The LWCA Board would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the Land Claims on Lake Weslemkoon.
We are being directly impacted as the Alqonquin Community is targeting two parcels of land at the north end of the Lake as treaty lands. Although the Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) has reassuring provisions, how the Land Claims will finally affect us – the people who hunt and fish, permanent residents, cottagers and the LWCA – is still uncertain.
In December of 2012 the AIP was released to the public. The Federation of Ontario Cottagers, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association and the Ontario government have held numerous townhall meetings across eastern Ontario in February and March to inform those concerned and impacted by the Land Claims. (See p. 17 for some related news articles.)
The LWCA has established a subcommittee to both monitor the Land Claims process and provide updates as needed. Our new LWCA website will be live by the May 24 weekend and will give updates about this and other initiatives from the LWCA and its board members and community.
Look forward to seeing you on the Lake this summer!
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