19 Sep

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COUNCILLOR BANNON IS RUNNING FOR MAYOR

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Councillor Phil Bannon Is Running For Mayor & Shares His Vision For Whitchurch-Stouffville In This Informative Campaign Video

If Phil Bannon can accomplish as Mayor of Stouffville, what he has accomplished as Councillor of Ward Two…we all will benefit.

Stouffville Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon Talks About The Community Of Musselman’s Lake

Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon is interviewed on Whistle Radio by Off The Top show host Charlene Jones. This is a five part interview series following Phil Bannon’s Mayoral campaign. Each interview has been divided into two parts. This is part 2/2 of the first interview that covers…

- Community Building
- Phil’s background and experience
- Successful environmental projects. Musselman’s Lake Stewardship and Coultice Park conservation land
- How/why Phil got into politics

Please make sure you watch all these very informative interview videos as they become available on www.philbannonmayor.com

 

 

CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR OF WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE – THE TOWN OF STOUFFVILLE

JUSTIN ALTMANN
PHIL BANNON
RICHARD BARTLEY
ARNOLD NEUFELDT-FAST
WILL REODICA

CANDIDATES FOR COUNCILLOR OF WARD TWO. WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE – THE TOWN OF STOUFFVILLE

ADAM SCHICKEDANZ
MAURICE SMITH

RELATED LINKS

PHIL BANNON FOR MAYOR
ELECTIONS. WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE  THE TOWN OF STOUFFVILLE

 

12 Sep

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FUN WAS HAD AT COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

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Successful Event To Become An Annual Experience

By Catherine Brusso

LAKE GARAGE SALE: SUNDAY SEPT 7th

Having Fun at Musselman's Lake Community Garage Sale

CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS

Although we got rained out on Saturday, the Musselman’s Lake Community Sale went ahead with great success on Sunday.  We lucked out with beautiful weather and LOTS of shoppers!  About 15 people/families brought their stuff to sell.  We had fun with a surprise appearance from Dora the Explorer!  She posed for pictures and entertained the children while their parents shopped.  Everyone enjoyed a day visiting with our friends and neighbours from the Lake and picking up a few garage sale bargains along the way!  The sale was behind George and Irene’s Coolest Little Ice Cream Shop, Cedar Beach Variety, at 9th Line/Cedarvale.  We hope to make this an annual event, please email me if you’d like to be notified of next years date: c.brusso@rogers.com.

Thanks to everyone for selling, buying, or both at this awesome Community Garage Sale – You all are what made this event a success!!!

Dora at Musselman's Lake Community Garage Sale

Dora at Musselman's Lake Community Garage Sale

05 Sep

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR OR BLOG POST?

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 The Stouffville Sun Tribune, like any other newspaper, has a moral and ethical obligation to check their facts before they print

A recent letter to the editor by Musselman’s Lake resident Kayt Barclay prompted the MLRA to look into the allegations and figures presented in this letter. We were surprised upon doing some basic research how wrong this letter was and how the figures presented as fact were not even close.

Stouffville Sun Tribune "Letter Of The Week".

Stouffville Sun Tribune “Letter Of The Week”. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Here is what the Tribune  “ Letter Of The Week” says and what the MLRA has uncovered through interviews with Mr. Alec Cloke, owner of United Soils Management and by information gleaned from the Town’s website.

First of all, whether this letter was a deliberate attempt to mislead the public as the municipal elections draw near, Ms. Barclay will have to address that issue. Despite the letter’s allegations, Council and Town Staff are protecting the interests of the community and are working on what could easily be called the Gold Standard of Fill By-Laws in Ontario. They have had the benefit of working with one of the most reputable fill operators in Ontario, Mr. Alec Cloke and United Soils Management. There are numerous random tests done on the soil coming into the United Soils site on Ninth Line with the exact location of where each truck dumps its load being tracked and duly recorded via GPS. Should there be any problems with any soil, the offending excavation company would be immediately banned from dumping any additional soil and the suspect soil in question would be dug up and removed from the site. The MLRA executive has personally visited the site on several occasions and we were very impressed with the safeguards that were in place.

Random Sampling performed at United Soils

Protocol Control officer , Lori Loughlin-Pilato demonstrating random soil testing performed regularly on site – MLRA Photo

Now the letter goes on to say “the suggested cost for dumping fill per truck was $1.75” Nothing could be further from the truth and if the paper had checked the minutes of the meeting, they would have found the dumping fee is $1.75 per cubic metre of fill. As there are 10 cubic metres of fill on the average truck, this amounts to a fee of $17.50 per truckload – not $1.75 as indicated in the letter.

