City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service suspends K9 program

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service has suspended its K9 program after the department’s dog handler stepped down due to unexpected health concerns. A number of other factors were also considered by the police service in making this difficult decision. Chief Mark Mitchell advised the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board of this…

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Take A Bite Out Of Hunger

Help Kawartha Lakes Food Source fund programs for young people, families, and seniors in need. Simply plan to attend ‘Take A Bite Out Of Hunger’, a private evening of culinary treats and live music. “People think of Kawartha Lakes Food Source primarily as a supplier of packaged food items to area food banks, but our…

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Free Hospice information sessions

Living with a life-limiting illness, or moving forward after the loss of a loved one, is incredibly challenging. It is common for people to refrain from expressing their feelings under such circumstances, or to prepare themselves in advance to deal with such challenges. Officials at Community Care Hospice Services want local residents to be informed…

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Treasures from Grannie’s Attic at Maryboro Lodge

Treasures from Grannie’s Attic is taking place on July 31, 1:30 -4:30 pm at Mayboro Lodge Museum, 50 Oak St. Fenelon Falls. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, art and granny chic with a little something for everyone including a splash pad in the park and an activity room in the museum for the kids. Come and peruse…

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Free Cooking Workshops for ‘Little Chefs of CKL’

Calling all budding chefs — Community Care and the local Health Unit are looking for you, to participate in free cooking workshops being offered this summer in several locations. The Little Chefs of CKL program returns this year, presented by the Community Care Health & Care Network and the HKPR District Health Unit. The Little…

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Stanley Cup Coming to Lindsay

Stanley Cup-winning defenceman for the St. Louis Blues, Vince Dunn, will return to his hometown of Lindsay to share hockey’s most prized trophy, the Stanley Cup, with residents of Kawartha Lakes. The St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in seven games to win the Stanley Cup. Dunn was part of the St. Louis Blues’…

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Pride and ‘affirming’ celebration for Cambridge Street United

A Pride celebration and Affirming celebration service will be held at Cambridge St. United in Lindsay on Sunday, July 14. At this Affirming Celebration service, Cambridge Street United will be publicly recognized as an Officially Affirming church by Affirm United. (On June 23 the people of Cambridge Street United successfully completed an accreditation process of…

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Win a trip to anywhere WestJet flies with community raffle

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton is kicking off the summer with their BIG Travel Raffle once again. The organization has received a voucher for a Grand Prize for two people to travel anywhere WestJet flies. “WestJet Cares for Kids” has been supporting this children’s organizations for a number of years now, so Big…

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Schmale welcomes broadband funding, wishes it was sooner

Local MP Jamie Schmale welcomes today’s announcement by the Government of Canada to contribute $71 million in funding to develop the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) mobile broadband project. “I have been talking about the need to fill the gaps in internet and cellular coverage since being first elected in 2015 as people and businesses…

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Kawartha Credit Union donation to support new diagnostic equipment

Kawartha Credit Union has been supporting the health of the community through its gifts to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation since 1997. Its contributions have helped the hospital to purchase key equipment such as echocardiogram and dialysis machines, 3D mammography, MRI and CT scanners. Today, Lindsay Branch Manager Michelle Finley visited the Ross Memorial to…

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Lindsay Transit to offer Sunday service beginning July 7

Lindsay Transit will begin to offer Sunday service to residents starting on July 7. The new service on Sundays will be provided between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. There is also an addition of one specialized transit service route being offered on Sundays and can be requested through the current booking process.…

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Join Fenelon Brew Co. for Midnight Madness in Fenelon Falls

Meet the Fenelon Brew Co. brewmaster, taste some fresh Fenelon Brew Co. Vienna Lager and Red Ale and be the first to get the latest news about the company’s progress and new beers on June 29 in Fenelon Falls.A portion of this evening’s proceeds will go towards the Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes. Tickets $15…

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21 Canal Street receives generous community donation 

Kawartha Lakes hired W&G Landscaping to complete a clean-up outside of the municipal building located at 21 Canal Street in Bobcaygeon. The landscaping company was hired to re-grade the outside stone wall as well as the parking lot. In a gesture towards the community, W&G Landscaping generously donated river rock to be installed along the…

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Edwin Binney’s Community Garden seeking volunteers

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking volunteers for Edwin Binney’s Community Garden. Located on Crayola Canada’s property, Edwin Binney’s Community Garden is a large-scale community garden project that will provide fresh, pesticide-free produce to local food banks, shelters and non-profits working directly with people from our community. Whether you have a…

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Rehabilitation proposed for Mill Pond Bridge in Omemee 

At the June 18 Council meeting, a report was brought forward from DM Wills Consulting to address the infrastructure repair for Mill Pond Bridge in Omemee. Mill Pond Bridge was closed earlier this year due to structural safety concerns. There were four solutions included in the report, all of which included important elements from the feedback…

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‘The Hunt for the Jewel of the Kawarthas’ in Fenelon Falls

The Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce (FFDCC) is excited to announce the upcoming launch of an immersive mystery adventure, The Hunt for the Jewel of the Kawarthas, available from July 6 until Sept. 1. This unique event is completely free to participate in and promises fun for families and participants of all age…

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Kawartha Lakes celebrates 50 year-connection with Nayoro

At the June 18 Council meeting, the municipality of Kawartha Lakes celebrated 50 years of the Lindsay-Nayoro Twinning Committee with a presentation from Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito. During the presentation, an award was given to Kawartha Lakes resident Heather Newman for her commitment to fostering Japanese/Canadian friendship. The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold…

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Sponsorship received for family doctor recruitment from RBC

The Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) has announced that RBC Financial Group and RBC Wealth Management has become a sponsor of family doctor recruitment in the City of Kawartha Lakes. “Having a strong family health care network is extremely important for the long-term health and welfare of the City of Kawartha Lakes. RBC Financial…

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Special council meeting with consul-general of Japan

June 18 will be an exciting day for Kawartha Lakes Council, with a special presentation, award ceremony and more being brought forward. The Japanese delegation, as well as Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan, will be in attendance to acknowledge Kawartha Lakes’ twin city, Nayoro. The Accessibility Awareness Awards will also take place at 1pm. Join…

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Community Care accredited with exemplary standing

The Community Care Health & Care Network has achieved the best standing possible in a peer review accreditation process conducted by Accreditation Canada. “Exemplary Standing is the highest of three classifications that an organization can receive,” said Barb Mildon, Chief Executive Officer for Community Care. “This meaningful achievement validates the excellence demonstrated by our staff…

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Incentive grant program launches to improve surface water quality

A new program has launched in the City of Kawartha Lakes to provide incentive funding for landowners and community groups who undertake projects that will improve the quality of surface water across the municipality. The Kawartha Lakes Incentive Grant Program will assist with implementing best management practices on private land within the municipality. Up to…

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Book signing at Kent Bookstore with Omemee author

Ralph G. Ditchburn from Omemee, author of the Inheritance Letter, is celebrating the release of books two and three in his robbiesadventures.com historical fiction series with a book signing. Book two, ‘Robbie’s Incarceration,’ and Book three, ‘The Search for L’il Wolf will be available for signing at the Kent Bookstore in Lindsay, at 15 William Street N…

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Splash pads are open in Kawartha Lakes

With hot weather around the corner, Kawartha Lakes is excited to announce that Splash Pads are now open for the summer. Splash Pads are located throughout the municipality, with facilities in Lindsay, Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls. Stay cool this summer by visiting one of the below Splash Pads: Tommy Anderson Park Splash Pad The Tommy…

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City Hall hosts its first ever marriage ceremony

Congratulations to Judie and Jim, the first couple to be married in City Hall at 26 Francis Street, Lindsay. On June 7, Judie and Jim held a small marriage ceremony with two close friends in City Hall’s second floor atrium. Judie and Jim held a beach ceremony in Mexico this past February, but wanted to…

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MP and MPP to host annual seniors seminars

MP Jamie Schmale and MPP Laurie Scott are pleased to be hosting their annual Seniors Seminars later this month in celebration of seniors’ month. This initiative will provide information to seniors on issues that affect their daily lives. Presentations will be given by local non-profit and government organizations. All are welcome and a complimentary lunch…

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Fundraiser in Bobcaygeon for National Galgo adoption

The annual fundraising picnic for Carlota Galgos Rescue Canada (CGRC), a national not-for-profit animal adoption organization, will be held in Bobcaygeon this year. This event is an opportunity to bring together adopters and their dogs as well as those interested in adopting a Galgo that would like to meet the breed. All are welcome to…

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The Lindsay museum wants your memories

Do you remember spending Saturday nights at the dance pavilion? How about when The Tommy Hunter Show filmed at the Academy Theatre? Did you work at a local factory? Did you serve in WWII? The Victoria County Historical Society (VCHS) wants to hear from you. The VCHS is undertaking a project in 2019 to collect…

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Kawartha Lakes Health Care AGM at golf club

All are welcome to the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative’s annual general meeting, to be held June 19 at 9 am at the Lindsay Golf & Country Club, Lindsay, at 282 Lindsay Street South. KLHCI is pleased to have Marlene Young, MBA, CHIM, Director of Operations, Central Zone Medical Affairs, Alberta Health Services as our guest…

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Second annual Barb Truax Award presented at KLFS event

Kawartha Lakes Food Source is honoured to announce the recipients of the 2019 Barb Truax Volunteer Award. Janet Armstrong and John Sanders have volunteered for 10 years and have done a variety of a tasks to support KLFS, some of which include: picking up food donations; sorting in the distribution centre; giving presentations about KLFS…

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Meeting on supervision for students at lunch at new location

A meeting of many concerned parents about the level of supervision offered by local public schools will be held at the Olympia Restaurant, upstairs, on June 10 at 6:30 pm. Previously this meeting was to be held at I.E. Weldon Secondary School. Organizer Jena-Lyn Westerby (pictured, with family) says the meeting of concerned parents will…

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Omemee artists featured at City Hall

Omemee artists Walter and Peggy Cracknell’s photography will be featured in City Hall throughout June. All are invited to visit City Hall at 26 Francis Street in Lindsay to enjoy their photography while it is being exhibited. Walter and Peggy have been involved with photography for over 40 years. Both have worked with traditional film…

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Summer Program Registration begins June 16

Mark your calendars — summer program registration begins online starting Sunday June 16 at 9 am. A complete list of all programs offered this Summer can be found on the municipal website or in the latest edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide. You can also pick up a free copy of the publication at any Municipal Service Centre,…

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Salvation Army Food Bank seeking necessities

The Salvation Army church in Lindsay operates a food bank on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm.  According to a media release, while they are able to comfortably accommodate 24 appointments each day for food specifically, they often serve more as the need continues to increase.…

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Doctor appreciation week in Kawartha Lakes in early June

Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) is asking the community to help celebrate the tenth annual Family Doctor Appreciation Week, being held June 3 – 7. The week will honour the many wonderful family doctors practicing in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Family doctors are essential to the health and vitality of our community, says…

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Free ‘future’ job fair to show students value of trades

A free ‘future’ job fair is being held at Frost campus of Fleming College in Lindsay on June 4 from 6-8 pm. The fair will inform Grade 7-10 students and their parents or guardians about the incredible career pathways available in skilled trades, allowing them to hear from students currently enrolled in Ontario Youth Apprenticeship…

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Development charges task force seeking input

On January 15 2019, the Council of the City of Kawartha Lakes established the Development Charges Task Force to provide advice and recommendations to staff regarding the formulation of a development charges by-law to replace By-Law 2015-224 (A By-law to Impose Development Charges in the City of Kawartha Lakes). Task Force members include representatives of…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts group mentoring study

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes – Haliburton is exploring options for focused group mentoring programs. According to a press release, the idea comes from a group mentoring study conducted by the organization over the past year. The study was made possible thanks to a $6,100 Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) grant awarded last…

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Kawartha Lakes is celebrating successes during Paramedic Services Week

Paramedic Services Week is May 26 to June 1 and Kawartha Lakes is excited about promoting the theme “Celebrating Successes.” “Paramedics provide compassionate medical care for those who call 9-1-1. They also work proactively with our aging population by visiting patients in a non-emergency settings. Public education is another significant role that paramedics play in…

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Tattoo parlour in Lindsay part of flash fundraiser event

A local business, Kent Street Tattoo, owned and staffed by long time Lindsay residents, will be donating 100 per cent of the day’s proceeds on June 9 to Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services. They are taking part in a ‘Still Not Asking For It’ tattoo flash fundraising event, which began in the U.S. and has been…

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Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud scams with free seminar

Fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians. Though people of all ages can be victims of fraud, older people get targeted more than others. Some of the reasons are that they are often home during the day to answer the door or phone, they can be more trusting and they may not have…

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Edwin Binney’s Community Garden grand opening garden party

United Way City of Kawartha Lakes will be hosting a grand-unveiling and fundraising event to celebrate the opening of Edwin Binney’s Community Garden on Crayola Canada’s Property. This will be the largest community garden project that United Way CKL has ever made, and we could not have done it without our amazing community partners. Guests…

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AGM for KLHCI coming up

Join the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative’s Annual General Meeting on June 19 at 9 am at the Lindsay Golf & Country Club, 282 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay. KLHCI is pleased to have Marlene Young, MBA, CHIM, Director of Operations, Central Zone Medical Affairs, Alberta Health Services as our guest speaker.  Young will be speaking…

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Senior’s Walking in Nature is back

Kawartha Conservation’s popular guided walks for seniors are returning for 2019. The Seniors’ Walking in Nature (WIN) program will run Tuesday’s from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning May 28. The walks will be held at Ken Reid Conservation Area. “This is a wonderful opportunity for seniors of all skills and abilities to enjoy some…

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Springing into Gardening at Maryboro Lodge

The Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society is “Springing into Gardening” this year at the Maryboro Lodge museum with their annual plant sale May 25. Gardeners have been harvesting plants and preparing seedlings to sell at the event.  This year in celebration of their Centennial Anniversary they have invited other vendors to join them. The following booths…

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Popular Wool Day event in Fenelon Falls to be considered for grant

To support Kawartha Heritage’s second annual Wool Day, Kawartha Lakes will be considering giving the organization $2,000 in funding to support their event as part of the Fenelon Falls C.H.E.S.T. fund. On June 8 from 10 am to 5 pm, Kawartha Heritage is hosting the second annual Wool Day Event at Maryboro Lodge: The Fenelon…

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Public Meeting: Fenelon Falls second crossing and Colborne Street changes

