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MLA WEBINAR: Water Levels Past, Present, Future

Join the Muskoka Lakes Association on Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm via ZOOM for an informative webinar on Water Levels in Muskoka.
 
Spring in Muskoka is a time of anticipation as cottage owners watch the snow melt and ice break up, harbingers for the promise of the summer ahead. The changing of the seasons gets us back on the water and back outside and, especially in a year like this one, this is something we all are looking forward to. However, with 3 floods in the last 6 years, waterfront property owners are also anxiously anticipating the seemingly, unpredictable, and dramatic change in water levels that follows the melt.
 
The MLA is proud to host Muskoka Lakes Water Levels – Past, Present and Future webinar to give waterfront property owners a better understanding of how spring flooding happens, how we manage water levels today and what future water level management in Muskoka could look like. Have your questions answered by our experts from the MLA, District of Muskoka, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Muskoka Watershed Advisory Group in this informative session.
 
Please click the below link to find the biographies of our speakers and to Register for this event via ZOOM.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE MLA WEBINAR
Loretta's Granddaughter Hand Made Children's Clothes

COTTAGE COUNTRY GIFT GIVING

Though this may be a tougher holiday season than we are all used to here are 7 uplifting local shopping ideas that are sure to bring joy.

Loretta’s Granddaughter
Quality, handmade baby, children’s and pet’s apparel. All pieces are hand cut, sewn and packaged by Ashley out of her Muskoka home. Check out the dresses, rompers/bloomers, hair accessories, dress up items and even pet bow ties. There are also custom subscription boxes available too! https://lgranddaughter.ecwid.com/

Creative Muskoka Cards
Hand crafted personalized greeting cards made with birch bark accents. Every card is a work of nature. Contact Frances Balodis in Ullswater for more detail: 705-769-3449 fbalodis@c-l-u.ca. Check our the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeMuskokaCards/

Poppa Jim’s Honey 
Delicious creamed Muskoka wildflower honey remains a Benson family favourite. Available at Muskoka Farmers’ Markets or by calling Jim or Cathy Smith at 705-769-3791.

Bigley Shoes & Clothing
Support the local shoes and clothing store who has over 40,000 pairs of shoes, 25,000 swimsuits, plus clothing and household items online. www.bigleyshoes.com

The Colborne Street Galley by Tim + Chris
On the hunt for the perfect gift for someone who appreciates beautiful artwork? Featuring sculpture, photography, mixed media and fibre from international and local artists you are sure to find the ideal gift for someone at your home or cottage.  Our personal favourite featured artists include Elizabeth Barret and Joan Horsfall. www.colbornegallery.ca 705-887-0997.

Lonepine Property Management & Contracting
Tailored service packages to meet your particular needs can include livestreamed property visits, photos, and video documentation, together with top-notch general contracting for any project you desire. Contact Andrew McCraney now to find out more at 705-952-2866. Or Check out www.lonepinecontracting.ca

Humane Canada
Normally, the holiday season is not the recommended time to consider adopting a companion animal, however, the pandemic has brought with it a perfect opportunity given our quieter schedules. Check out your local SPCA to discuss whether a rescue animal may be the perfect gift! Muskoka: https://www.facebook.com/muskoka.ospca/
Kawartha Lakes: http://hskl.ca/
Let’s shop local for this year’s holiday.  Let us know what you end up buying!