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April - Year in Review 2022

Uxbridge receives provincial money

UXBRIDGE: The Township of Uxbridge has secured provincial funding for their Downtown Revitalization project. On Friday, April 8th, MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy appeared in front of Uxbridge’s Coffee Time parking lot to announce the Ontario government would be providing $22,500 towards the local project. The funding comes from the provincial government’s Rural Economic Development Program.

Ontario removes highway tolls

NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA: The Ontario government has officially removed tolls from two highways. On Tuesday, April 5th, Premier Doug Ford announced the government had removed the tolls from Highways 412 and 418.

Suspicious Janetville fire

KAWARTHA LAKES: The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a recent fire in the community of Janetville. According to the OPP’s Kawartha Lakes detachment, the fire started at an abandoned home on Janetville Road on Wednesday, March 30th.

Return of Easter events

SCUGOG: After a hiatus of a couple of years, the Easter Bonnet contest and the Easter Egg Hunt returned to Port Perry’s Queen Street this month. The event was scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 17th, with the bonnet contest, put on by Church Chicks United, going first.

Scugog basement fire

SCUGOG: Scugog Firefighters had to battle a basement fire at a house at 8 Orchard Road in Port Perry on Easter Sunday, April 17th. Scugog Fire officials estimate the total damages from the fire to be around $75,000. No injuries were reported.

Task force violates rules

KAWARTHA LAKES: The Ontario Ombudsman has found the Kawartha Lakes’ Off-Road Vehicle Task Force contravened the Municipal Act. In a recently released report, Ombudsman Paul Dubé stated, “two working group meetings” the task force held violated the “open meeting rules found in the Municipal Act.” The report points to the fact these meetings “were not open to the public.”

FLATO donates to Fleming College

KAWARTHA LAKES: Several dignitaries were at Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, on Thursday, April 21st, for the announcement of a significant donation from FLATO Developments. The housing development company is pledging $1.2 million to the local college. Premier Doug Ford was among those in attendance.

MoJacks become the Lumberjacks

SCUGOG: Port Perry’s Junior C hockey team will be heading into next season with a new name and a new look. At a press conference, at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre, on Thursday, April 28th, Murray Parliament announced the Port Perry MoJacks will become the Port Perry Lumberjacks. This name change follows a change in sponsorship, with Lake Scugog Lumber becoming the team’s new sponsor.

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