A young member of the Leahy Cousins entertains at the Bobcaygeon Music Council's summer Concerts by the Locks
The precipitous departure for health reasons of Bobcaygeon Music Council (BMC) founders and stalwarts Andy and Lorna Harris has left the 10-year-old council in what could be a make-or-break situation.
“Our two-concert fall series is a go,” interim chair Vicky Baxter told The Kawartha Promoter, but “if, in November, we don’t
Jerry Jerrard and Noah Pascoe recently began taking the honey off their bees’ hives. They take the super (top) off the hive, literally blow the bees out from the honey frames, then take the frames back to the workshop to remove the honey in an extractor.
Photo Credit: Len Jerrard
LET YOUR INNER SCARECROW OUT: Let your creativity shine. The challenge is out to all local families, businesses and school classes to enter the Coboconk, Norland and Area Chamber of Commerce scarecrow contest. All entries are welcomed. Challenge your neighbours, or form a lean, mean, scarecrow-building team. Win (Photo Credit: Jennifer Wilon)
PET BLESSING: Thankful for those furry family members? Trinity United, Bobcaygeon, is offering celebration of pets with Rev. Rodney Smith-Merkley on Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1-1:45 pm in front of the church at 44 William St. If it’s raining, the pet blessing will be held in Trinity Hall. For info, call Rev. Rodney at (705) 738-5136.
Maryam Monsef, seated with her niece, Leila Taheri, Leila’s parents Mina Monsef and Mehdi Taheri (centre standing), plus sister Mehrangiz Monsef and mother Soriya Basir-Monsef.
Peterborough (including Trent Lakes) MP Maryam Monsef was not born in Herat, Afghanistan—as she has always claimed. According a Globe and Mail article published Sept. 22, she was actually born in Mashhad, Iran.
As Monsef’s arrival with her mother and siblings in Canada as refugees from Afghanistan has long been a
Sherry Peel of Bigley Shoes and Clothing , Aaron Shaw of Crazy Monkey Tree Service, and CKL councillor Kathleen Seymour-Fagan, who also owns the Kawartha Coffee Company, present a cheque for $23,500 to Alison Payne, senior manager of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Peterborough and Durham office.
By Adrienne Harrop
The country was heartbroken the day Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, announced he had terminal brain cancer. For people of Bobcaygeon hold a special place in their heart for the band.
The Tragically Hip put this small Ontario town on the map.
“When you come from a small, unassuming town and you hear your song being sung on the radio, you
By Pat Warren
For many years some people viewed it as black hole of expense, but now the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport (KLMA) is actually breaking even—and bringing business to Kawartha Lakes.
The airport board has hired the management company, the Loomex Group, to help make the facility more profitable.
Bob Hunter, a marketing and business-development manager with Loomex, outlined to
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (DHU) has joined other agencies, including the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, to call for a co-ordinated response to prevent a potential flood of bootleg fentanyl entering the province.
British Columbia, Alberta and American states bordering Ontario have seen a surge in bootleg fentanyl recently—and a rise in overdoses and deaths. In B.C., record-breaking overdose deaths have led officials to declare a public health emergency.
The DHU predicts Ontario will not be
Many will be affected
We are writing in response to Glenna Burn's article (Housing or aggregates? Pick one, Aug. 26, page 6) concerning Trent Lakes choosing aggregates or homes.
Many will be affected as a result of the former council's decision (only current Mayor Bev Matthews, then a councillor, voted against it) in choosing the Dewdney Mountain application over the established homes on Ledge and Quarry roads.
When the town meeting was held at
OWN LAWYER IS INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER: TL council on the recommendation of staff has appointed their own municipal lawyer, John M. Ewart as the new Integrity Commissioner. Since 2012, Ewart and his firm Ewart O’Dwyer of Peterborough have specialized in municipal law. Councillor Peter Raymond asked whether appointing a municipal employee was a conflict of
Ross Memorial Hospital’s VolunTEEN program recently presented awards to deserving teen volunteers.
Madison Jezegou, who has volunteered over
Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch and City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Detachment have been helping “push for change” for homeless youth.
Push for Change is a national awareness and youth empowerment campaign developed by Joe Roberts to focus on ending youth homelessness.
Roberts is pushing a shopping cart across
The Bobcaygeon Foodbank—the only independent food bank left in Ontario—is challenging all of Bobcaygeon and area to help out during Hunger Awareness Month (September, but don’t let October stop you) in its “One-Bag Challenge” against hunger.
Conceived by Kelowna, British Columbia Mayor Colin Basran, The One Bag Challenge is a spinoff of the ALS
“When young people see smoking in movies, they’re more likely to start using tobacco products themselves,” says Karen Taylor, a Public Health Nurse with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit. So it’s important that movies “be made smoke-free.”
The unit is joining with other Ontario health units and the Ontario Lung Association to