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Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:00

Here comes the blue-green algae

            Blue-green algae are a type of cyanobacteria known for rapidly reproducing and collecting to form large, highly visible blooms throughout the water column, on the surface of water as a scum, or on the lake bottom as a mat.

            They’re not only unsightly and smelly, but some can release

Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:00

We’ve got a forest fire

By Glenna Burns

            It's fire season in Ontario and Trent Lakes Fire Rescue has been busy fighting a forest fire just off the Fire Access Road in the former Cavendish municipality.

            A commercial plane spotted the fire on Saturday, June 18, around 3 pm and reported it to

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Blue Canoes ride again

            Kawartha Conservation’s successful shoreline outreach program is kicking off its fifth year as the Blue Canoe team heads out onto the lakes of the Kawarthas again this summer.


            From now til the end of August, the team will paddle their two blue canoes from

            YouTube videos demonstrate every aspect of gardening from creating the perfect compost pile to designing a pond complete with waterfall.

            However, nothing compares to the “real thing.”

            The eight gardens open for our Bobcaygeon Garden Tour—Saturday, July 9, from

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

The turtles are out there

            Adri Eastman found—and photographed—not one but two Blandings turtles on June 17 and 20 near her home on Ledge Road in Trent Lakes near the proposed haul route site for the proposed Dewdney Mountain Farms Quarry.

            Have you spotted

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

From my perch—'Renewable' natural gas

            I felt a little shiver the other day when I heard a report that Ontario was moving to eliminate use of natural gas.

            That’s what we use to heat our home, and I’ve been under the impression it’s

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Grand opening for Rosedale Parkette

            The parkette at the government dock in Rosedale, which the Residents of Rosedale (RoR) have been refurbishing since the fall of 2014, is ready for its grand opening.

            All are invited to attend the opening celebration, from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, June

            The organizing committee for this year’s Summer Lakeshore Festival at Gamiing Nature Centre has been working hard for months to line up a full day of fun, great music and fine local and international food,” says Gamiing director Mieke Schipper.

            It’s a free, family event on Saturday, June 18, with lots for

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

The Island is open—tread lightly

            With local, registered, conservation charity Kawartha Land Trust taking on ownership of most of Chiminis (Big/Boyd Island)—and the responsibility for managing all of it—legal public access to the island has been restored for the first time since the island transferred into European ownership in

             Environmental Action Bobcaygeon (EAB) hosted more than 120 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from Bobcaygeon Public School at Bobcaygeon’s Wilderness Park to celebrate Earth Day this year.

             Before planting two ceremonial shade trees, EAB volunteers lead each class to

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