Tuesday March 26, 2019

Blasting on Big Hawk

We have been requested to inform all our friends and neighbours on our lakes that blasting will be occurring daily over a 2 week period starting July 2 in order to make space for a dwelling on Big Hawk.

Although it is not our responsibility to ensure that all effected parties are advised of this plan and that the jobsite is safe, we have attached the notice we received below.

If you have any comments or concerns, please contact either the builder, Irene Merritt at rodcoen@sympatico.ca,  phone 705-457-1224 or Mitch O’Grady,  for Algonquin Highlands



@algonquinhighlands.ca.  Please feel free to copy me on any correspondence if you would like to, at carole@hallshawklakes.ca.   Although we requested contact information for the property owner, we have not been given that information.

ROCK BREAKERS 2007 Inc.                               ​ Monday, June 24, 2013

75 Main St. west

Unit 8

Huntsville, Ont.  P1H-1X1



***Blasting Notice***


Water Access #50757 North Shore

Big Hawk Lake

Google Maps Search Reference:  45.158922,-78.751166

Attention:  ​Home and Business Owners, Big Hawk Marina, Big and Little Hawk Lake Cottagers Association, Algonquin Highlands

Rock Breakers (2007) Incorporated will commence blasting in order to facilitate construction of a new cottage on behalf of the Owner.

Blasting will Commence on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Hours of Blasting will be between 8:00am to 8:00pm

Duration Approximately Two Weeks

This DOES NOT include weekends

Site Clearance and Blasting Procedure

• Prior to initiating the blast warning system, the blaster will: complete the blast inspection,
• Clear all personnel not involved with blasting operations to a safe distance decided by the blast supervisor,
• Ensure that all right of way traffic and, if applicable, road and access road traffic is halted,
• Confirm that the guards are posted and the controlled area is secure, and
• Retreat to a safe firing distance.

Blast Signals

Rock Breakers will use an acceptable air horn or siren to give the proper blasting warning and “all clear” signals. The warning system used for blast signals will produce a sound (air horn or siren) that is distinct from any other signals used on construction. The following audible blast warning system will be employed:

• Blast Imminent—One minute before the blast is to be detonated, the blaster will give five short blasts of the air horn or siren. If there is an interruption to the blast routine once the “Blast Imminent” signal has been given, the entire blast signal procedure will begin again.
• Blast Signal—One minute after the “blast imminent” signal has been given, the blaster will give three short blast of his air horn or siren, followed by detonation of the explosives.
• All Clear Signal—The blaster will check the blast site to ensure that all charges have detonated. Once this assessment has been confirmed, the blaster will give one long blast of the air horn or siren.

Any questions or concerns please call above phone number or alternatively Rodco Enterprise705-457-1224.

Thank you for your Co-operation