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Join the Jack’s Lake Association, and support ongoing environmental and wildlife initiatives, receive Smoke Signals Magazine twice yearly, participate in the Annual Regatta, and so much more. We need and appreciate your support!

16Dec

Response updates after the fire at Sayers Foods in Apsley

Wednesday December 16, 2020

As 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...
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14Dec

Catch up: Gypsy Moths - what should we do?

Monday December 14, 2020

From 2020 Aug 17: THIS YEAR’S GYPSY MOTHS – WHAT SHOULD WE DO?  European Gypsy Moths are back … after the last invasion about 25 years ago.  Round Lake and Kosh Lake have been hit partic...
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06Dec

JLA is recruiting for Smoke Signals!

Sunday December 06, 2020

JLA 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...
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03Nov

Please urge Ontario to respect PSWs

Tuesday November 03, 2020

Given 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...
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21Oct

More logging areas around Jack's Lake

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Unfortunately, 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
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20Oct

2020 Lake Stewards Newsletter now available

Tuesday October 20, 2020

According 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...
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17Oct

Wildlife safety

Saturday October 17, 2020

A 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...
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14Oct

Meet your 2020 JLA Board of Directors!

Wednesday October 14, 2020

The 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)
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28Sep

Opportunity re new PTBO survey about Internet

Monday September 28, 2020

We 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! ...
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20Sep

NOTICE OF 2020 AGM & CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Sunday September 20, 2020

NOTICE OF THE 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO ALL MEMBERS OF JACK’S LAKE ASSOCIATIONWhen:  October 8, 2020Time: ...
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24Aug

New Navigation Light

Monday August 24, 2020

JLA 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!
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20Aug

Getting rid of Sawfly larvae

Thursday August 20, 2020

Seeing 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...
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19Aug

21st Petroglyphs Butterfly Count

Wednesday August 19, 2020

As 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...
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17Aug

AGM THIS FALL - Q&A

Monday August 17, 2020

We 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...
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18Jul

Help us Get Better Internet Access!

Saturday July 18, 2020

As 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.
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08Jul

Level 1 Low Water Condition

Wednesday July 08, 2020

Kawartha Conservation has declared a Level 1 Low Water Condition throughout the watershed. Check their full announcement and explanations 
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02Jul

Quarry Update

Thursday July 02, 2020

Here 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...
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26Jun

SMOKE SIGNALS - SUMMER 2020 (V2)

Friday June 26, 2020

Welcome to our first ever DIGITAL version of Smoke Signals - Summer 2020.Click here to read: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1anu3MdoZnMQOtjY2VhDk4H...
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26Jun

Fish Die-Off on Jack's Lake

Friday June 26, 2020

PLEASE 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...
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04Jun

Jun 8 is Apsley COVID-19 Testing Day!

Thursday June 04, 2020

FOCA has shared the attached information for area lake residents: Apsley COVID-19 Testing Day
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