Here’s the Latest!

This page will tell you what’s happening in and around Restoule:

Rabies Clinics…thanks Ashlee Moore for posting the times
Near North Animal Control
2018 spring RABIES CLINICS:
*Mark your calendars!
Tues, April 17 – Powassan, 4.30-5.30pm, Powassan Fire Hall, Main St.
Tues, April 17 – Chisholm, 6-7pm. Chisholm Fire Hall, Chiswick Line.
Tues, April 24, Callander, 4.30-5.30pm. Covered rink beside Community Centre.
Tues, April 24, Nipissing, 6-7 pm., Rink shack, Beatty St., Nipissing.
Dog tags for Callander, Nipissing and Chisholm will be available at the clinics.

Cedar Grove Cemetery …Board of Trustees of the Cedar Grove Cemetery Will be holding a
General Meeting Wednesday April 25th 2018, 7:00P.M., Restoule Community Centre
Election of officers for upcoming term.
All owners & interested parties are invited to attend

Time-to-Give-a-Hoot  That’s right folks…there’s lots of owl action in these parts…read on to find out the latest and maybe be part of the annual owl survey…and read about some local folks and how their survey worked out…Owl survey – Route 273

Easter Egg Hunt  …Saturday March 31st…at Sports Park or Fire Hall (weather)….Lots of fun for the kids…Great job as always by the Lions Club

Restoule Winter Carnivalclick on the link for the details…Saturday March 10th…RCC…sounds like a ton of fun…it all kicks off with Breakfast at 9 am

March Break Movies March 12 to 16th…2 pm…Free Admission…Corner Gospel Church

A Winter visit to Lake Restoule… For those of us who are not full time residents of Restoule, it sure is nice to drop by the lake and enjoy our favourite spot even if it is just for a night or a few hours. Saturday February 17th was our day. Although very overcast it was otherwise perfect weather.
There was so much activity! The King & Queen Snow Run was happening, lots of ice fishing activity and even the odd straggler like us wandering around soaking in the atmosphere.
We have attached some pictures from our trek. Winter in Restoule

Percy Lethbridge sadly passed away on February 5th, 2018. He had a very significant positive impact on life in Restoule for both residents and cottagers for over 40 years. He will be missed. Our condolences to Elaine and the rest of his Family. His obituary is contained in the following link…  Percy Lethbridge Obituary

King & Queen Snow Run … Saturday February 17th… RCC… A Great way to enjoy winter!!! on the link

Restoule Quilters…details of sessions til the end of February

New Year’s Day Pot Luck and Silent Auction…2pm to 7pm??? at RCC…Music and lots of stuff happening!!!…Don’t miss it!…Check Poster for details…2018 01 NewYearsPotLuckPoster

Restoule Quilters…next meeting Wednesday December 13th…RCC… 9am to 3:30pm…Restoule Quilters

The Waterfall from Crooked Lake to Restoule Lake on a beautiful September afternoon



Clarification of Emergency Calls…per discussion with Hal Hamilton Fire chief…In the event of any fire or medical emergency dial 911 by cell phone or land line…however should there be any delay or confusion in responding to your call, phone 705-474-7400 which is the local dispatcher in North Bay. In all cases know your 911 civic address.

Fiddlers on the Lake…The Mighty Armada Sails Againa great event full of music and fun…congratulations to all involved

Saturday August 19th…Dinner/Dance to support Legion Building Fund…click on the flyer…Building Fundraiser

2017 Local-Services-Bd-NewsletterMany of us have received this excellent annual summary of community activities and events in the mail. We are putting it on-line for those who missed it or weren’t on the mailing list. With thanks to Karen Scanlan for its preparation.

Sunday July 23rd…2 pm Sharp!…World Famous Restoule Charity Pie Auction
Click here for the Flyer
…Support our Restoule Fire Department…They help keep us safe!

July 3rd…Had enough rain yet?…the perils of having a non floating dock

at least the minnows are now swimming above the dock

Dragon Flies to the Rescue!…
Summer residents Dave and Mara Cox clearly have excellent vision and a sharp eye for nature…
Mara spotted the Dragon Hunter Dragonflies all over our ferns along the lake.  This is the largest dragonfly in North America.  They just hatched and are drying off so tomorrow they will be sweeping and cleaning the air of mosquitoes, deerflies, and blackflies.
It takes four years for these huge dragonflies to hatch.  Mara keeps records of such things and the last time we had a hatch was exactly four years ago.  I can not believe how many there are.  Everywhere you see a fern they are hanging on each leaf.  I guess that is why you leave cover along the shoreline.
With all the rain we have had they are arriving just in time.
They are a sign of an unpolluted lake.  Lets keep it that way.”
Dave and Mara Cox…summer residents

July 1st…Don’t Miss This!…Our Restoule Canada 150 Celebration

Maws Island A Retreat Into the Past

The Legion needs our help…Family Challenge Grant

May 9th…The Missing Dock…it’s floating down Lake Restoule right now…Thank you Arnie!

May 7th…Washout on Porters Landing Road…have we all had enough rain yet?…Thank you to Arnie Naiman for keeping us up to date. (Our Restoule Road Experts did a great job repairing this the next day)

May 5th…LSB Minutes April 19, 2017 Wednesday 7 pm (1)Minutes of Meeting held to consider funding request from Restoule Legion for expansion/renovation project


Friday April 14th…Bill Droogers  lets us know that the ice is almost off Lake Restoule!!!…others report that the ice was out of Commanda Lake as of April 15th

March 22, 2017…Visit to Porters Landing…lots of “womps” and “cracking sounds” from the ice…but the lake isn’t ready for spring yet (yikes!…we’re not going out more than a few feet on the ice)


Santa Claus Parade & Concert set New World Record! (at least in the opinion of Dave & Halina Dales)

December 11th 2016…No ice yet on Lake Restoule

Vigilant reader Fred Donahue spotted this article about freshwater jelly fish near Manitoulan Island

Wow!…What a pie auction!…by Dave & Halina Dales

North America’s Largest Moth flutters into Porters Landing…May 30, 2016

It’s starting to look a lot like Summer…May 17, 2016…Porter’s landing…Even the Black Flies report they are ready to go!

April 25/16 Ice NOT out of Lake Restoule

How Brownell Island Got Its Groove by David Dales

Provincial Land Taxes…going up…but since it’s all in the name of fairness I think you’re supposed to feel ok about it

Frances Lankin a resident of Restoule is appointed to the Senate of Canada

Of Diamond Dust and Sun Dogs    …Gary Sturge is a Powassan resident, a Restoule Lake boater and Naturalist. His article was originally published in The Woodland Observer, March 2016,  Nipissing Naturalists Club

Restoule Santa Claus Parade, December 2015

Feb 18/16 Restoule Lake