What does a healthy agricultural landscape mean to you? Does it make you think of new life? Food? Wildlife? The soil your family traditions are deeply rooted in?
Whether you're an amateur or professional photographer, the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) wants you to
By Glenna Burns
Volunteers with the Kawartha Land Trust began cleaning up and taking down structures on Pigeon Lake’s Chiminis (Big/Boyd Island) on May 6, after transfer of the island to KLT’s ownership and stewardship had been confirmed in March.
But this clean up has become a lightning rod for
You’ll have to get up early if you want to go birding with Linda Reid. Early birds can join her at 8 am in the parking lot at the Gamiing Nature Centre, 1884 Pigeon Lake Road, for an outing on Friday, May 13.
1. The images from Fort McMurray this week have been shocking . . . frightening. I’ve heard the word “apocalypse” used more than once.
A city of more than 53,000 people totally evacuated as surrounding forests went up in flames. Some neighbourhoods more than 80 percent consumed.
Who knows what’s next, because even as we go to press, people are
By Julia Taylor
I may have mentioned before that when my husband and I purchased our current home the lawn had not been cut in a LONG time. It was pretty much a hay field. Our neighbours were very happy to see it cleaned up and mowed regularly.
It took an hour a week on our Cub Cadet riding
By Robert Owen
Preventative maintenance is often ignored in the marine industry. Many boaters are uninformed or don’t think about scheduled maintenance until there is a problem.
We like to inform our customers when work is required or factory recommended to decrease the chance of
Find out about The Land Between (our unique ecosystem home), and how to help protect it, when the Kawartha Lake Stewards Association (KLSA) holds its spring meeting this Saturday, May 7 from 10 am to noon at the Bobcaygeon Community Centre.
Author Elaine Bird with granddaughter, Faith, and Liz Osawamik dip their feet in Lake Scugog during the 2014 Kawartha Water Walk.
By Elaine Bird
On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, the Kawartha Water Awareness Walk begins at Trent University, at the tipi near Peter Gzowski College. It heads south along the Otonabee River into Peterborough, then back up the other bank of the river to Trent again.
For the past two years I’ve been one of “those who walk for water” (Nibi Emosaawdamajig). This was my experience:
In 2014, I arrived at
Barbara Young (left) from the Residents of Rosedale and Ryan Wheatly from Fleming College accepted the City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Youth Hero of the Year award from Mayor
Friends of Lock 34 (Fenelon Falls) will be launching plans for the island at lock 34 at an open house, Wednesday, May 4 from 5-8 pm. The event will be held at Sweet Bottoms Café, 19 Colborne St., and all are welcome.
Find out how we can
The Norland Horticulture Society has invitedMarjorie Mason to entertain and enlighten fellow gardeners by sharing her experiences of “25 years on a sand dune—gardening high and dry.”
Mason, who has authored Amazing
By Leighanne Howard
If you own more than four hectares (10 acres) of forested land, and are willing to commit to its long-term stewardship and sustainability, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MNRF) can help you save big on your property taxes.
Good Stories from Curve Lake First Nation
As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka
Mississauga Anishinaabe of this area recognize two seasons in the spring. One we call ZIIGWAN. This is the time of year you get a phenomena called “AABAWAA,” when you get a whiff of
By John Bird
So you’ve got yourself a cottage or waterfront home in the Kawarthas. Or maybe you’re still on the hunt for one? Either way, lucky you. What better place to live than amongst these beautiful trees, hills and shining waters?
But with great privilege comes great responsibility. You own a piece of paradise. How are you going to keep those waters