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KEY RIVER AREA ASSOCIATION


PARRY SOUND 033 FIRE UPDATES

Key River Area Association (KRAA) is a community of about 100 families (both seasonal and permanent residents) located in the midst of the Parry Sound 33 forest fire.

However, we are but one of the groups affected by the fire. As the fire continues to burn, we want our neighbours to know that KRAA stands together in sympathy and solidarity with those in all the communities affected by the fire. The community members of Henvey Inlet First Nation, Hartley Bay, Pickerel River and French River also have their homes under threat. They are either evacuated from their homes, cottages and camps or are under an evacuation warning.

Whatever our connection to the land, whether it is the place we spend time with the ones that we love or where we live or where we work or the traditional land of our ancestors since time began, we love this place and it has been devastated. Know that our thoughts are with you. Together, our community is strong. As neighbours and friends, we will weather this together and persevere.

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We are trying to collect all the updates here for you on the status of the Parry Sound 33 fire. We'll keep posting whatever info we have. Check the Facebook page as well as it will be more up-to-date at: www.facebook.com/KeyRiverAreaAssociation.

Remember that you can access all the info to reach emergency services at www.kraa.ca/emergency.html or by clicking on the icon at the top right-hand corner of this page.

For other information, you can always check:

Aug 26, 2018 - 9:00am

ARTICLE FROM GLOBE & MAIL - https://www.theglobeandmail.com/…/article-as-forest-fires-…/

Aug 26, 2018 - 8:15am

GBA TOURS KEY RIVER AREA - KRAA board members took GBA President John McMullen and his wife Beth on a tour of the devastation caused by Parry Sound 33. Thank you to John and the GBA for your continued support of the Key River community as we deal with the aftermath of Parry Sound 33 and for your advocacy for cottage communities all along Georgian Bay.

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:00am

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND FIRE BANS - Some clarifications based on questions we are getting about the MNRF's recent update:

  1. The travel restrictions remain in effect within the fire perimeter.
  2. While the MNRF is lifting provincial fire bans. There is still a municipal ban in effect. No open flames in the whole municipality of Killarney.

The terminology isn't always clear. When they talk about "Restricted Fire Zones", they are talking fire bans and about where you may and may not have campfires, bonfires, etc. When they talk about "Travel Restrictions", they are talking about travel bans and where you may and may not enter.

Hope that is helpful.

Aug 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

MNRF FIRE UPDATE -
"Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services
Northeast Fire Region
August 23, 2018
Time of Report 16:00

Situation Update: "
...
"Parry Sound 33

· This fire has now been listed as under control at 11,362 hectares.

· To find an updated map of current travel restrictions visit Ontario.ca/forestfire.

· Although the fire perimeter remains restricted, waterway and road restrictions were lifted effective 18:00 (6:00pm) on August 15, 2018.

· The fire perimeter will remain restricted for quite some time.

· There is still a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) in place over the fire for aircraft.

· Forest fire fighters on the ground continue to action the remaining hot spots in a coordinated and prioritized manner.

· For updates on highway conditions, including closures, please call 511.

For information about the fire situation: 1-888-220-7242
For media inquiries: 705-564-6156
For inquiries about French River Provincial Park restrictions: 705-857-1630 ext. 224
For Parry Sound District information, call 1-888-220-7242
For Sudbury District information, call 1-888-220-7242"
...
"Restricted Fire Zone in Effect

A restricted fire zone remains in effect in areas north of Rosseau, northwest to Espanola and Cartier, over to the Quebec border including Temagami and Mattawa north of the Mattawa River. This includes Parry Sound, Burk’s Falls, Powassan, North Bay and Greater Sudbury. For a visual representation of the affected areas please visit our interactive map Ontario.ca/forestfire.

If you live in an area outside the adjusted Restricted Fire Zone, be sure before you burn to check with your local municipality to ensure there’s no fire ban issued in your area. We’d also like to remind the public to take extra care when having a campfire and to follow the safety tips listed at Ontario.ca/forestfire.