A public meeting will be held on Monday May 27 at 6 pm to determine whether there is a need for a second bridge crossing in Fenelon Falls. When: Monday May 27, 6-8 pm Where: Fenelon Falls Community Centre (27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls) The Project: The City of Kawartha Lakes, through their consultant Dillon Consulting Limited,…

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Schmale announces funding to create 289 summer jobs for young people

Local MP Jamie Schmale today announced $949,494 in funding to 115 different employers across the riding to create 289 summer jobs for young workers this summer. Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) helps youth aged 15-30 gain the skills and experience they will need to be successful now and in the future. CSJ provides funding to not-for-profit…

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Kawartha Lakes communities to receive funding for Canada Day events

Kawartha Lakes will provide a total of $10,000 in Canada Day funding to support seven communities in the municipality celebrating Canada Day. The funding is in addition to the $31,879.00 in support received from the Federal government through the Canadian Heritage “Celebrate Canada” program. The following communities will receive funding for their 2019 Canada Day…

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KLCFDC providing new funding workshops

The Kawartha Lakes CFDC will be providing two funding workshops for business and community innovation projects that may be seeking financial assistance through the Government of Canada’s new Community Economic Development and Diversification funding stream. “The workshops are designed to help businesses and community organizations better understand just what this new funding stream can support…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes’ ‘BIG’ dinner and auction

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton and Economy Wheels-Nissan have teamed up to organize their 17th annual dinner fundraiser for mentoring programs. The organization is reaching out to the community and asking people to attend this event to ensure that it can continue to operate and provide local mentoring programs to children. The event…

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Lindsay Seniors Association artists featured at City Hall

The work of a group of artists from the Lindsay Seniors Association will be displayed throughout May at City Hall. All are invited to visit City Hall at 26 Francis Street in Lindsay to enjoy various paintings from more than 20 artists. As a group of artists ranging in age from 55 to 92, each…

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Busy intersection to be directed by KLPS May 9

Residents are advised that the traffic lights at the intersection of Kent and Angeline Streets in Lindsay will not be operating on Thursday, May 9 as workers will be rewiring the intersection with aerial wiring to address underground infrastructure. Kawartha Lakes Police Service will be on scene to direct traffic. This temporary shutdown of the…

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Mill Pond Bridge in Omemee closed until further notice 

Mill Pond Bridge on Mary Street East in Omemee is closed to vehicular traffic until further notice, although pedestrian use of Mill Pond Bridge is still accessible. Mill Pond Bridge is currently a part of the municipality’s ongoing Bridge Program, which works towards identifying bridges within Kawartha Lakes that are in need of replacement or rehabilitation.…

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Province announces new tools, fines to improve bus safety

The Government of Ontario has announced new measures to give municipalities the tools they need to target drivers who threaten the safety of children crossing roads to get to and from their school bus. “Drivers who endanger the safety of our children must be held accountable. These proposed changes will help ensure that our children…

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Permanent building will house Optimist Club’s soccer program

When the dozers and diggers rolled onto Wilson Fields last week, it marked the start of a project that even the most optimistic Optimist club members wondered would ever come to fruition. “We’ve been working on this since the completion of Wilson Fields more than 20 years ago,” says long time Optimist, John Green about…

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‘Girls Learning Code Day’ hosted by Pinnguaq

In celebration of Canada Learning Code’s ‘Girls Learning Code Day’, Pinnguaq will be hosting a day of code for girls. Join more than over 900 learners in over 35 cities across Canada participating in Girls Learning Code Day on May 11 in Lindsay. It’s held at the Kawartha Art Gallery at 190 Kent St. W., from 2-4 p.m.…

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Middle aged standup comedians record their first CD

It only took some 30 years after they each made their professional comedy debuts at an Ottawa comedy club, but three standup comics are finally set to immortalize their individual acts – by recording their first CD on May 10 at the Lakeview Arts Barn. The Back 50 is being billed as a show that’s…

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Have a favourite recipe passed down generations ago?

Do you have a local recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation? Do you have the original recipe, handwritten and speckled with ingredients? Maryboro Lodge: The Fenelon Museum is making a cookbook and wants to feature you and your beloved recipe. Contact Sharon Walker, the creative director  at Maryboro Lodge, who is…

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CKL remains under Flood Warning after major rainfall

Over the last 24 hours, the area has received 25-30 mm of rain. As a result, water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes remain exceptionally high, with Moore and Shadow lakes at three feet above full. There is no precipitation forecasted over the next four days. Burnt and Gull rivers have sustained high flows but…

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Protest against Ford on May 1 in Lindsay, across Ontario

A Toronto woman and a Hamilton woman concerned about cuts that the PC government is making have managed to spark a multi-city protest – including right here in Kawartha Lakes. Started by Flo O’Connell, from Toronto, and Dakota Lanktree, from Hamilton, Kawartha Lakes will be joining at least 12 cities across Ontario in a May…

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New water park to open at Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes broke ground on its water park recently, with construction of the park to begin in early May and scheduled to finish on time for the club’s summer camps, according to a press release. The park is designed to accommodate members of the community of all ages and…

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Kawartha Lakes observes 2019 National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2019 is the National Day of Mourning and workplaces across Canada will take time to reflect on the lives lost in workplace accidents as well as those who have suffered occupational illnesses and injuries. It is also a day to focus on preventing future tragedies. A Day of Mourning Ceremony hosted by the…

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Binney’s Community Garden fundraiser grand opening

On Saturday June 8 United Way City of Kawartha Lakes will host a Garden Party Fundraiser: an event to celebrate the grand opening of Edwin Binney’s Community Garden on Crayola Canada’s Property. The event will take place at both Fleming College’s Auks Lodge and the brand new Edwin Binney’s Community Garden (weather permitting). Guests are…

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Free pole walking is back

The popular weekly Nordic Pole Walking sessions offered by the Community Care Health & Care Network have resumed for the spring and summer in Lindsay and Bobcaygeon. Free pole walking is held on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. from the Wilderness Trail in Bobcaygeon, and on Fridays at 9 a.m. from Nayoro Park in Lindsay (holidays…

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Constable Ryan Boutin wins Outstanding Police Officer Service award

The municipality of Kawartha Lakes would like to congratulate Constable Ryan Boutin of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service (KLPS) for receiving Fleming College’s Outstanding Police Officer Service Award. On April 15, Fleming College’s fifth annual Outstanding Police Officer Service Award ceremony was held. Constable Boutin was given one of seven awards for demonstrating qualities consistent…

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Remember the Henderson Chick Hatchery? Museum needs your help

Since 1957, the Victoria Country Historical Society has shared the stories of generations of families and communities throughout Kawartha Lakes and Canada. As its dedicated volunteers continue the work to preserve not only artifacts but also the stories that go with them, they invite everyone to join the society in an exciting 2019 season at…

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Food Source needs help to ‘Fill the Freezers’

Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) is seeking the community’s help to cook ready to serve meals. KLFS is piloting a frozen meal program. They are looking for groups of families, friends, businesses, service clubs and teams to help us fill our freezers with quality healthy meals for our neighbors. They are in need of volunteers…

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Lindsay’s Days Inn wins ‘property of the year’ 4th year in row

Lindsay’s Days Inn & Suites has won two major national awards from Realstar Hospitality — Property of the Year (85 rooms or less) and Housekeeping Team of the Year. It is the fourth year in a row the hotel has won Property of the Year. Realstar announced the winners of its prestigious Days Inn by Wyndham Awards of…

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Join in for #trashtag day to clean up City

The City of Kawartha Lakes and its partners Toward  Balance Support Network, City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee and Environmental Action Bobcaygeon, are launching a city wide initiative designed to take out the trash and make our neighbourhoods clean . In the process, they will also join a world-wide phenomenon called #trashtag. On Earth…

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Blame it on the rain: Flood Outlook

A Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook is in effect for Kawartha Lakes. A strong low pressure system is predicted to pass through the municipality in the next three days, bringing significant amounts of precipitation. Rain is expected to start tonight persisting into Saturday, with a total precipitation of up to 50 mm expected. As a…

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St. Mary’s Church reports gift card scam

Parishioners of the Diocese of Peterborough, specifically St. Mary’s Church in Lindsay are reportedly receiving emails appearing to be from local priests, requesting donations through the purchase of online gift cards. The email requests that parishioners respond to the email with the security “PIN” numbers from the back of the gift card. The Diocese has…

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Want to get married? Pop-up chapel in July

Cats and dogs can’t get married, but you can and you can help the PTBO Humane Society at the same time. Wolf Run Golf Club in Janetville is partnering with the Humane Society of Peterborough for Love. Invite 25 of your family and friends for two hours to the beautiful and picturesque Wolf Run Golf…

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Collecting electronics for good cause

On April 27th A Place Called Home will be holding a free Electronic Waste Drop-off Day.  Residents can pull up in their vehicles and volunteers will remove their electronics items, of which a wide variety is accepted. “We have partnered with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) to divert this waste from our local landfill and…

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Auditions for Harvey play April 22

The Academy Theatre and Lindsay Little Theatre will hold auditions for their summer co-production of Mary Chase’s Harvey. The show director, Dylan Robichaud, along with both theatres invite members of the community to audition on Monday April 22, between 7-9 p.m. The open auditions will be held at Lindsay Little Theatre, 55 George Street W.,…

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Kawartha Lakes Summer Day Camp Highlights

Summer is just around the corner, and Kawartha Lakes has eight weeks of Summer Day Camp Fun planned for children ages four through 12. The Little Explorers Camp for children ages four and five is returning this year. Along with the Junior Explorers and Sports Camp options running July 2 through August 23, there will…

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Recovery through the arts at LCVI

The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.) is pleased to invite you to Recovery Through the Arts on Thursday, April 25 at LCVI, a night  filled with local talent to celebrate their work and help reduce the stigma often associated with those living with a mental illness. Event proceeds will be…

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Free ‘White Lightning’ shopping bus is back

The so-called White Lightning shopping bus will be striking the same places again — and even other new locations. Owned by Pauline Kiely and Michael Bryant, the bus is set to resume April 30. Those without a vehicle who need to travel for shopping, medical appointments, family visits or an event may be interested in…

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Celebrate Earth Week in Kawartha Lakes

Taking care of the environment, being responsible with resources, reducing our footprint and keeping our lakes and rivers clean are shared values across Kawartha Lakes. Thanks to a coordinated effort by community partners and volunteers, there are many ways to celebrate Earth Week in Kawartha Lakes. Earth Week runs April 21-27 and Earth Day is…

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Newcomers welcome at Lindsay Creative Quilters’ Guild

Newcomers, whether beginners or experienced, are welcome to join the Lindsay Creative Quilters’ Guild. The guild began about 33 years ago by a number of local women. They would meet at a member’s home in the beginning but the numbers grew so much they had to start meeting in a hall. All are welcome to…

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Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton has funding for home repairs, renovations

If you own your home and have been in need of repairs, energy efficient upgrades or accessibility modifications, there may be help. The municipality of Kawartha Lakes is participating in the Ontario Renovates Component of the Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario – 2014 Extension which was developed to help homeowners in Kawartha Lakes or the County…

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The Enforcers’ spring dance: Lindsay Armoury.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes- Haliburton presents, The Enforcers’ Spring Dance, April 27, at The Armoury. Over the last 10 years, The Enforcers and those in attendance, have built this evening into one of the top social events of the year.  The band plays the style of music that will get you on…

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Talks on rural domestic violence in Manilla, Cannington

Domestic violence is something that we have all heard of but often do not know what to do when we or someone we care about is a victim. Domestic violence in rural areas presents special challenges such as isolation, distances to travel, lack of resources, etc.  This talk by Paola di Paolo helps to identify…

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Council revises meeting schedule for remainder of 2019

Council adopted a change to the meeting schedule for the remainder of the year at the Regular Council meeting on March 26. The change sees Regular Council meetings reduced to one per month. The came about as a result of the first few months under the new term of Council that saw the introduction of…

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City announces 50/50 Community Project Capital Funding recipients

Kawartha Lakes has selected this year’s funding recipients for the 50/50 Community Project capital fund awarding a total of $38,999.02 for several community projects. “So many wonderful community projects were chosen this year under the 50/50 funding,” said Shelley Cooper, Community Partnership and Programs Supervisor. “The program provides great opportunities for Kawartha Lakes and it’s…

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2019 Community Partnership and Development Fund recipients

Kawartha Lakes has approved this year’s funding recipients of the Community Partnership and Development Fund. The Fund has five categories: the Beautification Fund, the Culture Fund, the Special Event Fund, the Milestone Event Fund and the Municipal Tax Rebate Program. A total of $158,144.26 has been awarded to community groups and organizations under this program.…

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Spring weather delays gravel road maintenance

As milder temperatures approach, our road operations are beginning to shift focus from winter events and response to managing and maintaining road conditions. One common form of gravel road maintenance is grading. Grading can become difficult with fluctuating temperatures, especially in spring weather. With the ground’s surface beginning to thaw, in combination with spring rains…

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Wanted: Environmental hero kids

Attention students — do you live in Kawartha Lakes? Do you have a passion for helping the environment? Kawartha Lakes is looking for students ranging from Kindergarten to high school to showcase their environmental leadership by applying for the 2019 Environmental Hero Youth Award. The Environmental Advisory Committee for Kawartha Lakes will present this award…

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$725,000 to City from Province

Ontario’s government is providing funding to support local service delivery in the province’s municipalities. On March 20, 2019, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario’s small and rural municipalities, including every municipality in Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock. Municipalities within Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes –…

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City reviews side-by-side vehicle By-law and pilot project

On March 19, the Committee of the Whole heard a report from Jenn Johnson, Manager of Parks, Recreation and Culture regarding the new side-by-side vehicle regulation that will be piloted from May 1 to November 30, 2019. The Committee reviewed the new By-law, which will be brought forward to Council at the next Regular Council…

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Municipality to enter into new lease agreement for the Olde Gaol Museum

During the Committee of the Whole meeting on March 19, Kawartha Lakes Council received the staff recommendation that the municipality support the Victoria County Historical Society by creating a new lease agreement for the 2019 occupation of the Olde Gaol Museum. The municipality of Kawartha Lakes owns the Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay, which is…

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Kawartha Lakes offering photography classes this spring

Digital camera technology can be overwhelming. The municipality of Kawartha Lakes is pleased to offer two new photography courses this spring to help you get ready to take the perfect picture. An Introduction to Digital Photography class will be offered beginning April 4 and will run for eight weeks. In this class, participants will learn…

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Four chambers collaborate for Dine & Win Contest

