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  • Port Carmen Marina's 3rd Annual Summer Kick-Off - Saturday July 1st, 2017
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  • Spring 2017 - Port Carmen Marina Report
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  • Spring 2017 - Ice Out Dates
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  • Spring 2017 - Marsh Hall Tales
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  • Spring 2017 - Marsh Hall Tales
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  • WINTER 2017 - MAGNETAWAN PUBLIC LIBRARY'S BEST READS OF 2016
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  • WINTER 2017 MARSH HALL TALES

    Mind if we join you?read on
  • WINTER 2017 MARSH HALL TALES

    Just how long have you been waiting here to feed us?read on
  • WINTER 2017 MARSH HALL TALES

    Going over to the Port Carmen Marina?read on
  • WINTER 2017 PORT CARMEN UPDATE
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  • Fall 2016 - PORT CARMEN MARINA'S FALL REPORT
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  • FALL 2016 - MARSH HALL TALES

    Wow - what a fish!read on
  • FALL 2016 - MARSH HALL TALES

    The wonderful world of CWA golfing . . .read on
  • MPAC - Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

    Here is an email from MPAC that explains some of the changes and key highlights of the 2016 Assessment Update.read on
  • SPRING 2016 - MARSH HALL TALES

    Drones . . . where?read on
  • WINTER 2016 - Port Carmen Marina Update
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  • WINTER 2016 - Marsh Hall Tales

    What an "up and down" Winter!read on
  • FALL 2015 - MARSH HALL TALES

    Aren't Corn Roasts great?read on
  • FALL 2015 - MARSH HALL TALES

    Don't you love cardboard boat races?read on
  • FALL 2015 - MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN SUMMER UPDATE

    Just a reminder that the report is on our website in case you missed reading it . . .read on
  • SPRING 2015 - LAKE CECEBE "ICE OUT" DATES
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  • SPRING 2015 - PORT CARMEN MARINA UPDATE
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  • SPRING 2015 - MARSH HALL TALES

    Pan Am Games . . . .read on
  • SPRING 2015 - MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN SPRING UPDATE
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  • SPRING 2015 - MAGNETAWAN LOCK SCHEDULE - 2015
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  • SPRING 2015 - MAGNETAWAN LIONS CLUB 48TH ANNUAL SWIMMING PROGRAM
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  • SPRING 2015 - CECEBE TRAVELS THE WORLD TO . . . . CUBA AND MEXICO!
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  • 2015 Magnetawan Lions Swimming Registration Form
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  • CWA travels the world to . . . . . Cayo Coco, Cuba
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  • WINTER 2015 - MARSH HALL TALES (Our Wonderful Marshtoons!)

    lET IT SNOW!read on
  • CWA travels the world to . . . . . Angkor Watt, Cambodia!
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  • Township of Ryerson and Municipality of Magnetawan Election Results

    Here are the unofficial election results.read on
  • 2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION - TOWNSHIP OF RYERSON CANDIDATE SUBMISSIONS
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  • 2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION - MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN CANDIDATE SUBMISSIONS
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  • FOUND DOCK - OCT 10 2014

    Did you lose your dock recently? Did it float off the shore in the high water? This could be yours . . .read on
  • FALL 2014 - MARSH HALL TALES (Our Wonderful Marshtoons!)

    Apparently the bears are getting choosey . . . .read on
  • FALL 2014 - CECEBE TRAVELS THE WORLD . .. TO CANNES, FRANCE
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  • FALL 2014 - CECEBE TRAVELS THE WORLD . .. TO ALASKA!

    The Alaska cruise was at the top of their "bucket" list . .read on
  • FALL 2014 - MARSH HALL TALES (Our Wonderful Marshtoons!)

    Were you so exasperated with the constant changes in the weather to the point where you got very little done?read on
  • FALL 2014 - 2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION INFORMATION
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  • SPRING 2014 - MARSH HALL TALES

    Where did my dock go . . . .read on
  • WINTER 2014 - MARSH HALL TALES

    In case you hadn't noticed . . . .read on
  • WINTER 2014 - CECEBE TRAVELS THE WORLD TO . . . THE DOMINCAN
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  • WINTER 2014 - CECEBE TRAVELS THE WORLD TO . . . PASADENA CA!
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  • WINTER 2014 - CECEBE TRAVELS THE WORLD TO . . . ARIZONA AND THE GRAND CANYON!
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  • Monday June 17, 2pm - LOST DOCK FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER, NEAR THE MIDLOTHIAN BRIDGE

    Have you lost your pole dock?read on
  • 2 NEW CLASSIFIEDS AND ONE FLOATING POLE DOCK

    Is it your dock floating down the river? Are you looking for a sailboat or a toilet?read on
  • The Magnetawan Public Library is looking for a Summer Student

    A summer job is available ..read on
  • Yellow and White Paddle Boat is lost

    Did you see it?read on
  • SPRING 2013 - FLOODING IN HUNTSVILLE
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  • SPRING 2013 - FLOODING IN HUNTSVILLE
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  • SPRING 2013 - FLOODING IN MAGNETAWAN
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  • SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2 2012 CWA GENERAL MEETING LOCATION CHANGED to 332B CHAPMAN DRIVE

    Please note that the location for the Sunday September 2, 10am meeting has been changed from 1 Watson Island to Peggy Frederikse's home at 332B Chapman Drive. Phone is 705-387-4468. If you need a ride, please me (Kathy) a call at 705-387-3750.read on
  • AUGUST 4 and 5, 2012 - 32nd ANNUAL REGATTA TROPHY RESULTS

    The 2 day regatta was a huge success and a lot of fun. Here is the "Winners" list. Watch for our report coming soon. Long Distance Canoe - 17 and Under, CWA Trophy - Lauren Brown, Lauren Runnalls; Open, Maijac Trophy - Bob Madell and Dan Madell; O...read on
  • 17th Annual Les Naftel Memorial Golf Tournament 2012 Report

    First Place - from left - Sarah Wilson (accepting for Alastair Wilson), Margaret Burtenshaw, Carol Koebel, Logan Naftel (Pres Saturday July 14, 2012- The day was hot-hot-hot and there were certainly some hot scores. Extra water was purchased for the d...read on
  • 17TH ANNUAL CWA GOLF TOURNEY AND AGM IS THIS SATURDAY!