Travel restrictions in parts of Parry Sound district due to Parry Sound 33 fire.

In order to ensure MNRF and emergency officials are able to continue fire suppression operations in areas affected by large forest fires, travel restrictions remain in place near the Parry Sound 33 forest fire. These restrictions are in place to ensure public safety and the safety of emergency personnel working in the affected areas. Although some restrictions have been removed, others remain in place.

Parry Sound 33 Fire Perimeter
There is no access permitted within the fire perimeter as shown on the Implementation Map unless authorized by travel permit issued by Parry Sound District or Sudbury District Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

For information on travel restrictions and travel permits, please call 1-888-220-7242. For a visual representation of the affected areas please visit Ontario.ca/forestfire.

Smoke concerns

· Smoke drift from large fires in British Columbia and the United States may be evident until weather patterns change.

· For information about the impacts smoke on your health please contact Teleheath Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

· AFFES is reminding the public that if they do see flames or smoke, please report it by calling 310-FIRE (3473), and stay away from the area in the interest of public safety.

Fire numbers and online information

To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE
To report a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911.
Follow us on Twitter: @ONForestFires / @ONFeudeforêt

Aug 24, 2018 - 7:30am

UPDATE FROM MNRF - PARRY SOUND 33 NOW UNDER CONTROL - "The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) would like to provide you with a status update on the PAR 33 fire.

Great progress has been made on the Parry Sound 33 fire thanks to the hard work of our fire crews and favourable weather conditions. The fire situation today is much improved and we are pleased to inform you that the fire status is being changed to “Under Control” as of Aug. 23. As well, the Restricted Fire Zone for zones 21 and 24 will be removed on Friday Aug. 24.

Residents are back home and the community is getting back to work. Industrial operations in the area are also starting back up today, including construction at the Henvey Inlet Wind Farm. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry take the restart of operations very seriously and our number one priority is public safety. We have had extensive discussions with the company constructing the windfarm to set out a phased approach to resuming work.

The construction work that is resuming is at the company’s south site which is roughly 15 kilometres away from the community of Henvey Inlet. The company plans to focus on low-risk activities, like putting up fencing around the site and pouring cement foundations. Ministry staff have thoroughly reviewed the company’s start up plan and staff will be onsite when construction resumes and they will be monitoring the restart.

Safety rules are in place to protect the public and the company must follow industrial protocols to mitigate any fire risks.

Thank-you for your support."

Aug 23, 2018 - 8:00am

FIRE BAN UPDATE FROM KILLARNEY - http://kraa.ca/20180821180354-fireban.pdf

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:00am

UPDATE ON GBA WEBSITE ABOUT THE PARRY SOUND 33 FIRE - GBA is working on fire ratings and fire investigation issues surrounding the Parry Sound 33 fire. Here is their update: Update on Henvey Inlet Fire, GBA

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:20am

FROM MNRF FOREST FIRE UPDATE - AUG 21, 2018 -

"Parry Sound 33

· This fire is being held at 11,362 hectares.
· To find an updated map of current travel restrictions visit Ontario.ca/forestfire.
· Although the fire perimeter remains restricted, waterway and road restrictions were lifted effective 18:00 (6:00pm) on August 15, 2018.
· The fire perimeter will remain restricted for quite some time.
· There is still a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) in place over the fire for aircraft.
· Forest fire fighters on the ground continue to action the remaining hot spots in a coordinated and prioritized manner.
· For updates on highway conditions, including closures, please call 511.
For information about the fire situation: 1-888-220-7242
For media inquiries: 705-564-6156
For inquiries about French River Provincial Park restrictions: 705-857-1630 ext. 224
For Parry Sound District information, call 1-888-220-7242
For Sudbury District information, call 1-888-220-7242"

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:00am

FOREST FIRES "HARD ON WATER" - https://www.thesudburystar.com/…/hard-on-water-smoke-not-th…

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

PLEASE REPORT BEAR SIGHTINGS - Just a reminder to please call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 if mama bear and her cubs have paid you a visit. MNRF has barely received any calls about our bears and so don't think there is any problem. They need to understand the scope of the problem to come up with a solution that will keep the bears alive AND away from our cottages and camps. Remember a fed bear is a dead bear. We need to get these bears back to looking for natural food sources and away from our barbeques and gardens.

