22 Apr

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EARTH DAY “COMMUNITY SPRING CLEAN” EVENT

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JOIN THE FUN…MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS AND HEAR FIRST HAND THE RESULT OF THE MOST COMPLETE & IN-DEPTH ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT ON MUSSELMAN’S LAKE. ALSO SURPRISE GUESTS WILL BE MAKING AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

Cedar Beach Park, Musselman’s Lake – Sat. April 26th, 2014 from 9am to noon. Rain or Shine! (please plan to bring your raincoat if necessary)

Yes, it’s that time again. Time to come out and “Spring Clean the Community”. Join the fun…meet your neighbours. Most Excellent Productions will once again be supplying music and entertainment to energize and enlighten you. There will be coffee, donuts and a BBQ lunch provided to those who help “Spring Clean The Community”. Councillor Phil Bannon has also arranged to have some free tree saplings available for volunteers to take home to plant.

Earth Day Special Guest

Cheryl Shindruk, Executive Vice-President of Land Development-Geranium Homes, Shauna Dudding, Vice- President of Land Development-Geranium Homes, Rick Wigmore, President-MLRA, Dr. Neil Hutchinson of Hutchinson

Cheryl Shindruk, Executive Vice-President of Land Development-Geranium Homes, Shauna Dudding, Vice- President of Land Development-Geranium Homes, Rick Wigmore, President-MLRA, Dr. Neil Hutchinson. President-HESL. Councillor Phil Bannon

This year we are going to have a special guest at our Earth Day Event. Dr. Neil Hutchinson, Ph.D. President, Principal Aquatic Scientist Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd. Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd. will be presenting to us the much anticipated Geranium Homes’ Sponsored Lake Environmental Report. This report is the most complete and in-depth environmental study of our jewel of a Lake that has ever been undertaken to date.

Dr. Neil Hutchinson is a highly qualified limnologist (a scientist who studies bodies of fresh water such as lakes and ponds with reference to their physical, geographical, biological and other features), who is well respected both locally and internationally.   We are estremly  lucky to have someone of his caliber not only prepare the Lake Environmental Report but also to present it to us personally at our Earth Day Event.

MLRA Earth Day Spring Clean Event

 

Earth Day - Great Family Fun

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY FROM LAST YEAR’S EVENT

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MLRA Earth Day “Spring Clean” Event 2013

 

11 Apr

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Earth Day “Community Spring Clean” Event

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JOIN THE FUN…MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS.

Cedar Beach Park, Musselman’s Lake – Sat. April 26th, 2014 from 9am to noon.

MLRA Earth Day Spring Clean Event

 

“Neighbourhood Clean-up Challenge”

Don’t Forget To Register Your Group To Win Prizes!

Neighbourhood  Clean-Up.

Earth Day - Great Family Fun

CLICK HERE FOR LAST YEAR’S EVENT PHOTOS

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MLRA Earth Day “Spring Clean” Event 2013

11 Apr

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COPPERSTONE UPDATE

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Geranium Homes Updates Residents

Upon seeing that site preparation was underway, the MLRA executive contacted Geranium Homes for an update regarding the Copperstone development on Lakeshore Road . Geranium Homes immediately addressed our concerns and supplied us this update for area residents.

Geranium Homes development update

Geranium Homes Community Update

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A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT
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Now, The Big Geranium Homes Announcement
Developer Demonstrate Green, Community Awareness
Proposed Development

28 Mar

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PLANNING ANY SHORELINE IMPROVEMENTS?

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Please Check With The LSRCA First!

Rules and Regulations Regarding Shoreline Improvements Planning to make any changes or improvements to your shoreline? Please Check With The L.S.R.C.A. First

Planning to make any changes or improvements to your shoreline? Please check with the LSRCA first.

Past summers a few lake shore owners ran into issues by performing shore line work without permits. The MLRA has held discussions with the LSRCA. (Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority) concerning these resident difficulties. The LSRCA was asked for a clarification of the rules and regulations regarding shoreline improvements.

Lake Regulation re Shoreline Improvement (click here)

 

 

 

 

21 Mar

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ICE SAFETY WARNING

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Don’t Take A Chance With Your Life. Be Aware Of Ever Changing Ice Conditions.

A resident has reported to us about going through the ice last Saturday while shovelling his rink. Fortunately he just went through up to his waist and with him being a Markham firefighter, his ice survival training helped him out of a bad situation.

Please be aware of constantly changing ice conditions on the Lake even in mid-winter but even more so this time of year.

Be Safe and Be Aware of changing ice conditions.

