SOLD!!!..2012 Ski Doo Rev XR 600 ETech


SOLD…..

We have not tried “For Sale”  before this before and will see how much work it takes…Mike has worked hard on the MLSTA board for many years  Scroll to bottom to contact Mike

For Sale:

2012 Ski Doo Rev XR 600 ETech engine, fully studded track, 2017 Trail Pass and licence

For Sale: 2012 SkiDoo Rev XR 600ETech engine, fully studded track, 2017 Trail Pass and licence

  • 2012 SkiDoo Rev XR 600ETech engine, fully studded track, 2017 Trail Pass and licence
    Exceptional shape with only 3373 Km
    Full SkiDoo cover is included as well as dealer installed trailer hitch
    This 600 ETech is as efficient on gas as a four stroke
    Asking $8,000.00

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Muskoka Snowmobile


Steve Elliott and I attend a gala event last weekend in Mississauga.   The annual Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) AGM.   The event started Friday at noon and ended Saturday night about 10:30 ish.    I will use what Steve wrote and the intrepid snowmobiler below

Its official folks, The new vision for snowmobiling in Ontario was passed this weekend at the OFSC Annual General Meeting, Our club representativesBob Hogg and Steve Elliott attended to represent your interests in this critical decision. The vote passed with 70% support.

Big News for Ontario Snowmobiling!
OFSC snowmobile clubs made a historic culture shift this morning at their 2016 Annual General Meeting. Their decision to approve the implementation of an ambitious and innovative new plan called “More On The Snow” over the next two or three years helps secure a successful future for organized trail riding in Ontario. It also sets a bold new direction for delivering great trails that will be the envy of many other snowmobile organizations in North America and a template many will emulate in years to come.


A multi-layered and integrated plan, More On The Snow will maximize effective and efficient use of permit dollars and improve rider experience by moving management of grooming operations from clubs to OFSC districts (reduced in number from the current 16 to 12), with clubs working collaboratively to plan and deliver grooming for their entire region rather than independently within individual club boundaries as is now the case. This new coordinated approach will streamline grooming as shared equipment goes wherever needed in each region, making for more seamlessly smooth trails and helping to assure more regular grooming even when a machine breaks down.


More On The Snow will also use permit dollars more effectively, saving money by moving management of groomer fleet operations to the provincial level where the ongoing purchase, replacement and allocation of these $250,000 + machines will be planned and delivered centrally (rather than piecemeal by individual clubs) thereby assuring that the entire fleet is being continually evaluated, monitored and updated with new equipment. This will improve rider experience with better and more consistent grooming capability (with fewer breakdowns) everywhere. Central fleet management will reduce costs by taking maximum advantage of bulk buying opportunities and new options such as short term rentals, leasing and equipment sharing, and by reducing costly repairs on aging machines.


Finally, More On The Snow improves rider experience by building stronger clubs and reducing volunteer workload in club administration and paperwork, enabling volunteers to focus more on delivering great trails and club social activities.


Two years in the planning, More On The Snow builds on an OFSC permit revenue redistribution decision several years ago that among other things now allocates more grooming dollars each season to regions with more snow. The many rider benefits of More On The Snow will not be seen overnight, but over the next several years should make Ontario an even better trail riding destination. Congratulations to OFSC clubs for having the vision and commitment to approve More On The Snow!

#ontariosnowtrails #gosnowmobilingontario

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Snowmobile Volunteer Missing


Longtime Volunteer with the North Bay Snowmobile Club is reported as being missing.

The North Bay Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Charlie Bemrose who was last seen in North Bay on Saturday Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Bemrose, age 59, is approximately five feet, six inches tall with a slender build, brown eyes, brown hair and is mostly bald.

His vehicle is described as a 1998, plum coloured Honda Accord 4-door sedan with Ontario licence plate BMJN 720

OPP Information Here

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Cottage in Muskoka?


Any sledders summer in Muskoka?

A group has had enough of the spring flooding and damage and are doing something about it. Hundreds are expected to attend a public meeting next weekend in Port Carling to discuss a class action lawsuit against the MNR regarding flooding and damage to properties.