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:00am

DAILY PAR 33 FOREST FIRE UPDATE - Aug 20, 2018:
"Good morning everyone,

I am pleased to share with you the last newsletter for Parry Sound Fire 033 dated August 20, 2018. [http://kraa.ca/ParrySound33_FINAL_2018_08_20.pdf]

At the risk of missing any one group or individual, I would just like to simply say thank you to everyone for your generosity, patience, support and knowledge throughout the last few weeks. You have all contributed a great deal to the success that has happened here.

As many people have inquired, attached is a complete mailing list for all of the Ontario Fire Management Headquarters and other forest fire organizations that sent staff to support the efforts for Parry Sound Fire 033. [http://kraa.ca/FMH_mailing_list_2018_08_15.pdf] To find the mailing addresses for staff from Enforcement Branch, Ontario Parks and the regular MNRF District Offices please visit Government of Ontario Employee and Organization Directory for MNRF. [http://www.infogo.gov.on.ca/infogo/home.html…]

Details on how to stay on top of the forest fire situation in Ontario, including PAR033, are inside the newsletter.

Respectfully,

Heather Pridham
Fire Information Officer – Parry Sound Fire 033
Northeast Region - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry"

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:20am

SMOKE UPDATE FROM MNRF -
"Hello everyone,

I wanted to let you know that very close to Tower Lake there is an active smoke that can be seen from outside the fire perimeter. This is not a new fire; this is the result of a green island burning itself out. This fire activity is located approx. 2.5km inside the fire perimeter. There is no threat of this breaching the fire perimeter.

This green island is surrounded by burnt swamp and will not spread beyond this natural fire break. This little bit of fire activity will take care of itself naturally within the next day or two.

The smoke from this green island is being pushed northeast due to winds coming out of the southwest.

We are keeping a close eye on it but this is not of threat.

A reminder that the Restricted Fire Zone is still in effect for this area.

Thanks,

Heather Pridham
Fire Information Officer – Parry Sound Fire 033
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry"

Aug 19, 2018 - 8:00am

DAILY PAR33 FOREST FIRE UPDATE - Aug 19, 2018
"Good morning everyone,

Please find attached the updated Parry Sound Fire 033 newsletter dated August 19, 2018. [http://kraa.ca/ParrySound33_FINAL_2018_08_19.pdf]

We continue to scale down on resources assigned to this fire as the Incident Management Team prepares to transition operations back to the Sudbury Fire Management Headquarters. This is the second last newsletter to be issued for Parry Sound Fire 033.

The Restricted Fire Zone remains in effect and is being enforced. To report a natural resource violation, including campfires during a Restrict Fire Zone, call MNRF TIPS at 1-877-847-7667.

Attached is a picture of the Mexican FireRangers that started their journey home yesterday.

Take care,

Heather Pridham
Fire Information Officer – Parry Sound Fire 033
Northeast Region - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry"

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:00am

PARRY SOUND 33 DAILY FIRE UPDATE - August 18, 2018 -

"Good morning everyone,

Please find attached the updated Parry Sound Fire 033 newsletter dated August 18, 2018. This newsletter contains information about the outlook for Parry Sound Fire 033 and the transition from the Incident Management Team to the Sudbury Fire Management Headquarters. (http://kraa.ca/ParrySound33_FINAL_2018_08_18.pdf)

The Restricted Fire Zone remains in effect and is being enforced! To report a natural resource violation, including campfires during a Restrict Fire Zone, call MNRF TIPS at 1-877-847-7667.

