Easy Fix …

So…..I hate un-natural  city lookin grass on our natural Muskoka lot..  .so I hack it down.

My window bustin (ugggg) powerful Echo gas trimmer required a carburetor kit.   Which would then require tearing the carb ,,..down and trying to remember where all the little parts go

Found this on Amazon….complete new carb including spark plug for about $26.00

Like …are you kidding me???

Zip bang boom..easy fix!


Brandy Lake’s First Little Library

Brandy Lake’s First Little Library at 1013 Phyllimar Lane, Brandy Lake

Several years ago I saw this initiative and thought it was great. Since then it has grown to thousands around the world although primarily in USA and Canada.

This was built with left over building material.

Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. This library has been registered with www.freelittlelibrary.org the Charter no. is 56310 and should be listed on their website within several days.

Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

So please come by, take a book out to read or bring one for others to read , appropriate for all age groups.

This library will remain throughout the year. However, there will be limited accessibility in the winter due to the high snow. We do not come up in the winter and will not be clearing the path for the Library.


Andrea von Moeller

Water Testing

For the past few decades a team of Brandy Lake volunteers take water samples then analyse it and send the results to Beacon Environmental for processing and recording.    The results are then posted by the MLA.   A second test, usually done by Peter Sale will continue as well..mostly for phosphorous.    This is a free analysis where Beacon has a fee.

Water Test Volunteers Fred Kelsey; Jon Deveth; Bob Hogg

Peter Sale who has moved off the lake.

Contact us if you would like to be involved….the training date is:

Saturday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m. Port Carling Community Centre – 3 Bailey St, Port Carling

Test dates are on weekends with a window of Friday morning until Monday afternoon

  • May 20-22                           Sample 1
  • June 23-26                           Sample 2
  • July 28-31                            Sample 3
  • August 25-28                      Sample 4
  • TBD                                        Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

To take the training session please contact:

Claire Danès

Administrative Coordinator

Muskoka Lakes Association

65 Joseph Street, Box 298, Port Carling, P0B 1J0

(705) 765-5723 – phone

(705) 765-3203 – fax







Brandy Lake Study

Brandy Lake, as well as other lakes,  will be in a study controlled by the District Of Muskoka.   Please see the information below and the full version in the attached file

August 20, 2016 9:00-11:00 a.m. Muskoka Lakes Port Carling Community Centre (Meeting Space AB), 3 Bailey St, Port Carling

2016 08 08 Notice of Open House OPA 45 FOR MAIL

ANY PERSON OR AGENCY may attend the Open Houses and/or make written representation prior to
the decision of Muskoka District Council, either in support of, or in opposition to, the proposed

The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendment would be to provide an updated, simplified
and scientifically defensible policy set for the continued protection of Muskoka’s recreational water

In this regard, the effect of the Amendment would be to revise and update the existing
planning policies to guide development around lakes and rivers in a holistic manner by responding
to the findings of the Revised Water Quality Model and Lake System Health Program Final Report
by Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Limited (HESL) dated April, 2016.

This report provides
evidence based and outcome driven recommendations on how to protect water quality in the
watersheds of Muskoka in consideration of multiple environmental stressors and using the data
from the District’s water quality monitoring program.