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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Act fast to get input to rural transit group

            The City of Kawartha Lakes’ newly-created Rural Transit Task Force has already launched an online survey to get feedback from city residents and business owners on rural transit and whether they would pay for the it on their municipal tax bills.

            In fact, they want your responses by

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Expect load restrictions

            Truckers take note. Load weights will be restricted to five-tonnes-per-axle on most secondary roads throughout

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Kawartha Lakes council briefs

By Pat Warren

  • Amersco Canada presented council with the findings from its Energy Management Conservation and Infrastructure Renewal Study. Council contracted the company last year to look at ways for the city to save money by conserving energy, thereby freeing funds that could be applied to improve

By Glenna Burns

            City of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough County and Trent Lakes joined into one voice to protest low aggregate royalties and high road-repair costs due to aggregate haulage at a Feb. 24 roads conference in Toronto.

            They were looking for 50

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Sherk steps down

            The City of Kawartha Lakes’ Director of Economic Development, Lance Sherk, has resigned his position to focus on politics. Sherk, who served ad director from 2012, is vying with David Marquis for the Liberal nomination in the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock riding.

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Quarries lower property values: Study

By Glenna Burns

            When quarries go in, property values go down, according to a January 2014 study by Lansink Appraisals and Consulting.

            The study, which focused on regions of south-central Ontario where large quarries have been operating, found that properties decreased in value from

By Diane Engelstad

            One letter-writer to The Promoter says she is “appalled” by provincial plans to update the sex-ed curriculum (see Village Voice). But Dave Lyons, Healthy Active Living Consultant for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB), says the board is “not aware of

            A new strategy piloted in Bobcaygeon to help people living with dementia—“the blue umbrella program”—is attracting attention and interest across the province and country.

            So David Webster, executive director for the local Alzheimer Society, is moving to

            The Sturgeon Lake Thunder Atom Black team won three straight shut-outs against

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Help protect the Oak Ridges Moraine

            The Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership is hosting two public meetings to discuss how to increase protection of the area when the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt conservation plans come up for review in the near future.

            The geographically-based meetings will bring champions of the moraine and greenbelt together to

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