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Bass Lake Updates

Click on the links below to access the updates for the current year:


  • May 17th 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Membership, Fire Ratings, Boat Launching, Massasauga Rattlesnakes, Degraded Styrofoam, Hike the Lakes Scavenger Hunt, Hospice Muskoka Respite Beds Campaign, Ontario Election Parry Sound Muskoka All Candidates Forum



  • June 2nd 2022 Bass Lake Update: AGM notice, Garbage, Ontario Provincial Election 2022, Healthy Waterfronts (Part 1)
  • June 9th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  AGM reminder, Dock Rock, Spongy Moth reminder, Public Health Notice (Lyme Disease), Love Your Lake (Healthy Waterfronts, Part 2), Muskoka Lakes Museum, Kayaks wanted, Ice Cream Castle (Wahta Station)
  • June 16th, 2022 Bass lake Update: AGM Reminder, Dock Rock, TML Fireworks By-Law, Engage Muskoka Lakes, Pedestrian Pilot on Lock Stree (Port Carling), Free Sailboat (needs TLC), Toy Sailboat Race, RObert Hough (Author Event at Mactier Library, July 13th)


  • June 23rd, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  AGM Reminder, Dock Rock, Sheila Brandy, #AlertMuskoka, Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, SeedPod, Torrance General Store, Paint a Pennant




  • June 30th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Canada Day Decorate Your Dock, AGM, Dock Rock, Fireworks, Bass Lake Photo Contest, Don't Feed the Wildlife, Muskoka Community Foundation Vital Signs Report 2021, Downton Abbey 3D Puzzle for sale, Canada Day events in Bracebridge, SWS Ski Show, Beau Alan Chisholm



  • July 7th, 2022 Bass Lake Update: Dock Rock Thank You, AGM Follow-Up, Don't Feed the Wildlife Part 2, Muskoka Watershed Council Best Practices, Party Island Found!, Robert Hough (Author Event at Mactier Library, July 13th), Vintage Boat Show (July 9th), Hospice Muskoka 50/50


  • July 14th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Bass Lake Photo Contest 2022, Don't Feed the Wildlife Part 3: Be Bear Wise, Accessing Health Care at the Cottage, Bass Book, Muskoka Arts and Crafts 60th Annual Summer Show, Muskoka Pride Week, Muskoka Turtle Blitz, Bala Cranberry Festival Job Opportunity, Namast'ay in Muskoka


  • July 21st, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Animal awareness, New Stop Sign, Active Bear Alert, New TML Offical Plan Open House, Boating Safety, Battery Recycling, Muskoka Turtle Blitz (re-scheduled), Live Music at Beveragino, Bala Santa Parade Volunteers Needed, Muskoka Extreme Ski Show


  • July 28th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Fireworks By-Law, Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association (FOCA) 2022 Lake Stewards Newsletter, New TML Official Plan Open House, Session Muskoka Craft Beer and Comedy Festival, Ladies Golf Night at The Rock, Prism Theatre in the Park, Andy's Ride, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile CLubs (OFSC) Golf Tournament, SEEDPod, Muskoka Lake Public Library Silent Auction, Stockey Centre Authors Event


  • August 4th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Big Backyard BioBlitz, iNaturalist, Muskoka Chatauqua, Log Rolling Competition, Shake the Lake, Live Music Tuesday's, Andy's Ride, Hauser's Pharmacy, Bala Pharmacy, Muskoka Lake Public Library Silent Auction


  • August 11th, 2022  Bass Lake Update:  Garbage Bins, Official Plan Public Meeting, Perseid Meteor Showers, Monarch Butterflies listed as endangered, Muskoka Chatauqua, CNIB Dock to Dock, Music by the Locks, Summer Art and Wine Paint Series, Andy's Ride, Muskoka Arts and Crafts: Live Edge Forest, MLA Antique Boat Show, Muskoka Lake Public Library Silent Auction


  • August 18th, 2022 Bass Lake Update: Cranberry Contest, Food Drive, Parade of Lights, Water Safety Tips, Ukranian Refugees, Canadian Cottage Laws, Cornell Birds, Fall/Winter Leisure Guide, Boat in Movie Night, Muskoka Builders' Golf Tournament, Cruising on the Bif Lakes, Bala Plein Air Painting the Town, Moose at Aspen Valley Sanctuary 


