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Open Fires Regulations

Open Fires Regulations

History Project

We have received a few photos and stories about people and their good times at our lake. If you wish to tell us about your fishing experience and the big one that got away, or the first time you got up on water skis, or the day you swam the lake or the bay, please let us know; and if you have photos about the time or event, send them to us. The hand written notes and non-digital photos will be returned to you.

Traffic Signs

During the summer our lake is busy, we ask you to look out for others, both on the roads and on the water. Please respect the right to peace and quiet, drive carefully, and have a fun-filled summer.

Traffic signs have been posted along the side roads asking the public to watch for children, pedestrians etc. Signs will be posted at the camp sites to remind campers to be careful with their campfires.

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Outlet Creek

Some cottagers have been working on the beaver dams. We expect more work will need to be done during the summer months, therefore, we may be asking for your assistance. Also, if you should happen to have a project at your place and would like to use the chest-waders, we think some kind of arrangement can be made.

Carmichael Creek

We have received approval for a grant of $500.00. The biologists believe both our efforts and the work the OSR crew has done have been well worthwhile and some further restoration work on the creek's bed and banks will benefit the lake by capturing more sediments from run-off and also by increasing oxygen levels.

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The Asian Long Horn Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer, Zebra Mussel, and Spiny Water Flea

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working on preventing the spread of the Asian Long Horn Beetle. This insect is no threat to public health, but it poses a significant risk to Canada's trees and forests. The agency is also working on taking steps to prevent the further spread of the Emerald Ash Borer in southwestern Ontario. This is a highly destructive insect that kills ash trees. It is native to eastern Asia and was first discovered in Canada and the United States in 2002. The Ministry of Natural Resources would like the public to know that they may accidentally cause a threat to the health of Ontario's forests by these two insects, if they move firewood from their home to their favourite hunting area, campsite, or cottage. View images and interesting facts about the Emeral Ash Borer, Asian Longhorned Beetle, and other pests and invading species insects.

Photo of a Zebra Mussel | Click to view information about the Zebra Mussel Photo of Zebra Mussel—
Courtesy of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Photo of a Tiny Water Flea | Click to view information about the Tiny Water Flea Photo of Spiny Water Flea—
Courtesy of Bill O'Neill, Ministry of Environment

Invading species such as Zebra Mussels and Spiny Water Fleas are one of the greatest threats to Ontario's waters, wetlands, and woodlands. They originate in other areas of the world, and without their natural predators and controls, these invading species have devastating effects on native species, habitats and ecosystems. Read more about the Invading Species Awareness Program. How boaters and anglers can help. Sightings may be reported to the Invading Species hotline at 1-800-563-7711. Report a sighting online. Download the latest Invading Species Watch Report. View distribution maps and a slide show.

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Open Fires Regulations

3.1 No person shall ignite an open fire, other than a small fire for cooking or warmth, from two hours after sunrise until two hours before sunset during the period from April 1 to October 31, which is the Fire Season.

3.2 Notwithstanding 3.1, above, Day Burning is allowed under defined conditions through the issuing of a Day Burning Fire Permit which is available during regular hours at the Township Municipal Office.

3.3 A person capable of containing or extinguishing a fire, may burn without a permit; piled wood, brush, or discarded wood by-products provided:

(a) The fire is ignited 2 hours before sunset, or later, and is extinguished by 2 hours after sunrise or earlier;

(b) The fire is tended by a person capable of extinguishing the fire until the fire is out;

(c) The pile is less than 2 meters in height and less than 2 meters in diameter;

(d) The fire is at least 2 meters from any combustible materials;

(e) The person capable of extinguishing the fire has adequate tools and water and human resources to contain the fire.

3.4 A person capable of containing or extinguishing a fire may burn grass and leaves without a permit provided:

(a) The fire is tended by a person capable of extinguishing the fire until it is out;

(b) The area to be burned is less than 1 hectare;

(c) The length of burning edge is less than 30 meters;

(d) The fire is ignited 2 hours before sunset or later, and is extinguished by 2 hours after sunrise or earlier;

(e) The person capable of extinguishing the fire has adequate tools, human resources and water to contain the fire.

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