Thank you to the approximately 100 HBCA members who participated in the survey.
Now is your time to join an ad hoc community committee to investigate, prioritize and plan next steps. Please email email@example.com to let us know your commitment to participate on an ad hoc committee. All further exploration into these items will require community members participation before moving forward.
Some of your comments from the survey...
There should be parking at Rocky Beach that is not just for wheelchairs. The sign saying to park at Charlie Wall is ridiculous.
A capital project would be a walking/bike path along Hillside Beach Road.
Parking is becoming a problem at Lagoon Road. Why are we continuing to build more cottages when we are at capacity?
It would be nice to have a nature walk cleared along the shore from Sandy Beach to Rocky Beach.
Sports in the evening for the kids? Crafts under the canopy? My son attends events at Victoria Beach. Would be great if he could attend more events at Hillside.
Increased patrol of the beach. Enforcement of dog restrictions on the beach.
We need some facility to wash boats off in boat launch parking lot.
A community cook off where people bring their grill, smoker, griddle, pizza oven and sell their food to entrance paying consumers.
A beach party day where games are set up or where people can try paddle boards, kayaks or canoes with participation from local companies that sell these items.
There are many residents who chose to install a well. Others who wish year round water should do the same.
It would be nice to see a portable toilet and waste containers at Rocky Beach.
Park benches along walking routes.
Community members who attended HBCA’s Nature’s Calling were able to receive updated information about advocacy for the health of Lake Winnipeg from the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and concerns about Aquatic Invasive Species from the Provincial Biologist AIS.
Lake Winnipeg Foundation
Alexis Kanu, Executive Director for the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) shared the importance of continued advocacy from individuals for the health of Lake Winnipeg. Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant, the North End Water Pollution Control Centre, continues be non-compliant with the 1 mg/L phosphorus limit set out in its provincial operating licence. Excess phosphorus negatively impacts the health of Lake Winnipeg. This is the time for concerned citizens to engage the candidates in the upcoming provincial election to ask:
Thank you to Marlo Campbell and Kendi Dyck from the Lake Winnipeg Foundation for the 1:1 conversations and advocacy materials that were made available for our community. Note that Lake Winnipeg Foundation will be providing information at East Beaches Thursday, July 27th at 7 p.m.
Aquatic Invasive Species
Candace Parks, Biologist Aquatic Invasive Species, Province of Manitoba, opened our eyes to concerns for Lake Winnipeg’s health that goes beyond zebra mussels. Spiny waterflea is another aquatic invasive species that is in Lake Winnipeg. Candace provided our community with a “view” of the different stages of the zebra mussel and spiny water flea. The impact of these aquatic invasive species is devastating on the ecosystem of the lake. Candace shared there are other AIS not far from our area that pose risk to Lake Winnipeg.
What can we do?
Clean, drain and dry
Please visit https://www.manitoba.ca/stopais/index.html for more information. Take the time to learn and prevent being fined.
Thank you to all community members who came to the Nature’s Calling event on June 24th and shared their ideas with us. With your help we are one step closer to enhancing the
existing trails and paths through the community. Thank you to the RM of Alexander for
supporting this effort with grant funds.
The trail update project is a multi-year project. We plan to enhance 8-10 existing trails in the
community this season with direction signs, access information and an Adopt a Trail community member. View the Adopt a Trail brochure.
15 nesting boxes will be ready to put up on the trails soon. Thanks to Rod Birch for preparing
the packages of nesting boxes during the winter for the HBCA. Thanks to Laurie Wasiuta for
volunteering time at the Nature’s Calling event.
The Trail Project committee invites members from our community to join us as we move forward on our project. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hillside Beach Annual Yard Sale is Sunday August 6, from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. The Rainbow auction (License #: LGCA 8404 RF 40894) is back this year! Checkout the prize packages.
Reserve a site online and have the option to set-up in our reserved area at the front of the selling area.
Want to help at the event? See the volunteer opportunities.
Prairie By-Law Officer
RCMP - Powerview