Rideau Lakes among "safest places" in Canada

A recent survey by Macleans magazine rated the Township of Rideau Lakes as the 11th safest place in Canada to live, with a Crime Severity Index (CSI) of 27.04%. The CSI was based on the following details:

Population: 10661

Police service: Ontario Provincial Police, Rideau Lakes detachment

Number of homicides in 2017: 0

Homicide rate per 100,000 people: 0

Breaking and entering rate per 100,000 people: 206.36

Assault level 1 rate per 100,000 people: 253.26

Click here to read the full Macleans article.

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Election Results!

Results from the 2018 municipal elections for each of the 3 townships surrounding Big Rideau Lake are posted below.

Click here for TRL results.

Click here for TVT results.

Click here for DNE results.

 Drummond North Elmsley

Drummond North Elmsley

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority - "Low Water Status Update in Rideau River Watershed"


The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority issues frequent statements about watershed conditions in the Rideau Valley area.

MOST RECENT STATEMENT: "This statement is to advise that the low water status in the Rideau River watershed has returned to “Normal” except for the Kemptville Creek subwatershed which is at “Minor” Severity, down from “Moderate” Severity." Click here to read the full statement.

Check the RVCA website for other updates and information.

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2018 Lake Links Workshop

The 17th Annual Lake Links Workshop is set for Saturday October 20th, 2018, at the Perth Civitan Hall.

Doors open at 8:30, registration cost $25 (includes lunch).

This year’s theme is “Our Lake, My Responsibility – Our Reward”. Lake community members, scientists and organizations across Eastern Ontario join to learn, network and see what’s new. Key topic this year is the importance of good stewardship - active lake stewardship programs, what others are doing on their property and how those actions are affecting our lakes. Register at watersheds.ca/lakelinks2018 or contact Melissa Dakers at dakers@watersheds.ca, 613-264-1244. And please bring a food donation for the Perth Food Bank.

See agenda details below.

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September 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.

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