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The potholes of Kawartha Lakes: It’s a big City out there

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We have over 1,800 km of surfaced road to repair and only 38,444 households to pay for repairing those roads. (Photo: Editor 5807).

“I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in, and stops my mind from wondering where it will go”

— The Beatles, “Fixing a Hole”

A couple months back, I was actually listening to “Fixing a Hole,” grooving on that psychedelic pop classic, driving eastbound on Colborne St., crossing Angeline St. I passed a cop and she gave me a good long look — as well she should, because I either looked impaired or like I was pretending to be a NASCAR driver warming up my tires.

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Mayor says Community Care could not have been used for transportation grant money

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Mayor says Community Care could not have been used for transportation grant money
A Community Care specialized van. Photo courtesy of Community Care.

City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham says he absolutely wants Community Care to be a part of any future rural transportation plan – but they were not viable partners for a grant opportunity recently turned down by the City.

Some eyebrows were raised recently when City of Kawartha Lakes council turned down the chance to apply for up to $2 million in provincial grant funding for rural transit.

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Mayor says Kawartha Lakes’ roads are about to get cash injection of $22 million

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Mayor says Kawartha Lakes’ roads are about to get cash injection of $22 million

Got road rage at the roads because of potholes?

City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham says the 2,700 km of roads in Kawartha Lakes are about to get a $22 million cash increase in capital spending to fix them up – and that’s 30 per cent higher than the year previous.

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Flood watch issued by Kawartha Conservation with insistent rain, melting

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Flood watch issued by Kawartha Conservation with insistent rain, melting

A series of the low-pressure systems is moving through southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed, bringing a significant amount of rain.

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Kawartha Lakes/Haliburton more than double homelessness housing goal

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City of Kawartha Lakes/Haliburton more than double homelessness housing goal

The City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County Council made a commitment as part of the 20,000 Homes Campaign to house 24 of the most vulnerable homeless in our area by July 1, 2018.

To date, 52 individuals (of the 136 individuals identified as homeless) have been housed in the community and are no longer experiencing homelessness.

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Families jump to defence of Victoria Manor

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Families jump to defence of Victoria Manor

In the wake of a CBC Marketplace report that named Victoria Manor as sixth worst in Ontario for abuse between residents, families are jumping to the defense of the municipally-run long term care home.

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Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus advocates for cellular network, economic development

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The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) was recently held in Toronto, during the 2018 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference.

The EOWC emphasized the importance of the Province’s partnership in helping achieve and implement the two most important projects for rural Eastern Ontario – building a major cellular and public safety broadband network and implementing the Eastern Ontario Economic Development Strategy.

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What’s going at Rivera Park? $8 million pumping station needed for future development

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What’s going at Rivera Park? $8 million pumping station needed for future development

One of Lindsay’s signature parks, Rivera, may look all torn up but most of it is completely open to the public.

(Not that there’s a lot of jungle gym activity in Lindsay in mid-January.)

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Mayor says ‘tangible improvements’ coming to roads, parks, libraries, environment

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Mayor says ‘tangible improvements’ coming to roads, parks, libraries, environment
Nayoro Park, Lindsay. Parks are expected to get a boost under new budget.

The City of Kawartha Lakes council has adopted the 2018 operating budget which sets the base for the next 10 years – and Mayor Andy Letham says citizens can expect to see noticeable improvements in many local services.

“Residents can rest assured that the City will see tangible improvements to what they value most,” says Letham, including “good roads, community safety, arenas, parks, libraries (and) a healthy environment.”

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New director says Kawartha Lakes a great place to live, work, play

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Kawartha Lakes has attracted some more top-notch talent in Jennifer Stover, the new director of corporate services for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

She says she knows the whole municipality wants to make Kawartha Lakes a “great place to live, work and play.”

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