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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:31

Desperately seeking help at Music Council

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

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:24

Sweet Harvest

            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

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:18

Coby (and Norland) chamber calendar

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)

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:17

Church Doings-Oct. 7, 2016

            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.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:12

Born where?

 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

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:09

Biggest party leads to biggest donation

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

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:03

Airport is now breaking even

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

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:37

Wake up—you won’t smell the fentanyl

            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

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:35

Village Voice-Sept. 23, 2016

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

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:34

Trent Lakes roundup-Sept. 23, 2016

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

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