Transit services to a number of communities in British Columbia have been affected by the wildfires burning throughout the province. A representative for the bus lines stated that "central routes are suspended until further notice".
Just last month Western-Canada Transit services had resumed following the devastating earthquake that destroyed Cedar Point, GCG and the Kingfisher Bay, GCG region. Working with CFB Northland military the transit service re-assigned ten inter-regional buses to serve humanitarian efforts to the victims of the 7.0 quake in May.
Wine making has been revitalized in Massey, GCG with the construction of the new Massey Estates Vineyard at 5 Fraser Trail in Massey, GCG. The former Massey Estate was known for its production of a local Merlot in the early days of its ownership by the Massey Family. The new wines produced by the vineyard will be sold at Chen's Market in downtown Meaford, GCG and other regions throughout western Canada, GCG. The new owners of the vineyard could not be reached at the time of this article.
The Manitoulin Marina and Boat Launch have been completed and the area is now open to the public. Boat owners need to be a member of the marina in order to park at the docks however the boat launch is open to the public for the launch and retrieval of all small watercraft. The new marina is located in the south-west corner of Muskoka with parking situated in the north-west corner of Midland, next to emergency services and a new public playground.
Brunel Communications continues to offer superior telecommunications and entertainment broadcasting services to the Manitou, GCG regions with the upgrade of its infrastructure to include wireless communications enhanced with the launching of two additional fixed orbit satellites over western Canada. The new satellites added to their network will provide 5G internet and LTE wireless services throughout our community.
Anna Wright's RP stories have come to Manitou! You can follow along with her new adventures as she continues life in the regions of Manitou. Welcome Anna!
Check out her latest blog posting here.
South Town Market Freebies is going out of business. They are not renewing their lease so they have to move out dozens of freebie items before Tuesday night. Come on down to the Meaford, GCG region downtown next to Chen's Market and check out South Town Market freebies before they are gone!
RealLife-Style Tiny Homes have come to the Regional Municipality of Manitou. These two storey picturesque homes include living-room, kitchen, fireplaces and bedroom area on second floor. Each tiny home is situated on beautiful private parcels in a small urban setting that offers shopping, recreation and greenspaces and amazing sunrise and sunset views over the GCG Ocean.
"We've added a fire-pit circle on every parcel at no extra cost to you. The RL-style tiny home, landscaping, and fire-pit circle totals over 475 prims that are not deducted from your 1,000 personal prims allotment. You get 1,000 personal prims for only MC$ 100 per week" described Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism. "These are not homes designed only for Tiny avatars, though there is no reason a tiny could not rent one too, these are homes modelled after real-life tiny/miniature homes" he added. The tiny timber homes are the design of Genavieve Page on Kitely Marketplace.
The Regional Municipality of Manitou is six regions of residential parcels and shopping all in a roleplay community without the rigidity and restrictive rules of a roleplay region. "Our covenant is a rather long read as it is written in the style of by-laws just like a real-life community but it boils down to a few simple rules, be kind to your neighbours and don't create excess lag. We pride ourselves on our low lag living so much that it is our slogan 'Less Lag. More Living' and I make sure that laggy items are promptly removed from the region when detected" Mr. Silversmith said.
The Municipality currently offers nine tiny homes for rent, three of which are already occupied including one by Mr. Silversmith. If you would like to tour one of the new tiny homes available for rent please travel to the region of Massey and find the demonstration home in the south-east corner of the region, near the Harbour District storage buildings, at 5 Grieg Path, Massey, GCG. Please contact Winter Silversmith for the latest copy of our Covenant or for a landmark to the demo home.
KMTV-7 ACTION NEWS UPDATE...
