Within the Township of The Archipelago, Fire Hazard Ratings must be strictly followed. Signs declaring the current hazard rating are posted at several visible locations throughout the Township.
Fires for cooking and personal warmth are considerations provided for under the By-law for campers. This provision is not intended for use by residents or cottagers that have access to contained fuel burning appliances or means to escape the cold.
Fire Rating Legends
LOW and MODERATE FIRE RATINGS:
No person shall start a fire outdoors during the Fire Season (April 1st to October 31st) unless the fire is started not earlier than 6:00 p.m. in the evening, and is extinguished not later than 2:00 a.m. the following day or earlier.
Fire for cooking and warmth permitted
Fire Danger is SERIOUS
NO OPEN BURNING
except contained campfires for cooking and warmth
Fire Danger is EXTREMELY HIGH
NO OPEN BURNING
of any kind!
TOTAL FIRE BAN DECLARED
+ FIREWORKS PROHIBITED
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Seasonal & Private Roads - Service Levels
The Township would like to remind all persons that the following seasonal roads are only maintained by the Township during the summer months and will not be maintained between the dates of October 15th and May 15th inclusive. Aga Ming Road Crane-Walker Road Joyce Lane Kapikog Dam Road Kapikog North Road Kapikog South Road Munro Drive North Fork Road Ramsey-Johnston Road South Fork Road Per the Township's Roads By-law 15-43, unauthorized work/repairs to these roads is prohibited, including ploughing and the clearing of snow accumulation. In the event of snow or inclement weather affecting one of the above roads, it is the responsibility of the seasonal resident or any other user of the road to extricate their vehicle if they get stuck or drive off the road.
Private Road Maintenance
Please note: If your property is accessed by a private road and if you are using your property during the winter months, it is your responsibility to maintain your private road to allow access for emergency services. The Archipelago will not maintain a private road in an emergency. It will be the property owner's responsibility to hire a private contractor to clear a road should there be an emergency.
The Township has installed "Private Road” signage at the entrance to all private roads to make EMS and visitors aware that the road is not municipally maintained.
Did you know that your boat wake can endanger canoeists, fishermen, paddle boarders and swimmers who are in the lake on a daily basis during the summer? Wake hitting shoreline causes erosion. It can flood and destroy waterfowl nests and drown their nestlings. Boat wake and prop wash can disturb sediment, releasing dormant nutrients which promote weed growth and algal blooms.
A wave that is 12.5 cm high (the height of a compact disc case) when it reaches shore does not cause significant shoreline damage. What operating speeds best achieves this? Boats operating at speeds under 10 km/hr.