Life Ring at Big Bay Dock

After IVDAARA Director Judy Belbeck lobbied Georgian Bluffs Council to install a life ring at the Big Bay Dock, the Council’s Recreation Committee at their recent meeting decided to install such a ring in the near future. Murray Hackett, CAO, thanked Judy for bringing this to their attention. Judy had been made aware of the unsafe situation by one of our members. The above award winning photo of the Big Bay Dock was shot by…

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Grey Road 1 to be downloaded to Georgian Bluffs

An update on the Grey Road 1 Download issue has been published as a feature article in the Spring 2013 View Point (IVDAARA newsletter). Comments that we have received from our members can be found at the end of that feature article. Grey Road 1 to be divided and downloaded in proposed Grey County Transportation Master Plan. Grey County’s Transportation Master Plan, tabled at the County Council meetings of April 2 and 4, 2013, proposes…

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Memory Garden

Memory Garden proposed on a donated addition to Big Bay Cemetery At the Georgian Bluffs Recreation and Property Committee meeting held on March 11, 2013, Jim Halliday and Edith Galloway (as private person, not as IVDAARA president) proposed to convey to the Township a piece of their land of approximately one acre for the purpose of a Memory Garden. The location of the section of land is immediately to the east of the Big Bay…

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Grey Sauble Conservation Project

Grey Sauble Conservation has been selected to participate in the Shell’s Fuelling Change Program. This program will provide grants for projects that gain the most votes from participants such as our IVDAARA members. Please support the Project “Digital Mapping for Watershed Conservation” at Grey Sauble Conservation! From now until January 4th you can go to http://www.fuellingchange.comclick the Redeem Codes button and enter the code io9-Eob89 in the code box to get 100 free votes. You…

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A Tribute to Fred Gilbert

Fred Gilbert passed away June 24, 2012 in his 89th year. Fred was born in Wiarton and operated Gilbert’s Shoes with his wife Jean. In 1975, he was one of the five founding members of Island View Drive and Area Ratepayers’ Association. Fred spent many active years in retirement. From his Island View Drive home he looked out over the blue waters of Colpoy’s Bay. This photo of July 13,1996 shows Fred enjoying himself at…

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