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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 21:40

By Glenna Burns

            Trent Lakes council agreed, Dec. 6, to give provincial park wardens the power to enforce municipal parking bylaws on Beaver Lake Road near an entrance to Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park.

            Park warden Paul Smith, representing the park, had asked whether council would “support the possibility of wardens becoming by-law enforcers for that particular location?”

            He told council it has been difficult to enforce the parking rules, especially near

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 21:33

            Clear bag waste collection becomes mandatory in the City of Kawartha Lakes on Jan. 1—full stop.

            Henceforth from then, private homes, businesses and all other organizations and institutions that receive curbside collection will have to use clear bags for their waste. 

            The clear bags can include one opaque grocery bag for private waste (whatever

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 21:22

PARK PLANS MEETING: Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture Division is holding a public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20, 6-8 pm, at the Lindsay Recreation Complex, to discuss park-use trends and gather input for several south Lindsay parks. Your input will help create a master plan for Memorial Park and retrofit plans for George Street, Nayoro, Riverview, Manorview, Dormer, Hamilton and Marlene James parks. Contact Ryan Smith at 705-324-9411, ext. 1176 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BETTER BUSES: Starting in December, Lindsay Transit is

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 21:21

By Glenna Burns

            Eric Gillespie, the lawyer for the appellants against the Ontario Municipal Board ruling on the proposed Dewdney mega quarry east of Bobcaygeon, presented their case at Newmarket Court on Friday, Dec. 9.

            Judge Mark Edwards needs to find one error of

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:52

By Pat Warren

            City of Kawartha Lakes staff suggest the city should get out running the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Trailer Park.

            A staff report presented at the Nov. 29 meeting gives council several different options to choose from when it bites the bullet and decides

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:49

By Glenna Burns

            Planners behind a proposed 16-lot shoreline development on Pigeon Lake told Trent Lakes Council Dec. 6 that the project will address concerns about lake access for First Nations people, and about habitat for the threatened Blandings turtle.

            EcoVue consultant Heather Sadler outlined the proposed 16-lot plan site on Buffalo Bay, near Nichols Cove Road. The property is owned by 2344283 Ont. Inc. and represented by Peter (Bedros) Avedian.

            Sadler told council that because of concern for threatened species on the site, especially the

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