MEET YOUR CKL CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR
Bill Denby: The man who already would be king
He has called himself “Kawartha’s most wanted” (a reference to several run-ins with police, including an Oct. 11 arrest for breaching a court order and landlord-tenant issues), “Mayor-elect Bill” and even “Mayor Bill”—and he has stirred up controversy throughout this election with his confrontational, over-the-top approach.
But at Bobcaygeon’s Oct. 8 all-candidates meeting, Denby kept that aspect of his personality largely in check, and projected a surprising air of reasonableness, later telling the Promoter he’s convinced he has the election wrapped up.
Denby is a local businessman and landlord, with no previous municipal government experience, who says he’s out to
It happens every election time. Candidates find some of their signs and posters defaced or stolen. Sometimes it’s just “teenagers on a joyride straight to hell,” as my brother used to say about himself, and me. But often it’s a deliberate subversion of the electoral process, somebody trying to give their candidate a leg-up by ruining or removing a rival’s signs.
A pilot project in Bobcaygeon is helping people living with dementia to stay actively engaged with their community. The local Alzheimer Society’s Client Advisory Committee, which includes persons with dementia among its members, is piloting “Living Well With Dementia.”
The aim, says Executive Director David Webster, is to change the face of dementia by encouraging businesses and services in the community to support the unique needs of those living with it.
“I am so pleased that we have taken on this project,” says Susan, a member of the advisory committee who is also living with dementia. “I feel strongly that everyone should be able to remain active for as long as possible.”
“Our committee chose a blue umbrella as the symbol for the program,” says Pat Finkle, project coordinator, to indicate that several forms of dementia—including
There’s drive-thru coffee, drive-thru banking, and … yes … even drive-thru flu shots. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is offering a free ‘Drive-Thru’ Flu Shot Clinic in Lindsay on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The clinic, which will be held at Polito Ford Lincoln on Kent Street at Highway 7, is for people with medical conditions or special needs who find it difficult to attend a regular public flu shot clinic.
The City of Kawartha Lakes is now accepting applications from people seeking temporary work around the 2014 Municipal Election. You can submit application forms online by filling out the form at: www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/ElectionJobs. Once the application has been completed a short examination will follow. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can get an application form from any of the Municipal Service Centres, City Hall, or the Clerk’s Office. Positions Available:
As of publishing date: Friday September 5 2014
If you want to throw your hat into the ring for municipal election—or if your name is already on the list and you’re getting cold feet—you still have a chance to act. Friday, September 12 at 2 pm is the deadline for filing a nomination—or for withdrawing your nomination. Here is your list of nominees for municipal election in the City of Kawartha Lakes and in the Municipality of Trent Lakes as we were going to press—with contact information as supplied by the municipalities:
Citizens for Responsible Aggregate Development (CFRAD) showed the depth and breadth of the community support for its position when the group’s musical fundraiser, Limestone Blues, raised over $9,000 on Saturday, Aug. 23. “Good things happen when a community comes together for a place we love—the Kawarthas,” said Janet Klein, one of the appellants opposing the bylaw change that would allow the quarry. “The music and silent auction was over the top and your support for us will never be forgotten,” she said in an email on behalf of appellants, the Kleins, Pillsworths, Eastmans, Jorys and Johnsons. Host and musician George Hewison, singer/songwriter Sue Smith and spoken word artist Jonathan Lynn combined their talents to entertain a sell-out audience of CFRAD supporters. CFRAD mounted the concert in the Murphy Barn at Kawartha Settlers Village. The money will help offset legal costs of challenging zoning issues at the Ontario Municipal Board for the Dewdney Mountain Farms quarry proposal in the Municipality of Trent Lakes. The large-by-local-standards quarry is slated for development on Ledge Road about 10 km northeast of the village of Bobcaygeon. Some Ledge and Quarry Roads residents have been opposing the quarry, specifically based on the anticipated truck traffic, noise and dust on their until-now quiet back road, and environmental considerations. Significant public opinion has coalesced to support them in the formation of CFRAD, with other objections, including increased truck traffic through Bobcaygeon itself, environmental damage, including affects on endangered species (blandings turtles and whippoorwills), and negative impact on winter deer yards, First Nations harvesting rights, and local water quality. OMB hearings have run over the summer, ending Aug. 19. A decision is expected soon from hearing chair Colin Hefferon. “CFRAD will continue to fight to protect our unique, beautiful and fragile environment, to maintain road safety, and ensure a secure community, and to protect and grow our tourism- and retirement-based economy,” said organizer Elaine Bird. “These critical factors make living in the Kawarthas, and around Bobcaygeon in particular, such a wonderful experience.” The organization is also preparing guides—available soon—to inform voters in the next municipal election, about candidates’ positions around responsible aggregate development.