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 […]

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 […]

2017 HHLPOA Annual General Meeting

The 2017 AGM will be located at Camp Kawabi, thanks to the generosity of Bruce Harris & family (thank you!).  Please join us for an informative & lively AGM, complete with the traditional auction of fine art from our lake’s artists. If you haven’t already done so, bring your renewal form & fees for 2017 so […]

Calling all gardening enthusiasts!

Next weekend, come for a free consultation with Julia Sutton, a shoreline naturalization specialist.  Bring photos of your shoreline and get professional advice on planting solutions for erosion control, filtering run-off into the lake and keeping away the geese. Pick the date & time that suits you best: Julia will be on Big Hawk Lake on […]

Canadian tax update – from FOCA

From FOCA (Federation of Ontario Cottager’s Associations): Principle Residence Exemption Update 2016 – The Canada Revenue Agency has recently made changes that can result in the unnecessary payment of capital gains taxes or penalties when your cottage or home is sold or transferred. Find out more here:

“Most of the cottagers were once tourists”… except for Garth Mole’s family

Garth Mole is so much a “local” of the Hawk and Hall’s Lake area that he goes back three generations. The family were some of the first property owners in the area. His great grandfather purchased, sight-unseen, 1500 acres of land for $1500.00. This property included a mile of shoreline on Hall’s Lake. His great-grandmother Sarah Welch […]

Love Your Lake Shoreline Survey Results – Special meeting

Please join project coordinators and HHLPOA Directors Terry Moore & Mo Jansons at 11:30am at EJ Park on Halls Lake for a special meeting to review the aggregate results of the Love Your Lake Shoreline evaluation that was conducted last summer. If you did not receive the PIN number and link for your individual property report […]

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 […]