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2007 Summer Newsletter

Greetings From the Chair

With the return of cottage season we can again settle in to savour our paradise at Minnicock. Continuing enjoyment of this natural paradise depends to some extent on our individual awareness of how, “people,” activities can impact the natural environment. The 2007 Minnicock Cottager’s Association Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday August 5th at […]

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Lake Steward Report

This is a short report from Doug Stephen our Lake Steward: We test for phosphorus in the lake each May, in 2006 the reading was 11.4, in 2005 the reading was 24.6. A lower phosphorus reading is good news! Stormy lake has had readings in between 4.5 – 6 for the past three years. We […]

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Local History

The Haliburton Echo is pleased to announce the release of the historical non-fiction book “A Journey Through Glamorgan’s Past” by Elva Bates. Longtime cottagers will remember Elva Bates as being the clerk-treasurer and reeve of Glamorgan Township. She has been exploring and writing about the history of the communities in Glamorgan Township such as the […]

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Living by Water

  BEFORE 1. Cleared, manicured lot – lacks shade and privacy; loss of native plants leads to more erosion, runoff…and work for you! 2. Runoff – flows over solid surfaces accelerating erosion; pollutants and excess silt degrade habitat for aquatic life. 3. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides – degrade water quality, are hazardous to your health, can be deadly […]

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News Around the Lake

Anderson: Congratulations to Murray and Margaret Anderson as they welcome two new grandchildren to the family. Evan Anderson Hjelholt was born on December 14th, 2006 to Betsy (Anderson) and Dan Hjelholt (a little brother for Benjamin), and Avril Jennie Hewlitt was born on February 11th, 2007 to Valerie (Anderson) and Ryan Hewlitt. Stephen: Congratulations to […]

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Important Dates

Minnicock Lake Ratepayers’ Association Annual General Meeting: Sunday August 5th, 2007 at the Hubbard’s cottage (Turtle Rock/E32/2363 Minnicock Lake Road). Please bring lawn chairs. A pot-luck lunch will be held at 11:30 am and the meeting will start at 1:00 pm. Minnicock Lake East Backlands Residents Corporation (MLEBRC) Annual Meeting: Monday September 3rd, 2007 at […]

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Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products

At last year’s AGM, there was a concern for the levels of phosphates in our lake. One of the side topics raised as a result, was the type of cleaning products that cottagers can use, that have less phosphates, and are biodegradable, non-toxic and septic safe. Nature Clean products meet all these standards, and are […]

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WRAFT (Waterfront ratepayers after fair taxation)

Last year at our Annual General Meeting, our cottagers’ association decided to join WRAFT – who are a coalition of concerned waterfront association in Ontario. WRAFT’s mission is to achieve equity in waterfront property taxation. They work on behalf of various cottagers associations by attempting to halt any unfair shift of tax onto the waterfront, […]

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