Mayor O’Mara’s Fall 2019 Update Letter

Dan O’Mara sends the following update:

Hope everyone is settling into the Fall Period… I would imagine most of you have closed up their places on Lake Temagami… Not too much to report but we are asking People who are on the Lake to continue to monitor their Areas as this is a period of time we have had issues… Hopfully things are changing and we can have a crime free Fall….

I will be starting some of the TLA checks soon and when out there will do some checks around some of your places. If there is anything specific let me know…

We are receiving a lot of negative feedback about the location of the Lake Watch Sign we installed on Forestry Island across from the Town docks to cover off travel from the Town Access. We had difficulty finding a good location and we will now will have to discuss a new location for it at the next Police Board meeting… The sign program is an important part of the Lake Watch Program! All other access points have signage installed… The numbers of break-ins on the Lake are down and some credit is given to this part of the Program… we will be looking for suggestions as to a better location so I hope people understand and give us some time to deal with the issue…



Strategic Planning Public Consultation Workbook – Municipality of Temagami (2019)

If you haven’t already done so, please consider completing the Strategic Planning Public Consultation Workbook – Municipality of Temagami (2019). It can be e-mailed to the Planning Consultant, Murray Morello, Senior Associate, Commerce Management Group at: If you have questions, he can be contacted by phone at: 705-690-7218.

September Water Levels on Lake Temagami

Mayor Dan O’Mara  offers  the following  information on the recent low water levels:

I have been getting questions about the low water levels… Below  is some information I received from the OPG:

” As you know, the weather is the biggest factor when it comes to water levels. OPG has been attempting to mitigate a hot, dry summer with very little inflows across many of our systems. On the Sturgeon River, Lake Temagami is currently near the lower end of the operating range due to the dry weather. Flow out of Cross Lake has been reduced over the past couple of weeks in order to maintain the summer range, and yesterday flow was further reduced to “0”. Please keep in mind that the Summer minimum level requirement ends on Saturday, September 7, at which point flow may be re-introduced at Cross Lake. As in the Spring with high water levels, we are once again attempting to balance the interests of those on Lake Temagami as well as downstream. Red Cedar Lake is also experiencing lower than normal water levels, and we must also take those residents and business owners into consideration while attempting to manage minimal amounts of rainfall and water in the system.

I am also providing a link to share with residents who may be interested in following along with levels and flows. It is updated every Thursday.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions.”

Kate Cantin
Stakeholder Relations Advisor |  Northeast Operations
Ontario Power Generation
(705) 267-7033 ext. 3707  |  705-266-5319  |
801 Mountjoy St. S. Timmins, ON P4N 7H1


Temagami Sunrise-Sunset Table: September 2019

Temagami loses over 3 minutes of daylight each day throughout the month. The autumnal equinox occurs Monday, September 23rd, at 3:50 am EDT. A printable pdf table for September sunrise and sunset times can be downloaded through the link below. Additional ephemeris data for Temagami is available online here.

Sunrise and Sunset Times for Temagami Island September 2019