Bob Lake Association

Category: News


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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Drones at the Cottage? Know the Rules!

The topic and concern of drones came up during our 2019 AGM. Transport Canada released major updates to the drone safety and privacy regulations shortly after that. So what better time then to create a primer on what you should…

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The Importance of Lake Associations

Spend a few minutes and watch these videos produced by FOCA which highlights the importance of lake associations: Why do Lake Associations Matter Why Citizen Science Matters Lake Associations in Action

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Haliburton Gardening and Environmental Guide

There is a new resource in the works for people interested in plants and gardens in the Highlands. This project has been over a year in the making and promises to be a great tool for all of us. The…

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever @ Bob Lake!!

One of our members noticed a tick on their dog after visiting the cottage this past weekend. The tick was taken to their veterinarian for testing and was found to be carrying Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – a potentially deadly…

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BLAst – June 2019

Check out our June 2019 BLAst newsletter! In this edition we touch on the success of our AGM that took place on May 18, which included our Safe Boating Action Plan and an update to membership fees (see here for…

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Second Boat Launch Delegation to Council

Members of the BLA Board presented a second delegation to Minden Hills Council on April 25, 2019 for the restoration of our public boat launch. You can read all the material behind our “Plan B” solution posted to our updated…

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BLAst – April 2019

Read the Chair’s BLAst newsletter for April 2019. This contains important information for our upcoming AGM!

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BLA Message Board

Introducing the BLA Message Board! Have something to sell or give away? Looking for something? Or just wanting to share something with fellow Bob Lakers? Well checkout our new BLA Message Board page here (also available from our main website…

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Spring Flooding Watch

A message from the MNFR on spring flooding conditions: “The latest snow survey shows a continuing deep snowpack in southeast/ southcentral Ontario ranging from 125% to 450% of normal for this date …The impact of recent warm temperatures and rainfall…

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BLAst – February 2019

Chair’s BLAst newsletter for February 2019…

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BLA Dock Tags Are Here!

Introducing BLA Dock Tags. See what the buzz is all about and get yours now!! See here.

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