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Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Kawartha Lakes Roundup: June 17, 2016

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

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

One force to police them all?

By Pat Warren

            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

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Trent Lakes Roundup--June 17, 2016

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

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Village Voice—160617

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

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Whoops—Something’s fishy

            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

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Y’all come—To Mayor’s Town Halls

            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

By Glenna Burns

            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

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

CKL mayor’s thankless task

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

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Dump Card has legs

By Glenna Burns

            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

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Fish farm frustration

By Glenna Burns

            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

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