    Be sure to check out our "Events / Annual Golf Tournament" section for up to date information on tee-off times, putting contests, 50-50 draw, etc. Also check to make sure you have the correct tee-off time, and plan to be there 30 minutes early to regis...read on
  • Four-laning on target for fall

    BURK'S FALLS/SUNDRIDGE - Highway 11 four-laning remains on track for a fall finish, but the maintenance area has changed. According to Ministry of Transportation regional issues advisor Gordan Rennie, the remainder of the work in the sections that are ...read on
  • Business owners bid farewell after fire

    MAGNETAWAN - It has been a hard battle and almost a year has gone by since a tragic fire destroyed two Magnetawan businesses. The lots sit empty and the future looks no brighter. After six years as owners/operators of the Downtown General Store, Tony ...read on
  • Family Health Team is ready to see new patients

    Almaguin Health Team BURK'S FALLS - The local Family Health Team (FHT) is now open for business. "New programs through FHTs are continually being evaluated by the ministry, which is why we are hopeful that the Burk's Falls FHT can become the cornerst...read on
  • SPRING 2012 - LAKE CECEBE ICE-OUT DATES

    Lake Cecebe Ice-Out Dates, 2012 It is always interesting to compare the ice-out dates each year - here are the dates back to 1939.read on
  • SPRING 2012 - 911 WATERFRONT OR DOCK SIGNS

    Spring is here and I will be placing an order for Dock Emergency signs. So far I have 15 fellow cottagers that have shown an interest in obtaining one. Sample signs are on display at the Cameron's island cottage on Watson Island and their mainland home...read on
  • WINTER 2012 - THE MAG MARKET AND CAFE

    Mag Market Sign over the Door New to Magnetawan is "The Mag Market and Cafe", opened up to help the Magnetawan residents with light groceries (milk, bread, eggs, canned and packaged goods) as well as lots of fresh produce. In addition, Ayleen is open...read on
  • WINTER 2012 - 911 WATERFRONT OR DOCK SIGNS

    Dock Sign - Mihan Your association is placing an order for 911 address signs to put on the lake side of your property in case of an emergency and someone needs to call 911. The cost will be between $50 and $75. These are bulk order prices, so if you a...read on
  • WINTER 2012 - new OPP DETACHMENT UNDERWAY

    New OPP Detachment The Almaguin Highlands Detachment is responsible for policing the Burk's Falls area, from Novar to south of Trout Creek, including law and enforcement, search and rescue, safety and crime prevention programs, and educational service...read on
  • FRED SCHMELER 1934 - 2012

    Fred Schmeler 1934 - 2012 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Schmeler of Magnetawan, Ontario. Fred was well known for his generosity and work in the community and also for the work that he did for the many seasonal cottagers on la...read on
  • FALL 2011 - FIRST LOOK AT LAKE CECEBE WATER MEASUREMENTS

    Thanks to the generosity of Clint Brooks and the Ahmic Lake Cottagers Association, we have used their Genesis device to record two sets of measurements for Lake Cecebe and Midlothian (Goose) Lake: one for early spring (June 6) and another for late summ...read on
  • FALL 2011 - "WEED FREE" COMMITTEE

    A new committee has been started to look into the encroaching weeds in Green Bay and other areas of the lake. If you are interested in becoming part of this committee would you please email Peggy Frederikse at pfrederikse@sympatico.ca or the committe...read on
  • FALL 2011 - CWA'S MUNICIPAL REPORT

    In recent meetings with local officers of Ryerson and Magnetawan governments, it quickly became apparent that council in each jurisdiction is extremely conscious about local tax rates and show both diligence and persistence in managing costs and discre...read on
  • FALL 2011 - "THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN TO ME!"

    In the past year a couple of businesses and a fellow cottager in the area have lost their homes to devastating fires. Question: If you were on the lake and saw a fire how would you describe its location when phoning in to 911? Realizing this is a very ...read on
  • FALL 2011 - NEW ON OUR WEBSITE - "Posts from Members"

    Next time you are surfing on our website, please note the tab marked "Posts from Members!" This is an area where members and advertisers can post information that is important to them and is of interest to our other members. This could be business or...read on
  • CWA'S FIRST ANNUAL FOOD BANK DRIVE

    The Cecebe Waterways Association's Food Bank Drive is up and running with 3 drop-off locations as well as at the Trinity United Church Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner at the Magnetawan Community Centre on Saturday October 8 from 5 to 7 pm. This is a very a...read on
  • AUGUST 11, 2011 - MAGNETAWAN FIRE INFORMATION / UPDATE

    Magnetawan Inn on the left, and the Downtown General Store rubble on the right Two processes are now established for making donations to the Hans (Downtown General Store) and Rob Ewald (Magnetawan Inn). One is under the auspices of the Magnetawan Are...read on
  • AUGUST 2011 - 3RD ANNUAL POKER RUN INSTRUCTIONS