I’ve also attached a map showing the perimeter of Parry Sound Fire 033. The perimeter of the fire and the fire size have not changed in over a week. The fire itself remains a restricted area and will be for quite some time. (http://kraa.ca/20180811_PAR033_InfoOfficer_ArchD_PORT.pdf)

Enjoy your Saturday and please be safe on the road and waterways."

Heather Pridham
Fire Information Officer – Parry Sound Fire 033
Northeast Region - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Aug 17, 2018 - 4:30pm

RAIN!!! -
I've never been so happy for rain! I'm up at our place on Cleveland Bay near Key Harbour for my first stay of more than 24 hours since before the fire began. I was in and out earlier in the week briefly but I'm going to be up for about 5 days now.

My impressions, for those who haven't made it up yet are that our little corner in Cleveland Bay and the harbour are relatively untouched. However, the river is another story. There are sections that are totally blackened. You smell them before you see them. The pungent smell of a bonfire permeates the air. There are some areas that are visibly smoldering but MNRF assures us they know about them and are prioritizing them based on safety. I haven't ventured out to Whistler Bay/Sand Bay or out past Dokis. Not sure I'm ready for that.

The Mexican fire crew have been camped out on the north shore in the narrows by Beaver Creek. My niece and daughter tried to take them a bunch of cold beers one night - about all that didn't spoil at the cottage - and thank them. They were happy to have the thanks but politely declined the beers - something about not being allowed to drink and needing to keep their wits about them. (Makes sense!) They are a really nice bunch of stand-up guys and we are very thankful for all they have done!

Last night, I made it up again after 2 days back in town. I had planned my schedule earlier in the week to accommodate the travel restrictions, not knowing they would be lifted. I had my last meeting in the city in the early afternoon and then drove up to pick up our boat from Randy's Boat Tops after dinner (a shout out to Randy for the amazing new boat top!! Thanks!). I had the boat launched, loaded and underway by 8pm - just in time to watch the beautiful sunset as I made my way down the river.

My peaceful sleep last night was interrupted by slow but steady RAIN!! Hooray! And around 5:30am, I got up to close all the windows because the wind had shifted and was blowing the smoke and campfire smell our way. Both the rain and smell cleared up during the day but we were just the beneficiaries of another good downpour.

I am struck by all the wildlife. We've heard about the bears, but there are so many frogs and birds, too. Our little frog pond that usually has about 1 or 2 frogs in it had 11 FROGS when my daughter counted the other day! My theory (and I'm no forestry specialist - if you are, please feel free to comment) is that a lot of the animals fleeing the fire ended up pushed towards the water and got trapped in the area at the mouth of the river that was untouched by the fire. (Many thanks to fire crews for that, by the way!!! They worked hard to make it really wet around us!) I'm enjoying the presence of all these animals while I can because I'm sure they will move on.

There are a lot of helicopters active in the area. The MNRF are doing daily infrared scans, looking for hotspots that need fire crews' attention.

It's nice to see boat traffic on the river again - people going up and down the river and towing kids around on tubes. It was pretty quiet while the daytime travel restrictions were still in effect. It's nice to see the place coming back to life.

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:00am

PARRY SOUND 33 FIRE UPDATE, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018 -
Here is the updated Parry Sound Fire 033 newsletter dated August 17, 2018: http://kraa.ca/ParrySound33_FINAL_2018_08_17.pdf

Remember that a Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) remains in place and the bush is very dry right now, so no campfires or shore lunches etc. Details are in the newsletter.

You can view the fire perimeter map by visiting Ontario.ca/forestfire.

Aug 16, 2018 - 8:00am

PARRY SOUND 33 FIRE UPDATE, THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 -
Here is the updated Parry Sound Fire 033 newsletter dated August 16, 2018: http://kraa.ca/ParrySound33_FINAL_2018_08_16.pdf

You can view the fire perimeter map by visiting Ontario.ca/forestfire.

As you prepare for the weekend please travel safely and remember that the Restricted Fire Zone remains in place. The bush is very dry in some areas – so no campfires or shore lunches etc.

