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The results of the 2022 Kermit Long Fishing Derby, along with some great pics, are here: 2022 Fishing Derby
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:
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!
Alison Ryan (email@example.com | 416-930-0865)
[Great photos are here]
The Regatta is back for 2022 and there a few pictures to see.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
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
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.
Kahshe and Bass Lake Steward
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.
Kahshe and Bass Lake Steward
Blue Green Algal Bloom
Kahshe Lake Ratepayers' Association (1994) Inc. (KLRA)PO Box 1318, Gravenhurst, ON, Canada, P1P 1V5Information: email@example.com Site Comments: firstname.lastname@example.org