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Friday, September 22, 2023


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CRINS agreement terminated


Trent Lakes has terminated an arrangement with an organization that was set up by municipalities across Canada to manage new and modified radiocommunications applications for towers or antenna system.

The Canadian Radiocommunications Information and Notification Service (CRINS) was established in 2011 and Trent Lakes joined in 2015.

Mathew Milligan from Bell Mobility told council that an existing tower at Flynn’s Corner will not provide service after March 31, 2024.

Bell had submitted an application to build a replacement but CRINS has not acknowledged receiving that application.

He said slow response times and delays in processing applications has created a situation where mobile and wireless internet services could be interrupted in four areas:

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The Curve Lake Pow Wow celebrated 70 years of dancing, contests and presentations last Saturday and Sunday. Pictured above are dancers who participated in the Spot Dance following the Grand Entry on Sunday afternoon.
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City of Peterborough looking to acquire county lands


The City of Peterborough is having troubles meeting their housing targets due to a shortage of employment lands and they are seeking help from their neighbours to rectify the problem.

A letter was sent to the townships of Cavan Monaghan, Douro-Dummer, Otonabee-South Monaghan and Selwyn by Peterborough mayor Jeff Leal on June 13, 2023.

Leal stated in the letter that the city received approval in their original official plan to replace some residential lands with work lands, but the new official plan reversed that decision.

Leal stated in the letter that it has always been his intent to meet half way with any negotiations involving the city’s neighbours and that he believes that working together they can achieve a mutually beneficial outcome that will enhance the prosperity of the greater Peterborough region.

Mayors from the townships contacted by the mayor of Peterborough  responded with letters of their own approved by their respective councils and signed by the mayors. Each of the letters agreed that economic development is important to the region, but questioned the approach taken by the city.

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Battery energy storage-only facility proposed in Selwyn Township


A battery energy storage-only facility is in the early stages of development in Selwyn Township located off Lily Lake Rd.

There was a public meeting held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Peterborough Curling Club (Stonehouse Hall) on Lansdowne Street.

The Battery Energy Storage facility is being developed by Plus Power, an American owned operation based out of Houston, Texas with offices in San Francisco and across the US.

The storage site in Selwyn, dubbed the Armour Hill Energy Storage is expected to be operational by 2027.

The location for the public meeting was chosen, according to Selwyn Township Clerk, Angela Chittick, because that was the closest meeting room location for people impacted by this site.

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Selwyn looks into developing a sidewalk policy

Festival of Small Halls coming to Lakehurst

Trent Lakes 2024 budget timetable

25 attend Annual Ratepayers meeting in Trent Lakes

Speeding Concerns in the Village of Lakefield put to rest

PVNC Catholic Board selects new trustee to fill vacancy

Kawartha Land Trust to Host Community Tree-Planting and Mapping Event

Abbeyfield Lakefield Walk for Seniors Housing

Pride Picnic scheduled for Sunday in Lakefield

Kevin T. Heffernan

Kawartha Wild

Editorial by Terry McQuitty

Accidental Columnist by Marnie Clement

Lakefield Historical Society by Michael Chappell

Book Review by Barry Mutter

@yourlibrary by Kacie Gardiner

Mature Living by Terri Williams Kinghorn

Golden Years Club Update



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"Unheralded" the Documentary

This short documentary is a portrait of a tiny town, Lakefield, Ontario, and its independent weekly, the Herald. Across North America, newspapers are dying, but in Lakefield, Terry McQuitty, the town paper’s publisher, carries on a rich, 150-year-old tradition. Set to the pace of small-town life, Unheralded is a testament to the vital role newspapers can still play, and the close bond between reporter and reader.

Aaron Hancox   2011
Link to full doc provided by the National Film Board of Canada