In a unique collaboration that began March 1, the four local City of Kawartha Lakes Chambers of Commerce have joined forces for the ultimate ‘Dine and Win’ experience. Chamber member restaurants located in Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Coboconk and Lindsay have signed on to take part in the contest. For a chance to win one of…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters: Everything Purple Bowl a success

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton wrapped up another annual Bowl for Kids Sake. The events were held on Saturday February 23 at Strike Point Bowling Centre in Lindsay and Saturday March 2 at Fast Lane in Minden. Participants enjoyed dressing to the theme of Everything Purple and the best dressed were awarded with a…

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Schmale visits Victoria Manor to discuss long term care

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Member of Parliament Jamie Schmale visited Victoria Manor during the month of March to discuss the importance of addressing the problems that the vulnerable senior population and their long term care facilities face. The MP met with Pam Kulas, Executive Director at Victoria Manor, who provided him with a tour of the long-term care home and engaged…

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No Poverty Between the Sheets: Book Launch

No Poverty Between the Sheets, by Pauline Kiely, is a “cheeky memoir that shares the antics of growing up in a half Irish, half French-Canadian household,” according to a press release. The book and author will be featured at Chapter’s bookstore in Peterborough on March 17, between 11 am and 4 pm. Kiely’s legacy brims…

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Automotive flea market, car show

The 48th annual Automotive Flea Market and Car Show takes place May 4-5 at the Lindsay Fairgrounds, with doors opening at 8 am. Since its inception at the armoury in Blackstock, the Antique Automobile Club of America, Ontario Region has been hosting its automotive flea market and car show. It has grown in size to include…

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CKL updating waste management strategy 

The “Making Waste Matter: Integrated Waste Management Strategy” for Kawartha Lakes is currently under review and will be updated later on this year. As outlined in the plan’s keys for success, the strategy must be adaptable and accountable, designed to grow and change with future waste management needs and opportunities. The strategy outlines effective and…

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Pothole repair in Kawartha Lakes 

As the spring thaw approaches, roads become more fragile than at other times of the year. Under the weight of traffic and the varied seasonal temperatures, you will see more potholes appearing in weak spots on the roads. Above-average spring runoff and high water tables are also contributing factors to pothole formation as they allow…

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City Hall features the artwork of Kawartha Arts Network

The work of the Kawartha Arts Network, an artists’ cooperative based in Kawartha Lakes, will be displayed throughout March at City Hall. All are invited to visit City Hall at 26 Francis Street in Lindsay to enjoy more than 30 beautiful pieces from the group. The Kawartha Arts Network strives to promote awareness of the…

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St. Thomas Aquinas students support wellness

Students at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Lindsay value wellness, within their family of students and teachers, and in their community. Their annual Week of Wellness activities in the fall included sessions with therapy dogs, meditation, dancing, drumming and art. They even incorporated a 5 km run/walk to emphasize the benefits of exercise…

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Workshop to help families build circle of support

Two afternoon workshops hosted by Community Living Trent Highlands, and Fenelon Falls-based ABLE, are set to enable families of persons with disabilities, as well as workers in the field, and local friends to get a taste of what life can be like in the building of a truly inclusive community. Called ‘Building a Circle,’ the…

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Researcher looking to speak with Basic Income participants

A graduate researcher at the University of Cambridge is looking to interview participants in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot about their experiences in the program. The goal of this study is to better understand the potential role of basic income programs in achieving gender and other forms of equality. Participation is open to anyone who…

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Musicfest at St. James Church in Fenelon Falls: April 6

On Saturday April 6, from 11 am to 5:30 pm Musicfest 2019 will be held at St. James Anglican Church in Fenelon Falls. The event is run by the Fenelon Falls Grannies for Gannies. Belinda Wilson will bring tears to your eyes with her “Pilgrimage of Remembrance.” Fiddles & Friends will have you laughing with…

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Summer camp registration opens for 2019: Kawartha Conservation

With the warmer days of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to think about registering your kids for Kawartha Conservation’s fun, interactive and highly popular summer day and week-long nature camps. One-day Nature Camps for Kids is back for 2019 offering children, ages 4 (must turn 4 by July 1) to…

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On the Way Home: Films for Lent

As the days get longer and our thoughts turn towards spring, St. James Anglican Church in Fenelon Falls is once again offering a film series during the five weeks leading up to Easter. This year’s theme, “On the Way Home,” features five films that explore the themes of leaving home, returning home and making home…

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Workshop to help families build circle of support

Jeremy Engelstad is a golfer, a swimmer, an extensive traveller, a cord-wood stacker, a guitarist, a gusty singer, a skier, a church member who carries wine and bread to the altar, a brother who likes to make his younger sister laugh, a voter, a cyclist, a biker (strictly on the passenger seat), a pool player,…

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Don’t miss April model train show at Armoury

The Lindsay Model Train Show will be the 45th one that organizers have put together, this year held April 6-7, from 10 am to 4 pm at Victoria Park Armoury. This year there will be numerous layouts to view in various scales and gauges, as well as an interactive Thomas the Tank Engine layout that kids…

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World renowned dodgeball tournament returns

Okay, world renowned may be over-stating its stake in the community. (And no one is expected to make the kind of moves in the photo above.) But the once annual Adult Mixed Dodgeball tournament in support of The Boys and Girls Club had earned widespread notoriety within the Kawartha Lakes. It was last held in…

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RMH receives infrastructure funding for urgent repairs

Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) is pleased to be one of 128 Ontario hospitals receiving Health Renewal Infrastructure Funding this winter. MPP Laurie Scott visited RMH to make the announcement on February 15, and to tour the areas where the projects are underway. Ross Memorial Hospital is receiving $400,000 for the following urgent repairs: A set…

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School board needs local businesses for upcoming math career fair

Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) is reaching out to City of Kawartha Lakes businesses and organizations within the skilled trades, manufacturing, environmental, technology, and digital media industries to take part in a math career fair. The fair, scheduled to take place on Friday, March 1 at Woodville Elementary School, is an opportunity for Grade…

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Women’s Resources gets $8,100 in provincial funding

 The Government of Ontario is helping community agencies repair and renovate their buildings so they can continue providing vital services to children and families. “Women’s Resources is a fantastic local organization that does crucial work to provide support to children and women in need,” said MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Laurie Scott. “I’m pleased that this…

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Fenelon Falls Downtown Revitalization Facade Award

The Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce (FFDCC) is  excited to announce the Fenelon Falls Downtown Revitalization Facade Award in  recognition for updated building facades in Fenelon Falls. In acknowledgement of our local small business owners’ time, effort, and expense in  improving their building facades, the Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce will …

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‘Everything Purple’ for Big Brothers Big Sister

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton needs your help. With an “Everything Purple” theme, the “Big” day is set for Saturday, February 23 at Strike Point Bowling Centre and runs from 4:30 pm until the last time slot at 7:30 pm.  The Minden event is scheduled for Saturday March 2, 2019 at The Fast…

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Carl Dixon, former lead singer of The Guess Who, at Academy

Carl Dixon, lead singer of Coney Hatch and former lead singer of The Guess Who is famous for barely surviving a horrific car accident in Australia in 2008. Coney Hatch opened for Iron Maiden for 40 shows across North America in 1983 and Judas Priest for 27 shows and friendships have been retained through the…

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New Monthly Community Care Diners Club in Fenelon Falls

Each week, dozens of older adults in Fenelon Falls enjoy good food and good company at the Diners Club seniors luncheon presented by Community Care. Those events are held on Tuesdays at 70 Murray St., in the Fenelon Area Independent Living Association dining room. Now, in addition to the Tuesday noon luncheons, Community Care has…

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Charity bonspiel in Fenelon raises $2,800 for Kawartha North Health Team

On Saturday Jan. 25 the Fenelon Falls Curling Club hosted its annual Charity Bonspiel and raised  $2,800 for the Kawartha North Health Team operating out of both Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon. The Health Team is a totally self funding local health initiative that receives no government support whatsoever. Since its inception it has treated over 10,000…

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Give blood at the Armoury

To book your appointment to donate blood please visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2DONATE. Give blood at the Victoria Park Armoury on the following dates: February 28, 1:30-7:30PM March 28, 1:30-7:30PM April 25, 1:30-7:30PM May 23, 1:30-7:30PM June 27, 1:30-7:30PM July 25, 1:30-7:30PM August 29, 1:30-7:30PM September 26, 1:30-7:30PM October 31, 11:30-5:30PM November 28, 1:30-7:30PM

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Heroes of the Environment – applications now open  

The Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee (CKLEAC) is looking for nominations for this year’s Environmental Hero of the Year Award. Nominees are recognized for their outstanding contributions to our community during 2018. Do you know an individual or group from Kawartha Lakes that has worked to address a local environmental issue in 2018? Have they made…

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Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Chief Keith Kirkpatrick set to retire

After 38 years in the paramedic profession, Keith Kirkpatrick, paramedic chief has announced his retirement effective March 29. “After 38 years in the paramedic profession, I have decided to join my wife Cathy in retirement,” says Kirkpatrick. “I want to thank the many dedicated professionals I have had the honour of working with over my…

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Plan for patients of Dr. Al-Beer in works

The Ross Memorial Hospital is currently developing plans to accommodate patients of Dr. Al-Beer following his tragic death on January 23. These plans include the recruitment of a locum physician and a permanent replacement. The orthopaedic program remains committed to providing exceptional care to our patients. Patients should expect that their booked procedures and appointments may…

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Update student immunization to avoid school suspension

Don’t wait… vaccinate… update…That’s the message going out to local students and their families in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. This week, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is sending out notices to approximately 5,600 area students whose vaccination records are not up-to-date. These notices tell families that if…

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Local musicians needed for this year’s Concerts in the Park series

Kawartha Lakes is looking for local musicians to perform in this year’s Concerts in the Park series. A total of 16 concerts are planned for this summer at the Frank Banks Gazebo in Victoria Park in downtown Lindsay. Concerts will take place on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm and Sunday afternoons from…

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Alzheimer Society can help with support

Do you or someone you know suffer from memory loss, mood changes, or other impacts of dementia? Contact the Alzheimer Society to get the support you need. We provide connections to medical professionals, classes for coping with the impacts of dementia, and social networks so you never have to feel alone. Contact 705-878-0126, or you can…

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Local families encouraged to support literacy for life

While Family Literacy Day is officially being marked this Sunday (Jan. 27), local families are being encouraged to make literacy part of their regular routine every day of the year. Family Literacy Day will mark its 20th year in 2019. As befits this milestone anniversary, the theme of this year’s Family Literacy Day is ‘Take…

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Lindsay Recreation Complex to host Indoor triathlon

Kawartha Lakes is set to host an Indoor Triathlon on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 8 am-Noon at the Lindsay Recreation Complex. Whether you are looking to prepare for the upcoming Triathlon season or are interested in trying it for the first time, this indoor event is the perfect place to get started. Register in person…

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Frostival event in Coboconk at Balsam Lake

A new spin on a small town event known as “The Frostival” in Coboconk will be offered this year at Balsam Lake Provincial Park. Come try the Frostival’s outdoor skating trail at Balsam Lake Provincial Park on Jan. 26 and 27. The Coboconk, Norland and Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Balsam Lake Provincial…

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Grade 7/8 students raise funds for Habitat’s Hamilton Street project

Habitat for Humanity and St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School students and staff will get together for a cheque presentation on Jan. 22, where students will present a donation of $1,247.35 to Habitat. This will help fund construction on a semi-detached project currently being built on Hamilton Street in Lindsay. About 39 Grade 7 and 8…

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Fenelon Falls High gets theatrical with upgrade of new AV equipment

The Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit is excited about their upcoming movie screening this month at “Films by the Falls”. The movie “Puzzle” will be the first screening on the new big screen at Fenelon Falls Secondary School. KLFC chair Colleen Jenkinson recently announced that the Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit has made a generous donation of…

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Experts gathering for Erosion and Sediment Control Symposium

Officials from Parks Canada (Trent-Severn Waterway), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Conservation, Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, contractors and more will gather on Feb. 28 in Fenelon Falls for the Erosion and Sediment Control for Near-Water and In-Water Works Symposium. “We’ve heard from a number of our municipal partners, contractors,…

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Fenelon Falls Curling Club’s successful bonspiel

The Fenelon Falls Curling Club’s annual Ladies New Year’s Bonspiel was held Jan. 5, with the theme of “Flower Power,” with hilarious “Laugh In” style entertainment, dress and décor. Fourteen teams in total participated from Brampton, Orillia, Pickering, Lindsay, Woodville and Fenelon Falls. The overall winner was the team skipped by Marjory Smith, Vice-Anita Allen,…

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P.A. day nature camp with Kawartha Conservation

The Friday, Feb. 1 Professional Activity (PA) Day for students is quickly approaching, and what better way to have your 4 to 8 year-old child get to learn, explore and enjoy the outdoors than with the Kawartha Conservation P.A. Day Nature Camp. “Our Nature Day Camps are popular among young people and parents and caregivers,”…

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Wing Fest flies again at Lindsay Armoury

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton and Kennedy’s Appliances and Electronics are teaming up again to bring you Wing Fest on Saturday Jan. 19 at the Victoria Park Armoury in Lindsay. Doors open at 6 pm, wings are served at 7pm and the Westerby Entertainment Dance begins at 9 pm. Tickets should be purchased…

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Transit funding for municipalities

Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, and Parliamentary Assistant Kinga Surma announced that the Government of Ontario is helping 107 municipalities across the province expand or improve their public transit systems with Ontario’s gas tax program. This year, the province is providing $364 million in gas tax funding to 107 municipalities providing public transit service to…

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New year, new start: Quit smoking contest

If your New Year’s Resolution to quit or cut back on cigarettes has already gone up in smoke, this contest can give you a cash incentive to get back on track. The Wouldurather contest (www.wouldurather.ca) is open to young people in Ontario between the ages of 18 to 29 years who regularly smoke, only smoke…

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Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition: ‘Let’s Talk Healthcare’

The Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition (KLHC) is dedicated to improving the regional health supports for our local community. Although the community has successfully stopped the merger of the Ross Memorial Hospital with Peterborough Regional, the work is far from done. The Lindsay Advocate’s full investigative piece on this issue sparked community-wide protests and led to the formation…

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Bobcaygeon Music Alive Series features RHYTHMFOOT

Bobcaygeon’s Music Alive Series has an exciting offering Jan. 27 at 2:30 pm at Trinity Church in the village. RHYTHMFOOT with Frank and Chanda Leahy will be performing. With their own love of music and dance, it was only natural for the duo to pass it down to their six children who carry on the…