    Poker run activities at Kinder's dock Only 6 more days to our 3rd annual poker run. Sure hope you are able to participate! Date: Saturday August 13, 11am to 3pm Cost: $10 per poker hand. You can pay at your first dock stop or where you register. B...read on
  • Saturday August 13, 2011 - CWA's 12th Annual Corn Roast

    DATE: Saturday August 13, 2011, 7pm sharp for children. 8pm for adults (unless you are bringing the children), until 11pm. 368A Chapman Drive, north side. Organized games and activities for children at 7pm SHARP! Lots of corn, nibblies and beverage...read on
  • Cecebe Waterways Donation Drive - Magnetawan Fire results in the loss of the Downtown General Store and the Magnetawan Inn Resta

    Magnetawan Inn on the left, and the Downtown General Store rubble on the right To Cecebe Waterways Members, their guests and all Regatta attendees: At our 31st annual regatta on Sunday July 31st, a donation jar was set up to help the families of the d...read on
  • RYERSON HAZMAT DAY HAS CHANGED FROM SEPT 17 TO SEPT 24

    Please be advised that the Saturday September 17 2011 Hazmat Day has been changed to Saturday September 24th, 2011 so it is not occuring on the Sundridge/Strong Fall Fair weekend. Our apologies for the confusion and inconvenience. Caitlin Unger, Offic...read on
  • JUNE 2011 LAKE CECEBE OXYGEN REDUCTION POTENTIAL BY DEPTH and WATER TEMPERATURE PROFILE CHARTS

    With the help of Clint Brooks, President of the Ahmic Lake Cottager's Association, CWA has been fortunate to use their water testing equipment to do additional tests on our lake. The results give a baseline for where the lake stood this spring. The te...read on
  • May 2011 - NEW CARBON MONOXIDE BY-LAW

    As of May 2011 the Municipalities of Armour, Burk's Falls and Ryerson have a Carbon Monoxide By-Law. This by-law basically states: every owner shall install or cause to be installed a minimum of one (1) Carbon Monoxide Detector in each dwelling unit ...read on
  • SPRING 2011 - CWA's ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday July 16th at the Magnetawan Community Centre immediately following the annual golf tournament dinner. The meeting is open to all CWA members. If you are not attending the dinner, please feel free to ...read on
  • SPRING 2011 - CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS in MAGNETAWAN

    Friday July 1, 2011 from 12 noon on. The parade takes place at 1pm and is followed by the opening ceremonies at the Community Centre. Ongoing celebrations: Adventure Mania for the children - a series of blown up games (slide, trampoline etc); Scienc...read on
  • SPRING 2011 - TRANSPORT CANADA ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE PLEASURE CRAFT OPERATOR CARD EXAM, EFFECTIVE APRIL 15, 2011

    Beginning on April 15, 2011 Transport Canada implemented changes to the Pleasure Craft Operator Card exam ensuring that boaters are better prepared to enjoy Canada's waterways safely. Boaters are now required to complete a 3 hour Online Study Guide, s...read on
  • SPRING 2011 - 2ND ANNUAL GRADY'S PADDLE - SATURDAY JULY 9, 2011

    Grady's Paddle is a great opportunity to explore and discover the Magnetawan River System from Burk's Falls down to Magnetawan. At the same time, participants can gather pledges to assist in the wonderful work at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto. ...read on
  • SPRING 2011 - CWA FOOD DRIVE:

    At the Thanksgiving CWA meeting discussions took place with reference to CWA assisting the local Burk's Falls Food Bank. Jack King volunteered to chair a committee and organize a food bank drive for the summer of 2011. Over the winter Jack has been ...read on
  • 1939 - 2011 LAKE CECEBE "ICE OUT" DATES

    1939 - 2011 Ice Out Chart Did you ever want to compare the "ice out" dates each year to see when the ice went out? If so, here's the list. So far, the earliest date is in March in 1945, and the latest in May, 1939. Note: For purposes of this annual up...read on
  • APRIL 2011 - ALMAGUIN FISHING IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION (AFAI)

    AFAI Milking the Pickerel Eggs To the residents and cottagers around our two beautiful lakes of Cecebe and Ahmic: After a number of years of lobbying the Ministry of Natural Resources to improve our area lakes fishing opportunities, The Almaguin Fishi...read on
  • MARCH 2011 - Almaguin Highlands Health Centre Information and Public Questionnaire

    Burk's Falls a District Health Centre We are all aware of the drastic reduction of needed health care services in our area. These services that have been withdrawn are seriously affecting the health and welfare of our residents. At present x-ray, phys...read on
  • JANUARY 2011 - LEADERS UNDAUNTED BY BAD NEWS START

    Burk's Falls a District Health Centre Burk's Falls - It's hard to imagine how a meeting between local municipal leaders and the chair of the North East health authority to return local health services could have gotten off to a worse start. "After re...read on
  • WINTER 2011 - 10-DIGIT DIALING HAS COME TO THE ALMAGUIN AREA

    As of January 15, 2011 ten (10) digit dialing has come to Almaguin, and along with it is the new area code 249. This new 10 digit dialing is because the same phone number may exist under both exchanges. For a limited time, dialers who enter the accus...read on
  • DECEMBER 2010 - VILLAGE LOSES

    Pete Hunter, Burk's Falls qfounding fatherq BURK'S FALLS - The Village of Burk's Falls can't help but be a quieter place this week after the death of one of its most beloved characters, Peter (Pete) Roy Hunter Hunter died on Monday at the Huntsville...read on
  • DECEMBER 2010 - UNSIGHTLY LANDMARK MAKES WAY FOR NEW HOUSING

