Waseosa-specific articles

Final Fish Netting Report for Lake Waseosa

Members will recall that the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conducted a fish netting survey in August 2015, to evaluate the state of our fish populations. We published a brief initial summary of their findings last fall, in advance of their final report. The full report has now been produced, and is attached. 

Fish Netting Results in Waseosa

In August, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) conducted fish-netting tests in Waseosa. Their report is not expected to be available until mid-winter, however the MNRF has given us a brief summary of their results.

An updated and more precise depth map was created for the lake, and temperature and oxygen profiles were collected to compare to historic data and provide context for the netting results.

UPDATE: Waseosa severance appeal outcome

On October 15, 2014, the Huntsville Committee of Adjustment and Planning Advisory Committee reviewed a proposal to subdivide an existing waterfront lot into two. As we have noted previously, the LWRA opposed the proposal, because there is insufficient frontage to create two lots, according to Huntsville's Official Plan and Zoning By-law. The committees supported our position and defeated the proposal.

Fish stocking in Waseosa completed

The Ministry of Natural Resources has stocked approximately 1,500 splake into Lake Waseosa, in late November. 

There was some feedback from LWRA members to this, and we are forwarding these comments to the MNR.

Final Election Notes

Municipal election ballots were mailed on Sept 29th, and many of us have now received them. If you have not received your ballot – the Town suggests by this Friday, Oct 10 – you should contact the Town at 705-789-1751 to be added. Ballots are due back by Oct 27, either by mail, or by dropping them off at Town Hall (37 Main Street East).  You are eligible to vote in Huntsville, even if you also vote elsewhere, if (a) you are a resident, owner, spouse or tenant in the municipality, (b) are at least 18, and (c) are a Canadian citizen.

Message from the NEW Camp Director at Camp Huronda!

 

 

To all Lake Waseosa Residents and Members of the LWRA, my name is Mike Filipowitsch, and I'm happy to be able to introduce myself to you as the new Director of Camp Huronda, owned and operated by the Canadian Diabetes Association!

Wanted: Spotters, Swimmers, Snorklers and Divers!

Updated: Our thanks to the many people of all ages who gave up their time to help out with the cleanup. Photos are now posted in the Blueberry Island photo gallery: http://www.lwra.net/gallery/v/environmental_events/blueberry/

The Friends of Blueberry Island committee is holding an underwater cleanup of the area surrounding Blueberry Island. Over the years this popular destination has slowly been surrounded by empty cans, bottles and other detritus. It's time to clean up after ourselves!!!

OMB Order re: Wright-Jager property

Attached please find the OMB order resolving this matter. Key points:

Town Dock Replaced

After years of patching, it looks like the Town dock on Waseosa is finally repaired properly. The record flood this spring, coming with the ice breakup, pretty much destroyed the existing cribbing, leaving the deck tottering dangerously on the remains. We advised the Town of the situation by e-mail, and suggested that the work might qualify for emergency funding that was being offered by the province to assist in repairing the flood damage.

Public Boat Launch

Apparently some people believe there is a public boat launch in Camp Huronda and "Cottage Dreams", a cottage rental agency has been telling renters they can use Huronda's boat launch.