Monday January 27, 2020

Did you miss the AGM?

If you did, don’t worry.  First, make sure you take care of paying your dues for this year (you can use the nifty Membership feature on this website).  Next, check out the draft minutes of the meeting as well as all of the presentations from our knowledgeable and passionate speakers (below). Thanks to all for […]

Renew your membership prior to mid March to make sure you receive the 2019 HHLPOA calendar

The Board of Directors of the HHLPOA would like to thank all of the photographers in this year’s calendar photo contest.  We had quite an array of outstanding photos spanning the 12 categories. The eight photos attached here, while not winning a place in the final calendar, are certainly winners in their own right, and deserve […]

Abandoned Dock Program

Over the years it seems that there are more and more docks pulled up on MNR Big Hawk Lake and Little Hawk Lake shorelines that appeared to be abandoned. After 70+ years of seasonal property ownership and enjoyment of our lakes, it makes sense that owners have had to replace docks; things just deteriorate. Most […]

In case you missed it – here’s Beech Bark Disease information

HHLPOA was a sponsor for the Beech Bark Disease guide, which we gave out in hardcopy during the AGM and the Succession Planning seminar.   In case you weren’t able to attend or didn’t pick up a copy, the PDF is linked below: Beech Bark Disease document 2017

Cottage Succession information session from FOCA

Learn how to keep the “family” in the “family cottage”, with Peter Lillico, an estate planning lawyer. This event is free for FOCA/HHLPOA members, but will cost $40 at the door (which also will update your HHLPOA membership). Pre-registration is suggested to or 705-749-3622

“Who is getting the cottage?” Reminder – Cottage Succession seminar this weekend

After a weekend, week, summer, years of enjoying your children grow up in our marvelous Algonquin Highlands environment, there comes a time when the question of how to keep the cottage in family becomes a real issue.  To help you with some ideas, your Lake Association, in conjunction with FOCA, is hosting a cottage succession […]

Shoreline Advisors Available on Halls Lake June 10/11 2017 Weekend

Want to know how to create a healthier shoreline on your waterfront? Are Canada Geese fouling your grassed areas? Concerned about stormwater runoff or septic system nutrients undermining lake water quality? The HHLPOA can help you find some reasonably priced solutions! We’re hosting a visit to Halls Lake by “Natural Edge” Shoreline Advisors from Watersheds […]

As we start our annual migration to the lake, HHLPOA Director Mo Jansons has some important points for you

Some Parking and Septic Issues to Consider: As people start the spring migration to cottage land, just a few reminders for those who utilize the parking areas at Big and Little Hawk Lakes. Last year the municipality put up signs warning that the parking of trailers for more than 72 hours was prohibited. Previous years […]

Yes, it’s that happy time again! Cottage opening tips from FOCA

Start the cottage season right, by following these tips: Check your car’s lights, signals, tire pressure and fluids before the trip to the cottage. Assemble a first-aid kit for your cottage and your car. Already got these? Review the contents of the kits, and replace any missing or expired supplies. Review the condition of boats, […]

FOCA update – energy costs on the rise

Energy Update For the first time in eight years, electricity rates per kwH in Ontario did not rise on November 1st. However, distribution rates will change as of January 1st, 2017, and will impact many FOCA members. Get details here: