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  • September 17, 2018 5:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The All Candidates Meeting sponsored by the lake associations on Aug. 30 was recorded and can be viewed on You Tube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwTgCORqGcA&t=536s&pbjreload=10

    You can also type “Gravenhurst All Candidates Meeting” in the search box on the You Tube Home Page. 

     

     

  • September 17, 2018 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

     

     Gull & Silver Lakes Residents’ Association

     Kahshe Lake Rate Payers’ Association

     Loon & Turtle Lake Cottage Association

     Muldrew Lakes Cottagers Association

     Loon & Turtle Lake Cottage Association

     Muskoka Lakes Association

     Pine Lake Ratepayers Association

     Riley Lake Property Owners Association

     South Muskoka Lake Community Association

     Sunny Lake Cottagers & Ratepayers Association

     

    Gravenhurst Election – Aligned Candidates

     

    The ten lake associations listed above are pleased to announce their Gravenhurst Aligned Candidates List for the upcoming October municipal election. The list reflects those candidates whose views best align with the core values of our members and have been approved by the Boards of the lake associations.

    In July, the lake associations met and agreed on five core or shared values – they are:

    1.         The Environment is our Economy

    2.         No High-Density Residential Developments on our Lakes

    3.         We are One Community of Permanent and Seasonal Residents

    4.         Improved Fiscal Responsibility

    5.         Good and Civil Governance

    The associations also agreed to provide information and guidance to our members regarding the candidates running for office through the following selection process:

    • ·         All of the 13 candidates running for office were interviewed by a committee consisting of Presidents or Directors of five different associations.
    • ·         The candidates were also evaluated based upon their positions on key issues and the answers they provided during the two hour All Candidates Meeting sponsored by the lake associations, held on August 30 at the Terry Fox Auditorium .
    • ·         For incumbents candidates running for re-election, the selection process also considered their performance on Council and their voting records over the past four years.

    For your convenience we have listed below the Gravenhurst Aligned Candidates List. We suggest you save it on your computer, print out several copies, and share them with your friends and neighbours. We also encourage you to share this post broadly with your Muskoka community.

    We are fortunate to live in Canada where we get to choose our representatives through open and fair elections.  We are also fortunate to be guaranteed the freedom of association, as well as the freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression by the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms. 

    The lake associations who have undertaken the task of developing the attached Aligned Candidates list take those freedoms seriously.  We trust our members will consider all pertinent information and make an informed vote in October.

     

    The Group of Gravenhurst Lake Associations Aligned Candidates

      

    Mayor: No Election – Paul Kelly has been acclaimed mayor

    District Council: John Gordon - www.johngordon.ca

                                 Heidi Lorenz - heidi.lorenz@cogeco.ca

                                 Sandy Carins - sanmar@cogeco.ca

    Ward 1 Councillor: Penny Varney - varney@muskoka.com

    Ward 2 Councillor: Joanne (Jo) Morphy - joanne.m@rogers.com

    Ward 3 Councillor: No Election - Steven Klinck has been acclaimed Ward 3 Councillor

    Ward 4 Councillor: Terry Pilger - http://terrypilger.com/

    Ward 5 Councillor: Audrey van Petegem – www.audrey4gravenhurst.ca

     

     

     

    For more information contact Janet Kincaid – president@muldrewlakes.ca

     

  • September 04, 2018 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you interested in learning about native flowers, trees and shrubs? 

    The MLCA is looking for volunteers to help with two Restore Your Muskoka Shore planting events on the 16th of September

    Volunteer for the morning, the afternoon, or both! 

    To sign up, please email Sarah at muldrewlakessteward@gmail.com.


  • August 20, 2018 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    Update to the Small Vessel Regulations that could affect you:

     

    PaddleCanada's website has a summary of the recent changes to safety requirements for various paddle sports. Including: "Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) used for navigation fall into the same category as canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rowing shells, and other human powered boats less than 6m and you are required to carry mandatory safety equipment under the Small Vessel Regulations.

    ·    Option 1: WEAR a lifejacket with a whistle (no buoyant heaving line required).

    ·    Option 2: CARRY a lifejacket on board with whistle and a buoyant heaving line.

    ·    Option 3: NONE then could receive a $200 – $500 fine for non-compliance."

    There are several other recent changes to the Small Vessel Regulations. For a full list of safety equipment required in your boat download the Canadian Safe Boating Council's Boat Notes App or check their website.


  • March 06, 2018 5:04 PM | Anonymous member

    Gardener Available on Muldrew Lake!


    Get Ready for Spring!


    Need help in your Garden? Maintain your gardens to impress your guests, family and friends. 


    Weeding, Edging, Cultivating, Pruning, Transplanting/Dividing, Planting and more


    Call to inquire about your weed free summer. 


    (647) 808 4767

    Julian Youd



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