The province’s announcement it’s suspending its program to encourage solar farms and wind farms (Large Renewable Energy Procurement) must be bittersweet for Manvers Wind Concerns (MWC).
That citizens group has been fighting a furious but losing battle against four wind-farm projects on the Oak Ridges Moraine since well before
Maryam Monsef, seated with her niece, Leila Taheri, Leila’s parents Mina Monsef and Mehdi Taheri (centre standing), plus sister Mehrangiz Monsef and mother Soriya Basir-Monsef.
Peterborough (including Trent Lakes) MP Maryam Monsef was not born in Herat, Afghanistan—as she has always claimed. According a Globe and Mail article published Sept. 22, she was actually born in Mashhad, Iran.
As Monsef’s arrival with her mother and siblings in Canada as refugees from Afghanistan has long been a
By Pat Warren
For many years some people viewed it as black hole of expense, but now the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport (KLMA) is actually breaking even—and bringing business to Kawartha Lakes.
The airport board has hired the management company, the Loomex Group, to help make the facility more profitable.
Bob Hunter, a marketing and business-development manager with Loomex, outlined to
OWN LAWYER IS INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER: TL council on the recommendation of staff has appointed their own municipal lawyer, John M. Ewart as the new Integrity Commissioner. Since 2012, Ewart and his firm Ewart O’Dwyer of Peterborough have specialized in municipal law. Councillor Peter Raymond asked whether appointing a municipal employee was a conflict of
WATER MAINS—The Small Communities Fund of New Building Canada is giving over $5 million to support a six-year project to replace ageing small-diameter cast-iron water mains in Lindsay. Cast-iron mains, especially those over
Ward 6 Councillor Doug Elmslie’s motion to remove the land where the old Fenelon Falls arena once stood from a list of surplus properties was defeated at council Aug. 30.
Elmslie argued that the downtown-Fenelon property, which currently is being used for the local farmers market, should be
By Glenna Burns
Many important Ontario Municipal Board hearings and decisions have been based on the presence of “threatened” Blanding's turtles on wetland sites slated for development or mining.
One hearing that began Sept. 13 in Woodview is the Fraser Wetlands case on Stoney Lake. Another ongoing issue is the Dewdney Mountain Farms mega quarry development near Nogies Creek.
Success in saving such areas from development and environmental destruction rests almost solely on the
Library staff in Bethany and Kirkfield will help with municipal permits and information as Kawartha Lakes closes its Service Centres in those two villages.
Council approved July 12 the Core Service recommendation to move assets and human resources of the Bethany and Kirkfield Service Centres into the remaining
Picard Lake cottagers want Trent Lakes to keep an 11-acre parcel described as Block 20 on Picard Lake (west of Highway 507) as “open space”—the way it has been since 1985.
Joanne Brown told council on behalf of the cottagers association July 12 that lake residents have come to
It appears Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham was listening during his flurry of town hall meetings throughout city communities earlier this month. He came to council July 12 with a memo on community centres—which council approved—that gives more weight to community needs, and not just
Kawartha Lakes council approved a July 12 motion by Mayor Andy Letham asking CAO Ron Taylor to do the impossible: figure out how to cut $2.5 million from the budget next year—with minimal disruption to existing service levels.
But not before Ward 6 Councillor Doug Elmslie had asked where
Law enforcement, not racism
I am writing this email to address some of the untruths in your article of July 15 (From my perch, page 3).
Firstly, I agree totally that ALL LIVES MATTER. I disagree that there is systemic racism within police services both in the United States and in Canada. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
I recognize that not all police shootings are justified, but 99 percent have been
A local Truth and Reconciliation group in Bobcaygeon is joining with First Nations peoples and other groups across Canada to learn the truth about Canadian colonialism and First Nations-settler relations—and to find ways to reconcile and move forward.
In conjunction with a successful showing of
Kawartha Lakes council quashed a motion July 5 by Ward 6 Councillor Doug Elmslie to delay the planned closure of the Baddow Fire Hall until a decision has been made on the Coboconk Fire Hall.
As reported earlier this year, council had agreed to a