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Toastmasters: Find your voice, increase your confidence

The Lindsay and District Toastmasters Club is all about helping others find their voice – and everyone’s voice is different. The program – now 35 years old in Lindsay — has many different ‘pathways’ to follow depending on where you are in your life or where your career path is taking you. Do you need…

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Ryan Oliver to speak at Lindsay Canadian Club

The Lindsay Canadian Club invites you to come to its first meeting of 2019 on Wednesday January 9th 2019 at 7 pm in the Vimy Room of the Lindsay Legion (12 York Street North) to hear Ryan Oliver, founder of Pinnguaq, a technology start-up company. Oliver will speak about how innovating play and gaming technology is impacting…

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Winter is a great time to visit Ken Reid Conservation Area

Winter is a great time to visit Ken Reid Conservation Area, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of winter and the Christmas holidays than with a hike along the trails to see how many different bird species you can see. “Winter is a great time to see different birds at Ken Reid Conservation…

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Council adopts new committee structure, terms of reference and appointees

At the December 11 Council meeting, Council adopted the new Terms of Reference for Committees of Council and Boards. The size and composition of Committees has been adjusted to ensure an optimum balance of Council members, and public members for the mandate of each Committee. Appointees of Council and committee members were recommended in closed…

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’12 days of litter’ a success

From Dec. 3 to 14, the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes asked the public to donate kitty litter during their first ever ’12 Days of Litter’ drive. The goal, 100 units of litter to start the new year off with a full stock. “We succeeded in this campaign and we have the public and our…

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Generous gift will enhance patient flow in emergency department

Being compassionate and community focused are two key values at Canada Protection Plan Inc. These values were put into action at Ross Memorial Hospital with a gift that will impact every patient’s visit by improving timely access to care. Canada Protection Plan has funded the purchase and implementation of a ‘tracker board’ for the Ross…

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Excuses Excuses to play Lindsay’s Coach and Horses

Up-and-comping alternative/punk band Excuses Excuses will be headlining at the Coach and Horses in Lindsay (16 York St. S.) on Saturday December 22. The trio (Kyle Weldon -guitar and vocals, Trevor Bowman – bass, and Oakwood native Jason Nicoll – drums) will bring their brand of punk-infused alternative guitar rock to Lindsay in support of…

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Days Inn Lindsay among the best in North America for cleanliness

The Days Inn in Lindsay has a reputation for being a very clean place to stay – and now the cleanliness score is so high that they have been ranked in the top 25 per cent of all North American hotels in the housekeeping category. There are a lot of hotels in North America to…

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Okay…one, two, tree…Lift!

Lindsay’s Optimist Club was in full unloading mode this past weekend in front of Canadian Tire Lindsay, setting up for its annual Christmas tree sale. Its inventory of hundreds of fir and spruce trees were grown near Barrie – a fact the club likes to stress, since many live Christmas trees for sale in the…

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Wet weather causing road maintenance challenges 

This past fall has been a particularly challenging season for road maintenance across the municipality. Consistently wet weather has prevented road crews from carrying out scheduled grading of gravel roads. Due to the amount of moisture still in the road structure, if graders are used, roads will be further damaged and will compromise safety. We…

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Lindsay’s drinking water supply not affected in sewage spill

The local health unit is encouraging residents who draw their water from Scugog River to ensure they use a proper filtration and disinfection system before drinking the water. However, those homes and businesses that are connected to municipal water from the Lindsay Drinking Water System are not affected by this spill and the water continues…

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Eco-friendly ideas for holidays from health unit

While many people dream of a ‘white’ Christmas, painting the holidays a shade or two of green isn’t a bad colour scheme to add to the mix. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is promoting eco-friendly ideas to add to the holiday festivities this year. “Going green this holiday season is a great…

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Warning: Raw sewage released into Scugog River

The local health unit is encouraging residents who draw their water from Scugog River to ensure they use a proper filtration and disinfection system before drinking the water. The warning comes after a sewage spill occurred today at the Colborne Street pumping station in Lindsay that saw 126,000 litres of raw sewage released into the…

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2019 municipal calendar now available

The 2019 Kawartha Lakes Municipal Calendar is now available at all Municipal Service Centres and Kawartha Lakes Public Library branches in Kawartha Lakes. The calendar is also available online and has been delivered to several private businesses and organizations throughout the city. A full list of calendar pick up locations can be accessed on the…

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Sport and Recreation Council looking for partners

The Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Council has been working with partner organizations to launch a pilot program called the Accessible and Adaptive Recreation Project (AARP) The focus of the AARP is to create accessible recreation opportunities through multi-activity programming that is adapted to be safe and age and ability appropriate. Activity offerings will be…

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Kawartha Settlers’ Village honours volunteers

The board of directors of the Kawartha Region Arts and Heritage Society made the decision that George Jackett, George Coene, Harry van Oudenaren and Lynn Webb will be honoured with the designation of ‘regent’ of Kawartha Settlers’ Village. These individuals were presented this honour on Nov. 20 at the monthly Board of Directors meeting. George…

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Winterfest raises money for Five Counties

Community support helped raise $33,000 in Peterborough and $22,000 in Lindsay through the Five Counties Children’s Centre Winterfest 2018 event last week (Nov. 22-25) at Peterborough Square, presented by Chemong Home Hardware, and Lindsay Square, presented by the Rotary Club of Lindsay. These funds will support the kids who come to Five Counties Children’s Centre for treatment that…

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Lindsay Transit offering free rides for the holidays 

Lindsay Transit is getting into the Christmas spirit early this year by offering free rides from Monday December 10 to Saturday December 22. “This is a great way to say thank you to our transit users and to encourage residents to continue to use our services,” explained Transit Supervisor, Enzo Ingribelli. “Offering free transit while…

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MPP Scott protects ‘double hatter’ firefighters

Local MPP and Ontario Minister of Labour Laurie Scott has introduced reforms to protect full-time firefighters who also serve as volunteer firefighters (double hatters). Full-time professional firefighters have risked serious consequences such as fines or dismissal if they also chose to serve as volunteer firefighters. Scott’s reforms, included in last week’s Fall Economic Statement, would…

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Lindsay Cycle Studio supports RMH

With pink balloons paired up and hung around the room, Josette Deuchars revealed her riders’ fundraising intentions for the month of October:  support for the purchase of 3D mammography technology with a donation to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation. Each month, Josette and her riders at the Lindsay Cycle Studio support a community cause. “October…

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Hit show coming to high schools about risk of gambling

Online gambling represents one of the fastest growing segments of the gambling industry and studies are now showing that the rate of youth gambling online is rising. To help raise awareness of the risks of gambling to students across Ontario, the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is touring high schools for a fifth year, with its…

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‘Christmas at Ken Reid’ set to bring the community together

Nature has always provided a great backdrop to spending time with family, friends and loved ones. Kawartha Conservation is inviting the public to create wonderful new memories during the first-ever Christmas at Ken Reid community event. On Saturday, Dec. 8, Ken Reid Conservation Area will be host to a wonderful new festive-themed, community-focused, family event…

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Health Unit confirms first local flu case

Flu season is officially here, with the first lab-confirmed case of influenza showing up in this region. According to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, the first locally-acquired influenza case of the 2018/19 flu season has been confirmed in a person living in the Health Unit region (the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland…

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Volunteer recognition dinner held

Ivan Goodhand, Allyssa Adams, and Stephen Hayman were presented with Volunteer of the Year awards at the 4th Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner hosted by the Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Council. The Optimist Club of Lindsay was also recognized as Volunteer Organization of the Year for their collaborative approach to providing quality recreation opportunities for…

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November is resuscitation month

November is resuscitation month. Kawartha Lakes Paramedics Service encourages the public to learn CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). “Knowing these skills can save a life, even when you least expect it,” said Keith Kirkpatrick, paramedics chief. “The availability and prompt use of an AED has been shown to save a…

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Canada’s trees at Victoria Park

Victoria Park in Lindsay will soon be home to 12 of Canada’s Provincial and Territorial trees. The City’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will be replacing the provincial flags and flagpoles in Victoria Park with 12 new trees (such as Alberta’s lodgepole pine, pictured.) Each of the trees will represent the official provincial and territorial…

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Kids ‘Holiday Hooray’ event in Omemee

We will be hosting a Kids Holiday Hooray event on Sunday, December 9 from 10 am to Noon at the Emily/Omemee Community Centre. Participants will get to enjoy various holiday craft stations and games. Following the crafts and games, participants will get to take part in a special holiday themed Santa Skate from 12 pm…

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Kawartha Credit Union celebrates arrival of 3D mammography at RMH

The team at Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay Branch is excited to see the Ross Memorial Hospital’s new 3D Mammogram — a vital piece of medical technology purchased entirely through the generous support of donors like KCU. On November 15, National Philanthropy Day, Lindsay Branch Manager Michelle Finley and Jenn Bianco, member service representative visited RMH…

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The Artists of Kawartha

The Kawartha Art Gallery invites the public to come and enjoy the various pieces of work from artists in Kawartha Lakes. The exhibit runs from Nov. 13-17 and is open from 10 am – 4 pm. The exhibit consists of a book with 32 different pieces of art. The admission to the exhibit is free…

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City recognizes two paramedics

City Council and Kawartha Lakes Paramedics Services honoured two individuals for advancing their education and training to Advanced Care Paramedics. During a Special Council meeting at City Hall on Nov. 13, Adam Guppy and David Ansley were recognized for their achievement. “I would like to congratulate Dave Ansley and Adam Guppy on their completion of…

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Overnight parking restrictions in effect for City streets

The City has a regulatory parking by-law 2012-173 which prohibits motorists from parking on City streets overnight between 11 pm – 6 am from Nov. 1 to Apr. 30 annually. The by-law is in place because overnight parking on City streets can restrict how well the City’s Public Works division can quickly and efficiently clear our roads…

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Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition information session

The Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition is hosting an Information Session at 7 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 40 William Street N, Lindsay. This event is a follow-up to the Rally for Ross protest demonstration held on Oct. 29th, where nearly 100 people showed up in the cold and rain to…

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Salvation Army kicks off Christmas Kettle campaign

The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas kettle drive was kicked off today at City Hall in Lindsay, with the hope of surpassing last year’s goal by $10,000. Last year’s campaign goal was $55,000, says Miya Bradburn, kettle coordinator. “The community was very generous and we surpassed this goal,” she tells the Advocate. “Given that we know Lindsay…

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Partnership leads to more trails at Pigeon River

A partnership between Fleming College and Kawartha Conservation has resulted in the reopening and creation of new trails at Pigeon River Headwaters Conservation Area. “This is a great project that has allowed us to re-open southern portions of the trail system while expanding and creating new trails for people to enjoy,” explained Conservation Areas Technician…

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Youth input wanted in survey

A new online survey is asking Kawartha Lakes youth their input on the type of activities that they want to see offered in their community. The confidential and anonymous survey is being launched by the Kawartha Lakes Youth Engagement subcommittee and is designed to gather the interests and opinions of youth aged 14 to 21…

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New ‘tax payers group’ petitions Province for audit

The Kawartha Lakes Taxpayers group, led by Bill Denby, is circulating a petition requesting the Province conduct a forensic accounting audit of every department and division in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The petition, written almost entirely in capital letters and containing many exclamation marks, is dated Oct. 27, 2018. It is focused on the…

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Historical society partners with drama students

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians from coast to coast pause to remember those who lost their lives in conflicts past and present. November 11th this year marks 100 years since the First World War came to an end with the signing of the Armistice.   On November…

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‘The Highs and Lows’ of cannabis: Canadian Club meeting

The Lindsay Canadian Club meets at 7 pm on Wednesday November 14 in the Vimy Room at the Royal Canadian Legion.  November’s meeting focuses on “The Highs and Lows” surrounding the recent legalization of recreational cannabis. A panel discussion featuring insiders in the fields of law enforcement, public health, and  marijuana distribution reflects on the…

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MPP meets with local business owners

Brock MPP and Ontario Minister of Labour Laurie Scott has been meeting with small businesses and stakeholders across the riding to discuss how the ‘Making Ontario Open for Business Act’ will benefit their businesses and employees.  “After Bill 148 was suddenly introduced last year, I heard from countless local small businesses about how these changes…

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Benefit dinner, auction, dance for 12-year-old with cancer

Harmony Hutchings, a 12-year-year old girl from Fenelon Falls, is fighting cancer — Burkitt lymphoma– and a neighbour is stepping up to help with a fundraiser dinner, auction, and dance to help the family out. Chris Thompson, who lives below the Hutchings family in an apartment in Fenelon Falls, says the Dec. 15 event will…

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John McDermott at Academy

On Dec. 9 international recording artist and a former member of the Irish Tenors,  John McDermott, will be in Lindsay at the Academy Theatre for a family Christmas concert. He will be performing a number of all-time favourite Christmas carols along with a number of seasonal songs, plus some of his own music. McDermott performed…

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Buddhist practices to help with addiction soon available

Refuge Recovery is a non-profit organization grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path freedom of addictions and mental health. Refuge Recovery believes in training heart and minds to build a skillful approach to see clearly and respond to life with understanding that can free individuals from…

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Community partners host Diabetes Health Fair

Healthcare teams in the City of Kawartha Lakes are reaching out to help everyone understand the symptoms and risks of diabetes, and better manage their health to improve quality of life. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, teams from the Ross Memorial Hospital’s (RMH) Health First program, Community Care CKL, and City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health…

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City launches new online tool to pay parking tickets

The City’s Municipal Law Enforcement Division (MLE) has launched a new tool that will allow residents and visitors to more conveniently pay parking tickets online. The online portal allows you to search your ticket number and license plate number and then pay the fee online for the parking infraction. Electronically issued tickets should appear immediately in…

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Tri-City Gospel Chorus returning to Lindsay for free concert

A well known and beloved gospel chorus makes a return to Lindsay on Nov. 18. The Tri-City Gospel Chorus will be performing its “Singspiration Service” at Cambridge Street United Church in Lindsay that evening. The Tri-City group is comprised of more than 70 male voices performing a cappella gospel favourites in a barbershop style. Members…

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Data shows recent election was comparable to 2014 election

Data from the October 23 election reveals that despite the change in number of Councillors, new ward boundaries and an electronic voting platform, the election produced very similar results as the last election in 2014. “We saw the voting turnout in Kawartha Lakes of 38% slightly beat the provincial average of 37.5%. All municipalities would…

