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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:07

Church Doings--Oct. 21, 2016

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

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:06

Butts a health and environmental hazard

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

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:19

Water protection is now official in TL

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

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:19

Want to give back?

            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

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:16

UW seeks applicants for second legacy grant

            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

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:15

Should Canadians supplement Vitamin D?

            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

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:13

She’s the queen of the birch trees

            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

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:12

Serve on a health advisory committee

            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

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