Ice at the MacTier Arena is all ready to go on November 2 and is open to rentals. Want to check out rentals call 705-375-2140 or 1-800-567-0187.
Also the annual deer season in the area begins on November 5. Remember if walking or venturing out in the bush wear something red or orange and be careful.
The MacTier Food bank dates for November are: November 5 from 10 to 11 a.m.; November 13, November 20, and November 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. The food bank is located in the back area of MacTier Legion in the basement.
MacTier Lions Club annual Wild Game Supper and Elimination Draw takes place on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Lion’s Hall. Tickets are $40 per person, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 and all activities after that occur during the evening.
Tickets are available from any Lion’s Club members.
Several proceeding Halloween activities over the weekend occurred, MacTier Figure Skating Club dance was a success at the arena. Some activities occurred at the legion as well. The MacTier Public Library Children’s party on Saturday, Oct. 27 was great too.
Again, don’t forget on the early morning hours of November 4 to turn back your clocks one hour as we switch to standard time. Remember the slogan, “spring forward, fall back.”
Hope everyone survived the high winds and rain this past week as we experienced some of Hurricane Sandy’s effects. The winds at times were quite brisk and some areas were without hydro for a while.
The big creek behind the bank and down by the school beside the railway tracks was finally lowered by C.P. Rail staff. It was bottled up at the CP culvert under the tracks; water was beginning to backup on some resident’s properties. We sure have received a good amount of rain lately.
The MacTier Railroad Heritage Society requires members to keep the group going. If you are interested in keeping our history alive, come on out and participate. Our next meeting is on November 8 at the Housing Complex Common Room starting at 2 p.m. Help is needed.
Here are some Township of Georgian Bay council items of interest; council supported a resolution by district to have the provincial government tighten controls on contraband cigarettes.
Council received a delegation from the provincial Ombudsman’s office. Council is limited to three members at any public meeting.
More than three members equals a council meeting. Parking bylaw was amended to name all the roads in the township where parking is prohibited. The continuation of the ward boundary consultant was approved (another $5,000) to develop two options for a four-ward system and to hold two public meetings.
All 2, 3, and 4 ward options will utilize the most conservative population projections that would be acceptable to the OMB. The Township Planning Committee will look at recommendations to improve septic inspections and the issue of temporary structures on open space lands/islands.
The local snowmobile club needs helpers to go out and fix some of the trails in the area. If you are interested give Jamie McGregor a call at 705-375-2673. Another group needing assistance.
That’s it for this week, have a safe and great time.