Posted: 5/1/2017 7:39:27 AM
 

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Hello to All Barge Users

The barge will be starting operation on Monday May 1st

There are currently half load restrictions in effect till May 31.  Please also be mindful of the island pathways as some areas and the edges are soft. Damage to the pathways is the responsibility of the user.

Please contact Michael on the Barge at 705-349-1492 by voice or text or email at mhaswell@bigwinislandgc.com  at least 24 hours in advance to secure you spot on the barge and avoid disappointment or long waits.

 

 
by Keyaira McQueen | 0 comments
Posted: 4/27/2017 7:38:43 AM
 

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Construction Reminder

 

For your safety, it is important to stay off the golf course while the bunker renovation is occurring. Also, be mindful that there will be a great deal of traffic and construction activity  on the ring road during this period as well. We ask that you please exercise care and caution when using the paths.

Thank you! 

 

Garbage & Recycling Protocols

Collection

  • Garbage/ Recycling collection is every Tuesday morning from May to November.
  • Only garbage inside your green cottage bin will be collected.
  • Please remember to not overfill your cottage bin or abuse the garbage collection program.
  • A cottage owner can bring their own bags to the garbage bins at the Island runway as long as bags are put in the correct bins and closed after use, also note that this area can be dangerous and you are at your own risk.

Dump Items

  • Construction waste, paint cans, appliances, mattresses, furniture, yard waste, large metal items, tires and barbecues warrant a phone call to Keyaira McQueen at 705-783-0367 so she can arrange to have them be picked up.
  • Dump items will be picked up directly from your cottage, do not put these items at the end of your driveway.
  • These items will warrant a minimum fee of $60.00.

Rules

  • A bag should weigh no more than 40lbs.
  • Non-bagged items will not be taken away.
  • Bins should always be closed and bags should never be left outside the bin.
  • Recycling should be kept separate from garbage.
  • Recycling should be separated into two bags, one containing fibers (ie. paper, cardboard, etc.) and the other containing metal, plastic and glass (ie. pop cans, bottles, etc.).
  • Recycling must be put into clear bags to distinguish what is inside
  • Cardboard can be placed in bins without being in a bag, as long as boxes are broken down and bundled
  • Any mess created by having an overfilled bin or an open bin will be cleaned up by the staff and charged to the appropriate cottage at the hourly labour rate.
  • Bags that are not tied tightly, ripped or overfilled will warrant an extra charge of $5.00 dollars.
 

Bigwin Island Bottle Drop Off Program

 

We are pleased to be continuing with the initiative for our recycling program. Bigwin has a designated spot to drop off all of your empty beer bottles, cans, spirit bottles, and wine bottles. We want to make it easier for everyone on the island to recycle responsibly as well as stop the hassle of having to cart your empties off the island on your own. 

There is now an area on the runway where you can drop off your empties, but also cottagers can leave their empties in their garbage bins to be collected by our staff on Garbage Day each Tuesday. 

Here are a couple of tips to make this process run smoothly for everyone:

  • Beer Bottles - should be sorted by colour and placed back into their original packaging
  • Wine or Spirit Bottles - should be sorted by colour and placed into a box or clear blue recycling bag
  • Aluminum Cans - should be sorted separately from all other containers and placed in their original packaging or a clear blue recycling bag
  • Plastic Bottles & Tetra Packs - should be sorted separately from all other items and placed into a clear blue recycling bag
 

Spring Cart Service

 

Tom Williams will be pulling the carts out of storage starting next week and we will let you know if we see anything he think needs to be addressed.  If you have any questions or know of anything that needs to be done with your cart please contact: Tom at 705-783-9669 or twilliams@bigwinislandgc.com

 
 

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by Keyaira McQueen | 0 comments
Posted: 4/17/2017 1:22:53 PM

Shuttle Trips

Happy Spring! With the arrival of the warmer weather and the ice out on Lake of Bays we are now able to start offering limited shuttle service to our BIWA members. Starting this week, the shuttle will be available on a CALL AHEAD basis only.  Those wishing to utilize this service need to contact Keyaira McQueen with your travel request details, so that we can accommodate your requirments to the best of our abilities.  Please keep in mind that trails and pathways will only have limited access for the next week or so. 

We will continue to keep you posted and will let you know as soon as regular shuttle service hours resume. 

Contact Keyaira at 705-783-0367. 

Update on Mike Cunnington

We are pleased to announce that Mike Cunnington, along with still having involvement at the Port Cunnington Marina, has officially become part of our Bigwin Island team as an employee. Mike will be involved with general island maintenance,  construction needs of the Club, BIWA services, as well as be available to assist with other property owner requirements.

Mike Cunnington NEW contact information  
Cell Phone 705-646-3326
Email mcunnington@bigwinislandgc.com

 
 

BIWA Personal Barge Trip

To help facilitate your spring transition at the cottage, we would like to provide our BIWA cottagers a special service on the barge this spring. We are pleased to offer one complementary round trip on the barge, with your personal vehicle.  This will allow you to more easily stock up for the season or transfer personal items back to your cottage for the summer. 

It is important that you book this ahead of time with Michael Haswell (705-349-1492) and that you use a vehicle the is appropriate for loading on the barge and traveling on the paths properly.

 

We love getting constructive feedback from our members! Please click the link below to let us hear from you.  

by Keyaira McQueen | 0 comments
Posted: 4/17/2017 7:37:54 AM
 

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Shuttle Trips

Happy Spring! With the arrival of the warmer weather and the ice out on Lake of Bays we are now able to start offering limited shuttle service to our BIWA members. Starting this week, the shuttle will be available on a CALL AHEAD basis only.  Those wishing to utilize this service need to contact Keyaira McQueen with your travel request details, so that we can accommodate your requirments to the best of our abilities.  Please keep in mind that trails and pathways will only have limited access for the next week or so. 

We will continue to keep you posted and will let you know as soon as regular shuttle service hours resume. 

Contact Keyaira at 705-783-0367. 

Update on Mike Cunnington

We are pleased to announce that Mike Cunnington, along with still having involvement at the Port Cunnington Marina, has officially become part of our Bigwin Island team as an employee. Mike will be involved with general island maintenance,  construction needs of the Club, BIWA services, as well as be available to assist with other property owner requirements.

Mike Cunnington NEW contact information  
Cell Phone 705-646-3326
Email mcunnington@bigwinislandgc.com

 
 

BIWA Personal Barge Trip

To help facilitate your spring transition at the cottage, we would like to provide our BIWA cottagers a special service on the barge this spring. We are pleased to offer one complementary round trip on the barge, with your personal vehicle.  This will allow you to more easily stock up for the season or transfer personal items back to your cottage for the summer. 

It is important that you book this ahead of time with Michael Haswell (705-349-1492) and that you use a vehicle the is appropriate for loading on the barge and traveling on the paths properly.

 

We love getting constructive feedback from our members! Please click the link below to let us hear from you.  

by Keyaira McQueen | 0 comments
Posted: 3/21/2017 2:40:08 PM

Use Extreme Caution on the Ice

Please be aware that with the arrival of warmer temperatures the ice conditions on both sides of the island have become unpredictable and unsafe. We recommend holding off any travel to the island unless you are absolutely sure conditions are safe. 

Please contact Mike Cunnington or Kevin Schultz for crossing information. 

Mike Cunnington - 705-783-5073

Kevin Schultz - 705-788-6500

 

by Keyaira McQueen | 0 comments