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)
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.
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.
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.