READ MORE

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Annual MLSTA General Meeting


To Quote our FB Page

Urgent Reminder. Annual MLSTA General meeting this Saturday May 7, 10:00 am at the Glen Orchard Community Center. This year will bring about major changes in club and district operations. Our executive leadership have announced their plans to retire, and if we do not secure new leadership the future of the club is in serious jeopardy. If you love our trails and can spare some time we would love to see you on Saturday!

MLSTA Annual AGM.


Steve said it well from our FB page:

Urgent call for all interested snowmobilers to attend the MLSTA annual Saturday May 7th 10am Glen Orchard

After more than 10 dedicated years of dedicated service, our executive directors are retiring. We cant thank them enough for all their service, but this leaves a huge gap in leadership for our club. Please see the message below from our club president Rene, and if you care at all about keeping a trail network in Bala and Port Carling please think about becoming a member of our club.

MESSAGE FROM:

Rene’ Leenaars

Hello everyone, just a reminder that our AGM is coming up on May 7, 10:00 am at the Glen Orchard Community Center. This year will bring about major changes in club and district operations. From this point forward all clubs in all the snowmobile districts will operate as a cohesive unit. For our district, (District 7) the change will not be too severe since 9 of the 11 clubs already operate as a unit. The 2 “stand alone” clubs will now join with the MSR and we will all operate as District 7. Club operations are also undergoing a slight overhaul as well. Currently all clubs are incorporated entities and therefore must operate with a full board of directors. This has proven to be a real difficulty over the past few seasons. There is now going to be an option available to clubs to become “unincorporated” and operate as was done many years ago with no board of directors. There would essentially only need to be a President to oversee club operations and sit on the District board to represent the club. This, however does not mean that the club would not still be responsible for the same  things it always was. It simply allows clubs that are not able to put together a board of directors to still be a club in “good standing” with the OFSC and be eligible for insurance coverage and eligible for trail and equipment grants. The down side is that the District 7 administration would be responsible to oversee all funds the club currently has as well as any monies collected from fundraising and donations. The District administration staff would oversee all the financial aspects of a club to be sure the resources are properly recorded and disbursed. The club is still the one who directs what and where the money is spent on.

With our AGM coming up and the difficulty we have had getting active directors in the past I feel this is something we may want to discuss. This year all our executive directors will be retiring. Most have been with the club 10 years or more and some many more than that. We are all starting to feel “burned out” and with the workload and age it is becoming more difficult  to stay interested in snowmobiling. This will leave a large void in our club. There have been a few of our volunteers that have agreed to undertake some responsibilities that are substantial but there are still many jobs that need to be looked after. Steve Elliot has agreed to look after organizing the removal and installation of the bridges in Port Carling which is a big load off my shoulders. However, we still have numerous jobs to be looked after. One such responsibility is Landowner Relations. This one consists of getting in touch with new landowners, requesting permission to install or keep an existing trail on private property, identifying the lot location and trail location on said property and making sure the LUP’s are signed and registered with the District and dealing with correspondence from existing landowners, keeping record of specific requests that certain landowners have and making sure we are complying with them. Some Landowners who request copies of our insurance certificate are sent them. Basically anything dealing with landowners in general. Another position is as trails coordinator. The responsibility of this position is to plan trail upgrades and any repairs or re-routes that may be necessary. Also involved is long range planning for new bridges and old ones that  need to be installed. Part of the job is to apply for funding from various sources of government. Currently I am working with the Township of Muskoka Lakes to apply for funding to install a new floating bridge crossing in Bala so we no longer have to travel along Hwy. 169 over the falls. This could be in place for our next season. All the engineering is now completed to the proposed CP rail crossing bridge in Bala as well. This is a long term plan as preliminary estimates put the cost at close to half a million dollars and will depend on being able to keep our club running as a going concern. Funding for this project would be through the OFSC as a continuation of the original Oka Road Trail.

