Representing The Brandy Lake Association

Brandy Lake Muskoka

Spring Newsletter

President’s Message Much has changed since we sent out our Winter Newsletter; we are now truly living in challenging times.    However, your Brandy Lake Association (BLA) Exec has been busy determining how we can best move forward considering the new realities of the pandemic.  We held our first BLA Exec Meeting of the year by videoconference, a format that is undoubtedly a first for the BLA.  We look forward to the start of the traditional cottage season and know that all of you do as well.  The Mayors of Muskoka jointly wrote a letter with information of interest...

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Boating and Boat Launches in Muskoka

Since there is a lot of misinformation circulating about the boat launches in Muskoka, the BLA Exec reached out to the Township of Muskoka Lakes and have learned that at this time there are no boating restrictions or public boat ramp closures in place within the Township of Muskoka Lakes.  Users of any public facilities are reminded to practice physical distancing. The provincial announcement of April 3, 2020, which further restricted the definition of essential businesses, includes limits on the operation of marinas such that services can only be provided to enable individuals to...

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Township of Muskoka Lakes Covid-19 Update

Hello I pray that you, your family and friends remain healthy and continue adherence to the Federal, Provincial and Ontario Ministry of Health Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines and recommendations. Late this afternoon, Mayor Phil Harding released an excellent Covid-19 Muskoka update.  For your convenience, I have provided a link to this update, https://www.muskokalakes.ca/en/residents/covid-19-novel-coronavirus.aspx#Mayors-Updates If you have not done so already, I encourage you to look at the Township of Muskoka Lakes web site that contains information on the Covid-19 virus...

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Brandy Lake Association Letter to the Muskoka Watershed Advisory Group

Muskoka Watershed Advisory Group On behalf of the Brandy Lake Association, we would like to thank you for the listening session you hosted January 23 in Port Carling. Three members of our executive attended the session with other residents also present. Your mandate is daunting as the issues facing us in our efforts to protect, preserve and manage our extensive watershed are multifaceted and cross many jurisdictions. We submit the following remarks to achieve positive outcomes for our watershed and, of course, for Brandy Lake. Our recommendations are bolded in the text of the document. We...

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UPDATE: Recent blue green algae tests confirmed as non-toxic

We have been advised by representatives at the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) that the toxicity testing on the water sample taken from Brandy Lake on September 24th has been completed.  As we communicated in our emails on September 15th, September 22nd   and September 30th, each sample for blue green algae has two tests; the first test to determine if it is blue green and the second to identify whether it is toxic or not.  The September 24th sample contained one specie of blue green algae;  Aphanizomenon flos...

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Three options to pay your 2020 BLA membership

  1. Two-year membership with a signed limited edition watercolour print of Brandy Lake ($35 + $35 + $40) – SOLD OUT 
  2. Two-year membership ($35 + $35)
  3. One-year membership ($35)