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]

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 Josephine Mary BREYFOGLE

JOSEPHINE MARY BREYFOGLE (née King) September 6, 1936 (St. Albans, United Kingdom) – December 21, 2019 (Cobourg, Canada) Predeceased by her husband, Peter, of 53 years; survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Jillian; grandsons, Charlie and Sam. Graduate of Roedean School (South Africa and U.K.) and University of London (Bedford College). Avid reader, world traveler, and lover of her many adored dogs. Tireless contributor to museums and world cultural heritage. Royal Ontario Museum: Trustee (Deputy Chair, Acting Chair), Department of Museum Volunteers (Board Member, President), Docent, ROMWalk, and initiator Gallery Interpreters Program. CFFM (National Director, Board Member), CMA, VCAM, the Glenbow Museum. Volunteer Service Awards from Ontario and Toronto. International Women’s Association of Toronto. Devoted Sturgeon Pointer: Commodore, Director, and Archivist of the Sailing Club, 3-term Elected Municipal Councilor; Heritage Board member; Sturgeon Point Association. A celebration of her life will be held at her beloved cottage, Sturgeon Point, next summer. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club, the Royal Ontario Museum, or the Northumberland Hills Hospital. Condolences to maccoubrey.com.

If you’d like to leave your condolences online, the obituary can be found here.

2019 Halloween in Sturgeon Point

2014 Halloween at Sturgeon Point

This year’s Halloween festivities are taking place on Saturday, October 26th.

The fun starts at 11:00 AM with face painting, crafts and pumpkin carving at the Park.  BYOP! Please bring a pumpkin to carve at the park and if you have one to spare, please consider bringing it to the park for anyone who may not have a pumpkin.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the event!  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this online form. If you have any questions about the event in the park, please contact Tara Lindsay at [email protected].

At 6:00 PM, take a journey through Sturgeon Point’s Treat Trail and pick up goodies from those that are shelling out. Please sign up for trick or treating using this online form so that we can know who is handing out goodies AND how many are coming!  If you have any questions about trick or treating, please contact Jacqui Mutch-Potporski at [email protected].

Deadline to sign up is Wed., Oct 23rd.

Let everyone know on Facebook that you are coming!