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Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:00

Oshkigmong: ‘A place where I belong’

By Glenna Burns

            Every community has a history and stories to tell. The story of the Michi Saagiig (Mississaugas) of Curve Lake First Nation has been compellingly told in a beautiful film produced by the community itself.

            The Mud Lake settlement became a reserve in June of 1898 with about 200 members. By 1964, it had grown to

Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:00

Our featured gardens - Roots & Ramblings

Bobcaygeon & District Horticultural Society

By Sylvia Green, BDHS vice president and Master Gardener

            With many BDHS members welcoming you at each of this year’s eight special gardens on out tour, Saturday, July 9, you’ll have a chance to see many examples of floral finery:

• A turn-of-the-century dairy farm features well laid out flower beds with neat shrubs, a variety of vigorous trees and some whimsical touches like

Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:00

Summer Fest in Norland

            There’ll be three days of action-packed fun for all ages when the Norland Summer Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this July 8-10.

            Ward Park and the Recreation Centre will host all the action for the three-day event with various

Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:00

Support APCH while antique hunting

            If quality items of a certain age are your thing, you won’t want to miss A Place Called Home’s 46th annual Antique Show and Sale, July 8-9 in downtown Lindsay’s Victoria Park Armoury.

            Back for its second anniversary in the Armoury after a sojourn at the fair grounds, the show this year starts Friday with

Your facts are wrong

            John, before you write your editorials (From my perch, June 17, page 3) do you research your facts to make sure that they are correct?

            First of all, the firearm used in the Orlando shooting was not an automatic rifle, machine gun or sub-machine gun. It was a

            Thank you to all who have spoken to us in defense of The Kawartha Promoter after one gentleman at the June 16 Bobcaygeon Town Hall said he didn‘t consider us a real newspaper.

            I really feel he was trying to say he considered us different from the other newspapers—and I take that as a compliment.

            The Kawartha Promoter is all about political and social commentary, business and the arts, and local events. We’re trying to be a news magazine in the tradition of Time Magazine—except our scope is a little smaller.

-Max Miller

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Active living for Buckhorn-area seniors

            Buckhorn Community Centre and Athletic Association has been awarded a grant of $3,000 as part of the province’s Seniors Community Grant Program.

            The Buckhorn Community Centre and Athletic Association is an important hub of cultural and recreational programs for the community. It provides a variety of programs, including Tai Chi, aerobics and badminton.

By Jennifer Wilson

            Did you know that the Wharf on Balsam Lake in Coboconk is officially recognized as Canada’s Fresh Water Summit? It’s the highest body of fresh water from which one can circumnavigate the world by boat.

            Looking for something to do to launch your summer fun? Check out

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Choristers Corner—Summer break

By April Scott

            The choristers are winding down for a summer break after they present three mini concerts for the residents, staff and visitors at Case Manor, Pinecrest Nursing Home, and Kawartha Lakes Retirement Suites.

            All will be in for a musical

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Minaajim: Foods for thought

As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka

            I always admired the “old guys”—Mkoons and Madden—and the way they used to eat. I spent a lot of time with them and we would eat off the land.

            We would fish and steam or boil the fish we caught. We ate everything except the intestines and kidneys. That’s all we discarded. We ate the liver and the heart. We also ate the head. Nothing was left of the fish but a little pile of bones.

            I admired the way those guys could

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