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]

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.