    New Apartment Complex in the south end of Burks Falls The old motel at the south end of BurkÂ's Falls came down with the help of a excavator last week. Pamela Larmand of InvestorCentric Inc., left, looks at plans for a new apartment building that will...read on
  • DECEMBER 2010 - CATHY has a FAN

    To the Editor: This is the only way I can think of to thank "Cathy from Magnetawan" for all the photographs that she has sent in to Global Television's weather desk. I am only a resident of Magnetawan but seeing her photos on Global's weather reports k...read on
  • DECEMBER 2010 - GOODBYE to the CHAINSAW MAN

    Gilbert Lane, The Chainsaw Man BURK'S FALLS - The Burk's Falls area has lost a landmark. Gilbert (Gib) Gordon Lane, known to many across the province as "The Chainsaw Man" died on Sunday, Nov. 28 at the age of 76. From the family farmhouse on Highwa...read on
  • NOV 2010 - MAG'S NEW PARTICIPACTION EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

    Participaction Equipment, View 2 Hi CWA Members and friends. I thought I would share with you some pictures of the new exercise equipment that we have installed in Centennial Park. We were hoping that this would be up and running during the summer but...read on
  • 2010 PHOTO CONTEST ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

    Be sure to check out the Photo Gallery - we have added some of the photo contest entries that are just fantastic. Some of them might be near your cottage or home. CWA is fortunate to have so many excellent photographers and many thanks to all of you f...read on
  • 2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS

    Here are the results for the Municipality of Magnetawan and the Township of Ryerson, as well as some of the surrounding townships. Further information on local area election results can be found on the Municipality of Magnetawan's website - www.magneta...read on
  • SUMMER 2010 - COTTAGE LIFE ENVIRONMENTAL GRANT OF $5K for CWA in 2011?

    The Lake Cecebe and Waterways Board of Directors is looking for your ideas!!!! We would like to submit a proposal next spring to obtain a "Cottage Life Environment Grant". The natural environment is an important part of what makes cottaging enjoyable. ...read on
  • SUMMER 2011 CECEBE WATERWAYS 31st ANNUAL REGATTA SCHEDULE

    Cardboard Boat Race COME and JOIN US FOR TWO DAYS OF FUN AND FRIENDLY COMPETITION SATURDAY JULY 30, 2011 9:30 AM: Long Distance Canoe Race All Ages. Start from Baker cottage at 39 Sandwood Dr, RR1, finish at Port Carmen dock (two to a canoe) Categor...read on
  • UPDATE FROM WRAFT, SUMMER 2010

    The WRAFT (Waterfront Residents after Fair Taxation) Board met in December 2009 and again in June 2010, to take stock of our position and to do some planning for the year ahead. At the most recent meeting, the leaders represented around the WRAFT table...read on
  • SUMMER 2009 - CECEBE TRAVELS THE WORLD

    Our regular feature, Cecebe Travels the World will resume next issue. We are looking for photos of CWA members or guests wearing their Cecebe T-shirts in far away places. If you have a photo we would love to use it. If you are planning a trip, ple...read on
  • Spring 2009 - MAGNETAWAN LIONS CLUB SWIM PROGRAM

    The Magnetawan Lions are pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring their summer swim program again this summer. The Lions are now teaching the fourth generation of children water safety and swimming. Children and youth from 4 years of age and u...read on
  • SPRING 2009 - CECEBE TRAVELS THE WORLD!

    From left to right, Patrick, Bradley and Mitchell Morrison proudly wear their Cecebe T-shirts while they enjoy their family vacation at the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, Paraiso Beach, Riviera Maya. Their summer cottage is on Watson Island, Lake Ceceberead on
  • Spring 2009 - THE ICE IS OUT!

    Have you ever wanted to compare the "ice out" dates each year to see when the ice went out? If so, here's the list. So far, the earliest date is in March in 1945, and the latest in May, 1939 Note: For purposes of this annual update, the ice is con...read on
  • FEBRUARY/MARCH 2009 - AN OPEN LETTER TO MAGNETAWAN RESIDENTS

    February 26, 2009: We are writing in response to the article that appeared in Thursday's local newspaper. We were disturbed to read how the departure of the fire chief has been characterized in the article and maintain that it does not reflect our und...read on
  • MARCH 2009 - SESSION MAY DETERMINE FUTURE OF FIRE PROTECTION

    MAGNETAWAN - The future of fire protection services in Magnetawan is hanging in the balance at a meeting tonight between the firefighters and council. Volunteer firefighters requested the meeting early this week after holding a meeting of their own on ...read on
  • MARCH 2009 - SESSION MAY DETERMINE FUTURE OF FIRE PROTECTION

    MAGNETAWAN - The future of fire protection services in Magnetawan is hanging in the balance at a meeting tonight between the firefighters and council. Volunteer firefighters requested the meeting early this week after holding a meeting of their own on ...read on
  • WINTER 2009 - CECEBE TRAVELS THE WORLD

    Rolf Kohlscheen at Iguacu Falls in Argentina. We've started a new feature with this edition of the newsletter. Send us pictures of you, your family or guests wearing CWA apparel in different parts of the world. Don't forget to identify the people and ...read on
  • WINTER 2009 - LAND USE RESTRICTIONS APPROVED IN RYERSON TOWNSHIP

    After almost 10 years in the making, the Official Plan (OP) for the Township of Ryerson has been approved with some heavy restrictions on many property owners. An estimated 80% of the property bordering Stirling Creek and the Magnetawan River west of H...read on
  • WINTER 2009 - CWA'S DONATION TO THE MAGNETAWAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

