Editorials

‘Selling’ Kawartha Lakes

How do we ‘sell’ our city to others? How do we persuade people who do not live here to visit, stay a while and spend more money than before?

That was up for discussion at a recent city council meeting as two different consultants advised council on how Kawartha Lakes should approach tourism marketing over the next five years.

Budget wish list: Basic income, affordable housing, a green economy and more

Budget wish list: Basic income, affordable housing, a green economy and more

All eyes are on Chrystia Freeland now as Canada’s finance minister gets set to table the nation’s first budget in… Continue reading “Budget wish list: Basic income, affordable housing, a green economy and more”

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

Amalgamation: All for one, one for all

Twenty years ago this month, Victoria County ceased to exist. In its place the City of Kawartha Lakes was born,… Continue reading “Amalgamation: All for one, one for all”

City in need of more rental housing

Terms like “desperate” have been used to describe the need for more rental housing of all kinds in Kawartha Lakes… Continue reading “City in need of more rental housing”

Trash talk: Could cooperation be the answer?

Recycling programs across Canada have been a failure. Canada recycles just nine per cent of its plastics, while the rest… Continue reading “Trash talk: Could cooperation be the answer?”

Reduced city services show more money needed from federal partners

At the end of July, Mayor Andy Letham warned that people were “going to notice” the service cuts that were… Continue reading “Reduced city services show more money needed from federal partners”

Basic Income Plus: Five demands for a better Canada

Basic Income Plus: Five demands for a better Canada

Pandemics force us to take stock of our values in society; they clarify our sense of mortality and reveal how… Continue reading “Basic Income Plus: Five demands for a better Canada”