Aug 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS LIFTED -
From Heather Pridham, Fire Information Officer, PAR33:

"The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is pleased to advise that the travel restrictions associated with Parry Sound Fire 033 have been modified. All waterway and road restrictions have been lifted effective 18:00hr (6:00pm) EST on August 15, 2018. The fire perimeter remains restricted which means you cannot go into the fire.

The newsletter has more details. The Restricted Fire Zone remains in place."

Full details at: http://kraa.ca/ParrySound33_FINAL_2018_08_15_SPECIAL_EDITIO…

Updated map at: http://kraa.ca/IO-2018-06-PAR09_Map.pdf

Aug 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ON KEY RIVER LIFTED - "As of 6PM August 15th the Implementation Order restricting travel on the Key will be lifted.

Access will be as normal with no time restriction."

- Jim Rook

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:00am

TODAY'S PARRY SOUND 33 FIRE UPDATE -

"Good morning everyone,

Please find attached the updated Parry Sound Fire 033 newsletter dated August 15, 2018: http://kraa.ca/ParrySound33_FINAL_2018_08_15.pdf

If the forecast holds true, we should be in for some decent rain later this week. There have been no changes to the Restricted Fire Zone or the travel restrictions.

You can view the fire perimeter map by visiting Ontario.ca/forestfire.

For inquiries about the travel restrictions, please call:

· Parry Sound MNRF 705-773-4218.
· Sudbury MNRF 705-564-7963
· To request a travel permit: travelpermitsPAR033@ontario.ca
· See the restricted travel and access areas on this PDF map: http://www.affes.mnr.gov.on.ca/…/bulleti…/province/PAR01.pdf

Thanks,

Heather Pridham
Fire Information Officer – Parry Sound Fire 033
Northeast Region - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry"

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:30pm

DISPOSAL OF FRIDGES & FREEZERS - We are pleased to offer the KEY RIVER/HARBOUR and EXTENDED BAY residents the service of the disposal of your white goods (fridges & freezers only) that were compromised by Parry Sound 033 Fire. There are a lot of moving pieces to coordinate this on short notice so HERE is the TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (subject to change with short notice):

This is the TENTATIVE PLAN no matter what the Travel Ban is at those times:

1) all KRAA Members and FB friends will receive this update

2) contact info will be Chris Dawson at Key Harbour Lodge at 1-705-346-2841 or info@keyharbourlodge.com to arrange for your pickup(s). Chris/Carol will keep the Master List of pick ups and dates. Thank you!

3) If a cottager has a fridge and/or freezer (WHITE GOODS ONLY) to be disposed of due to the Fire/Hydro outage then contact Chris/Carol Dawson of KHL VIA EMAIL with:

a) location of your cottage, b) your contact info, c) number of items to be picked up ON or at the END of your dock and d) DATE that your item(s) will be there.

It would be appreciated, but not required, if the white goods are strapped/sealed/taped shut. ITEMS must be EMPTIED of rotten food.

It would also be appreciated, but not required, if you were available to help load your item(s) onto the pontoon boat

4) Have your fridge and/or freezer ON your dock by NOON on Sunday August 19th, OR Sunday August 26th OR Monday September 3rd.

5) Chris Dawson (Key Harbour Lodge), Paul Ruston and Jim Shields (Camp Dore) will take the white goods to the dock at the Blue Building owned by Key Marina at Hwy 69 and unload to a BIN or BINS provided by Killarney. BIN location to be as close to boat launch/dock as possible. Killarney staff will help move the goods & remove the freon before disposal to the BINS.

6) Killarney will have the BIN(S) picked up Monday August 20th, Monday August 27th and Tuesday September 4th preferably closer to the end of the day to capture the most units dropped off.

7) Killarney to look into providing another BIN for cottagers' OTHER goods for disposal but you must transport the OTHER goods to the BINS yourselves. Chris's, Paul's and Jim's pontoon service is for white goods only resulting from the Fire.

