Saturday 30 January 2016

FOCA Elert - January 2016

The January FOCA Elert is out

Some of the topics/items covered

After concerns last year about municipal plans for septage management, FOCA wrote an article on the topic in the recent edition of the OOWA Onsite Newsletter.

April 1-3, 2016 - Spring Cottage Life Show, Toronto. Come visit the FOCA booth at this season-starting event!

The OPP and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs issued a joint release last week, on the topic of safe snowmobiling.

Parks Canada has announced that avid boaters can take advantage of their "Early Bird Offer" until March 31st: receive 10% off mooring with the purchase of a seasonal lockage & mooring package ($1 off per foot), or one free night of mooring with the purchase of a 6-day permit.

Click on the link below to see the Elert. FOCA

You can sign up to get the FOCA Elert delivered to you email in box.

Wye Marsh to share plans, gather input

Wye Marsh to share plans, gather input Midland Mirror
The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre will host a summit Feb. 9 to share its plans for the future and hear input from supporters.

If you love or just like the Wye Marsh, think about going if you want input on their plans.

Sunday 24 January 2016

De-Ice Your Cottage

Found this on Lifehacker.

How to Properly De-Ice Your Home Lifehacker

Written for your house but it works for the cottage as well. Picking the right de-icing material and how to use them.

Sunday 17 January 2016

Welcome to the 2015/2016 Clearwater Beach Fishing Contest

Welcome to the 2015/2016 Fishing Contest

Sam Sapiano will again coordinate the Clearwater Beach Fishing Contest for 2016
Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish by weight, in each of the following classes: Bass, Pike, Trout, Pickerel, and Odd Fish.

The Contest runs until to midnight August 28th 2016. The contest is open to all Association members and their guests. Each fish entered must be weighed with in 8 hours of being caught, and the weight, measurements and all other details must be confirmed by a Director of the Association. Pass the details to Sam Sapiano 1549 Champlain Road by August 29th. In the event of a tie by weight, the largest fish dimensionally will be declared the class winner.
All decisions of the Fishing Contest Committee will be final. Sam is in charge.

You can post a photo of your entry in to 2016 Fishing Contest album on our Facebook page. Please make sure you put your name and the length of the fish. If you are not on Facebook you can email it to and we will post it for you.

For those not on Facebook you can see the photo's here it may be a day or two behind.

Sam, Anthony, and I are working on adding Catch and Release to the contest. We should have the new rules ready to be added to summer newsletter so we are all ready for next years contest.

Friday 15 January 2016

Latest updates from Hydro One

Latest updates from Hydro One

Before you fly away, unplug to save energy and protect your home Hydro One
If you are planning on being away from home for an extended period of time this winter, Hydro One has some helpful tips for you to consider.

Keeping you informed – the Debt Retirement Charge coming off bills in 2016 Hydro One
Most customers currently pay $0.07 per kWh for the Debt Retirement Charge. A typical customer using 800 kWh a month will see a savings of $5.60 per month. This is a decrease on your bill of 3.4%.

Customer Initiatives – My Account Hydro One
My Account is a secure, password-protected, self-service web portal for Hydro One customers. There, customers are able to manage their account preferences, view their bill in PDF format, submit various service requests online and customers on Time-of-Use can view their electricity usage.

Wednesday 6 January 2016

Time for a wood stove upgrade?

On my long list of cottage projects, is to put in a new wood stove. A lot has changed since we last installed one back in the early 70's. I want to start using the cottage more in the early spring, late fall and winter, that can take a lot of heat and wood stove fits the bill nicely for our cottage layout. Cottage Life put a nice list of current wood stoves.   Cottage Life