The Algonquin claim, is sure to remain near the top of the list. A preliminary draft shows several areas around Aylen lake will be directly affected, bordering next to the proposed lands. I’m sure to think we will all, be affected in some manner.
The water levels on Aylen returned to about normal in 2013, after a rapid spring thaw that caused some considerable damage to the area roads and landscape. I hope that more balanced levels are acheived this coming year, but Mother Nature will have the final say. There was a lot of shoreline erosion and nesting grounds affected from 2012.
The Township has a few topics of discussion: Perhaps the 911/addressing system and notification of: change of addresses for residents? Maybe a map or similar, as to directions? The town has done several road improvements over the past few years, and should be acknowledged, yet more can be done. Also an updated website http://www.township.southalgonquin.on.ca/ is available to inform & engage the community.
Maybe, the dock talk will be on the environment? Since becoming a permanent resident, on the lake, the area has experienced 3 earthquakes(felt tremors), 1 tornado, plus flooding & drought. These events, I believe are the result of; a combination ‘Mother nature’ and mans’ inability to work together. Whether working together with one-another, or in balance with nature, mans’ inability to concede is what is destroying the planet! (just my opinion).
To practice good land & water stewardship, we as residents must do our best to preserve the lake and area environment, for future generations, if not our own!
*Remember, when ‘Lakeside Ramble’ used to be about: ‘a lunker of a lake trout’, or ‘who learned to waterski’ or ‘ just a beautiful sight to see’! Fortunately, thats the ‘Ramble’ we all hold dear and remember!
Have a great year making memories on Aylen, everyone!