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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!



Monday April 24, 2023

EXCITING UPDATE! We are pleased to share that the large fallen tree blocking the Narrows was safely and successfully removed on Saturday just in time for the yearly Spring snow melt!We would like to share a very special note of thanks to arborist Ryan ...

URGENT UPDATE: Dangerous fallen tree in the Narrows

Wednesday April 12, 2023

The tree is fairly large with a 30” diameter and has fallen from the main shore across the Narrows to the little island with the flashing light on it.  It will likely take some specialized skill, knowledge and time to remo...

FOCA Notice - TSW Water Level Management Update

Monday January 16, 2023

Dear FOCA Member, Please see the following high water advisory from Parks Canada / Trent Severn Waterway. Be aware ice conditions are variable and subject to change particularly during periods of high flow and precipitation. 

Reminder HBM All Candidates Webinar

Friday September 30, 2022

Reminder to join us for theHavelock-Belmont-MethuenVirtual All Candidates MeetingOctober 5, 2022  The JLA is hosting an All Candidates Meeting for candidates running for municipal office in...

Important Reminder - Nominations for the JLA Board of Directors

Monday September 26, 2022

Important ReminderNominations for the JLA Board of Directors close on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022. The full list of candidates (every nominati...

Septic Inspection Programme Update

Sunday September 25, 2022

Some of you have been asking about the status of the Septic Inspection programme started by NK township a few years back.  Attached, please find a letter from me, Alex Kostiw, to Mayor Carolyn Amyotte inquiring about this programme, and a letter of respon...

2022 AGM

Friday September 23, 2022

Greetings Jack Lakers ! On behalf of the JLA Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to invite all Jack’s Lake Association Members to the JLA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting taking place virtually on:

FOCA 2022 Cottage Succession seminar series

Sunday September 11, 2022

You are invited to two FOCA sponsored webinars on Cottage Succession and Tax Planning.  Our guest speaker, Peter Lillico, is an estate lawyer from Peterborough who has been providing expertise in these areas for the past decade.  Please see...

Announcing the 77th Annual Jack Lake Regatta

Saturday July 30, 2022

The Jack's Lake Association is delighted to announce the 77th Annual Regatta.  The Sailing and Windsurfer Races and the Anna Sweeney Decorated Boat Parade will be held Saturday July 30th and the remaining Regatta events will be held Sund...

JLA BOD Update

Saturday June 18, 2022

Greetings, fellow Jack Lakers!  I have the privilege of providing this update on your JLA Board activities. We now have settled into a regular cadence of monthly board of directors meetings. Our last was on May...

77th Annual JLA Regatta

Tuesday June 14, 2022

The Regatta is back!!!After all the challenges we’ve had to deal with recently the Regatta will be a welcome FUN commun...

Storm Aftermath - Letter from JLA and responses from Mayors

Saturday June 11, 2022

A Message from JLA President Alex KostiwDear Lakers,After hearing from some of you on the storm’s aftermath, I took the liberty of writing the Mayors of both HBM and NK townships to request assistance with the ...

Storm Volunteer Appreciation

Friday June 03, 2022

Dear Jack Lake Community,No doubt it was a doozy. Let’s hope the worst is over for the season…or dare I say, for the next few decades. No one could have imagined or been prepared for th...


Sunday May 22, 2022

Dear Jack LakersOn behalf of Jack's Lake Association Board of Directors,  I'm writing to express our concern and sympathy for the devastation and heavy losses that lakers are currently experiencing following the storm's aftermath. &nb...

JLA BOD Update

Monday May 16, 2022

Howdy Jack Lakers! I am honoured to have the privilege of providing you with this update of your JLA Board activities. On Thursday, April 28th your JLA Board of Directors held our regular monthly meeting....

JLA BOD Update

Monday April 18, 2022

With renewed interest in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Council’s proposal to amend a By-law that would prohibit boathouses on the lake, and in light of the upcoming HBM Council Public Open House on April 21st, regarding this proposed By-law amendment, the JL...

JLA BOD Update

Saturday April 16, 2022

Dr. David Lean has decided to retire from the Board of Directors for personal reasons. For almost 3 years, as Director of Environment and as President, David provided the JLA a strong and steady environmental voice leading the way on issues such as aquati...

Thank You! Turtle Talk

Thursday April 14, 2022

JLA’s first after school webinar for lake families and children of all ages was awesome!!! Recording now available on JLA Website...

Photo Contest Extension

Tuesday April 12, 2022

Love to share your amazing photos? Want to see them in the next Smoke Signals? Participate in the 2022 Jack’s Lake Photo Contest!&nbs...

JLA BOD Update

Monday April 04, 2022

Hello Jack Lakers!  I’m pleased to provide you with this update of your JLA Board activity. On ...