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            A single mother who overcame life’s challenges and took control of her own destiny will be the inspirational speaker at the “Making Your Own Success” celebration of International Women’s Day this Friday, March 6, starting at 5:30 pm at Lindsay’s Olympia Restaurant..

            Speaker, Kathleen Mundy, is an international speaker and author—who built her own

Friday, 27 February 2015 00:00

Rest in Peace, Robert Devitt

By John Bird, editor

            We were dismayed this week to hear of the passing of long-time Bobcaygeon resident, Robert Henry Devitt. He died on Feb. 21, at 70 years of age.

            I remember meeting Bob about two decades ago on the streets of Bobcaygeon—and then bumping into him several more times, either

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

OMB favours Dewdney Mountain quarry

By Glenna Burns

            Dewdney Mountain Farms Ltd. has won round one in their quest to build a mega quarry near Nogies Creek. The Ontario Municipal Board decision was issued Feb. 5 by the hearing chairman, Colin Hefferon.

            “The board has had

By Glenna Burns

            The fight to stop the mega quarry proposal by Dewdney Mountain Farms is not over. The original appellants to the Ontario Municipal Board, who live near the proposed quarry, have decided to seek leave to appeal the Feb. 5 OMB decision.

            “We the citizens have not

            In early March, contractors will begin a four-month, $1.3-million project to install a storm sewer system and “urbanize” Front Street East and Anne Street in Bobcaygeon.

            It’s “the first phase of a

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Candidates lining up for federal election

            The Conservatives are the first to get their local candidate in place for the upcoming federal election, which will be sometime this year. And as other names fall into place, it looks like the federal Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock riding will have a strong slate of contenders. Here’s how it’s shaping up so far:

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Rural Transit Task Force wants your input

CKL’s newly formed task force on the future of rural transportation in Kawartha Lakes has had its first meeting and is set to solicit public input on the issue.

“Rural transit is a huge

By Pat Warren

            Council approved Ward 7 Councillor Brian Junkin's motion to seek input from Bobcaygeon residents before it decides to amend the Refreshment Vehicle Bylaw for Bobcaygeon. The amendment would allow a second chip truck, owned by Allan Latto, to operate in the village.

            Francis Ferguson of Fergie’s Fries has the current chip-truck licence for the area. She said “Fergie's was granted an exclusive

            Facing three options on development charges, Trent Lakes Council has chosen to phase in incremental increases. Council’s plan would see an increase of $272 a year over five years to bring DC costs to a peak of $3,860 by 2019.

            In order to take pressure off taxpayers, many municipalities are

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

How Sandy Morrow lived to tell the tale

            After playing hockey last Sept. 26, local resident Sandy Morrow returned to the dressing room with heaviness in his chest and severe jaw pain.“Every tooth in my head ached, and my chest was tight,” he recalls.

            Morrow lay down on a bench, and a fellow teammate and local Lindsay physician decided to

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