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Friday, April 12, 2024

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Buckhorn playground officially open

BY VANESSA STARK

Buckhorn saw the opening of their first ever public playground last week at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Ode’Naang Park.

This project was started by the previous council in January 2022 and completed by the current council in December 2023.

Now complete, they playground features a variety of fun and diverse equipment including multiple slides, a scavenger hunt, a climbing wall, a miniature race car track, monkey bars, an accessible ramp and more. The playground equipment joins an array of benches, picnic tables, portable toilets and a kayak stand already in the park.

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VANESSA STARK
The Municipality of Trent Lakes officially opened Buckhorn’s first playground on April 4. Pictured here are Trent Lakes council members, MPP Dave Smith, Public Works staff and community members that all helped to make the playground possible.
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Selwyn campground infrastructure upgrades moving forward

BY VANESSA STARK

Selwyn Township is moving forward with issuing a tender to complete infrastructure upgrades at the Lakefield Campground.

During the March 26 council meeting, Mike Richardson, manager of recreation services recommended to council that the township hire DM Wills Associates to finalize the design and tendering of the Lakefield Campground Infrastructure project at a cost of $28,303.75. This tender would be for work to update the Lakefield Campground’s water, sewer and electrical systems.

However a decision on this recommendation was put on pause as Coun. John Boyko wanted more information on the Lakefield Campground as a whole before committing to this project. He believed this work would cost approximately $1M based on an estimate he was given during the townships budget process.

this was not an official total for the project and there is not a guaranteed cost at this time for this project.

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Douro-Dummer strategic plan has support of council

BY TERRY MCQUITTY

The Township of Douro-Dummer took another look at the municipalities strategic plan at a Committee of the Whole meeting held on April 9. Council heard a presentation by Lynn van der Linde of Quarry Consulting at the March 19 council meeting with the hope the plan would be passed with few or no changes.

The strategic plan was not passed at that meeting as there were a number of people who registered to speak against the proposed plan.

Six people in all had questions regarding the plan which ranged from withdrawing from green initiatives following United Nations mandates to health risks posed by implementing a 5G broadband network.

There were concerns by people in the gallery that ratepayers did not get a proper opportunity to comment on the strategic plan and pushed for more town hall meetings where people can discuss pertinent issues.

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Boundary review for Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Innovation Cluster Seeks New Board Members

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

Business Buzz: Chamber Spotlights

Drug Poisoning Alert in Peterborough Region

North Kawartha and Trent Lakes Well Water Sampling Program Resumed April 9

Clean Roadways for Earth Day in Trent Lakes is back

Participate in an Earth Day Clean Up in Selwyn Township!

Losses in the Bee Yard

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

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