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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:06

Lions collecting coats

            No, not real lions—members of the Fenelon Falls Lions Club. You’ll meet them out on the street in front of Fenelon’s Bank of Montreal from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, Oct. 15, collecting donations of winter coats and other clothing for young and old.

            They’ll also appreciate donations of used

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:05

Learn and speak on walking/cycling plan

            Environmental Action Bobcaygeon (EAB) is inviting all interested persons to attend one of the two public, Open House meetings it is holding this month about the walking and cycling master plan it is developing for the village.

            The meetings will take place Thursday, Oct. 20, from 1-3 pm, and from 7-9 pm, at Trinity United

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:04

KL council seeks to cut $2.5 mill from ops

By Pat Warren

            After Kawartha Lakes staff presented background reports for the capital and operating budgets to the special council meeting Sept. 27, council has asked staff to find savings—including $2.5 million from the operating budget.

            Council looks set to increase the capital budget as reserves are quite low and the debt limit needs to be raised to help fund a housing initiative and other capital projects. The housing-project costs should be recouped by rents in the long run.

            Within the reports from staff were decision units for council to consider for lowering the overall budget

            If the budget were to pass in its present state—which is really only a starting point—the tax-rate increase for 2017 would be about

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:03

Kinettes prepping for Christmas—already

By Wendy Kimmett

            Another year begins for the Kinette Club of Bobcaygeon. Our first meeting was Sept. 6—and already the Kinettes are busy organizing committees and projects.

            First was the Bobcaygeon Fall Fair, where the Kinette Club once again ran their Food Booth in the Curling Club, serving hot dogs, sandwiches, sweets, drinks, coffee and tea.

            Christmas is still a few months away, but Kinettes are already starting to organize our

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:02

Kawartha Futures marks 30th with a big BASH

            The Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC) is pulling out all the stops to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

            Beyond the usual luncheon to cap off Small Business Week in Kawartha Lakes, says General Manager Andrew Wallen, KLCFDC will be throwing an all-day BASH (Business And

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:01

It’s worth 5 seconds to buckle up

            The deaths of 347 unbuckled vehicle occupants in Ontario Provincial Police-investigated collisions over the past five years have the OPP calling on drivers and passengers to help them conduct a successful province-wide, fall seat-belt campaign.

            “So far this year, 40 people have lost their lives in collisions in which they were found

By Julia Taylor

            Here comes Thanksgiving. What a great excuse to get together and have a delicious family dinner and extra desserts.

            We have a big family—and that means a big cleanup. A couple of years ago I was getting ready to take the garbage out. It was looking pretty explody, and I knew there was all sorts of ooeey-gooey, runny stuff inside of it, but I ignored the warning signs.

            Somehow I tied it together and went to heave it

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:54

Into the future—in Norland

 Jamie Burton (left) with John and Josie Harlow, and Margy Taylor, at the Tesla charging station.

By Jennifer Wilson

            The Riverside Inn has brought the future to the City of Kawartha Lakes.

            Restaurant owners Jamie Burton and Margy Taylor saw an opportunity to install a Tesla electric-vehicle charging station in their

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:53

Illegal fires still threaten Chiminis

By Glenna Burns

            Jim Inch, a member of the Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) management team, has asked Trent lakes council to grant KLT authority to act as bylaw-enforcement officers on Big (Boyd) Island/Chiminis.

            He said volunteer crews have dismantled fire pits on the island, only to go back a short time later and find they have been

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:53

How toxins cause disease

By Benjamin Stone

            In the last article, I introduced you to the “Three Amigos,” a cute title for a host of biologically dangerous toxins that often co-habit and work synergistically in your body.

            In this episode, I’ll give you an overview of how toxins cause cellular inflammation, break down our natural

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