Friday, July 30, 2021
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COVERING THE EAST KAWARTHAS

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Selwyn Dockage

BY VANESSA STARK

At Selwyn township’s special council meeting on July 19, they decided the fate of the Lakefield Campground. But they also started discussions on the future of the dockage systems in place within the township, specifically at the Lakefield Marina. The issue was raised by Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis who stated, “We have heard over time that we don’t have sufficient docking facilities at the marina and that there is a waiting list. And also, we do have dockage at Hague Point and there are a couple of options that are in the recommendation we just passed that could be looked at in the short term through a marina utilization study. This was something that Montieth Brown had talked about in the recreation review study that was done prior to us getting to this point dealing with the campground and I think that it would be timely for us to look at a study to see if there is possibilities or opportunities to have increased dockage in and around the marina.”
The recommendations Senis referenced was in relation to the campground and included such things as:Review options related to dockage facilities including:
•  eliminating docking facilities
•  providing facilities for small craft docking only
• incorporating with other Township docking services
Janice Lavalley, Chief Administrative Officer for the township said that staff would be able to put together a work plan, including pricing on this matter, for council in December at which time all work plans are brought forward for council’s review.
Senis moved a recommendation that stated council look at expanding the Township docking opportunities and engage Monteith Brown to do a marina utilization study that would take place in the first quarter of 2022.Councilor Anita Locke seconded the motion and with all in favour, it was carried.

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Terry McQuitty
Lakefield Tim Hortons restaurant and all Tim Hortons owners from coast to coast to coast celebrated the 30th anniversary of Camp Day, with 100 percent of proceeds from sales of hot coffee and iced coffee being donated to support Tim Hortons Foundation Camps.
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Selwyn Township Digitization Project Gets Funding

BY VANESSA STARK

Selwyn Township will soon be offering more convenient and modernized services through their Digitization Project.The township has recently received $113,750 through the second intake of the Municipal Modernization Program offered through the provincial government. This money comes as a second phase which, according to Meaghan Larocque, communications and marketing coordinator for

Digitization Project. This project is aimed at converting property roll files, building and planning files and road files to be completely digitized. Once completed, Larocque said that the township will then relocate the existing roll files and re-purpose the space in which they are currently being filed in to create usable work stations. The scope of work would include:

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Chambers to Merge

BY VANESSA STARK

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism along with the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce have announced that they plan on merging into one consolidated Chamber. According to a release sent out to members of both Chambers, each board of directors voted unanimously to pursue the consolidation of the two Chambers. The Kawartha Chamber is located on Queen Street in the Heart of Lakefield serving businesses in Curve Lake First Nation and the rural municipalities of Douro-Dummer, North Kawartha, Selwyn and Trent Lakes according to their website.
The Peterborough Chamber is located on George Street North in Peterborough City and represents businesses within the city and county of Peterborough.

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High Water on the Severn, Trent and Otonabee Rivers

Burleigh Falls Dam Replacement – Construction Update

PHRC adjusts vaccine operations

Ennismore resident wins big

Lakefield District Lions give Curtis Park in Lakefield a facelift

More COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-in Clinics Coming in August

Chemung Lake Lions Club Car Shows Return in August

Local athlete heading to World Archery Youth Championships

Ontario Expanding Access to High-Speed Internet

Cooking "From Scratch" with Lenore Kuch

Kawartha Wild

Editorial by Terry McQuitty

Accidental Columnist by Marnie Clement

Bird Column by Rachel Lancashire

Book Review by Barry Mutter

@yourlibrary by Kacie Gardiner

Mature Living by Terri Williams Kinghorn

Golden Years Club Update

Horoscopes

Sudoku

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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