By John Bird, editor
The wild-rice issue that dominated public meetings about a draft Pigeon Lake Management Plan (PLMP) last week, is finally where it belongs—under negotiation at a nation-to-nation level between the federal government and Williams Treaties First Nations (WTFN).
The two parties came to the table together on Friday, Aug. 28, and negotiations are expected to
“Weed” harvester ripping up wild rice on east shore of Pigeon Lake near Kerry Line.
From my Perch
I’m writing this under some intense time pressure just before we go to press with this issue.
I’m doing it because it just came to our attention late yesterday evening that the Trent-Severn Waterway gave Larry Wood of the anti-wild rice citizens group, Save Pigeon Lake, a permit to cut down large swatches of wild rice on
A group of concerned citizens in Fenelon Falls have managed to get that village’s Bond Street Beach reopened in August for the first time in years.
It all started when Melanie Haryott
With files from Glenna Burns
The Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) needs community help to raise the $1 million it needs to save Boyd Island from development.
The non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving land in a natural state, has scheduled an open house
Minaajim: Good Stories from Curve Lake
As Told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka
There was a boy born here in the late 1800s, and he soon became known as a superb diver and swimmer. He was really good, and he could dive under the water for long distances.
This is why he ended up with the name, “N’gig,” which means
The City of Kawartha Lakes lost one of its guardians on July 25 with the passing of Robert Alexander (Sandy) Wansbrough, after two years of very poor health.
Sandy was a founding member and Director of Kawartha Protect Our Water (KPOW), which was formed in 2000 to oppose the Lindsay/Ops Landfill’s expansion to a mega dump. He spearheaded
Mkoons and the giant fish
As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka
Remember Shkin (July 10, page 26)? Well, Mkoons was his father. Mkoons means “little bear” in our language.
Mkoons was born around 1875. He never went to school but was one of the most
Roots and Ramblings
By Linda Friend and John Bick, Bobcaygeon and District Horticultural Society
Pollinators such as bees, butterflies and other insects depend on plant pollen for food.
Conversely, almost all plants require these valuable creatures to help them
By Glenna Burns
According to Dr. James Conolly, professor of Anthropology at Trent University, the archaeological evidence on Big (Boyd) Island could be significant in helping to understand some important issues in First Nation’s history in the area.
By Caroline Schultz and Rob Messervey
The living, breathing Oak Ridges Moraine is the scenic backdrop to Canada’s most densely populated region. Its rolling sand and gravel hills act as the rain barrel for millions of Ontarians and provide habitat for increasingly rare wildlife.
The moraine is the heart of
Kawartha Lakes Waste Management Division is offering four Environment Round-Up Days where residents can drop off their hazardous household waste, electronics, and—new this year, bulky plastics—all free of charge.
Twenty-two-gallon green, plastic recycling bins for fibre and paper will be available at each round-up for $5 (while supplies last); cash only.
Environment Round-Up Days will be held from 9 am to 1 pm:
Accepted items include:
Household Hazardous Waste
Bulky Plastics(Remove all non-plastic parts (metal, batteries, etc.; less than one square meter)
More than 100 students from 20 schools gathered at Fleming College in Lindsay in May to compete for the 2015 Ontario Envirothon Championship, the province’s largest environmental competition.
The championship was the provincial culmination of a unique program that helps teams of students in 17 regions across the province learn more about the natural world by participating in
Sewage lagoon operators are optimistic about a newsewage-treatmentsystem recently installed at the Coboconk Waste Stabilization Pond that can eliminate lagoon odours and reduce sludge to increase treatment capacity.
Within only days of start-up, the Coboconk lagoon experienced an increase in
By John Bick, Bobcaygeon & District Horticultural Society
May is surely the busiest month for gardeners. This is especially true for Horticultural Society volunteers, who are not only tending their own gardens but are also preparing, planting and beautifying public spaces in their communities.
While essential, the May checklist can seem