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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

Sustainable landscape photo contest

            What does a healthy agricultural landscape mean to you? Does it make you think of new life? Food? Wildlife? The soil your family traditions are deeply rooted in?

            Whether you're an amateur or professional photographer, the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) wants you to

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

Whose island is it, anyway?

—GUEST COLUMN—

By Glenna Burns

            Volunteers with the Kawartha Land Trust began cleaning up and taking down structures on Pigeon Lake’s Chiminis (Big/Boyd Island) on May 6, after transfer of the island to KLT’s ownership and stewardship had been confirmed in March.

            But this clean up has become a lightning rod for

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

Early birders get the birds

            You’ll have to get up early if you want to go birding with Linda Reid. Early birds can join her at 8 am in the parking lot at the Gamiing Nature Centre, 1884 Pigeon Lake Road, for an outing on Friday, May 13.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

From my perch—Fort McMurray

1. The images from Fort McMurray this week have been shocking . . . frightening. I’ve heard the word “apocalypse” used more than once.

            A city of more than 53,000 people totally evacuated as surrounding forests went up in flames. Some neighbourhoods more than 80 percent consumed.

            Who knows what’s next, because even as we go to press, people are

By Julia Taylor

            I may have mentioned before that when my husband and I purchased our current home the lawn had not been cut in a LONG time. It was pretty much a hay field. Our neighbours were very happy to see it cleaned up and mowed regularly.

            It took an hour a week on our Cub Cadet riding

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

Look after your boat before it’s broke

By Robert Owen

            Preventative maintenance is often ignored in the marine industry. Many boaters are uninformed or don’t think about scheduled maintenance until there is a problem.

            We like to inform our customers when work is required or factory recommended to decrease the chance of

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

The water in the Land Between

            Find out about The Land Between (our unique ecosystem home), and how to help protect it, when the Kawartha Lake Stewards Association (KLSA) holds its spring meeting this Saturday, May 7 from 10 am to noon at the Bobcaygeon Community Centre.

            “Diversity defines

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

Walking for the water

Author Elaine Bird with granddaughter, Faith, and Liz Osawamik dip their feet in Lake Scugog during the 2014 Kawartha Water Walk.

By Elaine Bird

            On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, the Kawartha Water Awareness Walk begins at Trent University, at the tipi near Peter Gzowski College. It heads south along the Otonabee River into Peterborough, then back up the other bank of the river to Trent again.

            For the past two years I’ve been one of “those who walk for water” (Nibi Emosaawdamajig). This was my experience:

            In 2014, I arrived at

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Environmental heroes

Barbara Young (left) from the Residents of Rosedale and Ryan Wheatly from Fleming College accepted the City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Youth Hero of the Year award from Mayor

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Fenelon island plans

            Friends of Lock 34 (Fenelon Falls) will be launching plans for the island at lock 34 at an open house, Wednesday, May 4 from 5-8 pm. The event will be held at Sweet Bottoms Café, 19 Colborne St., and all are welcome.

            Find out how we can

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