Moore Falls Portage Presentation

On February 1st, the following presentation to council was made by  Pam Sayne,  Councillor Ward 2- Municipality of Minden Hills.  She can be reached at  Tel: 705 455 2442


Request: Motion that Council receive this report and support the communities request that the Province provide the Environmental Assessment for the property they own, allowing the Provincial, Federal, and local planning of this portage to proceed. (See map of property.) And, that staff investigate any insurance or other legal concerns for the Township supporting this initiative and report back to Council.

The following site plans presented are also available for viewing


- Moore Falls Site Plan

- Proposed Portage placement

- Portage Trail Concept Study

Important Members Update (Email received on January 5, 2021 to send to all Lake Association members) 

Full video of November meeting can be found here

To all C.H.A. Members 


The public meeting for the proposed Shoreline Preservation by law will be held on February 24th between 1 and 4 pm

As we get ready for that we want to share some factual information on the proposed by law


  • The purpose of the by law is to help protect our water quality by protecting the small amount of Natural Shoreline we have left

    • The Ministry of Environment’s Action Plan On Reducing Blue Green Algae Blooms identifies Natural Shorelines as very important

    • The C.H.A. and its member associations have been asking for protection of our shorelines for over 4 years 

  • The record number of algae blooms we saw this year demonstrates the need for this by law as natural shoreline captures the phosphorous that can trigger a bloom before the phosphorous can enter our lakes

    • One algae bloom on your lake can reduce property values by 30%

  • At this point the County plans on hiring one full time employee to administer the new by law.  That person will also take on the job currently done by an outside contractor, for the tree cutting by law. Therefore the added cost could be approximately $100,000 – a small cost given that the value of lakefront property in the County is more than $7 billion.

  • The by law does not change the existing 30 metre setback for construction that has been in place in all 4 municipalities for many years

  • Current buildings are grandfathered

  • The cost for a permit is proposed at $0

    • Most folks will be able to fill out their own permit application with hand drawings being acceptable 

Happy New Year all.



Protect your Lake - Septic Health & Natural Shorelines

Paul MacInnes – Chair

Native Plants Orders - deadline Dec 1st

In an effort to support association environmental projects and local businesses, the MLPOA executive has combined with Country Rose Garden Centre (Haliburton) to offer the purchase of Native Plant Species to members, at a reduced cost of 15%, to help re-naturalize shoreline around Moore, East Moore and the Gull River. The plants selected will help reduce erosion, attract pollinators and other riparian zone organisms, and add colour and fragrance to the shoreline.


Country Rose will process the orders through their suppliers and the plants will be delivered to a central location near Moore Falls, for members to pick up, on the Saturday after the May long weekend (Sat May 29 2021 - tentative).

See Members Only area- Forums- Environment section for more information on the selection and pricing. 

Notice: AGM on Sunday, October 4th at 10 AM

The virtual meeting will be held on a platform called GO TO MEETINGS.


If you have never used GO TO MEETING you will need to set this up BEFORE the AGM, using this link:



The virtual meeting space will be opened at 9:45am on Sunday October 4, 2020.


Please use this link to connect virtually to the AGM.

Access code: 549-863-861

When you join the meeting, please go on mute.  Look for the picture of a microphone, usually on the bottom of the screen: if there is a line through it, you are on mute.  If there is no line through it, please click on the microphone to go on mute. Alternatively, you may see your mike in red, which means you are already on mute.  If it is green, you are not, so please click it to go on mute.

During the meeting, to ask a question, just unmute yourself by clicking on the microphone.

We ask that you keep your video cameras off.  Your board of directors will have their cameras on when they are presenting.  With this many people, video cameras ‘on’ tend to create delays, as they require too much bandwidth.


If you prefer to dial into the AGM using your phone:

Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373

Access Code: 549-863-861

Dear MLPOA members:

You may or may not be aware of a tragic accident yesterday on the lake.  Please see the link on our Forum page where you can read about the canoeing accident.


I know I speak for everyone on the association and indeed the Moore Lake community, in extending our heartfelt condolences to the immediate family, their extended family members and friends.

Rick Sellon

President MLPOA  

Posted: Sept 13, 2020

Drowning on Moore Lake, September 12th

MLPOA featured in 2001 Minden Times Newspaper Article

Posted: August 17, 2020

Click the slide deck below to view full size screenshots of article.



Water Testing Report

Posted: August 17, 2020

Click button below to read the full 2020 Water Testing Report.

Rainy Lake of the Woods: Ask an Expert


Notice: County to apply for broadband funding

"Haliburton County will apply for provincial funding for a project that would bring internet downloading/uploading speeds of 50 mbps/10 mbps to the area."

Link to article:

Notice: Golf Tournament Cancellation

Posted: July 12, 2020

In light of the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision has been made to cancel the annual Moore Lake Property Owner's Association Golf Tournament. It was a difficult decision, but the health and safety of participants was our top priority. On behalf of the MLPOA, we would like to thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.