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Old grave discovered

On November 2 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was contacted after human remains were located in a rural area south of Lindsay. The attending officer spoke with the complainant who is an archaeologist and had been hired to conduct an archaeological survey. The area being surveyed was adjacent to known historical gravesites.  The…

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The garden that gave twice

Last year Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) created Open Gardens which are vegetable gardens planted and maintained by volunteers. The Open Gardens provide fresh, nutritious food to those in need, and are accessible and free to anyone to use. People are welcome to harvest at any time, and as often as needed. Heather Kirby, general…

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Kawartha Lakes Food Source seeks new volunteers

Kawartha Lakes Food Source is seeking new volunteers with “ambition and drive” who would like to support change in the City of Kawartha Lakes. As a not-for-profit that is expanding and doing more in the community, this continued growth will require more hands on deck to make an even bigger, positive impact. KLFS is driven…

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490 new pillows at Ross for patient comfort

Pillow fights are not what one would expect to hear about in a hospital finance department. But over 25 years as Vice President of Resources at Ross Memorial Hospital, Leo Boyle was well aware of their impact: how pillows migrated through the hospital, how some units were in constant need of them, and how they…

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Community garden on unused Crayola land

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is embarking on a very exciting new community garden project in partnership with Crayola Canada, Fleming College Frost Campus, and Bob Mark New Holland. It has entered into a land use agreement to turn the 30,000 sq. ft. of unused land at Crayola Canada into a large…

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RMH hosts open house

Ross Memorial Hospital is shining a light on the hidden heroes who are as much a part of patient safety as its front line care providers. On Oct. 25, members of the public are invited to meet the Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD) team, the heart of the Ross Memorial Hospital. MDRD provides the service…

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Be very afraid: Paranormal research team

Join the paranormal research team PROO(f) on Oct. 20 at the Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay as they host an interactive presentation about ghosts, hauntings and all things paranormal. Hear about their experiences researching paranormal phenomena. Learn how to ghost hunt and use the tools of the trade. Review audio, video, and photographic evidence with…

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New disc golf course at Memorial Park

Lindsay recently got its first disc golf course at Memorial Park. The nine hole course is beginner friendly but also provides a challenge for more advanced players. Much like regular golf, players start on a tee pad and try to get a disc into a target basket in the least number of shots. Disc golf…

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Local doc now honourary chair of Handbags for Hospice

Local physician Dr. Naomi Ecob has been named Honourary Chairperson of the 2019 Handbags for Hospice Charity Auction. The announcement was made by the Community Care Foundation (Kawartha Lakes), which presents the annual fundraising event in support of the Community Care Health & Care Network’s Hospice Services programs. The 4th annual Handbags event will take…

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Scott presents shelter kits to local groups

Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock MPP and Minister of Labour Laurie Scott presented shelter supplies to two local organizations, Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services and Women’s Resources. Each organization was presented with approximately 50 shelter kits, which were donated by GlobalMedic, a humanitarian aid organization. The kits include essential personal hygiene products for women. “I…

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Check your tattoo parlour out at Health Unit first

As a fashion statement, tattoos and body piercings are leaving their mark on many people – which makes it important to ensure that businesses providing these services are safe and clean. With National Infection Control Week (October 15-19) coming up, area residents are reminded to check that the tattoo parlour or body piercing business of…

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Bobcaygeon Communities in Bloom project reaps rewards

Bobcaygeon has earned a prestigious ‘four blooms’ (out of five) with a special mention for community involvement, as well as two awards for Ontario’s top scores in floral displays and environmental action. Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge…

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Rally for Ross Memorial to stop amalgamation

Under the umbrella of the Ontario Health Coalition, the newly formed Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition chapter is advocating to stop the Ross Memorial Hospital/Peterborough Regional Health Centre amalgamation, stop the reduction of services at the Ross, and stop hospital staff cuts. Founding members Bonnie Kennedy of Bobcaygeon, Barbara Doyle of Lindsay, and Zac Miller of…

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Lindsay Medical Brigade off to Honduras Jan. 2019

Lindsay Medical Brigade is made up of a group of 20 volunteers. The group consists of physicians, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, pharmacist, laymen and a security team. The Peterborough-based group, Friends of Honduran Children consisting of 16-18 medical professionals, will be joining the Lindsay Medical Brigade in this mission. Some of the many goals…

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Spend this PA Day at Spooky Skates

Are you looking for something spook-tacular and fun to do on the Friday, Oct. 26 PA Day? Attend the City of Kawartha Lakes PA Day Spooky Skates. Participants are encouraged to bring their skates and dress in skate-safe costumes or their favourite Halloween colours. All participants will receive a Halloween themed goody bag and will…

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Avoid hitchhikers — ticks can still spread illness

If you’re starting to put stuff away for the winter, keep the bug spray handy – at least for a few more weeks – and be extra watchful for unwanted hitchhikers. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit warns the risk of Lyme disease is still present until near-freezing conditions set into the area.…

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Want to quit smoking? Help is available

Help is now available for smokers looking to turn over a new leaf this fall by quitting smoking. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is promoting a series of free quit-smoking support programs coming this fall to Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. The Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (S.T.O.P.)…

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Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 7 to 13

Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue is urging everyone in the City of Kawartha Lakes to look, listen and learn about fire safety during this year’s Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from Oct. 7 to Oct. 13, is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” “Everyone has a…

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Grand opening of Flynn Gardens affordable housing

Join the City of Kawartha Lakes and KLH Housing Corp in celebrating the official opening of the Flynn Gardens new affordable housing units on Wednesday Oct. 3 at 11 am. The new units are located at 48 St. Paul Street in Lindsay. There will be opening ceremonies with special guest speakers followed by a tour…

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Women’s Resources’ Bridges program can help

Bridges provides women (ages 16+) who have experienced abuse or violence access to multiple services at one location on one day. Women who come to Bridges can choose to meet with counsellors and workers from many different agencies depending on their needs.  Services that they may choose include: • Safety planning • Family court information…

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Halloween P.A. Day Nature Camp at Ken Reid

Children from 4 to 8 years old can look forward to a fun-filled Halloween inspired P.A. Day Nature Camp at Ken Reid Conservation Area on Friday, Oct. 26. Space is limited for the day-long camp and a pizza lunch is included for participants. “We always get great feedback from our camp participants and parents regarding…

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Women’s Resources has chance to win $100,000

Women’s Resources has a chance to win $100,000 through the Aviva Community Fund. They submitted an application for long-overdue kitchen renovations at Amy’s Next Step Housing in Fenelon Falls, a project that will cost $110,000. This is very important for the women who reside there and your help is needed. Winners are determined by the…

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Election voter PIN letters in the mail

The City of Kawartha Lakes would like to advise electors that Voter PIN Letters have been mailed. Your Voter PIN Letter should arrive in your mailbox before the Canada Post labour disruption is scheduled to begin on September 26. Be sure to keep it in a safe place as you will need your unique Voter…

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City presents Sovereign’s Medal to CKL residents

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced that two residents of Kawartha Lakes, Verna Humphries and Henry McCabe, will receive the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. As part of the Canadian Honours System, the medal recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements in a wide range of fields. Through significant and sustained efforts, recipients…

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Coffee chat: Kidney cancer patients, caregivers

Kidney Cancer Canada is hosting a Coffee Chat, Saturday, October 6 from 2:30-4:30 PM at the Admiral Inn and Conference Centre at 1754, Highway 7 West, in Lindsay. Come, have a coffee/tea and meet other kidney cancer patients and caregivers in your area who are going through the same health issues. At the same time…

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Amazing Habitat Race raises over $21,000

The fifth annual Amazing Habitat Race took place on Saturday, September 15.  The Habitat for Humanity Peterborough and Kawartha Region event was held to raise funds for homebuilding efforts in Kawartha Lakes. It was announced at the event that over $21,000  was raised with support from local sponsors and team fundraising efforts. One hundred per cent…

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Explore nature this weekend: Kawartha Conservation

With clear, sunny skies forecast for the first weekend of fall, it is a great time to get out and explore the rolling hills, scenic valleys and wetland boardwalks of Kawartha Conservation’s watershed. Home to several kilometers of trails, boardwalks and scenic lookouts, Kawartha Conservation offers residents, visitors and families’ four conservation areas and one…

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TLDSB: Free mobile app for school communities

Trillium Lakelands District School Board has launched a free mobile app designed to keep students, parents, staff, and community members informed about their schools and the district. Through the app, users will be able to choose which schools they want to follow and may choose to receive push notifications directly to their phone. News, transportation…

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Volunteers make special gift to RMH Foundation

At a special Auxiliary meeting, volunteers Marie Young, Trish Jordan, Deborah Cormier and Arlene White presented a cheque for $105,000 to Erin Coons, RMH Foundation executive director and Veronica Nelson, RMH vice president diagnostics, procurement and special projects, to support the costs associated with urgent needs at the hospital. “We’re profoundly grateful for our volunteers’…

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Protect your pet Sept. 29

Think of it as time well spent, especially if it can save the life of your four-footed friend. Local pet owners are reminded about upcoming Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics being held in the City of Kawartha Lakes on Saturday, September 29. The annual clinics are organized by local veterinarians in partnership with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine…

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Fairgoers have baby-friendly spaces for families

With fall fair season on the horizon, people can check out more than just the midway rides and agricultural exhibits when they visit the Lindsay Ex and Bobcaygeon Fair. Baby-friendly areas where families can rest with their young children, or feed and change their babies, will be available at both events. While the Lindsay Ex…

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Advocate columnist among 2018 Osprey Heritage Award winners

The Osprey Heritage Awards Program honoured five recipients at a special council meeting with hand-painted commemorative plaques – including Lindsay Advocate columnist, Ian McKechnie. The awards were for outstanding contributions towards the creation, preservation, enhancement and promotion of heritage in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The awards were part of an initiative of the Kawartha…

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City advises how to access social services payments in event of postal strike

Due to the potential for a Labour Disruption at Canada Post later this month, as of September 18, all benefit cheques issued by the City of Kawartha Lakes Social Services, including for residents of the County of Haliburton, are being issued in person only. This includes all direct client payments as well as trustee, third…

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Bench outside RMH in memory of Dr. Les Summers

The location is perfect—it’s a welcoming spot near a colourful flowerbed, yet not far from the hustle and bustle of the Emergency Department at the Ross. The new bench is a fitting memorial for Dr. Les Summers, who was known for his kindness and his dedication to his patients and their families. With his kind…

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Dr. Brian Fagan Retires

Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) has announced that Dr. Brian Fagan is retiring from family medicine practice as of September 30. KLHCI extends their congratulations and appreciation to Fagan for the many years of care that he has provided to his patients. In 2016, Melissa Campbell, nurse practitioner, and Dr. Cody Bowen joined Dr.…

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Kawartha Lakes Sport and Rec seeks nominees for volunteer awards

Looking for a way to recognize that coach, trainer or volunteer that makes a difference in your community or child’s life? The Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Council is accepting nominations for the 4th Annual Volunteer of the Year awards. Sport and recreation participants are asked to nominate coaches, trainers, fundraising volunteers, event volunteers and/or…

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Suicide Prevention Day ceremony Sept. 9

Each year, more than 4,000 Canadians die by suicide. It is the second-most common cause of death among young people ages 15 – 24. However, anyone can be at risk of suicide regardless of age, gender, income or race. In Kawartha Lakes, three local health organizations are collaborating to present the annual World Suicide Prevention…

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Ghost walk in Lindsay this September

See the streets of Lindsay as you’ve never seen them before as tales and explanations of paranormal phenomenon are told while you walk the town at dusk. This historical ghost walk is a fundraiser for the local Habitat for Humanity group and it will be held in Lindsay Sept. 13 and 20. The walk takes…

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Food preservation workshops

Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition is offering two food preservation workshops this fall to teach the craft of safely preserving fruits and vegetables. Relish Your Local Produce will be held in Woodville Presbyterian Church located at 111 King Street in Woodville on September 13 from 1 -4 pm. Please register today to reserve your spot. Holiday Preserving will be held at Lindsay…

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Don’t be scared: The Haunted Village needs you

Haunted Village, run at Settlers Village each year, is in danger of not running this year because of a lack of volunteers.  Currently the event is set to run on Oct. 20, but at this time there is no committee, and a limited amount of volunteers to make the event run. And yet it is…

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Cannabis retail roll-out still in hands of Province

At the recent conference for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario held in Ottawa, City of Kawartha Lakes staff and elected officials took part in several opportunities to learn more about issues affecting our municipality and met with the respective ministers to advocate for Kawartha Lakes. One issue that was discussed was the recent legislative…

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Community urged to speak out at Take Back the Night

The Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, Fleming College and partner organizations are encouraging community members to step up, speak out and take a stand against sexual violence. This candlelight vigil and walk, which will take place in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton, welcomes survivors of sexual violence and harassment, their supporters and allies to join together…

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Hobart’s Steakhouse partners with Food Source for dinner event

Hobart’s Steakhouse is partnering with Kawartha Lakes Food Source to host their first annual dinner event. Hobart’s will be offering a special menu for this event and the restaurant will only be open to those with tickets. This special dinner will take place Thursday Sept. 20. Tickets will be $75 each and can be purchased at…

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City approves Strategic Community Improvement Plan

The Strategic Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the City of Kawartha Lakes was approved by Council at the August 14 Council meeting. The CIP provides a range of financial incentives that may be used to support aesthetic and functional improvements to commercial, mixed-use and designated residential properties within the City of Kawartha Lakes. “The CIP…

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Need work? Need workers? JobCrush Career Expo on Sept. 8

An event designed to match job seekers from Lindsay and the surrounding areas with an employer is being held Sept. 8 in Lindsay. Hosted by Barbara Doyle and Zac Miller of the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock NDP, it is a non-partisan event and all are welcome to attend. “We strongly believe in supporting our community and helping…

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CJ’s Gallery open for weekend visits until Sept. 22

Colleen Irwin has had a varied artistic and marketing career spanning decades. In the early 1980s she got her feet wet in the record and radio industry, even coining CFNY’s well-known tag line, “The Spirit of Radio.” Soon after Irwin opened one of the most successful global entertainment marketing companies in Canada. For 35 years…

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Join your Chamber on the Green

Join the Lindsay + District Chamber of Commerce & Ouellet Connection Inc on the Green next month for their annual golf tournament, presented by Ouellet Connection Inc. This year, the event will be hosted at the Lindsay Golf & Country Club on Thursday, September 20. Enjoy a day off, network with fellow businesses or build…

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Kawartha Lakes announces Starter Company PLUS award winners

The City of Kawartha Lakes through the Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (KLSBEC) has ensured that over the past eight months, 18 businesses have been presented with the Starter Company PLUS award. The businesses have been qualified to receive grants of up to $4,000 to go towards supporting the start-up or expansion of…

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Jennifer’s back at the Olde Gaol Museum

The Victoria County Historical Society is delighted to announce the return of Jennifer, an internationally renowned Medium from Port Perry to the Olde Gaol Museum. Jennifer will facilitate three one-hour group readings in the museum’s community room on August 19 at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Each group will be limited to 25…

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Want to play in the new local band?

