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