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One Loon Chick on Little Otter Doing Well

Date Posted: September 3, 2016

One of the two Loon chicks hatched on Little Otter is doing very well and is near adult size now - see photo. Sadly, the other has not survived after seemingly being pecked in the eye by a rival adult Loon. Aspen Wildlife Sanctuary expertly and promptly responded to rescue the Loon. However, the eye injury was severe enough that despite best efforts the Loon could not be saved. Thank you to all who donated to Aspen Wildlife Sanctuary at the OLRA BBQ and at the marina! They do great work!

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Eat Around the Sound Event by GBBR

Date Posted: August 30, 2016

Sweet Honey Festival on Sept. 17th/2016 10am-1pm at Canador College. Admission is $20 paid at the door. Visit the apiary and enjoy a honey tasting session. Participate in a honey, wine and cheese pairing. Register for this Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve event at http://www.gbbr.ca/news/eat-around-the-sound-workshop-series/

 

Cyanobacterial bloom in Muskoka - Three Mile Lake

Date Posted: August 19, 2016

The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit warned residents on Three Mile Lake of another cyanobacterial (blue green algae) bloom. People are advised to not swim or bath in the lake water nor to drink, cook or wash with it. Boiling the water does not make it non-toxic either. Three Mile Lake is about an hour drive south east of Otter Lake. To help prevent such blooms on our lake see this MOECC link https://www.ontario.ca/page/blue-green-algae

 

2016 OLRA Survey update

Date Posted: August 8, 2016

Thank you to everyone who answered our survey in June and July! The feedback we received in the 79 responses will help direction us in the future. Thanks too to those who expressed interest in volunteering to help! We will be reaching out to get you involved.

 

2016 OLRA BBQ coming up on Aug 13th

Date Posted: August 4, 2016

We will again be celebrating summer together with our annual OLRA Rib-fest BBQ at the Grand Tappattoo Resort on Sat. Aug. 13th. 5-8 pm. The band Midnight Special will be playing. Tickets can be purchased from Art Coles for $15 (705-378-0434 or drop by 12 Black Bear Path). See you there to toast another summer on beautiful Otter Lake!

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OMB hearing - Johnson vs Seguin - rescheduled

Date Posted: August 2, 2016

The OMB hearing for Johnson vs Seguin has been rescheduled to Oct. 5th-7th, 2016. Mr. Johnson has requested the OMB allow a property severance on Oastler Lake which is already well over capacity according to the Seguin Official Plan. Six lake associations, including OLRA, have declared their opposition to the property severance. Please attend the hearing if you can to show support.

 

Fishing line and tackle can kill wildlife

Date Posted: August 2, 2016

A group in Wisconsin, called Raptor Education Group is right now trying to save a Loon with two chicks from such a death. Check out their facebook posts and photos. Please dispose of fishing line and tackle safely and clean it up if you find it. As well, fish far away from Loons as they may mistake your lure for a real fish. Thanks for all your collective efforts to preserve our wildlife!

 

Loon update on the two Little Otter chicks

Date Posted: August 2, 2016

The two Loon chicks on Little Otter turned 6 weeks old yesterday. They are growing fast and starting to get their adult feathers. Please watch out for them and alert others who may not know they are sharing our lake. TY! Sadly, there were no chicks hatched on Otter Lake this year making this pair even more precious. Attached photo courtesy of Marilyn Campbell.

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