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Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:14 AM
NEWSLETTER UPDATE
Some updates to info in our newsletter have been brought to our attention. Please see below:

1. Snapping Turtles in Ontario - the article referenced that snapping turtle species are still hunted legally. This is no longer correct. As of April 2017 the hunt for snapping turtles has been banned in Ontario. Please see the star.com article for more information

2. Baptiste Lake Fishing Guide - it was noted that you can fish for lake trout from Jan 1. - Sept 30, in Zone 15, which is where Baptiste Lake resides, but there is an (*) to these dates. In the Recreational Fishing Regulations Guide 2017, (p.68-77), on p.70 it states that for Lake Trout on Baptiste Lake it is only open from the 3rd Saturday in May to Sept 30.
Friday, June 23, 2017 2:09 PM
LIBRARY BOX AT THE MARINA
The library box is now up at the marina. Stop by to exchange, drop off, or pick up books! Or just take a peak at this beautiful box....

**special thanks to Anne and Paul Coleman for organizing this**

Friday, June 23, 2017 1:56 PM
HASTINGS HIGHLAND - WATERSHEDS CANADA
A special council meeting has been called on June 28th at 1 pm with guest speaker Barbara King from Watersheds Canada. See attached for more information about this discussion.


Overview of Hastings Highlands Presentation.pdf
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 7:06 AM
NOW ACCEPTING E-TRANSFERS!
Baptiste Lake Association can now accept e-Transfers as form of payment for memberships, donations, and other payments. Should you wish to use this method, please send the e-transfer to info@baptistelake.org. Please include the following information when making these payments
a) reason for payment
b) mailing address and contact information including postal code and phone
c) lake address and lake phone
Thank you!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 7:52 PM
SPRING NEWSLETTER
Its here! Please see our Newsletter Page for our latest and greatest! Special focus on the past for Canada's 150th
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:44 PM
REMINDER - SPRING OPENING EVENT
Please join your lake neighbours on Sunday May 21 at Birch Cliff Lodge from 5 to 7 PM to celebrate the opening of the summer season. Beer, Wine, soft drinks and snacks will be served. Find out what everyone has done over the winter. We hope to see you there. A special invite to anyone who is new to the lake!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:42 PM
FLYING LANTERN BAN
Please see attached for information on the Bylaw banning the sale and use of Flying Lanterns effective May 3rd, 2017.

flying lantern ban.pdf
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:37 PM
YOU ARE INVITED!
To attend a meeting on Lake Health at the Kawartha Community Centre in Apsley at 8:3- am till 12 noon on June 24. See attached for more details.

Lake Health.pdf
Friday, May 12, 2017 5:33 AM
SHORELINE REPAIR AND RESTORATION
With the latest high water situation we have had quite a bit of our shoreline just wash away. Of course it is not all due to this last flood, it is the accumulation of years of erosion and the high water levels. With this in mind I googled shoreline repair and found tho following which might be of interest....

Firstly, information from Ontario.ca
here

Then a few interesting documents below. Hope this is helpful!

SolutionsforShorelineErosion_PDF_EN1.pdf

Lakeland_Living_Guide.pdf
Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:08 PM
SPECIAL NOTICE FROM FOCA
Special Notice on Flood Watches from FOCA
FOCA Notice
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 2:55 PM
MESSAGE FROM HASTINGS HIGHLANDS
Due to the significant rainfall and subsequent distribution of these waters, area roads have been greatly impacted. Multiple roads needed attention, the worst being Lake St. Peter Road that was destroyed(photo attached). Crews were out and had it repaired as passable that evening.
Sand bags are available at the Bangor Maintenance Yard that is located at 35523 Highway 62 in Combermere and at Herschel Works Yard at Y Road and South Baptiste Lake Road. There are various locations throughout the municipality seeing high levels of water and the forecast is not looking favourable at improving this situation. We have been staying in contact with local media and emergency services for both Hastings and Renfrew Counties, and providing them with information as it becomes available.
Attached is a checklist and we ask that residents be prepared for 72 hours in case of widespread flooding and road closures.
For after hours road emergencies--please call 1-888-408-5143.
Thank you,
Kim Helkaa
Administrative/Community Services Coordinator
The Municipality of Hastings Highlands
33011 Hwy 62 North
P.O. Box 130
Maynooth, Ontario K0L 2S0
phone: 613 338-2811 ext. 200
toll free in Ontario: 1 877 338-2818 ext. 200
Fax: 613 338-3292
info@hastingshighlands.ca
Website: www.hastingshighlands.ca
Office Hours: Monday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m



Checklist.pdf


yprprdnssgd-eng.pdf
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:59 PM
MNRF WATERSHED CONDITION STATEMENT
Flood warning from MNRF 2017-05-02

WatershedConditionsStatements_FloodWarning-2017-05-02.pdf
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:19 AM
FOCA April Elert
You can check the FOCA April Elert here
Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:43 AM
FOCA Member Benefits
If you are a BLA Member in good standing then you are also a FOCA Member. See attached for FOCA Member benefits


Member Benefits FOCA Mar2017.pdf
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:03 PM
ICE IS OUT!
Well at least most of it is.... Just bits around the edges - check the web cam!

Webcam at Country Fare
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:47 PM
FOCA Statement on Real Estate Fixes
Please see the following FOCA Media Release:

FOCA Media Release
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:21 AM
In Search of Volunteer Grant Writer
The Municipality of Hastings Highlands is currently seeking a Volunteer Grant writer. Please see attached for more details.



Volunteer Grant Writer.pdf


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