Remeber to Vote – Thursday, October 6th

Thursday, October 6th is voting day for the provincial election.

For people living in Sturgeon Point, below is voting information…..

Where to vote day of:

Address: 18 BOND ST E,  FENELON FALLS,  ON  K0M 1N0.
Access for people with disabilities: YES
Date and Hours of Operation: October 06, 2011, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (EDT).

If you want to go to an advance poll, the following link will help you find that information.

CBC has a great website which has candidate information and stats about our district.  Please check it out!

Below are the candidates running in this election.  If you want to know more about them, just click on their name.

NDP – Don Abel

LIB – Rick Johnson

FP – Charles Olito

GRN – Anita Payne

PC – Laurie Scott

CoKL’s CAO follows up after the SPA AGM Presentation

After his informative presentation at SPA’s AGM on September 4th, Al Horsman engaged our members in a lively question and answer period. A number of issues were brought up by our members, and although Al did a good job of addressing all of the questions at the AGM, he recently followed up with a letter and some supporting documentation to help address some of our concerns in more depth. Al’s letter and those documents have been posted on a dedicated page and can be access by clicking on the following link:

CAO Al Horsman’s AGM Follow Up

Its encouraging to see that our new CAO is so responsive to our community’s concerns – and we hope this good relationship extends well into the future.

Bears in Sturgeon Point (again!)

Cubs playing on the lawn
Cubs playing on the lawn

The photo on the left shows a pair of bear cubs playing on a local lawn last Tuesday. The cubs have been spotted roaming around the Point almost every morning over the past week or two. It is not uncommon for bears to visit the community at this time of year, and it makes it all the more important to take precautions to ensure that these wild animals don’t linger and become a nuisance. Among other things, that means not putting your garbage outside until garbage day, keeping your BBQ clean after you’ve grilled dinner on it, and taking your bird feeders down or removing the bird seed.

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has been made aware of these two scoundrels. The MNR is very relectant to trap and relocate young cubs, and they will not come unless they start to pose a serious problem. There is an unconfirmed report that a third bear has been spotted as well. This one might be the mother. Please contact us if you have seen all three together. You can submit a comment to this post or simply send me an email at [email protected].

Bears can be dangerous, so please do not interact with them, approach them, and definitely do not feed them. If you’d like to report the bears to the MNR bear reporting line, you can call them at 866-514-2327. For emergencies, dial 911.

KLSA General Meeting – October 1st at Lakehurst

The Kawartha Lakes Stewards Association is having their Annual General Meeting on October 1st, 10:00 a.m. at the Lakehurst Hall (979 Lakehurst Circle Road). The KLSA  does excellent work promoting and funding a better understanding of the ecology of our lake and the lakes in our region. The Algae Workshop that we hosted this past summer was sponsored by the KLSA, and they were the recipient of a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to run the Algae Research program to study the algae in our lakes. Blue Green algae will certainly be a topic of discussion at the meeting. There will be a number of additional presentations at this meeting. If you have any interest in these matters, please come out and participate. For a more complete description along with directions, please download the meeting announcement. You can also visit the KLSA’s website by clicking here. See you there!