Dates for OTHER GOODS BINS is still in discussion. You can take those items (exclusion list forthcoming) yourself or hire a local business to help you.

If you have any questions about the logistics or anything, please contact Chris Dawson, preferable via email for at least this week, as he will be the keeper of the Master schedule.

If you would like to help with the heavy lifting, then please contact Chris, Paul or Jim.

We hope you find this service helpful:) We are an awesome community!

Have a great day!

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:00am

A NOTE ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS - from PAR33 Fire Information Officer, Heather Pridham:
"I’ve had a few emails and phone calls inquiring when the travel restrictions on the road and waterways will be removed so I wanted to provide you with some information that I have shared with others.

The purpose of the an Implementation Order and its associated travel restrictions is to ensure public safety while allowing fire personnel to safely and effectively suppress the fires in the identified area. We were pleased to be able to modify the previous boundary of the Implementation Order when the fire status changed from Not Under Control to Being Held and we had a break in weather pattern.

While there is no exact timeframe to remove the current travel restrictions, the MNRF is considerate of the fact that it is impacting people’s lifestyle. Certainly the ministry appreciates the desire for a return normal life in this area and we are working hard to get closer to that goal. The travel restrictions that remain in place are allowing FireRangers and other ministry staff to complete their work as quickly and efficiently as possible so that we can all get back to normal. "

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:00am

NEW MAP - MNRF had a request for the travel restriction map to be revised so that it’s more accessible in terms of colours and hatch pattern. They are pleased to provide us with the attached revised map – note the travel restrictions have not changed, just the colours and the hatch pattern. http://kraa.ca/20180814_PAR033_InfoOfficer_ArchD.pdf

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:00am

TODAY'S PARRY SOUND 33 UPDATE FROM MNRF -
Good morning everyone,

Please find attached the updated Parry Sound Fire 033 newsletter dated August 14, 2018. (Click http://kraa.ca/ParrySound33_FINAL_2018_08_14.pdf to download.)

Yesterday, I went for a flight over the fire and took a few pictures. I have attached them here for your viewing. There’s still work to be done on the ground but we have certainly made good progress. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

You can view the fire perimeter map by visiting Ontario.ca/forestfire.

For inquiries about the travel restrictions, please call:

· Parry Sound MNRF 705-773-4218.
· Sudbury MNRF 705-564-7963
· To request a travel permit: travelpermitsPAR033@ontario.ca
· See the restricted travel and access areas on this PDF map

Have a great day,

Heather Pridham
Fire Information Officer – Parry Sound Fire 033
Northeast Region - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:30pm

PICK-UP DETAILS FOR FRIDGES COMING SOON - We will be updating you later today or tomorrow about pick up service for White Goods (fridges/freezers). Dates, times, contact info and instructions to follow. Stay tuned...

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:30pm

IF YOU SEE HOTSPOTS - If you see smoke/fire in the known fire area, not to worry. MNRF is flying over the fire constantly and is aware of the where the current hot spots are; they are also using infrared scanning to detect hot spots that may not be producing smoke but are holding heat.

Only call 310-FIRE if it's a new fire outside of the current perimeter of Parry Sound 33.

We have had a few hot spots near Dokis and thanks to those who reported them to us and the MNRF. They are aware of the hot spots and are working on their suppression.

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:20pm

BEAR ADVICE FROM MNRF -
"The most important step in minimizing human-bear encounters is to remove any items that attract bears, in this case it may be spoiled food or garbage that was left behind during the escalated fire situation. Keeping property free from attractants like garbage makes bears less likely to visit. Do not intentionally feed black bears – they will be able to find natural food sources.

Attached are some helpful information sheets. Here is some messaging on who to call if someone sees or encounters a bear.

Call 911 or your local police, if you feel a bear poses an IMMEDIATE THREAT to personal safety and:

· enters a school yard when school is in session
· enters or tries to enter a residence
· wanders into a public gathering
· kills livestock/pets and lingers at the site
· stalks people and lingers at the site

Generally, bears want to avoid humans. Most encounters are not aggressive and attacks are rare.