The same folks that brought the Odyssey Project to the community are at it again. Retired high school music teacher, David Morrison and his ‘noteworthy’ friends, are starting a concert band for adult musicians in City of Kawartha Lakes. The Kawartha Lakes Concert Band (KLCB) will be starting this September and the ensemble wants to…

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Decorate a bra in support of breast cancer research

Decorate a bra in support of breast cancer research. Prizes for the most original and creative entries will be awarded. First prize, $100. Second prize $50. Third prize $25. Prizes will be awarded at: St. James Anglican church, Fall Fashion show and Lunch, September 6. To register pick up a registration form at Watson’s Village Shop or…

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City celebrates first year as official “Bee City”

The City of Kawartha Lakes is celebrating their one year anniversary this July of its designation as a Bee City, thanks to the hard work and effort that has been made by City residents, communities and organizations towards raising awareness about the importance of pollination. The Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee’s Pollinator Action Committee has…

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Fun Four Hours Friday night

The Lindsay Downtown BIA presents Fun Four Hours this Friday night. You can shop the downtown of Lindsay for four hours from 6-10 pm on Friday, July 27. More than 60 businesses in the downtown are participating. The extended shopping hours will feature family fun, music, great food and good times, according the BIA. Also…

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Third annual summer psychic fair

A good turnout is expected at Bobcaygeon’s own Kawartha Settlers’ Village located at 85 Dunn St. on July 29 from 10 am to 4 pm for the ​3rd Annual Summer Psychic Fair hosted by the Kawartha Mediums. Readers will be taking centre stage at the historic Henderson House at the Village. A wide array of…

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‘White Lightning’ to strike again

A second test run is now scheduled for the shopping bus, White Lightning, for August 2. The first test run held on July 4 was considered a great success with more than 70 people accessing this service across Kawartha Lakes. The first test run included stops from Little Britain, Lindsay, Cambray, Cameron, Fenelon Falls, Rosedale…

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No Foul Language Comedy Show in Omemee Aug 11

It takes two – according to the producer and comic emcee of a professional stand-up comedy show that returns to Omemee’s Coronation Hall Saturday, August 11. “Yeah, I think it’s official now,” explains Denis Grignon, a 30-year stand-up comedy veteran who’s toured the country and is a weekend host at BOB-FM in Lindsay. “When you…

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Fenelon Falls Fair this weekend

The Fenelon Falls Fair will be held this weekend from July 20-22 at the Fenelon Fairgrounds located at 27 Veteran’s Way in Fenelon Falls. The 2017 fair midway provider was a big disappointment for the public and the fair board. This year the volunteer committee for the fair chose a new and reputable Midway provider,…

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NDP attended Pride to fight for more equity

Zac Miller and Barbara Doyle (pictured) are the communications team for the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock NDP Riding Association. They were at Pride in the Park this past weekend because the LGBTQ2SI+ community is still fighting for better equity. The NDP are committed to easier access to vital medication including transition drugs PrEP, and to treat and…

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Impaired driver arrested

On Monday July 16 at 7:20 pm a City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service constable stopped a vehicle travelling on Kent Street West in Lindsay. The officer determined the driver of the vehicle was impaired by alcohol and arrested him. Charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with more…

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Stolen debit card used at Lindsay stores

On July 13 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received a report that a stolen bank card had been used to make purchases at several stores in Lindsay. The allegation was investigated by police and the male suspect responsible for making purchases on the stolen debit card was identified. On Monday July 16 the suspect…

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Bobcaygeon craft beer and food festival back for third year

Kawartha Settlers’ Village is hosting the third annual Bobcaygeon Craft Beer & Food Festival next month. The event will feature craft breweries, cideries, food vendors, and local artists. Live entertainment throughout the day will be by Jesse Slack, Live on the Line, Nicole Lisa Craig and Kelly Burrows. Discover a new favourite beer or cider…

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Soroptimist recognizes four area students

Four young women graduating from local high schools were recognized for their influence, role modelling and positive leadership with the RoseMary Reid Positive Influence Award at their respective commencement exercises. Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes joins with the local schools in their annual recognition activities by presenting the award to one female graduating student from…

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Man suffers injuries: assaulted at his residence

On Sunday July 1 at approximately 7:15 pm a man was standing outside of his residence when he was approached by another man walking past the property. The two men had a short conversation, which led to the resident of the property being assaulted by the other man. Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service attended and transported…

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 Peterborough woman arrested for break and enters in Lindsay

On Friday June 29 at approximately 9:25 pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was alerted to a break and enter that was taking place at a business on Kent Street West in Lindsay. As officers arrived in the area, a witness directed them to a woman who was leaving the property on a…

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Man arrested for failing to comply with probation order

 On Friday June 30 at approximately 10:15 am a City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service constable who was patrolling the area of Ridout Street in Lindsay, observed a man she knew to be bound by the conditions of a probation order. The officer observed the man to be in the company of person he had…

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Free ice cream topping during Classics on Kent

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes is having a free ice cream topping event at the Dairy Barn in Lindsay at 71 Russell Street West on July 8 from noon until 4 pm during Classics on Kent. Bring your family out to jazz up your Kawartha Dairy ice cream with candy, sprinkles, and sauces.

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Bobcaygeon Kinettes support Ross appeal

The Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation is grateful for the generous donation made by the members of the Bobcaygeon Kinette Club on June 12 at their annual donation awards event at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon. They presented a $1,500 gift to the Defining Care Spring Appeal in support of new X-ray equipment and renovations in…

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Women’s Institute defining care at RMH

Since their inception, Women’s Institutes have focused their efforts to improve the health and safety of their communities. True to this mission, the Women’s Institutes that form the Victoria West District have donated funds raised through their initiatives to local organizations and efforts that benefit a great number of people. Following its annual Fall Craft…

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Pickering man arrested for robbery and aggravated assault

On May 20 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received an emergency 911 call to attend a residence on Lindsay Street south in Lindsay. When officers arrived at the home they discovered that an occupant had been stabbed several times and the man responsible for the assault had fled from the residence. The incident…

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Off duty Kawartha Lakes Police officer arrests shoplifter

On Monday June 25 at 1:30 pm a City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service constable who was off duty, observed a theft take place at a business on Kent Street west in Lindsay. The officer approached the male suspect, identified herself as a police officer and arrested him for the theft. On-duty members of the…

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Accessible doors improve Fenelon Medical Centre

Business just picked up at the medical centre on Francis Street in Fenelon Falls. The City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team, working with building’s owner, has now installed power openers on the centre’s eight main doors. “It was overdue,” says Mike Perry, executive director of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team. “This…

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Man arrested for several weapons offences

On June 24 a man attended an apartment complex on Sussex Street south in Lindsay and became involved in a loud argument with the occupants of a vehicle. An emergency telephone call was made to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service when the man was seen to be holding a large kitchen knife in his…

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Impaired driver arrested after tip from the public

On Friday June 22, shortly after 9:30 pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was contacted by a concerned citizen who believed they were following an impaired driver on Little Britain Road near Lindsay. Because of the information provided by the concerned caller, an officer located the suspected impaired driver a short distance away…

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Kawartha Lakes Police respond to suspicious fire at James Street property

On Friday June 22 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded with Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service to a fire at an industrial address on James Street in Lindsay. The fire was extinguished and determined to be suspicious in nature. The property did sustain damage during the fire, but no person was injured. The…

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Ziraldo’s Italian Restaurant opens in Fenelon Falls

Ziraldo’s Italian Restaurant is a new casual and fine dining eatery in Fenelon Falls that offers classic Italian fare and a menu filled with fresh and innovative dishes. This Canada Day weekend they are holding their grand opening and invite the public to come celebrate and dine at the new restaurant. Open daily for lunch…

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Paddles and flower baskets decorate Bobcaygeon streets

Brightly painted paddles and colourful flower baskets can’t be missed in downtown Bobcaygeon, thanks to the efforts of Impact 32. Bobcaygeon volunteers are endeavouring to make the village fun and attractive this summer with unique ideas such as the canoe paddle chosen to reflect Bobcaygeon’s heritage as a main waterway route for both First Nations…

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Vehicle collides with Ross Memorial Hospital

On Friday June 22 at 10:47 am the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was notified that a single vehicle had just collided with the south side of the building at Ross Memorial Hospital. The investigation determined that a vehicle entered the hospital parking lot off Kent Street and attempted to maneuver into a parking…

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Officer locates woman wanted on warrant

On June 21 a City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service constable was patrolling the area of Lindsay Street south when she observed a woman walking in the middle of the street. The officer recognized the woman and knowing that a warrant had been issued for her arrest, took custody of the woman without incident. Charged…

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Short vehicle pursuit leads to charges for Lindsay man

On June 2 a vehicle was stolen from an address on Sussex Street south in Lindsay. A City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service Constable observed the stolen vehicle and attempted to stop it. However, the driver of the stolen vehicle fled the area and officers located the vehicle a short time later, unoccupied on Highway…

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MP Schmale’s KL21K seeks volunteers

Local MP Jamie Schmale is teaming up for a second time with the City of Kawartha Lakes to bring the Kawartha Lakes Half Marathon (KL21K). This year’s event lines up with the 40th anniversary of the Lindsay Milk Run. “Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success,” says Schmale. “We saw people come from Peterborough, various…

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Suspect arrested after two vehicles damaged

 On June 18 a City of Kawartha Lakes city employee observed a man use a knife to scratch the paint on two unoccupied vehicles in a downtown Lindsay parking lot. The man ran from the area after causing the damage but was found a short time later by a City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service…

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Chief Mark Mitchell takes command at KLPS

On Tuesday June 19 Chief Mark Mitchell held his first morning meeting with the administrative staff of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service. Mitchell has had a distinguished career since he joined the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, (formerly Lindsay Police Service) in 1990. In March 2018 Mitchell was chosen to lead the police service…

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Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative annual general meeting

Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) is a non-profit, charitable, organization with the mandate to recruit and retain family doctors for the City of Kawartha Lakes. KLHCI is holding their Annual General Meeting on June 21 at the Academy Theatre. The meeting will begin at 9 am with a guest speaker and will last until…

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Fenelon Forward – community improvement plan discussion

Building owners, business owners and community members are invited to attend a meeting hosted by Fenelon Forward to discuss the draft Community Improvement Plan the City of Kawartha Lakes has distributed for comment. This is an opportunity to collect feedback for consideration related to the needs of the Fenelon Falls buildings and business community. The…

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Girls run for Soroptimist, promoting volunteer service

Scores of girls were set for their five km fun run/walk recently at Old Mill Park in Lindsay in support of Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes (SIKL). The participants, teachers, coaches, parents and members of SIKL began their run at the Pyjama Factory entrance of the Rail Trail and returned to Old Mill Park later…

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Historical Society needs your time

The Victoria County Historical Society is seeking to add members to its volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is especially interested in receiving applications from individuals with a passion for local history in addition to experience in areas of board governance, charity and not-for-profit law, human resources, marketing and communications, or bookkeeping and fundraising. Interested…

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Neighbour dispute leads to mischief charge

On June 7 members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded to a neighbour dispute at an address in Lindsay. Officers were informed that a disagreement between two households escalated to the point that the occupant of one property damaged a vehicle belonging to an occupant of the neighbouring property. The investigating officer…

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Deanne Rossiter remembered at Ross Memorial

Deanne Rossiter did not live a long life, but it was full life, in which she played many important roles, including loving wife and mother. She was also a case management therapist in the Ross Memorial Hospital’s Community Counselling program for 14 years. In this role, Deanne provided care and comfort to clients struggling with various life…

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Arrest of man wanted for numerous thefts, fraud

On the afternoon of June 7 a City of Kawartha Lakes Police constable was on patrol in the area of William Street north in Lindsay. The officer observed a man walking on the sidewalk who was wanted on the strength of two outstanding arrest warrants. The officer stopped the man and arrested him without incident.…

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Omemee Days will soon arrive: Prepare for fun

Looking for some fun on the July 1 long weekend? Come to Omemee Days then, from 8 am Saturday June 30 to dusk Sunday night and enjoy two jam-packed days of events and activities for all ages. The weekend kicks off Saturday morning with a Pancake Breakfast at Coronation Hall at 8 am, hosted by…

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Laurie Scott coasts to victory

Last night’s Ontario election was easy coasting for Laurie Scott, the Progressive Conservative candidate. With all 99 polls reporting, Scott got 32,605 votes (56.7 per cent of the vote) while the NDP’s Zac Miller was runner-up with 15,209 votes (26.5 per cent). The Liberal candidate Brooklynne Cramp-Waldinsperger finished third with 5,688 votes (9.9 per cent…

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Lions Club spaghetti dinner

The Lindsay East & District Lions are serving a full spaghetti dinner on June 15 at the Masonic Banquet Hall from 5-7pm.  For $12 per adult or $6 for children, 6-12, dinner consists of garlic toast, Caesar salad, meatballs, beverage, dessert and all-you-can-eat spaghetti and sauce.  Silent auction at this fun event as well in…

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Desire brings U2 to life at Academy

Every rock music fan knows that U2 is still the most popular band in the world, selling out concerts wherever they play within hours.  U2 has released 14 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling bands in history, having sold more than 170 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more…

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Medication take-back yields 167 submissions

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, Integrated Care Pharmacy and HKPR Regional Drug Strategy have partnered on the Medication Take Back CKL campaign. The campaign’s goal is to get people into the habit of safely disposing of their unused or expired pills and prescriptions on a…

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The Timeless Stage: Walking tour of Academy

The I.E. Weldon Drama Program presents The Timeless Stage, a dramatized walking history tour of the Academy Theatre. Step back in time as figures from the theatre’s past take you on a journey from its beginnings in the late 1800s up to today. The tour is on June 13th at 6 pm, 7 pm, and…

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Brockton man arrested for theft from Lindsay business  

On Jan. 20 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was alerted to a theft that had occurred at a business on Hwy 36 in Lindsay. The suspect had fled from the business prior to the arrival of police. Investigation revealed the identity of the man responsible for the theft and a warrant was obtained…

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Downtown dreams business showcase

