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Thursday, May 14, 2015 – Market Hall, Peterborough

Peterborough, ON – The second talk in Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) and Trent University’s speaker series, A Sense of Place: Perspectives on Relationship to Land and Water in the Kawarthas, will be held at

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

OMB quarry review bumped up a level

By Glenna Burns

            By unanimous agreement, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Review of Evidence on the Dewdney Mountain Farms Quarry has been bumped up a level.

            This means the OMB’s most senior chair, Shing Kan Wilson Lee, will

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 00:00

My Mother … or Mother Earth … or both?

By John Bird

            Every year on recent Mother’s Days, I have faced a dilemma.

            Do I visit my mother, a widow now in her 90s, and a wonderful woman who has managed to

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 00:00

Blue Canoes coming to your shore

            If you see a blue canoe coming down your shoreline some sunny day this June, July or August, be sure to go out and welcome the paddlers. Chances are it’s the

Friday, 10 April 2015 00:00

Adventures with Wild Rice

            Why do you think it’s called Rice Lake, Peterborough food security expert and farmer Paula Anderson asked her audience on Sunday, March 22, when the Gamiing Nature Centre

Friday, 10 April 2015 00:00

Bobcaygeon cleans up for Earth Day

            Bobcaygeon Lions Club is organizing a “clean-up day” in and around town on Wednesday, April 22, from 10 am to noon and from 4 to 6 pm.

            We will meet at the Lions

            The City of Kawartha Lakes narrowly missed a place in history by becoming the first municipality in Ontario to adopt the "Blue Dot" resolution supporting clean water, air and safe food.

            But at least we’re second, after


            Spring is approaching, and with its warmer weather comes melting snow, rain, and the break-up of ice along rivers, streams, ponds, and lakes. Kawartha Conservation reminds parents and caregivers to be alert to the dangers near the water.

  • As temperatures rise above zero, thinning
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Got milk(weed)? Save the monarch butterflies

            The David Suzuki Foundation wants governments and rail, road and hydro agencies across Canada to plant milkweed—the wildflower that monarch butterflies depend on—along rail lines, roadsides, hydro corridors, and in schoolyards and gardens across the nation.

            "We've lost almost a

            With the Emerald Ash Borer detected and confirmed in Memorial Park in Lindsay, in Oakwood, and at the first site near Balsam Lake, the City of Kawartha Lakes has taken “a number of steps to help mitigate the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer and are currently working on a series of best practices to be adopted by council,” says Craig Shanks, Director of Community Services for Kawartha Lakes.

            “We have witnessed the tremendous damage the Emerald Ash Borer has caused in

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