Following the December 10th Santa Claus parade in Bobcaygeon, the public is invited to warm their hearts and stomachs at Trinity United Church on William Street.
The Soup and Scones for Chiapas and the Planet fundraiser is a pay-by-donation supper event to support
As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka
Curve Lake was always good at ball (baseball). Curve Lakers were well known around this area for playing really good ball. It was interesting – little towns around here would come see if they could beat us. Teams came from Ennismore, Keene, Assumption, Lakefield, and Rockcroft; but nobody could beat Curve Lake.
The backbone of the Curve Lake ball team in those days was the pitcher and the catcher. Between them with their ability to
With financial sustainability and taxpayer affordability top of mind, City of Kawartha Lakes council approved the Capital Budget, and Water and Wastewater Operating and Capital budgets for 2017.
Committed to stabilizing debt, and investing in growth and affordability, CKL staff worked to produce budgets that
The City of Kawartha Lakes needs input to help shape new local services for children and their caregivers. As of 2018, the municipality will be responsible for the implementation and management of new Child and Family Centres as part of their service responsibilities to CKL and the County of Haliburton.
Currently known as Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres, the expansion of services is
By Line Pinard, BARC
The Bobcaygeon Area Refugee Committee (BARC) is happy to announce the newest addition to the Al Awad family. Mohammad was born Sept. 17 at Ross Hospital.
Both Mohammad and mother Mariam are doing well. Yamama, Hadeel and Yaman are thrilled to
Local MP Jamie Schmale says nearly 90 percent of the people who responded to his questionnaire across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock favour a referendum on electoral reform.
In the riding, 2,446 people cast ballots and 87 percent of them (2,127 votes) want a
Test where you live
I do not disagree with the initial argument put forth by Jody Benson regarding the proposed new bylaw (Driving school bylaw a mistake, Oct. 21, page 4). I also agree that the cause for the new bylaw may very well be the "influx of Toronto driving schools" to our area.
But after bringing up a perfectly good point about how "students must have confidence" in all traffic situations, how can Benson, as an instructor, apparently condone this practice of Toronto driving schools working our much slower streets?
Do they spend money in our area or at the mall, as you say? No, not anything worth
Rob Messervey is resigning as CAO of Kawartha Conservation this December 31—after serving since 2009.
The decision wasn’t easy, said Messervey. “I truly enjoy my job every day.”
During his tenure, Messervey set the overall direction for the organization through
The Bobcaygeon-based Social Media Party (SMP) is asking all members of Kawartha Lakes council to respond to three yes-or-no questions by Nov. 15.
Responses will be collated and tabulated and the results posted on the SMP website at socialmediaparty.ca. Party secretary Peter Weygang warns in an email to the councillors that no response “will be interpreted as a negative response.”
The questions are:
Lace on your shopping shoes and make haste to the opening at 10 am this Friday, Nov. 4, of the new store in the old Zellers/Target site at the Lindsay Mall.
To mark the occasion, the owners of “Your Dollar Store With More” will be offering a free gift to the first
Autumn was a time of harvest for us. And the harvest meant spending time with the women who prepared and preserved fruit in the fall season.
One of those harvesting activities was going to pick WAABAMINUG(apples) with my grandmother. The traditional apple for Anishinaabe is crab apples.
My grandmother would take a number of us grandchildren to the trees with a little wooden
The Ontario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA—Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Chapter) wants folks to sign a petition to expand publicly funded dental programs for low-income adults and seniors.
Most public dental-assistance programs are only for youth under 18.
The Ontario government has promised to
"It's outrageous that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is reducing employer premiums at a time when they've been cutting benefits (to injured workers) at an unprecedented rate," says Eugene Lefrancois, President of the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG).
ONIWG estimates the reduced premiums will leave an additional $250 million in the pockets of employers.
"Without any change in laws, the WSIB is dismantling the
Angus Martin, killed in Belgium, July 9, 1916
By Glenna Burns
It's been over 100 years since the horror of World War One shattered the hopes and dreams of millions of people.
It's been 100 years since 35-year-old Angus Livingstone Martin perished from a trench mortar at Sanctuary Wood on the Ypres Salient of Flanders in Belgium.
On Nov. 11 we strive to remember the tremendous costs that war wages on life, and we pray that our children never have to know the horror. We gather at cenotaphs and in schools and nursing homes, wearing our poppies and laying wreaths.
Many family stories from the past are gone. But Angus’ tale of joy and loss was captured in his many letters and poems, which have since been preserved for generations by his granddaughter, Jean Pollock in a book, Letters from Angus (Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, 2005).
Angus was a pacifist who hated killing. Angus was a poet with the heart of a lion. He was an Ontario Champion wrestler, and a sculler on one of famed Ned Hanlon’s rowing teams.
Angus was a mature man of 34 when he felt compelled, after the death in France in 1915 of his best friend, to leave his wife Cora and three children for The Front.
Angus “followed the drum,” joining the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, 74 Battalion in 1915. He trained at Camp Niagara, marched to Toronto from Hamilton and finally disembarked from Halifax to Britain in the spring of 1916.
All along the way, Angus wrote letters, cards and poems to his family. He collected small mementos from nature like rocks, feathers and flowers.
Whenever I'm out for an evening stroll,
As I pass through Haselmere
And see the children playing,
Then I think of you my Dear.
And wonder if you and ‘Casey’
And that old Fergums scout
Are playing around on old Kew Beach
Romping and tumbling about.
As you did in the days when I was there
And often a picture dear
Of my babes and only Cora girl
Comes back to my memory clear.
On July 9, 1916, only a few months after arriving at The Front, Angus died from the repercussion of a Trench Mortar. He survived a brief 20 minutes after the shock. There was not a mark on his body. He never fired a shot in the war.
“If anyone survives, we’ll be a nation of cripples if it ever ends,” he wrote in a letter.
How prophetic Angus’ words are still today.
World War One was not “the war to end all wars,” but the beginning of something horrific. We now know the legacies of war linger for many generations and impact the children and grandchildren and great grandchildren of veterans.
That war set into motion major revolutions, the rise of the fascist dictators and another world war, ongoing conflict in Middle East, income tax and a rash of other issues.
By remembering Angus and the millions of others like him we honour them, not war.
Wear a poppy and remember.