The Key River Area Association (KRAA) - an association of seasonal and permanent residents in the northeastern corner of Georgian Bay and the Key River.
The Georgian Bay Association is hosting a series of webinars about the extreme water levels which we have experienced in recent years.
The Georgian Bay Association (GBA) and Georgian Bay Forever’s Extreme Water Levels: Impacts and Strategies Webinar Series is a collection of webinars aimed at answering those questions, providing strategies to adapt your property and your budget, and raising awareness about the extremes and variabilities that will impact the ecosystem and your family’s enjoyment of your favourite place on the Bay.
Sign up on the Georgian Bay website here: https://georgianbay.ca/h20-2021/
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 3:00 pm
The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF) – Parry Sound District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook is in effect until Friday September 24, 2021. This message will affect residents within the NDMNRF Parry Sound District which includes the District Municipality of Muskoka, the Territorial District of Parry Sound and a north-west portion in the County of Haliburton.
For full details, see: https://kraa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/20210921_ParrySoundMuskoka_FloodOutlook.pdf
THE KRAA FIRE AND SAFETY COMMITTEE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS FOR KRAA MEMBERS ON ESSENTIAL FIRE PREVENTION EQUIPMENT!!!
As an incentive for KRAA members to have the latest in essential fire protection equipment, Home Hardware Building Centre Aurora is offering KRAA members substantial discounts (in the range of 15-20%) on fire extinguishers, smoke and CO alarms etc. For example, a 1A fire extinguisher normally priced at $37.99, is being offered at $31.00.
Plus, Home Hardware Building Centre Aurora is giving discounts on many items on the Home Hardware website: www.homehardware.ca.
These incredible deals are being offered because Home Hardware Building Centre Aurora is owned and operated by Russ Barfitt, a KRAA member and PS-33 wildfire property survivor.
For those who can't easily get to Aurora, Russ is willing to bring smaller items up to the Key for delivery.
All told, this is an opportunity that shouldn't be missed.
So, have a look at your fire prevention needs, give Home Hardware Building Centre Aurora a call or email Russ (firstname.lastname@example.org). Mention that you're a KRAA member (we're in their system), order your fire-fighting equipment – and, while you're at it, get whatever else you need.
Home Hardware Building Centre Aurora is located at 289 Wellington Street East, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 6H6.
Phone/text: (905) 727-4751. Fax: (905) 727-4813.
This month outflows from Lake Superior into the St. Mary’s River are predicted to be below average, not above average as they have been for almost 3 years prior to the spring of 2021. This shows that, under Plan 2012 balancing, the flow into Lake Michigan-Huron continues to be reduced...
Read the full report at: https://georgianbay.ca/news/september-12-water-levels-report
September, 2021By: Georgian Bay Association
Soak up the last rays of summer and our latest eUpdate.
In this edition:
Register Now for Our H20 2021 Webinar SeriesGBA is Seeking an Intern to Work on Coastal Protection ProjectsThe Decibel Coalition Needs Your Help!Election Questions to Ask Your Federal Candidates Ontario Introduces a New Online Tool for Reporting Spills and PollutionThank You Councillor Grant Walker for Over 30 Years of Service Citizen Science Shows How Loons are Faring in Canadian LakesCurrent Water Levels Report See: https://email.georgianbay.ca/t/i-951161C686FF7F1F2540EF23F30FEDED
September 9, 2021
The Ontario government has made it easier for the public to help protect the environment by introducing a new way to report spills and pollution incidents. In addition to the existing Spills Action Centre call line, which is available 24/7, the public now has a user-friendly online option to quickly report occurrences of illegal waste dumping, improper pesticide use, and pollution on land, in the water or air.
This new digital reporting system can be accessed via computer and smart phone and allows users to upload photos and videos so that quick action can be taken to mitigate potential environmental damages and keep our communities safe.
Need to report a spill? Please call 1-866-MOE-TIPS (663-8477) or use the online reporting tool here.
We hope you will joint us this Sunday, August 1st at our annual Youth Fishing Derby! This is a community event that is open to all children 16 years of age and under. For more information click here .
Don't forget to join the KRAA community at our annual Youth Fishing Derby on Sunday, August 1st! This is a community event that is open to all children 16 years of age and under. For more information click here .
The third and last of the "Extreme Water Levels: Impacts and Strategies" Webinar Series by the Georgian Bay Association (GBA) and Georgian Bay Forever (GBF), this webinar will focus on: 1. Septic Systems. How vulnerable is your septic system? What are the options to resolve septic issues? 2. Potable Water. What are the potential impacts on potable water in high and low water events? 3. Insurance and Planning. What are the potential impacts on property insurance? The benefits of long-term planning verse short term solutions. 4. Coastal Infrastructure Continued. What are the impacts on municipal infrastructure, shoreline businesses (including marinas), contractors, and other services of extreme high and low water levels? How can those impacted adapt? Register Online
The Georgian Bay Biosphere welcomes back Waabkaniikwe for a cultural learning experience about the 13 Moons. Within Nishinaabe belief, there are 13 moons that are honoured. Each moon offers a time to reflect, look forward and guide our life. There will be an optional follow up discussion for participants to reflect on this learning on Friday December 10th, 10:00am. Register online here.