Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting
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At the halfway point in the municipal term, Mayor McFadden felt it was time for another check in with township residents to hear their concerns and receive feedback on current issues on the minds of ratepayers. McFadden collected topics from the 25 residents who joined him at Galerie Q on … Continue reading

Second Quarter OLG Payment Received by Township

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued a second-quarter (July to September, 2016) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $884,109 to Cavan Monaghan on October 21st for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs. Since November 1999, Cavan Monaghan has received more than $53.8 million in non-tax gaming revenue. These payments … Continue reading

Key Rural Issues at Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference

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  During a series of meetings with Provincial Cabinet ministers as part of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference held last week in Windsor, Ontario, members of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) raised a number of significant issues facing the region, including: Extending natural gas into … Continue reading

Schmale Seeking Constituency Feedback on Electoral Reform

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Local MP Jamie Schmale is seeking input and feedback from all constituents on Electoral Reform.   “In 2015, the liberal government declared its intention to ensure that, ‘2015 will be the last election under first past the post’ (ie. the present electoral system). However, the government has not stated what … Continue reading

Youth Find Their Voices Working with Horses

Youth Find Their Voices Working with Horses
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Interacting with animals is known to provide therapeutic results, but most animal therapy involves dogs. At Horses Help Canada, founder Jane Saundercook has designed programs to help youth deal with social and emotional difficulties through direct interaction with horses. She notes that horses also provide unconditional love and have a … Continue reading

Jamie Schmale Pushes Back against the Liberal Red Tide

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Karen Graham Voters in our riding of Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Brock turned out in droves to cast their votes, following the national trend of high voter turnout with almost 68% of registered voters showing up at the polls, slightly higher than the national average. Unlike the majority of Canadians, however, … Continue reading

Jamie Schmale Pushes Back against the Liberal Red Tide

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Karen Graham Voters in our riding of Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Brock turned out in droves to cast their votes, following the national trend of high voter turnout with almost 68% of registered voters showing up at the polls, slightly higher than the national average. Unlike the majority of Canadians, however, … Continue reading

Schmale Shares Coffee and Concerns At Sylvia`s

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Karen Graham The crowd at Sylvia`s last Thursday who joined Conservative Candidate Jamie Schmale’s “Coffee with the Candidate” were for the most part not the undecided voters seeking information on which to base their October 19th decision , but committed Conservative supporters there to show candidate Jamie Schmale they were … Continue reading

Liberal Candidate Hosts Bethany BBQ

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Karen Graham It was a slim crowd who joined Liberal Candidate David Marquis and his campaign organizers last Saturday afternoon at the Bethany Athletic Club to take advantage of the opportunity to meet the candidate in an informal setting to learn more of his plans for Parliament.  It was the … Continue reading

Mike Perry First Candidate to Host Local Meet and Greet Event

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Karen Graham Last Tuesday, NDP Candidate Mike Perry was at the Legion offering some insights to the platform his party is proposing in the upcoming federal election. He first outlined the Fair Vote System, a new way of allocating seats in Parliament which is based on proportional representation which was … Continue reading

Green Party no Longer a Single Issue Organization

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Sarah Sobanski Green Party candidate William MacCallumfor the Halliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock riding is an environmental activist in the community – he would work towards a moratorium against wind turbines increased to 2 kilometers instead of .5 kilometers in a residential area –but he recognizes that other issues are important too. “I’m … Continue reading

Jamie Schmale Seeks His Turn at Bat for the Conservative Party

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Karen Graham After eleven years helping incumbent Barry Devolin increase the strength of the Conservative’s support in the riding in the past four elections, Schmale is anxious to take the reins himself.  In 2003, he ran against Devolin for the conservative nomination, and while he lost that race, he signed … Continue reading

They are off! Liberal Candidate David Marquis Hopes to move from Municipal to Federal Service

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Karen Graham David Marquis is no stranger to political life, having served at the municipal level for 16 years in Brock Township. He hopes to join a Liberal government this fall in Ottawa, where his party plans to make some changes in the way the country is governed. Having grown … Continue reading