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Limerick Lake - 2022 News

NEWS UPDATE: August 05, 2022

Not currently at the lake, so hard to comment on the weather each day.  

This weekend is the LWRA (cottagers association) annual AGM and BBQ.  A little different format this year with the new marina owners not making the lodge lawn available.  They have, however, provided the campsite by the lake at the north end of the marina for the event.  It starts at 5PM Saturday.  More information is available on flyers posted around the marina.  

Getting close to municipal election time.  Since roughly 2000 the makeup of Limerick Township council has been evenly divided between permanent residents and seasonal residents.   This has worked very well through the years to bring both perspectives to the council table.  The deadline for filing nomination papers is fast approaching.  Once the papers have all been filed I will have a recommended slate to represent us for the next 4 years.  Who can vote is a bit more cloudy.  I have been told there are roughly 1400 people on the Township voters rolls.  If you own a cottage or land in the municipality it might be worth checking with the Clerk to make sure you (and your spouse) are on the rolls so you get your "vote by mail or computer" authorization letter a little later this fall.  

I have been told that Trudys was ordered to replace their gas tanks and that is why they are not se3lling gasoline.  I was also told they plan to do that upgrade and resume gas sales as soon as they can.  The Gate (Rustic) restaurant just south on 62 appears to remain closed.  The new General Store in Coe Hill keeps posting on social media that they are adding more types of inventory.  The latest is that they will have fresh baked goods on Saturdays.  

Two big thumbs up once again to Makin Waves marine who repaired my Merc outboard (bad voltage regulator) in just a couple of days.  Great service in a super busy time of year.

For those driving between the US and Canada, the restrictions and questions seem to change at random. Several recent trips to NY State went smoothly in both directions.  Always be prepared with all documentation on printed paper to avoid delays.  Travelers must use ArriveCAN northbound, but that is fairly easy to comply with.  Asks a lot of questions the first time, but remembers the data and subsequent uses are much quicker.  Since the implementation of ArriveCAN I typically spend less than 30 seconds at Canada customs.  There is an update to ArriveCAN dated March 18, 2022.  If you installed it prior to that date it will need to be updated.  Suggest you do that in advance of actually needing it in case of glitches.

Internet service on the lake has been handed off to Northern Rural Net.  There are a few alternatives.  There is a company called MapleWiFi that is offering unlimited cellular data packages that can be turned on and off on a monthly basis.  Nice for seasonal use.  After a lot of "site searching" I had success in installing a Starlink dish.  Got it to have 98% up time.  Gives around 250Mbps down and 10Mbps up.  It does need a tree free view to the north.  The municipality installed Starlink at the office this month and they are loving it too.

The Limerick chain of lakes are in fisheries zone 15.  Bass season opened on June 25th and closes on November 30.  Lake trout opened on January 1 and remains open until September 30.


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