Municipal

Council recommends five out of six ATV trails, excludes Bobcaygeon option

Kawartha Lakes council recommended the approval of five out of six routes that will allow owners of these vehicles to travel on city-owned roads to access the Victoria Rail Trail at various locations.

Lindsay downtown BIA asks for increase from council

Describing 2021 as a year like no other, Steve Podolsky, board chair of the Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Association, and Melissa McFarland, executive director of the Lindsay Downtown BIA, asked council for a 3.7 percent increase in funding for the municipal board established and responsible to Kawartha Lakes Council.

More potential ATV routes going to council this week

More ATV routes will be considered on Tuesday, Nov. 16 by Kawartha Lakes Council.

Housing Corporation looking for seven per cent increase from council

With the chronic shortage of affordable housing in Kawartha Lakes, the work being done by the municipally owned Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Housing Corporation in providing geared to income housing is becoming all the more important.

Kawartha Lakes Public Library

Library system requests two per cent increase

The Kawartha Lakes Library Board has asked council for a 2 per cent increase over 2021. That amount translates into $131,000.

Kawartha Lakes Police Service asks for big budget increase

More officers will be part of a community response unit that will patrol downtown

The Kawartha Lakes Police Service is calling for an additional $541,000 in funding for 2022.

Dr. Bocking, Medical Officer of Health at HKPRDHU

Health unit asks for 5 per cent more from city in 2022

Dr. Natalie Bocking, medical officer of health for the Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit, has requested a five percent increase in the local public health unit levy.