Secondary Plan Meetings: Tomorrow, Today!

The next round of meetings for developing the Secondary Plan for the City of Kawartha Lakes is happening in October and is called Tomorrow, Today! Event Series

Bobcaygeon * Fenelon Falls * Lindsay * Omemee * Woodville
tomorrow, today!

Calling all residents!

How will we live, work and play in the future?

Could you imagine what your hometown might be like in 20 years from now?  Or 50? Could you explain it in words or pictures?  And would your neighbours’ ideas be the same as or different than yours?

What would you do today to make your hometown better for everyone tomorrow?

Please join us for an insightful look at what other communities are doing to help create a better place for their citizens and businesses.  From these stories, challenge yourself to create and share your vision for your hometown’s future.  Your vision just might be the one that gets chosen to be the official vision for your hometown!

Bring your friends, family and neighbours – all ages are encouraged to attend!

This is a free event and refreshments will be served!

All events are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please join us at the event in your hometown:

  • Bobcaygeon – October 25th, Bobcaygeon Service Centre, 123 East Street South
  • Fenelon Falls – October 19th, Fenelon Library, 19 Market Street
  • Lindsay – October 27th, Victoria Room, City Hall, 26 Francis St.
  • Omemee – October 26th, Coronation Hall, 1 King St. West
  • Woodville – October 18th, Woodville Arena, 105 Union Street

The “Tomorrow, Today!” event series is sponsored by the City of Kawartha Lakes. It’s part of our activities to help create  “Community Based Secondary Plans” to guide growth, manage development, and conserve our Urban Settlements.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Michael Benner at [email protected] or 1.888.822.2225 ext. 1330.

Who is to manage the Trent Severn Waterway?

Our MP, Barry Devolin, produced a statement that is calling for a new agency to manage and operate the Trent Severn Waterway.  Below is that press release.



 HALIBURTON – Local MP Barry Devolin is calling for the creation of a new independent agency to manage the Trent Severn Waterway (TSW), and that public safety and health should be the top priority of this new agency.

“I have come to believe that people and communities in this region would be better served by an independent agency managing the Trent Severn Waterway, rather than Parks Canada,” said Devolin.  “As such, my intention is to table a Private Members Bill this fall that would create a crown corporation which would manage and operate the TSW.”

Devolin said he reached this conclusion earlier this summer while listening to public input regarding decisions senior management at Parks Canada was making about the length of the Trent Severn Waterway’s navigational season.

“The Trent Severn is not your typical national park. It’s part nature, and part man-made,” said Devolin. “As such, I think it deserves a management structure better tailored to that reality.”

“During the public consultations over the summer, many of the people I spoke with agreed that the TSW needs to be seen as more of an economic driver and attraction whose management acts in a more proactive manor to keep and lure visitors to this area,” said Devolin.  “I think this new structure I am proposing could more easily navigate the TSW in that direction.”

The Trent Severn Waterway is a complex water management system in a central Ontario region that spans more than 18,000 square kilometers, and is home to more than one million residents. Man-made structures owned and operated by the TSW include 150 dams, 45 locks, and 39 swing bridges.

 The TSW is best known for its 386 kilometre-long historic canal that connects Lake Ontario at Trenton with Lake Huron at Port Severn. There are more than 125,000 private and commercial properties along this navigational channel, with thousands more on reservoir lakes in Haliburton County and other areas.

For more information contact:  Barry Devolin, MP – (705) 324-2400 or (866) 688-9881


City of Kawartha Lakes Secondary Plan

At our AGM, Lance Sherk, Director of Economic Development,  talked about the Secondary Plan that was being developed for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

7 Policy Papers have been developed so far in the process:

Below is the announcement the CoKL made about the Secondary Plan process:

City of Kawartha Lakes Community Based
Secondary Plans for Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee and Woodville
Notice of Project Launch

The City of Kawartha Lakes is studying the long-term growth and development of five settlement areas: Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee and Woodville. The study and resulting Secondary Plans are being undertaken in accordance with the Planning Act of Ontario.

The City of Kawartha Lakes continues to experience significant growth in year-round and seasonal population. The City wishes to ensure that continued growth in the five settlement areas is managed in a sustainable way that recognizes the integrity and unique aspects of each community. The Community Based approach will involve stakeholders and explore visions and options for future development.

Public and agency comments will be incorporated into the study and resulting Secondary Plans. There will be numerous opportunities for public involvement which will be advertised in the future.

In the interim, further information can be found at or contact Michael Benner at [email protected], 705-324-9411 x1330 or Paddy Kennedy at [email protected], 416-229-4647 x2394.

Michael Benner, MCIP RPP
Manager of Policy Planning
Development Services – Planning Services
City of Kawartha Lakes
180 Kent St. W., Lindsay ON K9V 2Y6

More information can be found at:

As more public hearings are scheduled, we will try to notify people about it.

Kawartha Lake Stweards Association Fall AGM

  Kawartha Lake Stewards Association – FALL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

10:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lakehurst Hall 979 Lakehurst Circle Road – 9 km west of Buckhorn on Highway 16

KLSA’s annual general meeting is open to the public.  This year the emphasis is on the just released 40 page handbook and companion piece to our  2009 Aquatic Plants Guide :    The Algae of the Kawartha Lakes.  Authors Paul Frost, PhD. David Schindler Professor of Aquatic Science and Colleen Middleton, MSc(c) Graduate student will discuss the content of this publication in terms that you can use at your next cottage association meeting.   Attendees will receive a free copy and association representatives can pick up sufficient quantities for their membership.

Other items that will be discussed:

  • Miskwaa Ziibi Project -Dr. Frost will describe this summer’s KLSA project designed to better define human nutrient contributions to the Kawartha Lakes.
  • Agriculture is a nutrient contributor, what could be done?  Paul Reeds, P.Ag. AACI (ret) AALP Agricultural Development Advisory Board

More information about the AGM and the Kawartha Lake Stewards Association can be found on their website: