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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…

Please do not put your leaves in the lake!

Fall is upon us and with the warm weather we have been experiencing, most shoreline dwellers are no doubt busy preparing their flower beds for the winter months and raking leaves. Unfortunately, many residents, whether due to a lack of information or simple carelessness, continue to get rid of their raked leaves, garden plant wastes and even potting soils by dumping everything into the lake. This contributes to an increased level of phosphorous … Read more…

RBL announces the restoration of crucial habitats along Quilliams Brook

Quilliams Brook supplies almost 50% of the water that flows into Brome Lake. A major natural reserve helps filter the water before it reaches the lake. However, just above the natural reserve, an agricultural territory of nearly 100 hectares is in operation and needed to be upgraded to improve a unique habitat restoration project. In 2015, Renaissance Brome Lake put in place a three-year project to help improve habitats along the Quilliams. This … Read more…

Douglass Beach Swimming Area is re-open after a 24 hours closure

*** TBL Press release*** After a 24 hours closure, Douglass Beach Swimming Area is now open. Water shows a B rating. New tests will be done next week. After obtaining a "D" rating at the Tuesday sampling, the Town of Brome Lake has closed, July 19th, the access to the swimming area at Douglass Beach. Results of the sampling analysis conducted on Tuesday, July 18, showed that the bathing waters at Douglass Beach did not meet he bacteriological … Read more…

Water Flys

There is no doubt many of you who, at his period of time (June 28 – July 2), observed the thousands of dead insects floating along the shoreline of the lake. Many even thought that they were dead bugs, which might create some form of contamination. This is not the case. They are aquatic insects, day bugs or water flys, measuring about an inch, who die shortly after breeding. During this time of the year (end of June, beginning of July), the … Read more…

Rusty clayfish inventory!!!

We all know that Brome Lake has been invaded by industrial-size quantities of rusty crayfish. To meet this challenge, Renaissance Brome Lake and its partners are in the process of concocting a remedy to face this invasive species head-on, everywhere in the Yamaska River basin.   To start things off, we must determine the density of this species on a scientific basis. That is why, during the week of June 19, a species’ harvesting project covering … Read more…

Hélène Drouin, new president of RBL

RBL Board recently elected Hélène Drouin as its new president. Other officers elected were Pierre Fortier, vice-president, Diane Degré, treasurer and  Pierre Beaudoin, secretary. Other board members are Michel Delorme, Mélanie Bourassa-Forcier, Danielle Carter, Lucy Gagnon, Francine Duclos, Denis Fournier (West-Bolton), Nadia St-Laurent et Gary Richards (South-Stukely). Good Luck to everyone. … Read more…

Public Meeting, a success

About 80 people turned up at the RBL AGM on satruday, april 29. President Michel Delorme opened the meeting with a 20 minutes presentation that highlighted the association's achievements in 2016 including a video showing what has been accomplished on Quilliams creek. This was followed by the usual financial report and the nomination of accountants for next year. The election of officers to the board for 2017-1019 was chaired by board member, … Read more…