- Sun, Jun 26FirehallJun 26, 10:00 a.m. CDTFirehall, Clearwater Bay, ON P0X 1S0, CanadaThis is a three-part meeting with the current Board meeting at 10 a.m., the AGM portion at 10:30 a.m., followed by a meeting of the newly elected Board members. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW DIRECTORS TO SIT ON OUR BOARD. IT'S A GREAT TIME TO VOLUNTEER AT THE START OF A NEW YEAR!
- Sat, Aug 06Ash Rapids LodgeAug 06, 5:30 p.m. CDTAsh Rapids Lodge, 1 Ash Bay Lake of the Woods, Kenora, ON P9N 3X7, CanadaMcKenzie Clearwater Fire is back to Ash Rapids Lodge for its annual Dinner and Auction on Saturday, August 6th. Cocktails on the dock from 5:30 p.m. with Prime Rib & Walleye Dinner and Auction to follow. Event (and Supporter) tickets are online only this year. Another sold out event is expected!
The McKenzie Clearwater Fire Department is a charitable organization providing emergency services to cottage owners and year-round residents in Northwestern Ontario. Located on the beautiful Lake of the Woods, our team of volunteers work year-round to fundraise to be able to provide these services.
Our funding for the Volunteer Fire Department comes from 5 sources.
- Keeman Local Services Board (LSB)
- Fund Raising actives of the volunteer Directors and Fighter Fighters
- Ministry Transportation Ontario (MTO) on a per accident bases
- Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) on a contractual bases
- Private Donations
The KeeMan LSB was established January 1, 2011 under the NORTHERN SERVICES
BOARDS ACT and was granted the power of Fire Protection in accordance with the Act. The
local Service Board provides the McKenzie Clearwater Fire Department with approximately 80% of the funding.
During the past 25 years we have hosted numerous fundraising events to be able to provide
these services. Pancake Breakfasts and our Annual Dinner with auction are examples of our
We receive tax deductible donations from area seasonal and permanent resident owners.
WHO WE SERVE
Approximately one third of our residences are lake only access. We cover a territory west from the Kenora to the Manitoba Border, the CNR tracks to the north with the exception of Ingolf, and all roads south of the CNR tracks with the exception of Reserve land. Our territory is the Largest LSB in Ontario at approximately 875 square KM. We cover all islands in Rush bay, Echo bay and North of a line down the centre Ptarmigan bay and the Islands outside of the Kenora city limits.
If you have any questions regarding whether your property is in the LSB please send your
geographic location (LAT/LONG) to the following "Property Location" link.
Upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org a PDF map can be sent to you.
About the McKenzie Clearwater Fire Department
EVENTS & DONATIONS
By providing an email for our newsletters, one lucky donor won a guided fishing trip with Jeff Gustafson! Jeff Gustafson, local resident of Inglis Lake, donated a guided fishing trip on Lake of the Woods. Jeff is a professional bass fisherman, a leading angler in the Bass Master Elite Series, recognized as the highest level of tournament angling in North America. Jeff grew up on the shores of LOTW and has been a guide since he was a teenager.
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Newsletter Spring 2022
MAPPING PROJECT PHASE 3 - SIGNAGE: FUNDRAISING REQUEST
McKenzie-Clearwater continues its major mapping project into Phase 3 in 2022. Funds were generously donated over the past two years to enable completion of phases 1 and 2. This means we have mapped and ground proofed those maps for the 2,000 plus properties in our area which ranges from McKenzie Portage Road to the Manitoba Border.
This mapping already enables us to provide our services in a more efficient manner. The next step, our third phase, is placing physical signage.
Each property will have a blue sign post imprinted with a number in white. This number will allow the fire department, police or ambulance to find you quickly in an emergency. These maps will be loaded into Kenora dispatch to allow them to dispatch emergency responders properly. A property sign costs $80 per property.
Roads which are not currently named or signed will require a road sign to complete directional signage to each property. A road sign costs $160.
This has been an extremely large project with a multi-phase costing of approximately $150 per property. Thus, we are looking at a total cost of this project in the $300,000 range. We estimate that this will take us another full year at least to complete, depending in part on donations.
We have never had and do not currently have 911 service in our area. Once we have this third phase complete we can begin a process of application to Bell Canada to be added to the 911 coverage area.
We are a private not-for-profit corporation that can provide you with a tax receipt for any donations. Please help us provide the service you deserve!
Donate using your PayPal account or credit card; or with your cheque in the mail.
PayPal or credit card:
OR Cheque payable to:
McKenzie Clearwater Fire Protection Corporation
P.O. Box 20
Clearwater Bay, Ontario