STON(E)Y LAKE WATER LEVELS, UPDATE
According to the information from the Parks Canada web site today, the lake level is very close to the average level. The difference is .034m or 1.3in. This is great news just before the long weekend.
STON(E)Y LAKE WATER LEVELS, UPDATE
According to the information from the Parks Canada web site, yesterday the lake level had dropped to approximately 13in (.3m) above summer level.
STON(E)Y LAKE WATER LEVELS
With the abundance of recent rain in Ontario ( and other places), water level at the cottage is a concern. Please see below for a link to Parks Canada water level graph and chart. The chart is easier to read.
Click on the map and zoom in using the +- in the lower right corner. Use the mouse to move the map around. Click on the blue drop for Stony Lake. Click on ‘level gauge’. The average for the summer is 234.42.
On the gauge page you can see the daily level. Today it is 234.87. That is .45m above the average or 17.5 inches.
Here is the link.
ICE MELT PATTERN THIS SPRING
Have a look at these 2 ice melt patterns for the lake from the Sentinel2Look satellite. These shots were taken March 23 and April 4, 2019. As you can see the flow from Burleigh Falls takes a similar path as the Trent Severn Waterway but expands on either side . Dark blue is open water.
KAWARTHA PADDLE QUEST (June 22, 2019)
This is the 2nd annual 50 KM race from Stoney Lake to Peterborough. We are in need of a safety boat and driver from 8:30 AM until the race exits Clear Lake. We will gladly pay for this person to cruise the lake and watch for any paddlers in trouble. Will pay for time, boat and gas. Please contact Heather and Mike Casey at Kawarthapaddlequest.com.
BURLEIGH FALLS DAM REHABILITATION TO START THIS SPRING
I have received from Parks Canada, notice of the commencement of rehabilitation of the Burleigh Falls Dam. Lock #28 parking lot will be used as a staging area for construction and may commence as soon as May. There will be limited parking at the Burleigh Falls Lock parking area but the ramp into Lovesick Lake will remain open. Actual construction will start mid summer after fish spawning has finished.
The Burleigh Falls Dam was constructed in 1912. Engineering assessments over the last two years have demonstrated that the dam is in need of rehabilitation. Work will include concrete repairs on the piers and deck, as well as improvements to the stability of the dam and its extensive southern retaining wall, through the addition of concrete mass and anchors. The dam’s hydraulic capacity will be optimized, and new guardrails, safety booms, and increased signage will enhance public safety. The lifespan of the dam will be extended by approximately 30 years.
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A HUNTING SEASON FOR DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS IN ONTARIO
Rob Welsh has alerted me to an article on the proposed hunting season for double-crested cormorants here. Please follow the link as the closing date for submitting your input to this proposal is Jan 3, 2019.
CANOES ARE NOW CONSIDERED ‘VESSELS’
A ruling by an Ontario Judge in November has declared a canoe a vessel. This means that if you are paddling a canoe and you are over the legal limit for alcohol (80 grams per 100 millilitres, same as an automobile) you can be charged with impaired driving. This is something to think about the next time you take out the canoe.
MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS BY TOWNSHIP
Please follow this LINK for all Peterborough County Municipal Election Results
FALL ELECTION CANDIDATE RESEARCH COMPLETED
The research of the candidates for the fall elections have been completed for North Kawartha, Douro-Dummer and Selwyn. The folks over at the Environment Council have posted the results of the research on their web site. Please follow this LINK and scroll down to ‘Municipal Elections 2018’ to view the results for your township.
FALL ELECTION CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS
The results of the candidate interviews should be here next week. You should have received your voting information by now which includes your PIN number. Voting starts Oct 9 and closes Oct 22. Come back mid week and see the results of the candidate interviews ( for the townships that participated).
FISHING TOURNAMENT NEXT WEEKEND
A reminder that the Stoney Lake Combo Fishing Tournament is next weekend. It will run out of Carveth’s Marina. The Stoney Lake Combo is a fundraising event organized & run by The Douro-Dummer Volunteer Firefighter’s Association. Click here for more information.
AREA HEALTH SERVICES UPDATE
The Morton Community Healthcare Centre has opened (2018,9,11) a clinic witch will provide acute and episodic care to patients with non life threatening situations. Please click here for more information.
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, 2018
Municipal elections are Monday, October 22nd. Please follow this link or go to the Municipal Elections link in the title bar. Note, the page is incomplete. It will be updated as more information becomes available.
AREA HEALTH SERVICES
In response to recent concerns re health services available in the area for lake residents, I have prepared information regarding the health services in the area. Please click (here) to visit the page.
VINTAGE WW2 AIRPLANES OVER STON(E)Y LAKE
If you thought you were seeing things in the air, over the lake, over the past week , you were right. The Peterborough Airport was hosting Air Legends. Both the United States Air Force B29 Superfortress Bomber and the B25 Bomber did fly over the lake.
MEDICAL SERVICES FOR LAKE RESIDENTS
In recent discussion on the Stony Lake facebook page, there is interest as to what and where medical services are available for lake residents. I will prepare a page with relevant information re medical services in the area. I should have that ready by the long weekend. Further to that, I will also prepare a page with emergency services available by township. That will take a little longer. I will post here when they ready.
FIRE BAN LIFTED IN 3 OF 4 TOWNSHIPS
As of July 26th, all townships have lifted the fire ban except Selwyn. Please (click here) to see the township sites for their fire regulations.
Total Fire Ban in Effect
With the continuing hot, dry weather this summer, the 4 townships covering various parts of the lake have declared
a TOTAL FIRE BAN (including fireworks) until further notice.
