By Pat Warren
PROVINCE SEEKS SUSTAINABILITY: Ontario wants municipalities to develop Corporate Energy Management Plans—which should help lower emissions while lowering costs to the municipality. That means the city will
A Core Service Review staff report on policing to Kawartha Lakes council shows that even though 17 percent of the total city budget is spent on policing, CKL policing costs are actually lower than most other municipalities in Ontario.
This despite the fact that OPP policing costs for the area outside Lindsay and the former Ops township doubled this year due to
Bev Matthews and John Bannon
By Glenna Burns
NEGLECTING A 400-ACRE LEGACY: According to Buckhorn Estates resident Drew Milligan, the Trent Severn Waterway has “dropped the ball” in its responsibility to care for a legacy of 400 acres bequeathed to the federal agency in the late 1990s. Late farmer, Ralph Chase, left the
And back to the original writer
Thank you for your reply (Another side of the story, June 3, page 6) to my letter re: the Buckhorn Community Improvement Plan (With a Capital B, May 20, page 4).
Your reply is fair and respectful, unlike the reply I received from our township mayor. Apparently we, the citizens of Trent Lakes, are not supposed to
Peter Franzen stopped by our office last week to clear up some misconceptions regarding the neighbouring property to the Kinmount Fish Farm (Fish farm frustration, June 3, page 9).
Peter told us he did not sell the property adjacent to the fish farm to Dudman Construction (as we reported), but rather to
Everyone is invited to Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham’s Town Hall meetings this summer, where he will offer an update on the Core Service Reviews that have taken place over the last year.
A question-and-answer period following Letham’s presentation at each meeting, will give people a
The proposed Dewdney Mountain Farms mega-quarry development loomed large on Trent Lakes council again June 21.
The appellant group that has been fighting the quarry development adjacent to Nogies Creek brought an eight-paragraph letter to council expressing concerns over
By John Bird, editor
City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham took on a super-hero-sized—and thankless—task when he initiated the Core Service Review (CSR) shortly after taking office in 2015.
Watching him in action June 21 at the Omemee town hall update on the CSR—and knowing this was just
It seems the “dump card” issue just won't go away for Trent Lakes council—and that has Mayor Bev Matthews upset.
Gary Firth addressed council in an attempt to clarify his problem when his tax bill carrying his dump card failed to
Helga Dickob and her husband Karl have been fighting for years to save a creek that is the main water source for their Kinmount Fish Farms from the neighbouring activities of an aggregate pit operated by Dudman Construction Ltd.
The creek traverses the aggregate extraction area and flows west to adjoining properties—the nearest one being the
Nobody at Kawartha Lakes council wanted a tax-rate increase of 8.1 percent this year. And nobody wants the proposed hikes of 4.3 percent each year from 2017 to 2021.
That’s why, more than a year ago, Mayor Andy Letham instituted a detailed
WALMART IS IN: City council approved the zoning amendment from the Planning Committee on May 11 to accommodate Walmart’s request for additional grocery space for their proposed Lindsay store.
Mason Homes can now prepare the site and allow Fieldgate Development to proceed with construction of the Walmart store. Mason Homes will also develop residential homes in the vicinity.
CKL-CUPE deal: The city and over 500 CUPE Local 855 employees have
Since last August, I’ve been following the process that led to the transfer of Chiminis (Big/Boyd Island) from private ownership into the non-profit hands of the Kawartha Land Trust.
From my perch it was such a feel-good story. That big, beautiful
The town hall meeting in Bobcaygeon May 5, for Wards 13 and 7, was at times positive (the beach, houseboats, trails), at times negative (water rates, the sunshine list), and even at times a little ugly (taxes, firefighters and roads).
Ward 13 Councillor Kathleen Seymour-Fagan started the meeting with the