Be Safe and Be Aware of changing ice conditions.
United Soils Management roadside sign

 

 

KNOW THE DANGERS OF ICE

 

 

 

Ice Factors

Many factors affect ice thickness including: type of water, location, the time of year and other environmental factors such as:

  • Water depth and size of body of water.
  • Currents, tides and other moving water.
  • Chemicals including salt.
  • Fluctuations in water levels.
  • Logs, rocks and docks absorbing heat from the sun.
  • Changing air temperature.
  • Shock waves from vehicles traveling on the ice.

Ice Colour

The colour of ice may be an indication of its strength.

  • Clear blue ice is strongest.
  • White opaque or snow ice is half as strong as blue ice. Opaque ice is formed by wet snow freezing on the ice.
  • Grey ice is unsafe. The grayness indicates the presence of water.

21 Mar

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JOIN THE FUN…MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS

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The MLRA, Earth Day “Community Spring Clean” Event    Cedar Beach Park, Musselman’s Lake – Sat. April 26th, 2014 from 9am to noon. 

MLRA Earth Day Spring Clean Event

MLRA Earth Day Spring Clean Event

 

Neighbourhood Clean Up Challenge

Neighbourhood  Clean-Up.

Neighbourhood Clean-Up Challenge

 Click Here For Fun Photos From Last Year’s Event

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MLRA Earth Day “Spring Clean” Event 2013

 

14 Mar

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FANTASTIC NEWS!

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 Mussleman’s Lake Is Getting It’s Park And Open Space!

Mussleman's Lake gets Park and Open Space

Mussleman’s Lake gets Park and Open Space

After over seven years, Councillor Phil Bannon’s perseverance has made a dream into a reality.

It has been a process that has taken over seven years to complete but thanks to Councillor Phil Bannon’s vision and perseverance, the Community of Musselman’s Lake is not only getting a community park but, a legacy to be handed down from generation to generation.

The former Wagon Wheel Ranch property/Coultice Estate consists of 150 beautiful acres that is now going to be used for a community park of approximately 5 acres and the remaining environmentally sensitive land will be left almost entirely natural under the management of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.

The Town and LSRCA have spectacular plans for this location which will be presented by Town staff in a community meeting (date to be announced) for residents to review. Residents have had input into these plans at previous community meetings held by the Town.

A Big Thank-You!

On behalf of the MLRA, we would like to thank Andrew McNeely and the Town Staff who worked so diligently to put the proposal and deal together. We would also like to thank the Mayor and Council who supported the park plan these many years. Especially we would to like to thank Councillor Phil Bannon, who has worked tirelessly and attended an endless number of meetings in order to get the residents of Musselman’s Lake a community park.

And finally thank you to all the residents who united in support of this amazing project.

THANK-YOU ALL!!!

Councillor Phil Bannon’s Park Announcement Made On WhiStle Radio

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28 Feb

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PHIL BANNON DECLARES

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Exciting News. Phil Bannon Is Running For Mayor!

“If Phil Bannon can do for Whitchurch-Stouffville as Mayor what he has done for Ward Two as Councillor…Stouffville will benefit immensely” 

Phil Bannon is running for Mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Phil Bannon is running for Mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Message from Phil Bannon

Dear Whitchurch-Stouffville Resident: 

This year’s municipal election is important for all of us!  

On October 27 this year, we’ll be electing our new Mayor and council.

Our new Mayor will be leading the management of the $70 million municipal budget and 400 full and part time town employees.

Our new Mayor needs the experience, energy and vision to manage growth, exercise fiscal responsibility, and maintain taxpayers’ trust while staying closely involved in the community and community events.  The mayor also needs to be able to work effectively with other levels of government within the region and the province.

I have the “Experience And Energy” to be mayor and I am asking for your help and support to get elected this October.

I have 11 years experience as the councillor for Ward 2 and I have helped bring positive change to Whitchurch-Stouffville, which is now the third-fastest growing municipality in Canada!

I’ve been a full time, energetic and involved member of council, pouring my energy into clearly communicating and actively listening to the residents of Ward 2  through newsletters, community meetings and successful social and fundraising events.

I will be a full time Mayor, working to improve local services and strengthen our local economy while respecting taxpayers’ dollars.

An effective election campaign takes a candidate with energy, ideas, leadership ability and vision.  It also takes the commitment of great volunteers to donate their precious time.

I would very much appreciate your support this October, and, if you would like to volunteer in what promises to be an exciting and fun campaign, it would be great to have you as part of Team Bannon!

For more information and to get in touch with me regarding my campaign, please visit  www.philbannonmayor.com

Thank you!

Phil

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Phil still can be reached at www.philbannon.ca regarding Ward Two concerns.