A beautiful day at the lake on Monday. A few clouds around, but the wind stayed calm making it a great day for water sports. Rain has moved in over night with some light showers right around day break on Tuesday. The various forecasts differ widely for the next few days. Some have most of the rain and showers staying south of here, one forecast says we could have up to a half inch of rain on Wednesday. Looks to me like it will be one of those periods where there is some sun, some clouds, some rain, and enjoy whatever is happening at the moment.
Pretty quiet municipal council meeting on Monday. A large turn out from Steenburg Lake still working on a resolution to the maintenance issues of South Steenburg Lake Road. The Reeve of Tudor-Cashel was in attendance and a joint committee meeting was scheduled for Monday to deal with that. Also some discussion on the cost of the fire services agreement with Tudor-Cashel. No changes in the status of the Pancon mine, or the Trident Estates projects. The planning committee is still dealing with the St. Ola boat house permitting issues. Nothing for the whole council to discuss there yet. Meeting was over in less than three hours.
Well, the rules change every year. After 4 tries, I was able to obtain a "Special Occasion Permit" from the LCBO to have a licensed event on the lodge lawn the evening of August 17th. This year the permit says I cannot advertise the event to the public (you are not the public right?) but this time we can sell alcohol at the event in addition to charging an admission fee. The license is for up to 60 people. The consensus is to have a local craft cider and wine tasting. There will be live music. The event is Saturday night, August 17 at 6PM on the lodge lawn. More details coming shortly.
Appreciate those who have shown great patience while we try to keep internet service at least usable in the face of huge data growth this year. It is hard to fathom that data demand has grown by about a factor of 10 in one year. (although the lack of worm sales might be related?) Each week the "back office" equipment is being upgraded as much as we can do given budget and restrictions on the frequencies available. Next major upgrade is planned for later today.
The "down to one lane and expect delays" signs are up on Hwy 62 from Ivanhoe to Madoc. The construction in downtown Madoc is way ahead of schedule and is almost done. Should be able to travel through Madoc in normal fashion within the next few days. Also keep in mind that 1. the back road from Havelock to Glen Alda is still closed for bridge replacement, and 2. Detlor road is closed at the 28 so that is not an available shortcut for those heading east.
A long way off, but the Bancroft Studio tour will be the weekends of September 21-22 and September 28-29. The list of artists is not yet finalized. Always a fun time to visit local studios and enjoy the fall colors while doing so. While on the subject, the Apsley studio tour is also the weekend of September 21-22.
460 Limerick Lake North Shore went on the market on Saturday for around $270. Very nice water access cottage in a good location.