Here’s the Latest!

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

2018 Local Services Board Newsletter  ….For those who didn’t receive this excellent community summary and report by mail, you can find it by clicking on this link.  A complete list of activities and contact information from all community groups.

Vacation Bible Camp open for registration …Camp will be held Monday July 2nd to Friday July 6th…visit Corner Gospel Church website to register…

Commanda Museum BBQSunday July 1st…12 Noon to 2pm…lots happening!…click on the link for details

Canada Day Celebrations at the Legion Sunday July 1st…2pm to 10 pm…Fun for Everyone!… click on the link for all the details

Canada Day Fireworks Display! …At dusk…at the Legion…Sunday July 1st…Donations would be greatly appreciated to help put on a great display!

Exercise Classes Changed for the Summer only … There will be no exercise classes Tuesdays in June July or August.  Also no line dancing at 9:30 am for June July or August. Thursday exercise class will continue at 10:00am all summer

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.

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

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

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