It was supposed to be a simple job. Go over to Teasag Trail and demolish the only house on the street. Sounds easy enough right?... The crews went out this afternoon and promptly demolished the house at 3 Teasag Trail in record time... Great, we finally got rid of one of the older dilapidated houses and could build a new rental in its place. Right?... well... not so fast ... municipality council members phones were ringing off the hook at dinner time tonight asking why the city had just demolished a historical landmark... Manitou Tourism CAO Winter Silversmith was contacted by a concerned citizen and together with the Building & Planning Department for Manitou investigated the incident. It appears that the mistaken identity was an unfortunate case of a renumeration that no one was told about, not even the company that manages our community. In early June it was discovered that 15 Teasag Trail, an Italian design rental parcel, was abandoned and the property was scheduled to be put up for rent this week. In processing the paperwork a clerk noted that the entry to the residential parcel faced Amber Way and not Teasag Trail... a simple error right? All you have to do is go in the computer and change the address... which he did. The problem was that with the change it meant that the former Lloydminster Abbey, located at 3 Teasag Trail, was now the only residential rental located on that particular street. The crew working for Calgary Canabigwormies Construction arrived, looked at the address and completed the demolition of the structure. It is still as yet unclear why they did not question the number "3" instead of "15" on the parcel but it was the only residential rental on Teasag Trail just the same. A local resident commented that the parcel address signs had been removed in early summer following a strong windstorm that damaged several signs in the area at the time...The Lloydminster Abbey was built in Midland in 1874. It was originally used to house nuns of the Saint Francis parish. It played a pivotal role during World War II as a hospital for injured soldiers returning home from the battlefields in Europe. It received Historical Landmark designation in 2016 and was converted into a residential rental development... the Abbey building was scheduled to celebrate its 145th anniversary in 2019... It is not known yet if criminal charges will be filed against the construction company for their failure to confirm the demolition address... this is Deven Talpen from the KMTV-7 Action News Desk with this evening news update from the Midland district in Manitou......
KMTV-7 ACTION NEWS UPDATE...
We have confirmed reports from the Massey Harbour District that a single engine Cessna has crashed in the harbour in the middle of the South Massey river... The pilot, a male... as yet unidentified by police... was flying in to our area from somewhere in North Dakota and called in a distress to the Manitou A-TAC Center around nine twenty six p.m. grid time that he was "experiencing critical engine failure and might have to ditch the plane near the harbour"... The Manitou Department of Public Safety received several nine-one-one calls minutes later... to report a small airplane had crashed into the river and was on fire... Rescue services ... fire, police and paramedics... arrived on scene within only a couple minutes from nearby stations in Midland and Muskoka to rescue the individual from the downed plane... The man, believed to be in his mid fifties... no name yet... has been taken to Westerville Medical Centre... that is over in Mud River, GCG... for minor cuts and bruises from the aircraft plunging into the river and we believe probably for water and smoke inhalation and... the area has been closed off to traffic while investigators retrieve the plane from the water and investigate the cause of the crash... this is Deven Talpen from the KMTV-7 Action News Desk with this live news update from the Massey district in Manitou......
The second location for the Northpointe Medical Clinic and First Choice Pharmacy will finally be open soon. After several weeks of construction issues involving water and electrical services the building is nearing completion. The building neared completion in mid June but was delayed after a main pipe burst and flooded the facility damaging electrical services installed near the floors. The cleanup took over two weeks to complete included reconstruction of the floors and walls that received extensive water damage.
The location, in Mud River, GCG, is the second for the dual purpose complex. The first building is located in uptown Meaford, GCG just west of the R.M. Manitou office. The clinic and pharmacy will serve the Westerville Medical Center and the districts of Mud River, Mattawa Bay, Muskoka and Minesing, GCG, the resident physician will be Igor Ahcoff, M.D. while Abel Tooelp, M.D. will remain at the Meaford, GCG clinic. The doors are expected to open to the public by the end of this week.
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Donations to Fundraisers 2017:
Hendrix tribute concert
Terry Fox Foundation MC$2,500 (plus MC$2,500 Manitou Tourism)
Rush tribute concert for Kidney foundation, MC$2,500 (plus MC$2,500 Manitou Tourism)
Kevin M. Klerks, Editor
(aka Winter Silversmith)