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Welcome to the website of the Redstone Lake Cottagers’ Association (RLCA) in Ontario, Canada!, introducing you to beautiful Redstone Lake in Haliburton County, home to a unique, prehistoric lake trout strain known as the “Haliburton Gold”
Haliburton Gold – A Glacial Relic lake trout strain unique to Redstone Lake
Courtesy of David D. Flowers, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Minden
More than 10,000 years ago, the last receding ice age scoured and shaped the landscape of the Haliburton Highlands. Stranded in a few of its lakes was a unique lake trout strain that evolved with special characteristics. Known as the “Haliburton Gold”, it has been confirmed scientifically to be genetically distinct and, with its smaller, torpedo-shaped body, it even looks different than other lake trout stocks. It is found only in Redstone and 3 other lakes, and has been designated as a heritage species. Redstone’s Lake Trout – Unique prehistoric relic still going strong (pdf 278 kb)
With this prehistoric legacy bequeathed to us, we the residents of this truly magnificent lake are proud to be the beneficiaries of its pristine beauty. There are no marinas, resorts, or boathouses to spoil the densely-treed shoreline, and the vast majority of the Redstone community want to maintain our lake’s environment in its natural state as much as possible. We at RLCA take our Lake Stewardship very seriously. Redstone Lake Description by Shal Gewurtz, President, RLCA (pdf-410 kb). Why not join us, get involved, and be part of the solution to preserve our lake heritage.
and receive a complimentary glossy 20″X32″ map designed and produced by the County of Haliburton.
Join the Redstone Lake Cottagers’ Association
and receive a complimentary glossy 20″X32″ map designed and produced by the County of Haliburton.Learn more about the Redstone Lake Cottagers’ Association Complimentary Map with Membership.
For all membership and treasurer matters, please contact:
Membership Steward and Treasurer
4490 Kennisis Lake Road, Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0
New in June 2011 – RLCA’s SAFE BOATING GUIDE
The RLCA Board of Directors recently developed the Safe Boating Guide, and sent it by email to all RLCA members on June 2, 2011. RLCA’s Safe Boating Guide (pdf-34.8 Kb). In addition, a copy of the Safe Boating guide was included in a recent postal mailing by the local Remax offfice to all 650+ residents on Redstone Lake, RLCA members and non-members alike. The Board expresses its appreciation to Shirley Rule for this broader communication of the Guide, since it is extremely to provide the Guide and encourage safe boating by all who boat on Redstone Lake. We also hope that this Guide will convince those who are not currently members of RLCA to join and be part of the community.
All who enjoy the beauty of Redstone and the wide variety of activities on its waters are often distressed to witness instances of unsafe boating which have occurred frequently over the years. We have read or heard about several boating incidents, including some very serious, near fatal, accidents. In addition, all of us on the Board, and we are sure many of you, have seen many instances of speeding, excessive wakes, visible alcohol, beer cans thrown into the lake, wake boarding without a spotter, wake boarding at night, seedoos towing multiple tubes with up to 6 kids, etc. Surely all would agree that the lake is for all to share and enjoy, and for this reason, the Board decided to develop the Safe Boating Guide to educate, increase awareness, and promote safe boating practices.
In developing the attached Guide, the OPP was consulted and it provided much valuable input and support to our effort. The Guide was also reviewed by a retiree formerly with the Toronto Harbour Police Marine Unit. The Board expresses gratitude for such expert input which provides considerable credibility to the Safe Boating Guide, and also gives Redstone some visibility as a community concerned with safe boating practices.
In the interest of keeping our Safe Boating Guide to 2 pages, this pamphlet is a quick reference to boating safety only. For complete boating regulations, please refer to the Safe Boating Guide or to Transport Canada, Office of Boating Safety www.boatingsafety.gc.ca. Of course, safety in the water is a much broader topic which concerns all of us. For example, most boaters do not know what rules apply or what to do when they encounter a seaplane in taxi, about to take off or land, yet the rules are in the Regulations for Inland Waterways from the Canadian Coast Guard, and are international rules. Seaplanes in taxi are considered powered vessels just like the boats, with equivalent right of ways. There have been a number of accidents on Haliburton County lakes in 2010 involving seaplanes and boats. Accordingly, the Board may decide to prepare material on other areas of safety on the lake in all seasons.