FOCA's June 2013 Elert is out
Welcome to Summer!
Here's the outlook from The Old Farmer's Almanac: "Summer will be cooler and rainier than normal, with the hottest temperatures in early to mid-July, late July, and mid-August."summer weather
Beware of Flying Fire
FOCA continues to advocate for safe burning practices. We warn you about the dangers of "flying lanterns," and Cottage Life blog applaud our colleagues at the Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association, who have garnered media interest in the subject.
Great Lakes Water Levels
International Joint Commission The International Joint Commission has announced public hearings on its new water management proposal for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River water levels.
Warning: Lyme Disease in Ontario
A FOCA member wrote to us recently, warning about the dangers of Lyme Disease to people and pets in Ontario:
Our Golden Retriever contracted Lyme disease apparently from a tick. She is on meds and we are hoping for a complete recovery. We are not sure where she got this as we live in Markham, but visit and spend time every week at our cottage ... We were oblivious to all of this and believe everyone needs to know.
The Health Unit reminds you to "know the bug, know the bite" that can spread it.
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