By Glenna Burns
The Ontario Municipal Board has given the proposed Dewdney Mountain Farms mega-quarry at Nogies Creek the go ahead again, after reviewing an appeal of an original board decision in favour of the quarry issued Feb. 5, 2015.
OMB member Chris Conti’s May 3 decision noted that
Lindsay is one step closer to a Walmart store in town after the Kawartha Lakes planning committee recommended council approve a zoning bylaw amendment at its May 24 meeting.
The amendment, requested by Mason Homes, will increase the grocery floor space permitted in a department store to accommodate the current Walmart-store design.
Mason Homes first raised the Walmart issue in 2005, when
CONDO CONUNDRUM: The word “condominium” roused the ire of many members of the Sandy Lake Cottagers Association who attended the public meeting at Trent Lakes on May 3. They feared a large condominium being constructed on 87 acres owned by the Smith family on Adam Cummings Road near Sandy Lake. But it was a misunderstanding, said family spokesperson, Brad Smith. “The family is trying to
The City of Kawartha Lakes’ ward system may be in for drastic changes.
Council considered seven options that City Clerk Judy Currins presented to them in a recent report—including
Trent Lakes council adopted the proposed Community Improvement Plan for beautifying Buckhorn that has been developed by MHBC urban designers and landscape architecture specialists.
The new plan, approved April 19, will offer financial
TOO MUCH FIRE TRUCK?:After learning failure to act now means their truck will cost about $60,000 more next year, council confirmed its earlier budgeted decision to purchase a new, $627,000 pumper/tanker for the currently-under-construction Bethany one-truck fire hall.Mayor Andy Letham expressed frustration about
By Glenna Crowe
The Trent Lakes Municipal Septic Re-inspection Program will begin in a few weeks, Matt Faris, a health inspector for the Peterborough City-County Health Unit told Trent Lakes council April 19.
The program is expected to take 10 years to complete. Inspectors will examine
Thursday, May 12, is the date for a final "feasibility meeting" to explore establishing a Community Foundation (CF) for the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County.
A well-focused CF, explains Mike Perry, one of the prime movers behind the idea and a New Democratic Party candidate in the last federal election, could “address
Recently Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay lost some of its crucial laboratory facilities. A portion of its scientific backup moved down the road to Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
As with many people who use the hospital in Lindsay, I had little idea what that move meant. I believed
So the New Democratic Party has voted Thomas Mulcair out.
I suppose they have many reasons for doing so, and I’m not privy to the inner workings of the party—or of any political party, for that matter.
But I can’t help but think—from my distant perch—that
SECOND BODY FOUND: Thirteen days after a canoe capsized in Pigeon Lake, OPP and other emergency personnel recovered the body of 28-year-old Angel Villeneuve-Steadman of Halton Hills. Villeneuve-Steadman, found April 16, was one of three people who had paddled out onto the lake, April 3, chasing a pedal boat that had drifted from shore. None of the occupants were wearing lifejackets, and only one person made it back to shore. Searchers recovered
Enbridge Gas and its environmental consulting firm, Stantec Consulting Ltd., will hold two drop-in-style information sessions about the proposed extension of a natural-gas pipeline to Fenelon Falls.
The first session will be from 5-8 pm, Tuesday, April 26, at the
By Pat Warren
Chip truck location remains an issue for many Bobcaygeon residents.
Bobcaygeon resident, Janet Jackson-Hill brought a petition from
Instead of releasing $100,000 requested by the CKL library board to support the Bobcaygeon Library expansion, CKL council has asked for further information.
Ward 4 Councillor and Library Board member Andrew