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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

Kawartha Lakes Roundup-July 15, 2016

NEW BURN PERMITS—AND FEE HIKES: New By Law 2016-110 comes into effect July 1, with two new burn permits and new fees. The Agricultural Special Burn Permit ($40 a year) allowsopen-air burning on a farm property for fires greater than 3 X 3 metres. The Long Term Special Burn Permit ($40) is for

            Hot summer weather is wonderful at the beach or cottage. But we northern Canadians just aren’t used to it. So we have to be careful not to overdo it.

            In high temperatures and humidity, your body may not be able to cool properly which can lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.

            “The elderly, very young and people with

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

Honoured for promoting accessibility

 This year’s recipients of the Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards

           Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee presented 11 Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards to members of the community during a recent council meeting.

            This year marks the ninth annual presentation of the awards.Nominees must live or work in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and be

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

Ride for Dad to fight prostate cancer

            Heather Jackson, co-owner with husband Glenn of Fenelon Falls Marina, is sponsoring another “Telus Pleasurecraft Ride for Dad” this July 24—to raise money and awareness in the fight against prostate cancer.

            “All of us have men in our lives,” she says, “who could be diagnosed and

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

The skinny on fat, Part 2

By Benjamin Stone

            The most damaging fats are the innocent sounding ones (like vegetable oils), which are often found in processed and fried foods as well as many restaurant meals.

            These fats are toxic to cells and promote disease-inducing inflammation and congestion at the cellular level. They also tell your body to

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

Local lad wants to go fast on two wheels

By Glenna Burns

            Eighteen-year-old soon-to-be IE Weldon grad Josh Thomas knows what he wants to do with his future. He wants to be a professional motorcycle racer and from all the signs so far he could get his wish.

            “I've known since I was four years old that I

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

Boater’s Code

            Respectful boating guidelines from the Muskoka-based organization, Safe Quiet Lakes:

  • I will never operate my boat beyond the level of my skills.
  • I will be aware of and obey all laws and regulations governing operation of my boat.
  • I will operate my boat with
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

Discover Trent Lakes geocaching

You'll find TL geocaching brochures and a hole punch in a box like this at the geocaching sites

By Glenna Burns

            Looking for a fun excursion with the kids or visiting relatives this summer? Why not try a tour of Trent Lakes’ geocaching adventure.

            The “Discover Trent Lakes” brochure has all the information you'll need—including handy maps and GPS

By Julia Taylor

            Last Sunday was a scorcher.

            We packed up the kids in the bike trailer (or their chariot as I call it) and headed to the Fenelon beach to beat the heat.

            Even though the beach was packed (as expected) there were plenty of shady areas to catch the breeze, and lots of

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

All about the bass in Buckhorn

Chris Vandermeer (left) and Jeff Slute took home $16,000 for their two-day total of 40.2 lbs of bass brought to weigh-in.  PHOTO CREDIT: Jamie Bragg

 

            Put 82 boats with 166 anglers on the Tri-Lakes (Pigeon, Chemong and Buckhorn) for two days, and what do you get? More than 1,500 lbs of bass.

            And those are just the fish the competitive anglers brought back for weigh-in each day of the June 27-8 Fishing League Worldwide

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