I am hopeful that Bob Hogg will continue to look after our website and work with Steve and everyone else that contributes to our Facebook page. This had pretty good response over the past couple of seasons. The grooming operations were at best “difficult” this past season with all the mild weather and trail closures. I must thank Rainer Hacker, our lead operator for all the time put in to open trails as well as train 1 new operator. Our second new operator will be trained next season and a brush up session for Trevor Quinton, who has been operating the Centaur the past couple of years, to get used to running our Husky and become a full time operator as well. I plan to stay on and help with  grooming operations over the next few years.

So as you can see there are many jobs that need to be done. Many helping out will make all these  jobs go easier and faster  and not as daunting as they sound.  I ask everyone to PLEASE come out to the AGM and be involved in the planning of our club for the future. If you don’t get involved NOW there will be nothing left to get involved with!

 

See you all on Saturday, May 7, 10:00am at Glen Orchard Community Center

Rene’ Leenaars

New Dock Rules


Many of our followers have cottages up here in the North you may be interested in this dock boathouse law initiated a while ago.

The MLA is working on defining it in more detail.

Dock or Boathouse Repair or Build

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Dock building and repair just got bogged down in red tape; Ministry approval now needed

 

Muskoka Trail Situation


Hello everyone, just a last minute update on our trail situation. Discussions are still on going with the Government and the Landowners so all trails North of Bala will again be closed. That is C114 North as well as C102D from Brandy Lake to Bass Lake Restaurant are “CLOSED”. The system to the South of Bala is open for riding. That includes C114 South from Bala to the C101D intersection, C101D from Southwood Road to the “C” trail junction as well as Trail #17 to Nine Mile lake are open. Also “C” trail is open South to the B105 junction and North to the Moon River Bridge connecting to MacTier trails. Trail #21 is also open to Big Bay on Georgian Bay. All these trails are “OPEN LIMITED”  so please be careful out there. we plan to keep these trails open as long as we are able and get some cold weather and snow to be able to start grooming on a regular basis. we will also be keeping in contact with the MSR office and as soon as we get the “GO” we will start to groom the trails now closed. Please respect our landowners and stay off closed trails. 

Rene’ Leenaars

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Last minute update


Hello everyone, just a last minute update on our trail situation. Discussions are still on going with the Government and the Landowners so all trails North of Bala will again be closed. That is C114 North as well as C102D from Brandy Lake to Bass Lake Restaurant are “CLOSED”. The system to the South of Bala is open for riding.

That includes C114 South from Bala to the C101D intersection, C101D from Southwood Road to the “C” trail junction as well as Trail #17 to Nine Mile lake are open. Also “C” trail is open South to the B105 junction and North to the Moon River Bridge connecting to MacTier trails. Trail #21 is also open to Big Bay on Georgian Bay. All these trails are “OPEN LIMITED”  so please be careful out there. we plan to keep these trails open as long as we are able and get some cold weather and snow to be able to start grooming on a regular basis. we will also be keeping in contact with the MSR office and as soon as we get the “GO” we will start to groom the trails now closed. Please respect our landowners and stay off closed trails. 

Rene’ Leenaars

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Brandy Lake Work


I just want to send out a HUGE “Thank You” to the three guys, Sean Roberts, John Walsh and Tony Molica who showed up at 9:00am on Saturday morning (having fight their way through 5″ of freshly fallen wet snow) to help do some tree removal on only 24 hours notice and no machinery to assist !  The day was a huge success as we were able to remove about 40 trees to widen a section of C102D. About 28 trees were the normal 10″-12″ in diameter but the rest were anywhere up to 20″ and a few even larger! A great job done safely and expediently.

We now have another section that the Husky will be able to get through without banging up the protection cage around the cab. Next Saturday, weather permitting, I would like to again get a small crew together for and get another section widened out as well. As long as we are not yet able to sled, we may as well get as much widening done as possible. This will allow us to move through the trails with the groomer at a much faster rate allowing us to do more trail every night! If anyone can help out please let me know and I will start planning where we will go.

Thanks, and pray for COLD weather and then SNOW!!!!

Rene’ Leenaars

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