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A General Reminder that the Annual Regatta will be held the first weekend of August. There will be a Horseshoe Tournament and long distance swim and canoe races (off of Sullivan’s Dock) on Saturday and Regatta on Sunday. Rain day to be on Monday.


The Council of the Corporation of the Township of North Kawartha will be holding a Public Meeting of the Council for the purpose of obtaining comments with respect to proposed changes to the Township of North Kawartha Comprehensice Zoning By-law N0.26-2012 on July 16, 2019 at 11am at the North Kawartha Municipal Office, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley, Ontario. Notice re meeting can be obtained by Clicking on: North Kawartha Town Hall copy


Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 3PM. A Reminder that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on the Lake this year. For the first time, it will be held at the Facilities of the Homestead on the Lake.The AGM will be held on Saturday, July 13th starting at 3pm. After the meeting, The Dreamboats, will perform a live concert. Weather permitting, the Band may be outside at the Baseball Diamond and there is a big Playground for kids.

There will be room for approximately 15 small boats at the North end of the boat slips where an Orange Cone will be placed. Because of limited boat slips, Cottagers are encouraged to come by car and park at the main lot by the store. Please come out, meet your fellow cottagers, and support and get involved in your Association.

Please join us for Clean Up Day, Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 9:30 at the Public Landing. We can use every able body!

Last summer our volunteers collected several large trailers full of debris (abandoned docks, flotsam, boards with nails, styrofoam, ropes, you name it…) from our beautiful and beloved Eels.

Please help pitch in! Everyone welcome; no one turned away! OUR LAKE NEEDS YOU!

Direct questions to Betsy Blanchard, chair of Clean Up Day, by taping on her name..

We look forward to seeing you June 22!

The Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT), a Health Clinic in Lakefield, will be offering walk-in hours during the months of July and August. Due to its limited budget they have limited hours within which they can offer health services. As such, they want to hear from cottagers as to when the best walk-in days/times would be.

The following questionnaire (Click Here), open until the end of May will help them plan appropriately and more information about PFHT (Click Here) is available on their website.


Effective immediately North Kawartha is in a fire ban. High Heat, extremely dry conditions, and lack of precipitation has lead to an extreme fire risk. ALL FIRE PERMITS ARE CANCELLED AND CAMPFIRES, INCLUDING FIREWORKS ARE ALSO STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING THE FIRE BAN.



Many cottagers located in narrow parts of the Lake have
asked that ALL be reminded about the need to maintain
safe and appropriate speeds and keep wakes to a minimum.

First of all, there may be swimmers in those areas.
Secondly, your wake may damage fragile shorelines.
Thirdly, your actions have an effect on the moored docks, boats and
other items.

Transport Canada puts forth the following about the need to maintain
safe boating speeds:

Operate at a Safe Speed
Remember that you may have to stop or turn suddenly to avoid a collision, so operate at a safe speed. A safe speed depends on:
• your ability to see ahead – slow is the only safe speed in fog, mist, rain and darkness;
• current, wind, and water conditions;
• how quickly your boat can change direction;
• how many and what types of vessels are near you; and
• the presence of navigational hazards such as rocks and tree stumps.
Be very careful when boating where visibility is poor, such as entering or exiting a fog bank.
A boat’s wake can damage other vessels, docks and the shoreline. It can also be a risk for swimmers, divers and people on small boats that might capsize. Be aware of how your boat’s wake might affect others when choosing your speed. You will be responsible for any damages or harm you cause.

Click on “Safe Boating Guide” for a complete guide to boating.

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