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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:05

Learn and speak on walking/cycling plan

            Environmental Action Bobcaygeon (EAB) is inviting all interested persons to attend one of the two public, Open House meetings it is holding this month about the walking and cycling master plan it is developing for the village.

            The meetings will take place Thursday, Oct. 20, from 1-3 pm, and from 7-9 pm, at Trinity United

By Julia Taylor

            Here comes Thanksgiving. What a great excuse to get together and have a delicious family dinner and extra desserts.

            We have a big family—and that means a big cleanup. A couple of years ago I was getting ready to take the garbage out. It was looking pretty explody, and I knew there was all sorts of ooeey-gooey, runny stuff inside of it, but I ignored the warning signs.

            Somehow I tied it together and went to heave it

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:54

Into the future—in Norland

 Jamie Burton (left) with John and Josie Harlow, and Margy Taylor, at the Tesla charging station.

By Jennifer Wilson

            The Riverside Inn has brought the future to the City of Kawartha Lakes.

            Restaurant owners Jamie Burton and Margy Taylor saw an opportunity to install a Tesla electric-vehicle charging station in their

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:53

Illegal fires still threaten Chiminis

By Glenna Burns

            Jim Inch, a member of the Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) management team, has asked Trent lakes council to grant KLT authority to act as bylaw-enforcement officers on Big (Boyd) Island/Chiminis.

            He said volunteer crews have dismantled fire pits on the island, only to go back a short time later and find they have been

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:51

Have a colourful, active Thanksgiving

By John Bird, editor

            When I was a child, my family often used to spend Thanksgiving with my aunt, uncle and cousins at their home in Lachute, Quebec, on the edge of the Laurentians.

            It was a lot of work for all the adults involved. On the one side, the packing and long evening drive from Whitby to Lachute after dad got off work on Saturday—then back on Monday evening so he could start work again Tuesday morning.

            On the other side, the endless

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:40

Good for the student—and the farmer

Mariah (left), Paige and Sabrina Dalzell at Prince of Wales School enjoy a healthy snack of local food.


            As part of Local Food Month in September, volunteers delivered the first of more than 500 food boxes filled with local foods to nearly 50 schools in Peterborough city and county to support Food For Kids student-nutrition programs.

            Each food box supports school breakfast programs. These first boxes included 20 lbs of

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:24

Sweet Harvest

            Jerry Jerrard and Noah Pascoe recently began taking the honey off their bees’ hives. They take the super (top) off the hive, literally blow the bees out from the honey frames, then take the frames back to the workshop to remove the honey in an extractor.

Photo Credit: Len Jerrard

            Aaah, summer. I’m standing thigh-deep in a warm, lazy river in the secret Kawarthas, waving a magic wand—a fly-fishing rod.

            Beneath that placid surface, just where the riffles end and the water deepens under the overhanging pine, smallmouth bass are

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:00

Have your say on Nogies Creek

By Glenna Burns

            The Nogies Creek Waterway project is edging closer to reality as a working group continues to explore how best to protect the river and its environment while encouraging paddlers and other uses.

            In fact, they have recently distributed a survey to the public through Kawartha Conservation to gauge public interest in

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:00

It’s easy being green - To the Lakes

By Julia Taylor

            For a short period of my life I was a Kawartha Lakes cottager. I moved away. But eventually, I got sick of driving up every weekend—and moved back.

            During that period I remember hustling on Thursday nights each week to have everything

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