In This Week's Edition:

Meet your candidate

Ron Black is running for Mayor of Selwyn.

Hydro One bys PDI

Hydro One to acquire assets of Peterborough Distribution.

Warsaw Benefit Cruise Night

Coverage of the 2018 Warsaw benefit cruise night.

 Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 $1.25 Canadian Publications Agreement No. 40727545
Covering the East Kawarthas

Some of the ladies from the Lakefield Horticulture Society, Bev Williams, Beb Thompson, Dot Smith, Anne Stone and Marcy Keyes, were on hand at the booth set up outside the Scout building on Lakefield’s waterfront in Isabel Morris Park, greeting visitors to the 40th Annual Lakefield Flower Show on Thursday, August 2. Show entries included floral arrangements, individual specimen flowers, photograph competitions, and more. Go here for more photos.


Terry Gillis

by Terry McQuitty


The Road more travelled. This is the issue with the Birchcliff Property Owners Association (BPOA). Jim Coyle, president of the association submitted a letter to Douro-Dummer council requesting that a trail be created along Birchview Road. Coyle sited safety as the number one reason for this request.


Coyle stated that the residents of Birchview use the road not only for vehicle traffic, but also for cycling, pedestrian activities and even sees wheelchair use. Members of the BPOA are concerned about speeders and are worried that there is a serious accident waiting to happen.


The BPOA is requesting that the township partner with the association and develop a trail along Birchview Road. The organization has been setting aside funds for a trail. The collection started with Michael’s Way, an organization located on Birchview with a mission statement to improve the lives of children with pediatric cancer. They were looking to develop trails for their hospice clients. The conversation expanded to Camp Kawartha that has a number of trails on their property and showed an interest in expanding the system along the road.


The letter pointed to urban centres where property owners share the cost of a sidewalk and spread the payments over time through the tax bill. The BPOA wondered if a trail system could use the same formula..




Possible trail system on Birchview Road



The only meeting to be held in August, Selwyn’s regular council meeting, was delayed forty-five minutes due to the Committee of Adjustments running late. After dealing with building and planning business of the day for close to two hours, Robert Lamarre, Manager Building/Planning, presented council with information on the state of the three hydroelectric generation stations that had been part of the Progressive Conservative’s cancellation and wind down of 758 renewable energy contracts that were funded by the previous Liberal Government’s Cap and Trade Program’s carbon market proceeds.


In March, 2016 Selwyn Council resolved to support three hydroelectric projects including; Dam 25 (Bawitik Power Corporation), Dam 24 and Buckhorn (Peterborough Utilities Inc.).


In his report, Lamarre noted that as a condition of the Municipality’s support, the Township came to terms on an agreement with both Bawitik and PUI which among other things obligated the creation of a Community Liaison Committee (CLC) made up of area home and business owners, Township and operator staff. The CLC’s for each of the projects have been meeting periodically since June of 2017.



Np compensation for Selwyn's investment in cancelled dams



In this week's print edition



Possible trail system on Birchview Road

No compensation for Selwyn's investment in cancelled dam

New Peterborough Police Services Chief at Selwyn

Hydro One to acquire assets of Peterborough Distribution Inc. from the City of Peterborough

New category added to Kawartha Chamber's Business Awards

Municipality of Trent Lakes introduces new CAO

2018 Warsaw Benefit Cruise Night to support Mollohan and Meade Families

Woodcroft steps up to the plate

Fibrelicious: A Food & Fibre Arts Festival

Douro-Dummer Senior of the Year Award

LDPS Community Garden Picnic


Special Feature/s:


Lakefield Sidewalk Sale

Meet your 2018 municipal candidates:

Selwyn Township mayoral candidate Ron Black


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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Municipality of Trent Lakes introduces new CAO



The Municipality of Trent Lakes has been successful in their search for a new permanent CAO. We are pleased to announce that Peter Avgoustis has accepted the position.


Peter holds a Masters of Public Administration from Western University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph. He has a broad range of municipal experience having worked for the City of Toronto, the City of Guelph and recently as CAO in the Town of Kirkland Lake.


Mayor Bev Mathews says: “Peter is an excellent choice as the CAO, he has a very well-rounded background. He has the unique experience of working in large cities and a rural municipality. We look forward to utilizing his strong leadership and management skills along with his experience, knowledge and energy.”


“I am honoured for the opportunity and look forward to working with all township employees and Council for the residents of Trent Lakes” says Mr. Avgoustis.


Peter will commence his new position on September 4th, 2018.



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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.