Preliminary Budget Proposes a 2.5% Municipal Rate Hike

Preliminary Budget Proposes a 2.5% Municipal Rate Hike
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Council started their new term in office with a review of the township’s financial situation during a day-long meeting last month, where Director of Finance Kimberley Pope presented a preliminary draft of current budget. In her initial draft, Ms. Pope indicated a rise in the municipality’s Operating budget of 5.8… Continue reading

Renewable Energy Project Inches Forward

Renewable Energy Project Inches Forward
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In the 2018 Budget, Council allocated $5,000 for a feasibility study evaluating the economic potential of a community based bio-digester.  Following a presentation to Council by Kawartha RNG on their project in Havelock, Staff and Council focussed their discussions on a potential project that produces renewable natural gas (RNG). During… Continue reading

Municipal Election Results

Municipal Election Results
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As this municipal term comes to an end, we say thank you to two municipal leaders who have served our community well: Cavan Councillor Jordan Landry and former Mayor and Deputy Mayor John Fallis.  They are replaced by Cathy Moore and Matthew Graham who are both newcomers to municipal office. … Continue reading

Comment – Every Vote Counts

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The good news and bad news in a democracy is that every vote counts, so ones cast by informed and thoughtful voters carry no more weight than those selected by those who throw the proverbial dart. Perhaps voters will be less cavalier in their candidate selection these days given how… Continue reading