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
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
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
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
Kawartha Lakes did not support a City of Kingston call for a basic or Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) for everyone, even though
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
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
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
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
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
After increasing water rates by 10 percent in May, Kawartha Lakes council will be raising them by an additional 4.8 percent in 2016.
The increase will help build up
The Trent Lakes Dec. 1 council meeting was packed with citizen volunteers fuming over recent confusion about whether independent boards are insured under the
COME ON AND TAKE A FREE RIDE: Lindsay Transit is offering free rides from Monday, Dec. 7 to Saturday, Dec. 19.“During this free two-week period we are able to gather important planning information about ridership numbers, time of use and
To lower the overall tax burden, Kawartha Lakes council has cancelled the planned expansion of the Bobcaygeon Library— and the $500,000 now reserved for the project will be used for rural road resurfacing.
Executive committee recommended Nov. 5 that the project be