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What is happening between Kawartha Lakes and the fisheries department?

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What is happening between Kawartha Lakes and the fisheries department?

Everything is now settled between the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, but what happened in the first place? 

MyKawartha reported, "In August 2014, the city was called in to deal with an issue at the drain site. The work, which was done in accordance with a permit issued by Kawartha Conservation, involved the removal of vegetation, silt accumulation and several beaver dams. . .  there was concern that the method used to dismantle the blockage resulted in silt and sediment being released into that drain when one of the city’s silt controls failed, which in turn resulted in the death of fish. "

The city has made changes to its drain management as a result. They also voluntarily donated $75,000 to the Environmental Damages Fund. 

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