Sadly, it is only May and we already have a very serious situation of fire risk in the area. We are currently under a “HIGH” risk of fire, according to the MNRF. That translates to MNRF guidance of: “Serious danger of fire – No open burning except contained campfires for cooking and warmth – Fireworks prohibited.” Kinda puts a damper, so to speak, on some of the long weekend activities. Please be careful out there. Only burn if you must for warmth and cooking. Maybe forgo the chainsawing or other potential spark generators for another time. Please spread the word because not everyone is on Facebook. Thanks. Be safe, have fun. Same conditions are impacting people all up and down the bay. Here is an article from Georgian Bay Association.
FIRE BAN IN EFFECT IMMEDIATELY - July 19, 2022
The Municipality of Killarney declares IMMEDIATE FIRE BAN
Effective immediately, Fire Chief Robert Campbell of the Killarney Volunteer Fire Department has declared a FIRE BAN on all open fires and burning (including incinerators, cooking, and warmth due to the dry conditions.This notice also cancels all burning permits until further notice.
NO FIREWORKS Please keep your yards clean and free of debris that may be flammable during these dry conditions. This FIRE BAN will remain in effect until further notice.
Please Note: Killarney Provincial Park and French River Provincial Park may not be on Fire Ban.
Effective immediately, the fire ban in Ward 2 is lifted.
For more information, visit Killarney's website.
The Municipality of Killarney declares immediate Fire Ban in Ward 2 effective 13 May 2022.
Effective immediately, Fire Chief Robert Campbell of the Killarney Volunteer Fire Department has declared a “Fire Ban” in Ward 2 on all open fires and burning (including incinerators and cooking and warmth) due to the dry conditions.
This notice also cancels all burning permits in Ward 2 until further notice.
Please keep your yards clean and free of any debris that may be flammable during these dry conditions.
This “Fire ban” will remain in effect until further notice.
Please note that Ontario Parks and Ontario NDMNRF have different regulations.
For more information, see the official announcement: http://municipalityofkillarney.ca/images/support/municipal/notices/Fire-Ban-in-Ward-2-May-2022.pdf
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 (email@example.com). 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