The Downtown Dreams Business Showcase is being hosted on June 6 at 5 pm at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay. Downtown Dreams is a business attraction program that is partially funded by the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in support of the Downtown Revitalization program. The…

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Seniors serving seniors bake sale

The public is invited to attend Victoria Manor’s Seniors Serving Seniors United Way bake sale on June 6 from 10-11:30 am at the following locations: City Hall (26 Francis Street) Lindsay Recreation Complex (133 Adelaide Street South) Lindsay Public Library (190 Kent Street) Social Services Building (322 Kent Street West) The bake sale at Victoria…

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Man arrested for robbery

On May 20 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received an emergency call to 911 for the report of a robbery that had occurred at a residence on Lindsay Street South in Lindsay. Following an investigation, a male suspect was identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On May 31 the man…

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Medication take-back tomorrow at Victoria Park

For several years, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service has worked in partnership with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit to coordinate the Prescription Drug Drop Off. This year their partnership continues as its agencies take part in the Medication Take Back event on May 31st during the Paramedics in the Park…

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Multiple thefts: Eight charges for Lindsay man

On May 28 and again on May 29 a man attended a business on Kent Street West in Lindsay and left the store with property he did not pay for. During the second incident on May 29, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was notified and officers located the man a short distance from the…

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Woman charged with personation

On May 28 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was notified that a female may be impaired and operating a vehicle in the area of Regent Street in Lindsay. Officers located the vehicle and spoke with the woman who occupied the driver seat. During the investigation it was learned that the woman had provided…

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Man arrested for weapons offences

On May 25 an undercover officer employed by the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was travelling on Russell Street West in Lindsay when he observed a disturbance taking place between a pedestrian and a motorist. The pedestrian was observed to strike the operator of a stopped pick up truck, and then produce a hatchet…

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Elton John tribute in Lindsay

After their latest show in Atlantic City and Philadelphia, Elton Rohn and his band take the stage at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay on June 16 at 8 pm. Elton Rohn has headlined at over 250 theatres and festivals in North America. Locally, they’ve headlined the Peterborough Musicfest in 2017 and were immediately asked back…

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Paramedics in the park and barbecue

Celebrate Paramedics Week (May 24 to June 1) by attending the tenth annual Paramedics in the Park and barbecue event on May 31 from 10 am to 3 pm at Victoria Park. This year’s theme is health, community and you. The City’s community paramedic team will be teaching more than 200 local students CPR, how…

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Hospital Golf Tournament helps pay for new x-ray equipment

The decision John Lindsay made in 1975 to gather some friends for a fundraising golf tournament was a defining moment. It launched a legacy that continues to touch friends and impact local patient care 43 years later. In April, the golfers who participated in the John Lindsay Memorial Golf Tournament in Niagara Falls raised $2,275…

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‘Trunks to Treasure:’ Bringing history to life

The Olde Gaol Museum will present a series of three exhibits to the public. Local artist Ann Louise Smith tells the story of a Canadian reverend, Frederick Anderson, his partner, an American born Mabel Jean, and their son, Walter through her artwork and a collection of family artifacts. The first exhibit, Intricate Needlework of India, will…

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Woman charged with fraud

On May 22 a woman attended a downtown Lindsay business and returned merchandise for a refund. It was later discovered by employees of the store that the merchandise returned by the woman had been stolen from another Lindsay business. Investigators with the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service determined the identity of the woman and…

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Arts and Heritage trail bigger, better for 2018

The Kawartha Lakes Arts & Heritage Trail was formally launched in 2017 to enhance visitor awareness of the rich heritage and wide variety of museums, historic sites, artist’s studios, and galleries located in Kawartha Lakes.  The Trail has grown significantly over the past year and now includes over 40 destinations for the 2018 season.  To access…

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Pre-consultation dates for property owners

Property owners in the Downtown Lindsay or Oak Street Heritage Conservation Districts who are considering making alterations to their properties are now able to obtain information from multiple departments in a pre-consultation session. Pre-consultation meetings with be conducted with staff from Heritage, Planning and Building Departments and will be available to property owners every other…

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Kawartha Credit Union supports local breast health care

Today, Michelle Finley and Kreg McKenzie, Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay and Little Britain branch managers, visited Ross Memorial Hospital to present a cheque for $5,000 to Erin Coons, executive director of the RMH Foundation. They were joined by Veronica Nelson, who is a vice president at the Ross Memorial, and chair of the Kawartha Credit…

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RBC Foundation: Funding to improve Omemee beach

Two recent grants from the RBC Foundation and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change will support a $30,000 lake management plan implementation project at the Omemee beach. Working closely with City parks staff, the BlueScaping project will engage residents across the community while developing shoreline benefits, education, awareness, and improved water quality. “This will…

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Large amount of cocaine seized during arrest

On May 24 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a drug investigation at a business on Kent Street West in Lindsay. During the investigation, officers arrested a man who was suspected of trafficking a controlled substance. The man was found to be in possession of 22.8 grams of cocaine, worth…

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Police appealing for witnesses to altercation

Investigators with the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service are currently investigating a disturbance that took place today at 11:05 am at the intersection of William Street South and Russell Street West in Lindsay. At the time an incident occurred between a pedestrian and the operator of a red Dodge Ram pick-up truck. Police are…

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Downtown Lindsay reconstruction: Public open house

The public are invited to attend an open house to review progress and provide comments on the Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction Project. The City of Kawartha Lakes is undertaking a design project for the reconstruction of downtown Lindsay between Victoria Avenue to the west, Lindsay Street to the east, Russell Street to the south, and Peel…

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Two local tourism websites are recognized

Two Kawartha lakes websites have received international recognition as part of the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The Kawartha Lakes Tourism website found at www.explorekawarthalakes.com has been named a Gold winner in the Tourism Website category and the City of Kawartha Lakes municipal website has received an honourable…

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RTO8 call for board members

The Regional Tourism Organization, Kawarthas Northumberland (RTO8), is seeking volunteer representatives to sit on its board of directors. More information as well as the nomination form can be found on the RTO8 website. Nominations will continue to be accepted past the May deadline. For more information contact Laurie McCarthy, tourism development officer at lmccarthy@kawarthalakes.ca.

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Kawartha Choice FarmFresh website helpful tool

The Kawartha Choice FarmFresh website is a resource for connecting with the public to connect with local producers of food. With over 40 farms, restaurants, retail stores and farmers’ markets featuring local produce, products and meats, Kawartha Choice Farmfresh is trying to make it easier to choose farm fresh products. The website is also a…

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Regional Economic Development update

The Eastern Ontario Leadership Council (EOLC) was recently recognized at the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) conference in Toronto where EOLC received the Collaboration and Partnership Award.  The collaborative focus of EOLC creates an opportunity for synergies to emerge between Kawartha Lakes and its regional counterparts, enhancing and aligning economic development across the region. Kawartha…

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Janetville woman charged with impaired driving

On May 23 at 8 pm a witness contacted the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service to report a suspected impaired driver travelling on Angeline Street south in Lindsay. Officers attended the area and spoke with the driver of the suspect vehicle after it was located in a parking lot on Kent Street. The suspect…

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Medication Take Back on May 31

For several years, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service has worked in partnership with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit to coordinate the Prescription Drug Drop Off. This year our partnership continues as our agencies take part in the Medication Take Back event on May 31 during Paramedics in the Park in Lindsay.…

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Help Kawartha Settlers’ Village win

Kawartha Settlers’ Village in Bobcaygeon has been nominated in Attractions Ontario’s third annual Ontario’s Choice Awards. The Attractions Ontario Awards are chosen by guests who visit these attractions. The City of Kawartha Lakes encourages the public to vote daily until Sept. 30 for Kawartha Settlers’ Village on the Attractions Ontario website to help them win. “We were…

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New all-candidates Q & A session

The Lindsay and District Labour Council invite the public to an all-candidate question-and-answer session. The event takes place at Faith Christian Fellowship located at 59 Mary Street W., Lindsay. Doors open at 6 pm on May 29 and the question-and-answer session begins at 6:30 pm. For more information, contact James Mulhern of the Lindsay and…

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Phil’s Pets: Third annual customer appreciation day

Phil’s Pets will offer prizes, a raffle and much more. A professional face painter, Christy from Face It, will be there to offer free face painting and a BBQ will also be provided. Brand-new Aqueon aquarium filters will be offered for free with the trade in of your existing filter. The filter cartridge is not…

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New volunteer award created

Barbara Truax has been a driving force behind many fundraising efforts and organizations for many, many years including Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) for 16 years. Barbara joined the board of directors on July 10, 2002.  She held the positions of director, secretary, vice-chair, and chair.  She then chaired the fundraising committee from 2003 to…

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Trent-Severn Waterway Opens for 2018 Season

Parks Canada announces that the Trent-Severn Waterway’s 44 lock stations located between Trenton and Port Severn are now open for the 2018 navigation season. Last year, the Trent-Severn Waterway saw an increase in boat traffic of 30 per cent over 2016 and we look forward to continue to welcome visitors this season. 2018 is the…

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Fire Master Plan Update

Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service has been working with Emergency Management and Training Inc. (EMT) consultants over the past couple of months to develop a preliminary overview to help guide the development of the City’s 10-Year Fire Master Plan and to address the current and growing needs for the City of Kawartha Lakes. EMT completed…

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Intuitive Development Circle

Kawartha Mediums have been offering development circles for over five years in Bobcaygeon. These meetings are open and welcoming to everyone. The development circles start at 7 pm on Thursdays from May 24 to June 28. The location is at 80 Bolton St., Unit B in Bobcaygeon and the charge is $5. For more information,…

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Man charged for damage to two Lindsay businesses

On May 19 at 1:42 am the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was called to attend the area of Peel Street in Lindsay after a witness observed a man breaking windows at two separate buildings. When officers arrived in the area they located a man they believed to be responsible. Further investigation confirmed the…

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Lindsay man arrested for Kent Street disturbance

On May 20 at 5:50 am the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was contacted through 911 in regards to a disturbance taking place at an address on Kent Street West in Lindsay. Officers were informed by the caller that a person may be trying to break into a home in the area. Members of…

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Fenelon Falls Brewing crafts beer release party

Join the Fenelon Falls Brewing Company for the release of their flagship beers, Red Ale and Vienna Lager. The event is June 15 from 7-10 pm, at the Senior Citizens Club of Fenelon Falls at 58 Murray Street. Why not stay a while to enjoy local fare and live music? Tickets are $25 per person, which includes two drink…

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Walleye Fishing Tournament: May 25-May 27

This tournament continues in the tradition of Ontario’s oldest, original live release tournament – the Walleye Fishing Tournament. The Canada and U.S. Walleye Tournament’s 37th community-based event is organized by The Bobcaygeon and Area Chamber of Commerce. It benefits the Ontario fishing industry and sponsors as well as Bobcaygeon and the City of Kawartha Lakes.…

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Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market open now

The Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market is dedicated to providing only products that are locally grown and/or processed. They also have local artisans providing some wonderful creations. To ensure that local really means local, they have enacted the 100 km rule to ensure that you are supporting growers and processors within 100 km of Bobcaygeon. The Bobcaygeon…

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X-Ray continues to define care for past century

One hundred years ago, the Ross Memorial’s founding donor purchased X–Ray equipment so the hospital could continue to provide the very highest standard of care for the community he once called home. Today, X-Ray technology is still defining care. “As the Ross Memorial Hospital’s Chief of Radiology, I know that X-Ray technology is the modality…

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Man arrested for causing a disturbance  

On Thursday May 18 at 9 pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was called to attend a street in the north ward of Lindsay in response to reports of an intoxicated male screaming and shouting. When officers arrived in the area they were informed a man had been shouting at local residents and…

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Search ends for 19-year-old Lindsay woman

On Thursday May 17, 2018 a 19-year-old missing Lindsay woman returned to her home. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service wishes to thank the members of the community who contacted their investigators with information.

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Youth choral concert at Cambridge Street United

Local residents will have a rare chance to hear more than 50 young people raising their voices in joyful song at the Youth Choral Extravaganza concert at Cambridge Street United Church on Saturday, May 26. The church’s own Voices of Victory choir will be joined by the young singers of the New Amsterdam Boys and…

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City warns of door-to-door water system salespeople

The City of Kawartha Lakes has been notified of salespeople attempting to sell drinking water filtration/purification equipment and stating that the municipal drinking water is unsafe to drink. City employees carry identification and do not approach residents to sell any type of equipment. Should you be approached by any salespeople claiming to be with the…

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Have you seen this bike around town?