Summer is Here
Please consult the calendar on this web site for events of interest to the lake residents.
The Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve, Protected by the Kawartha Land Trust
Please join us on July 21st to celebrate our newly protected Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve. Take in the views, hike amongst ancient trees and witness the beautiful wilderness growing in “The Land Between”. For over half a century, this special piece of Stony Lake was carefully loved by Norman Cowan and the Jeffreys family. For more information on the Kawartha Land Trust, please see ‘Environment’ under ‘Around the Lake’
Ayotte’s Point Woods, Protected by the Kawartha Land Trust
Jane and Peter Darling and family have generously donated their 77 acre property located just north of Young’s Point, Ontario on the west side of Clear Lake to ensure it remains a protected land in the Clear Lake corridor. For more information on the Kawartha Land Trust, please see ‘Environment’ under ‘Around the Lake’
Spring Updates Will Be Completed Today
All available updates for Ston(e)y Lake will be completed today. Please view the lake calendar (under ‘Around The Lake 2’) and the ‘Events Around The Lake’ located at the bottom of the home page.
End Of An Era
The former Irwin Inn (air b&b) to be demolished. Many lake residents and visitors have fond memories of the Inn over the years. It is possible that the land will be divided into lots for private development.
Manager Required for the USLA Pavilion
The Upper Stoney Lake Association is looking for a manager for the USLA Pavilion at Crowe’s Landing for the 2018 season.
Interested persons may contact Elizabeth Hyde at,
Douro-Dummer Clear Garbage Bag Program
Starting January 2, 2018, Douro-Dummer is implementing a clear garbage bag program for transfer station acceptance and curb pick-up.
Garbage bags may not contain any recyclable, compostable, or hazardous materials. These materials must instead be directed toward the appropriate
recycling, composting, or hazardous material program. One (1) privacy bag is allowed in each clear bag to conceal items that residents wish to keep
for more information please follow this link
Work on Burleigh Fall’s Dam Postponed
In a recent letter to me from Darryl Whitehead, External Relations Manager, Parks Canada, he indicated that due to a larger than expected
cost estimate for replacement of the structure, the engineers have been asked to return to the options analysis phase. This is in order to
explore what options might be available to safely extend the life of the existing structure. The options analysis will extend through
much of this year and so we are now looking to 2019 and maybe 2020 as the best estimate for construction. When construction does
start, it may be extending the life of the existing structure or replacement.
Application has been submitted for 30 Unit Condominium At Pilgrim’s Rest (Hulls Bay)
The County of Peterborough and The Township of North Kawartha have received an application for a proposed 30 unit condominium development
at Pilgrim’s Rest (Hulls Bay), Ston(e)y Lake. The subject lands are composed of two separate parcels. The first is referenced as the
“Mainland Property” where Pilgrim’s Rest Camp-ground is located. The second parcel is referenced as the “Island Property”. The application
requests a Zoning By-Law Amendment and a Official Plan Amendment. for further information re this application please follow this link.
New Lake Web Cam Up And Running For The Winter
This winter we have a new web cam on the lake. It is courtesy of The Burleigh Falls Inn. Please enjoy over the winter and check out
our summer cams starting in late May of 2018. For more information about the web cam project please go here.
Here is a picture from 2017/12/16
Net Neutrality Repealed In The United States and What It Means to a Canadian Internet User
Net neutrality was repealed in the United States on 2017/12/15. Our web hosting site, Web Hosting Canada, has a plain, easy to understand, explanation of net neutrality and I wanted to share it with you.
A possible issue may be the speed some sites load if you are in the US and asking for a Canadian site (such as this one). If you are asking for a Canadian site hosted in the United States, it may load more slowly than you have experienced in the past. For a better understanding please follow the link below.
Hawkstone Manor Sold
Ronnie Hawkins estate on Ston(e)y Lake has been for sale and has now been sold. The property has been sold to a private family who have no intention of developing the property. The following link to the Peterborough Examiner article has more information. This is great news for the lake community. Hawkstone Manor Sold
Burleigh Falls Dam To Be Replaced
The Burleigh Falls Dam at Lock 28, originally built in 1912, will be replaced with a new dam with mechanized gates.
Additionally, operator and public safety features will be added to the site.
Please download the pdf file below for more information.
OMB decision on the planned development of the Fraser Property on Ston(e)y Lake
According to the web site https://friendsoffraserwetlands.com/ the OMB has denied the developer’s application and appeals for development of the former Fraser land at
Burleigh Falls. This news was apparently delivered October 6, 2017. Please follow the hot link in the previous sentence to read the full text from the Friends of the Fraser Wetlands web site.
This victory for the lake.
Lovesick Lake Camp Ground Expansion Plans
- The Lovesick Lake Trailer Park purchased the former Strickers Resort property in December Of 2016. This property currently has 44 permanent RV sites as well as eleven cottages. Ten of these cottages have been torn down and replaced with RV site cottages
- The 294 ( 300 ) RV expansion site was submitted to Peterborough County and a Selwyn Township Planning Departments last August in 2016 as an ‘ Complete Application.” It appears to be on hold as many adjustments to the plan need to be made before it can go ahead. it was a formal application to these two planning departments. and so would now in 2017 – not be considered a new application. Gerry Herron, Selwyn councillor , indicated to two Lovesick Lake Association committee members that the proponents intend to develop this large expansion over 15 years, once they comply with the Planning Departments demands.
- the 2017 proposal of approx 33 rv sites on top of the escarpment (this proposal is just on their website map) (#s 345 to 378)
you can view the big picture here