Bob Lake Association

Category: News


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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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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