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            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

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

Beautiful Buckhorn

By Glenna Burns

            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

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

Big jump in Kawartha Lakes OPP costs

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

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

CKL Roundup

By Pat Warren

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

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

CKL won’t pony up for Boyd Island

            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

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

CKL’s tax pressure set to explode

            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

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

Election Insight-Why vote for me

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

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

Editor's column: From My Perch—Why Vote?

 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

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