Selected Media Mentions (2013)

Winter 2013/14: see p.28 of the Winter edition of Cottage Life Magazine, “Rewriting the Rideau’s future,” about the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy Report. Quotable: Terry Rees says, about cottage country, “We’re trying to enjoy it but not enjoy it to death.”

Also in the Winter 2013 edition of Cottage Life: read John Lorinc’s article about the Algonquin Land Claim, “Into uncharted territory,” (pp.39-42) including insight from FOCA on the topic we have been tracking here: Algonquin Land Claim Overview

Nov.7/13 – Frontenac News review of Terry Rees’ talk about the “New Landscape in Ontario Lake Country,” at the 2013 Lake Links event in Perth last month.

October 2013: FOCA interviews freshwater expert Bob Sandford, on the subject of climate change, prior to the FOCA Fall Meeting. Read FOCA’s interview with Bob Sandford online at Water Canada…

October, 2013 – FOCA urges the federal government to sign the Canada-Ontario Agreement with respect to the Great Lakes. Read related Press Release from MP Brian Masse…

Fall 2013 -FOCA & member group Pike Lake Cottage Association are featured in an article about boat wake in the Fall issue of Boats & Places Magazine (see p.8)

August 22, 2013 -FOCA was asked to comment on the proposed development at the former Minaki Lodge site, North of Kenora. Read the CBC News story…

July 31, 2013 – FOCA guest-blogged for the Insurance Bureau of Canada website, on the topic of emergency preparedness in cottage country. Click here to read the blog… Are you prepared?

June 2013 – Toronto Star special publication, “Exploring Ontario,” includes a guest article by FOCA: “Safe and Sound at the Cottage” (see p10)

June 2013 edition of Cottage Life Magazine – FOCA talks fire safety in Ray Ford article on Cottage fires (pp70-78, 134-139)

May 22, 2013 – County of Haliburton sending letters to provincial and federal politicians about recent flooding. FOCA has been in touch with the warden on the issue.

Spring Edition of Boats & Places Magazine – Leech Lake Cottage Association wins FOCA Achievement Award (p6)

Apr.3, 2013 – FOCA interviewed by CHEX TV Peterborough about ELA closure (1:43 minute video)

Apr.3, 2013 – FOCA & LOWDPOA joint press release on ELA picked up by Kenora Daily Miner“Property owners call on governments to extend ELA closure deadline”

Mar.25, 2013 – FOCA quoted in Law Times article, “Cottagers miffed at lack of consultation on massive land deal,” by Ian Harvey

Mar.17, 2013 -FOCA interviewed in “Visitors not welcomed” episode of Daiene Vernile’s “Provincewide” on CTV News, about cottage rental bans in some Ontario communities

Mar.6, 2013 – FOCA’s Terry Rees interviewed as part of the Season III inaugural edition of Angler & Hunter Radio about the Algonquin Land Claim

Mar.1, 2013 – FOCA in “Staking their own claim” article by Stephen Uhler about Pembroke Algonquin Land Claim meeting, in The Daily Observer

Feb.28, 2013 – FOCA interviewed by Richard Coffin of CKAT 600 North Bay Radio about Algonquin Land Claim meetings

Feb.25, 2013 – CBC TV News see video of Ottawa Newscast about Algonquin Land Claim (especially minute 4:12 to 6:24)

Feb.25, 2013 – Terry Rees interviewed by Steve Madely for CFRA 580 radio interview about Algonquin Land Claim meetings

Jan.2013 – “Happy New Hydro Rates” blog by Blair Eveleigh, Cottage Life – FOCA thanked for role in obtaining reduction in distribution costs for seasonal class customers


Michelle LewinSelected Media Mentions (2013)