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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:12

Remembering and Honouring Indigenous women

            Members of the Bobcaygeon Truth and Reconciliation group gathered at the intersection of CKL Roads 36 and 49 on Oct. 4 to mark a day to remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

After many years of growing pressure and concern, the federal government has announced an inquiry into this situation.

Indigenous women are three-to-four times more likely to die a violent death than Canadian women in general.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 21:40

TL makes bylaw officers of Parks Canada staff

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

            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

Kawartha Lakes roundup - Dec. 16, 2016

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

Judge considers leave to appeal on quarry

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

Is it the end for Caygeon’s Beach Trailer Park?

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

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

            Not everyone will agree with me on this (I’m looking at you, Social Media Party), but Kawartha Lakes is fortunate to have Andy Letham as mayor.

            He’s an honest, caring person, with an ability to see the big picture and the character to do what needs to be done—rare qualities in a politician.

            The city has been living beyond its means from the get-go by

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:39

Fenelon gets strategic—and you can help

            The Fenelon Falls Downtown Revitalization Committee, chaired by Joe Willems, has produced a draft strategic planning document for downtown revitalization in Fenelon Falls—and the citizens group, Fenelon Forward, is looking for input both now and at its Jan. 11 meeting at St. James Church (7 pm).

            Fenelon Forward is asking:

Do you

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 20:52

All is forgiven for Twin Mountain sledders

By Glenna Burns

            Larry Hulsmans’ hat-in-hand approach to Trent Lakes council asking forgiveness on a penalty on a building permit issued to the Twin Mountains Snowmobile Club (TMSC), paid off Dec. 6.

            Hulsmans explained to council how he had misunderstood the procedure for permits and received some incorrect

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