Al Horsman, CAO for the City of Kawartha Lakes to speak at the AGM

Al Horsman, the City of Kawartha Lakes new Chief Adminstrative Officer (CAO), has graciously accepted our invitation and agreed to speak at SPA’s upcoming AGM. There will be a short question and answer period following the presentation and an opportunity to talk with Al after the meeting. The AGM will be held on September 4th at the Union Church. The meeting gets underway at 10:00 a.m.

As the CAO, Al deals with the day-to-day operations of the City and reports to Council, providing them with the information they need to make decisions. Al has stepped into a key role at an important time in the evolution of the City. This will be an excellent opportunity for Sturgeon Pointers to meet the new CAO and for Al
to get to know a little more about Sturgeon Point. Everyone is welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

Sturgeon Point History Project


Come enjoy an afternoon learning about the development of Sturgeon Point and some of its early families.

Kawartha Heritage presents Liane Kennedy, Coordinator, The Sturgeon Point History Project, speaking on The Development of Sturgeon Point and some of the Early Families.

Date:  Saturday, April 16th, 2011 at 2pm

Place:  St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 89 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls

Admission: $5- for non-members

For more information, please call 705-545-8537 or email [email protected]

McGee and Junkin win the CoKL election

Incumbents Ric McGee and Brian Junkin have both held onto their seats in council. Unofficial results reported by the CoKL indicate that Mayor McGee defeated Andy Letham by a little over 1100 votes. Lynne Boldt trailed both a distant third, receiving about 8.3% of the vote. Brian Junkin defeated challenger Gail Thommassen in a very close race for Ward 7 Councillor. The (unofficial) vote count for the Council seat was 1094 to 928, a margin of only 166 votes, or 8%. (The official vote count will be announced in the afternoon of October 26.)

The challengers also deserve our thanks and congratulations. This was a close race, and the candidates campaigned very hard. Part of that effort included an all-candidates meeting right here in Sturgeon Point. They all demonstrated their strong commitment to the political process and to Sturgeon Point.

Both Ric McGee and Brian Junkin have been strong supporters of Sturgeon Point in the past and we look forward to continuing our excellent working relationships with them in the coming years. Congratulations to them both.

Municipal Election Web Page

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve posted a Municipal Election Page  on our site. As the title plainly indicates, the page is dedicated to the upcoming municipal election that will be happening on October 25. . On it you’ll find the information you need to get your vote in, as well as links to local press coverage related to the mayoral candidates and the cnadidates that are running for Ward 7. We’re updating the press coverage several times a week, so come back and check it out.