Wildlife and Nature

Animal and Bird Sightings -- Red Foxes and Cats!

  •   Red Foxes are common around the LWRA, but we have noticed increased activity over the past month, with numerous early morning sightings (especially on Thursday garbage mornings). One resident on N Waseosa has reported a confrontation with a neighbourhood domestic cat.  Small pets face risks when off-leash in the wild: please take care! Have you noticed more foxes than normal this fall?

Surviving Bear Encounters

Submitted by lwrawebmaster on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 13:37

We live in bear country and sometimes we get to meet them nose-to-snout. Reports of encounters are becoming more common in this area. What to do if you encounter a bear?

contact your local police force or dial 911

TO REPORT BEAR PROBLEMS: contact the Bear Reporting Line at:
1-866-514-2327   (TTY) 705 945-7641

Dock, Boathouse and other Shoreline Construction

Submitted by lwrawebmaster on Sun, 12/15/2019 - 16:08

Projects Near Water


If you are conducting a project near water, it is your responsibility to ensure you comply with all applicable regulations. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada all have overlapping responsibilities and sometimes conflicting requirements. The following is a composite of some of the most common issues that our members may face.