    CWA's Donation to the Magnetawan Public Library HELPING HAND: The Cecebe Waterways Association presented a $250 donation to the Magnetawan Public Library on January 21. Erin Phillips, CEO and head librarian would like to see the money go towards a n...read on
  • WINTER 2009 - PLANS UNDERWAY TO BUILD A BIGGER, BETTER LIBRARY

    Magnetawan: Erin Phillips, CEO and head librarian at the Magnetawan Public Library, would like to see the town build a new library. Phillips says the library board members are in the planning stages and are working with the municipality to find a pla...read on
  • WINTER 2009 - LAND USE RESTRICTIONS APPROVED IN RYERSON TOWNSHIP

    After almost 10 years in the making, the Official Plan (OP) for the Township of Ryerson has been approved with some heavy restrictions on many property owners. An estimated 80% of the property bordering Stirling Creek and the Magnetawan River west of H...read on
  • WINTER 2009 DONATION TO THE MAGNETAWAN LIONS CLUB

    CWA Donation to the Magnetawan Lions Club MANY THANKS: John and Shaaron McDonald and Kathy Baker of the Cecebe Waterways Association present a $500 cheque to Magnetawan Lion's Club president Bruce Campbell and Jim Shaw on January 8 as an expression o...read on
  • WINTER 2009 - CECEBE TRAVELS THE WORLD

    Rolf Kohlscheen at Iguacu Falls in Argentina. We've started a new feature with this edition of the newsletter. Send us pictures of you, your family or guests wearing CWA apparel in different parts of the world. Don't forget to identify the people and ...read on
  • WINTER 2009 - MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT

    Winter arrived with a vengence in Magnetawan in late November and December, with about three times as much snow as the December average, breaking a record that was set in December 1958. It was a good thing that we had a couple of thaws during December ...read on
  • FOR SALE: Fantail 217 (21'7") Electric Boat (by Canadian Electric Boat Company) and trailer.

    Fantail 217 (21'7q) Electric Boat FOR SALE: Fantail 217 (21'7") Electric Boat (by Canadian Electric Boat Company) and trailer. THINK ELEGANT, THINK SLOWER PACE. Enjoy the view. It's why you're here. Manufactured 2001. Beautiful, quiet, environ...read on
  • SUMMER 2008 - MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT

    When Kathy Baker called to ask me for some comments for the summer newsletter it was hard to imagine that summer is quickly coming to an end. From all indications the summer of 2008 will have been the wettest on record. The weather has also made it a c...read on
  • SUMMER 2008 - RYERSON TOWNSHIP REPORT

    Ryerson Township Logo On behalf of the council, I hope everyone has had a great summer season and is looking forward to our great fall colours! Our Official Plan modifications are still under review and we hope to have a resolution to accept them pass...read on
  • BURKS FALLS TOWNE THEATRE

    JUNE 20, 2008 - JUNE 22, 2008 IRONMAN PG -NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 126 MINUTES JUNE 27, 2008 - JULY 3, 2008 THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA...PRINCE CASPIAN PG - VIOLENCE 140 MINUTES JULY 4, 2008 - JULY 10, 2008 INDIANA JONES..KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL...read on
  • CANADA DAY PROGRAMS - BURKS FALLS AND MAGNETAWAN

    Canadian Flag ARMOUR RYERSON & BURK'S FALLS Canada Day Program, At the Arena and Fairgrounds 11:30 - 3pm - Live band, barbeque, Lakeland Power bucket rides, Legion and Army Cadet colour guard parade, displays, balloons, 12:30pm - Official welcome fro...read on
  • COTTAGES AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    If you know of someone looking to rent a cottage, there are 2 Lake Cecebe cottages available on our website. Just direct your friends to www.cecebewaterways.ca / Local News / Classifieds.read on
  • MAY 2008 - COTTAGE FOR RENT

    Small white cottage with 3 bedrooms and all of the amenities - dishwasher, microwave, 1 canoe, kayak, lifejackets, sandy beach, dogs allowed Occupancy from Saturday at 2pm through the following Saturday at 12noon. Cottage must be left cleaner than it ...read on
  • SPRING 2008 MAGNETAWAN LOCKS SCHEDULE

    The Armour entering the Locks Victoria Day Weekend Only * May 17 to May 19, 10am to 8pm * Down 10am / 12pm / 2pm / 4pm / 6pm /7pm * Up 10:30am / 12:30pm / 2:30pm / 4:30pm / 6:30pm / 7:30pm Summer Season, June 28 to September 1, 10am to 8pm * Down...read on
  • SPRING 2008 - THE ICE IS OUT!

    SPRING 2008 - THE ICE IS OUT! THE ICE IS OUT! Have you ever wanted to compare the "ice out" dates each year to see when the ice went out? If so, here's the list. So far, the earliest date is in March in 1945, and the latest in May, 1939read on
  • SPRING 2008 - BURKS FALLS, ARMOUR & RYERSON UNION PUBLIC LIBRARY

    The Burks Falls library serves the Village of Burk's Falls, the Township of Armour, the Township of Ryerson and the Township of McMurrich/Monteith. * They provide adult and children's fiction and non-fiction books, books on tape or CD for children and ...read on
  • SPRING 2008 - AFTER-HOURS CLINIC CLOSES QUIETLY

    Dr. David Apramian, BFaDHC BURK'S FALLS - For 14 years Dr. David Apramian has been manning the after-hours Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) at the Burk's Falls and District Health Centre. Monday night was his last shift. He's not retiring. Instead the clin...read on
  • SPRING 2008 - SNOWMOBILE LAKE STAKES LOST

