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 Volume 11 No. 21`
Dear PaBIA,
Given the higher water levels and fewer folks around, please consider how you are storing your floating docks for the winter.

In this eBlast:
  • Area Concern – Floating Docks
  • PaBIA’s West Coast Pot Luck Dinner- October 26
  • PaB Spaghetti Dinner at the PaB Community Centre – Oct 26
  • GBBR State of the Bay – November 19th
  • GBLT Bayscapes Fundraiser November 22nd
  • Michigan/Huron Lake Water Levels
  • 14 Day Pointe au Baril Weather Trends
Area Concern
Floating dock
Storing Floating Docks
Given the more volatile water levels and severe weather events, it means that greater care needs to be taken to ensure docks don’t get lost or damaged. The number of docks that have washed up on bays around the area has increased significantly. It’s a blight on the shoreline and has damaged habitat. Please use extra diligence to secure and protect stored docks from the weather and water levels. 
Unfortunately, as docks become more expensive, theft has become an issue. Sadly, a 5′ x 16′ floating dock, stored for the winter on Burnt Island which is Crown Land near Rogers S Turn in upper Shawanaga, was apparently stolen from that spot sometime between Oct 7-11. It had the owner’s name on it and evidence at the location indicated the individuals made a new black stencil to cover up the owner’s name which appeared on two sides.
All community members who have property stolen should report directly to the OPP. Our police forces are utilizing data analytics and need to know of crimes in our community. Please report any concerns. Also if you see questionable activity, please contact the Parry Sound OPP at 705-746-4225 so that they can better monitor any illegal activity in the area.

Upcoming Events
19th Annual Invitation to the
West Coast PaBIA Off Season Reunion!

West Coast PaBIA 2018
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Come and see old friends and meet new ones!
Cathie Hurlburt & Mike Berton’s House
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
5:30 to 11:00 PST
1254 Silverwood Crescent, North Vancouver, B.C.
 Kids Welcome
Help us get the word out!
Please invite anyone with a
PaB connection
For fun, guests are invited to wear their PaBIA clothing (regatta Ts etc.).
Please see PaBIA West Coast flyer for details and map
RSVP: Email: Cathie and Mike with # attendees & food being brought!

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance
on October 26, 2019
Pointe au Baril Community Centre and 
Tickets are only $20 for members and $25 for non-members, available from the Shell Station and CCY Home Hardware
Bar opens at 5 p.m. (cash only)
Dinner served at 6 p.m.
Dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
to the music of the Mike Granka Band
Hope to see you there!

GBBR’s State of the Bay 2019
The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve invites you to attend the State of the Bay Conference being held on November 19, 2019 at the Charles W. Stockey Centre in Parry Sound. 
This conference presents the latest research and monitoring findings on water qualitylower food web, and fish communities. The objectives of the conference are to inform the public and partners on the current status of research and monitoring in Georgian Bay; and elicit input on research and monitoring priorities moving forward. The conference is open to the public and will include presentations from a number of speakers, partner profiles, and breakout sessions for facilitated discussions centred around several key themes.
Join us to learn about:
  • How climate change is impacting water levels, water quality, and ecosystems
  • Actions needed to address climate change impacts and mitigate causes of global warming
  • How nutrient levels are changing in offshore and nearshore environments
  • How coastal structure and processes influence nutrient gradients
  • How the lower food web is responding to changes in lake productivity
  • Status and trends of nearshore and offshore fish communities 
Plus, learn about the exciting work that local organizations and First Nations communities are undertaking to improve our knowledge on these topics!

GBLT Annual Bayscapes – November 22nd
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Bayscapes is coming up on November 22nd! Now’s the time to get your tickets for this fabulous night of art, entertainment, and community in support of wilderness conservation on Georgian Bay.
We hope you’ll join us for our annual fundraiser to support the Georgian Bay Land Trust’s work protecting habitats and species around Georgian Bay. Catch up with your Bay friends, enjoy great food, drink, and musical entertainment, and bring home some amazing Georgian Bay-themed artwork.
Friday November 22nd, 7-11 pm
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Toronto
$70 before Nov 8 / $80 regular
$40 under age 40
All proceeds support wilderness conservation on Georgian Bay

Of Interest
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BAY NOTES - September 2019
Ward 3 - Pointe au Baril, Skerryvore, Frederic Inlet, Shawanaga Bay & Lighthouse Neighbourhoods
Council Update
The following is a list of topics within Scott and Earl’s report. To receive this comprehensive report, please email either Scott or Earl and ask to be added to their eBlasts.
  • Ward Councilors Tour Other Wards
  • Development Concern on Island GB498 and GB472
  • Wasauksing Swing Bridge
  • Joint Community Wellness and Pool Project RFP
  • FOCA Septic Re-Inspection Report
  • Municipal Formal Complaint Policy
  • Community Brief
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xxxxxxxxxxPointe au Baril Lighthouse
xxxxxxxxxxSkerryvore Road Speed Limits

Lakes Michigan/Huron Water Levels – Oct 22, 2019
To better read the charts, please click on the chart for the
Daily Water level chart and the website for the Water Levels

Water Level Legend 2019
All of these charts have been taken from the US Army Corps of EngineersGreat Lakes Information on Water Levels…
14 Day Pointe au Baril Weather Trends
PaB Weather Trend
Yearbook Updates
Each week, we will provide you a list of names for those who have provided updated information. The details of all the changes since the Yearbook’s came out in April is provided in a printable format for you to print out and insert into your own Yearbook copy!

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Pointe au Baril Islanders’ Association 
PaBIA reserves all rights regarding decisions on communications to its members
in accordance with the PaBIA Policy on Communications

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Updated June 10, 2019 
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 • Britt Coast Guard
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