In This Week's Edition:

Lock it or lose it!

There have been a number of vehicle break-in in Lakefield

Last chance to win $1,000

The Lakefield $1,000 Shopping Spree wraps up on Friday, Dec. 8.

Chiefs down Uxbridge

The Lakefield Junior C Chiefs clobbered Uxbridge 8-0.


Friday, December 08, 2017


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Covering the East Kawarthas



Terry McQuitty

Robyn Jenkins of Robyn’s Nest Photography in Lakefield stepped out from behind the camera to have her picture taken with her son Clyde while visiting Santa Claus at the Village Inn on Friday evening. Jenkins was the official photographer for the Late Night Shopping event held downtown Lakefield and was tasked with taking pictures of children with the jolly old man in red.   More pictures here.


In this week's print edition



Trent Lakes' new public works depot delayed

Douro-Dummer holds special meeting to present 2018 budget

Rash of vehicle break-ins in Lakefield

MPP Leal helps st. Paul kick off their Fresh From the Farm fundraiser

Free Radon test kits available throughout the County

Trailblazers and Pathtakers gather at LCS

Lakefield Flowers under new management

Chiefs clobber Uxbridge

Sft. Gerry smith receives paul Harris Award

Late Night Shopping coverage

Faith invites you to a special event

Curve Lake First nation resident wins Annual Cubs' Lair Competition

PolarFest announces Eastlink as Presenting Copororate Sponsor

Kawartha Conservation Board approves circulation of 2018 budget

Kyo Maclear to be featured at 2018 Lakefield Literary Festival

Rock & Rings sponsored by BEL Rotary


Special Feature/s:


Christmas in Lakefield


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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Trent lakes' new public works depot delayed

by terry gillis

Tyler Peters of Greenview Environmental Management presented Council with a design presentation for the new Central Public Works Depot on Tuesday afternoon.


Greenview’s design is proposing a new 21,500 square foot (2000m2) 210’ x 100’ facility that will include four maintenance bays, a ten vehicle storage bay, two vehicle/equipment bays, administrative offices, including training/meeting space, and washroom and locker spaces.


The facility will be a single building arrangment which will increase storage capacity and is designed for optimal energy efficiency as well as improved environmental benefits.


According to Greenview’s report, the current depot has a high GHG emission and very poor energy performance. Emission models indicate that the new facility will reduce GHG  (to 2020) by 72 percent --180 tonnes CO2e-- which translates to 46 percent of the Municipality’s CCAP target.


Also noted in the presentation was the improvement to water conservation and reuse, drainage and stormwater management with the new design.

Peters told council that the new depot was an ideal project for funding from the Municipal GHG Challenge Fund. An application was submitted on November 17.


The next step in the process, said Peters, is to complete detailed design and engineering specifications, prepare a construction documentation tender  and issue the construction tender (mid January), then review construction tenders.


Greenview expects construction to begin in early 2019 and costs range from $3.9M to $5.3M for the total project (includes exterior improvements, furnishings, etc) or $3.1M to $4.2M for the building alone.





Rash of vehicle break-ins in Lakefield

ce Service is urging residents to double and triple check to ensure car doors are locked and all valuables are out of sight following several vehicle break-ins.


On November 23, 2017 during the late evening hours numerous vehicles on Coyle Crescent in Lakefield were entered and property stolen.


Sometime between 10 p.m. on November 28, 2017 and 11 a.m. on November 29, 2017 an unlocked vehicle parked in a Katherine Street driveway in Lakefield was entered and an amount of loose change was stolen.


Further thefts from vehicles were reported in Lakefield.


Sometime overnight on November 28, 2017 unknown person(s) entered a vehicle parked at a residence on Nelson Street in Lakefield and stole items including a wallet containing identification.


Between 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. on November 30, 2017 thieves smashed a driver’s side rear window to a vehicle parked in a lot on Concession Street in Lakefield and stole a purse that had been left on the center console. The purse contained a large quantity of cash along with personal identification and credit cards. A second vehicle also had a window smashed during that time period however it is unknown what, if any, property was taken as the owner did not remain on scene to speak with police.


We remind residents of the following tips:




MPP Leal helps St. Paul kick off their Fresh From the Farm fundraiser

by terry gillis

On Friday, December 1, Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs met with students and parents from St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Lakefield to help sort and bundle fresh, local fruit and vegetables to take home to their families.


Fresh from the Farm is an initiative that offers a healthy choice for fundraising for Ontario schools. This is St. Paul School’s third year participating in the program.


Since Fresh from the Farm’s launch four years ago, 665 Ontario schools have collectively distributed over 1.6 M pounds of fresh, Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables to Ontario families with total sales over 1.7 M dollars.


“Fresh from the Farm supports our student twofold, promoting healthy eating as well as being a fundraiser. As a fundraiser it brings our community together and the funds we make go directly to supporting our winter sports activities like skiing and skating. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this happen,” said Arlene Robinson, Principal of St. Paul Catholic Elementary School, Lakefield




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.

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.