(HALIBURTON, ON) – Haliburton Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has received several complaints from residents of Haliburton County regarding a common fraud that involves a fraudster impersonating a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Whether by telephone or by email, the pitch involves one of two variations. The fraudsters are demanding that outstanding taxes are paid by a money service business or by pre-paid debit / credit cards; or they are phishing for identification in order to fulfill a potential refund.
It's BBQ time
Help keep fishing alive in the County. Join us for our annual conservation dinner at the Haliburton Curling Club
Saturday, August 12, 2017
View Unique Auction Items from 4 pm
Auction Begins at 5:30 – Dinner 6:00 pm
$85 per family with children under 18
Tickets: Contact Dee and reserve a table 705-457-9664
The new regulations were enforceable starting on March 16th 2017 and are immediate measures that will be in place for one year until permanent regulations are put in place. I think we can expect the permanent measures to be just as specific and even more restrictive on recreational drone users. The regulations are absolutely necessary for safety as recreational drones and aircraft do not mix well together around airports, aerodromes, water aerodromes, or in controlled airspace. The new regulations spell things out in plain English so that non-aviators who partake in recreational drone use can understand the limitations without needing any background or formal aviation training.
Canadians have reported unsafe drone operations to Transport Canada through various channels. We have developed this form to make it easier for Canadians to report such incidents, while helping Transport Canada gather more information via a single-entry-point.
After being cancelled last summer, the Forest Festival is back for its 10th year with some high-caliber Canadian talent.
“We’re really, really thrilled with our lineup,” said festival manager Lesley English.
Every summer, prior to 2016, the festival’s taken place at the Bone Lake Amphitheatre and the Logging Museum, both owned by the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. But in February last year, a judge ordered the Forest to demolish several buildings, including the museum, because building permits were not obtained. The Forest pulled the plug on the festival in March, shortly after a heated public meeting between owner Peter Schleifenbaum and Dysart council.
Note to the RLCA Board of Directors on the Fall 2017 FOCA Meeting – held at the Boulevard Club in Toronto on November 4, 2017
I was privileged to attend the 2017 Fall FOCA Meeting held on November 4, 2017. Terry Rees, the Executive Director opened the meeting with a short update on the current work being undertaken by FOCA. This includes climate issues, such as the flood events in cottage country, a workshop and report on climate change in Muskoka and invasive species monitoring and prevention programs. New signs were made available at the meeting which direct boaters to clean boats before entering from other lakes to avoid transfer of invasive species. Terry also spoke of organisations FOCA is working with, such as NSERC Canadian Network which is conducting in depth sampling of over 700 lakes in Canada to assess the health of our lakes.
Phragmites, an invasive plant species, has spread to three locations on Eagle and Moose Lakes, according to a local study.
Invasive phragmites is a tall wetland grass that crowds out native plants, vegetation and species while providing little to no food or shelter for wildlife. Non-native forms of the plant can grow in dense bunches of up to 200 stems per square metre.
Recently, with help from the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations and Canadian Wildlife Service, the Eagle Moose Lake Property Owners Association conducted a shoreline study that found one case of phragmites on Eagle Lake and two on neighbouring Moose Lake. In total, there have been 19 reported cases of phragmites in Haliburton County according to EDDMapS, a web-based mapping system documenting invasive species distribution from the University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
There is not sufficient natural shoreline within Haliburton County, not by a long shot, according to the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations (CHA).
“This is a very preliminary report,” CHA chairman Paul MacInnes told Haliburton County councillors as he presented findings from the coalition’s shoreline improvement project during a Feb. 22 meeting.
Also called the Love Your Lake program, during the past three summers, the CHA has hired evaluators – typically university students in the environmental sciences – to travel lakes by boat, assessing properties based on numerous factors including development setbacks, docks, slope, invasive species, retaining walls, etc.
The results of those evaluations are then sent confidentially to property owners, with suggestions on how to better naturalize their shorelines.
Thomas Giguere has embraced Haliburton County’s lakes since he was a toddler.
His love of the water and fascination with the life in it led him to enrolling in the marine and freshwater biology program at the University of Guelph.
So when the 21-year-old heard there were jellyfish in the Highlands, it piqued his interest.
Notes (RLCA): from U.S. Geological Survey - Freshwater jellyfish is not considered dangerous to humans. Although its stings can paralyze macroinvertebrates and small fish, its small nematocysts are not likely to penetrate human skin (Peard, 2002). Follow link to article
27 January 2017
Current weather in Haliburton
Redstone Lake Water Level
Lake levels are fluctuating. On occasion you may find floating hazards, logs etc.
Additionally as the lake level lowers, rock hazards may or may not be entirely visible. As always caution is advised.