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Bobcaygeon and Lindsay. The project would have saved about $65,000 a year but the cost was estimated to be $1.4 million over two years. They argued the payback was too long and that technology would have changed in the meantime. Every year Councillor Stephen Strangway asks staff about the financial sustainability of the 21 water plants and 6 wastewater plants and is told that the systems are not sustainable. However, according to staff, the systems will become sustainable in 2018. Due to a multi-year grant from the federal and provincial governments and other cost saving measures, water and wastewater systems will no longer show an infrastructure deficit. Mayor Andy Letham commented, “I’m thrilled that we’ve turned the corner on our water and wastewater

budget. We are now spending what we need to maintain and upgrade our systems, and with the support from other levels of government, we can look forward to lower user rate increases. Going into the operating budget, we’ve already reduced our projected user rate increase for 2018 from 4 percent to 3 percent and we’ll finalize the numbers next month.” Council will deliberate the 2018 Operating Budget (including the Tax-Supported Operating Budget and the Water and Wastewater Operating Budget) on December 13 at 9am in Council Chambers, and on December 14 at 9am if required. All are welcome to attend and provide comment. Operating Budget documents will be posted at


What’s Happening

at Kawartha Art Gallery! Honouring the Spirits - October 17 to November 18th, 2017 An Exhibit honouring the talents and stories of Norval, Christian & Kyle Morrisseau A Grandfather, a Father and a Son Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

“York Wilson” Paint Night - Thursday, November 16th, 2017

“York Wilson” Christmas Abstract Paint & Study Night at the Gallery 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Cost: $35.00 each includes art materials and Christmas refreshments & treats

Art before Christmas

Beautiful gifts, there you will find for those on your list, ‘one of a kind’. An exhibit sale for all to see, chose a piece to place under your tree.

November 21 – December 16, 2017

Manga Mondays - October 16th, 2017 - June 11th, 2018.

Learn to draw Manga. Free Gallery workshop during the school year calendar for youth ages 12 to 18. Monday nights from 4 to 6 pm at the Gallery.

Bass Lake residents living near the public beach and lake access point are ‘dropping the gloves’ because they’re fighting mad. They say that in the past two years, ‘weekend warriors’ on off-road vehicles like ATVs and dirt bikes have overwhelmed the neighbourhood with bad behaviour. At the November 7 meeting of Trent Lakes Council, Bass Lake resident Heather Iviney offered Council a long list of concerns: • Excessive speed and noise from motorized off-road vehicles • Driving vehicles into Bass Lake and getting stuck (bogging) • Stealing from nearby properties to find supplies or coming, in distress, looking for assistance from residents to rescue vehicles • Washing off-road vehicles in the lake with soap or ‘bogging’ • Running vehicles on property shorelines and confronting residents in violent situations when they

Makerspace - November 18th, 2017 & December 9th, 2017

Makerspace is a space where people can gather to create, invent and learn

Artist Network - Free Admission - November 29th, 2017 A get together for artists to meet, network, and share at the Kawartha Gallery, 6:30 pm to 8 pm Contact: T: 705-324-1780, E: W: Location: 190 Kent Street West, Lindsay, ON. Hours: Tues - Sat, 10 – 4 pm

You are cordially invited to attend: A Kawartha Lakes Cultural Round Table Meeting

Topic – “How to Build Your Case for Funding Support and Sustainability” - Clarifying your purpose and objectives - Providing Data –quantifying past and current successes - Building strategic partnerships Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, November 28th Location: Victoria Room, City Hall 26 Francis Street, Lindsay, Ontario RSVP: 705-324-9411 extension 1498 6

November 17, 2017 - The Kawartha Promoter

The Kawartha Promoter - November 17, 2017  

The Kawartha Promoter - November 17, 2017

The Kawartha Promoter - November 17, 2017  

The Kawartha Promoter - November 17, 2017