With the continuation of hot, dry weather, the municipality has declared a fire ban as of 7PM Thursday evening June 1. That means NO open fires 24/7. You can still use a gas or charcoal BBQ outside, but no open fires even in fire rings or fire pits.
Daily news updates are going on hiatus for the month of June. Updates will be back around Canada Day for the month of July..
An important change from the municipality now in effect are new dump hours. The dump is now open: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Mondays 11AM to 6PM.
The LWRA AGM is being combined with a FireSmart presentation to be held on June 17th at 10AM. Cindy Furth, the municipal fire prevention officer will be the presenter. This gathering is open to EVERYONE and is being hosted by my brother Ed and his partner Kyle at 250 Limerick Lake North Shore. Please try to "boat-pool" as parking will be somewhat limited. Hopefully it is calm and we can beach a few boats.
The annual LWRA BBQ will NOT be held this summer. The canoe races and sailboat regatta will be held on August 5th and 6th.
For those of us who have been boating around Limerick Lake for decades, the north-east end of the lake underwent a major change in late May. The iconic Carolyn Thompson log cottage is gone. The lot is neatly cleared bare ready for new construction. I can tell you that the owner tried everything to save it, including hiring several architects and engineers to come up with a plan. In the end there were too many fatal flaws to overcome.
The rebuild of Hastings Street in Bancroft is almost complete. Most days two way traffic is flowing greatly reducing congestion. To avoid the delays try taking 28E to Dale St., to Flint Ave., to Cleak Ave. to get through town. That brings you down behind the No Frills. Works great most days to avoid the construction.
I have word of a very clean inboard-outboard (4.3 liter Mercruiser) for sale on the lake. It is a great family and ski boat that was cared for at the marina for many years and has always been well maintained. If you are interested in a nice runabout, drop me a line and I will hook you up with the sellers.
Also got word of a For Sale By Owner cottage. Very nice, newer cottage. Well built and cared for. I have been in it numerous times and it is lovely. I think it has only had two owners since new. Water access. Being sold furnished and complete with 2 boats. If you have friends or family looking to join the Limerick Lake family of cottagers, drop me a line and I will put you in touch with the sellers.
The Limerick chain of lakes are in fisheries zone 15. Bass season is scheduled to open June 24, 2023, and closes on November 30. Lake trout season opened for ice fishing on January 1, 2023 and closes 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. I believe it is roughly 16 to 22 inches.