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The Big Gull Lake East End Cottage Association (BGLEECA) website has been implemented to enhance communication with the membership of the association.

The information available on this site includes our association's history, descriptions and dates of seasonal events, environmental topics, our newsletters, the BGLEECA charter, membership info, and more.

Enjoy!

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Save the date: June 8, 2019: The Township of North Frontenac and the North Frontenac Lake Alliance will be hosting a Septic Savvy Workshop on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9am to noon at the Clar-Mill Community Hall, Plevna. Resources/speakers will be there from the Federation of Ontario Cottage Associations, Kennebec Lake, Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (Septic Inspector), Health Unit. etc.

A properly functioning septic system is an integral part of a healthy lake and safe drinking water

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Is your 911 address visible in the event of a fire or life satety emergency? Please read this release from the Township of North Frontenac that contains links to important information.

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The County of Frontenac hosts a very interesting interactive map. Check it out at http://www.frontenacmaps.ca. You can zoom in on your cottage property using the Interactive Mapping button or download maps using the Map Gallery button.

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PUBLIC NOTICE - REDUCED LOAD RESTRICTIONS
The Township of North Frontenac imposes Reduced Load Restrictions (5 tonnes per axle) on all municipal roadways.  The restriction will come into force on March 11th, 2019 and will remain in effect until May 15th, 2019, or at the discretion of the Public Works Manager.  Load Restrictions are established in accordance with By-law #44-09.  Contact Darwyn Sproule, P. Eng., Public Works Manager at (613) 479-2231 Ext. 230 or publicworks@northfrontenac.ca with any questions.

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For those who are interested, the County of Frontenac is developing a new strategic plan and needs your assistance to help establish its priorities over this term of Council, surveys are launched for residents in each of the four townships within the County of Frontenac. All residents are invited to provide input on important questions about future County of Frontenac strategies using this online input tool:
• North Frontenac survey
Please provide your comments no later than Friday, March 22. You can contact Rob Wood at strategy@8020info.com for more information or if you have questions .

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Check out the new link for the Frontenac Five. You'll find five of the can’t-miss events and destinations highlighted there each month. There's always something fun to do or see in Frontenac County!

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Don't forget! Follow BGLEECA on Twitter and join the BGLEECA group on Facebook .

Just click on the logos, above, to stay in touch.

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BGLEECA's January Newsletter is available. Read it here.

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FOCA has created a new infographic about Asian carp, an invasive fish different from the Common carp that is already part of our Ontario waterways. For more info about identying Asian carp and how to report sightings of them click here.

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Do you have children of working age, still attending school, who need more to do in the summer than laze around the lake? The Township of North Frontenac might have the answer as they are looking for students to assist with the Crown Land Stewardship Program, the Waste/Recycling Department, and the Public Works Department. Applications are due by noon on February 21, 2019. For details go to the Careers and Volunteering page of the township website and open the Employment Opportunities with the Township of North Frontenac section. You'll also find any volunteer opportunites listed in the Community and Volunteer Groups section of that web page.

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There are lots of fun things to do on the lake during the winter, so be sure to check out this important information before venturing onto the ice:

Canadian Red Cross Ice Safety Information

Ontario ice fishing rules, and how to register or remove your ice hut.

"Stay off the ice" From the OPP East Region SAVE Team

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Keep up-to-date with FOCA's latest news, events, and important issues by reading their electronic newsletters called "Elerts" (which stands for e-alerts). On the Elerts page you can sign up to have the newsletters sent directly to your email. Click here for the January 2019 Elert.

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Interested in learning about different kinds of algae? Check out the Muskoka Watershed Council's publication "Algae, a Quick Guide".

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Fish habitats are being impacted by warmer water temperatures. Check out this article by Daniel Kelly from fondriest.com about how warmer waters are allowing smallmouth bass to thrive, and the impact of that on walleye populations.

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Police services at the east end of Big Gull Lake are provided by the Sharbot Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. More information about police services in the North Frontenac community can be found here.

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Please read this "Fire Ban Clarification" from the North Frontenac Fire Department

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The Township of North Frontenac launched their newly designed website on December 20, 2018. Click here to have a look at the new website, and here to read the Press Release about it.

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Information about fishing in Big Gull Lake can be found in the Ontario Government's Zone 18 recreational fishing regulations.

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Recently added...

  • The 2018 BGLEECA Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, August 25th. Thanks for attending! You can read the minutes here.

  • Click on the event name to check out pictures from the 2018 Kids' Fishing Derby and Sailboat Race. Thanks to Lynda for the photos.

  • Since BGLEECA is a member of FOCA, our association members can take part in the current FOCA member benifits. Please look at the linked information for FOCA's current member benefits and offers including FOCA Association Insurance and their cottage insurance program.

  • Stay informed about fire conditions in the Township of North Frontenac. The Burn Ban status and the Fire Index can both be seen on the Township's website at www.northfrontenac.com. If you have questions or concerns you can contact Chief Casey Cuddy at (613) 336-9780 or Assistant Chief Jim Boles at (613) 479-2231 Ext. 257.

  • The BGLEECA Charter was revised in 2017 and the revisions were approved at the AGM. Details of the changes can be found in the 2017 AGM minutes. The revised charter can be found here: Charter of Incorporation
  • For all you fishing enthusiasts out there, Lynda has thoughtfully prepared an article called Hooked on Fish: a brief history of Walleye on Big Gull Lake. Be sure to check it out!
  • Do you want to learn more about what lives in Big Gull Lake? Then Lynda's articles about Bluegill and Freshwater Jellyfish are for you!
  • Check out the items on the Trading Post page . It is a great way for you to share your unwanted cottage items with others who might want them. You can make use of the For Sale / Trade / Rent section, advertise things Lost and Found, or put out some feelers for things you're Looking For.
  • Are you interested in the night sky? There are lots of events happening at the North Frontenac Star Gazing Pad at 5816 Road 506 between Plevna and Fernleigh. Events begin at sunset. First up... Jupiter Rising on May 20 & 21. Check the NorthFrontenac.com events calendar for updates on these and other events.
  • Are you aware that Ompah has a Community Library? It's located in the Ompah Community Centre. Visit the Other Links page for more information.
  • Are you interested in learning more about invasive species? Check out Ontario's Invasive Species Awareness Program.
  • Do you know that you can remit your BGLEECA membership fees and North Shore road fees with E-Transfer through on-line banking? Click here for more information.

 

Site Navigation: Click on the topics found in the blue bar on the right side of the page to go to the different sections. Click on the BGLEECA logo in the top right corner of any page to return to this main page.

 


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