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 Volume 10 No.24
Dear PaBIA,
If you happened to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving at the cottage, we hope you had warm clothes and rainsuits! Mother Nature didn’t quite cooperate. But we do hope you had a fun and safe Thanksgiving!
As of yesterday, the voting for our next councillors began in earnest. If you are Canadian, please vote between now and October 22nd for the two people whom you feel will best represent you and all of Pointe au Baril for the next four years. Your voice matters!

Bald Eagle is Back to Rebuild the Nest for 2019!
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Election Corner
Township Elections –
eVoting: October 9 – 22
As of yesterday, the voting ‘booths’ opened for this Fall’s Township election. They close on October 22nd. For all Canadians, please be sure to either call in or go online to vote for the two candidates you best feel will represent Pointe au Baril over the next four years.
The Special Election edition eBlast was sent out on September 4th dedicated to providing all the candidates’ answers to the GBA questions posed with regard to their thoughts on a wide range of subjects. PaBIA certainly hoped these varied answers began to highlight for you some of the issues at stake in our PaB community that GBA also felt apply up and down the coastline of Georgian Bay. As well, all the candidates’ responses can be found under Shortcuts in the right column of this eBlast (if you are on your computer) or at the bottom of the eBlast (if you are on your smartphone).
Please be sure to check for your Eligibility, whether or not you are registered and common voter Q’s and A’s for eVoting before casting your votes! Every vote counts!
Please feel free to contact any one of the candidates via their email addresses found when you scroll down on the Township website. Questions, ask Maryann Weaver at the Township Office.

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2019 Yearbook Stories
As every summer season comes to a close, I begin thinking about next summer and the next Yearbook…so I wanted to reach out to each of you to ask if you have a fun story to share or would like to provide an interesting tidbit. PaBIA would welcome your offering.
Although nothing needs to be finalized before January, I would appreciate knowing your intentions to write an article this fall! As I have said many times before, this yearbook belongs to all of us…without your contributions, the book wouldn’t be what it has become…an historical book with many interesting topics within!
So please email Hilde to let her know of your offerings!

Still Time to Check the PaBIA Map for
YOUR Correct Property Information!

Just a quick reminder to check the 2015 PaBIA Map for any mis-markings or mis-numbering with regard to your island or property that should be corrected for the 2019 Map.
If you have not already done so, please email Jim Rogers with changes…please provide the island/property number in question, the changes you believe need to be made and a drawing attached if possible. Jim will let you know he’s received your email!

~ UpComing EVENTS ~
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PaBIA in Vancouver!
xxxxSaturday October 20th
Bring something to share
– 6:00 pm –
1254 Silverwood Cres,
North Vancouver, BC

H2O 2018
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A Half Day Event on Water
H2O 2018 is a half-day information/education session in Toronto on three timely topics:

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Join the GBA and GBF for provocative presentations, deep discussions and the latest updates on what’s happening to what we love most about Georgian Bay – the water, and what GBF and the GBA are doing to protect it.
Keynote opening speakers:
Commissioner Gordon Walker, International Joint Commission & 
Dr. Shannon Carto, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 9.00 am to 2 pm. 
Speakers start at 9.30 am.
Oakham House, Ryerson University,
63 Gould St., Toronto, ON M5B 1E9
Tickets are $20 each
includes morning refreshments and a light lunch.

GBLT Bayscapes
(Above) Our own Jen Kernaghan, Toronto photoghrapher and PaBIA Cottager
Fundraising Auction
Friday November 16th, 7-11 pm
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Toronto
$70 before Oct 31 / $80 regular
$40 under age 40
All proceeds support wilderness conservation on Georgian Bay

Buy your tickets before October 31 to take advantage of the
early bird rate of $70! 
To purchase tickets by phone, contact Sarah at (416) 440-1519 x102.

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Phragmites Control TOA Delegation
Recently there was a ToA delegation with the Minister of Natural Resources and the PA for the Minister of Transportation to discuss the Phragmites Issues. Norm Miller our MPP joined us for both delegations. Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) was very helpful as the Township gathered reference material for these meetings. Attached please find a copy of the delegation document the Township provided to the MOT including a hard copy of the document along with all of the attachments.

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Left to Right: PA Toby Barrett, MPP Norm Miller, Bert Liverance, Minister Jeff Yurek, Tom Lundy, Reeve Peter Ketchum, Peter Frost.
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Is This YOUR RED Canoe?
This canoe was found after the early October windstorm between Rogers Island and Basswood (on Ojibway Island) and was put up on shore in that vicinity! If you recognize it, please contact Nancy Rogers.

Yearbook Update
Each week, we will provide you a list of names for those who have provided updated information. However, the details of those changes is provided in a printable format for you to print out and insert into your own cottage copy!
Findlay, Katie – address change
Charlie & Amy Thomas – new members
John & Judy Woodward – address change

In Memoriam
Heinz Koch, B987 ‘Fayola Is.’, husband of Judy Koch, father of Andrew (Beth) Koch, Nanci (Drew) Speer, brother-in-law of Nancy Grove Malone and Clint Grove, September 2018.

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