Bob Lake Association

Category: News


Hazard Markers Removed

Our hazard marker buoys were removed from the lake today and replaced with the winter markers. Just one casualty – we lost our H6 buoy! It appears the rope loop got caught between some sharp rocks and worn through from…

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Haliburton County Internet Broadband Study

CHA is urgently asking all members to read this message from the County of Haliburton and to take action that will help support improvement to our Internet connectivity services! Message from the County of Haliburton Over the past months, the…

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The Natural Edge

Are you a landowner concerned about the state of your shoreline’s health? For a limited time, and thanks to partners at Watersheds Canada, The Land Between organization can offer free or reduced site visits and starter kits of native plants…

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Safe Boating Labour Day Weekend Update

Check out our Safe Boating Labour Day Weekend Update, which includes details on: The status of our speed signs posted at both ends of the first narrows A new Safe Boating Resources web page A reminder of why safe boating…

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Be Bear Wise

As the summer season in bear country continues, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry have been working hard to provide outreach, awareness and education to short-term and long-residents within our district, in regards to human-wildlife conflict prevention. The MNRF’s…

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Hazard Buoys Deployed

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions we were able put all eight hazard buoys out on the lake earlier today – just one week later than our ideal schedule. Refer to our Hazard Marking web page for more details and…

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Septic Tips

No doubt that COVID-19 has kept many of us away from the cottage. Despite that, here is a good reminder about your septic system from CHA for when restrictions ease and we find ourselves reunited with the lake again!!

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BLAst – April 2020

Check out our April 2020 BLAst newsletter – AGM postponed, Safe Boating Action Plan update, boat launch update, and more!!

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Important Safe Boating Update

The BLA’s Safe Boating Committee has been busy since last year’s AGM when our Safe Boating Action Plan was approved. This Action Plan included the installation of eight hazard markers and two speed signs at the north & south ends…

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Sheltering-in-Place at the Cottage?

Please read the following letters recently sent out to all Bob Lakers. These contain important information for those considering an early run to the cottage as part of their COVID-19 strategy: March 28 – containing several good cottage country COVID-19…

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FOCA Membership

FOCA membership is now available to BLA members not already with FOCA through their road association. For a small annual fee of $4 (increased in March 2020 from $3.50) added to your normal BLA membership dues you can join FOCA…

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New Logo!

Welcome to our new logo!! A huge thanks to Gerald Flach who has contributed many hours of his graphic design skills to create a series of new BLA logo formats. Watch for additional versions in the future designed specifically for…

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Ontario Budget Cuts That Could Impact Your Cottage Environment

Cottage Life has published a great article that summarizes a set of recent Ontario provincial government budget cuts on programs that are closely tied our cottage environment – a short and highly recommend read (see here).

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Smart Ash?

What do you do with the ashes from your fireplace? Toss them in with your garbage or haul them out to that special place reserved at the dump? Or did you know that ashes are a completely natural material that…

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BLAst – November 2019

Check out our November 2019 BLAst newsletter! In this edition we wrap up the season with an update on the boat launch situation, as well as progress on both our Safe Boating and Lake Stewardship priorities.

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Don’t Let Your Fall Cleanup Pollute Our Lake!

The fall colours have been amazing this year – even better when you can enjoy them at the cottage! But as the leaves drop along with the temperature, many of us feel compelled to grab our rakes or leaf blowers…

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