Flood Prep 2019

 

Flood Prep 2019
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Eight of the world’s best canal holidays

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

Ohio city votes to give Lake Erie personhood status over algae blooms

Algae education manualNew law will allow people of Toledo to act as legal guardians for Lake Erie, and polluters could be sued to pay for cleanup costs

 

Severe weather damage

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.

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Hazardous waste The Orange Drop

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Monthly        Events      Garbage

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.

Survey results

We received 165 responses to our survey last year. 54%  were in favour of stocking the lake with walleye and we have given this information the the Ministry of Natural Resources. It is just one of the factors that will inform their decision. A Fishing derby was the most requested event with 35 people interested. The most frequent suggestion for the URLA was to address the issue of cut weeds being left to float out on the lake. 80% of respondents follow us on Facebook. Here is how to connect with us on social media

Q2 In which of the following events would you likely participate?
Answered: 100 Skipped: 66
q2 in which of the following events would you likely participate.

Thanks to all of you who offered to participate in activities around our lake. There will be opportunities to to meet with other residents who share your interests this summer.
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URLA Newsletter Feb. 2019

Our Feb 2019 newsletter is available HERE

A fire in Westport Jan. 18 destroyed the Fredenburgh House
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We received 165 responses to our survey last year
Early bird discounts for boaters are here until March 31, 2019!
2019 FISHING DATES AND LIMITS
Veterans fish free
Ice Fishing Season is Here
COTTAGE LIFE’S BEST WAYS TO TEST ICE THICKNESS
Members Wanted for Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee
Grant for Biodiversity Events

For print version click HERE

Time to renew URLA membership for 2019

 

2019 Fishing dates and limits

Below are the zone wide season limits. Click HERE for species exceptions.

Zone-wide Seasons and Limits
Atlantic Salmon
Season: closed all year
Brook Trout
Season: open all year Limits: S-5 and C-2
Brown Trout
Season: open all year Limits: S-5 and C-2
Channel Catfish
Season: open all year Limits: S-12 and C-6
Crappie
Season: open all year Limits: S-30 and C-10
Lake Sturgeon
Season: closed all year
Lake Trout
Season: fourth Saturday in May to September 8
Limits: S-2 and C-1
Lake Whitefish
Season: open all year Limits: S-12 and C-6
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass combined
Season: third Saturday in June to December 15
Limits: S-6 and C-2
Muskellunge
Season: 1st Saturday in June to December 15
Limits: S-1; must be greater than 91 cm, and C-0
Northern Pike
Season: January 1 to March 31 and second Saturday in May to December 31 Limits: S-6 and C-2
Pacific Salmon
Season: open all year Limits: S-5 and C-2
Rainbow Trout
Season: open all year Limits: S-5 and C-2
Splake
Season: open all year Limits: S-5 and C-2
Sunfish
Season: open all year
Limits: S-300; only 30 may be greater than 18 cm, and C-15
Walleye and Sauger combined
Season: January 1 to March 1 and second Saturday in May to December 31 Limits: S-4 and C-2; must be between 40-50 cm
Yellow Perch
Season: open all year Limits: S-50 and C-25

Click HERE for species exceptions.