  • August 25th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Travel distance between boats, traffic speed on cottage roads, Poop and Scoop, Water Safety Tips 2, TML Dark Sky ByLaw Input Wanted; Rural Broadband Internet, Musoka Lakes Museum, Music By the Locks, Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce 30th Annual Golf Day, Indoor Roller Skating in Bala, Outdorr theatre at Gravenhurst Wharf, Bala Legion Pig Roast, FLOOD - free documentary screening, Farmer's Markets Final Days, Bala and Port Carling Garden Centre Plants on Sale, Muskoka Oktoberfest - Save the Date


  • September 1st, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Parade of Lights, Fire Safety, Garbage Update, 2022 Bass Lake Photo Contest, Foxes, Water Testing Update, Ontario Municipal Election 2022 (Part One), Bala Curling Club Golf Classic, Drive-In Movie Night, Discover Muskoka Local Fall Colour Tips, Bala Heritage Plaques, Torrance Barrens Update, Farmer's Market Final Days


  • September 8th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Blue-Green Algae, Food Drive, Cranberry Sauce Contest, 2022 Bass Lake Photo Contest Deadline Extended, Photo Contest Judges Wanted, Municipal Elections Public Meeting, Municipal Elections Small Lakes Coalition, Trinity All Saints Bala 100th Anniversary Banquet, Fall Cruises, Hospice Muskoka 5050 Draw


  • September 15th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Blue Green Algae Update, Municipal Elections, 2022 Bass Lake Photo Contest Judges Wanted, Additional All Candidates Meeting, Highway 400 Bear Advisory for Drivers, Mactier Terry Fox Run, The Marriott Chystal Head Ice Bar, SeedPod Harvest Edition, It's All Good Muskoka, Cranberry Route, Muskoka Oktoberfest, Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade, Friends of the Mactier Library Annual General Meeting



  • September 22nd, 2022 Bass Lake Update: Water Quality Update, Municipal Elections, 2022 Bass Lake Photo Contest Judges Wanted, TML Tree By-Law, Climate Action Muskoka, Update re TML Fireworks Ban, Emeregency Medical Care, Norwood Theatre Movie Nights, Moon River Lookout Thanksgiving Dinner, Plein Air Bala, Muskoka Olive Oil Co., Thursday Night Trivia, BLA Thanksgiving Food Drive and Cranberry Sauce Contest


  • September 29th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Water Quality Update, 2022 Bass Lake Photo Contest, Cranberry Sauce Contest, Food Drive, National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, TML Municipal Election Portal, Live Music at the Bala Legion, Spinning Reels, The Men of the Deep at The Stocket Centre, Honey Bee Festival, Bala's Museum Cran-Anne Look-a-Like Contest


  • October 6th, 2022 Bass Lake Update - The Thanksgiving Edition:  2022 Bass Lake Photo Contest - Closing Soon, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Cranberry Sauce Contest, Blue Green Algae Update, Fire Safety Month, TML Fire Department Recognition Awards, TML Municipal Election Portal, Bracebridge Farmers Market, Muskoka Lakes Museum Thanksgiving Open House, Sandhill Nursery Fall Festival, Rosseau PumpkinFest, Muskoka Cranberry Route


  • October 13th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Thanksgiving Food Drive Success, Cranberry Sauce Contest Winner, Vote!, Blue Green Algae Update, Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce Election Information, Bala Cranberry Festival, Muskoka Cranberry Route, Muskoka Oktoberfest, Jann Arden at The Stockey Centre, Zion Presbyterian Church Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction, Turtle Track Grand Opening, Hate Free Muskoka Conference


  • October 20th, 2022 Bass Lake Update:  Vote!, Lake Links webinar, Blue Green Algae update, National Geographic Slingshot Challenge, FOCA Fall Seminar, Great Lakes Public Forum, Public Input on Great Lakes Water Quality Progress,  Muskoka Oktoberfest Menus, Lunch at Allen's at The Stockey Centre, Santa's Festival of Lights and Santa Claus Parade (Bracebridge)



  • October 27th, 2022 Bass Lake Update: 2022 Bass Lake Photo Contest - Official Winners and People's Choice Winners, 2022 Municipal Election Results, Housing for Healthcare, Blue Green Algae Update, FOCA Shifting Baselines, Fall Cottage Life Shoe (ticket discount), Hallowe'en Mini-Golf and Trick or Treating, Hospice Muskoka Fall 50/50







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