NON-EMERGENCIES

Call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 (*between April 1-November 30) if a bear is:

· roaming around, checking garbage cans
· breaking into a shed where garbage or food is stored
· in a tree
· pulling down a bird feeder or knocking over a barbecue
· moving through a backyard or field but is not lingering

The ministry also provides information and advice through the Bear Wise website https://www.ontario.ca/pa…/prevent-bear-encounters-bear-wise"

Here are some handouts on bear tips:
- http://kraa.ca/05142018-MNRF-Bear-Wise-keep-your-cottage-sa…
- http://kraa.ca/05142018-MNRF-Bear-Wise-avoid-bear-encounter…

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

There has been a lot of speculation about the cause of the fire. We just want to remind everyone that the cause of the fire is currently being investigated by MNRF but their priority continues to be protecting people and private property. The investigation is going to take time. So let's avoid a lot of speculation right now and let them do their job. However, if you have information you think the investigators should know about, please call MNRF TIPS at 1-877-847-7667.

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:45am

TODAY'S FIRE UPDATE FROM MNRF - http://kraa.ca/ParrySound33_FINAL_2018_08_13.pdf

Good morning everyone,

Please find attached the updated Parry Sound Fire 033 newsletter dated August 13, 2018.

You can view at the fire perimeter map by visiting Ontario.ca/forestfire. Click on the Interactive Map feature, and zoom in on the Parry Sound Fire 033. As you zoom in, the perimeter will appear.

For inquiries about the travel restrictions, please call:

· Parry Sound MNRF 705-773-4218.
· Sudbury MNRF 705-564-7963
· To request a travel permit: travelpermitsPAR033@ontario.ca
· See the restricted travel and access areas on this PDF map (Note: this map gets updated regularly).

Take care,

Heather Pridham
Fire Information Officer – Parry Sound Fire 033
Northeast Region - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

http://kraa.ca/ParrySound33_FINAL_2018_08_13.pdf

ARCHIVE OF EARLIER PARRY SOUND 033 FIRE UPDATES

Earlier Parry Sound 033 Fire updates can be found at: http://kraa.ca/parry-sound-33.html

KEY POINTS

Key points are the IMPORTANT REMINDERS & NEWS you need to know now:

PRESIDENT'S REPORT - Winter 2017

Welcome to 2017 Everyone! It has been a very weird winter so far. Let's hope for lots of snow and cold temperatures for the rest of the season for all of the winter enthusiasts and to help maintain our water levels.

Please find enclosed our 2017 Annual Membership Renewal Form for the KRAA and GBA. The form is slightly revised so please fill in any of the optional blank spaces as we try to build our communication matrix for broader information blasts and emergency broadcasts. If you could please renew at your earliest convenience it would be greatly appreciated by our Treasurer. Thanks.

As a result of last summer's AGM, here are the names of your KRAA Board members: Peter Turkstra (President), Lisa Kivinen (VP), Lorri Davies (Secretary), Karen Turkstra (Treasurer), Jennifer Spiess (webmaster), Chris Dawson (past President), Andrew Hurlbut (GBA rep), Alan Burke, Daniele Fleming, Jennifer Kivinen, Paul Ruston & Jerry Smitka. A big welcome to our new Board member Lorri Davies. Retired from the Board is Lana Calder, Ted Clarke and Cary Kokkonen. Many thanks to ALL past and present board members for their volunteer service and time to our shared piece of paradise on the Geor-gian Bay. Please contact any one of us with questions or concerns.

Here are the Updates to Ongoing Initiatives that the Board has been working on:

Please refer to the website or facebook page for updates and more detailed information on the issues:

Sincerely and on behalf of the Board, thank you for your continued KRAA membership,

- Peter Turkstra, President KRAA, pturkstra@sympatico.ca

 

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