Do You Rent?

Your WLHCA has joined the ‘Coalition Of Halliburton Property Owners Association’ (CHA) and one of the benefits is the work done by Trent University students in researching and developing a series of informational posters designed for cottagers who rent their property. These ‘do’s and don’ts posters can be printed and placed in your kitchen and bathroom locations to help renters properly practice eco-friendly habits.   You download the posters by clicking on this link and print the PDF’s contained therein.

Septic 101

Do you have questions about your septic system?

Check out Poop Talk & Septic Tips from CHA (Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Association) by clicking on the title below

                                                Poop Talk

                                                Septic Tips

Need more detail then 'Septic Smart' from the Ontario Government will assist you in 'Understanding Your Home's Septic System'

Safe Boating

We encourage all visitors and property owners to practice safe boating on Wollaston Lake.  Please respect others on the lake and on their docks by keeping your wake down.  If you have questions on how to be a safe boater please follow this link to the Transport Canada Guide.

The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require all operators of pleasure craft fitted with any type of motor and used for recreational purposes to carry proof of competency on board.*

Proof of competency indicates the boater has a basic level of boating safety knowledge required for safe recreational boating. In the past, anyone of any age could operate a recreational boat without any minimum boating safety knowledge, experience or training. These requirements were introduced in 1999 in response to boating deaths and injuries, with the goal of improving safety on Canadian waterways through education and training.

Safe Boating Handbook

Clean Boaters Handbook

Fishing

Our lake contains a number of sport-fish species which are native to our lake (ie. not introduced). These include: lake trout, large and small mouth bass. The lake now does contain pike and pickerel, but they are not native to the lake and appear to have been introduced without consent by the MNR. Also native to the lake are a variety of panfish including sunfish, rock bass and a small population of perch.

There are certain limits to the fishing season (ie. when you can legally fish for certain species such as trout and bass) and they are contained in the following word document. Our lake is in zone 15.

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) provides an interactive online review of fish species in Ontario lakes and provides information on lake characteristics. Click here to take the tour.