Municipal

Municipal election picture continues to change

The mayoral election in Kawartha Lakes is looking more and more like a two-horse race between council stalwarts Doug Elmslie and Pat Dunn with only 10 days to go before the cut-off to accept any new candidates.

Farm country, Canadian Shield…anything but “cottage country”

City clerk weighs in on ‘early’ election signs seen in city

Over the last 10 days a number of Kawartha Lakes residents have contacted the Advocate to ask for clarification about the rules that govern the placement of campaign signs for this fall’s municipal election.

Letham wins: City votes to stay the course

Letham feels good about city’s direction

After almost eight years as the mayor of Kawartha Lakes, Andy Letham feels “pretty good” about where the city is and where it is heading.

City graduates first post-pandemic class of volunteer firefighters

In late 2021, Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service Chief Terry Jones told council that his force was in need of sixty new volunteer firefighters.

Kawartha Lakes Pride frustrated with city’s refusal to allow Pride beach social

City says it was all about lack of ‘appropriate permits’

Pride Week in Kawartha Lakes ended on a sour note when the city refused to allow a beach social to take place at Garnet Graham Beach Park in Fenelon Falls.

Municipal election starting to take shape

Kawartha Lakes residents will be asked to exercise their democratic right one more time on Oct. 24 in what could be a sea change election.

City provides assistance after storm clean-up

The sudden and severe storm that passed through the area on May 21 has resulted in damage to many properties from Pontypool, Bethany and Janetville in the south, up to Lindsay, Omemee and outside Bobcaygeon.