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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:09

Checking out the Swing Bridge

            Parks Canada has begun inspection of the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge—including the bridge structure and abutments, the guardrails, and embankments—to see whether any repair work may be required.

            Bobcaygeon’s Swing Bridge was originally constructed in 1921. It’s an important part of the landscape of the community, that allows for

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 20:57

Career in agriculture looks promising

            There’s a growing interest in agriculture education in Canada, along with an increasing number of job opportunities in the industry, according to both Statistics Canada data and a couple of independent surveys.

            Stats Can identifies a total of more than 12,000 students studying in agriculture or ag-related programs in 2014—nearly a 17-per-cent increase in four years.

            Agriculture programs are also more likely to see full-time enrollment than other programs (87 per cent compared to

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 20:52

All is forgiven for Twin Mountain sledders

By Glenna Burns

            Larry Hulsmans’ hat-in-hand approach to Trent Lakes council asking forgiveness on a penalty on a building permit issued to the Twin Mountains Snowmobile Club (TMSC), paid off Dec. 6.

            Hulsmans explained to council how he had misunderstood the procedure for permits and received some incorrect

‘Both sides need to move’—Health coalitio

            The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) wants both the federal and provincial governments to get over their intransigence and move to create a badly-needed new Health Accord that will be in the public interest.

            For months, provincial premiers and the federal government have been fighting over funding, with the provinces calling

            Bobcaygeon community organizations and charities wishing to add something a little “personal” to their Canada150th celebrations can brand their event with a specially designed “Bobcaygeon Beautiful” logo.

            The federally licensed logo, designed by The Promoter’s Max Miller, has been created so that the user can

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:21

Hooray for sports volunteers

            The Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Council held its second annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner recently and handed out a number of special awards, including those to

By Julia Taylor

            Your presence is more important than your presents at this special time of year. Here is a list of the most precious gifts you can

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:16

It's not over yet

            Despite recent snow and rain events, residents and businesses of the Kawartha Lakes are being asked by Kawartha Conservation to continue with their voluntary reduction of water usage.

            Drought conditions are

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:11

KCU donation to improve surgery safety

             Each one of us has a different health profile. How these subtle physical differences are managed during surgery can have a big impact on its success. With a recent contribution of $5000, the Kawartha Credit Union’s Community Involvement Program will help Ross Memorial Hospital ensure

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:08

Our champions at Ross Memorial

            Ross Memorial Hospital honoured its staff in a recent Long Service and Excellence Award Ceremony. In an event that shone the spotlight on employees who’ve reached a significant milestone, Ross Memorial had lots to celebrate.

            Hosted by Emma Elley, Human Resources Director, the workplace celebrated the long service of 139 employees. In particular,

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