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THE NOT SO SILENT TAX REVOLT HAS BEGUN

THE NOT SO SILENT TAX REVOLT HAS BEGUN Who speaks for seasonal taxpayers on local taxation issues? NO ONE!!! The seasonal resident, better known as “The Cottager”, is the lost political soul in the area of Tiny Township. There are four levels of taxing governments in Canada. The Federal, Provincial [more]

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MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT THE SHORELINE

MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT THE SHORELINE The lawsuit, AG v. RBA, has afforded, for some who want provincial ownership of the shore division and unrest. “Rowntree” is the rallying call to divide. If Rowntree can be isolated, if Rowntree can be blamed for “causing the problem”, if Rowntree is seen [more]

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FALL GREETINGS FROM THE FEDERATION

FALL GREETINGS FROM THE FEDERATION As the leaves turn colour and we all prepare our cottages for the winter, the Federation of Tiny Township Shorelines Associations sends greetings to all recipients of the Tiny Cottager. This has been a busy year for the Federation. Many serious and complex issues face [more]

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Your Cottage Ownership Questioned In Landmark Case

Your Cottage Ownership Questioned In Landmark Case. As you read the following comments the landmark lawsuit instigated by Ontario’s Attorney General and the Ministry of Natural Resources against the Rowntree Beach Association is at the courtroom door. Plainly put, the Ontario government is attempting to take over private waterfront property [more]

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Water, Water … Going Everywhere

Water, Water … Going Everywhere Imagine a giant sipping on a straw. Now imagine the giant is communities as far flung as Kitchener and Milton; the straw is TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. (TCPL); and the beverage is Georgian Bay. Just a pipedream? If it’s successful, a $500 million proposal now before [more]

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Water Levels Close to Average

Water Levels Close to Average Water levels are up minimally on Georgian Bay this summer. Measurements taken at several locations around the lakes in April showed levels about 15 cm. above the long-term average, which is “very close to the average value,” according to Peter Yee, a spokesperson for Environment [more]

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Trial Begins May 26, 1993

Trial Begins May 26, 1993 Attorney General (AG) vs. The Rowntree Beach Association (RBA) and 14 individual Defendants In September 1991, approximately 2,000 property owners on the western shore of Tiny Township received a Notice in the mail. Why? Because the Honourable Mr. Justice Trainor of the Ontario Court of [more]

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“THE FEDERATION”

“THE FEDERATION” Since we last addressed cottagers in the pages of the Summer/Fall 1992 edition of The Tiny Cottager, many things have happened. As you can see by the articles in this edition, not many of the happenings are such that they will bring much joy to cottagers! But that [more]