Saturday, August 3rd Noon – 4pm at North Bay Beach (No Rain Date). Bring the whole family for a day of fun and competition! Pre-registration is easier than ever, just complete the online form; it only takes 2 minutes!Read More
With the increased focus on green energy and the desire to keep our planet clean, electric vehicles (EVs) certainly have their appeal. However, as cottage owners, many people are concerned about whether or not they will be able to make the distance in an EV. And then there’s the concern about how and where to charge.Read More
Lake trout are often compared to the “canary in the coal mine”; our early warning of oxygen starved, polluted water. I took these concerns to David Flowers, the area Fish Biologist in Minden; Bob Bergman, the head Fish Biologist at the provincial office in Peterborough, and Peter Schleifenbaum at Haliburton Forest where the issue had already been addressed.Read More
Get all the FOCA updates here: Lake Partner Program, invasive species update, broadband cellular service news, fighting forest fires, rural health care, property taxes and energy prices, and more…Read More
Your Board has purchased this report about our lake and Haliburton lakes. We are making a bound hard copy available to all of our members, free of charge. To save on mailing costs we are asking you to pick up your copy at ‘Landing Point Marine’Read More
Knowing what to pick is vital. I learned at an early age not to mix purple flowering raspberries in with the regular raspberries that I was sent to go pick… We gathered chokecherries from the bushes and pin cherries for jams and jellies, as well.Read More
Love art? Make sure you stop by the Art gallery of Bancroft!Read More
The weather was absolutely perfect for celebrating Canada’s birthday on the water! Tracy Pastic and Doug Foell were there to document it all in photos - check them out! See anyone you know?Read More
We are pleased to note that the Municipality of Highlands East is entering into the third season of the septic system maintenance program (SMP). A total of 228 properties were visited and inspected on Lower Paudash last season. The risk ratings were as follows…Read More
Lake health report, summer events, lake trout, short term rentals, and more…Read More
There's so much fun to be had on the lake this summer! Make sure you check out the events below and add them to your calendar! It all starts July 1st, with our annual Canada Day boat parade and social!Read More
Everyone loves the annual Don Thomas Memorial Rock Bass Derby! This year youths 2-18 can challenge themselves to catch as many rock bass as possible on Saturday July 6th, from 9am-noon at the Paudash Lake Marina. Participants will receive prizes and a certificate for helping protect Paudash Lake’s game fish. Registration is easier than ever, just complete the online form; it only takes 2 minutes!Read More
Wondering how you can help foster the health and longevity of Paudash Lake?
Now you can make an online donation to help support the PLCAs activities. It’s safe, secure and easy.
NEW: Now you can make a donation in honour, in memory, or on behalf of a special person. Simply click the button below and follow the prompts.Read More
Twenty new bat boxes added to Haliburton County! On Saturday, June 9, at the Fish Hatchery, 24 adults and 4 children constructed bat boxes from kits created by the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association in partnership with the Land Trust. Paul Heaven, the Land Trust’s bat project biologist, visited the workshop to summarize our research results and answer participants’ questions on bats and bat boxes…Read More
Since the spring of 2015, Hospice North Hastings has operated the Village Playhouse. Funds raised at the theatre have been covering the costs of restoring one of Bancroft’s landmarks and we also use the funds we raise to support the programs and services that are offered by Hospice North Hastings in our community. Hospice North Hastings does not receive any health care dollars, so the Playhouse provides us with fun, culturally exciting ways to create a revenue stream…Read More
The FOCA is pleased to announce a new report about the significance of waterfront property owners (WPO), and an elections Toolkit for member Associations interested in getting out the vote in rural Ontario this fall….Read More
Everyone has their own opinions about social media. It is an efficient way to communicate with others far away, to find long-lost friends and to show the world what you are up to. But it is also known as an incredible time waster and one person’s idea of a fabulous post, may be drivel to someone else.
For us, last fall, social media actually played an integral part of letting us know about the disaster that we had on the island…
The HHLT is pleased to announce the acquisition, through donation and Conservation Easement Agreement, of a beautiful, ecologically diverse property. Through the Federal Ecological Gifts Program, Leopoldina and Margaret Dobrzensky have donated outright approximately 500 acres to the HHLT, while another 100 acres will be protected through a Conservation Easement Agreement between the Dobrzenskys and the HHLT….Read More
In 2017 The Land Between charity and The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (home of the Turtle Trauma Centre) declared a state of emergency for Ontario’s turtles. This was because there were unprecedented numbers of turtles killed on roads and brought into the trauma centre for treatment…Read More
Alcohol is a factor in nearly 40% of boating incidents and by the middle of summer, boating is in full swing. With warmer water, hotter days and many enjoying fun in the sun on their boats, it is the perfect time to remind Canadian boaters about the risks of drinking and boating….Read More