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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 20:46

Bid here for more Caygeon docks

Take the fun and excitement of an auction, and add to it the good feeling of supporting a worthy local cause, and you've got a winning evening of entertainment.

Bobcaygeon’sImpact 32 is putting 32 exciting experts and their services on the auction block to raise money to

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 20:42

Area Remembrance Day roundup

Communities throughout Kawartha Lakes, Trent Lakes—and indeed, across Canada—will hold Remembrance Day and wreath-laying ceremonies in the next weeks to honour the men and women who offered themselves to defend our freedom and democracy, and their neighbours, families and country.

Almost all who served were emotionally, physically and/or spiritually scarred, and many ultimately

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 20:41

25 years of ‘Diners Cards’ for Academy

            Twenty-five year after they were first launched as a fundraising project of the Women't Guild of the Academy Theatre, the popular Diner Cards are still a major fundraier for the Academy.

            Area diners eagerly welcome each new edition of the Diners Cards. It gives them a chance to

Hearing concern was about jets

            Thank you, Mr. Baldwin, for your letter dated Sept. 28 (Airports made us prosper, page 4).

            I agree wholeheartedly with you that the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport is an asset to our community. We live near the

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:07

Soroptimists’ 5th Snowflake Gala coming up

            The 5th Annual Snowflake Gala will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Admiral Inn. Tickets are $60, available, in advance only until Oct. 26 at Edward Jones, 3 Russell St. East, Lindsay or through sikawarthalakes.org.

            The Snowflake Gala raises funds to support Soroptimist programs like the Live Your

As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka

            This is the time of year we know as BINAAKWE GIIZIS, which means “falling leaves moon.”

            We are very much in tune with the cycle of the moons. Each moon has a name, similar to how the Roman calendar is divided in months, and then divided into different seasons as well.

            But instead of four seasons, we have

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:03

Make your cottage safe for the winter

            The Kawartha Lakes detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have some suggestions for property owners, including cottagers, to consider when tidying their properties or cleaning up the yard this fall.

            Cottages and seasonal homes have been historically victim to property crimes when left unattended for periods of time. However, break, enter and thefts can

By John Bird, editor

           “My father told many stories,” recalls Altamae Eberlee. “Some of them were true.”

            That’s why, when her dad—retired Bobcaygeon Doctor W.D. Thomas—decided to write a family history that grew into a book about the village, Altamae worked hard with him to ensure only

            Susan Sarandon is the texting, meddling mom in The Meddler, the latest movie to be screened by Fenelon’s Films by the Falls. You can catch it Oct. 25.

            “Of course, it’s about a mom that can drive you crazy sometimes by caring too much,” says writer and director Lorene Scafaria. “But it’s also about

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:07

Church Doings--Oct. 21, 2016

Blanket Exercise: Join Elder Alice Williams from Curve Lake First Nation and Rev. Frank Tyrrell at St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 pm to take part in the “Blanket Exercise.” Participants step onto blankets spread on the floor to represent the land—and into the role ofFirst Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

People and blankets are progressively removed to signify historic—and ongoing—events in Canada’s colonial story that harm and marginalize Indigenous peoples.

The exercise helps build our understanding of our shared history as

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