NLPS ~ “You Light Up My Life”, Second Annual Dance & Silent Auction

 

Up Coming Events

 

April 8Yard Sale 8am-1pm Collingwood Youth Centre 76 First St. Accepting donations all day & evening on Friday April 7th.

May 13“You Light Up My Life”. Second Annual Dance & Silent Auction, Georgian Bay Hotel.  dance

Buffet Dinner / Silent & Live Auction / Music by Strange Potatoes / $75 a person

May 20First Farmer’s Market,  Pine St. 8:30am-1pm

May 27Tattoo Day at Idols & Anchors Tattoos, Steel N Ink Collingwood & Collingwood Tattoo Company 11am-7pm

 

 

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Following the completion of the wrapping that was carried out on the lighthouse last fall, we are pleased to report that despite numerous severe winds throughout the winter months, the covering has held in place thus providing the much needed protection the tower needed as we move on to the next phase of work. .

Our efforts to date have garnered us very favourable attention from the Federal government who views NLPS as a very creditable group, one capable of taking on a project the size of which the tower’s restoration presents. We are very pleased that following recent discussions with the appropriate departments, we are now moving forward with the next phase of actions that will facilitate the transfer of ownership of the property to NLPS in the not too distant future.

During the wrapping process, engineers contracted by the government completed a structural assessment of the tower and we now have their final report in our possession. Notwithstanding the obvious degradation of the exterior stonework, the structure has been given a clean bill of health. We are now working towards having an environmental assessment and remediation done of the interior of the tower which is a critical component of the ownership transfer process.

Discussions are also underway with the government that will allow us to potentially construct some improved docking facilities on the island. As we learned last fall, access to the island is difficult at best and in order to facilitate the landing of equipment, materials and personnel, a more substantial and protected site is needed. In summary members should be very happy with our progress to date. The government is extremely supportive of our efforts and we are confident that great strides will be made in the months ahead that will see us take ownership of the property thus allowing us to move onto the critical phases leading to the light’s eventual restoration.

Rick Crouch

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