    LOST - 10 to 15 orange snowmobile trail markers during the January thaw this past winter. The Magnetawan Ridge Runners stakes melted into the ice, then re-froze when the weather turned cooler. During April when the lake melted, these orange plastic...read on
  • SPRING 2008 - FOUND: 2 DOCKS

    FOUND: 2 docks, washed up on the shore during the high lake levels this spring. One older square dock and one newer rectangular dock. Please call 387-3750 or email bakersacres7@gmail.com if you have lost your docks. They may be yours! Jeff Bakerread on
  • SPRING 2008 - MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT

    It looks like spring is finally here, the ice left the lake about April 20th and we went from winter to summer for about 2 weeks with temperatures in the mid to high 70's. The Municipal Roads Department worked extremely hard this winter in keeping our ...read on
  • SPRING 2008 - TAXATION REPORT

    We are all no doubt aware of the saying that "there are two sure things in life..... death and taxes". Perhaps, by the end of this year, you will be thinking it should be amended to "Death by Taxes". I am referring, of course, to the fact that come t...read on
  • WINTER 2008 - DRIVING THE SOUTH RIVER-SUNDRIDGE BYPASS

    SUNDRIDGE - How do you build a four-lane highway through miles of rock and swamp? The same way one eats an elephant -- a bite at a time. Trucks and excavators are working like ants west of South River and Sundridge, taking load after load of rock from ...read on
  • NOISE LEVELS CARRY . . .

    We hate to break it to you, but all our sources say a person's voice echoes just like any other sound, especially on a quiet night on Lake Cecebe. An echo is caused by sound waves reflecting off a hard surface. Higher frequency sounds reflect better a...read on
  • WINTER 2008 - CANADIANS FEEL A LITTLE TAX RELIEF

    (NC)--According to the Canada Revenue Agency, more than 2.5 million Canadians waited until April to file their tax returns last year. Taxpayers may not want to procrastinate this year since a number of new tax law changes could mean a tax refund. Recen...read on
  • WINTER 2008 - SEVEN EAGLES HIGHLIGHT OF BIRD COUNT

    Martin Parker, Grant Turcotte and Astrid Taim scope out the Burk's Falls area in search of feathered friends Photo - Martin Parker, Grant Turcotte and Astrid Taim scope out the Burk's Falls area in search of feathered friends. Approximately 20 people ...read on
  • WINTER 2008 - REPORT TO WRAFT MEMBERSHIP

    THE YEAR AHEAD: MORE WORK TO DO. This past November WRAFT held its Annual Meeting and received a strong endorsement from its member associations to continue the battle for property tax reform-for which we are grateful. 2008 will be a critical year i...read on
  • WINTER 2008 - DEFICIT PUTTING SERVICE IN DOUBT

    Burk's Falls a District Health Centre BURK'S FALLS - It's coming down to crunch time for Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare's (MAHC) budget and CEO Barry Lockhart is making few guarantees. That includes whether or not there will be after-hours urgent care a...read on
  • WINTER 2008 - UN'S MAN IN AFGHANISTAN WEARS THE MAPLE LEAF ON HIS SLEEVE

    Chris Alexander EDITOR'S NOTE: The reason for including this article in the newsletter is that Chris Alexander is a Lake Cecebe man, raised here in Bingham's Bay during the summers with his extended family and his cousins . Chris is the son of Bruce ...read on
  • WINTER 2008 - MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT

    Winter is in full swing in the Municipality of Magnetawan. This year, we had lots of snow during December, unlike last year when winter cold and snow did not arrive in any quantity until late January. January this year has been extremely winter-like w...read on
  • WINTER 2008 - RYERSON TOWNSHIP REPORT

    On behalf of the council, I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy New Year and I hope you are all enjoying the many winter activities in our area. With the new year, your council and staff are involved with the lengthy budget process. This involves...read on
  • MAGNETAWAN SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

    In an attempt to gain feedback from the residents of Magnetawan regarding the future of the Municipality, the questionnaire shown below (prepared by the Librarian, Lisa Gillette) has been distributed to various retail outlets in Magnetawan to be filled...read on
  • RYERSON TOWNSHIP REPORT

    We hope you are having a wonderful summer. Here are some of the issues we have been working on: Meetings for the summer are the first Tuesday of the month. 2 meetings per month will commence in the Fall Please don't forget to purchase your dog tags ...read on
  • MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT

    Well, here we are half way through summer, and hopefully everyone has been able to enjoy some time at the lake. Your Council has been very busy getting budgets approved with a tax increase of slightly more than inflation at 3.9%; passing an ATV Bylaw...read on
  • OUR COMMUNITY WORKS

    This wonderful committee - Our Community Works, fundraising on behalf of all of us for the refurbishing of the Community Centre and arena, has been hard at work all summer long and will continue in the Fall. Currently around the town of Burk's Falls yo...read on
  • SPRING 2007 - MAGNETAWAN LOCKS SCHEDULE

    HOURS OF OPERATION: Victoria Day to Summer Season, Weekends Only. May 19 to June 17, 10am to 6pm Down 10am / 12pm / 2pm / 4pm / 5pm Up 10:30am / 12:30pm / 2:30pm / 4:30pm / 5:30pm Summer Season, June/July/August/September June 23 - September 3, 10am ...read on
  • SPRING 2007 - MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT

    Welcome Back Seasonal Residents! Spring is finally here. The ice went out on our part of the lake about April 16th and some boats are already cruising the lake. Council is just completing 5 months since our inauguration and I believe in a short time w...read on
  • SPRING 2007 - RYERSON TOWNSHIP REPORT

    Welcome back to another summer season. I hope everyone had a good winter. Council has been very busy trying to get the budget set for this year. The government has downloaded more responsibility and costs to us in the program called "Asset Managem...read on
  • 2007 - THE ICE IS OUT!

