Here’s the Latest!

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

Restoule Quilters Group… Leslie Wain lets us know that that some changes to Meeting dates will happen over the summer…The meeting originally scheduled for Wed June 13th is now set for June 6th. In July and August the meetings will be held on Wed July 11th and Wed August 15th.

Notice Grass Cutting Maint May 2018…. The LSB is inviting RFP’s (Request for Proposals) for grass cutting and garbage collection in and around Restoule for the coming May to September Season. Click on the link for all the details. The Proposals are due no later than Tuesday May 29th at 5 pm.

As of May 9th, reliable sources report that the ice is out of the lake at the marina end and while some ice is left in the main part of the lake it will most likely be gone in a few days


2018 Commanda Talent & Treasure Auction .. Saturday May 26th at Commanda Community Centre… Viewing starts at 10 am, Auction starts at 11 am… A very large number of items to auction off for the Commanda Community Centre’s biggest and most hilarious fundraiser of the year. Featuring our infamous auctioneer Steve Morrin & his lovely “Vanna” also known as Linda
Delicious Homemade Lunch Available… Chili, Sandwiches, Home Baking & More!
This is a fundraiser in support of the Commanda Community Centre.
The variety of auction items includes: gift certificates to many excellent North Bay and Almaguin area restaurants and retail stores, perennial plants, will & power of attorney, hanging plants, massage & other aesthetic services, kitchen items, children’s toys, office items, art and lots more!

2018 Canada Day Celebrations!…Sunday July 1st…Lots going on!!!!
starts at 2 pm

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


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

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

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.

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

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

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