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Township and District freeze development in Minett

Agatha Farmer / Bracebridge Examiner coverage of the historic May 18, 2018 Township of Muskoka 8 - 2 vote to implement an interim control bylaw to freeze development in Minett until proper impact studies have been completed. Read the full article here....

OPP reports eight-year high in boating fatalities in 2017

MuskokaRegion.com reports on major increase in boat related fatalities in the past several years. More evidence why Muskoka must move cautiously when considering major residential expansion on already crowded lakes....

Real Progress

Incredibly good news from Friday's (05/18/18) Township of Muskoka Lakes council meeting. The Township of Muskoka Lakes voted 8-2 to pass resolutions to require additional studies of the Resort Village of Minett and to institute an interim control by-law (ICBL) which...

Staff Trailers Pop-up in Bala

Housing trailers have been dropped off at the Bala Bay Inn to be used as accommodation for 80 - 100 staff of the JW Marriott hotel. See Muskoka411 news story here. Not only were Bala residents kept in the dark on this plan, but even the Ward A councillors were unaware...

Paul Richards at District PEDC Meeting on March 22, 2018

Paul explains the "switcheroo" to the District PEDC: "Let’s look at the switcheroo. Legacy applied for a site plan approval. It was applied for in September 2017 and granted. Let me read you one of the clauses that they agreed to in writing and signed. 'The owner...

A mess in Muskoka!

We reported in Waves III that Friends of Muskoka and other concerned residents were successful at convincing the Township of Muskoka Lakes (TMO) Committee of the Whole to ask District to include the Resort Village of Minett in their comprehensive Official Plan (OP)...

The Legacy Docks

Here is the Legacy Cottages waterfront on Lake Rosseau as it was in the summer of 2017 (notice the water depth in the foreground). Unfortunately, you can't see the weasel running back and forth across the shore, the many families of ducks nesting in this bay, or the...

Legacy Cottages continues their assault on Lake Rosseau

Legacy Cottages has applied to build a series of docks and a boat house on their 470 feet of Lake Rosseau <file here>. If Legacy is allowed to build and use these docks as intended, everyone who cares about the water quality, the safety and the character of the...

Legacy Cottages (former Lakeside Lodge)

The Legacy Cottage plan to build 43 residential lots on 470 feet of Lake Rosseau has been put on hold by the Township of Muskoka with an Interim Control By-Law until proper impact studies can be completed in Minett to assure no harm will come to the Muskoka Lakes. This fantastic outcome was the result of work done by the volunteers at Friends of Muskoka, partner associations across the Muskoka Lakes and concerned Muskoka residents. Well done!