OLRA initiated its eDNA sampling project on Aug. 6, 2022 to discover more about the biodiversity of Otter Lake and Little Otter Lake. A total of 417 species were detected in the first 6 water samples taken. To learn more, please read this summary report.
Winners of our 2022 OLRA Photo Contest have been decided!
Thank you to all of our talented photographers who submitted photos for the 2022 OLRA Photo Contest! We received 79 terrific entries across the four categories of People, Scenery, Wildlife and Youth.
Congratulations to the winners as chosen by the OLRA members! And many thanks to all who entered too! There were so many great entries we have left them all up for a while longer to be enjoyed in Galleries.
These winning photos and others too will appear in OLRA newsletters, on the OLRA website, and perhaps in future OLRA correspondence and literature.
The 2022 Aquatic Environment Report for Otter Lake and Little Otter Lake by: Georgian Bay Biosphere
This Aquatic Environment Report is a comprehensive overview of the health of our lakes that incorporates and compares data over several years compiled by the Georgian Bay Biosphere staff.
Each year OLRA participates in the Lake Partner Program run by the ON Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) and the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA). As well, OLRA participates annually in monitoring the benthic invertebrates (bugs in the mud) in our lakes in conjunction with the Seguin program which samples 2 sites. OLRA funds the sampling of a third site and this comprehensive report. Enjoy reading about the how we can preserve the high water quality and ecosystem health of Otter Lake and Little Otter Lake.
Check out this lively, sometimes heated, Seguin All Candidates Meeting held Oct. 12th, 2022. Top issues discussed: short term rentals, Seguin’s MZO application, the driveway built in Otter Lake.
To access the recording click here and enter the Passcode: ALN=1whn
Listen in at the following times for discussion on:
32:40 – Short Term Rentals
55:35 – Commercial Water Extraction as Mentioned in Seguin’s Draft Official Plan
1:07:20 – Safety of Children Walking To and From School in Winter
1:10 – Natural Gas for Tally Ho Swords Road
1:12:15 – Recreational Carrying Capacity Protecting Seguin Lakes
1:25:35 – What Does “Environment First” Mean to the Candidates
1:36:15 – Attainable Housing and the Seguin MZO Application
1:50 – Mario Buszynski responds to Integrity Commissioner Question
1:54:50 – Art Coles Defends Driveway Approved by Council in Otter Lake / Rod Osborne Responds
This is an important election and Your Vote Counts! Voting is easy by telephone and internet now until Oct. 24th. If you are a permanent or seasonal resident of Seguin, a Canadian citizen and 18 years or older you can vote in Seguin. To make sure you are on the Seguin voters list, call the Seguin Municipal Office (705 732-4300 or 1-800-473-4846). For Otter Lakers, you will be voting for candidates in either:
Ward 1 – Ken Adams or Janet Borneman
Ward 2 – Mario Buszynski or Art Coles
Thanks for tuning in and voting!
Enter Now! Otter Lake Photo Contest Deadline Oct. 11th
Good morning sunshine It is time to send your favourite pics to email@example.com. Entries for the photo contest are due by October 11. Reminder: Youth under 16 have their own category!
For more info:
Where do Seguin candidates stand on the issues? Check out this recording of the Ward 1 and Ward 2 Candidates’ Meeting held Sept. 10th, 2022.
The candidates answered 5 standard questions and questions from attendees. Download the 5 standard questions here.
The topics start at the following times in this 1.5 hr recording:
5:00 min. – Candidates’ self introductions on their Personal Vision and Values
17:00 min – Short Term Rentals
27:25 min – The Environment and Species at Risk
38:15 min – Seguin’s Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) Application
51:00 min – Seguin’s Official Plan Review and Recreational Carrying Capacity
60:00 min – Questions from the audience
To watch the recording:
- click the link below
- then enter the Passcode: X7$@L9a3
For more voting click here. To check that you are on the voters list, call Seguin: 705-732-4300
Voting is easy! Starting Oct. 11- Oct. 24 by phone and via the internet.