Providence Bay News & Notes

Workers from the Township of Central Manitoulin dredged open the mouth of the Mindemoya River on the beach to make it easier for the spawning salmon to access the river. Manitoulin Streams was on hand to ensure for an environmentally safe operation.

The salmon are swimming up the river and you can see them from the bridge as well as from the fishing and viewing platform. The fish have also been spotted splashing and jumping out of the water in the bay near the mouth and there are plenty of anglers out there trying their luck at landing a big one.

We sure had a windstorm for the last day of summer and leading into fall. Many leaves were blowing around as well as branches coming down. Some homes on the Government Road were without power for an extended period.

Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions Club presented a quilted Lions Club blanket to Lion Audrey (Toots) McDermid in the Manitoulin Centennial Manor thanking her for her many years of community service and commitment to the Lions Club. Toots is a charter member and was visited by Lion Anna Orford who presented it on behalf of the local club.

Kerry George from Toronto is here visiting Ingrid and Trevor Blay for a week. She celebrated her birthday here on September 23 and Alex Daroczi took her out fishing in our Bay were they landed a beautiful silver salmon.  What a perfect ending to her special day. Happy Birthday Kerry!

There are now hundreds of Sandhill cranes visible in local farmers’ fields. They are getting ready for their southerly migration. They are beautiful to see but can sure cause a lot of damage to crops.

If you haven’t decorated yet for the Harvest Glory Days contest, make sure that you get out into your yard and do so. Most of the hydro poles and public places have been done but private homes also have to be decorated and registered with The Manitoulin Expositor to be placed on the map before the judging takes place the week following Thanksgiving.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Sally Dawson (nee McDermid) who celebrates September 29.

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