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Highway 7 expansion great idea, say business leaders, Omemee resident

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Bruce Vandenberg, left, Mike Perry, right. Highway 7 west of Omemee, bottom.

It was less than a year ago when Miranda Popovic and her father were rear-ended trying to make a left-hand turn on a now-infamous straight stretch of road leading into Omemee.

Ten years earlier, her dad and her brother had been hit in the same area, again making a left hand turn into a driveway.

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Dream of a wider Highway 7 for Lindsay, Peterborough, and beyond inches forward

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Dream of a wider Highway 7 for Lindsay, Peterborough, and beyond inches forward
Jeff Leal, minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs (left) and local MP Jamie Schmale.

When politicians dream, they dream in roads. They dream of roads connecting cities and towns (especially their cities and towns) and that these roads will then bring more people.

More people means more tax dollars. More roads also means more infrastructure for businesses, and those businesses in turn will perhaps choose a better connected Kawartha Lakes as their home.

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Kawartha Lakes remembers Delores O’Riordan, proud mother and 90s rock icon

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Kawartha Lakes remembers Delores O'Riordan, proud mother and 90s rock icon
Delores O’Riordan spent much of her adult life in the Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough area.

Delores O’Riordan’s passing suddenly at the age of 46 is heartbreaking for countless reasons.

Her voice is immediately recognizable, her harmonies defining The Cranberries, one of the most important bands to emerge from the 1990s. For many of us, she defined our youth; our maturation into adults with emotional, political and spiritual awareness.

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What’s going at Rivera Park? $8 million pumping station needed for future development

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What’s going at Rivera Park? $8 million pumping station needed for future development

One of Lindsay’s signature parks, Rivera, may look all torn up but most of it is completely open to the public.

(Not that there’s a lot of jungle gym activity in Lindsay in mid-January.)

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Snowshoe Kawartha event in Fenelon Falls showcases Kawartha Lakes as all-season destination

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Snowshoe Kawartha event in Fenelon Falls showcases Kawartha Lakes as all-season destination
Snowshoe Kawartha offers both 5 km and 10 km snowshoe races. All skill levels are welcome.

Snowshoe Kawartha held in Fenelon Falls next month will kick off the Snowshoe Canada Ontario Cup Series again this year – and they hope to set a world record at the Feb. 3 event.

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Register for 25th Annual Kawartha Woodlot Conference

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Photo: Jerry Holder.

With only a month to go before the 25th Annual Kawartha Woodlot Conference being held in Lindsay, organizers say now is a great time to register for the event.

Held at Fleming College’s Frost Campus on Feb. 10, the annual woodlot conference brings together experts, innovators, woodlot owners and managers and more for this one-day event.

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Majority of basic income applicants continue to be low income workers

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The government is looking for 2,000 people from Lindsay to become basic income applicants and start receiving more income. (Photo: Jerry Holder.)

As basic income enrollments continue in Lindsay and two other Ontario cities, one key trend seems to be emerging – the so-called ‘working poor’ are the majority of applicants who are flocking to the Province’s new Ontario pilot.

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New wine for old wineskins: The changing role of your local museum

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New wine for old wineskins: The changing role of your local museum
Where Duty Leads Commemorative Dinner.

Another calendar year has dawned and with it has come the inevitable litany of resolutions about doing things differently in 2018.  Old habits, as the saying goes, die hard.

We are partial to “the way things were,” and are slow to fill old wineskins with new wine, lest the old wineskins break and leave a mess in our comfortable world of old habits and supposedly unassailable practices. History, said Henry Ford (1863-1947), is bunk.

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