Commemoration to Flora Agnew

Doug Brown, a long standing member of Sturgeon Point, is organizing a commemoration to Flora Agnew
In November of 2012, Sturgeon Point lost one of it’s life long resident’s and matriarch’s, Flora Agnew. During her life, Flora was a long time supporter of the Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club and her family continues that tradition today. To recognize that and give a lasting tribute to Flora, a donation site has been set up to collect funds to purchase a much needed Optimist sailboat to add to the SLSC fleet. Please help to recognize and remember this great lady by going to and making a donation to help us reach our goal. Donations will be accepted until June 30, 2014 and any funds received over and above the set goal will go towards the purchase of a second boat.
Thank you all in advance for your help.


Local Sturgeon Pointer has art exhibit in Toronto


 April 7 – 18  2014

 image001Drop in to see my show.

Hope to see you when I’m there:

Saturday April 12 2 -4pm or Sunday April 13 2 – 4pm
ArtMart Gallery

660 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1G5
Gallery Hours: Mon to Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 12 – 5 pm

Faye Jordan departs from her recent conceptual landscapes to explore ‘the essence of floral’ in this new work.She personalizes a palette of quince greens,  petal pinks, and velvet earth browns in watercolours and acrylic on canvas.  Faye references contemporary Scottish artists Craigie Aitchison and Alison Watt in sensual, erotically suggestive imagery, while also drawing inspiration from Flemish floral paintings of the 17th century.

Located  downstairs from a flower shop, this gallery is a serendipitous location for this installation.

20% of profits will be donated to Kawartha Lakes Women’s Resources

Citizens invited to Secondary Plan Open Houses

The City of Kawartha Lakes is giving residents of Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee, and Woodville an opportunity to review the first full version of its plans for growth and development in each community, and provide input on a new program of financial incentives.

Following extensive consultation, research, and analysis completed through 2012, the municipality is ready to share the details of the plans to guide each community’s growth and development over the next 20 years.  All interested citizens are encouraged to attend the Open House in their community or visit the municipality’s website to obtain the Secondary Plans.

The municipality is also concurrently conducting public consultation for new Community Improvement Plans (CIPs).  Upon completion, the CIPs will make financial incentives available to downtown / main street properties in Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee, and Woodville to encourage renovation, rehabilitation, and redevelopment.

“The linkage between the Secondary Plans and the Community Improvement Plans is very important,” says Michael Benner, the municipality’s Manager of Policy Planning.  “The Secondary Plans provide long-term direction and the CIPs will help stimulate positive change in the short-term.”

“The target audience for the CIPs is downtown / main street business and property owners,” indicates Denise Williams, the City’s Business Retention and Expansion Officer.  “There are many financial incentives that we can offer and we need their input so that we can tailor the financial incentives to their needs.”

The Secondary Plan Open Houses and consultation on the Community Improvement Plans will consist of display materials, an informal presentation, and a question-and-answer session.

The Secondary Plan Open Houses and consultation on the Community Improvement Plans are:

  • Bobcaygeon – July 29, 7-8:30 pm., Bobcaygeon Service Centre, 123 East Street South
  • Fenelon Falls – July 23, 7-8:30 pm., Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veteran’s Way
  • Lindsay – July 24, 7-8:30 pm., Victoria Park Armoury, North Room 2nd Floor, 5-13 Sussex St N
  • Omemee – July 25, 7-8:30 pm., Coronation Hall, 1 King St. West
  • Woodville – July 22, 7-8:30 pm., Woodville Town Hall, 101A King Street

For more information, please contact:

(Secondary Plans & Community Improvement Plans)
Michael Benner
Manager of Policy Planning
Development Services
The City of Kawartha Lakes
[email protected]
1.888.822.2225 / 705.324.9411 ext. 1330.


(Community Improvement Plans)
Denise Williams
Business Retention and Expansion Officer
Economic Development
The City of Kawartha Lakes
[email protected]
1.888.822.2225 / 705.324.9411 ext. 1492

Environmental Meeting – This Saturday!!

Saturday July 20nd 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon   Sturgeon Point Church

SPA is hosting the third annual Environment Information Session to present topics we think will be of interest to the residents of Sturgeon Point.  The Kawartha Lakes has a diverse environment from the Canadian Shield to the St Lawrence Lowlands, “The Land Between”, and the quality of this environment is of major importance to us all.  This session will feature the following guest speakers and topics

Mr David Pridham  Kawartha Lakes Conservation  Up-date on the Sturgeon Lake Management Plan

            This is a very ambitious program to document the lake and near-shore characteristics and to develop recommendations that will guide land-use planning in the area.

Ms Samantha Burke  Graduate student Trent University  Benthic macro invertebrates as indicators of water quality plus a brief introduction to the Kawartha Lakes Steward Association document ‘The Algae of the Kawartha Lakes’

            Copies of the ‘The Algae of the Kawartha Lakes’ will be available at the Session.

Samantha will describe how studying the critters in the water tells us a lot about the health of the lake.  There will be a quiz at the end to see how many know what Benthic macro invertebrates are.  Hint  GOOGLE it

Chris Appleton  Treasurer of Kawartha Lakes Steward Association and Resident of Sturgeon Point Outline of the Objectives and Activities of the Kawartha Lakes Steward Association (KLSA)

            KLSA is involved in many interesting environmental studies and programs, such as the Sturgeon Lake Management Plan and is a valuable source of information on the issues and health of our local environment.  

Lucas Tyukodi  Invasive Species Community Outreach Liaison – Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters  Discussion of invasive animals and plants: Rusty Crayfish, Round Goby, Garlic Mustard and Emerald Ash Borer.