Reminder… It’s wise to keep all valuables & outbuildings secured/locked,
even when you’re at the cottage. Sunday night, July 8th, a car was stolen
from a driveway on 2nd Street while the cottager was in the cottage. It was
recovered a few miles away yesterday evening, ransacked inside but
relatively undamaged. The car was parked very close to the cottage, far
from the road. Last week, several items were stolen from an outbuilding on 7th Street, while the cottager was in the cottage. Again the week of July 9th, on 7th another garage had tools stolen from the attached garage, while the cottage owner was present. A Police Report was filed with the OPP in all cases. All thefts & acts of vandalism, no matter how minor, should be reported to the OPP
(888-310-1122). Including any suspicious people or vehicles on our cottage roads.
Seasonal dwellers are also cut off from the rural or remote rate protection program, which offers an extra $60 off the delivery line for some rural residents. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/cottage-owners-hydro-wynne-1.4011010
Belwood Lake Cottagers' Association (BLCA) Members John Hamilton, Vice President, and Keith McKee, President, recently came into the Groves Hospital Foundation to present an extremely generous $10,000 gift to the New Groves Hospital Project! The BLCA is a non-profit organization consisting of 300+ Members, all of whom are Belwood Lake Cottagers, with a Board of Directors of 11 volunteers, including John & Keith. A great big thank you to all of the BLCA Members for your support of the future of health care in Centre Wellington!
In March a team of GRCA staff and supporters installed a webcam on an osprey nest at Belwood Lake. This nest has been occupied for several years. The osprey arrived back at the Belwood nest on April 8, 2015 and by the end of April when the camera went live they had two eggs in the nest. Your BLCA board agreed to support this Osprey Cam with a donation. This donation again demonstrates the strong working relationship between the BLCA and the GRCA. See the Live Cam by clicking below
The Belwood Lake Cottagers' Association (BLCA), representing approximately 300 of the 335 cottage owners on Belwood Lake, donated two park benches to the Grand River Conservation Foundation, an organisation managed by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA). The donation demonstrates the strong working relationship between the BLCA and the GRCA. Both parties are committed to the prosperity of the local community and to the conservation of the Grand River watershed, as well as to the success of the Cottage Lot Program at Belwood Lake. The benches are located in the park at the Shand Dam Conservation area. Representing the GRCA are, from left, Craig Bolton, Superintendent of Property, Sam Lawson, Manager of Property, and Jane Mitchell, Chair of the GRCA. Representing the BLCA are Keith McKee, President, and John Hamilton, 1st VP.
At two GRCA parks, 735 families get the water, the sunsets and the cottage without the long drive north. Cottagers at Belwood Lake near Fergus and Conestogo Lake northwest of Elmira don’t have to face the traffic on Highway 400 to cottage country each Friday and Sunday. See the full report here