    Ice Out Dates THE ICE IS OUT! Have you ever wanted to compare the "ice out" dates each year to see when the ice went out? If so, here's the list. So far, the earliest date is in March in 1945, and the latest in May, 1939 Note: For purposes of thi...read on
  • MAGNETAWAN HIGH SPEED INTERNET TOWER IS NOW ACTIVE!

    GREAT NEWS! The Magnetawan High Speed Internet Tower is now active. I know that many of you (like myself) have been anxiously awaiting high speed internet in our area. The good news is that the Mag tower is now operational for micro-wave internet serv...read on
  • MAGNETEWAN HIGH SPEED INTERNET TOWER NOW ACTIVE

    GREAT NEWS! The Magnetawan High Speed Internet Tower is now active. I know that many of you (like myself) have been anxiously awaiting high speed internet in our area. The good news is that the Mag tower is now operational for micro-wave internet serv...read on
  • MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT, JANUARY 2007

    I am pleased to provide some news concerning the Municipality of Magnetawan for your Winter Newsletter. Your Council has been very busy since being elected as 3 out of 5 Councilors are new to Municipal politics and we welcome them for their individual...read on
  • Winter 2007 RYERSON TOWNSHIP UPDATE

    The Municipal Election is behind us and the inauguration of the new Council was conducted December 5, 2006, with a most inspiring address from Rev. Walter Winger. The new Council members are gearing up to learn about and make decisions on a multitude o...read on
  • MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN 2006 ELECTION RESULTS

    Unofficial Results of the Election Monday November 13, For Mayor Richard ( Dick) Smith 596* Dean Stewart 480 For Councilor Patti Paul 509* Frank Tod 465* Tony Pratas 410* Kris Nicholls 406* Val Goodbrand 363 George Berg 334 Charles Wager 320 S...read on
  • 2006 RYERSON TOWNSHIP ELECTION RESULTS

    RYERSON TOWNSHIP FINAL RESULTS Reeve Glen Miller 227* Jack Miners 139 Council Barbara Marlow 222* Gib Lane 220* George Sterling 206* Paul Fink 191* Penny Brandt 168 Rosalind Hall 144 *Electedread on
  • 2006 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE INFORMATION

    The Cecebe Waterways Association has provided declared candidates for the upcoming municipal elections in Ryerson and Magnetawan Townships the opportunity to submit information for distribution to our members. Distribution of information by the Associ...read on
  • 2006 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE INFORMATION

    The Cecebe Waterways Association has provided declared candidates for the upcoming municipal elections in Ryerson and Magnetawan Townships the opportunity to submit information for distribution to our members. Distribution of information by the Associ...read on
  • MAGNETAWAN'S "QUEST OF HERITAGE" CONTEST

    Scavenging for local history clues is what it's all about with the Municipality of Magnetawan's "Quest of Heritage" contest. Contestants are being sent on a historical scavenger hunt with the promise of treasure at the end. There are two contests - on...read on
  • SUMMER 2006, MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT

    It has been a great summer, but as always, it disappears all too quickly. One of the summer happenings in our Community included the 140th Anniversary Committee's Canada Day Celebration in Ahmic Harbour which saw the Town bursting at the seams with v...read on
  • SUMMER 2006, RYERSON TOWNSHIP REPORT

    Where has the summer gone? Seems just yesterday we were getting ready for spring! 2006 is a municipal election year in Ontario. Voting day is Monday November 13, 2006. We are using the traditional voting method and two advance votes are scheduled to...read on
  • SPRING 2006 - MAGNETAWAN LOCKS SCHEDULE

    May 20, 21 and 22 - 10am to 6:30pm Down 10am / 12pm / 2pm / 4pm / 6pm UP 10:30am / 12:30pm / 2:30pm / 4:30pm / 6:30pm May 23 - June 29 By reservation with 24 hours notice June 30 through September 4 - 10am to 6:30pm Down 10am / 12pm / 2pm / 4pm ...read on
  • SPRING 2006 - LIONS CLUB TREASURE HUNT

    This year marks the 124th anniversary of the founding of Magnetawan and to celebrate there are many activities planned. On Canada Day the kickoff celebrations will take place in Ahmic Harbour. During these celebrations there will be an announcement a...read on
  • SPRING 2006, MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT

    Regardless of the recent snowfall that blanketed everything, Spring is finally here and from all indications, we are gearing up for a busy summer! The Magnetawan Agricultural Society is holding their annual ham and turkey supper, Saturday, May 20th, 20...read on
  • SPRING 2006, RYERSON TOWNSHIP REPORT

    We seem to wait forever for that first breath of spring. Crocus pop up and then the daffodils put their happy faces toward the sun. The next signs of spring are the moose and deer - we have to be very wary as they seem to be on the side of the roads ...read on
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR RE MAIL IN VOTE REMOVAL, MAGNETAWAN

    The following appeared in the April 19, 2006 edition of the Almaguin News: LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Please consider the letter that has been written to the Mayor as a letter that has been submitted to be printed as a "Letter to the Editor". Municipality ...read on
  • HOMESTEAD ACT TO PROVIDE REAL TAXPAYER PROTECTION

    MPP Hudak lntroduces Legislation that would cap Residential Property Assessment Increases at 5 per cent per year The following announcement is a significant step forward in WRAFT's fight for property tax reform. This statement was provided to Mr Hudak ...read on
  • SPARKS FLY OVER MAIL-IN VOTE

