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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:28

Minaajim: Curve Lake Stories - Shawnigun

As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka

            SHAWNIGUN (roughly, “of the southern direction”) was a guy who knew how to live off the land. He had a family, but he also kept a cabin on Fox Island, and he would live there alone. I would visit him, and he would tell me stories.

            I fished with him quite a bit too.

            One time, when we were hunting ducks in the spring, everything got

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:26

Masons celebrate 100 at Caygeon Fair parade

Edward Bartlett , Junior Warden of Verulam Masonic Lodge, drives his 1961 Corvair Rampside Pick-up Truck (rare, rear-engine model).

            As the Bobcaygeon Fall Fair celebrates its 158th anniversary, the Victoria District Masonic Lodge is marking its centennial.

            That means upwards of 100 Masons will participate in the fair parade on Saturday, Oct. 1.

            Port Perry town crier Bill McKee, a retired Toronto police officer and a Mason, will lead the Masonic contingent, which will include a motorcycle brigade, pipers and drummers, vintage vehicles, and floats from the 14 Lodges in Victoria District, plus the Deputy Grand Master.

            Also new this year will be the Rameses Hillbilly Shrine Club’s broken-down, patched-up, vintage moonshiner’s truck—with members in appropriate costume.

            Don’t miss it.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:25

Library is for makers, players—and readers

            Libraries are about more than just reading. They’re also meeting places for people to indulge common interests.

            Kawartha Lakes Library is partnering with the Kawartha Art Gallery to offer monthly “Maker

            Get ready for a fabulous evening of fashion, auctions and Thanksgiving dinner (with pie, so keep your fork) as Bigley Shoes and Clothing lends a hand to Therese Scheer’s latest project towards raising $100,000 over 10 years to fight breast cancer.

            “I could never do this by myself,” Scheer emphasizes. Over the years, she’s had so much help from

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:23

Kawartha lakes roundup-Sept. 23, 2016

WATER MAINS—The Small Communities Fund of New Building Canada is giving over $5 million to support a six-year project to replace ageing small-diameter cast-iron water mains in Lindsay. Cast-iron mains, especially those over

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:22

Is Fenelon’s old arena land surplus?

By Pat Warren

            Ward 6 Councillor Doug Elmslie’s motion to remove the land where the old Fenelon Falls arena once stood from a list of surplus properties was defeated at council Aug. 30.

            Elmslie argued that the downtown-Fenelon property, which currently is being used for the local farmers market, should be

By John Bird, editor

            I attended a different fall fair last weekend—the Curve Lake Pow Wow.

            Agricultural fairs and pow wows are both celebrations of communal culture and connection. Both feature

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:19

From foodies to food banks

            Canadians are increasingly obsessed with food. We discuss with wild excitement the restaurants we’ve been to, or hope to visit. We share photographs of our favourite dishes on social media.

            Yet, as the foodie movement continues to gain momentum, so too does the use of food banks in this country—which has increased by 25 per cent over the last

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:19

Fleming’s Moveable Feast a 100-mile dinner

            Fleming College’s Frost Campus will host a celebration of local food on Saturday, Oct. 1, in support of student learning and the community.

            Fleming’s Moveable Feast, a unique 100-mile dining experience, will take place at

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:17

Church Doings-Sept. 23, 2016

RETURN TO BELLA BELLA: It’s a community so beautiful, they named it twice, saysRev. Rodney Smith-Merkley. He, wife Suzanne, and their three children—now at Bobcaygeon’s Trinity United Church—returned to Bella Bella this summer, to revisit

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