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            Let me say this as clearly as I can:

BLACK LIVES MATTER

            All lives matter. Of course they do—including the lives of police officers like the

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

From the heartland—and the heart

By Glenna Burns

            City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham chaired a very orderly and citizen friendly “special council information meeting” at City Hall on June 27.

            In a two-and-a-half hour, open-mic session focusing on the Core Service Review, citizens spoke “from the heart” about the

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

Good news at CKL—There’s a surplus

By Pat Warren

            The City of Kawartha Lakes had a financial surplus of $1,489,152 last year, city Treasurer Carolyn Daynes told council July 5 when she presented the audited financial statement for 2015.

            She explained the surplus is due to money-saving changes in the

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

Heritage homes—A love story

By Max Miller, publisher

            I live on a beautiful street. Every morning and evening as I drive along it, the variety of homes piques my interest. There are small ones, large, old, new, traditional and contemporary. Most seem well loved and cared for.

            A few weeks ago a fence went up around one of my favourites. It was a beautiful, stately, blonde-brick century home, with many windows and a graceful

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

Kawartha Lakes Roundup-July 15, 2016

NEW BURN PERMITS—AND FEE HIKES: New By Law 2016-110 comes into effect July 1, with two new burn permits and new fees. The Agricultural Special Burn Permit ($40 a year) allowsopen-air burning on a farm property for fires greater than 3 X 3 metres. The Long Term Special Burn Permit ($40) is for

            It’s a classic Catch-22.

            The City of Kawartha Lakes Development Services department is too understaffed to properly help the public with permits. Whether through overwork, or a general culture of bureaucratic

Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:00

From my perch—Canada Day, 2016

            I’m a thankful Canadian today.

            I’m thankful for the wonder and bounty of this land where we live and breathe and have our being.

            I’m especially thankful for this beautiful Kawartha region where I was born, and where I continue to hang my hat.

            I’m thankful, too, that we live in peace,

Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:00

Shoulders paved here

By Glenna Burns

            All roadway construction projects will have paved shoulders for biking and walking, according to proposals in Peterborough County’s new Active Transportation Master Plan.

            The county is beginning the public-input process on its active transportation plan with its first

Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:00

Have your say on closures

By Pat Warren

            Kawartha Lakes council will be making some difficult decisions on July 12 regarding closures of service centres and community centres. It’s part of the city’s year-plus-long Core Service Review.

            But first, members of the public get to have their say. Everyone can

By Peter Howard, Bobcaygeon

            As we approach July 1 and Canada Day celebrations, I am struck by the number of Canadian flags that have appeared once again in our village. This is encouraging as things weren't always this way.

            I can remember traveling to the New England states and remarking to friends about the ubiquitous presence of Old

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