    MAGNETAWAN: Angry voices greeted Magnetawan council's decision not to offer mail-in voting in the next municipal election. At council's Wednesday, February 22nd meeting, a stormy debate saw tempers flare both in the audience and amongst the council, f...read on
  • MULTIPLE BREAK AND ENTERS PLUS VANDALISM ON LAKE CECEBE

    On Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8, four cottages on Gordon Island and a cottage and garage on Chapman Drive were broken into by two teenage vandals. All property owners have been notified and neighbours have temporarily repaired outside doors so ...read on
  • WINTER 2006 MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT

    I hope that you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and all the best to you and your family for a healthy, safe and prosperous 2006. Our winter to date has not been a stellar one for snowmobiling nor any other winter activity. At the writing of t...read on
  • WINTER 2006 RYERSON TOWNSHIP REPORT

    The Reeve, Council and Staff of Ryerson Township want to wish everyone good health and prosperity for 2006. As the New Year rolls in and Christmas decorations have all been put away, our thoughts turn to the coming year ... what's to be done at the cot...read on
  • TIMELINES SET FOR HWY 11 FOUR-LANING

    Completion dates for the Highway 11 four-laning project have been set with the long-awaited unveiling of the Northern Ontario Highway Strategy (NOHS) by Minister of Transportation Harinder Takhar in North Bay on Tuesday. This year's provincial budget s...read on
  • MULTIPLE BREAK AND ENTERS PLUS VANDALISM ON LAKE CECEBE

    This notice was cleared for distribution by the Burks Falls OPP office. On Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8, four cottages on Gordon Island and a cottage and garage on Chapman Drive were broken into by two teenage vandals. All property owners hav...read on
  • BOATHOUSES, CROWN LAND and the MNR

    In regards to the boathouse issue, a committee of WRAFT has been involved with this issue for sometime, largely due to MNR spreading a policy that they developed for Muskoka lakes some 4 years ago, across the province. The thrust of the policy was t...read on
  • RENOWNED SHORT HIGHWAY GETTING COMPLETE MAKEOVER

    One of the shortest highways in the province - Highway 510 in Magnetawan, is getting a complete makeover this summer. Renowned for its pot holes and perpetual frost heaves, Highway 510 runs a distance of 2.8 kilometres from Highway 124, through a secti...read on
  • SUMMER 2005 - IMPROVED CELL COVERAGE COMING TO OUR AREA

    Bell Mobility is planning to locate a telecommunications facility, approximately 107 metres in height, in our area. This, along with a tower being erected in Dunchurch, will give improved cell and wireless internet coverage between the east and west s...read on
  • IMPROVED CELL COVERAGE COMING TO OUR AREA

    UPDATE - January 5, 2006 - the tower is up, and should be working within the next 2 months! Bell Mobility is planning to locate a telecommunications facility, approximately 107 metres in height, in our area. This, along with a tower being erected ...read on
  • SPRING 2005 - MAGNETAWAN PASSES ANTI CONTAMINATION RESOLUTION

    MAGNETAWAN: One young man's dedication to studying the environment around him has raised awareness far enough that a municipality is calling on the province to take action. Following the awarding of a certificate of merit to Almaguin Highlands Secondar...read on
  • SUMMER 2005, MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN REPORT

    This certainly has been one of the hottest and therefore, one of the best summers on record that I, or anyone that I have talked to, can remember. Because of the high temperatures and low rain fall, our Municipality has a fire rating of cooking and wa...read on
  • SUMMER 2005, RYERSON TOWNSHIP REPORT

    Just a reminder that our 125th Anniversary (1880 - 2005) celebrations take place this month - Saturday August 13th from 11am to 3pm, at the Ryerson Museum (112 Midlothian Road), rain or shine. View displays, listen to live music, sit around the fire a...read on
  • WINTER 2005, BURK'S FALLS and DISTRICT HEALTH CENTRE DONATION

    Burk's Falls a District Health Centre Donation Friends of the Burk's Falls and District Health Centre gratefully accepted the donation from Cecebe Waterways Association. Shown in photo, from left, are Pat Laidlaw, CWA Membership Chair, Jean Fraser, ...read on
  • WINTER 2005, MAGNETAWAN LIONS CLUB

    Magnetawan Lions Donation Photo The Magnetawan Lions Club were pleased to be the recipients of a donation from the Cecebe Waterways Association. Shown in the photo is Jim Shaw, CWA member and Lions Past President, presenting the cheque to Lions Club ...read on
  • Magnetawan Bridge Progress

    Magnetawan Bridge, as at May 3, 2005 New double lane bridge is expected to open Canada Day weekend. The Magnetawan Bridge is in the process of being replaced. As shown in the photo, the Bailey Bridge is open to traffic. Owned by the MNR, the new br...read on
  • New: Additional Access to Primary Health Care

    Improved access to primary health care has become a reality in Magnetawan. Now, after several years of planning and fund-raising, the Whitestone and Area Nursing Station has opened its doors in Dunchurch as of May 3, 2004. While the official opening ...read on
  • WINTER 2005, RYERSON TOWNSHIP REPORT

    Hello from Ryerson! We are all waiting for the arrival of spring and welcome you back to another season at the cottage. To update you on outstanding issues from last year: * the new two lane Midlothian Road Bridge opened late last Fall and we wish ...read on
  • WINTER 2005, A WELCOME FROM THE MUNICIPALITY of MAGNETAWAN COUNCIL

    February, 2005 Greetings... I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the members of the Cecebe Waterways Association, a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, and I hope that everyone had a safe, joyous Christmas season. During the month ...read on