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Environmental watchdog for Orr Lake residents & cottagers
Environmental watchdog for Orr Lake residents & cottagers

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Dealing with Unwanted Plant Life
In our last post, we talked about invasive and/or problematic plants both in and out of the lake. This time, we’d like to share a little more on this subject, based on information and guidance received through our partnership with Severn Sound Environmenta...
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Cruel September
As I write, the first day of school is just a few hours away. Once I craved this return to routine. When my days didn’t unfold in an orderly fashion I felt unglued and out of sorts. It was harder to focus and accomplish things that would leave me feeling...
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Another Successful Picnic!
While there’s still lots of summer left to enjoy, the OLRA recently wrapped up the 2015-16 season with our annual picnic and general meeting. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the picnic and it was wonderful to see both familiar and new faces j...
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See you at the Picnic!
It’s time to celebrate summer in Orr Lake at the Ratepayers Picnic! Residents and cottagers from Orr Lake are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun to remember as you meet or reunite with neighbours and friends on Sunday, July 31 beginning at 12:00 no...
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Community-wide Yard Sale
Last year's community yard sale was a great success, so we're coordinating another this year. If you would like to take part on July 9, 2016 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, please let us know so that we can help out with advertising. We will be renting space to ...
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It's a brand new season!
Can I be perfectly honest with you?   I don’t feel like writing this entry today.   Usually when I sit down in front of the
keyboard I’m inspired or, at the very least, I enjoy the hunt for words to
address my chosen topic.   Not today.   Please don’t be of...
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Earth Day 2016
Are you #Rooting4Trees this Earth Day?  This year marks the beginning of a wonderful initiative by the global network of Earth Day organizations.  Around the world, they are kicking off an ambitious campaign to plant 7.8 billion trees, one for every person ...
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Clean-up, Burn Permits & Waste Collection
In putting together our last column, I was caught up in the romance of early spring and chose to ignore the rocky moments of the relationship.  We were lucky to escape the damage that our neighbours to the south suffered during the recent ice storm but it d...
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Spring Fever
Even after a relatively mild winter like the one we’re just emerging from the early signs of spring are most welcome.  Already we’ve enjoyed a couple of days when we could open the windows for at least a few moments, take a stroll without hats and gloves.  ...
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Fresh Start
We’re back after a bit of a holiday hiatus so the first order of business is to wish you all a happy, if somewhat belated, New Year. We hope that you enjoyed a wonderful season surrounded by family and friends. For some, a new calendar inspires thoughts of...
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