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Films That Make You Think - Being Canadian - Dec 13th
Date Posted: November 3, 2016

"Being Canadian" shows at the Stockey Centre, 7pm on Dec. 13th. Join proud Canadian, Robert Cohen, as he crosses Canada from east to west, interviewing many famous Canadians on the way. Sponsored by the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) and the West Parry Sound District Museum. For tickets ($10 adults / $7 students and seniors) email Glen Hodgson at waubeek@hotmail.com or call 705- 378-4065

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Films That Make You Think - Koneline Nov 17th
Date Posted: November 3, 2016

"Koneline - Our land beautiful" shows at the Stockey Centre, 7pm on Nov. 17th. This production about northwest BC is sponsored by the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) and the West Parry Sound District Museum. for tickets ($10 each) email Glen Hodgson at waubeek@hotmail.com or call 705- 378-4065

Second Sample taken Oct. 11th - NO Toxin Present
Date Posted: November 2, 2016

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) released the test results from a second water sample taken on Oct. 11th/2016 from Mud Bay on Otter Lake. NO blue-green algae toxin was found. For ways we can all help prevent blue-green algae growth in the future please check out this link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/blue-green-algae

Blue-green Algae toxin in bay of Otter Lake
Date Posted: October 8, 2016

Please be advised that Sept 15th 2016 the MOECC sampled a growth reported to them in a quiet bay on Otter Lake. Oct. 7th 2016 the attached information was received by Seguin Township and residents in that area were immediately notified to take precautions.

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GBBR Brew-Ha-Ha Oct. 15th 2016
Date Posted: October 6, 2016

Have some laughs and craft beer at this fun GBBR event Sat. Oct. 15th. (See poster for more details and get your tickets soon as they tend to sell out.) Cheers!

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Results of the 2016 OLRA Survey
Date Posted: September 23, 2016

Thank you to all the many people who shared your feedback and ideas about "What has OLRA meant to you and what should OLRA focus on in the future?" Here are the results!

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One Loon Chick on Little Otter Doing Well
Date Posted: September 3, 2016

One of the two Loon chicks hatched on Little Otter is doing very well and is near adult size now - see photo. Sadly, the other has not survived after seemingly being pecked in the eye by a rival adult Loon. Aspen Wildlife Sanctuary expertly and promptly responded to rescue the Loon. However, the eye injury was severe enough that despite best efforts the Loon could not be saved. Thank you to all who donated to Aspen Wildlife Sanctuary at the OLRA BBQ and at the marina! They do great work!

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Eat Around the Sound Event by GBBR
Date Posted: August 30, 2016

Sweet Honey Festival on Sept. 17th/2016 10am-1pm at Canador College. Admission is $20 paid at the door. Visit the apiary and enjoy a honey tasting session. Participate in a honey, wine and cheese pairing. Register for this Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve event at http://www.gbbr.ca/news/eat-around-the-sound-workshop-series/

Cyanobacterial bloom in Muskoka - Three Mile Lake
Date Posted: August 29, 2016

The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit warned residents on Three Mile Lake of another cyanobacterial (blue green algae) bloom. People are advised to not swim or bath in the lake water nor to drink, cook or wash with it. Boiling the water does not make it non-toxic either. Three Mile Lake is about an hour drive south east of Otter Lake. To help prevent such blooms on our lake see this MOECC link https://www.ontario.ca/page/blue-green-algae

2016 OLRA Survey update
Date Posted: August 8, 2016

Thank you to everyone who answered our survey in June and July! The feedback we received in the 79 responses will help direction us in the future. Thanks too to those who expressed interest in volunteering to help! We will be reaching out to get you involved.