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Lost in the Light: Taking Action to Address Light Pollution

By Britt Oldenburg, Bay of Islands Association One of the key attractions of cottage life is being immersed in the beauty of nature: the lake, the trees, the loons, and a dark, star-filled sky. This dark and starry sky is increasingly threatened by light pollution caused by artificial lighting. Ironically, ...

BICA 2022 Annual Member Meeting Minutes

Bay of Islands Community Association 2022 Annual Members Meeting4:20 - 6:00 PM EST Saturday July 30, 2022 Ruby Island (TP2567) Minutes 1) Call to Order Sheila Williams/Celesta Bjornson 2) Approval of Minutes - 2021a) Moved - That the general membership approves the minutes of the 2021 BICA AGM i)  Mover ...

AMM Brainstorming Results

On July 30 BICA held its 87th annual member meeting. We were pleased to welcome more than 60 members to glorious Ruby Island, currently enjoyed by the Bjornson family. To help set priorities for the coming years, members brainstormed and then voted on answers to the question, “What initiatives should ...

Septic Pump Out Delayed Until Summer 2023

We were recently informed that the septic pump out scheduled for this month has been delayed until summer 2023. f you have not signed up and are still interested in having your septic pumped out, you can still get on the list. act now! Details are below: Timing is now summer 2023, exact date TBD.Price ...

Bay of Islands Community Association Presidents’ Report, 2022

How amazing it has been to reunite as a community after 2 years largely apart! Though we are not quite back to “normal”, we have been provided the perspective that there is no place on earth, and no group of friends and family, that we would rather spend these life experiences with. The pandemic ...

Fish Tales…Fish Derby Recap

It was a whale of a time! The legendary Bay of Islands Fish Derby and Fry resurfaced with tight lines yesterday all over the Bay, ending at Baker Camp aka Scioto Lodge last evening. It was a Whale of a Time. Nearly 30 fished and 70-80 people were served. All enjoyed themselves. Fishermen and Fisherwomen! ...

NEMI WARD 1  update for 2022

It has been another eventful year for NEMI and I know I am not alone in welcoming a cautious return to normalcy with the arrival of our American and overseas friends once again. Council is continuing to meet by  ZOOM every Tuesday at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend : Meeting # 489 ...

BICA GBA Report

By Liz Philips GBA has been working as hard as ever to protect the Bay we love, on many, many fronts. Some of the issues that are closest to the heart of the Bay of Islands include: Floating cottagesGBA provided input to the Ontario government about issues related to floating cottages, and drafted wording ...

BICA Environment Committee Report

By Chris Redston We are focusing our efforts on three areas: Water Quality, Invasive Species and Septic Systems. Water Quality – After many years of testing water in several locations around the Bay, the board has decided to discontinue this program. Data collected indicates that aside from a couple ...

MINUTES OF THE FISHER HARBOUR LIAISON COMMITTEE MEETING

9:00 a.m., June 23, 2022 via MS Teams PRESENT: NEMI: Al MacNevin BICA: Chris Redstone MBA: Gerry Quinn, Elizabeth Quinn, John Woodrooffe FISHER WAVY (FW): Jamie Wallace, Bryan Dixon, Malcolm Croskery, Phil Annett DST Consulting Engineers: Jennifer Rainville ABSENT: Jeff Wallace, Gord Wallace Actions ...