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Douro Dukes win OMHA Peewee Championship.
Del Mastro Loses
Supreme Court rejects Del Mastro's final appeal.
Performing Arts Lakefield hosted the last concert of the 2017/18 series with a sold-out show. The Happy Pals New Orleans Party Orchestra at the Bryon Jones Theatre at Lakefield College on Friday, April 6. Patrick Tevlin, trumpet and leader of the band called up Michael Rosen for a few songs, who is also a trumpet player and president of PAL. As well, Dr. Charles Wright from Toronto came up for a quick jam with the band. For next seasons tickets go to www.performingartslakefield.org. Go here for more photos.
On Saturday, April 7, a Special Public Meeting was held in Trent Lakes to provide taxpayers with an opportunity to hear, and discuss, the most recent analysis for the proposed Centralized Public Works Depot project.
The council chambers were nearly filled as Cambium Inc.’s David Bucholtz presented his report. The Cambium rep stated that the Public Works Depot Location Analysis focused on the operational cost comparison only of five different options being considered.
Gary Jarosz, president of the Cavenish Community Ratepayers Association was the first delegate following the Cambium presentation and had a number of questions.
Mr. Jarosz wanted to know about the motion passed by Council on March 6, in which a specific option was requested by Councillor Persson, but was not addressed in the Cambium report.
Jarosz further commented that they (the public) “have been inundated with a number of reports over the last couple of years” and the Association’s concern is that they have not seen a complete business case that has all of the operational efficiencies, all of the capital costs, all of the operating costs all in one place “so that it can be looked at in its entirety.” He then requested such a report so ratepayers can “look at the entire scenario and make that evaluation.”
During her delegation, Janet Clarkson commented that she felt that a centralized public works depot was unworkable six years ago when the idea was first brought to Trent Lakes council and it is still unworkable and wanted to know what has changed.
Ratepayers comment on public works depot in Trent Lakes
Issues at Crowes Landing wharf addressed by DD
In this week's print edition
Ennismore Depot and Fire Hall improvements one step closer
Ratepayers comment on public works depot in Trent Lakes Saturday
Supreme Court rejects Del Mastro's final appeal
Lakefield water and sewer rate increases for 2019
Lakefield Literary Festival's second annual Spring event
LockStop Cafe in Buckhorn gets CIP Grants
Clear garbage bags help reduce tonnage in DD
Issues at Crowes Landing wharf addressed in DD
$310,099 Rural and Urban Infrastructure
Douro Dukes' slow start ends in championship
Lakefield Chiefs even up series
Last Fling Bonspiel at the Lakefield Curling Club
Celeste Noble named W.F. Mitchell Sportswoman of the Year
Brent Upper Memorial Ball Tournament
Peterborough Renovates Program - funding now available
Meet your hometown manager at Bridgenorth Home Hardware
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Be smart and safety conscious when planting trees
Perfect your perennial garden this spring
Flood preparedness tips for Canadians
Renovating? Some DIY projects to avoid
The basics of mulching can really help your garden
Simple spring ideas add seasonal touches to your home
Reduce your energy bill with smart home technology
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Editorial by Terry McQuitty
Reflections by Terry Gillis
Bird Column by Rachel Lancashire
Book Review by Barry Mutter
@yourlibrary by Kacie Gardiner
Story Time at the Buckhorn Library
Golden Years Club Update
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LockStop Cafe in Buckhorn gets CIP Grants
At the April 3 Trent Lakes council meeting, Planning Technician Adele Arbour, requested that council approve the first Community Improvement Plan (CIP) application for 2018 which was submitted by Kelli Coon, owner of the Lockstop Cafe.
Coon applied for the landscaping improvement grant, building improvement grant and improved signage grant. Arbour noted that there is some urgency to these grant requests because Ms. Coon wants to have the opening of the Lockstop Cafe by the end of April and none of the works covered under the grant requests are to be undertaken prior to the approval of the grant.
The Economic Development Committee met on March 22 to review this application. The proposed works and the two quotes provided were reviewed, with the lowest quote being accepted. The Committee recommended the following grant requests be approve by Council:
Landscaping Improvements – limestone armour stone garden across the front of the deck, limestone slabs (3 to 4 feet wide to build steps to the existing deck, ‘A’ grade gravel to cover parking lot and driveways, 2 inch riverstone around building on both sides.
"Unheralded" chronicles a week in the life of "The Lakefield Herald", a local newspaper published in Lakefield, Ontario. Whether writing about dog shows and 100th birthdays, or telling stories of citizen opposition and community loss - local news reporters have a difficult job, especially when the readers are their neighbours. "Unheralded" is an NFB-TVO Calling Card production.
Unheralded the documentary
Dam 25 Community Liaison Committee
The minutes of the June 20, 2017 Dam 25 Community Liaison Committee meeting are posted on the project website at www.lock25gs.ca should you, or any of your neighbours/colleagues wish to see them.