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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 21:17

By Julia Taylor

            When I started planning to build “The Worlds Greenest Gingerbread House” for the Santa Day Gingerbread House competition this year, I began by writing down all the features from last year’s model: solar panels, recycle bin, compost, rain barrel, clothes line, garden, backyard chickens. . . .

            But, I felt like I’d missed something last year.

            Ah—COMMUNITY. The most

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:11

By Pat Warren

            Kawartha Lakes council voted Dec. 6 to remove $300,000 for implementation of lake-management plans from the 2017 budget. They did however keep $150,000 for finishing the plans of the northern lakes

            Many councillors said they wanted to take a pause and regroup for 2017 while the plans are

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 20:57

            There’s a growing interest in agriculture education in Canada, along with an increasing number of job opportunities in the industry, according to both Statistics Canada data and a couple of independent surveys.

            Stats Can identifies a total of more than 12,000 students studying in agriculture or ag-related programs in 2014—nearly a 17-per-cent increase in four years.

            Agriculture programs are also more likely to see full-time enrollment than other programs (87 per cent compared to

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:19

By Julia Taylor

            Your presence is more important than your presents at this special time of year. Here is a list of the most precious gifts you can

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:16

            Despite recent snow and rain events, residents and businesses of the Kawartha Lakes are being asked by Kawartha Conservation to continue with their voluntary reduction of water usage.

            Drought conditions are

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 21:34

            Rob Messervey is resigning as CAO of Kawartha Conservation this December 31—after serving since 2009.

            The decision wasn’t easy, said Messervey. “I truly enjoy my job every day.”

            During his tenure, Messervey set the overall direction for the organization through

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