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First learn-at-home snow day discussed by board

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First learn-at-home snow day discussed by board

Trillium Lakelands District School Board dissected their first snow day at the recent board meeting, given that snow days are now learn-from-home days.

Haliburton trustee Gary Brohman wanted insights into how the board’s first snow day went, and whether the new protocols for instruction on snow days were successful.

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Homeowners need to clear their snow, lawyer advises, to avoid lawsuits

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With more snow in the forecast for Kawartha Lakes, shovelling driveways might not be the most fun activity that the season brings. However, failure to do so, and making sure your property is reasonably safe, can cause legal headaches for homeowners.

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City Notes: New paramedic chief, city rebranding, better snow removal, and more

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Council backs proposal to fund local improvement loans for businesses
Downtown Lindsay will see better snow removal this year. Photo: Erin Burrell.

A miscellany of 12 decisions taken by Kawartha Lakes City Council today:

Elmslie honours local volunteer 

Councillor Doug Elmslie congratulated Doug Cox for 50 years of community service to Fenelon Falls through his participation in the local Lion’s Club.

Dunsford Food Bank looking for your help 

Councillor Ron Ashmore encouraged local citizens to support the Dunsford Food Bank food drive that will be occurring from 2-4 p.m. the afternoon of Dec. 6. The drive-through food drop-off will occur in the parking lot of Dunsford United Church.

Support local Bobcaygeon businesses 

Councillor Kathleen Seymour-Fagan announced a socially distanced “Mingle and Jingle” weekend happening in downtown Bobcaygeon this weekend.  The councillor encouraged local residents to come out and support local businesses and restaurateurs.

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Remember good old snow days? Say hello to online learning instead

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Remember good old snow days? Say hello to online learning instead

On snow days bused students generally stay home when the harshest winter days mean bus cancellations, something that seems to be a common, positive memory for rural kids.

Town kids are often expected to trudge on into class or get dropped off to school by parents.

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City plans for a winter with up to quarter more people than usual

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With snowbirds potentially unable to travel to winter homes and cottagers looking to remain in Kawartha Lakes rather than return to their primary urban residences, CAO Ron Taylor and other senior city staff are trying to plan pro-actively for what could be a very unpredictable winter season.

“We are planning ahead to be proactive,” Taylor said, “in the event that seasonal residents who usually head down south decide to stay in Kawartha Lakes.”

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Mayor apologizes for snow-clearing time delays during recent storm

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Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham is apologizing for some side streets and rural roads not getting cleared within their usual time frame during last week’s multi-day storm.

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To buy, or not to buy, snow tires: The age-old question

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Studies have also shown that snow tires can decrease stopping distance on snowy and icy roads by up to 37 per cent.

Whether to buy snow tires (or winter tires) is one of those age-old questions. Many people would never consider braving our Canadian winter roads without them, while others don’t see the need for them when they have all-season tires. So, should you buy them or not? Here is some food for thought.

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