Eels lake cottagers

Author: Alex


This map image, identified by NASA and based on the data compiled by Western University Canada, shows the probable area where the meteor, sighted over Canada on the morning of July 24 at 2:44am, fell.

A year round resident of Eels Lake, Linda Alosinac, happened to be up that morning and saw it through the skylight of her cottage. “I witnessed the meteorite go by, through our skylight, around 2am July 24th. It lit up our living room like daylight. Scary, but awesome!” she reported.

She further added: “I think it was travelling in a North East direction (it caught me by surprise). Not sure how high up it was but it looked the size of a large grapefruit, bright yellow and seemed to have a bluish rim. Quite amazing!”

This image, in a sixty second exposure, captures the picture of both the moon (left side) and the meteor in motion (hence the moon, which was 50% illuminated, looks oval) as it was taken by the ALL SKY Camera of the North York Astronomical Association that morning. It shows the relative spectacular brightness of the object in the night sky.

Alex Dolnycky, a member of the Scarborough Gem and Mineral Club, like other “rockhounds”, plans to travel to Eels Lake this week to look for fragments. “There are already people on the ground looking for fragments in the probable area”, he said. “And with the annual Bancroft Rockhound Gemboree don’t be surprised to find many more people around your area this coming weekend.”

Dolnycky very graciously offered up the following 30 minute video that he produced on “Collecting Meteorites”  to share with those who might be interested.

Other stories appearing in the media are listed below:

Globe & Mail




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.


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