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Committee News

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 23, 2019

Warning – Flooding on the Winnipeg River

Cottagers along the Winnipeg River have been reporting a sudden increase in water levels, which have recently risen approximately 18″ in some places.  This rise which is greater than the estimates in the latest Hydro Forecast The WCA asked MB Hydro about the conditions. They informed us that the Seven Sisters dam is at normal […]

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December 20, 2019

Hydro Weekly Forecast for the Winnipeg River

  Click the link blow for the Hydro Weekly Lake Level Forecast for the Winnipeg River The Dec 19 report is the last report for 2019.  Reporting will resume in the spring of 2020. 20191219_Whiteshell Lakes on Wpg River 20191212_Whiteshell Lakes on Wpg River 20191205_Whiteshell Lakes on Wpg River 20191128_Whiteshell Lakes on Wpg River 20191121_Whiteshell […]

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December 5, 2019

December 5 Water Level updates

The Lake of the Woods Control Board reports that due to high flows expected throughout the winter, swift currents may make areas along the Winnipeg river unsafe, including some areas that normally have reliable ice cover. Manitoba Infrastructure is reporting lake levels for the following lakes at

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November 29, 2019

November 28 Flood updates from Manitoba Infrastructure and Parks Branch

Most the measuring devices are iced in but Manitoba Infrastructure was able to provide updates for Falcon, Caddy and West Hawk Lakes.   Below is an updated version of Caddy/West Hawk levels on the same plot showing how they are being drawn down in unison.  Manitoba Infrastructure noted that they pulled a log  out of the […]

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November 28, 2019

Update on Cottage Break-Ins in the North Whiteshell

As a follow-up to our Nov 21 notice, the WCA has been in contact with the North Whiteshell Citizens on Patrol and the RCMP in Lac du Bonnet.  The RCMP has confirmed that they do indeed now have the perpetrator in custody. Break-ins at Eleanor & Brereton involved breaking into sheds. RCMP were not aware of […]

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November 23, 2019

Lake of the Woods outflow reductions affecting Winnipeg River

Here is the latest update from the Lake of the Woods Secretariat The scheduled changes for Lake of the Woods outflow reductions as described in last week’s message continues. The first of the planned outflow decreases occurred on Friday, November 15 and Monday, November 18, reducing outflow by a total of 100 m³/s. The next […]

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November 21, 2019

Cottage Break-Ins at Brereton and Big Whiteshell

There have been reports of cottage and trailer break-ins at both Brereton & Big Whiteshell and area. Whiteshell Cottagers Association contacted Falcon Lake RCMP detachment this morning to verify & they confirm there have been some incidents & RCMP have a suspect. We are trying to obtain more information through the Lac Du Bonnet RCMP […]

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November 15, 2019

November 15 Flood updates from Manitoba Infrastructure and Parks Branch

There really isn’t much to report since last time as the lakes are continuing to fall. • Staff will be inserting logs into Reed Falls and Basket Falls on Monday to retain water at winter level. • Below is an updated version of Caddy/West Hawk levels on the same plot showing how they are being […]

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If you've seen some of our Daniel Alexander videos (Lynx) you may have wondered.................this sent to us by Steve McMahonWondering how to tell the difference between a bobcat and a lynx? Here are a few key differences:- Bobcats are smaller in size, with shorter legs.- Bobcats have a black-striped and white-tipped tail which is longer than that of the lynx.- Lynx have a tuft of dark hair on the tips of their ears. Have you ever encountered a bobcat or a Canada lynx? #WildlifeWednesday ... See MoreSee Less
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Latest trail reportGood snowfall amounts has set up good to excellent trail conditions for the last weekend of January. Great time to hit the trails with sunshine forecasted and a return to normal temperatures. Check interactive maps for trail updates: #ManitobaParks ... See MoreSee Less
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Question from a cottager –“Would you be able to ask if anyone has been ice fishing on Beauchemin lake? Wondering if they are catching anything. Thanks” ... See MoreSee Less
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