Spraying Btk for Gypsy Moths
Wednesday March 24, 2021Recently a member of our lake community wrote to the JLA with information about aerial spraying of Btk to control the Gypsy Moth population and to inquire about interest in sharing the cost. The JLA board reached out to ex...
Response updates after the fire at Sayers Foods in Apsley
Wednesday December 16, 2020As you probably know, Sayers Foods was totally destroyed by fire in the early hours of Saturday morning, December 5th.The loss is huge for Apsley and the surrounding Community.NK's SUPPORT PAGE I...
JLA is recruiting for Smoke Signals!
Sunday December 06, 2020JLA is recruiting for our renowned publication, Smoke Signals!This is an exciting opportunity for a volunteer team to build on the success of Jack Lake’s signature publication and usher it into a brand new decade. For 2021, J...
Please urge Ontario to respect PSWs
Tuesday November 03, 2020Given the immense benefits that Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSWs) provide – flood mitigation, water filtration, carbon sequestration, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat and more – provincial policy rightly prohibits development on t...
More logging areas around Jack's Lake
Wednesday October 21, 2020Unfortunately, the MNRF and Bancroft Minden Forestry Company are proposing in it's new 10 year Forest Management Plan more logging areas around Jack's Lake. This was unexpected!On the map (click
2020 Lake Stewards Newsletter now available
Tuesday October 20, 2020According to the Province, 44% of these Crown lands are managed forests, which are subject to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act of 1994. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) manages Crown forests, in the Province’s words, "to ensure f...
Saturday October 17, 2020A Jack's Laker has told us they had to assist a large buck by cutting him loose from a hammock. This buck was approx 250 pounds, and his getting stuck could have been fatal! Please avoid...
Meet your 2020 JLA Board of Directors!
Wednesday October 14, 2020The 2020 JLA AGM added 2 new Directors to our JLA Board - welcome Patricia Phillips and Jonathan Mitchell to our team!We later met on 2020 Oct 14 to select executive roles:David Lean (President, Science Director)
Opportunity re new PTBO survey about Internet
Monday September 28, 2020We received a note - see below - re Peterborough County quickly gathering feedback re Internet connectivity. This is our chance to help them realize how much we need that here! ...
NOTICE OF 2020 AGM & CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Sunday September 20, 2020NOTICE OF THE 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO ALL MEMBERS OF JACK’S LAKE ASSOCIATIONWhen: October 8, 2020Time: ...
New Navigation Light
Monday August 24, 2020JLA is pleased to announce that our Chief Buoys & Lights coordinators - Glen & Diane Painter - have placed a new flashing navigation light on the larger set of hidden/exposed rocks in Williams Bay. Thank you, Glen & Diane!
Getting rid of Sawfly larvae
Thursday August 20, 2020Seeing lots of these on birch saplings these days? Here's what they are and how to get rid of them:How to Get Rid of Sawflies Naturall...
21st Petroglyphs Butterfly Count
Wednesday August 19, 2020As a member of the Peterborough Field Naturalist and a lifer on Jack’s Lake, each year I participate in the Petroglyph Butterfly Count. This usually occurs the 3rd Saturday in July.I would like to share with you the final results of the...
AGM THIS FALL - Q&A
Monday August 17, 2020We are presently looking into possible formats for a virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) sometime towards the end of September. Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA) has given us some guidance in this area.Please sen...
Help us Get Better Internet Access!
Saturday July 18, 2020As schools, workplaces, stores, government services and community events move online, a whopping 59% of rural households across Canada still don’t have access to reliable high-speed Internet (50/10 mbps) – and that certainly includes Jack’s Lake.
Level 1 Low Water Condition
Wednesday July 08, 2020Kawartha Conservation has declared a Level 1 Low Water Condition throughout the watershed. Check their full announcement and explanations
Thursday July 02, 2020Here is an update with facts about the ongoing proposed quarry.As we reported in Smoke Signals, the prospector's Exploration Permit was due to expire this June. However, the Ministry of...
SMOKE SIGNALS - SUMMER 2020 (V2)
Friday June 26, 2020Welcome to our first ever DIGITAL version of Smoke Signals - Summer 2020.Click here to read: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1anu3MdoZnMQOtjY2VhDk4H...
Fish Die-Off on Jack's Lake
Friday June 26, 2020PLEASE REPORT YOUR OBSERVATIONS !!!Over the past 12-15 days, there have been several reports of dead fish in various parts of Jack Lake. This information has been reported to the local office of the Ontario...
Jun 8 is Apsley COVID-19 Testing Day!
Thursday June 04, 2020FOCA has shared the attached information for area lake residents: Apsley COVID-19 Testing Day