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Home & Garden

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Douro Dukes

Douro Dukes win OMHA Peewee Championship.

Del Mastro Loses

Supreme Court rejects Del Mastro's final appeal.

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Covering the East Kawarthas

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 Go here for more photos.

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by Terry Gillis


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

BY TERRY MCQUITTY With Summer just around the corner the topic of fishing from the Crowes Landing wharf was a topic of discussion at the April 3 Douro-Dummer council meeting. A report was submitted by CAO David Clifford outlining some of the concerns brought forth by the municipality as well as the neighbours to wharf. The issues that top the list are noise complaints about people fishing late in to the night, litter being left behind, illegal parking, in some cases contravening the MNRF fishing regulations and possibly most concerning is people defecating on the dock and on near by private properties. Clifford told council that last Fall the municipality facilitated discussions with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), representatives from neighbouring properties to discuss possible solutions to the problem. Clifford stated in his report that there are a few ideas that could help address the issues, but reminded council that Crowes Landing is a public wharf and any measures put in place should not prohibit people from accessing the facility during reasonable hours for fishing or other purposes. CONTINUE READING

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


Special Feature/s:


Home & Garden:

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


Lakefield Trails


Regular Columns and Features:


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 should you, or any of your neighbours/colleagues wish to see them.