Greetings friends and neighbours,
Following up on our initial meeting in May to explore the idea of a Council of Canadians local Chapter, which many of you attended, this is the invitation to the founding meeting of the Bobcaygeon (or Trent Lakes – Kawartha Lakes) Council of Canadians Chapter on July 13th at 10:30 am. The meeting will be held at Kawartha Coffee Co. – 49 Bolton Street in Bobcaygeon.
John Cartwright, the newly elected National President of the Council, and Organizer Christina Warner will be in attendance to assist us and to report on the recent AGM and Action Plan for the future. We also hope (technology gods willing) to have greetings from Hononary President Maude Barlow via Skype.
Feel free to forward this invitation to others living in the area who may be interested.
Hoping to see you on the 13th.
Sherry Hillman & George Hewison
705-738-6093(H) / 705-731-7777(c)
Beautiful and biodiverse – Shoreline gardens are functional, fantastic and fun. They can be tailored to match your style, maintain your views, and increase privacy- and they will help to attract birds, bees, and wildlife, while deterring nuisance geese and invasive warm water fishes. Naturalized shorelines also filter water.
Keep your lake clean and healthy for future generations with a native shoreline garden.
Walk away with custom designs and plant lists for your shoreline.
COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM JUDGES ARE IN TOWN ON JULY 11 AND 12.
WE’LL BE COMPETING AGAINST OTHER SMALL ONTARIO TOWNS IN THIS PRESTIGIOUS INITIATIVE. IT’S MORE THAN JUST FLOWERS! WE HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER IN ALL THE CATEGORIES JUDGED.
YOU CAN HELP BY MAKING SURE OUR LANDSCAPES AND STREET-SCAPES ARE ALL TIDY AND FREE OF DEBRIS. AND DON’T FORGET TO WAVE AS THE JUDGES AND TEAM TOUR OUR VIBRANT VILLAGE BY TROLLEY, FOOT, AND BOAT!
More information at the Bobcaygeon Communities in Bloom Website
For more information, check out The Land Between website.
City calls on residents to help stop illegal dumping
Kawartha Lakes – The City has become aware of two recent incidents involving large quantities of waste containing hazardous materials being illegally dumped on City roads.
“These types of illegal dumping incidents cost thousands of dollars to clean up,” explained Bryan Robinson, Director of Public Works. “We are asking residents with information to come forward so we can hold those responsible accountable for their actions.”
How you can help:
- Report any illegally dumped waste by calling 705-324-9411
- Report any suspicious activity such as trucks with large loads parking on back roads – especially at night, by calling Kawartha Lakes OPP at 705-324-6741, or Kawartha Lakes Police Service at 705-324-5252
- If possible note the license plate number, type of vehicle, time of day and location when reporting suspicious activity
- Require proof of disposal (such as tipping receipts from the landfill) when a contractor is disposing of waste on your behalf
- Always dispose of your waste during curbside collection or at City landfill sites
Illegal dumping facts:
- City of Kawartha Lakes tax payers end up paying the costs to clean up illegally dumped waste
- Chemicals from illegal dump sites can contaminate wells and surface water
- Dumped tires and mattresses can be infested with disease carrying mosquitos
- Illegal dump sites attract rodents, insects and other vermin
- Pets and wildlife near dump sites can be harmed by ingesting hazardous materials, injured by sharp objects and suffocate if they become stuck in the debris
- Dump sites often contain broken glass, syringes, medical waste and toxic substances like asbestos
- Illegal dumping prevents the natural runoff of water during heavy rain and can cause flooding and property damage
- Illegal dumping sites are a fire hazard
- Illegal dumping negatively impacts tourism and quality of life for residents
Illegal dumping is a crime. The City will continue to actively investigate and report all illegal dumping incidents.