Blue-green algae are a type of cyanobacteria known for rapidly reproducing and collecting to form large, highly visible blooms throughout the water column, on the surface of water as a scum, or on the lake bottom as a mat.
They’re not only unsightly and smelly, but some can release
By Glenna Burns
It's fire season in Ontario and Trent Lakes Fire Rescue has been busy fighting a forest fire just off the Fire Access Road in the former Cavendish municipality.
A commercial plane spotted the fire on Saturday, June 18, around 3 pm and reported it to
Kawartha Conservation’s successful shoreline outreach program is kicking off its fifth year as the Blue Canoe team heads out onto the lakes of the Kawarthas again this summer.
From now til the end of August, the team will paddle their two blue canoes from
YouTube videos demonstrate every aspect of gardening from creating the perfect compost pile to designing a pond complete with waterfall.
However, nothing compares to the “real thing.”
The eight gardens open for our Bobcaygeon Garden Tour—Saturday, July 9, from
Adri Eastman found—and photographed—not one but two Blandings turtles on June 17 and 20 near her home on Ledge Road in Trent Lakes near the proposed haul route site for the proposed Dewdney Mountain Farms Quarry.
Have you spotted
I felt a little shiver the other day when I heard a report that Ontario was moving to eliminate use of natural gas.
That’s what we use to heat our home, and I’ve been under the impression it’s
The parkette at the government dock in Rosedale, which the Residents of Rosedale (RoR) have been refurbishing since the fall of 2014, is ready for its grand opening.
All are invited to attend the opening celebration, from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, June
The organizing committee for this year’s Summer Lakeshore Festival at Gamiing Nature Centre has been working hard for months to line up a full day of fun, great music and fine local and international food,” says Gamiing director Mieke Schipper.
It’s a free, family event on Saturday, June 18, with lots for
With local, registered, conservation charity Kawartha Land Trust taking on ownership of most of Chiminis (Big/Boyd Island)—and the responsibility for managing all of it—legal public access to the island has been restored for the first time since the island transferred into European ownership in
Environmental Action Bobcaygeon (EAB) hosted more than 120 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from Bobcaygeon Public School at Bobcaygeon’s Wilderness Park to celebrate Earth Day this year.
Before planting two ceremonial shade trees, EAB volunteers lead each class to
By Julia Taylor
I used to think that “going green” at home meant that I had to “do it myself” and make all my cleaners. Little did I know that having a toxic-free cleaning routine is the exact opposite.
In fact it’s so easy, and cheap, and effective that I have never looked back.
Here’s how you do it:
Next time your regular cleaner is empty, fill it half full with
Kawartha Lakes and Sir Sandford Fleming College are getting a $58,700 grant to build one electric-vehicle charging station at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.
That’s the estimated cost of a level-three charger station. An agreement between
By John Bird, editor
Artisanal cheesemaker, Pieter van Oudenaren had the excellent work of his small artisan team well rewarded in Montreal last month, when he returned home heavy laden with six medals around his neck from the Canadian Cheese Awards.
Pieter, who has been working with Lindsay’s Mariposa Dairy since
It's a win-win for gardeners and town
Bobcaygeon & District Horticultural Society
By John Bick
A great way to get locally-grown plants that are acclimatized to the growing conditions of our zone (4B) is to take an empty box and fill it up at Bobcaygeon Horticultural Society’s local plant sale.
This year it will be held on the morning of