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Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Meet your CKL Candidates for Mayor


Bill Denby: The man who already would be king

            He has called himself “Kawartha’s most wanted” (a reference to several run-ins with police, including an Oct. 11 arrest for breaching a court order and landlord-tenant issues), “Mayor-elect Bill” and even “Mayor Bill”—and he has stirred up controversy throughout this election with his confrontational, over-the-top approach.

            But at Bobcaygeon’s Oct. 8 all-candidates meeting, Denby kept that aspect of his personality largely in check, and projected a surprising air of reasonableness, later telling the Promoter he’s convinced he has the election wrapped up.

            Denby is a local businessman and landlord, with no previous municipal government experience, who says he’s out to

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Meet “Recon” (Short for Reconnaissance)


This is "Recon" - newly named.


             On Oct. 20, we asked you to name our recently acquired police service dog.  Your engagement was overwhelming, and over

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Pickleball comes to 'Caygeon

Diane Tingle shows good Pickleball serving form

Community Care is bringing pickleball to Bobcaygeon. It's available every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 pm in the Bobcaygeon Public School gym, and CC's health promoter Ryan Alexander invites anyone interested--but especially seniors--to come by and give it a try. It's scheduled to run weekly until

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

This rice is wild, man

            Wild rice, which has been a staple for Anishnaabe (Ojibwa) people in this area for centuries, is coming back to Pigeon Lake, thanks to careful cultivation and harvesting in their traditional territory by members of Curve Lake First Nation.

            In fact, it was the wild rice, or manomin, that brought Anne Taylor’s ancestors here originally. “Our prophets told us to travel west until we found a place wher food grew on the water,” said Curve Lake First Nation's Cultural Archivist. That was the rice, and the place was the Great Lakes area, including what we now know as the Kawarthas—a name given by Curve Lake members.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Trees to Coby (like coals to Newcastle, LOL)

Music teacher Erin Quinn (left), Principal Jennifer Johnston, Past Trees Canada President Chuck Geale (and his dog, Hayley), Shields Home Hardware owner Marie South and Grade 3 teacher Caroline Busca joined Caroline’s class to plant this sugar maple.

By April Scott

           The nights are getting longer and the temperatures are dropping. It’s time to think of new pastime and hobbies.

            If you like to sing, even just in the shower, and even if you can’t read music, why not . . .

New Bobcaygeon Food Bank volunteers Mike Perry, Chair (left); Crystal Longo, President; and General Manager Lynne Gurzi.

            The Bobcaygeon food bank “isn’t going anywhere,” said Dr. Crystal Longo, on her appointment as new president of the organization.

            “We are here to stay and looking . . .

            Internationally known guitarist Denis Chang—who “plays faster than his shadow,” according to one German critic—is bringing his Gypsy Jazz Quartet to Fleming College’s Glenn Crombie Theatre, Lindsay, on

Ribbon cutting for The Clubhouse

            Downtown Lindsay’s “The Clubhouse” is little over a month old, but already the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation has seen fit to honor it as the area’s Most

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Women’s Institute learns about Home Children

            Up to 10 percent of Canadians are descended in some way from British Home Children, who were shipped to Canadian farms and homes for adoption, mainly between 1863 and 1939—all too often as sources of cheap labour. So says

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