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Warm, wacky winter led to earlier ice melt

The winter of 2015-16 was unusual for our area compared to most years. December looked like early fall with no or little snow. Lake Couchiching froze over Jan. 3, not much later than most years, with overnight temperature of -19 C. The Atherley Narrows were mostly ice covered by Jan. 4 as temperatures remained low.
April 22, 2016 | Source: Orillia Packet & Times

Georgina taking steps to reduce nuisance mosquito population

Experts say Georgina is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes because of its proximity to Lake Simcoe and the abundance of low lying marsh and swamp areas.
April 22, 2016 | Source: CTV News

LSRCA unveils plan for action

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority has developed a new 5-year Strategic Plan (2016-2020), “Vision to Action, Action to Results.”
April 19, 2016 | Source: Bradford Times

Gone Fishing in Orillia

More than 4,000 people are expected to register for the Orillia Perch Festival, which is underway until May 7th.
April 18, 2016 | Source: Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

Plenty of perch pay off

Doug Bunker released 71 of the tagged fish into Lake Simcoe in preparation for the 36th annual Orillia Perch Festival, which starts Saturday.
April 15, 2016 | Source: Orillia Packet & Times

Council leery of shoreline mapping

The Long Point Region Conservation Authority is welcome to identify hot spots for flooding and erosion along the Norfolk County shoreline.
April 14, 2016 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Boating season drives mussel warning

Boaters are heading back on to local lakes and they’re being urged to keep unwelcome invaders from hitching a ride.
April 10, 2016 | Source: Vernon Morning Star

Silver Lake on the comeback trail

In a critical decision affecting the identity of the lakeside community, Norfolk council voted 6-2 this week to repair Misner Dam.
April 6, 2016 | Source: Simcoe Reformer

‘River doctor’ nursing Innisfil’s Lover’s Creek back to health

Who do you call when a creek gets sick? Well, a river doctor, of course. In this case, the doctor is Paul Villard, a senior geomorphologist with GEO Morphix Ltd.
April 4, 2016 | Source: Simcoe.com

Monitoring Helps Wastewater Plant Achieve Clean Optimization

A Canadian municipal wastewater plant reduces maintenance frequency with a monitoring consulting service. Keswick was once a rural community on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada. It is now a bustling commuter hub because of growth in the Greater Toronto Area, and its wastewater treatment had to grow and change accordingly.
April 1, 2016 | Source: Water Technology Online

Perch catch to fall, pickerel goes up

The amount of yellow perch to be taken out of Lake Erie this year will drop by 1.3 million pounds, raising the prospects of a second summer in a row of a shortage of the delicacy in Ontario restaurants.
April 1, 2016 | Source: Simcoe Reformer

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