As far as the unnecessary comment about Councillor Bannon,“I cannot understand why he would not want to give back to our community.” Councillor Bannon has done more for this community than any other resident. He organizes and runs numerous family and charity events. He works diligently on Council to ensure Ward 2 receives its fair share of tax dollars to improve the community with road improvements, a new community park, lake water studies, dump closures and the list goes on and on.

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Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon removing dead fish
during the Crappie die off in 2009 – MLRA photo

The letter continues a hollow verbal assault of Mr. Bannon  with..“The community around these sites will be left with problems if they arise – and no money to fix them if Mr. Bannon  has his way.”  This ignores the fact that Town Council and staff, as part of the agreement, has insisted that United Soils put up $1,000,000 cash for the Town to keep in reserve to ensure adherence to the strict bylaws. United Soils is also required to carry $5,000,000 worth of environmental insurance.

The problem with erroneous letters such as this is that they mislead members of the public and present their personal views as fact. In this case, they obviously were not.  Newspapers have a moral and ethical obligation to check their facts before they print.  If they had done their due diligence and had performed a basic fact checking as we have done, we are sure this letter, so full of inaccuracies and untruths, would not have been published but would have been relegated to a blog post on some obscure basement blogger’s website.

RELATED LINKS
Gold Standard For All Ontario
Back Stage Pass
Phil’s “Experience And Energy” Is Abundant.
UPDATES TO THE SITE ALTERATION AND FILL BY-LAW AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
SITE ALTERATION AND FILL AGREEMENT – 14245 NINTH LINE

 

04 Sep

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MAURICE SMITH, CANDIDATE FOR WARD TWO

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Maurice Smith Has Reached Out To Our Community…

Maurice Smith has reached out to our community for our support and has asked us to share this information with everyone. Please click on the image below to view his election pamphlet.

Maurice Smith runs for Councillor in Stouffville Ward 2

Maurice Smith runs for Councillor in Stouffville Ward 2 – PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PAMPLET

 

RELATED LINKS

Maurice Smith election pamphlet

MAURICE SMITH MAKING BID FOR COUNCIL

 

 

 

04 Sep

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BALLANTRAE FABULOUS FALL FAIR

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There Is Much To See And Do For Everyone At The Ballantrae Fabulous Fall Fair…Don’t Miss It!

Ballantrae Fall Fair

 

Councillor Bannon, Mayor Emmerson and friends have fun time at the Fall Fair

Councillor Bannon, Mayor Emmerson and friends have fun time at the Ballantrae Fabulous Fall Fair

 

29 Aug

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DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC

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A Little Common Sense Goes A Long Way.

On this busy Labour Day long weekend, please make sure to BE SAFE both on the road and on the water.

Be safe on the road and on the water

Be safe on the road and on the water

The MLRA wishes you and your family a fun and  SAFE, Labour Day Weekend.

RELATED ARTICLES

http://www.musselmanslake.ca/category/water-safety-tips/

21 Aug

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COMMUNITY PARK A STEP CLOSER

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Coultice Park Has Been Cleared

Rick Wigmore, President of the MLRA & Councillor Phil Bannon celebrate the unveiling of the Coultice Park sign

Rick Wigmore, President of the MLRA & Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon celebrate the unveiling of the Coultice Park sign

Coultice Park has been secured and the old buildings removed as per condition of sale. Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon says that additional Community Meetings and design are scheduled for 2015.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon

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REALITY EXCEEDS THE DREAM

21 Aug

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LAB RESULTS ARE BACK

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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) Continues Study Of Musselman’s Lake

Annual Pattern of Mixing  Young, M. (2004). Thermal Stratification in Lakes. Baylor College of Medicine, Center For Educational Outreach.

Annual Pattern of Mixing
Young, M. (2004). Thermal Stratification in Lakes. Baylor College of Medicine, Center For Educational Outreach.

Brian Ginn, Liminologist, with The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority has been in contact with MLRA President, Rick Wigmore to inform us the lab results are in from water samples taken back in May. Musselman’s Lake’s water chemistry test came back ” normal”. Our beautiful Musselman’s Lake continues to shine even under the microscope of extensive studies and testing.

As part of the LSRCA continued study of Musselman’s Lake they were back on the Lake this week and took additional water samples to  help us further understand the complexities of the seasonal changes our Lake goes through. Brian Ginn will update us once he has these samples back from the lab.

RELATED LINKS
REMEMBER… “THE LAKE ISN’T A SWIMMING POOL”
GREAT NEWS! NO SERIOUS WATER QUALITY ISSUES WITH LAKE
NO WORRIES
WOW, WHAT AN EARTH DAY TO REMEMBER AT MUSSELMAN’S LAKE