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Light Up Your Nation Run

October 1, 2016

8:00 am to 11:30 am

Light Up

On Saturday October 1, 2016, Saugeen First Nation will be hosting the ‘Light Up Your Nation Run’ along 2nd Avenue south of French Bay.

This race is a non-competitive family/community focused race, open to all ages, stages and cultures.


Race route

run route


Hope to see you there!




Fire Ban Has Been Lifted for Saugeen First Nations

August 17, 2016




Emerald Ash Borer UPDATE

August 7, 2016

The Band has told us that trees affected with Emerald Ash Bore are the responsibility of the cottager to have treated or cut down.  Treatment is typically only done for heritage trees.

Two local arborists have agreed to offer a discount to SCOI members:

Grey Bruce Tree Workers
Zach Weiler
(519) 706-8733

Becket Tree Service
Matt Beckett
(519) 375-6274

Please tell them you are a SCOI member and Jim Grant referred you.



SCOI Annual General Meeting 2016

Saturday, September 3 at 10AM.
Zion Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach

For Agenda, click here.


Saugeen Cottagers' Endowment Fund

For update, click here.

The SCOI Board of Directors is encouraging families and individuals to contribute to the fund.

For more information on the fund and how to donate, please click here.


Sauble Park Policy

In 2015, the Chief and Band Council approved a new policy and rules for operation of the Sauble Park.

The new policy defines Sauble Park as the main beach between Main St and French Bay Rd. This means that the beach crew will no longer be servicing French Bay Cove Beach and French Bay Beach.

All cottagers who witness serious infractions of the policy are to call the OPP.


The new Sauble Park Policy can be found here.



New Bylaw

August 30, 2014

A new SCOI bylaw was approved at the 2014 Annual General Meeing.

To read the bylaw, click here.


Invasive Species On the Beach

Phragmites update 2016

The Band has indicated it no longer intends to spray to control this invasive reed grass. Cottagers are encouraged to keep this grass cut throughout the year. Continuous cutting prevents the plants from storing root reserves. Over time the reserves will diminished to the point where the grass is unable to grow back.

Giant Hogweed and Wild Parsnip

The Band is also becoming concerned about these two invasive species. The sap from both plants can cause skin inflammation and blisters. Kirk Roote in the Land Management office is asking that we report infestations to him if/when we find them - or (519) 797 3039.

The following links give good descriptions of these two species: Giant Hogweed    Wild Parsnip



We have been asked to remind our members about a number of issues related to garbage.

  • The limit is 2 bags per week
  • The bears have been quite active again this year. For those who are reluctant to leave their garbage out on Sunday night, we encourage you to take your garbage home with you or store it safely until you return and then take it to the landfill on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm when the landfill is open.
    Please do not drop your garbage off at the landfill gate when the site is not open.
    Remember to take your landfill pass.
  • The fall heavy garbage pickup is scheduled for the week following the Labour Day weekend, September 6 - 8, 2016.


Summer break-ins continue to be an issue. In previous years, perpetrators have become very bold and we ask that each of you please keep an eye on your neighbours' properties. There may be people/vehicles there that you do not recognize. They may be family members or friends, but if you are unsure, you can always call the cottage owner to make sure that the people are legitimate.

Your best defense against unwanted visitors is your neighbours. Sometimes being nosy is a good thing.


Group Insurance for Cottage Owners

SCOI Board of directors has endorsed the Cottage Association Group Insurance Program offered by Hill's Insurance in Southampton. SCOI members have access to an exclusive 15% group rate discount for their cottage, in addition to a wide range of policy discounts, such as Claims Free, Age, Renewal and Multi-Residence discount.

Call or email for your no-obligation quote:

177 High St. 
Southampton Ontario, Canada 
N0H 2L0

Contact Name: Michael & Marylou Hills
Phone: 519-797-3431 
Fax: 519-797-5343




Who Do I Call?

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula Community Policing Committee has published a brochure that may be of interest to our members.

The document is in 2 sections. See page 1 and page 2.


Emergency Numbers

911 — Identify your community as Saugeen First Nations and give your street name and (green) number.


OPP 24 hours: 1-888-310-1122

Saugeen First Nation Tip line  519 372 5358

Sauble Park (Beach) Supervisor  519 372 7009 (in-season)


Saugeen First Nation Fire Chief, Allen Mason can be reached @ 519-797-5991 or 519-797-3366


Southampton — 340 High Street, Southampton. Phone: 519-797-3230. Map

Owen SoundGrey Bruce General Hospital 1800 8th Street East Owen Sound. Phone:519-376-2121. Map

Wiarton — 369 Mary Street, Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0. Phone: (519) 534-1260. Map

Bear Sightings

IN AN IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY, contact your local police force or dial 911

For information on bears from the Ministry of Natural Resources, click here.

Home away from home


Forces at Play

An article on the actions of waves, from Cottage Life Summer 2016

click here



Got Bears?

Click here.

Read about this issue in the July 26, 2016 edition of Owen Sound Sun Times. Click here.

AGM Dates 2016

Chief's Point: Saturday July 2nd 5pm

South Sauble: Saturday July 30th, 10am, at the South Sauble Community Church

Block B: Saturday August 6th 10am, at the Rotary Scout Hall, Southampton

French Bay: Saturday August 20th 10am, at the South Sauble Community Chuch

SCOI: Saturday Sept. 3rd 10am, at Zion Amabel United Church.





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