Serving the area of Palette, Ripple, Jessop and Waseosa Lakes for more than 50 years

Flooding -- 2019

The spring thaw is an annual event that often causes localized flooding in some areas. However, this year has been particularly wet and flood waters are reaching levels last seen in the memorable 2013 flood, when even Hwy 11 was covered. Many Huntsville area roads are closed, and significant low-lying sections of downtown are flooded.


Treasure Island Resident Caught on Film in Brazen Daylight Robbery

Have you seen this thief?

Mug shot profile

The perpetrator is a bald eagle and described as mainly brown with a white head and tail and a large hooked beak.  

Treasure Island -- LWRA presentation at the public meeting.

Good afternoon. My name is Dwayne Verhey, and I am here representing the Lake Waseosa Ratepayers’ Association, c/o 21 Cottage Lane, RR#3, Huntsville. P1H 2J4

I am sure that by now you are all well aware of the importance of Treasure Island to the residents of Lake Waseosa due to it’s impact on the character of the lake as a dominant feature of the landscape. We touched on that in our written submission and I’m sure others here present today will expand on that.

I would like to address some points that arose as further information trickled out to us.



How to join us/Lake Waseosa Ratepayers Association

Membership in the LWRA is open to any area ratepayer with a limit of one membership per property and one membership per person.  All new memberships must be approved by the Board of Directors to ensure compliance with the rules.

Annual dues are $40.00.   Dues can be:

1.  Sent c/o 21 Cottage Lane, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 2J4

2.  Paid in person at one of our events.

3.  Paid by e-transfer to    please use password annual

Treasure Island development proposal -- LWRA response

Following is the LWRA response to the recent proposal for development of Treasure Island. Attached below is a PDF version for your convenience.


Re: REZONING APPLICATION No. Z/66/2018/HTE (Ball/ Gailits, Rowland) and the related application B/76/2018/HTE (Ball, Gailits, Rowland)


2018 Candidates Positions on Lake Development

With the municipal election soon upon us, the LWRA again approached all candidates and asked them to declare their views on the preservation and development of our lakes.  We specifically asked them to sign a pledge (attached below) to support what we believe are key points, and to return it by October 1st, 2018. We also encouraged them to add any additional comments they felt were appropriate.

Below are the results of that survey, together with a link to each candidate's response. Needless to say, we will update the list with any late responses when and if we receive them.

Lake Etiquette

Welcome to the lake!! How lucky you are to spend time on Waseosa, Pallet, Ripple or Jingo Lake.

We know you want to be a good neighbour and an active protector of our special environment.

To do this there are a few simple things you must know:

  •        what to do with your garbage
  •        how to get along with the neighbors
  •        how to have as little impact on the lake as possible yet still enjoy its simple pleasures


A guide to checking Ice Conditions.


Clear Ice
Thickness in Inches (cm)
1-3/4" (4.5cm) One person on skies
2" (5cm) One person on foot or skates
3" (7.5cm) One snowmobile
3" (7.5cm) A group of people walking single file
7" (18cm) A single passenger automobile
8" (20cm) A 2-1/2 ton truck
9" (23cm) A 3-1/2 ton truck
10" (25.4cm) A 7 to 8 ton truck

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