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            Bugs in implementation of a new provincial Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) has delayed December benefit payments for approximately 170 families in the City of Kawartha Lakes. This includes basic needs and shelter allowances.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 00:00

If you bring ‘em—they will take ‘em

            Residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes can bring their “naturally grown” Christmas trees to any city landfill site to be composted, after the holidays.

            However, you have to bring them to the landfill yourselves. Christmas trees will NOT be collected with waste and recycling in at-the-curb pick-up.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Meet “Recon” (Short for Reconnaissance)


This is "Recon" - newly named.


             On Oct. 20, we asked you to name our recently acquired police service dog.  Your engagement was overwhelming, and over

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Meet your CKL Candidates for Mayor


Bill Denby: The man who already would be king

            He has called himself “Kawartha’s most wanted” (a reference to several run-ins with police, including an Oct. 11 arrest for breaching a court order and landlord-tenant issues), “Mayor-elect Bill” and even “Mayor Bill”—and he has stirred up controversy throughout this election with his confrontational, over-the-top approach.

            But at Bobcaygeon’s Oct. 8 all-candidates meeting, Denby kept that aspect of his personality largely in check, and projected a surprising air of reasonableness, later telling the Promoter he’s convinced he has the election wrapped up.

            Denby is a local businessman and landlord, with no previous municipal government experience, who says he’s out to

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

From My Perch

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 It happens every election time. Candidates find some of their signs and posters defaced or stolen.  Sometimes it’s just “teenagers on a joyride straight to hell,” as my brother used to say about himself, and me.
    But often it’s a deliberate subversion of the electoral process, somebody trying to give their candidate a leg-up by ruining or removing a rival’s signs.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Meet the candidates

    Here are the opportunities to meet your candidates that we are currently aware of:
Saturday, Sept. 6, at 4 pm: Dianne Lister is hosting a meet-the-candidates session at her home in Bobcaygeon’s Edgewater Condominiums. Ward 7 candidate Steve Clarke and Ward 13 candidate Pat Warren will both be there to take people’s questions and state their positions on current municipal issues. If you are interested, email Dianne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 am—All-candidates meeting at the Galway Hall, 579 Galway Road. Hosted by the Galway Area Ratepayers’ Association Inc.
Monday, Sept. 22, from 7 pm—All-candidates meeting for Municipality of Trent Lakes at the Buckhorn Community Centre.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 7:30 pm—Meet the mayoral and local council candidates for the Fenelon Falls area at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre. Sponsored by the Fenelon Falls and Area Chamber of Commerce and The Promoter.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 7:30 pm—Meet the mayoral and local council candidates for the Bobcaygeon area at the Bobcaygeon-Verulam Community Centre. Sponsored by the Bobcaygeon and Area Chamber of Commerce and The Promoter.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

How to work the 2014 Municipal Election

    The City of Kawartha Lakes is now accepting applications from people seeking temporary work around the 2014 Municipal Election.
    You can submit application forms online by filling out the form at: www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/ElectionJobs.
    Once the application has been completed a short examination will follow. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can get an application form from any of the Municipal Service Centres, City Hall, or the Clerk’s Office.
    Positions Available:

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Candidates for CKL and Trent Lakes

As of publishing date: Friday September 5 2014


    If you want to throw your hat into the ring for municipal election—or if your name is already on the list and you’re getting cold feet—you still have a chance to act.
    Friday, September 12 at 2 pm is the deadline for filing a nomination—or for withdrawing your nomination.
    Here is your list of nominees for municipal election in the City of Kawartha Lakes and in the Municipality of Trent Lakes as we were going to press—with contact information as supplied by the municipalities:

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