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Redstone Lake Cottagers Association

Protecting Your Lake

Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw and Redstone

KLCOA / RLCA Propane Buying Group

In 2014, in an effort to obtain more competitive pricing, the Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners' Association  (KLCOA) established a Group Buy arrangement with Superior Propane.  To date there are approximately 50 cottages in this buying group.

If you are interested in finding out more about the program or are interested in joining please check the details on the KLCOA website.

PLEASE NOTE:  You will need to be a Member in Good Standing of RLCA to take advantage of this offer.

Chinese Mystery Snails – what you need to know and how to report.  Please let us know if you spot these.
1. They are an invasive species that is spreading through Haliburton County Lakes
2. They are harmful to our lakes and have a number of negative effects
  • Taking food away from our fish
  • May lead to increased algal blooms
  • Affect recreation such as swimming
3. They reproduce rapidly – one female can produce 27-33 young per year
4. Typical distribution is 16 per 1 square metre
5. Highest distribution is soft, mucky or silty soil - In both shallow and deep water
6. How to identify – see attached
7. Where to report: 8. More info -
We need to be aware on how and what to do if you spot a blue-green algae bloom.   

Here is more information on CHA's webite and please let us know if you spot any.

Residents and visitors to Weismiller Bay on Lake Muskoka, in the Township of Muskoka Lakes are being cautioned about a small confirmed blue-green algae bloom. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is asking resident and visitors to exercise caution where blue-green algae is visible and to take the following precautions:
  • Do not use the lake water for the preparation of infant formula
  • Do not allow pets or livestock to drink or swim in the water where an algae bloom is visible
  • Be cautious about eating fish caught in water where blue-green algae blooms occur
  • Do not use herbicides, copper sulphate or other algaecides that may break open algae cells and release toxins into the water.
Swimming and other water sport activities should also be avoided in areas where algae is visible.

Blooms may make the water look bluish-green, or like green pea soup or turquoise paint.

Many species of blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria) have the potential to produce toxins that are harmful to the health of humans and animals. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks will be further analyzing samples to determine the presence of any toxins.

Symptoms from consuming toxins from a blue-green algae bloom can include headaches, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and can be more serious if water is swallowed in large quantities.
Rainy Lake of the Woods - Ask the Expert Seminar Series.
Join the sessions as they study their Watershed and how to protect our natural resource assets.  Sessions that have been missed can be viewed from their library.

C.H.A. members (RLCA is a member of CHA) can register to see any or all of these webinars.  There is no charge. To register click -
Shoreline Tree Preservation By‐law

The Shoreline Tree Preservation By‐law No. 3505, as Amended, applies to all lands in the County of Haliburton, that are within 30 metres of a watercourse. The Shoreline Tree Preservation By‐law governs the removal or injuring of all trees with a diameter of 5 cm or more. Diameter is measured 1.37 metres from the ground. The goal is to minimize the destruction of trees in order to protect our water resources and sustain a healthy natural environment.

Read The County of Haliburton FAQ's on Shoreline Tree Preservation 
REMINDER: 2020 General Review of Zoning By-law - Open House
THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE AMENDMENT: The Municipality of Dysart et al is undertaking a review of its Comprehensive Zoning By-law pursuant to Section 26(9) and 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.P13, as amended. The review will result in an amendment to the Zoning By-law to:
  • Ensure that the Zoning By-law conforms to the policy provisions of the Municipality of Dysart et al’s recently approved Official Plan, adopted by Council on November 17, 2017 and approved by the County of Haliburton on May 18, 2018; and
  • Ensure that the planning policies of the Municipality are current and address the needs of the community

THE ELECTRONIC OPEN HOUSE will provide the public, and all interested parties with an opportunity to review the proposed Zoning By-law policies, mapping and illustrations and to ask questions and make comment on the proposed Zoning By-law to members of Council and staff.  The Electronic Open House is scheduled for:

DATE: Friday August 14, 2020

TIME:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Public Open House will take place in Electronic Format only

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION and material related to the Zoning By-law Comprehensive Review, including a copy of the draft by-law and proposed mapping schedules, will be posted on the Municipality’s website at:

The website will continue to be updated as information becomes available.


Are your neighbours members
 of Redstone Lake Cottagers Association?

If not,
Sign Them Up
You Could Win a Prize!

Beginning July 26th, the person who signs up the largest number of paid new members by August 16th, will win a $50 gift certificate for Cottage Country Log Cabin in West Guilford.

Ask your neighbour to go online to to submit a registration form and make payment.  

Then drop me an email telling me the name and cottage address of each neighbour you are referring.  Once they make their membership payment you will be credited with 1 point. Remember, payment must be received no later than August 16th 11:59 p.m.

The winner will be contacted personally on August 17th and will be announced in our following eBlast, on our Facebook page and on Instagram.  

* RLCA Board of Directors and their families are exempt from claiming a prize but are encouraged to challenge themselves*

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