Opinion

Fall from grace: Why MPP Laurie Scott may have been pushed out of cabinet

Fall from grace: Why MPP Laurie Scott may have been pushed out of cabinet

Politics at all levels is often a blood sport where those with power use it to better their chances of… Continue reading “Fall from grace: Why MPP Laurie Scott may have been pushed out of cabinet”

Benns’ Belief: Finding joy in the new normal

Benns’ Belief: Finding joy in the new normal

In theoretical physics an event horizon is a boundary around a black hole. It is the point of no return… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Finding joy in the new normal”

Board decides tonight if unpopular 'octomesters' will continue

Board decides tonight if unpopular ‘octomesters’ will continue in fall

Staff and students are concerned that the Trillium Lakelands District School Board may be once again considering the highly unpopular… Continue reading “Board decides tonight if unpopular ‘octomesters’ will continue in fall”

ORVs and backyard chickens in Lindsay? No thanks, says reader

The recent Kawartha Lakes City Council approval for the operation of recreational off-road vehicles (ORVs) on Lindsay’s paved streets and trails has exposed a serious flaw in the administration of this municipality.

The City of Kawartha Lakes was cobbled together by the provincial government in 2001 without the initiative or support of most of the population. 

People are nothing but economic units now

Thanks for your article — a scholarly article — on “A Poverty of Time.” (Benns’ Belief, March edition) I am tempted to quote Welsh poet W. H. Davies.: “What is this life if, full of care/ We have no time to stand and stare.” 

‘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.

Benns’ Belief: Time to go electric

Our next car is going to be electric. An EV.

Currently, (pun intended) we’re nursing a petrol-sucking, seven-year-old SUV that has traversed highways and back roads from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to subarctic Yukon. (It’s not petrol-sucking any more than the average gas vehicle; I’m just making the case for going greener.)