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
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
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
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
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
Respectful boating guidelines from the Muskoka-based organization, Safe Quiet Lakes:
You'll find TL geocaching brochures and a hole punch in a box like this at the geocaching sites
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
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
Congratulations to Bobcaygeon’s 36th annual Canada/U.S. Walleye Tournament for another highly successful event. One hundred and forty teams competed for the
Last year’s summer student Olivia Phillips (left) joins Rev. Rodney Smith-Merkley and summer student Katie Knox at the “old pianer” that’s spending the summer in front of the church for all to play.
• Anglican churches, St. James, Fenelon Falls and Christ Church, Coboconk, will give area kids a hands-on experience of reconciliation this summer at the Good Neighbour Bible Camp—based on First Nations’ traditions.
James Whetung and Patty Shaughnessy, both from Curve Lake, and Kim Muskrat of Hiawatha First Nation helped the parish develop the home-grown curriculum, and will teach during the camp.
We’ll be looking at points of intersection between our Christian story and the teachings and traditions of the First Peoples, says Rev. Susan Spicer—as well as “the history of first contact and what has happened in that relationship.”
But “this is camp, so the idea is to have a whole lot of fun and learn at the same time,” she adds—with drama, storytelling, crafts, games and outdoor adventures.
She’s hoping the kids will take away a deep appreciation of the richness and traditions of the First Peoples of this region, and beginning relationships with local First Nations persons. This is Anishinaabek land, the land of the First Peoples here.
• Everyone’s invited to “make a joyful noise” again this summer on the old outdoor piano that’s back beside William Street in front of Trinity United Church, Bobcaygeon. Visitors from around the world loved this addition to the front yard of the church grounds last year—and now, a “prayer tree” has been added. Take a ribbon from the piano and write a person’s name or a situation on the ribbon and tie it to the tree as a prayer.
The colourful piano will be covered with a blue tarp at night or on rainy days, and the church invites any passersby who chance upon the poor piano uncovered in the rain, to please stop and throw the tarp over it a (hint: it’s tucked in behind the piano).
• Summer student Katie Knox will be hosting Sunday worship this summer at Trinity, as well as “Lemonade on the Lawn”—an all-ages story-telling session Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11:30. There’s also a children’s summer camp, themed “Peace begins with me,” mornings Aug. 22-26 for children ages 5 and up. Registration by donation with forms at the church office (www.trinityprovidence.com).
“The Next Generation” of Lakefield’s legendary musical Leahy family, shows off their fabulous step dancing at the 2015 Ontario Open Fiddle and Step Dance Contest, Bobcaygeon.
By Joyce Bryon
Back in February 1975, local farmers, a dairyman, an electrician, insurance salesman and feed-mill operator bonded together to create the Ontario Open
Fenelon Falls will be the place to see all manner of cars, trucks, bikes and snow machines at the 34th annual Fenelon Show and Shine and Flea Market, July 30-31.
The Fenelon Fairgrounds will be filled with those who like to