By Glenna Burns
Many important Ontario Municipal Board hearings and decisions have been based on the presence of “threatened” Blanding's turtles on wetland sites slated for development or mining.
One hearing that began Sept. 13 in Woodview is the Fraser Wetlands case on Stoney Lake. Another ongoing issue is the Dewdney Mountain Farms mega quarry development near Nogies Creek.
Success in saving such areas from development and environmental destruction rests almost solely on the
Big Sister of the year, Rawn, with her little sister Annarose
September is Big Brother Big Sister Month across Canada—and here in Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton, more than 50 children are waiting right now for
Library staff in Bethany and Kirkfield will help with municipal permits and information as Kawartha Lakes closes its Service Centres in those two villages.
Council approved July 12 the Core Service recommendation to move assets and human resources of the Bethany and Kirkfield Service Centres into the remaining
Picard Lake cottagers want Trent Lakes to keep an 11-acre parcel described as Block 20 on Picard Lake (west of Highway 507) as “open space”—the way it has been since 1985.
Joanne Brown told council on behalf of the cottagers association July 12 that lake residents have come to
It appears Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham was listening during his flurry of town hall meetings throughout city communities earlier this month. He came to council July 12 with a memo on community centres—which council approved—that gives more weight to community needs, and not just
Kawartha Lakes council approved a July 12 motion by Mayor Andy Letham asking CAO Ron Taylor to do the impossible: figure out how to cut $2.5 million from the budget next year—with minimal disruption to existing service levels.
But not before Ward 6 Councillor Doug Elmslie had asked where
Law enforcement, not racism
I am writing this email to address some of the untruths in your article of July 15 (From my perch, page 3).
Firstly, I agree totally that ALL LIVES MATTER. I disagree that there is systemic racism within police services both in the United States and in Canada. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
I recognize that not all police shootings are justified, but 99 percent have been
By Benjamin Stone
The body is capable of burning both fat and sugar (glucose) as its fuel sources. The fat-burning state is called ketosis.
The key to activating a state of ketosis is increasing the amount of good fat in your diet. Naturally you will eat less sugar and carbs due to the satiety you will achieve from your now-good-fat-heavy meals.
There are highly concentrated
Giant Hogweed, a very large perennial plant with serious health risks, has been identified at three sites in Kawartha Lakes. Two are near the intersection of Killarney Bay Road and Chambers Road and one’s on CKL Road 121 near Kinmount.
“If you come across (Giant Hogweed), or believe you have it on your property, do NOT
Aaah, summer. I’m standing thigh-deep in a warm, lazy river in the secret Kawarthas, waving a magic wand—a fly-fishing rod.
Beneath that placid surface, just where the riffles end and the water deepens under the overhanging pine, smallmouth bass are
The Nogies Creek Waterway project is edging closer to reality as a working group continues to explore how best to protect the river and its environment while encouraging paddlers and other uses.
In fact, they have recently distributed a survey to the public through Kawartha Conservation to gauge public interest in
By Julia Taylor
For a short period of my life I was a Kawartha Lakes cottager. I moved away. But eventually, I got sick of driving up every weekend—and moved back.
During that period I remember hustling on Thursday nights each week to have everything
Bobcaygeon native Wayne Shea’s quick and heroic action averted a fire that could have seen all of Chiminis/Big Island go up in flames in tinder-dry, pre-thunderstorm conditions Sunday July 24.
Wayne’s family and a friend, John Sproule, were enjoying themselves at Pigeon Lake’s famous Falls Bay sandbar in Sunday afternoon’s heat when “we
Driftwood Theatre rolls back into Bobcaygeon again this summer on its cross-Ontario tour of Shakespeare In the Park. And this time it’s bringing an updated version of the bard’s ultimate battle of the sexes—The Taming of the Shrew.
Driftwood’s Shrew is set against the heightened backdrop of Toronto Pride 1989—a year when many social, sexual and