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2018 Draws to a Close

In a few days it will be 2019.   The lake has been frozen since the third week of November, earlier than usual, and 2018 was a year filled with significant changes for Renaissance Lac Brome.  In April we were fortunate to be able to hire a permanent employee, Anaïs Renaud, through collaboration with the OBV-Yamaska, (Yamaska Watershed Organization).  Having a regular employee who is a biologist has been of great help in pursuing activities … Read more…

Lake conditions 29 October 2018

November is once again upon us, with the usual rainy and cold weather. Most of the blazing fall colours are now on the ground but, unfortunately, the cyanobacteria blooms have not taken a holiday. RBL received reports from some residents about the presence of cyanobacteria on October 29. This is exceptional for this time of year. Throughout most of October the lake maintained a somewhat ‘’greenish’’ colour, despite the drop in water … Read more…

Not-so-good news: the lake has somewhat changed colour.

Beginning last Friday, September 14, we began to observe the deterioration of the colour in the lake. The Renaissance Brome Lake team (RBL) immediately set out determine the clarity of the water in the deepest part of the lake with its Secchi monitoring disk. This part of the lake is known as the ‘’fosse’’, or pit (the deepest part of the lake). The results showed a clarity level of 1.8 metres in depth, which means that we must keep an eye on the … Read more…

Pierre Beaudoin’s leaving!

After having devoted a good deal of my volunteer time for over a decade to the cause of the water quality of Brome Lake and its tributaries, my family and I are leaving the region. This means that I will be resigning my function as secretary of the board of Renaissance Brome Lake (RBL), effective July 31, 2018. I would like to sincerely thank all the citizens who believe in the importance of the lake and its ecosystems and who are part of this … Read more…

Awards: Marc. E. Decelles and Edward A. Whitcher

At its annual general meeting (AGM) on May 12, 2018, Renaissance Lac Brome presented Marc E. Decelles with his prestigious Hommage Award (awarded posthumously). Renaissance Brome Lake as well as several other associations in our region could not have been better served over the years than they have been by someone as dedicated and determined as Marc Decelles. For over forty years, he has been a living example of the volunteer stewardship our … Read more…

Public Meeting May 12

This is an annual Rendez-Vous not to be missed by anyone who has the health of the lake at heart. Don't miss three special presentations: latest news about the lake, Rusty Crayfish project and Walleye portrait. RBL will provide a special Recognition Award to someone in our community that over the years made the difference. Bring your neighbours along with you. Saturday, May 12 2018, Centre Communautaire Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria, 9:30 A.M. … Read more…

Update: Faubourg Lac-Brome Project

April 4, 2018:   A register will not be held on the Faubourg Lac-Brome project since the promoter has obtained enough signatures in support of the project.  Read the whole article in the Cowansville Guide, here:  … Read more…

Notice of elections

PLEASE NOTE that all members in good standing of Renaissance Brome Lake may elect board members to 7 of the 12 posts on the board of directors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018. In accordance with the general rules and regulations (please visit our Website at: www.renaissancelbl.com), these posts are to be filled by citizen members in good standing who reside in one or the other towns … Read more…

Faubourg Lac-Brome: impact studies demanded

More than 110 people attended the public consultation meeting about the Faubourg Lac-Brome project on the site of the former Brome Lake golf course, convened by the Town on Saturday morning, December 9, 2017, from 11 am to 1:30 pm.  The presentations dealt with the regulatory framework and the project itself. Citizens had the opportunity to express their views and ask questions about this significant project that will transform 64 hectares at … Read more…

New residential development in Foster

An important residential development project was recently announced for the former Golf Lac-Brome site at the corner of routes 243 and 215. According to the plans, the site will have some 51 new residences, two commercial lots, two sedimentation basins and two small parks. There will be no basic infrastructure services such as water and sewage. Strategically located at the entrance to Ville de Lac-Brome and the historic site known as Gable … Read more…