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Limerick Lake - 2023 News

NEWS UPDATE: May 29, 2024

We ended up getting more rain on the day after the front passed through, than on the day that was supposed to have heavy rain.  One particularly heavy downpour in the mid-afternoon Tuesday dropped .3 inch of rain in just a few minutes.  The barometer has been rising steadily since Tuesday afternoon and hopefully the sunshine forecast for the next 3 days actually happens.  The last two were not so nice.  Wednesday morning is chilly, but the mass of warm lake water has kept it from getting cold enough to have frost.  Thursday morning could be another cool one before it warms up a bit on Friday.  The newly planted garden or flowers should be OK.  My neighbors have a lovely garden which I raid later in the summer.  That is my idea of gardening "Said the Little Red Hen."

The Marina has posted their planned store hours for summer.  For the month of June they are: Friday 1 - 5, Saturday 10 - 3, Sunday 10 - 3.

For the first time this year the lake level is above what it was a year ago.  It had been as much as 10 inches lower than it typically is in the spring.

The cottagers association (LWRA) made good progress on planning events for this summer over the last few days.  There will be no stand-alone AGM.  The AGM will be part of a BBQ / picnic / potluck to be held at 170 Limerick Lake South Shore immediately after the traditional canoe races on August 3.  Roughly noon to 2:30PM that day.  More details will be posted on the LWRA website as they get worked out.

Information I hope no one ever needs:  I refreshed my Naloxone training (originally trained in June 2019) at the Health Unit on May 15th.  They then traded my expired Naloxone kit for a fresh one.  So there is an overdose kit here at 255 North Shore if ever needed.

Back in mid-March I mentioned that Rogers was offering a special internet access package for cottagers.  I recently received an e-mail from FOCA with the links to the special package for FOCA (in our case LWRA members are automatically FOCA members) only.  I have put a link on the LINKS page of this website to download the information and sign up for 5G cellular internet at the special rate and terms for cottage association members only.  Not an LWRA member?  Go to the LWRA website and join.  You will save back the $50 membership fee in just a few months with this special offer.

Summer fire regulations are in effect.  No day burning. The municipality will not be issuing any burn permits through the summer.  Nighttime fires are to be kept under 2 meters by 2 meters in size. (That is 6 X 6 to me)  As one cottager found out the expensive way, there is an eye in the sky (satellite with thermal imaging) watching for illegal fires.  Much like a redlight camera in the city, a few weeks later you get a very expensive ticket in the mail.

July 13th is the annual fund-raising dinner for the North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery. I have attended this event many times and it is always a lot of fun and supports "non-government" stocking of fish in our local lakes.  (but not Limerick as our lake supports a healthy fish population without needing any help) Attendance is limited to around 280 people, and it always sells out. More information on their website: fishhatchery.ca 

 The dump is operating on summer hours through August 31.  It is open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays from 11AM to 6PM.  Remember, in 2023 Council changed the operating hours to be the same on each day the dump is open from 11AM to 6PM.  No more different hours on different days.

The Limerick chain of lakes is in fisheries zone 15.  2024 regulations start on page 102 of the MNRF regulations book. Bass season will open on June 22. Lake trout season opened on January 1 and will close September 30. Please remember that the Limerick chain of lakes has a "slot size" for lake trout that MUST be returned to the lake if caught.  It is roughly 16 to 22 inches.


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