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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Walleye tourney needs volunteers

            Bobcaygeon’s Canada/US Walleye Tournament, scheduled this year for May 27-29, is Ontario’s longest-running live-release walleye event. And it needs your help.

            So tournament organizers are hosting a Meet-and-Greet session for previous and potential volunteers on Wednesday, April

Monday, 21 March 2016 00:00

Church and other local Easter activities

            Our society grows increasingly secular, but for many Easter is still a time for returning to church. If you’re one of those, you probably already know where you

As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka

            Over the years Curve Lake has used a lot of nicknames for people. I can think of one right off the bat. The story goes like this:

            We had a game here called “shawakee.” The point of this game was to go to a grove of

Monday, 21 March 2016 00:00

No Poverty is a rich read

            Pauline Kiely, the latest addition to the Kawartha Promoter’s advertising sales staff, is also an author. She describes her memoire of a unique Ontario childhood, “No Poverty Between the Sheets,” as “a romp down memory lane, that takes us back to simpler times.”

            “There was rarely a dull day in the Kiely house,” she recalls. “My parents were like two

Volunteers are important

            National Volunteer week is fast approaching (April 10-16), and I wanted to take this opportunity to ensure our volunteers at Extendicare Kawartha Lakes receive the recognition they so well deserve.

            Volunteers are a very important part of the health care team in

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 00:00

Choristers Corner: New concert in the works

By April Scott

            The music has finally arrived and now the choristers can start to learn a brand new concert. Music from decades ago will bring back a lot of memories and the choir will enjoy

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 00:00

Hop to Fenelon for Easter Egg hunt

            Kids and “kids at heart” will want to be in Fenelon Falls March 26 for the village’s annual downtown Easter egg hunt. 

            Rain, snow or shine, the event begins at 10 am and runs till 1 pm.

            You’ll find Easter Bunny Headquarters at Slices N Scoops, 10 Water St. Pick up your map of participating stores, then hop around town collecting stamps to receive a loot bag filled with Easter Treats. 

            At the headquarters, you can get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, pick up an Easter colouring book, get your face painted (or watch others do it) and delight in the prestidigitation of a balloon twister,

            This event is put on every year through support and donations from Fenelon Falls business owners and non-profit organizations. They guarantee an “egg-cellent time.”

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 00:00

Jumping for joy over Leap Year baby

            Caitlin and Dustin James of Lindsay were overjoyed to welcome their first baby, Hadley Molly James. Hadley was born in Ross Memorial Hospital at 7:54 pm on Feb. 29, making her that rare bird, a

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 00:00

Minaajim: Nanabozho and the Birch Trees

As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka

            Nanabozho was a very important and influential figure for the Anishinaabeg. As previously mentioned, for lack of a personal pronoun in our language we will

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 00:00

The dam thing’s all done in Bolsover

            Contractors have completed construction of the new Bolsover water-control dam at Lock 37, reports Parks Canada (PC), and upstream and downstream cofferdams have been removed.

            Parks Canada said that replacing the Bolsover Dam at Lock 37 was the largest construction work it had undertaken in Eastern Canada in a quarter century, when it announced the project in 2013.

            In order to protect fish spawning areas downstream from the dam, PC has developed an environmental plan to reduce disturbance in the water.

            PC staff members have been onsite to gradually begin the flow of water through one of the spillways. Throughout the process of gradually opening the spillway, a Parks Canada environmental team has been on site, monitoring and conducting tests.

            Once the dam is deemed fully operational, it will be set to normal winter settings and steps will be taken to remove the temporary water diversion system at the site.

            Boat navigation will continue as normal when the season begins on May 20, however the lock grounds will remain closed to the public while they are being restored.

            PC expects to have the site at Lock 37 completely restored by this fall, and fully open to the public in the 2017 season.

            Water-retaining structures, like the Bolsover Dam at Lock37, play an integral role in the management of water levels of the Trent-Severn Waterway, and in the safety of residents and visitors in this area.

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