In This Week's Edition:

Another quarry in TL

Trent Lakes has received an application for another quarry.

Rock the Locks

Buckhorn's Annual Rock the Locks festival special feature.

Church turns 150

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Young's Point celebrated 150 yrs.


Friday, August 18, 2017


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Covering the East Kawarthas




The Lakefield Herald is celebrating its 15th year serving the East Kawarthas. See more here

Come and celebrate with us at the Lakefield Legion on Friday, August 18 from 2 - 6 p.m.

Terry McQuitty

Alex Cameron could not keep the grin off his face as he tried on fire equipment during the Lakefield Sidewalk Sale on Saturday. Thousands of people enjoyed the sale and all considered it lucky the rain held off for the day.   More pictures here.


Calf killer(s) in Douro-Dummer

by terry Gillis

On Saturday, August 12, cattle rancher Gary Bolton was surprised to see his neighbour, Randy Maloney, pull into his driveway. At first, Gary thought perhaps some of his cattle had escaped their confines and wondered onto his neighbour’s property. Mr. Maloney, however, informed him that he had something disturbing to show him.

Mr. Maloney then proceeded to show Mr. Bolton one of his purebred Angus calf’s heads which Mr. Maloney had found at the intersection of Hickey Road and the 7th Line in Douro-Dummer.

Mr. Maloney knew it was Mr. Bolton’s three week old calf because of the ear tag.

As Mr. Maloney was driving down the road he noticed an “ear” sticking up out of the ditch. He stopped his vehicle, concerned that it might be a young deer in distress. He was surprised to find the decapitated head of a calf instead.

Mr. Bolton, who has lived in Douro-Dummer all of his life said he’s never seen or heard of anything like this happening in the area before. He said there was no sign of a struggle, no downed fences and no blood in the area, and no sign of the young animal’s carcass. Had it not been for his neighbour and friend Randy, he may not have discovered that one of his calf’s was missing for a couple of weeks, until it was time to vaccinate it. He said, however, “I should have realized there was something wrong when the calf’s mother wouldn’t stop bellowing.”

Upon examination of the calf’s head, Mr. Bolton concluded that the animal’s death was not the result of wolves or coyotes because the head had been removed cleanly with some kind of sharp instrument. Being a long-time rancher, Gary is familiar with losing livestock to predators, accident or illness. He said  that there were no signs that a predator had gotten the young animal.

Mr. Bolton called the Peterborough O.P.P. to report the incident on Saturday afternoon, shortly after 2:00 p.m. O.P.P. Constable McNabb asked Mr. Bolton if he had any enemies that might have done this. Mr. Bolton replied, “none that I can think of.”

Mr. Bolton said that he thought that the perpetrator would have to have some knowledge of cattle to be able to extract a young animal from the herd. When a calf is in danger, the entire herd rallies to protect it, so the calf thief (and killer/s) would have had to be at least somewhat familiar with livestock.

Detectives from the Peterborough O.P.P. attended the crime scene on Monday evening (August 14). According to Mr. Bolton, police informed him that similar crimes have been reported in the area.

As of this writing, no comment has been received from the O.P.P.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Lakefield Herald is in possession of the photos however, due to their  graphic natures we will not be publishing them.

Local artist Kris Nahrgang commissioned to create Unity Pole for CNE

by terry gillis

In this week's print edition



Calf killer(s) in Douro-Dummer

Another quarry in Trent Lakes

Warsaw Cruise Night exceeds expectations

Local artist Kris Nahrgang commissioned to create a Unity Pole for CNE

The effects of agricultural practices on Squash Bee health in Ontario

Don't be fooled by furry critters in the wild

Discovery Days returns to Warsaw Caves Conservation Area

Thomas Toth only Canadian in top 100

Chiefs looking forward to training camp

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church is 150

Lakefield Sidewalk Sale coverage


Special Feature/s:


Rock The Locks - Buckhorn

The Lakefield Herald's 15th Anniversary Special Feature


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

Backyard Stargazing by John Crossen





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Local Indigenous artist and sculptor, Kris Nahrgang was “proud, and honoured” to unveil his latest work, the Unity Pole, in Toronto on Friday. The carving was commissioned by the Canadian National Exhibition, (CNE) in for the upcoming CNE beginning on August 18th.

The 28 foot pole is one of the first works of art commissioned by the CNE since the 1940’s. The official press conference was held at 10:30 a.m. on August 16, at the Exhibition grounds.

The pole was created to offer a story of unity and healing for all Canadians, and has been created to include a story of hope for relationships for all of us. It is hand carved, and painted in bright Woodland style. Kris said, “it will represent a great vision of togetherness for all who come to view it.”

Nahrgang has been a strong influence in the Native Art scene of our area for over 20 years now. His works are in the hands and homes of such notables as  Nelson Mandella, Prince Andrew, Justin Trudeau and the Banks of Canada. Kirs also represented Canada in the landings of Normandy in 1994 celebrating the day of the landing in Europe.

Kris and his work are currently being represented by Donna Child of Artworld Fine Arts, in Toronto. Kris has also just completed the filming of a 13 episode television series for APTN, called Future History. Kris is the creator, host and executive producer of the series which will air in 2018.

You can see more of Kris Nahrgang’s work at the Kawartha Art Festival in Fenelon Falls during the Labour Day weekend. The September show is the only exhibit Kris is doing this year.


Warsaw Benefit Cruise Night exceeds expectations

The final total raised at the August 2nd Warsaw Benefit Cruise Night was announced at the Lion’s Park in Warsaw on August 9.   The official unveiling of the total money collected saw members of Chad Pearson’s family accept the total of $38,171.96. The amount raised was quite amazing considering the poor weather at the August 2nd event in Warsaw.

Spearheaded by the Warsaw Lions Club, volunteers from throughout the community all pitched in for this fundraising event.  Special thanks to all local service clubs, the entertainers and especially to the individuals who attended the event and were so very generous.

The theme of ‘People Helping People’ was never so meaningful.


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.

Unheralded the documentary

"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.