Eels lake cottagers

Category: Safety

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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