Off-Road Vehicles in CoKL

There has been a lot of talk, and some community concerns voiced, around the changes made to provincial legislation regarding Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) use on highways and municipal roads in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  As a result, a task force has been formed and “the goal is to provide Council with recommendations based on research and public consultation that will help expand and enhance ORV use activity across the municipality.”

For more information, please check out the following links:
Kawartha Lakes to develop off road vehicle Task Force
Off Road Vehicle Task Force

At least one member of the Sturgeon Point community has already sent an email to Councillor Doug Elmslie and the Hon. Laurie Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), Minister of Infrastructure, voicing concern about these vehicles being allowed to be driven on the small roads in our community.

While SPA is not expressing an official opinion, we encourage all members to become informed and to voice their own opinions.  You can contact Councillor Elmslie, Minister Scott and the Chair of the ORV Task Force, at the following coordinates:

Councillor P. Dunn
Chair, ORV Task Force
Kawartha Lakes Council
705-324-9411
[email protected]

Hon. Laurie Scott
Minister of Infrastructure
14 Lindsay St. N
Lindsay, ON  K9V 1T4
[email protected]
705-324-6654 or Toll Free 1-800-424-2490

Councillor Doug Elmslie
City of Kawartha Lakes, Ward 3
705-324-9411 extension 3803
[email protected]

In Memory of Norman WRIGHT 1958 – 2020

Norman died peacefully at home in Toronto on December 7, 2020 after a courageous 16 month battle with a glioblastoma brain tumour.  He dealt with this disease and treatment bravely, without complaint.

Loving husband of Barbara Allan and dear father to Cooper. Predeceased by his father William and survived by his mother Barbara, his brother Bruce and his sister Elizabeth (Michael) and his two nephews Zachary and Nicholas. 

He will be dearly missed by family, and friends from his early days at school through to his recent working life at IBM Canada. Norman was an optimistic person who never had a bad thing to say about anyone. His 62 years were filled doing the things he loved with his family including travelling, spending time in the outdoors, hiking, camping and canoeing.  He also had many varied interests including his passion for cars, stamp and coin collecting, everything dinosaur, and WWII airplanes. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Sunnybrook Foundation and the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care (Mount Sinai Foundation) would be appreciated.

You are invited to join our virtual celebration of life honouring Norman Wright (June 2, 1958 – Dec. 7, 2020) 

On Saturday January 16, 2 pm

Using the following Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85172592677

Meeting ID: 851 7259 2677

The Zoom link will be open 30 minutes early, at 1:30 pm,  and we invite you tojoin us for an informal meet and greet before the start of the ceremony.  

The program itself will begin at 2 pm with photo memories of Norm’s life and reflections from some of Norm’s family and friends.

There will also be an opportunity to chat with the other guests after the memorial and by using the chat function on Zoom during the memorial. 

In case we’ve missed anyone, please feel free to share these details.  If you wish to say a few words about Norm at the memorial, please let us know at the emails below and we’ll fit you in. 

Sincerely, 

Norm’s Family 

If you have any questions in advance of the memorial, please contact any of the following:

Barb: [email protected]

Bruce: [email protected]

Elizabeth: [email protected]

Note:  If you have not downloaded Zoom, please do so for free (https://zoom.us/download) in advance.

You may also access the memorial by phone using the numbers below. 

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 647 374 4685  (Toronto) 

+1 647 558 0588 (Toronto)

+1 778 907 2071 (Vancouver area)

+49 69 7104 9922 (Germany)

+49 69 3807 9883 (Germany)

+61 8 6119 3900 (Australia)

+61 8 7150 1149 (Australia)

+61 2 8015 6011 (Australia)

+61 3 7018 2005 (Australia)

+61 7 3185 3730 (Australia)

Meeting ID: 851 7259 2677

Curbside leaf and yard waste pick up in Sturgeon Point

The CoKL collects leaf and yard waste from the curbside collection every spring and fall. This waste will only be collected if properly disposed of in dry paper yard bags and placed by the curb at 7am on your designated day.

The last Autumn curbside leaf and yard waste pick up is on Friday, November 20th.

They also collect branches that have been properly bundled with string or twine, at a size less than 3 feet in length and 40 lbs in weight. Grass and items placed in plastic bags will not be accepted.

Keep your bags dry by placing them in a storage shed, or under a tarp, until they are collected. Did you know you can also bring leaf and yard waste to any of the landfill sites, up to 250 kg free of charge? If the dates don’t align with your schedule, visit a site during operating hours and they’ll be happy to assist you.

As a member of the Sturgeon Point community, you can also take your leaves (and only leaves) to our leaf dump. Just remember to follow the signs! Please check out the Leaf Dump page on the website for all the information.