LRCA News

BE AWARE OF ICE CONDITIONS

BE AWARE OF ICE CONDITIONS

Posted on March 08th

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

It has come to our attention that ice conditions at Silver Harbour Conservation Area are becoming unsafe.

LRCA STAFF DO NOT MONITOR ICE CONDITIONS. Proceed with caution and at your own risk.

Additionally, the Ontario Provincial Police have received several complaints regarding unsafe parking along Silver Harbour Road. If you plan to visit the Conservation Area and see that the parking lot is full, please consider visiting at another time.

If you do plan to visit, you must adhere to all COVID-19 restrictions and Conservation Areas regulations, including payment of the $5.00 per vehicle parking fee. 

Ice Safety

Ice Safety

Posted on February 03rd

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

It has come to our attention that there is potentially unsafe ice conditions at Little Trout Bay Conservation Area.

Lake Superior is currently experiencing record-low ice coverage, so if you plan on participating in any activities on the ice such as skating, ice fishing, etc. be sure to wear floatation gear, go with a partner and check the ice thickness before going out on the ice.

LRCA STAFF DOES NOT MONITOR ICE THICKNESS.

Thank you and please be safe!

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Posted on January 14th

The Province of Ontario has declared a provincial emergency and has issued a Stay-at-Home Order effective January 14, 2021 in response to COVID-19. 

The government-issued stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home with exceptions for permitted purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for work where the work cannot be done remotely.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) fully supports the public health and workplace safety measures for all businesses, organizations, facilities and individuals, including staying home to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

If you do continue to use our trails and Conservation Areas for the permitted purpose of exercise, you must: 

  • follow all current health guidelines (as may be amended),
  • maintain the minimum recommended physical distance of at least two metres from others (unless from your household), 
  • wear a mask if adequate physical distancing is not possible,
  • not gather in groups of more than five people,
  • keep dogs on-leash and picked-up after, 
  • remove all of your garbage (including disposable masks) after visiting, and
  • follow all posted Conservation Areas Rules and Regulations, including parking fees. 

Conservation Area trails are not maintained during the winter; staff can be reached by email  info@lakeheadca.com or by calling (807) 344-5857 to report any issues.

Please note that the LRCA Administrative Office is closed to the public; LRCA staff are working from home until further notice. All essential services including the LRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning and Development Regulation programs remain active. The LRCA appreciates your patience, understanding and cooperation. 

Visit www.lakeheadca.com or follow us on Facebook @lakeheadregion for further updates.