After more than four years of staff work and community consultations, Kawartha Lakes Council has approved the city’s secondary plans, paving the way for economic growth and development in the city’s urban areas.
Passing the secondary plans is critical to
By Glenna Burns
Trent Lakes municipality wants to divert more than the current 49.38 percent of waste from landfills. And according to a survey conducted for Trent Lakes this past summer by Cambium Inc., residents want increased recycling and diversion of waste too.
But that may mean instituting a “pay as you throw’”
It wasn’t the threatened 12.33 percent tax hike that City of Kawartha Lakes council has been talking about the last couple of months. But on Dec. 10, council still approved an 8.15 percent tax hike for 2016.
“I don’t believe this is
The branding slogan “Beautiful Buckhorn” could become the focus for renewing the hamlet and turning it into a significant tourist destination.
The village will be in for rebranding and renewal if
By Pat Warren
The City of Kawartha Lakes is looking at a big jump in the cost for Ontario Provincial Police services in its rural areas for 2016, after Ontario changed the method of billing municipalities for policing.
The increase will only affect
WIND OPPOSITION BRINGS COURT ACTION: Council is challenging a “bad faith” ruling that ordered it to pay $55,000 to “wpd,” a wind-power development company.
In August, council passed an "unwilling host" bylaw stop access to
Non-action spoke louder than words as Kawartha Lakes Council voted Oct. 13 to simply “receive” a letter from Trent Lakes Mayor Bev Matthews asking the city to
Facing budget estimates that show a 12.59 percent tax pressure for 2016, Kawartha Lakes council will hold a special meeting Oct. 22 to go over next year’s proposed operating and capital budgets.
“We can’t continue to
The 11th and last in The Kawartha Promoter’s ongoing Q-and-A series with the federal election candidates for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock (HKLB). Please vote.
QUESTION:Thank you all for your thoughtful responses to our questions in the last 10 issues of the paper. Please give us a summary of
By John Bird, editor
When you read my next column, our country will be in a brand new political situation.
It’s very likely we’ll have a new minority government, but whether
NAY TO QUARRY EXPANSION: Trent Lakes Council voted to “not support” a proposed expansion and increased hours for Harvey Ridge Quarry near Bass Lake, and will forward their decision to the
Tempus fugit for Boyd Island
As chair of the Boyd Island Project Committee (BIPC) I take this opportunity to update you on the status of our project. The BIPC is a committee of volunteers working with Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) to accept a donation of Boyd Island for long-term stewardship.
Boyd Island is a 1,170-acre property in the
With Ward 6 Councillor Doug Elmslie arguing if the city didn’t choose a $10-million Colborne-Street-bridge option, it would be battling developers at the Ontario Municipal Board, Kawartha Lakes council bit the bullet and supported the Colborne bridge.
Not everyone agreed. Councillors
The tenth in The Kawartha Promoter’s ongoing Q-and-A series with the federal election candidates for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock (HKLB). Clip this for voting reference.
QUESTION: How should Canada be responding to refugees in general, and the Syrian refugee crisis in particular, and as MP, how would you help implement that response?
William MacCallum, Green Party
The Green Party of Canada would