The Whiteshell Cottagers Association strive to keep on top of the latest issues that directly affect our members. The following collection are some of the issues we’re currently addressing. Let us know what issues are of concern to cottagers at your lake.

December 12, 2017   |  Water Levels

Warning to all cottagers downstream of Pointe du Bois

This Message from the Lake of the Woods Secretariat Yesterday afternoon (December 11th)  there was an unplanned outage at the Norman Dam that resulted in the flow decreasing from 550 to 500 m3/s.  The outage was originally expected to be short-lived, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.  At 7:15am local time today, another…

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December 6, 2017   |  Environment

PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE EMERALD ASH BORER

Manitoba Sustainable Development advises the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Winnipeg. This highly destructive forest-pest is a wood-boring beetle that has been found in Quebec and part of Ontario, as well as throughout the eastern United States, and has now been found in Winnipeg.  The EAB attacks and kills all species of…

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November 30, 2017   |  Environment

Manitoba Hydro right-of-way widening in Star and Brereton Lake Areas

Manitoba Hydro has provided a media advisory about right of way widening in Star and Brereton Lake areas.  Click the link below for more information. MEDIA ADVISORY Whiteshell Provincial Park – Nov. 10-17

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November 27, 2017   |  Water Levels

Status Report on Park Water Levels Issues

November 13, 2017 Fall Draw-down: Precipitation rates this summer were near normal until the end of June, with fairly severe drought in July through to late September. The made the draw down rather short and effective overall. Heavy rains in the first half of October extended the drawdown of West Hawk later than it should…

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November 19, 2017   |  Membership

WCA Member Discounts

WCA members are eligible for discounts at an increasing number of businesses BOATsmart Whiteshell Cottagers Association (WCA) is working with BOATsmart to arrive at a year round discount for boaters licenses for WCA members, but in the meantime BOATsmart has set up a link specifically for WCA for a special offer they currently have on (“gift card”…

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November 14, 2017   |  Other Committee News, Whiteshell News

911 Service – North Whiteshell Provincial Park

You might not be aware of the fact that the North Whiteshell area does not have 911 service. That is because we don’t have a fire department and you can’t get 911 service without one. The South East Whiteshell Fire Department only protects the lakes in the south east corner of the park. The boundary…

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