Covering the East Kawarthas


Friday, September 4, 2015



Canadian Publications Agreement No. 40727545

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by lion nancy lane

Lions Clubs International has partnered with Scholastic Canada to develop  a Canada Read & Rise Program. This new program is designed so that Lions Clubs can either purchase new books at a discounted rate from Scholastic Canada or develop a literary program of their own. The Lakefield & District Lions Club has decided to develop their own program to suit the needs of their community by collecting  new or gently used books for children from pre school age to age 13. They will be distributing them initially through the Lakefield Food Bank Program. The first goal of this program is to get books into the hands of disadvantaged children. The second goal is to encourage parents, grandparents and other family members to read to younger children on a daily basis.



Lion Nancy Lane drops a  book at the Lakefield Herald for the newly launched Read and Rise Literary Program











by brenda Ibey

The Lakefield Horticultural Society welcomes special guest Jill Bishop to the September 8 meeting at the Marshland Centre in Lakefield. The meeting commences at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and guests are welcome.

Jill Bishop is a long-term seed saver. She has owned and operated urbantomato, a local heirloom seed business, and organized Peterborough’s Seedy Sunday for 10 years. Recently, she has worked to further connect with experienced and interested seed savers throughout the region to build stronger local seed saving networks and increase the amount of high quality, locally adapted seeds available in our community. The seeds of a Community Seed Library and Seed Savers Collective were planted in late 2013, and have grown over time.



by Murray Henderson

The Lakefield Chiefs returned to the ice August 25 at the Kinsmen Arena in Peterborough as tryouts began for the 2015-2016 season. Several roster spots are open on the Chiefs heading into this season due to either player overage, graduations, returning to minor hockey or moving out of the area to continue their education.

The Chiefs held three tryout skates before hosting the Port Hope Panthers this past Monday night at the Kinsmen Arena. For this exhibition encounter, Chiefs Head Coach Jamie Arcand dressed fifteen rookies for the game and five returning veterans. Peterborough Midget Goaltenders Blake Curran and Liam Austin shared the goal tending duties for the Chiefs and faced a total of 37 shots in a 7-2 loss to the Panthers. The Chiefs had 26 on the Panther’s goal.



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by vanessa stark

Dewdney Mountain Quarry was once again the  topic of discussion at the Trent Lakes council meeting on Tuesday. The quarry located at the end of Ledge Road just north of Bobcaygeon is considering a new haul route.

There has been much controversy over the development of this 432 acre quarry and in particular the development of a haul route  for vehicles going in and out of the facility.

The quarry will have a substantial impact on traffic and roads in the area. There could be an average of one gravel truck per minute on Ledge Road as well as one truck every three minutes on County Road 36.

Gord Russell appeared before council on Tuesday to propose new haul route  options for the quarry.

There are many residents along Ledge Road that would be effected by increased truck traffic. It was suggested earlier in the year that if the haul route was to remain on Ledge Road a berm could be installed between the road and the houses in an attempt to cut down on noise caused by the increased traffic.

A second option was presented to council on Tuesday. It was suggested that the quarry could create an entirely new road running parallel to Ledge Road.


by vanessa stark

Drawings for the Community Improvement Plans for the communities of Bridgenorth, Ennismore, Lakefield and Young’s Point.

The Selwyn Community Improvement Plan (CIP) has been in place since 2012 and initially started with community input allowing representatives from each centre to show their vision of the community.

Funding was received from Rural Economic Development (RED) a department of the provincial government. The funding was used to contract the firm of Basterfield & Associates to help with the concepts and engineering of the beautification plan.