Beach Testing Results

An astute reader of this blog pointed out that our Beach Testing Results link on our Links Page wasn’t working. This pointer is appreciated, and the oversight has been remedied. In light of the recent algae bloom advisory elsewhere on Sturgeon Lake, this is an appropriate time to remind Sturgeon Pointers that our beach is tested on a weekly basis. Those test results are also posted weekly and you can see them by clicking here. Interested readers can find this link permanently located on the Links Page under the Weather, Traffic, Fishing, Swimming header.

You’ll be happy to know that our beach has faired very well over recent history. In any case, Happy Swimming!

Sturgeon Lake Lagoon Blue-Green Algae Advisory Lifted

Some of you have expressed some concern over the advisory that was recently posted by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit. That advisory was lifted today after the Ministry of the Environment’s testing at the affected area determined that the toxins produced by the algae bloom no longer pose a threat to human health. The algae bloom did not affect the waters off of Sturgeon Point. You can read the news release by clicking here.
Any health advisories affecting the area around Sturgeon Point will be posted right here on this web site. Serious advisories that impact our normal activities on and around the lake will be sent out by email to the SPA email distribution list as soon as we are aware of them. If you’re not on that list drop us a line and ask to be put on it.

Welcome to Summer Celebration to be held on Canada Day!

Canada DayThe Sturgeon Point annual “Welcome to Summer” BBQ lunch event will be held on Canada Day, which this year falls on a Friday. This means that we have the opportunity to celebrate Canada Day on Canada Day!

The festivities get under way at 12:00 noon at the Park. As usual, there’ll be hotdogs and burgers for everyone, and after the main course there will be birthday cake for all.

Mark this on your calendar: Friday, July 1st, 12:00 p.m. at the Park. Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there!