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SERA Annual General Meeting Update

AGM August 2022 Update

SERA held its AGM virtually on Aug. 10. We thank our community for attending and having a very thoughtful conversation. If you missed it, please get in touch with your road president for a recap. Your representatives are: President, Chair and Director: Rico Bertschinger – Gold Point Road Association Vice …

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South End Road Association

Building a positive relationship with our WBFN neighbours

In the previous two summers, SERA families were unable to access their homes and cottages by land. To try to remedy this situation, we contacted WBFN to discuss a new road agreement that not only opens up road access, but respects the WBFN community, prioritizes its people’s safety, and contributes …

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Urgent notification to all permanent and seasonal residents – Lake of the Woods

The attached presentation was released by the Lake of the Woods Control Board on May 9, 2022. It is an excellent and in-depth discussion of the current and projected water levels in the Lake of the Woods basins. Significant detail was presented with representatives from the United States present. The …

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South End Road Association

Washagamis Bay First Nation elects new Chief and council

SERA community members, On August 16, the Washagamis Bay First Nation held elections in which a new Chief and Council was decided. We have sent our congratulations to Chief Vernon Copenace and his council. The SERA board is in communication with the new Chief and Council and looks forward to …

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SERA Road History and Position

Reserve Road History Background and Benefits to the Washagamis Bay First Nation

In 1977/1978 the original main road through the Reserve to the southern boundary was being constructed by Manitou Properties (Kenora) Ltd., a Kenora based real estate developer. (“the Developer”).  The Developer received the required authorization from the Washagamis Bay First Nation (“WBFN”) Band and the Crown, then known as The …

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South End Road Association

SERA Website Improvements

Click here to view our new website View our new section called, Our Perspectives Click here to contact us with your questions Our New Website Overview The South End Road Association (SERA) is pleased to inform you, our subscribers, of important improvements to our website. Click here to see the …

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South End Road Association

News Release – Washagamis Bay First Nations Road Blockade Creating Health Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2021 Click to download the news release Click to download the news release background information Listen to the press release Read Kenora Online’s article, “Residents feel ‘trapped’ due to First Nation road blockade.” WASHAGAMIS BAY FIRST NATIONS ROAD BLOCKADE CREATING HEALTH CRISIS – First Nations …

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SERA UPDATE

Ontario Government health order – section 2 cross border travel

The Ontario Government health order issued by the Premier of Ontario is attached for your review. Please beware of the new conditions, specifically section 2 Cross Border Travel. Click here to read the full health order PDF Section 2 Information: Certain travel into Ontario from Manitoba and Quebec prohibited 2. …

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SERA: Reserve Road Usage Requires Approval

It has come to the attention of the South End Road Association (SERA) and its member boards that recently there have been private road members gaining access to their cottages through the reserve road without previous approval from Andy Graham.  The SERA board was informed of actions by some road …

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Washagamis Bay First Nation – Urgent Community Notice – COVID-19 Lockdown Lifted

IMPORTANT: This notice only applies to full-time residents, and there will be no additional road access requests until the week of June 22. June 9, 2020 Urgent Community Notice – COVID-19 Lockdown Lifted Please be advised that upon further review by Chief and Council of the current COVID 19 cases …

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