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Monday, July 24, 2017 7:53 PM
Fireworks - To boom or not to boom
that is the question.... This certainly seems to be a hot topic these days. The lake is a place for some to enjoy the peace and tranquility and for others a place to let loose and have some fun. Fireworks are enjoyable to watch for the most part and have been around for a long time. But when is enough enough?? It used to be that they were only available for certain holidays and then they disappeared. Now they are sold almost everywhere, all of the time. We hear them almost every weekend and even some weeknights!

Besides the obvious environmental concerns - air and lake pollution - as a result of the heavy metals used to create the bright colours and flash, there are also the effects of the noise and light on our wildlife as well as our family pets. The loud noises are extremely disruptive and can cause major anxiety as well as loss of hearing. Fireworks have also been know to cause fires and personal injury. And what of the veteran who suffers from PTSD?

The BLA has posted some signage around the lake hoping that people will stop to think about fireworks and their effect on our lake. Please let us know what you think.

Friday, July 21, 2017 5:35 PM
Household Hazardous Waste Days
July 22 and October 14 at Loggers Field, Maynooth
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:26 PM
FOCA Elert July
Have you heard about the turtles???....

FOCA July
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:36 PM
Local Art Raffle
The North Hastings Fund Development Committee is holding an raffle of wonderful local art that has been donated to help raise funds for needed hospital equipment at Quinte Health Care North Hastings. See attached for details!

The Great Art Lottery Poster.pdf
Friday, June 30, 2017 9:31 AM
FOCA Elert June
Here's a link to the latest FOCA Elert -
What to read before Canada Day! FOCA Elert news: dock permits, events & more

June Elert
Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:14 AM
NEWSLETTER UPDATE
Some updates to info in our newsletter have been brought to our attention. Please see below:

1. Snapping Turtles in Ontario - the article referenced that snapping turtle species are still hunted legally. This is no longer correct. As of April 2017 the hunt for snapping turtles has been banned in Ontario. Please see the star.com article for more information

2. Baptiste Lake Fishing Guide - it was noted that you can fish for lake trout from Jan 1. - Sept 30, in Zone 15, which is where Baptiste Lake resides, but there is an (*) to these dates. In the Recreational Fishing Regulations Guide 2017, (p.68-77), on p.70 it states that for Lake Trout on Baptiste Lake it is only open from the 3rd Saturday in May to Sept 30.
Friday, June 23, 2017 2:09 PM
LIBRARY BOX AT THE MARINA
The library box is now up at the marina. Stop by to exchange, drop off, or pick up books! Or just take a peak at this beautiful box....

**special thanks to Anne and Paul Coleman for organizing this**

Friday, June 23, 2017 1:56 PM
HASTINGS HIGHLAND - WATERSHEDS CANADA
A special council meeting has been called on June 28th at 1 pm with guest speaker Barbara King from Watersheds Canada. See attached for more information about this discussion.


Overview of Hastings Highlands Presentation.pdf
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 7:06 AM
NOW ACCEPTING E-TRANSFERS!
Baptiste Lake Association can now accept e-Transfers as form of payment for memberships, donations, and other payments. Should you wish to use this method, please send the e-transfer to info@baptistelake.org. Please include the following information when making these payments
a) reason for payment
b) mailing address and contact information including postal code and phone
c) lake address and lake phone
Thank you!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 7:52 PM
SPRING NEWSLETTER
Its here! Please see our Newsletter Page for our latest and greatest! Special focus on the past for Canada's 150th
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:44 PM
REMINDER - SPRING OPENING EVENT
Please join your lake neighbours on Sunday May 21 at Birch Cliff Lodge from 5 to 7 PM to celebrate the opening of the summer season. Beer, Wine, soft drinks and snacks will be served. Find out what everyone has done over the winter. We hope to see you there. A special invite to anyone who is new to the lake!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:42 PM
FLYING LANTERN BAN
Please see attached for information on the Bylaw banning the sale and use of Flying Lanterns effective May 3rd, 2017.

flying lantern ban.pdf
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:37 PM
YOU ARE INVITED!
To attend a meeting on Lake Health at the Kawartha Community Centre in Apsley at 8:3- am till 12 noon on June 24. See attached for more details.

Lake Health.pdf
Friday, May 12, 2017 5:33 AM
SHORELINE REPAIR AND RESTORATION
With the latest high water situation we have had quite a bit of our shoreline just wash away. Of course it is not all due to this last flood, it is the accumulation of years of erosion and the high water levels. With this in mind I googled shoreline repair and found tho following which might be of interest....

Firstly, information from Ontario.ca
here

Then a few interesting documents below. Hope this is helpful!

SolutionsforShorelineErosion_PDF_EN1.pdf

Lakeland_Living_Guide.pdf
Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:08 PM
SPECIAL NOTICE FROM FOCA
Special Notice on Flood Watches from FOCA
FOCA Notice
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 2:55 PM
MESSAGE FROM HASTINGS HIGHLANDS
Due to the significant rainfall and subsequent distribution of these waters, area roads have been greatly impacted. Multiple roads needed attention, the worst being Lake St. Peter Road that was destroyed(photo attached). Crews were out and had it repaired as passable that evening.
Sand bags are available at the Bangor Maintenance Yard that is located at 35523 Highway 62 in Combermere and at Herschel Works Yard at Y Road and South Baptiste Lake Road. There are various locations throughout the municipality seeing high levels of water and the forecast is not looking favourable at improving this situation. We have been staying in contact with local media and emergency services for both Hastings and Renfrew Counties, and providing them with information as it becomes available.
Attached is a checklist and we ask that residents be prepared for 72 hours in case of widespread flooding and road closures.
For after hours road emergencies--please call 1-888-408-5143.
Thank you,
Kim Helkaa
Administrative/Community Services Coordinator
The Municipality of Hastings Highlands
33011 Hwy 62 North
P.O. Box 130
Maynooth, Ontario K0L 2S0
phone: 613 338-2811 ext. 200
toll free in Ontario: 1 877 338-2818 ext. 200
Fax: 613 338-3292
info@hastingshighlands.ca
Website: www.hastingshighlands.ca
Office Hours: Monday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m



Checklist.pdf


yprprdnssgd-eng.pdf
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:59 PM
MNRF WATERSHED CONDITION STATEMENT
Flood warning from MNRF 2017-05-02

WatershedConditionsStatements_FloodWarning-2017-05-02.pdf


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