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Protecting Your Lake
Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone


Protecting Your Lake
Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone

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Private Hazard Buoy Initiative


We have launched our "Private Buoy initiative".

"Although every effort is being made to mark a lake or waterway hazards, RLCA is not responsible to ensure all hazards are marked or continue to be marked.   Every individual operator of a watercraft is solely responsible for safe boating including the avoidance of any water hazards."

If there is a submerged rock or water hazard that could pose a danger to boaters and you are interested in managing a Buoy, let us know.  Basic responsibilities are to put it out in the Spring and take it out in the Fall.  We'll provide the anchor, chain and buoy.  We just need local stewardship to make sure the buoy does not go missing, get damaged or move off its mark.

Here are our current Buoy Stewards: 

  1. Gordon Neuser (Klondike)
  2. Ted Rule (Big Island)
  3. Bob Lehman
  4. Rob Chausse

Current Buoy locations (we'll put up a map shortly).

  • We have 3 Buoys off the Klondike Boat Launch marking submerged rocks (Watch your wake when leaving and returning)
  • We have 2 Buoys off the Big Island marking submerged rocks
  • We have a Buoy between the narrows of Little Redstone and Redstone - Marking the sandbar
  • more to come
31 July 2018

Municipal authority over boathouses


FOCA is pleased that the MNRF are finally making the legislative changes to eliminate the overregulation of docks in Ontario.

Schedule 14 of Provincial Bill 27, “Burden Reduction Act, 2016”  includes provisions to amend 4 statutes administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). If passed, the proposed changes include revisions to the Public Lands Act (PLA)

4 January 2017

Water Levels Update to December 19th


CEWF has been monitoring reservoir and flow-through lake water levels and regional precipitation amounts closely throughout 2016. We also maintain regular communication with the TSW water management staff.

The logs in reservoir dams were set for winter by October first, and water levels declined normally in early October. The period from mid-October to November 28th saw drought conditions return and since there was very little rain, river flows and water levels on many lakes continued to decline well below normal seasonal levels. More than 30mm of rain fell in the last three days of November and that allowed water levels to stabilize or rise closer to normal levels on most of the reservoirs. At the time of freeze up the entire basin remained very dry as a result of the extreme drought conditions which persisted for most of the summer and fall. 

RLCA is a member of CEWF

21 December 2016

Water Management Update - Low Water Levels


Status: Updated Dec 21, 2016

CEWF has been monitoring reservoir and flow-through lake water levels and regional precipitation amounts closely throughout 2016.  Our most recent website posting was a November 17th TSW Water Management Update along with our commentary. CEWF believes that TSW did an outstanding job of managing the water levels throughout the summer drought. Likewise this fall, the drawdown was normal with all of the reservoir dams at their winter set log levels by the first of October.

RLCA is a member of CEWF

5 December 2016

Membership Drive

Status: Complete

Our 2016 door-to-door Membership Drive was a success! We attracted 37 new members and welcomed back 27 members who hadn't paid in a few years or more.  

1 December 2016


Unfortunate ATV Accident

Status: Closed

On September 1, 2015 the Board of Directors advised that Redstone Lake Cottagers Association (RLCA) and others had been sued by the family of a young man who died in an ATV accident which occurred at the north end of Redstone Lake in the summer of 2012.   A defence to this law suit was prepared on behalf of RLCA by counsel appointed by our insurer, Aviva Canada Inc., denying any liability on the part of RLCA. 

The law suit has now been dismissed without costs against RLCA.  We have expressed our gratitude to our insurer Aviva Canada Inc., to our agent Cade Insurance and to counsel appointed by the insurance company, for looking after the defence to and dismissal of this law suit, all without cost to RLCA.


Status: Open, Following

Sept 1, 2015

In the summer of 2012 an unfortunate accident involving an ATV which occurred on private property at the north end of Redstone Lake resulted in the tragic loss of life of a young man. We can only imagine the pain, suffering and loss experienced by that young man's family and our sincere sympathy goes out to them.

14 January 2018



What goes up must come down! Do we really need all of this in our lakes?

What is in Fireworks...

13 November 2016


Current weather in Haliburton

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Redstone Lake Water Level

Lake Levels

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.

RLCA strives to make this information helpful and accurate. No representation or warranty of any kind is made regarding the information provided. As such we disclaim all liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of your use of, or inability to use, this information. Source: Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site


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