May 14, 2015

Hi All
Good news and bad news:
The good news is the fire ban has been lifted also Mink Lake Rd has been fixed at the top of the s bend  and where the bulletin board is the road has been fixed as well.
The bad news is the blackflies are out, swarming and biting now
We are having an executive meeting this weekend to decide what we are going to do this summer. Any suggestions please?
We already have a yard sale / bbq suggested
Please contact us at
Valda Cormack

May 11, 2015

Hi All

I was in contact  with the Ainley Group which is  the construction company that has been working on hwy 127 to find out what the black barriers on the hwy were for and how the replacement of  the culverts and  how this was going to affect us here on Mink Lake. The following is the response recieved,

Details on the Hwy. 127 work per our discussion;

  • Exclusionary Silt fence is being installed in advance of the construction as a preventative measure for turtle nesting – fence is installed to prevent turtles from accessing the granular shoulder to nest.
  • Construction is anticipated to start in late June or early July with completion in the fall.
  • There are no full road closures required. Traffic impacts will include single lane closures to allow for culvert replacement operations and resurfacing.
  • There will be some night work require and the Ministry has obtained a noise by-law exemption in order to do so.

If you have any other inquiries please feel free to contact us.


Kimberly A. Stacey, C.E.T.
Senior Project Manager

I was also in contact with our roads people about our road and was told that it will be looked at and fixed soon. This is in regards to the big gouge taken out by the plow at the top of the snake or s bend on the hill.

There will be a hazardous waste collection this coming Sat May 16 at 29860A-B Hwy 28 South

across from Monck Rd in Bancroft from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Leo’s chip truck is now open at Linkie’s General Store

The black flies seem to have gone due to the cold weather we have been having

I’m sure they will be back though when it warms up again

The trilliums are coming up

And last the frogs are singing again


Valda Cormack

May 2, 2015

Hi All
We had the first boat and first canoe of the season go through the Crooked Narrows  Friday May 1 (yesterday)
Also the first pontoon went  through here today (Saturday)
This means to me that summer is close. (not wishing it here to fast though)
The black flies are just starting to come out.
I have been bitten only a couple of times so far
They are not yet out in swarms
Here’s hoping for  a short black fly season due to dry weather
Speaking of dry weather the fire ban is still on and will stay on until we get some heavy rain  so camp fires or clean up fires are not allowed
If you have a lot of brush that you need to get rid of you can take it to the dump for free and put it in the burning pit where it is burnt under supervision
The dump is open Sunday’s and Thursday’s 12 noon to 5pm
A moose was sighted at 996 Dam Rd were the hydro  lines go through
First sighting this spring
Also in the same area porcupines have been sighted  and are active so keep an eye on your pets
Valda Cormack