It is with sadness that we share the news of Agatha Tawaststjerna’s peaceful passing on December 15th, 2023 in Collingwood, Ontario. Agatha was born on April 5, 1929, in Toronto, Ontario. She was the daughter of Thomas D’Arcy and Lillian Leonard. Agatha was predeceased by Jack, Anne, Kathleen, Stephanie, and Conrad. She was the mother of Leonard (Heather), Gregory (Kathy), Sonja (Daryl), Gander (JoJo), Anna, David (Sarah), Granny to Andrew, Kevin (Charlotte), D’Arcy, Chloe, John, Olivia (predeceased), Samantha, Eve, George (Madeleine), Sean, Griffin, Thomas, Katie, and Great Granny to Sloane. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched.
Mass took place late December in Collingwood. Donations can be made to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital https://cgmhf.com/
“Fenelon Trails” Development Overview & Public Information Session Recap
Applications have been submitted to the City of Kawartha Lakes for the “Fenelon Trails” subdivision development on County Road 121. A public information session was held on Tuesday, November 14th in Fenelon Falls, the following is an overview of the development and a recap of the information session.
Development Overview: TOR Construction Ltd has submitted applications to the City of Kawartha Lakes for a residential development that includes:
427 single detached dwellings
242 townhouse dwellings
One mixed-use density block
Three medium-density residential blocks, totaling 894 dwelling units.
Public Information Session Recap: On Tuesday, November 14th, TOR Construction Ltd hosted a public information session to share details about their application and development plans for the Fenelon Trails subdivision. The event drew a significant turnout, sparking passionate conversations about existing challenges such as affordable housing and infrastructure strain, namely congested bridges, and limited school space. TOR Construction Ltd responded by indicating that they believe these issues fall within the city’s purview for resolution. However, the development team did share that, according to their analysis, the addition of 894 new homes would not necessitate the construction of another school.
Scott Waterhouse, the project’s planner, took the stage to provide a comprehensive overview of the submitted plans. He highlighted the inclusion of various studies, including archeological, environmental impact, and traffic studies. Scott emphasized that these documents are available as public records with the city and can be requested via email.
Community Input: Questionnaires were distributed at the session, aimed at capturing input. These responses will be shared with the City of Kawartha Lakes as part of the development application. You are encouraged to reflect on the following questions:
What retail/commercial uses do you believe are needed in this area, and what would you like to see along Kawartha Lakes Road 121?
What housing types are needed for the Fenelon Falls community? (e.g., bungalow, two-storey, townhouses, apartment units)
In your opinion, what is one crucial aspect of the development for the Fenelon Falls community?
What are the top three challenges you anticipate for the community as growth and development occur?
For those who wish to know what is being proposed, and the impact on the Sturgeon Point and local communities’ interests, you are encouraged to attend the public information session being held on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023, at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre.
KLSA is a nonprofit volunteer organization formed over 20 years ago to monitor the water quality of the Kawartha Lakes. Volunteers conduct water quality tests across many Kawartha Lakes, including Sturgeon, and the results are published in KLSA’s annual Report. All the annual reports, and other specialty publications, are available on the KLSA website.
Most recently, KLSA has published the second edition of the Aquatic Plants Guide. This guide is a well-produced and very informative booklet, with photographs, illustrations and vital information about the many aquatic plants (don’t call them weeds) in our ecosystem.
Hard copies of the Guide are available on request, free of charge. Some copies have been placed in the SPA Publications Boxes by the Community Bulletin Boards. It should also be available on the KLSA website in due course.
KLSA is supported entirely by donations and volunteering. All support is welcome.