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As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka

            This is the time of year we know as BINAAKWE GIIZIS, which means “falling leaves moon.”

            We are very much in tune with the cycle of the moons. Each moon has a name, similar to how the Roman calendar is divided in months, and then divided into different seasons as well.

            But instead of four seasons, we have

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:03

Make your cottage safe for the winter

            The Kawartha Lakes detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have some suggestions for property owners, including cottagers, to consider when tidying their properties or cleaning up the yard this fall.

            Cottages and seasonal homes have been historically victim to property crimes when left unattended for periods of time. However, break, enter and thefts can

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:03

KC full steam ahead on permit approvals

            Kawartha Conservation says it has reorganized to help address growing demands for processing development permit applications—and to be more responsive to the needs of customers and municipal partners.

            “With an increase in development across the watershed, combined with a surge in real-estate activity, permit applications have risen

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:57

Kawartha Lakes roundup - Oct. 21, 2016

YOUR FILMMAKING CAREER: Want to make movies? The city is looking for volunteers to operate audio and visual recording equipment to broadcast both regular and special council meetings on Cogeco Cable. Volunteers will operate multiple cameras from a single control panel located within council chambers. “This is a great opportunity for

            New residential listings in the Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Association’s multiple-listing system totaled 128 units in September—which is down 37 percent from last year.

            It’s the lowest level for new listings in September in more than 25 years.

            Overall supply is currently running near

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:54

It’s Easy being Green--Spare that tree

By Julia Taylor

            I knew my first house was “the one” as soon as I walked into it. The only thing I didn’t like about it was a large tree blocking all the sun in the backyard.

            Fast forward a few years after I purchased the home—to when I had some money in the bank. I wanted that shade-maker cut down.

            I called a few people for quotes, but the first man who came out, took a look and told me he

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:50

Heal the cell to get well

By Benjamin Stone

            Today we discuss how to reverse disease and heal the body.

            In short, all we have to do is kick the biotoxins, heavy metals, and infections to the curb. Remove these interferences, and the body heals itself.

            I’ve already explained how toxins cause cellular inflammation and block the body’s natural ability to

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:49

Gift to TL to fight a silent killer

By Glenna Burns

            Trent Lakes municipality received a generous gift that will save lives on Tuesday, Oct. 4, when John Gignac presented TL fire chief Don Mitchell with $5,000 worth of Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms.

            Gignac, a former firefighter, told council the heart wrenching story of losing his niece Laurie, her husband Richard and their

By John Bird, editor

           “My father told many stories,” recalls Altamae Eberlee. “Some of them were true.”

            That’s why, when her dad—retired Bobcaygeon Doctor W.D. Thomas—decided to write a family history that grew into a book about the village, Altamae worked hard with him to ensure only

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:33

Free drive-through flu shots in Lindsay

            The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is offering a free “drive-through” flu-shot clinicto accommodate individuals with special needs—but you need to book right away to get in.

            Space is limited, so you’ll need an appointment, which must be made no later than 4 pm this Friday, Oct. 21. Call the

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