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Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

CKL council says NO to solar farms

            They came—more than 70 CKL residents concerned about proposed solar farms in their back yards.

            They spoke. They clapped. They cheered.

            And Kawartha Lakes City Council listened—and

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

Don’t kill the bears

By Glenna Burns

“Bears have a lot of support in our area,” said Mayor Bev Matthews at the Aug. 11 Trent Lakes Council meeting.

She added that the Kawartha Promoter article “Trent Lakes acts to keep bears and summer residents apart” (July 24, page 9), had prompted

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

Election Insight--Climate Change

The seventh 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: What is the federal government's role and responsibility in addressing climate change, and what, specifically, must it do to fulfill its responsibility?

Jamie Schmale, Conservative Party

            Our fresh water, big

            If you live in Trent Lakes municipality (or North Kawartha), in the County of Peterborough, then you have just switched federal ridings.

            In the last federal election—and up until the current election was called—you voted in the federal riding of

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

Quarry haul route—all will be revealed

By Glenna Burns

Responding to public concerns about transparency, Trent Lakes Council emerged from a closed session Aug. 11 to announce that “a delegation will be received from Dewdney Mountain Farm regarding a proposed haul route for the DMF quarry” at the Sept. 1 regular council meeting.

Mayor Bev Matthews said the municipality had received phone calls and emails about this agenda issue—with some asking

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

Ron Taylor climbs ladder to CKL CAO

            Kawartha Lakes has bumped its Director of Development Services, Ron Taylor, up to replace Mark Fisher as the city’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

            Taylor, who has been the City’s Director of Development Services since

By Glenna Burns

            After hearing from both Peterborough Utilities Inc. (PUI) and Montreal-based Hydromega, Trent Lakes council has decided to support PUI’s proposal for the Buckhorn Hydro Project.

            At its Aug. 11 meeting, council decided the PUI proposal was the least invasive to the site, and offered the added appeal of

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:00

Election Insight-Agriculture

The sixth 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 do you see the role of sustainable, family-based farming in this riding, and what will you

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:00

From My Perch

By John Bird

            So we’re into the longest federal election campaign in Canadian history. Let the games begin.

            Or rather, let them continue. We’ve already been in an unofficial campaign for months. (Are we ever

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:00

Multi-million dollar fix for Buckhorn bridges

            As part of its pre-election spending announcements, the federal government has committed $1.1 million for the County of Peterborough to upgrade the Lower Buckhorn and Trent Canal Bridges.

            These are the two adjacent bridges on

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