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Fire Safety in the Bay – 2019

Another new season in the Bay.  Welcome back everyone. The last few years we have had several fires in the Bay. In all those instances we have been fortunate that our advance planning has enabled us to quickly get on top of each situation and minimize the damage. Fire Pump owners let me ask you, ...

LAURENTIDE LEGACY, 2000-2020

Dear Members of BICA,  It’s mid-April, and I am thinking about summer in the Bay. I’m also thinking of LAURENTIDE LEGACY, 2000-2020. If you are like me, you may not have begun to write your section of the new book. Today I surprised myself by sitting down at my computer and starting to write. ...

Willisville Mountain Update (2019 update)

Willisville Mountain Update.   NOTE: Since the June 22 event described in this update, the Manitoulin Expositor has written a piece about the event, available at:  https://www.manitoulin.ca/ebc-takes-ownership-of-willisville-mountain/ The purchase is moving ahead.  We are at the edge of the final ...

2018 End of Season Water Quality

Thanks to Justin Montgomery for preparing this graph, using the collected results for the past season.  Download JPG 2018 End of Season Water Quality

BICA Zoning Concerns Addressed

On November 6 the NEMI town council voted in favour of changes to the zoning by-law plans.  For Ward 1 there were two contentious items which BICA worked hard on to bring to the attention of the councillors. With Councillor Laurie Cook’s persistence, her motion passed 5 to 4.  Following are the two ...

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 ...

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 debris 5000 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 ...