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.

Bears have been seen in the Point! An important reminder about bear safety.

Last night a large adult bear and three yearling bears were seen in the Point dining at a resident’s bird feeder. From the amount of garbage strewn onto Irene Avenue this morning it was clear the bears had been through the Point.

Garbage collection is pretty early (starting at 7am) and apparently the driver is now picking up on both sides of the street at the same time. Some residents may be putting garbage out the night before so they don’t miss pick up and this is attracting the bears.

The resident called the Bear Wise line (1-866-514-2327) and a Ministry of Natural Resources agent took the information and created a report. She was asked to take the bird feeder down as the bears will return to their food source until they find they cannot get anything at that location any longer.

Please remember to remove your bird feeders and only put garbage out the morning of pick up.

If you see a bear, please call the Bear Wise line at 1-866-514-2327 and file a report. They will track the number of incidents and be able to act should there be a safety risk.

If there is immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.

The Bear Wise information is also under Community at https://www.sturgeonpoint.com/community/safety-at-the-point/

In Memory of Gary Horner

Gary Charles Horner (GCH) passed into the hands of the Lord on Friday January 10, 2020 after suffering a catastrophic fall. Gary leaves his wife Janice, two sons Michael and David and his sister Shirley to celebrate the joys of his life. Gary will be missed by many. We are grateful to Pastor Jeff and the Trentside Church for their love and support. We thank the Doctors at Kingston General for their care throughout very devastating days. Gary celebrated life. His motto in life was “No Regrets” thus we will celebrate his life in the spring. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, MONK CHAPEL. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the MS Society by visiting www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-738-3222.  To send flowers to the family of Gary Horner, please visit Tribute Store

Condolences can be left at the online obituary.

2019 Christmas Shinny & Skating

It’s that time of year once again to get your skates sharpened, sticks taped, helmets at the ready and start thinking about hitting the ice over the holidays!

Larry Thomas has graciously organized the annual Sturgeon Point Christmas Shinny & Skating again this year!

The ice has been booked once again for three days over the course of the holidays: Friday the 27th, Saturday the 28th and Monday the 30th  

We’ll be at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre – Ice Pad for two of the days and we’re going “old school” at the Bobcaygeon rink (bring your woollies) on the Saturday. please note that there are different times for all three days.

  • Friday December 27: 11:30-1:30 PM (Fenelon Falls Ice Pad)
  • Saturday December 28: 3:30-5:30 PM (Bobcaygeon Ice Pad)
  • Monday December 30: 2:00PM-4:00PM (Fenelon Falls Ice Pad)

The City of Kawartha Lakes has been increasing the rental rate on an annual basis for the last few years (plus weekend rates are charged at the premium level) as such we are having to raise the family rate to $25/day, we can keep the rate for singles at $10/day.

Come out and enjoy skating with your friends and neighbours on one, two or all of these dates!