There have been various reports of bears around the Point.
There is apparently a mother bear and two cubs. One of the cubs may be on it’s own now
As bears travel in search of natural food, they can be drawn to human-caused, unnatural food sources. These sources include:
- Bird food (seed, suet and nectar)
- Food put outside for pets or wildlife
- Compost, grease and food residue on barbecue grills
- Food smell (baking or cooking with open windows or doors)
- Agriculture crops such as corn and soya
For non-emergency encounters call the Bear Wise reporting line: 1-866-514-2327 (April 1st to November 30)
Call the Bear Wise reporting line if a bear is:
- Returning often to your property
- Roaming around, checking garbage cans
- Breaking into a vehicle, shed, garage or unoccupied building
- In a tree in an urban area
- Pulling down a bird feeder or knocking over a barbecue
- Injured or dead
For emergency encounters: Call 911 or local police if a bear poses an immediate threat to personal safety.
For information from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry please visit ontario.ca/bearwise.
There is plenty going on this weekend at Sturgeon Point.
If you are in the mood for sailing, participate in the Civic Regatta. This event is hosted by the Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club.
The Sturgeon Point Golf Club also welcomes you to play a round or two this weekend.
Have fun at the BBQ and Street Dance on Saturday night. Tell your friends you are going via Facebook.
On Sunday, start your morning off at the Sturgeon Point Union Church and donate to the Salvation Army Food Drive.
In the afternoon on Sunday there will be swimming and canoe races at the Public Dock.
The SLSC Civic Holiday prize-giving is on Sunday evening.
The weekend finishes with running and novelty races at Swanannoa.
The links and schedule is available online.
See you around the Point!
For those travelling to and from the Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club, there is a new leg of the bike path. This provides an alternate bike route into the club from the top of the hill by the Wroe’s greenhouse.
When you pass the Wroe’s driveway, look for a path to the right, just before you get to the downhill. Take the right, and you will emerge at the north end of the Boathouse.
Remember, this is still a path and not a roadway so please use caution when navigating the terrain.
A reminder that anyone under the age of 18 MUST wear a helmet when riding their bike or anything with wheels.
For anyone under 16, parents and guardians MUST ensure the child is wearing a helmet.
The “2-4-1 Helmet Salute” is an easy way to make sure your helmet fits right so it can protect you:
- the edge of the helmet should be two fingers above the eyebrows to protect the forehead;
- four fingers to ensure the straps meet in a V shape just below the ears;
- one finger should fit between the chin and the chin strap; and
- it should not shift around more than an inch in any direction.
The “2-4-1 Helmet Salute”.
When: August 5th and 6th
Where: Fenelon Fair Grounds
Details can be found online: