May Long Weekend FOCA Elert

Click here to read the most recent newsletter of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations, which includes a number of articles of interest to Big Rideau Lake cottagers and boaters such as cottage closing tips, end of season updates, lake environment and public policy news.

Township of Rideau Lakes Spring Newsletter

The Township of Rideau Lakes has issued a spring newsletter, mainly related to public works services in the Township. Beginning this week, the annual calendars will be available to pick up at those retailers that sell TRL bag tags and area LCBO’s. Or contact the office to arrange delivery of your copy.

Of most interest to BRLA members in this newsletter is the information about seasonal private road curbside collection and Sunday Island service (for island/water access only property owners).

Seasonal Private Road Curbside Collection:
Begins down most private roads each year on the Tuesday following the Victoria Day weekend. 
 
Sunday Island Service: For Island/Water Access only Property Owners:
The Township is unable to provide water access only properties with curbside collection, therefore Any resident who owns property on an island or has strictly water access only is eligible for the weekly Sunday Service, from Victoria Day weekend to September 16th, 4pm-6pm ONLY. 

For full details, click the Spring Newsletter link below.

Update on Poonamalie Lock 32 Repairs

According to a Parks Canada press release this week, the first phase of historic stone masonry repairs at Poonamalie Lock 32 is nearing completion. Work will finalize with site restoration in mid-May. 

The cofferdam upstream of the lock has now been removed. Stone replacement, repointing, and grouting is complete on the upstream and downstream wing walls, while stone replacement and repointing continues on the west wall within the lock. While much of the scaffolding has been removed from around the lock, the remaining scaffolding will be removed in early May.

Click here for more details.

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