In This Week's Edition:

$1,000 shopping spree

Congratulations to this year's winner of our annual event.

Police issue warnings

Road tips on how to keep yourself and your belongings safe.

A column for bird lovers

Check out Rachel's informative and interesting monthly contribution.

 Friday, December 14, 2018 $1.25 Canadian Publications Agreement No. 40727545
Covering the East Kawarthas



Terry McQuitty

The weather was perfect for some late night shopping in Lakefield last Friday.  Local merchants were pleased with the amount of customers that came through their doors.  Not only did shoppers get to enjoy shopping in a festive atmosphere,  but they could attend the lighting of a Christmas tree, take a horse drawn ride and enjoy and join in on singing some Christmas songs with carolers. Go here for more photos.


Cannabis shops in Selwyn?

by Terry Gillis


Tuesday, December 11, Selwyn’s first Regular Meeting of the new term convened and the new council sat for over four hours (including the Committee of Adjustments).


The most discussed topic on the agenda was Manager of Building and Planning, Robert Lamarre’s 11 page Cannabis Legislation Report which was a comprehensive review of federal and provincial legislation as it relates to the cultivation, production, sale and consumption of cannabis and a summary of the township’s role in that process and recommends some ways forward.


If a municipality chooses to opt out, they must provide written notice of a resolution to prohibit retail cannabis stores from being located in the municipality to the  Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) no later than January 22, 2019. Failure to provide a resolution as detailed would result in their opting in to recreational cannabis retail sales by default. A decision to opt out can be revisited at a future date; a decision to opt in is permanent.




Every student matters census at Kawartha Pine Ridge

by Terry mcquitty


Every student matters. This is the theme for the census Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR DSB) has initiated. Superintendent Jack Nigro is doing rounds presenting to parents and the public the reasons for and the methods used for this census. Last Thursday an information session was planned for Lakefield District Public School (LDPS), however only one member of the public attended. Nigro then asked  The Herald if we could spread the word.


The reason for the census according to Nigro is to get a better understanding of the needs of both the students and the school communities. The census will gather demographic data that is meant to help the administration better understand the students they serve.


According to Nigro these procedures have been taking place across the province. Some school boards have already completed the first census, while other school boards such as KPR DSP are working to complete the program before the end of the next school year.




In this week's print edition

Two Selwyn residents die in car accident



Cannabis shops in Selwyn?

The Township of Selwyn takes a look at councillors' duties

Two Selwyn residents die in car accident

For snowmobilers the temptation for first track is almost irresistible

Every student matters census at Kawartha Pine Ridge

Peterborough Police warn lock it or lose it

CCCM Tree Lighting

Christmas at Ken Reid an overwhelming success

Late Night Shopping coverage

PolarFest is coming

Watson launches new councillor website

Chiefs down Clarington 2-1

Protect yourself from extreme cold this winter

Decorating contest winners announced


Special Features:


Regular Columns and Features:


Editorial by Terry McQuitty

Reflections by Terry Gillis

Bird Column by Rachel Lancashire

Mature Living by Terri Williams Kinghorn

Book Review by Barry Mutter

@yourlibrary by Kacie Gardiner

Story Time at the Buckhorn Library

Golden Years Club Update






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by Terry Gillis


Approximately a dozen emergency response vehicles halted traffic on Buckhorn Road Saturday afternoon as they raced to a fatal two car collision on Selwyn Road between the 11th and 12th lines.


Two Selwyn residents, Donald Matthews, 83 and Leona Matthews, 66 died as a result of the crash, which is still under investigation.


According to OPP,  at around 4 p.m., a SUV was travelling southbound when it crossed the centre line to avoid a northbound sedan that had entered the southbound lane. The passenger in the sedan, Leona Matthews, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Donald Matthews, was taken to a Toronto trauma centre but died Wednesday, December 5.


Occupants in the SUV were taken to hospital for treatment.


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.