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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

Early language skills pay off later

            The local health units are urging parents and caregivers to make every word count when it comes to their child’s speech and language skills.

            “By playing, talking, listening and reading with your child now, you can have a positive impact on your child’s speech and language development that will

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

Farmers’ markets ride again

            Local farmers and producers are back from May to October, at four farmers’ markets across Kawartha Lakes, with a wide selection of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, beef and lamb, baked goods, honey and crafts.

            Developed by a number of dedicated individuals and local businesses, farmers’ markets bring

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

Is your relationship healthy?

            Does it share these characteristics?

• Respect

• Honesty and


• Trust and support

• Shared responsibility

• Economic partnership

• Negotiation and fairness

• Non-threatening behaviour

-from Niijkiwendidaa Anishnabekwewag Services Circle (www.niijki.com).

            St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls will host a community conversation on physician-assisted dying this Saturday, May 21, at 10 am.

            All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Formal participants will include MP, Jamie

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

Nina Martin—World traveller

            Nina Martin, with her backpack on and her cane in hand is still traveling the world at the impressive age of 80.

She may hang her hat somewhere between Bethany and Yelverton, but she’s not often home. In fact, she’s made

            The STOP program (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) is coming to Lindsay on Wednesday, June 15.

            STOP offers smokers five weeks of free nicotine patches, as well as educational material and other resources to help them quit.

            “Nicotine patches can be

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

Stakes are high on e-cigarettes

By Rosana Salvaterra

What are Bubblegum, Snickerdoodle and Sweet Tarts? They are flavours for e-cigarettes, meant to entice youth to try this new device.

The many brands, flavours, and associated e-cigarette materials are being aggressively

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

Walk for the clinic cause

            This is the sixth year for Bigley’s annual Walk for the Cause—which raises money to keep the walk-in medical clinics in Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls operating.

            Walk for the Cause starts from

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

Bollywood brings the bucks

            “The Friends Indian Dinner group are delighted to present a cheque to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation (RMHF) for $48,000,” said Dr. Bharat Maini, Chair of the Friends group, after a very successful Bollywood Night 3 fundraising event.

            “What an enjoyable evening, full of

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

Low-cost rabies clinics May 14

            The Peterborough County-City Health Unit and local veterinarians will run low-cost ($25 per pet) rabies vaccination clinics across the county on Saturday, May 14, from noon to 2 pm. Dogs must be leashed and cats caged or restrained.

            Local clinics will be held at the Buckhorn Works Depot, 8 Melody Bay Rd., Buckhorn, and the Galway Fire Hall, 569 Galway Road, Kinmount.

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