Bears have a strong sense of smell and can detect potential snacks from a considerable distance. An adult black bear is also physically strong, and can move a considerable weight attempting to get at a potential snack:
Thanks to all who participated -- either in the parade or cheering on the floats from ashore. By all reports, our socially-distanced Fun Day replacement event was a great success. You can see all the entries in the 2020 Boat Parade Photo Album.
But you probably know all that already, so without further ado ...
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And the winners are:
Honourable mention to the Dowlings, who not only decorated their boat, they also decorated their swim platform.
It is a beautiful site to see loons, ducks and geese floating through the water and we pause to watch every time we see this. What we need to understand is what these waterfowl are doing to our lake.
Canada Geese specifically are poisoning our lake and perhaps us as well. There appears to be two families, approximately 25 geese that have taken up residence on Lake Waseosa.
From Kirstin Maxwell at the Town, in answer to President Norton's question:
"At this point all LPAT proceedings have been suspended until June 30 – and I don’t know what the rescheduling backlog will look like, if they intend to bump the cases scheduled after that too. "
So everything is on hold pending resolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.
ANNUAL DUES 2020 LWRA
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. New members click here to complete the application form.
Annual dues are $40.00. Dues can be:
The Twitter-like message is this: We won at Huntsville Council: 8 out of 8 councilors voted to turn down the Treasure Island development proposal. Completely. They -- the Huntsville Council -- are to be congratulated. If you want more, then here it is:
For many years now, the LWRA has partnered with Freecourse.ca to provide our members with an affordable solution to obtaining their PCOC.
We live in bear country and sometimes we get to meet them nose-to-snout. Reports of encounters are becoming more common in this area. What to do if you encounter a bear?
IN AN IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY:
contact your local police force or dial 911
TO REPORT BEAR PROBLEMS: contact the Bear Reporting Line at:
1-866-514-2327 (TTY) 705 945-7641
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