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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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The Library: What’s in it for you?

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The Library: What’s in it for you?
New materials are constantly being added.

The experience of reading a good book, watching a memorable movie, or finding just the information you need to complete a project may be priceless, but the actual books, DVDs, and services of a reference librarian can all be assigned price tags.

Built into the website of one Ontario library is a value calculator, a nifty tool that lets you calculate the dollar value of the library resources you use.

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Get your seedlings now for spring planting

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An old Chinese proverb notes “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Kawartha Conservation wants to make it easy with the 2018 Tree Seedling Program.

Designed for landowners in rural, agricultural and shoreline areas of the Kawartha watershed, the tree seedling program provides an inexpensive way to plant a selection of tree seedlings and native shrubs on their property.

“The tree seedling program is a great opportunity for landowners in the Kawartha Watershed to purchase low-cost seedlings,” says Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark.

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Hiding in plain sight: Post Envelopes a thriving 83-year-old Lindsay business

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All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. — Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy got it all wrong about happy families. At least, that’s the lesson I take away from a morning with Roberta Allen and her Post Envelopes co-workers–very much a family, very definitely happy, and beyond question unique.

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Lindsay’s Tim Hortons not willing to talk about wages, employee incentives

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Lindsay's Tim Hortons not willing to talk about wages, employee incentives
We continue to talk about Tim Hortons as if it’s a Canadian company. It is not. In 2014, there was a $12.5-billion takeover of Tim Hortons by Brazilian-based 3G Capital.

Last week’s national headlines were dominated by the Tim Hortons brand. Not surprising.

In nearby Cobourg, the owners of the local Tim Hortons there (who just happen to be Ron Joyce Jr., son of Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce, and Jeri-Lynn Horton-Joyce, daughter of Tim Horton) decided they could no longer afford to pay staff for workday breaks.

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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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Cold enough for you? The library can help with more chills

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Cold enough for you? The library can help with more chills

With Environment Canada issuing almost daily extreme cold warnings, you may want to put up your feet and experience the bitter temperatures vicariously, from the comfort of an armchair, warming drink at hand.

The Kawartha Lakes libraries can help you with that. Here’s a sampling from the collection: a memoir,  a short story, and a film, all of which will supply chills aplenty.  

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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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