New 2017 OLRA Membership Form
Date Posted: January 11, 2017
For those of you who like a printable membership form, please download the attached one. It now has room to include an email for each of your family OLRA members. Or you can update your own profile on-line yourself by clicking on Membership and entering your phone number. Thanks for supporting OLRA. See you around the lake!
Happy, Snowy New Years Eve!
Date Posted: December 31, 2016
Best wishes to you for a very happy and healthy new year with many more great memories at Otter Lake! For those of you not lucky enough to be celebrating at the lake tonight, see the attached beautiful photo. Otter Lake is successfully resisting freeze up until 2017 this winter. All the best for the New Year!
Seguin Council Votes Down By-Law No. 2016-056
Date Posted: December 29, 2016
Dec. 12/2016 - In a 4:3 vote Seguin Council voted down this by-law to "provide for the maintenance of property in a clean, clear and safe condition". OLRA had supported this by-law in principle with requests for a few amendments so we are disappointed with this outcome. Huntville, Barrie and many other ON communities have such a by-law to help them remedy properties with environmental and safety issues. http://www.parrysound.com/news-story/7026983-seguin-council-turns-down-clean-yards-bylaw-in-close-vote/
OMB Decision - Seguin Offical Plan Upheld
Date Posted: December 23, 2016
The OMB has just released its decision to dismiss the Johnston appeal to amend the Seguin Official Plan. (PL151021-Johnston- new lot on over capacity lake). The decision is attached here for your reference and will be posted to the OMB website soon - http://elto.gov.on.ca/omb/e-status/ Thanks again to all those who helped achieve this outcome!
Otter Lake Begins to Freeze Over
Date Posted: December 17, 2016
This morning Otter Lake is close to freezing over (see photo attached). Winds have broken up fragile ice earlier this week and more insulating snow is on the way so we will see if the ice holds. Hope you are warm and cozy where you are!
Happy holidays and merry Christmas to everyone!
Films That Make You Think - Being Canadian - Dec 13th
Date Posted: November 3, 2016
"Being Canadian" shows at the Stockey Centre, 7pm on Dec. 13th. Join proud Canadian, Robert Cohen, as he crosses Canada from east to west, interviewing many famous Canadians on the way. Sponsored by the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) and the West Parry Sound District Museum. For tickets ($10 adults / $7 students and seniors) email Glen Hodgson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705- 378-4065
Films That Make You Think - Koneline Nov 17th
Date Posted: November 3, 2016
"Koneline - Our land beautiful" shows at the Stockey Centre, 7pm on Nov. 17th. This production about northwest BC is sponsored by the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) and the West Parry Sound District Museum. for tickets ($10 each) email Glen Hodgson at email@example.com or call 705- 378-4065
Second Sample taken Oct. 11th - NO Toxin Present
Date Posted: November 2, 2016
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) released the test results from a second water sample taken on Oct. 11th/2016 from Mud Bay on Otter Lake. NO blue-green algae toxin was found. For ways we can all help prevent blue-green algae growth in the future please check out this link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/blue-green-algae
Blue-green Algae toxin in bay of Otter Lake
Date Posted: October 8, 2016
Please be advised that Sept 15th 2016 the MOECC sampled a growth reported to them in a quiet bay on Otter Lake.
Oct. 7th 2016 the attached information was received by Seguin Township and residents in that area were immediately notified to take precautions.
GBBR Brew-Ha-Ha Oct. 15th 2016
Date Posted: October 6, 2016
Have some laughs and craft beer at this fun GBBR event Sat. Oct. 15th. (See poster for more details and get your tickets soon as they tend to sell out.)