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  • 07 Sep 2022 4:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    As was reported on the KLRA ‘News’ portal about this time in 2021, there have been recent reports this year noting the presence of pea-sized, jelly-like globs in the waters of Kahshe Lake. These are native zooplankton known as water fleas (Holopedium glacialis), and they are now crowding out the previously abundant Daphnia species of water fleas in a process referred to as jellification. The link below will take you to a short fact sheet that provides additional information on why this is happening.

    You can read more here.

  • 16 Aug 2022 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The results of the 2022 Kermit Long Fishing Derby, along with some great pics, are here: 2022 Fishing Derby

  • 09 Aug 2022 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This message is to thank ALL of those involved in the successful KLRA 2022 Regatta, this past weekend! The event wouldn't have been possible without the support from the following incredible people: 

    • Dave Purdon, owner of Muskoka Meats
    • Catherine Dunphy, for supporting logistics
    • Fred Hughes, setup/take down and water activity supervisor
    • Ashley Savage, setup/take down and activity coordinator
    • Kyle Achtenberg, setup/take down and grill master
    • Tyler Ryan, organizer, setup/take down and grill master 
    • Greig Holder, setup/take down
    • Sean Andrews, for providing us with electricity and being a great neighbour
    • Stephanie Boyd, for being a great neighbour
    • Victoria Thompson, ribbon table manager
    • Marlene Clune, ribbon table manager
    • Nicole Pirko, art table manager
    • Maddy Pirko, art table manager 
    • Michele Phillippe, for KLRA membership table
    • Sandra Moad, for KLRA membership table
    • Leslie Pinard, for KLRA Boutique table
      Marcus Mazza, take down 
    • Gabriel Mazza, take down
    • Larry, setup/take down
    • Paisley Pinard, for communication promotions 

    After a two year hiatus, It was amazing bringing this event back into our community.  Nagaya Beach is a wonderful space for KLRA members, and being back at the Beach was incredible. I feel so happy to have seen so many of your faces again in person, as well as meeting all the new friends and families to have joined our beautiful Kahshe Lake community!!

    This event is one of a few events that the KLRA provides each year. Your membership in the KLRA organization helps support these events. If you're not a member we would love you to join the organization, click here for more details!

    With love, 

    Alison Ryan ( | 416-930-0865)

    [Great photos are here]

  • 30 Jul 2022 2:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Regatta is back for 2022 and there a few pictures to see.

  • 21 Jul 2022 5:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2022-23 Kahshe Photo Contest

    The judging of the contest is deferred until July 2023. Photos taken since  July 2021 are eligible.

    The 2022 Photo Contest did not receive very many submissions. You can still send your best three jpegs to us at and they will be added to the web site record.  The contest will end at 4:00 pm on July 21, 2023 and all winners will be notified by e-mail.

  • 07 May 2022 11:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attention Members!

    You are all invited to attend the KLRA AGM, to be held in person this summer at the Gravenhurst Opera House Saturday June 25th 10am-12pm. We are preparing an informative & what we hope to be an exciting event for our members. You are welcome to arrive at 9.30 for sign in, coffee/donuts & check out the Boutique which will be set up for purchases.

    The agenda will include timely topics of interest including Waste Management, Water Quality, Boat Safety, Financial review, Committee updates & the presentation of our Good Neighbour award.

    An agenda & list of guest speakers will be posted in the coming weeks. Please mark June 25th 10-12PM on your calendars!

  • 04 May 2022 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For the record, the KLRA has spent countless hours in communication with the District over the past 2.5 years to delay the removal of the bins and to find a better solution to our waste collection options for water access cottagers.

    Sadly, even with the real threat of losing them, the bins continued to be abused with illegal dumping. No matter who the culprits are, this has ruined it for the rest of our community. We feel the collective pain of the loss of the bins that is being discussed on our website and social media. Many of our board members are water access cottagers who understand the major, logistical challenge this will create this summer.

    HOWEVER, please know that your Board has not given up finding the best solution possible. We cannot stop what has been mandated by the Ministry of the Environment but we can continue to let our concerns be known to our local and provincial representatives. We will be closely monitoring the Sunday drop off day and will provide regular feedback to the District.

    We encourage all those affected to contact the District directly. In addition, you can comment on the KLRA's Facebook, Twitter or website pages which will provide an on-line dialogue over the course of the next few months.

    We will have a representative from the District at our annual AGM planned for Sat June 25th 10-12pm at the Gravenhurst Opera House. This will provide an excellent forum for our members to speak their minds and to be heard.

    April Drane, President

  • 18 Nov 2021 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As noted earlier, the MECP was notified of a small remaining algal bloom in the east end of the lake on November 12 and they carried out an investigation today. I've been notified that the bloom was no longer present and as such, no sampling was conducted.

    Unless there are further developments, this concludes the algal bloom alert for 2021.

    Ron Pearson

    Kahshe and Bass Lake Steward

  • 13 Nov 2021 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On November 2, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) returned to the site on Sam Cook Road that was confirmed as a Blue-Green Algal Bloom in early October and collected another sample to determine if toxins (microsystin) were still present in the water. The laboratory analysis of the sample failed to detect any toxins, and as such the MECP notified the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit (SMHU) and they in turn changed the health Alert status from Active to Resolved on November 10.

    However, I have been informed that an algal bloom still exists in at least one area at the end of the lake, and the MECP have been notified and asked for clarification regarding the status of the alert in areas where the bloom still remains. I will keep you informed when I hear more from the MECP.

    Ron Pearson

    Kahshe and Bass Lake Steward 

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