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Mayor says a Friday re-opening for more businesses is ‘great news’

Today the Province announced that based on the Ontario-wide vaccination rate and key public health indicators, the province will move… Continue reading “Mayor says a Friday re-opening for more businesses is ‘great news’”

Second crossing: Downtown cores can die if too much traffic diverted, says councillor

Second crossing: Downtown cores can die if too much traffic diverted, says councillor

As cottage season arrives, a staggering 15,000 cars pass through Fenelon Falls on Saturdays. Locals have long wondered when someone’s house will burn down because the volunteer fire department trucks couldn’t get across the bridge.

With these and other concerns in mind, Dillon Consulting staff hosted an on-line webinar recently to present a clear choice from four options under consideration to improve vehicle flow.

City approves an ORV link through Lindsay

Kawartha Lakes council, by a vote of 7-2, decided at their June 1 committee of the whole meeting to recommend only one route for ORVs to travel through Lindsay. Councillor Pat Dunn called the route the best choice “because it was the shortest, safest route with the fewest number of homes impacted.”
The route selected will impact the following streets:

Bocking recommends against ORVs on roads

Bocking recommends against ORVs on roads

Dr. Natalie Bocking, medical officer of health for Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, recommended to council that ORVs… Continue reading “Bocking recommends against ORVs on roads”

New ORV routes being recommended at next council meeting

Busy streets in Lindsay, Bobcaygeon could soon be forced to accommodate ORVs

If the Off-road Vehicle Task Force gets its way, ORVs could soon be permitted on such busy Lindsay streets as Logie, Wellington, Cambridge and Angeline Streets, among many other choices, as a go-through route. Bobcaygeon, too, could see ORV use on some of its main roads.

In what is expected to be another contentious meeting on June 1, Kawartha Lakes council is being asked to approve a new set of off-road vehicle (ORV) routes through Lindsay and Bobcaygeon.

Fire chief announces retirement

Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2021, after more than 32 years of exemplary service… Continue reading “Fire chief announces retirement”

Letham likely to return to private sector after 2022 election

One of the most difficult decisions for most politicians to make is to know when it is time to walk… Continue reading “Letham likely to return to private sector after 2022 election”