NEWS

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Older News:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interested in learning about different kinds of algae? Check out the Muskoka Watershed Council's publication "Algae, a Quick Guide".
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Wild Parsnip Alert! Wild Parsnip was found growing in 2017 on the west side of Ardoch road from Helen Lane to Pine Point Way. Be very wary of this invasive plant.
  • Have you ever wondered what the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA) does? Check out this publication and find out why BGLEECA is happy to support FOCA. You'll find offers listed for associations and for individuals. If you're interested, please contact Ken Grant to get the access codes required.
  • FOCA has a new publication, created in conjunction with their partners at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, called Managing Your Waterfront Property in a Changing Climate. Click here to see this publication.
  • You can help contribute to the monitoring of fish data in Big Gull Lake by completing a form whenever you fish. There's no need to reveal your favourite fishing hole when you contibute to this creel census, which is a record of numbers and kinds of fish caught by anglers. Go to the Resources section for more information and to download the forms.
  • The Big Gull Lake East End Cottage Association celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2015! You can read about the association's history on the About Us page.
  • Seven walking trails at the Palmerston Canonto Conservation Area were renewed in 2015. The conservation area is located at 1045 Arcol Road at the Palmerston-Canonto Dam. The walking trails range from 300 meters to one kilometer in length. Further information is available on the Resources page.
  • Thanks to all of the volunteers who contributed to the 2015 BGLEECA Loon Survey. Our local results can be seen on the Resources page.
  • Photos from the 2015 BGLEECA Saiboat Race have been added to the Lake Scenes page. Have a look!
  • A view of an ice-covered Big Gull Lake from a Toronto to Ottawa flight on Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Photo by K.E.)
  • North Frontenac Township’s Economic Development Task Force is proud to have acquired the first municipal designation in Canada as a Dark Sky Preserve (DSP) by the Royal Canadian Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). The chair of the North Frontenac Lake Associations Alliance officially opened the North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve on Saturday August 3, 2013. Details about the preserve can be found here.
  • Information about the Algonquin Land Claim Agreement in Principle (AIP) is available at::
  • Remember that the Trading Post page 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.
  • You can help contribute to the monitoring of fish data in Big Gull Lake by completing a form whenever you fish. There's no need to reveal your favourite fishing hole when you contibute to this creel census, which is a record of numbers and kinds of fish caught by anglers. Go to the Resources section for more information and to download the forms.
  • The complete text of Lynda's Environmental Report, including pictures, (from the Jan. 2014 Newletter) about The Invasive Species Watch (ISW) in Big Gull Lake (see Resources).


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