MacTier Public School students and teachers were out last week going along MacTier streets. They were doing their part by picking up garbage along the streets, which in my way of thinking is good education for the youngsters. You did a great job, all classes.
While mentioning the school, the annual book fair and eat and greet takes place on Wednesday, May 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Parents and locals plan to attend. Also the next evening, May 17, a kindergarten meeting will be held at the school. Check the school for time and agenda by calling 705-375-2720.
Again, mentioning the school, construction of additions and parking slots has started as another room will be added on the south end and rooms at the back on the last new section will be modified making it bigger. This is to be ready for September.
The Wellness Initiative for Seniors Engaged meeting on Friday, April 27 was not well attended. It was about the Seniors Clubhouse proposed to come to MacTier promoted through the District of Muskoka. The idea is keeping seniors active and at home. Another attempt will be made for this soon again. For details on this call Sandra Winspear at 1-705-394-8577.
MacTier residents and taxpayers take note: A public meeting concerning Kilty Bay Road and McCombes Road will be held at the MacTier Arena on Saturday, May 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Discussion will be on the future construction of finishing the road to Highway169. Try to attend.
A gathering of the area Metis was held at the MacTier Arena on Sunday, April 29 during the day. Discussions, food, and refreshments were on the agenda for those in attendance.
Another reminder about the Crafty and Flea Market taking place on the arena floor on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is sponsored by the MacTier Figure Skating Club. If you’re a craft vendor, garage sale vendor, it’s $30 a table. A children’s area will be available along with a barbecue and bake sale. Call 705-375-2580 or 705-375-1647 to book your table.
MacTier residents received their new green composting bins last week and we start sorting what is compost and what is garbage. You realize that now you are only allowed two bags of garbage instead of three for Wednesday pickups. Read this sheet you received with the bin.
In Township of Georgian Bay news, the Ministry of Natural Resources has thrown a major wrench into the efforts to control camping in the township. They may have to survey the shoreline to prove township ownership and even then they need to determine if they can control trespassing. Talks are going on.
The council finally has a draft of the Ward Boundary Review, out of 11 options council is supporting one option for three wards and one option for two wards. A decision on this will be made in the future.
Let’s hope it gets warmer outside and for everyone to have a safe and great week.