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Funding announced for rural high-speed internet access


The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance made a historic announcement last week in the township of Selwyn in regards to big investments being made for rural high-speed internet access.  

Freeland, along with Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Peterborough–Kawartha; Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Etobicoke Centre; and Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (Northern Development and Mines), the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough–Kawartha, all gathered at the Selwyn Library, Lakefield Branch to announce over $1.2 billion from both the provincial and federal government to bring high-speed internet to nearly 280,000 rural Ontario households in 900 communities across the province.

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Terry McQuitty
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance announced funding for high-speed internet access in rural communities.  Also present for the announcement were Maryam Monsef, Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, Dave Smith along with Andy Mitchell, Sherry Senis and Janet Clarkson (Pictured L-R Maryam Monsef, Andy Mitchell, Chrystia Freeland, Dave Smith and Sherry Senis).
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Short term rentals discussed in Douro-Dummer

Terry McQuitty

For those who live in Cottage Country the topic of short term rentals can be explosive. This was evident from a council meeting in Douro-Dummer on Tuesday evening. A report was submitted to council by CAO Elana Arthurs along with a delegation led by Doug Owens both addressing the dilemma of short term rentals.

Doug Owen started off by stating that he was an active participant in the development of the present bylaw. Owen said he reviewed the proposed bylaw over the weekend and suggested that the township put that approach aside and take a look at the present bylaw.

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One month left until clear garbage bags in Selwyn


Residents in Selwyn township have just one month left before strict enforcement of the clear bag program goes into effect.  

In March of 2020, the township entered into a soft launch of the clear bag program to give residents a chance to use their old black garbage bags and get used to the new garbage collection requirements.

Hillary Bradshaw, climate change coordinator for the township said that Selwyn is the last municipal township within Peterborough County to join the clear bag program.

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Short term rentals discussed in Douro-Dummer

Sydney Strickland Tully – An Unassuming Talent

Free ridership and Link contest extended

Candies are the best way to say, Thank You!

Golf Fore Care Tournament

Civic Holiday Activities

Lang Pioneer Village Museum Resuming Self - Guided Living History Format

Canada invests in local nature conservation

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



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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