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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

The eagle has flown, osprey are landing

            The bald eagle on the cover of the last Kawartha Promoter was just passing through on the way to nesting grounds further north, say Barb and Phil Puxley of Friends of the Osprey.

            It was just using the

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Earth Day—and every day

            Celebrate Earth Day at the Gamiing Nature Centre on April 23 (11 am to 4 pm) and pledge to make every day Earth Day and reduce your carbon footprint.

            The event will include a

By Julia Taylor

            Last year Hydro One was pruning trees in our neighbourhood. Great. Our electrical service will not be disrupted by tree limbs falling on the lines.

            But pruning was a nice way of putting it. Actually, they

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

KC arm-twisted to approve wind farm

            Members of the Kawartha Conservation Board of Directors didn’t want to do it, apparently, but on March 23, they approved the Snowy Ridge Wind Park wind turbine development in CKL’s former township of Manvers.

            At a Jan. 27 meeting, the board had deferred making a decision on

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Messing about in boats

By John Bird, editor

            "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. . . ."

            "In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Tax credit for donated farm produce

            All Ontario farmers who donate their agricultural produce to registered community food programs—including food banks—are eligible for an extra tax credit.

            This new tax break is intended to help farmers

            Nothing less than “personal and planetary transformation” will be the ultimate goal when Gamiing Nature Centre hosts a nature hike and women’s circle on Sunday, April 17, beginning at 1 pm.

            Women of all ages are invited to

By Linda Friend

            Tired of winter? You could begin your 2016 garden today. Starting seeds indoors is a terrific way to beat the winter blahs.

            Even if you are a novice, there are many

            Kawartha Conservation awarded the Residents of Rosedale (RoR) group with its Community Conservationist Award at the authority’s annual general meeting on March 9.

            The award recognizes volunteer-based, community or organized groups that successfully carry out projects that will contribute to a healthier watershed.

            In 2015, RoR members joi

Monday, 21 March 2016 00:00

Spring awakening at Easter

By Rodney Smith-Merkley

            Winter is coming to a close. I collected the first sap from our tapped maple trees this morning, and the sun felt warm on my face after church yesterday.

            March and April hold an energy of

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