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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Accidents get ugly in beautiful weather

            Statistics show that traffic accident fatalities nearly double in summer months compared to winter months.

            Weather is not the factor most of us think it is. In 2011, more than 83

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Got milk(weed)? Save the monarch butterflies

            The David Suzuki Foundation wants governments and rail, road and hydro agencies across Canada to plant milkweed—the wildflower that monarch butterflies depend on—along rail lines, roadsides, hydro corridors, and in schoolyards and gardens across the nation.

            "We've lost almost a

            With the Emerald Ash Borer detected and confirmed in Memorial Park in Lindsay, in Oakwood, and at the first site near Balsam Lake, the City of Kawartha Lakes has taken “a number of steps to help mitigate the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer and are currently working on a series of best practices to be adopted by council,” says Craig Shanks, Director of Community Services for Kawartha Lakes.

            “We have witnessed the tremendous damage the Emerald Ash Borer has caused in

            Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Inuit author Sheila Watt-Cloutier will be the keynote speaker at a conference this weekend at Fleming College’s Frost Campus.

            The Changing Climate Changing Communities conference will take place Saturday, March 21. It is organized by students in the Ecosystem Management Technology program.

            Watt-Cloutier, an Inuit woman from northern Quebec, was nominated for the

            An evil Laird has gone missing, who is responsible?

            As the 25th season of Kawartha Settlers’ Village approaches, the village is busy preparing for its first event, a murder mystery theatre piece entitled,

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

All about the skates

            The theme will be “All About the Beat” when the Bobcaygeon Skating Club offers its Annual Skating Show at the Bobcaygeon Verulam Community Centre on

            As a public service, the Kawartha Promoter will list the Easter weekend service times for all area churches that send us the information. The schedule will be included in our

            The temps have risen, the clocks have changed. I guess we should say “welcome spring” as we also say “welcome” to Barb

            They may be Grannies but they aren't stuffy. The Fenelon Falls Grannies for Grannies group is looking for musicians to perform in the seventh annual, eight-hour Music Marathon on Saturday, April 11, from 9 am to 5 pm at Fenelon’s St. James Anglican Church.

            In previous years they’ve had a wide variety of performers—from a

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Iced Maple wine on tap in Buckhorn

            There's nothing more Canadian than a hearty pour of maple syrup on your pancakes, but vintner John Rufa from Kawartha Country Wines, north of Buckhorn, suggests you try it in your wine glass instead.

            The winery is hosting “Maple Day,” a free

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