If Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham hoped to head off a brouhaha at an April 2 public meeting in Fenelon Falls about closing the Baddow Fire Station, he soon found he was trying to accomplish the impossible.
Letham opened the meeting by announcing he would
The ghosts of 19 former municipalities (one town, five villages and 13 townships) are still haunting the City of Kawartha Lakes 15 years after it was forced into existence by a provincial amalgamation decree.
The fallout to this shotgun wedding has been
MISSING AND DROWNED—One person was confirmed drowned and a second was still missing at press time after a canoe capsized in Pigeon Lake on Sunday, April 3. Three persons paddled out onto the windy lake near Victoria Place sometime after 5 pm to retrieve a pedal boat that had drifted away. One person made it back to shore, the body
By Glenna Burns
The Dewdney Mountain Farms (DMF) quarry development has been slowed down once again.
Trent Lakes council has decided not to enter into an agreement with DMF owner Paul Richie to build a new
COUNTY TAX JUMP— Property owners can expect to pay the county 4.22 percent more in taxes for 2016. In presenting Trent Lakes council with his annual report, Gary King, CAO for Peterborough County, said the increase will mean approximately
The City of Kawartha Lakes’ decision last fall to close the Baddow Fire Station has raised quite a ruckus—including a petition against the closure—but city Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst told council March 15 he still absolutely stands by his decision.
While he recognized the issue would be “emotional,
I was moved recently by a media release from the Kawartha Lakes Police. It told of a “distraught man” who came to the front lobby of the police station in Lindsay, demanding that the police shoot him.
“On several occasions,” they said, the 34-year-old male “made reference to grabbing for an officers’
GAS YES—Enbridge representatives told Kawartha Lakes council March 15 they’re still confident they can bring natural gas to Fenelon Falls this year—and Bobcaygeon next year—despite blocking by the provincial Ministry of Transportation that has forced new routes. MTO said no to
Facing a 15 percent decrease in calls for both the Bobcaygeon and Omemee fire stations, the Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service has decided to move the three full-time staff in each of the two stations to Lindsay, and to rely on
WHAT, ME WORRY?—The Municipality ofTrent Lakes “is in a very good (financial) position; there is nothing to be concerned about,” Richard Steiginga, partner with Collins Barrow chartered accountants, told council at its March 15 meeting as he delivered the 2015 Consolidated
Trent Lakes council passed the municipality’s 2016 budget March 1 with a residential tax rate increase of 3.57 percent—which doesn’t include Peterborough County and education assessments, still to come.
That assessment for Trent Lakes’ share of the property taxes works out to
By Pat Warren
Kawartha Lakes has joined 90 other Ontario municipalities—including neighbouring Oak Ridges Moraine’s Cavan-Monaghan—in saying N-O to further wind and solar power development in the province.
Ward 15 Councillor Mary Ann Martin’s resolution to ask the
Seniors in Trent Lakes are looking for more access to doctors, respite care, communal and affordable housing, transportation, biking and hiking trails and social support systems.
This according to a survey and report to the
When Elder Doug Williams, Mississauga Anishinaabe former chief from Curve Lake First Nation and PHD advisor at Trent University, talks about treaties he wants everyone to listen and understand.
Williams was raised on the Kawartha Lakes, fishing and bartering the catch. Fifty years ago First Nation fishers were called