Friday, September 24, 2021
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Reconsidering Council Votes


Two agenda items that failed to pass at the August meeting when the full council was not present were once again on the agenda at this week’s meeting of Trent Lakes Municipal Council.

Deputy Mayor Ron Windover asked that both motions be re-introduced but withdrew one during the meeting.  He was not at the meeting on August 10, 2021 when both motions were defeated.

Council first discussed whether or not to re-consider the motions at all.

Councillor Carol Armstrong told council that reconsidering a defeated motion is extraordinary and should only happen if new information is available or if there has been a change in circumstances.

It’s not because someone doesn’t like the results,” she said.  “It is very dangerous to set a precedent to reconsider votes made by council.”

.Mayor Janet Clarkson said the new information is the fact that there was a full council at this week’s meeting.

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16 year old Nathan Dillio landed this muskie at lock 23 on River Road. The fish weighed in at 17 pounds and taped at 44 inches.
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Selwyn Township considers changes to the Causeway Plan


The James A. Gifford Causeway construction is underway and there may be additional changes coming to the area.

At the Selwyn Township council meeting on Tuesday night, BTE Engineering gave a presentation updating councillors of new recommendations for the causeway project including plans to construct a multi-use path along the causeway.

During the presentation at Selwyn council, it was stated that funding from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) has been obtained by the County to fund three projects:

1. County Road 14 (Yankee Line) Rehabilitation

2. James A. Gifford Causeway Rehabilitation

3. Chemong Bridge Rehabilitation The Causeway project is being paid for in part by the ICIP, Peterborough County, and the Township of Selwyn.

BTE Engineering gave a final presentation to County Council on Wednesday, after press time for the Herald.

Steve Taylor of BTE Engineering said during the presentation at Selwyn council that the tender for the Yankee Line project is closed and construction will be commencing soon for that project.

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Rookie Michelle Ferreri, defeated incumbent Maryam Monsef


Though things largely look the same on a national scale in the aftermath of the 2021 federal election, the Peterborough-Kawartha riding got a serious shake up.

For Canada as a whole, the Liberals once again are in power with a minority government.

As of Tuesday morning, the unofficial count nation-wide was 158 seats for the Liberals, 119 seats for the Conservatives, Bloc Quebecois had 32 seats, NDP secured 24 seats, and the Green party came out with two seats.

Locally, Michelle Ferreri, Conservative candidate for Peterborough-Kawartha beat out Maryam Monsef, Liberal candidate who held the position as MP previously for nearly six years.

Ferrier told the Herald that securing the position means working for the people.

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County updates municipalities on ORV plans

Trent Lakes asked to donate $50,000

United Way announces delivery of more than 400 “Backpacks for Kids” locally

Get the Shots! say two local Peterborough County Doctors

PRHC Foundation Launches First Ever Online 50/50 Lottery

Contact screening requirments at local restaurants

Instructions Issued to Enhance Provincial Proof of Vaccination Requirements for Organized Sports

LCS has big plans for the Northcote Property campus

SGS Celebrates 80 Years of Delivering Renowned Metallurgy to the Global Mining Industry

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



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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