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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 00:00

Are CKL’s 27 water systems sustainable?

By Pat Warren

            Water-and-sewage rates are projected to continue rising by four percent a year for the foreseeable future—until or unless more growth occurs.

            A 2011 provincially mandated study of rates by Watson and Associates factored in a significant growth rate in water users. More growth in the areas on municipal systems allows for

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 00:00

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NORTHWEST TRUNK PAYOFF: When Mason Homes begins construction on 80 new homes as part of the final phase of its Cloverlea project, it will be the first major development to

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 00:00

Monsef’s Trent Lakes office

            Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef now has a (very) part-time office to serve constituents in Trent Lakes. You’ll find it at the Trent Lakes municipal office, 760 Peterborough County Road 36, and it’s open the second

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 00:00

Trent Lakes has at provincial ministers

By Glenna Burns

            Trent Lakes mayor and councilors journeyed to Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for the conference of the Ontario Good Roads Association and the Rural Ontario Municipal Association—and once again attempted to

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 00:00

CKL council says nay to GAI

By Pat Warren

            Kawartha Lakes did not support a City of Kingston call for a basic or Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) for everyone, even though

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 00:00

Don’t close Burnt River library

            Burnt River cottager and Toronto resident Halina Ostrovski isn’t buying CKL Chief Librarian David Harvie’s argument that closing the Burnt River library branch will “improve library services by identifying under-performing branches and promoting better efficiencies in library operations.”

            Ostrovski feels the closure “is a

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 00:00

Fewer arenas and community halls

            As part of the city’s ongoing Core Service Review, council endorsed a staff report before Christmas to reduce the number of municipally-owned and operated arenas and community halls, beginning in 2016.

            “These are service-level

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 00:00

Kawartha Lakes roundup

SEEKING MEMBERS FOR TASK FORCE:CKL has a number of openings on its Planning Approvals Task Force, created last October to address concerns and develop solutions for improving the planning approval process. “We want to

By Glenna Burns

            After more than two decades on council, Trent Lakes’ newest mayor, Bev Matthews, says she finds this the “the most un-political council I have ever worked with. In other words we try to

Friday, 11 December 2015 00:00

Core Services Review update

By Pat Warren

LIBRARIES CLOSING: The Library Board will close some under-used libraries, and consolidate services at other nearby branches. The Cambray, Burnt River and Carden libraries have few users and some of the buildings have mould. In Cambray, more people already use

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