIA Board will continue to monitor it and react accordingly by continuing to stay in close communication with our Reeve and Councillors and look out for the best interests of our members and protection of our shared precious Georgian Bay biosphere.
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BAY NOTES -  September 2019
Ward 3 -  Pointe au Baril, Skerryvore, Frederic Inlet, Shawanaga Bay & Lighthouse Neighbourhoods

Council Update
To receive Council Updates comprehensive report, please email either  Scott  or  Earl  and ask to be added to their eBlasts.
Lakes Michigan/Huron Water Levels - Oct 29, 2019
To better read the charts, please click on the chart for the
Daily Water level chart and the website for the Water Levels
water level legend 2019
All of these charts have been taken from the US Army Corps of Engineers - Great Lakes Information on Water Levels...
6 Month Michigan-Huron Water Level Trends
Water Levels to Mar 2020
All of these charts have been taken from the US Army Corps of Engineers - Great Lakes Information on Water Levels...
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!
In Memoriam

Marjorie 'Marnie' Fairlie , A371 - 3 'Fairwood Is.', mother of Catherine (John Brodie), Cynthia (Jonathan Solecki) and Ian (Janet Noble), October 2019.
Advocating for the Island Community,

Your PaBIA Directors
Pointe au Baril Islanders' Association 

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