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Conserving Willisville Mountain (June 3, 2018 Update)

Conserving Willisville Mountain: Are We There Yet? No, but close.  Supporters have given Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC) $125,000 of the $185,000 needed to conserve the Mountain. Thanks to each donor. The offer to purchase protects the Mountain temporarily. Going from temporary to lasting ...

Laurentide Legacy, 2nd Edition

Dear BICA Members, In 1999, Eunice Richards published a remarkable book for us about the Bay of Islands, entitled LAURENTDE LEGACY. This book contains history, facts, memories, photographs and personal stories, making for a great book. Since its publication many islanders and community members have asked ...

Love Your Bay Every Day

The final numbers are in for Love Your Bay Day – our community of volunteers cleaned up: 27 cubic yards of Styrofoam, plastic, and debris5000 pounds of metal 6 propane tanks 3 car tires!!  Thank you to everyone who supported this effort including NEMI for helping us to implement the grant from the ...

Why Support BICA??

I am often asked, “Why should I support the Bay of Islands Association (BICA); aren’t they just a social group?”. While we do organize opportunities for our neighbours to get together on a social basis such as the annual family social  and auction, book club, sailboat race, fishing derby, ...

Emergency Plan for Every Island

  Emergency Planning   It is your personal responsibility to be prepared in case of an emergency. By being personally prepared for an emergency you reduce the risk of further complications to yourself and possible harm to others providing assistance. What to Have: Communication device Proper ...

What do we do for FUN in Bay of Islands?

 In the distant past, BICA was known solely as a social group. We all know that’s changed dramatically in recent history–the “new” BICA is involved in all sorts of socially-responsible and environmental projects. We’re also involved in cultural activities–Bas Bleu ...

Tips for Preventing Bear Break-Ins

Beth Litchfield, the Supervisor of the Sudbury Bear Wise program, suggests the following proactive measures cottagers can take to keep bears out of their camps. Food and garbage are your primary attractants, but according to Litchfield, bears will consider anything that has an aroma as an edible substance, ...