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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:52

Is it the end for Caygeon’s Beach Trailer Park?

By Pat Warren

            City of Kawartha Lakes staff suggest the city should get out running the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Trailer Park.

            A staff report presented at the Nov. 29 meeting gives council several different options to choose from when it bites the bullet and decides

By Glenna Burns

            Planners behind a proposed 16-lot shoreline development on Pigeon Lake told Trent Lakes Council Dec. 6 that the project will address concerns about lake access for First Nations people, and about habitat for the threatened Blandings turtle.

            EcoVue consultant Heather Sadler outlined the proposed 16-lot plan site on Buffalo Bay, near Nichols Cove Road. The property is owned by 2344283 Ont. Inc. and represented by Peter (Bedros) Avedian.

            Sadler told council that because of concern for threatened species on the site, especially the

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:47

Give your kids a safe Christmas

            Christmas holidays “should be memorable for the decorations, special traditions, family gatherings and presents—not because of a child’s injury,” says Kelly Taylor, a Family Health Nurse with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

            “Spending a bit of time ‘safe-proofing’ your home for children can help ensure it is a happy holiday season for everyone.”

            Injuries remain the leading cause of death for children in Canada and a leading cause of

            Not everyone will agree with me on this (I’m looking at you, Social Media Party), but Kawartha Lakes is fortunate to have Andy Letham as mayor.

            He’s an honest, caring person, with an ability to see the big picture and the character to do what needs to be done—rare qualities in a politician.

            The city has been living beyond its means from the get-go by

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:40

Fenelon theatre sign to make a comeback

            Despair not, all ye who once entered the Fenelon Theatre with hope. The building may be gone, but the sign will live on.

            A group of local community members is coming together to explore restoring and reinstalling the marvelous sign—a piece of

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:39

Fenelon gets strategic—and you can help

            The Fenelon Falls Downtown Revitalization Committee, chaired by Joe Willems, has produced a draft strategic planning document for downtown revitalization in Fenelon Falls—and the citizens group, Fenelon Forward, is looking for input both now and at its Jan. 11 meeting at St. James Church (7 pm).

            Fenelon Forward is asking:

Do you

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:37

Dragon Flies soar for breast cancer

            The Dragon Flies Breast Cancer Survivor Group continues to spread hope and support to patients at RMH—this time with a $20,000 donation to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, to help replace the Hospital’s mammography equipment.

            They raised the money through their

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:33

Globus Christmas Panto

The Christmas Panto is an English theatrical tradition—and lots of fun. Bobcaygeon’s Globus Theatre puts one on every year, and here’s the lineup of local comedic characters who’re appearing this year in Little Red Riding Hood (and the very big, very bad wolf). Some of them may look familiar. At the Lakeview Arts Barn until Dec. 18.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:29

Cold work if you can get it

            Trent-Severn Waterway workers were busy putting ten 20-foot floating docks into the water just below the Bobcaygeon locks last week—just as the waterway was beginning to ice up.

            The floating docks, weighing close to two tonnes each, will be chained to the side of the canal over the winter, and permanently

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:24

‘Drive’ for food bank

The Caygeon Cruisers Car Club of Bobcaygeon made a Christmas donation to the Bobcaygeon Helps food bank recently, at the food bank’s Christ Anglican Church location. Jan Haney, food manager for Bobcaygeon Helps, accepted the donation. Also present were

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