Friday, February 22, 2013

In Jay's Corner

   Ten years ago a determined young couple bought the Firehouse Restaurant beside Ox Narrows on Haliburton County’s Kushog Lake. They worked doggedly to develop it as a casual eating and gathering place for the cottagers, full-time residents and visiting outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the wild beauty of this lake country.
The Fire House on Kushog Lake
   The couple, Jay Manning and Anita Maracle-Manning, expanded their restaurant vision into a base camp for exploring the extensive wilderness trails developed for ATVs, snowmobiles, canoeists and campers. They also offered more outdoor enjoyment through fishing derbies and golf tournaments. In short, they did everything to develop a solid business that would provide enjoyment for others.
   Last fall their vision suffered a devastating blow. Jay was told he had a brain tumour. He went through surgery and radiation treatment and now is into a second round of chemotherapy. Through all the medical treatments they have been trying to keep the business running.
   Now, Jay and Anita are not only fighting his cancer, they are struggling to pay for the drugs that his doctors say are needed to help him win the fight. The Ontario hospital insurance system will not pay for these drugs, which friends say are costing tens of thousands of dollars. One of these friends, Ellen Wiley, has started a campaign to help Jay and Anita.
   Ellen said in a recent email: “They have provided us all with sincere friendship for years. It is now time for all of us to step up to the plate to help them.”
   People can help by spreading the word through social networks, offering support, and if they wish, through financial donations to the In Jay’s Corner campaign. Anyone who wants to help or to receive more information should contact Ellen. Her co-ordinates:

Ellen Wiley
Coldwell Banker Wiley Real Estate, Brokerage Dorset
Fax: [705]766-1230


  1. how many people did they scam ! are you kidding me? these people are the biggest cons out there......trying to sell there property since 2011.. disgusting ,do not suppor these cons.

  2. You are a con......dipshit.

    1. your a thief Anita.........your going to jail for theft.