Friday May 25, 2018

More information on shipping containers as storage units – a public meeting will be held on August 20th

The Township of Algonquin Highlands will be holding a public meeting on Saturday, August 20th at the Dorset Recreation Centre. If you were at the HHLPOA AGM, you heard our Reeve, Carol Moffat, mention this as a “hot button” issue emerging in the Township.  The public meeting is an opportunity to learn more information and […]

Bear Elimination Project Update!

While the problem bear has been identified and tracked, Jim McElvey has not yet been successful in dispatching him.  With the quick reporting of sightings by the cottagers on the peninsula/island, he should soon be able to take care of that bear.  He has stressed the importance of identifying and only eliminating the true problem […]

Update from the Bear Talk event, July 10, 2016

At the July 10th Bear Talk event, HHLPOA coordinated the stakeholders concerned with the bear issue, connected Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) with cottagers and facilitated some plans of action. Katie Paroschy from the MNRF presented to a standing room only crowd of concerned property owners at Oakview Lodge on Sunday afternoon.  We learned the basics of […]

As you’re opening the cottage, check & report damage due to high water levels to the CEWF

The spring runoff of 2016 resulted in reservoir levels higher than normal on many lakes in the Gull and Southeast reservoir drainage basins.  In most cases, ice was still on the lakes at the time water levels were at their maximum.  This was the result of March rainfall which was more than double the monthly […]

Your shoreline evaluation report will arrive soon!

Did you know that the spring cottage season started in 2015 with one of the largest initiatives every undertaken by your Association?   A shoreline evaluation study was undertaken of our three lakes and the Kennisis river. During June 2015, trained staff traveled by boat to evaluate each property and prepared shoreline property reports tailored for each shoreline property […]

Wanted: YOUR cottage story!

Does your cottage have a story? Of course it does!  We all relate the past to friends and family who visit our cottages. How did you come to own your cottage? How long has it been in your family? What are the changes that have happened over the years? What are the stories that you […]

A letter from our Reeve about flooding this spring

Dear Lake Friends, This note covers the two watersheds in Algonquin Highlands. I’m sure you’re aware that we’ve had some significant weather here in the Highlands. We had 80mm of rain over 4 days and then a reprieve until the last two days when it rained steadily. In anticipation of the second storm, TSW took […]

Update on Logging on the Hawks

“Logging on the Hawks”  Town Hall meeting Sept 6th, Oakview Lodge, Little Hawk Lake Over 50 people attended the meeting on a hot holiday Sunday which underscored the interest of property and business owners as to what was happening with the logging operations in our area. Generally there were no issues that we should be […]

HHLPOA information session Sept. 6 “Logging on the Hawks”

Join us for a Town Hall meeting at Oakview Lodge, Sunday September 6th, 2:30 – 4pm to hear from Ernie DeMouth, Senior Technician Bancroft Minden Forest Co., and Tim Reece,  Forester MNRF, on what logging activity is happening in our area. Agenda Introduction Overview of logging industry in Ontario, Government oversight, creation of regional forest companies, etc. […]

2015 HHLPOA Neighbourhood Fun Day lives up to its name!

Great fun was had by all participants at our 3rd annual Neighbourhood Fun Day in July!  Big thanks to our many volunteers and exhibitors, with a special mention to Rick Ronchka for his vision and extraordinary organization skills. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!