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  1. Hello. Is there any firm date for the Porter’s Landing boat launch opening to allow boat access cottage owners to check their properties?

    1. Hi Calvin…Because of the Ontario Guidelines we have chosen not to travel to Restoule thus far this year. So we are not the best ones to answer your question. We now understand from news sources that travel restrictions will be lifted for the May 24th weekend provided safety guidelines are followed. Accordingly, we would expect Porters Landing to be open.
      We would appreciate comments from others who may have been to Porters Landing thus far.

  2. Hi
    Great updates.
    Warning :
    I just wanted to advise people leaving their trailers at Porters Landing.
    I believe my licence plate was removed by someone cutting the strong cord holding it.
    The cord was definitely cut.
    I was stopped by police for not having a licence plate on my way home an given a $110 fine.
    How fair is that !
    Someone takes my licence plate and I get fined.
    Again I can only assume it was at Porter’s.
    I don’t know if anyone else has had this situation ?

  3. Does anyone have any information about ATV trails in the Restoule area, or, can you point me in the right direction? I’ve done some searching, and have found a lot of information about trails, but none about Restoule specifically. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

  4. Still wondering about having a Lending Library installed at Porters Landing.
    I asked about this idea a year ago…not sure why it remains so difficult to plan or discuss??
    I am sure this area has many handy locals who would be able to build and erect such a structure…I am sure there are many cottagers and locals who would find it beneficial.

    1. Hi Laurie…The Local Services Board is in charge of Porters Landing and would need to approve anything done on the property. I would suggest you meet with them at one of their monthly meetings and present your ideas. Contact Jean Mohr and she can schedule you on the LSB Agenda.

      1. Many thanks for your response to this. Unfortunately I do not live locally so would need someone else to ask for this to be put forward. We have a north shore cottage. I appreciate your response…our little Lending Library just popped up at the end of our street complete with a cute little bench and our local library in town is a one minute drive. I just thought it might fill a need for locals and visitors. This sounds like one has to jump through hoops for such a little idea!!!

  5. Just wondered if anyone would be interested in starting a Little Lending Library at Porters Landing. Many communities have them and that location might be a perfect spot. It would require someone handy to make a small one that could withstand the elements and have a door front on it….

  6. Scott Westall commented on the Restoule Events Facebook page…”Met with an MNR detective last tonight and wanted to give a big shout out. They also mentioned the hard work they were doing with the forest fires and prevention. They’re crediting the people and fire department in Restoule for keeping a constant watch and vigilance.

    1. Last few days has seen haze and smoky smell on the lake. It is the wind shifts that waft it over to us on the lake and in the area. This is getting way too close for comfort.

  7. Just wondered if the Restoule Fire Dept has any information or updates regarding the
    wildfire situation in the near north. I understand there are two main sites that have continued to remain out of control and evacuations have been issued for French River. Restoule on a map does not seem that fire away to both of the sites wondered if there is any information that would be helpful to residents and cottagers on our lakes.

  8. I would love to remind all folks on both Restoule and Commanda lakes to take care and control of their dogs and not to leave them barking for hours. Also to slow or remind the lodge /resort owners to remind their patrons they are off the major highways and to SLOW down we have children walking and they go down limberlost at 60 miles an hour into the parks /resorts . Sorry for the rant but it had to be said someone is going to get hurt bad the way they drive. I am going to ask the road board to provide signage to slow down by reeves drive so they slow down at that bit of a hump in the road it’s so dangerous someone is going to be hurt or even the deer and other animals they come to maybe see in the blur from their cars Thanks JWelch

  9. A recent comment we received:

    We were at the dinner in the community centre and was very happy that they were able to have it this year. The first dinner we attended, we sat in the United Church, then went down to their basement for the meal!!!

    Hope that you will keep up the excellent job you did on the Bulletin – very informative –

    All the best for the rest of the year.

    Ciao… anne wiensczyk

    1. Thank you for your kind words Anne.

      The Restoule Volunteer Fire Ladies Auxiliary does a terrific job with the Thanksgiving Turkey Supper! We all applaud their fine efforts.

      Karen Scanlan produced the Restoule Local Services Board Newsletter this year and it is very well done and informative. One can find the Newsletter on this web site in the “Living in Restoule” section.

    1. Hi Louise…In all cases dial 911 for Fire and Medical emergencies…make sure you know your 911 civic address which is the little green sign at the front of every property…D

    2. Further to that per Hal Hamilton our Fire chief…First dial 911 on cell phone or land line and if any delays or confusion on the receiving end, then dial 705-474-7400 which is the North Bay Dispatch for emergencies.

  10. I( am glad that there is now again a web site for our area. Now I will be informed on what is happening here.While I am on here I have lost a dock ramp on Commanda lake belonging at 142 Everett dr.It has a black float at one end.If found could please e- maile me at Thanks

  11. The high water has lifted logs, trees, and driftwood from the shore. Be careful boating. We pulled two trees and a log to shore that were out far enough to hit with a boat. They would be hard to see at night.

  12. Reprieved!  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

    1. Hi David…We aren’t in Restoule right now however the ice is gone from all the lakes in the Huntsville area…perhaps another reader could confirm Restoule Lake for us. If not we plan to take a drive up there in the next few days and have a look

      1. as of Monday April 25th, the ice is NOT out of the lake…the portion of the lake seen from Porters Landing was all ice with high water…the portion by the Government dock seemed to be open…the ice was pretty thin…pictures to be posted on “What’s New”

  13. Great webiste, just what the community needs
    to really enjoy Restoule and area.

    Best of luck with it!

  14. Love the pictures of the Santa Claus Parade – especially the Golden Retriever jumping thru the hula-hoop … what a great dog!

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