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RATEPAYER’S ASSOCIATION 2012 SPRING NEWSLETTER COMMUNITY EVENTS AND INFORMATION
Bell internet service has been of great concern to residents living in and around the Big Bay area to the point that business cannot be properly conducted and discounts have been offered to those affected by constant disruptions, slow service or lack of service. BMTS customers have also been affected by this and BMTS has made Bell aware of the trouble. If you experience any internet problems we are advising you to contact Bell directly by writing to them at:
Complaint Office Bell Canada Executive Office of Client Relations Box 593, Station A Toronto, ON M5W 1E4 or by calling 310 BELL (310-2355) and asking for a supervisor and then THE LOYALTY DEPARTMENT. This website should also be of service: Telephone service: making a complaint | CRTCwww.crtc.gc.ca › Home › Consumers › Phone and Internet Service The latest update from Bell is that new lines should be updated in 2 to 3 weeks and this should speed up service. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………
- Kemble Arena: Roller Skating every Friday night.Carpet bowling Tuesday nights at 7:30 at the Kemble Arena, starting the end of May.
- Dues remain at $10 and we ask that you remit for one year only. Please mail to John Burt at 501445 Grey Rd 1, Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0, or drop off in his mailbox. You may also drop off at 339592 Presqu’ile Road.
- Georgian Bluffs Artists: Art around the Sound program promotes local studios open year round. More information is available at www.artistsaroundthesound.org.
- The Emerald Ash Borer has been reported in the south of Bruce County and we can expect to hear of it creeping into Grey County soon. It is highly recommended that people not transport wood into the area.
- A letter was received from member JoAnn Hall on the subject of nuclear waste storage in the surrounding counties. The new repository (somewhere in Canada – once decided??) will take 10 years to construct and won’t be open until at least 2035. Also mentioned was the almost exclusive opposition of cottagers of Saugeen Shores to the proposal.
- John Burt reported that following the announcement in December 2011 concerning the transfer of 50% of the Wiarton Keppel International Airport from the Town of South Bruce to the Township of Georgian Bluffs that there will two public meetings. The first is in Wiarton on May 23rd, 2012 and the second will be in Shallow Lake on May 30th, 2012 to discuss the proposed exchange of certain lands within the two municipalities. Individual written comments to each council may be submitted for consideration at the meetings. The proceedings will be followed to ensure there is a realistic business plan to compensate for the additional expense our municipality may incur.
- Household hazardous waste days for Georgian Bluffs are June 2, July 7, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13 and 27. Drop offs to Owen Sound Public Works Yard, 1900 20th St. E. If unsure of suitability for drop off, call 519 376 4274.
- Canada Day celebrations at Big Bay Dock, 8:30 am July 1. All Georgian Bluffers and guests are welcome.
- Information re Georgian Bluffs new Official Plan is available at www.georgianbluffs.on.ca/content/official-plan. A public meeting will be held June 6th at 6pm. at the Council Chambers for those interested.
- If you are currently receiving your newsletter by snail mail and would like to get the newsletter through e-mail, please send your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again your e-mail is only used for important membership information sharing.
- Bear issues once again have surfaced with destructive consequences. Please do not leave bird feeders and BBQs out at night and store your garbage where it is not accessible to animals. The following web site contains more helpful information regarding bear issues: http://news.ontario.ca/mnr/en/2012/04/be-bear-wise-this-spring—2012.html
- Brush cutting along Coles Sideroad has left the area looking like a war zone. A delegation met with GB Council in regard to this, but to date the devastation remains.
- Please respect the waters of our area and refrain from washing ATVs and vehicles in the bay.
IMPORTANT DATES: Annual General Meeting, July 7th at Kemble United Church commencing at 9:00 am with coffee, conversation and goodies (supplied by the Kemble Women’s Institute) with the meeting called to order at 9:30. A speaker is being engaged to present the topic of Dark Sky erosion. An invitation will be made to Council to attend as our guests. A slate of officers and directors will be produced for the AGM for the members consideration. Longest Yard Sale, June 2nd. And finally the executive members wish to thank Florence for her past service as Secretary for the association. Her competency and humour on the executive was both refreshing and stimulating and we wish her well on her next adventures.