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Rideau canal logoRideau canal, Early bird discounts for boaters are here until March 31, 2019!

Purchase a Seasonal Lockage Permit and receive 20% off.
Purchase a Seasonal Lockage and Mooring Package and receive 20% off the price of lockage and 10% off the price of mooring.

Do you love to travel by pleasure boat or canoe? Launch your own adventure along Canada’s original highways.

Here’s your chance to create unforgettable memories, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Canada’s waterways.



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We had a full house of 130 people inside—and snow flying outside—as FOCA members met in Toronto at the Boulevard Club for the 2019 FOCA Annual General Meeting & Spring Seminar. The theme of the day was “Association Planning: Getting it Right.” The day began with FOCA Updates from Executive Director Terry Rees who presented about the year in review, FOCA’s 20/20 Vision – A Strategic Framework, program updates and priorities for the coming year. MORE



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Hazardous waste The Orange Drop program provides Ontario residents with a free, safe and easy way to dispose of household products that require special handling. Fully funded by industry, this network of convenient drop-off sites accepts five materials. Orange drop logoThe objective of the Orange Drop Program is to recover and recycle, or safely dispose of, these materials to ensure they don’t end up in landfills, or poured down sewers and drains.




2018 Insurance Costs for Extreme Weather
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As reported recently by Water Canada, the Insurance Bureau of Canada has determined that the cost of severe-weather insured damages in 2018 reached $1.9 billion – the fourth highest on record in Canada. Click to read the Water Canada posting.

Cottage firstCottageFirstthe first group program dedicated to cottagers, exclusively available to FOCA members. Get discounts and great coverage on your cottage, home, car & more. Contact Cade Associates Insurance Brokers: 1-844-CADE-1ST or visit www.cottagefirst.com for a no obligation quote.


Ohio city votes to give Lake Erie personhood status over algae bloomsohio algie bloom

New law will allow people of Toledo to act as legal guardians for Lake Erie, and polluters could be sued to pay for cleanup costAlgae education manual



Worlds best canal holicays

The telegraph logoLondon, Mar 3, 2019, Number five is…
Unlock the Rideau

There are 45 historic, hand-operated locks along Canada’s Rideau Canal, all manned by polite, khaki-clad lock-keepers. After watching them whirl wheels, push gates and swing entire bridges back and forth, sit back and let the idyllic Ontario countryside float by, hopping off occasionally to visit pretty villages. The cruise is bookended by two of Canada’s most historic cities, the capital Ottawa and former capital Kingston. MORE


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Join or renew now. You do not need to be a lakefront property owner. Membership is open to everyone who cares about our lake. Join or renew your URLA membership online now through our partnership with FOCA: Click here.

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