• Blanket Exercise: Join Elder Alice Williams from Curve Lake First Nation and Rev. Frank Tyrrell at St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 pm to take part in the “Blanket Exercise.” Participants step onto blankets spread on the floor to represent the land—and into the role ofFirst Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
People and blankets are progressively removed to signify historic—and ongoing—events in Canada’s colonial story that harm and marginalize Indigenous peoples.
The exercise helps build our understanding of our shared history as
By Dearbhla Lynch
If the risks of deadly second-hand cigarette smoke are obvious, why don’t we realize the harm posed by the trillions of used cigarette butts tossed out every year?
The “t” in trillions isn’t a typo. A study published this year in the Tobacco Control medical journal suggests nearly
Local author Kevin Frank will be at the Lindsay Public Library, 190 Kent Street West, on Saturday, Nov. 5, to talk about Scurvy Dogs, his graphic novel for kids who like silly books.
Aimed at the middle grades, Scurvy Dogs tells the story of four dogs, Captain Hooktail, Chubbs, Patch and
By Glenna Burns
A new Drinking Water Source Protection Plan is set to become part of the Trent Lakes Official Plan—and its policies could impact building permits and home-business activities as the municipality will now have the authority to protect vulnerable areas used for drinking water.
The “ambitious undertaking,” explained Trent Lakes land-use planner Chris Jones in a packed public meeting at the council chambers Sept. 20, was developed to
If you’d like to give back to your community, here’s one way to do so. The City of Kawartha Lakes is looking for folks to volunteer on any of 11 boards and Committees of Council.
But you need to apply by Oct. 21.
The committees have a wide range of focus, from agriculture to accessibility. Pick the one that
In my defence
This letter is in response to the anonymous letter criticizing the “local café” during the Tragically Hip event (Wasn’t that a party—except . . . ?, Sept. 9, page 4).
When the street is closed to cars for an event (eg., Midnight Madness), all the businesses are allowed and encouraged to
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre is bringing the live-theatre troupe “Sheatre”—and its interactive forum play about sexual assault and healthy relationships—to over 200 Kawartha Lakes students in Grades 8-12 on Oct. 27-8.
The theatre project was funded by the first grant last year from Telecare Lindsay’s Mona Hall Legacy Fund, created by
Canadians should look at their vitamin D intake, saysthe Vitamin D Society of Canada after a recent British report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition urged vitamin D supplements in that country.
Because of the northern latitude of both Britain and Canada, vitamin D producing sunlight can only be captured by our skin between
Peggy Colman’s children call her “The Tree Queen.” Her painting subjects include scenes, birds, and people—but she really loves doing birch trees.
Colman paints canvasses of all sizes, but enjoys the large ones most of all. She incorporates
If you like complex systems and want to have a hand in shaping our health-care delivery, then the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) wants you.
The LHIN is looking for community members to participate in a new Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC).
According to a statement from the LHIN, the committee will “serve as a forum for
There’ll be a candle-lighting ceremony at the Kinmount Train Station on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 pm to mark Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
It’s a time to remember the loss of a child—during pregnancy or as an infant—through miscarriage, stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome, or any
Looking for a fun activity to help you stay fit and keep active this winter? The Bobcaygeon Curling Club (BCC) invites you to give curling a try—at their open house.
New curlers can try the sport for the first time using equipment provided by
As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka
Remember those stories I told about my grandmother and I paddling around to Fenelon Falls when I was a boy—selling ash and birch bark baskets, and various other items made of elm bark? We got to know a lot of people along the shorelines back then.
Now I wonder, in my old age, if any of those items are still around? They were beautiful pieces of art. They were extremely well made examples of exquisite craftsmanship.
I had been wondering lately how do I
It’s still largely concentrated in the Hamilton-Brantford area, but there is an outbreak of rabies among wildlife in Ontario. All the more reason to have your four-footed friends vaccinated against the disease.
In fact, in this area, pet owners can be fined if they don’t