We hope your summer has been spectacular. We’re not ready to say goodbye to the summer of 2022 quite yet, but do have a few updates for you.
This summer, the Loon Call Lake Cottagers Association gathered together to help raise money and food for the NKFB. This summer’s events were a few of the ways for residents of Loon Call Lake to socialize, reconnect with each other and benefit the community at the same time. Starting in July with the Pandemic Paddle, nonperishable food items were collected from participants as they paddled canoes, SUP boards, and kayaks around lake. In addition, the annual Regatta and Corn Roast pulled in a hefty sum ($570) to donate to the North Kawartha Food Bank from many generous participants.
Diane and Jacques gratefully accepted the donations which were delivered to the North Kawartha FB in August to help support our NK community.
Thanks to all of you … participants, attendees, organizers, and helpers …for your enthusuasm in making this a very successful Regatta and Corn Roast.
Rained Out. Working on a Rain Date
Unfortunately, the golf tournament was rained out. We will update you if a rain date is possible. Thanks Scott for all you do for the Loon Call Lake community.
From LakeFriendly.ca: “Water is our most precious resource.One of the most significant problems facing lakes, rivers, and streams today is an excess of nutrients entering our waterways. This causes an overgrowth of algae that is choking our waters, destroying habitats, and spoiling beaches. These nutrients can also be toxic to humans and animals. If this continues, our waters will not be able to recover.
The following request was sent to The Township of North Kawartha, Mayor Carolyn Amyotte, per the motion made at the Loon Call Lake Cottagers’ Assocation AGM on July 9, 2022. (Some identifying information has been removed)
Margaret Colquhoun President, Loon Call Lake Cottagers’ Association (LCLCA)
Mayor Carolyn Amyotte, The Township of North Kawartha 280 Burleigh Street P.O. Box 550 Apsley, Ontario K0L 1A0
Thank you for attending the Loon Call Lake Cottagers’ Association AGM held on July 9th. It was a pleasure to have your participation as one of our guest speakers.
This letter is a follow up to the motion made during the meeting regarding the Anstruther Lake Road entrance from Hwy 28, with a request for the North Kawartha municipality to take action.
Motion: Calvin Northover – Motion to rework the Anstruther Lake Road guard rails and width of entry. Seconded: Leslie Guyatt. All members were in support of the motion. LCLCA Executive committed to taking the motion forward to the North Kawartha municipality.
Considerable discussion took place among cottager owners with the following comments:
The entrance is too narrow and the turn is too tight. Trucks have difficulty making the turn, especially if another vehicle is in the intersection
It is difficult to see the entrance from the highway when approaching from the south because of the configuration of the railing. It appears as one continuous guardrail.
It is a busy intersection owing to the Anstruther transfer station traffic, entrance to the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park and Anstruther Marina
Recommendations / possible actions could include:
widening the entrance,
creating turning lanes from Hwy 28 as well as Anstruther,
increasing visibility of guardrail markings, such that the break for Anstruther Road is easier to see
Thank you for your consideration. Please do keep us apprised of progress on this issue. Sincerely, Margi Colquhoun
Message from the North Kawartha Foodbank upon receiving the Golf Tournament donation:
Thank you for your recent donation to the North Kawartha Food Bank through Canada Helps. Your generosity and thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. We hope the participants at the Looncall Lake Golf Tournament had an amazing day.
This gift will be used to help benefit those individuals and families in need of assistance by providing food and other basic supplies as per our mandate. The North Kawartha Food Bank Inc. operates on a totally volunteer basis.
Best regards, Diane Rothnie, Treasurer, North Kawartha Food Bank Inc.
Visit: North Kawartha Food Bank 135 Burleigh St. PO Box 641 Apsley, Ontario Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM 705-656-3820
FOCA is very proud to launch the new Be #WakeAware campaign, together with our partners at the Muskoka Lakes Association and Safe Quiet Lakes.
Boaters need to be #WakeAware to ensure ALL lake or river users are able to enjoy the water safely and sustainably. Any wake near shore can cause issues for loons, docks, shorelines, swimmers and other small craft users. Large wake users are encouraged to take their fun to the middle of large lakes. Avoid narrow, shallow or near-shore areas, and watch behind you to understand your wake impact.
All small powerboat users can help, too, by always reducing speed to 10 km/hr or less within 30m of shore, and by getting up to plane quickly when transitioning from slow to high speed. We all have a role to play in being #WakeAware.
Do your part: Please visit the campaign webpage, share the link and #WakeAware hashtag on your own social networks, websites and community groups, and circulate this message to everyone you know who loves the waterfront in Ontario: www.BeWakeAware.com