Members of the Lake of the Woods Distrrict Property Owners Association are pleased to report the province has decided not to decomission the Turtle Portage boat lift on Lake of the Woods. It connects Whitefish Bay with Turtle Lake.
A message from the cottagers association says more consultations on the future of the portage are set for the spring. Still, the ministry notes their concerns with the existing structure, as well as the annual costs to keep it running remain.
As a result, staff from the ministry will be engaging the public, municipalities and user groups next spring and summer to hear about -- and discuss options -- for the portage, prior to making a final decision.
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