Saturday 28 April 2012


Elerts are FOCA's electronic newsletter. This is part of our commitment to relay timely information on important issues, news and events. Share these updates with your association members, neighbours and friends.

Cold Water Boating safety
FOCA reminds our Lake Stewards who may be doing Spring sampling - as well as everyone on the water at this time of year - to take cold water boating precautions.

Read the full April Elert by clicking on the link below

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Stand Up Paddleboards

Stand Up Paddleboards

Transport Canada, like the United States Coast Guard, classifies Stand Up Paddleboards as human powered vessels when they are being used for navigation. When being used within the surf zone for surfing activities or within a beach area designated for their use (e.g. Jericho Beach in Vancouver), these requirements are not in force. When undertaking a trip or circuit such as a group crossing or solo outing, this is considered navigation.

As human powered vessels, Stand Up Paddleboards are subject to all carriage requirements, including lifejackets. There must be one Canadian approved lifejacket or personal floatation device available on board and available for immediate use........... Transport Canada

If you have/get one make sure you are legal on the water

Thursday 19 April 2012

Tiny opens day camp registration for summer

Tiny opens day camp registration for summer
The Tiny Township recreation department is accepting registration for summer day camps available to children aged 4 to 15 during July and August. Midland Freepress

Sunday 15 April 2012

Tiny appeals decision giving company title to beach strip

Tiny appeals decision giving company title to beach strip Midland Freepress

Any time who owns/has right to any beach strip goes to a superior court we should take notice and keep an eye on it. When it is close to your cottage you want to keep a closer eye on it. 

Friday 13 April 2012

Earth Day at Little Lake Park

Group planning Earth Day event at Little Lake Park

If you are looking for something to do on the 22nd Midland Freepress

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Ottawa Cottage Show

Reason to go to the Ottawa Cottage show
Ed Begley Jr., Actor and Environmental Activist

Meeting to focus on eradicating alien plant species

Meeting to focus on eradicating alien plant species

AWARE Simcoe wants to raise public awareness about the invasion of destructive alien plant species across Simcoe County.

The citizens group is hosting a meeting Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Elmvale Arena to launch a county-wide effort to control and eradicate the plants. Midland Freepress

Sunday 8 April 2012

Coffee time in Midland/Penetanguishene

Have you stopped in lately for a cuppa at four locally-owned speciality coffee and/or tea shops serving residents of Midland and Penetanguishene? Midland Freepress

If you are looking for something different from Timmy's for your coffee or tea fix you might try one of shops in this Midland Freepress article.

Friday 6 April 2012

The Cottage Show April 13 to 15, 2012

The Cottage Show April 13 to 15, 2012 at the new CE Centre Ottawa, Ontario

Had a good time at the 2011 show. Thinking of going back this year 


The FOCA March ELERT is up on the FOCA website

Some of the topics in this ELERT:

Shoreline Protection provided by Fisheries Act: Under Threat!
Be FireSmart this Spring
6th Annual Cottage Classic
New Mining Act Regulations now out for public comment: Have your say!

And more click on the link below to view it

You can sign up to get the FOCA ELERT sent to you email box on the FOCA web site

Midland Free Press wins first place in national competition

Free Press wins first place in national competition for its History of Humanity in Huronia special section

One of our Local Papers Makes Good.

Sunday 1 April 2012

Asian carp

Monday Night on TVO @ 7:30 PM
The Water Brothers
Asian carp have invaded the Mississippi River, and destroyed its lucrative fishing industry. Today, only an electric fence is keeping them from entering the Great Lakes, and a few have already been spotted. If any more cross that barrier, prepare for Carpageddon. The Water Brothers find out what an Asian carp invasion could do to the Great Lakes' 4.5 billion dollar fishing economy and examine how other invasive species like zebra mussels have changed the Great Lakes ecosystem.