On May 14 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of a bike theft on William Street North in Lindsay. Between the hours of 8-9:20 pm the owner of a Rocky Mountain RSL Element 970 bicycle attended a business on William Street North. The bicycle was secured to a bike rack on…

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Man arrested for assaulting roommate  

On May 13 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of an assault that occurred at a residence in Lindsay. The victim informed police that he was punched in the face by another man who was also staying at the same rental unit. On May 15 members of the City of Kawartha…

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Downtown Lindsay reconstruction: Open house

The City of Kawartha Lakes is undertaking a design project for the reconstruction of downtown Lindsay between Victoria Avenue to the west, Lindsay Street to the east, Russell Street to the south, and Peel Street to the north. Russell Street, Lindsay Street, and Peel Street as well as the portions of Kent Street West, Cambridge…

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Police ask for help in locating Amy Paine

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Amy Paine. Amy was last seen by her family at a Lindsay address on May 13, 2018 at 6 pm. Amy is described as a white woman, 5’5″-5’6″ in height, a thin build, dyed-red, shoulder-length hair, hazel eyes and…

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Lions Club hosts ‘Diabetes Fill a Bus’ June 3

The Lindsay East & District Lions Club is hosting a Diabetes Fill a Bus on Sunday June 3 from 10 am  to 2 pm at the Masonic Banquet Hall, rain or shine. We are collecting used clothing, shoes, boots. Help us Fill a Bus proceeds from this event goes to send a child with type…

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May is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

In Ontario, May is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. There is no doubt that at the government level, great strides have been made in raising public consciousness and putting steps in place to prevent sexual assault. New laws, programs and resources have been adapted, but there is still a lot of work to be…

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Low-cost native plant program opens

Native plants are a beautiful addition to your property while providing habitat for local wildlife and pollinators and acting as a filter for rainwater runoff. To assist local landowners with improving their properties or shoreline, Kawartha Conservation has launched our Native Plant Distribution Program for 2018. There will be two order deadlines and pick-up deadlines…

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New Horizons for Seniors Program: Call for Proposals

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2018-2019 has started its call for Proposals for community-based projects that will help seniors stay active, engaged and informed. The application period will continue until June 15, 2018. Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities are eligible…

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Attempted theft from local business leads to arrest

On May 7 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was notified of a theft that had just occurred at a Kent Street West business in Lindsay. Police were informed by store staff that a security guard had arrested a man trying to leave the store with merchandise concealed in a bag. A member of…

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All-candidates debate May 16 at Celebrations

The Lindsay + District Chamber of Commerce and the Retired Teachers of Ontario District 18 – Kawartha Lakes/Haliburton are co-hosting a Provincial Election 2018 All Candidates Meeting next Wednesday, May 16th at 7 p.m. at Mackey Celebrations Inc. PROGRAM: Opening remarks – Moderator Ward Levine, Treasurer, RTO-ERO, District 18 5-7 minute opening remarks by candidates Q…

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Cat, dogs, and horses keep police busy

Several non-related calls for service involving domestic animals kept the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service busy this past weekend. On Saturday May 5 officers attended a public building on Angeline Street north in Lindsay after receiving a report that a stray-cat was wondering in and out of the facility through an automatic door. Officers were…

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Wind storm sparks high volume of calls Friday night

During the evening of Friday May 4 a wind storm swept through Lindsay. From 6 pm Friday evening until 12 am Saturday morning the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded to 21 calls for service that were storm related, such as downed power lines, damaged utility poles or fallen trees. At one point during…

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Man surrenders to police at Lindsay home

On Friday May 4 at 9:15 pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received a report that an assault and theft had occurred at a Lindsay residence. The caller to 911 reported that the man responsible for the assault had left the home. Police attended the residence to speak with victims and witnesses but…

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Month long gun amnesty has ended

During the month of April the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, in partnership with other police services in Ontario, participated in a provincial gun amnesty. The gun amnesty was implemented for any Ontario resident who wished to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition. The program provided citizens with a safe…

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Rexall Foundation supports hospice grief programming

Local residents experiencing the loss of a loved one will benefit from Community Care Hospice Services thanks to a donation from the Rexall Foundation. The Foundation recently donated $5,000 to hospice grief support services, on behalf of local Rexall pharmacies. The funding will particularly assist local seniors who are facing the loss of a family…

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Scott’s bill passes second reading

This afternoon, the Province’s Legislature voted unanimously in favour of MPP Laurie Scott’s Private Member’s Bill 9 (formerly Bill 120), the Mandatory Sexual Assault Law Training for Judicial Officers Act. MPP Scott’s bill would implement mandatory sexual assault training for currently sitting judges and justices of the peace. “I was pleased to have the opportunity…

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More charges for Kawartha Lakes officer

At the conclusion of the criminal investigation and arrest of Detective Constable Jeff Burke on April 10, an investigation into misconduct under the Police Services Act was commenced by the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service. During the misconduct investigation, additional evidence of possible criminal offences was discovered. That evidence was immediately turned over to…

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Cystic Fibrosis event by Kinsmen

For the past 19 years, the Lindsay Kinsmen Club has set up a voluntary toll at the intersection of Kent Street West and Saint Joseph Road, in front of Lindsay Square Mall. The objective of the toll is to raise funds for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Lindsay Kinsmen have sent $ 2000 donation to the…

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Man accused of assault and threatening to kill his family

On April 29 at 6:25 am the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was called to attend a Lindsay residence after an adult male occupant threatened to kill his adult brother and parents, who were also in the home. During an emergency 911 call made to police from the residence, it was also alleged that…

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Rediscovering Our WWI Nursing Sisters

Follow the Olde Gaol museum’s quest to unearth the tales behind four local women who served as nurses during the war to end all wars, and discover what their stories mean for us today. The public has had a taste of this topic on a few occasions over the last two years: through events like…

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Walk of Life focuses on women and heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada, according to a recent report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. A new initiative by Heart and Stroke, called ‘Ms. Understood,’ sheds a light on health system gaps that lead to women’s heart disease being under-diagnosed, under-treated and under-researched. Ms. Understood…

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Outram receives honour at Kawartha Settlers

The Kawartha Settlers’ Village Board of Directors has announced  that James “Jim” Outram was given the designation of “Regent” at the April 17 board meeting. Jim attended the meeting where he was presented with a certificate denoting the designation. The designation was in recognition of  Jim’s donation of a horse drawn passenger sleigh and some…

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Police: Area being targeted by scammers

The bank investigator scam consists of suspect(s) contacting potential victims (mostly seniors) by phone advising that they require their assistance to catch a bank employee that “has been stealing money.” The victim is instructed to go to their bank and make a cash withdrawal. The victim is told not to tell the bank teller what…

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No charge residential clear bag drop at City Landfills

Residents are invited to drop off residential clear bag waste and leaf and yard waste for no charge at all City landfills during regular operating hours from May 14 to 27 and October 1 to 14. All waste must be in clear bags and regular clear bag requirements will apply. Regular tipping fees will apply…

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Assault, theft in Lindsay

On April 20 at 10:40 pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was called to attend a Lindsay residence after receiving a report that an assault had occurred. When officers arrived at the residence, they learned that the suspect responsible for the assault had fled from the home on foot. After speaking with victims inside…

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16 months since Lanteigne went missing

It has been one year and four months since 34-year-old Cory Lanteigne was last seen on O’Reilly Lane in Lindsay Ontario. At the time Cory Lanteigne disappeared, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Central Region Emergency Response Team, Canine Units and a helicopter from the OPP…

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Register now for Parent and Tot Nature Program

There is still time to register for the Parent and Tot Nature Program at Ken Reid Conservation Area. This unique and popular program allows parents or caregivers and their young children, ages 2-4, to connect with nature in a safe, nurturing environment, providing quality time and learning through fun crafts, sensory games, circle times, sharing, stories…

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Arson suspected in early morning fire

During the early morning hours of Friday April 20 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, along with City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service responded to a suspicious fire at an Adelaide Street south property in Lindsay. Shortly after 3:30 am a witness observed a man throw a burning object under a parked vehicle…

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Arrest made following B&E

On January 23 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of a break and enter to a business on George Street in Lindsay. On February 12 property that was stolen from the George Street business was recovered. A suspect was identified who had been in possession of the stolen property. The City…

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MPP to hold human sex trafficking seminar

MPP Laurie Scott will be hosting a human sex trafficking public awareness seminar in Haliburton in partnership with the Kawartha Haliburton Victim services. Presentations will be made by a representative of the Ontario Provincial Police, Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services (KHVS) and keynote remarks will be delivered by a survivor of human sex trafficking, Simone Bell.…

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Gun amnesty update from police

On April 1 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service began receiving firearms and ammunition as a part of the April gun amnesty program. To date, in addition to various calibres of ammunition, the police service has received five shotguns, five rifles and one handgun. The gun amnesty will continue running until the end of…

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Spring author series: Meet Yvonne Heath

Kawartha Lakes Public Library is pleased to present Canadian author Yvonne Heath at the Lindsay Library on Wednesday, May 2 at 2 pm. A registered nurse since 1988, Yvonne, disheartened by society’s reluctance to talk about, plan and prepare for grief, chose to blaze a new career path. At age 50 she wrote her first…

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Winter storm kept police busy

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was kept busy on Monday April 16 during a winter storm that struck much of southern Ontario. Members of the police service responded to 32 winter storm related calls for service, predominately for downed wires and fallen trees. Despite the hard work of the City of Kawartha Lakes Public…

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TLDSB highlights 2018 character and impact award winners

Trillium Lakelands District School Board has announced the winners of the 2018 Impact Awards of Excellence and the 2018 Character Awards. A special ceremony will take place at the Evening of Excellence on May 16 at the Rene. M. Caisse Theatre at Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School. Impact Awards of Excellence are given to…

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Rollover, collisions: Be careful out there

On Saturday April 14 at approximately 945am a pick up truck traveling west on Little Britain Road at Opmar Road lost control and rolled over into the ditch on the south side of the highway.  The two occupants of the truck  were taken to Ross Memorial Hospital. One of the two occupants was later transferred…

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Residents warned of potential exposure to measles

Area residents are being warned they may have been exposed to measles after a case was confirmed in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit issued the warning after an individual became ill with measles after travelling outside of the country. There is concern area residents may have been…

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College Community Choir spring concert

For their spring concert on April 21, the College Community Choir, led by Melissa Stephens, is singing a medley of songs on the theme of flowers and gardens, including favourites such as Pete Seeger’s “Where Have All The Flowers Gone,” Robbie Burns’ “My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose” and “For The Beauty of…

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Police officer charged after criminal investigation

In December 2017, Kawartha Lakes Police Chief John Hagarty contacted the commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police and requested that the OPP conduct an investigation into allegations that drug exhibits had been unlawfully removed from the property and evidence storage area at the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service. That investigation has now concluded. Today,…

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Advocate publisher involved with new book on basic income

A new book out of the UK called It’s Basic Income features chapters from basic income experts, writers, and thinkers from around the world, including one by Lindsay Advocate Publisher, Roderick Benns. Benns co-writes a chapter with Jenna Van Draanen of the Basic Income Canada Network in part five of the Policy Press book, ‘The Year of…

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Jewelry found during investigation

On April 7 two pieces of jewelry were turned over to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service. The jewelry had been discovered by the staff member of a Lindsay business who was assisting police with a theft investigation. It is possible that the jewelry was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the area of…

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Truck stolen over weekend from business

On Monday April 9 the owner of a business in Lindsay contacted the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service to report the theft of a truck from the property. The owner told police that the truck was taken sometime between Friday April 6 at 2 pm and Monday April 9 at 8 am. The stolen vehicle is…

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Raising resilient children: Free event

The TLDSB District School Council – Parent Involvement Committee is offering a free evening with Dr. Alex Russell, a clinical psychologist who will speak about the importance of raising resilient children. Learn strategies to ensure your children are emotionally prepared to cope with life’s challenges. It will be held May 23 at IE Weldon Secondary…

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Seniors Walking in Nature: Kawartha Conservation

Nature is a wonderful place to recharge and the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of spending time in nature are vast, including reduced stress, improved immune system functioning, and improved mood.  Deepening our relationship with nature has other benefits as well.  It helps us to feel more content, to be more creative in how we approach…

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Scarborough man arrested for B&E at Lindsay business

On December 24 2017 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was notified of a break and enter that had occurred to a business on Commerce Road in Lindsay. Investigating officers located evidence at the scene of the break and enter which led to a suspect being identified. On April 4, 2018 members of the City…

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Arrest made following break and enter

On February 5 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of a break and enter to a residence on Cambridge Street in Lindsay. Police learned that while a caretaker attended the property in the owner’s absence, an intruder was found inside. After being confronted by the caretaker, the intruder fled the area.…

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Auditions coming up for Annie

It’s not coming up ‘tomorrow’ but it’s soon enough — auditions are coming up for Annie at the Academy Theatre. Triple Threat is looking for: – female children (7-15 yrs) – male + female teens – male + female adults Audtions are held on April 7  from 2-6 pm at the Academy Theatre. Actors must…

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April highlights good oral health: Health unit

Time for a checkup on your child’s oral health. April is Oral Health Month, and local parents and caregivers are encouraged to make the link between oral health and their child’s healthy growth and development. It’s part of the Ontario-wide Brush Up on the Facts: Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy campaign that the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health…

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Suspect arrested for sexual assault at mall

On April 3 a 16-year-old female was shopping at a store in the Lindsay Square Mall. While in the store, she was approached by a stranger who grabbed her in a sexual manner. After the victim pushed her assailant away, he exited the store. The investigation resulted in a suspect being identified. Later in the day,…

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Jennifer the Medium at Olde Gaol Museum

The Kawartha Lakes Historical Society is delighted to welcome Jennifer, an internationally renowned Medium from Port Perry to the Olde Gaol Museum. Jennifer will facilitate two one-hour group readings in the museum’s community room on Sunday, April 29 at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Each group will be limited to 25 guests. Tickets are $25…

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Lindsay man taken in on arrest warrant

On February 3 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of a break and enter to a residence on Hamilton Street in Lindsay. Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service Criminal Investigation Branch investigated this offence and identified a suspect who was in possession of property stolen from the home.  A…

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Kawartha Lakes introduces Heritage Awards Program

The Kawartha Lakes Municipal Heritage Committee is introducing The Osprey Heritage Awards Program to recognize outstanding contributions to local heritage. Awards will be offered in five categories: Architectural Archeological Community Business Leader Vision Nominations can be submitted online until July 6, 2018.  Entries will be adjudicated by an independent panel of qualified judges and awards will…

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Earn volunteer hours through Youth Outdoor Leadership Workshop

Are you interested in becoming an Environmental Education Leader? Do you enjoy working with children and have a passion for nature? Kawartha Conservation is hosting a two-day workshop to learn skills and build experience with our Nature Explorer Children’s Summer Camp. The workshop is open to youth between the ages of 13 and 15. As…

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Name of deceased pedestrian released

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service has released the name of the person who was was struck by a vehicle that was reversing from an angled parking spot on Kent Street on Monday. Dead is 68-year-old Christine Hewitt of Lindsay. On Monday March 26 at 4:44 pm, police noted that a pedestrian attempted to walk…

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Lindsay man arrested for an early morning assault

On Tuesday March 27th between 2-3 am a man was travelling on a foot-path in the area of Lindsay Street south in Lindsay. Without warning, a male suspect approached and punched the man in the face, knocking him to the ground. As he lay on the ground, the man was able to recognize the suspect…

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Three arrested following robbery at downtown pharmacy

On Saturday March 24, shortly after 10 am a man entered a downtown Lindsay pharmacy on Kent Street west and demanded property from a store employee. The male filled a bag with property from the business, then left walking west towards William Street. No staff member of the business was harmed during the incident. Members…

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Lindsay man arrested on outstanding warrant

On February 3 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of a break and enter to a residence on Hamilton Street in Lindsay. Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service Criminal Investigation Branch investigated this offence and identified a suspect who was in possession of property stolen from the home. …

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Kawartha Lakes Police Service: Gun amnesty

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police  will be holding a gun amnesty during the month of April this year. Weapons and accessories may be safely surrendered to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service by appointment only. The gun amnesty is for any Ontario resident who wishes…

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Young person arrested during drug investigation

On March 21st members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit were conducting a drug investigation in Lindsay. Officers observed a young person who they knew was wanted on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant from Durham Region for the offences of robbery, assault and weapons offences. The investigating officers…

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Man arrested for threatening to shoot occupants at Lindsay business

On March 21 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was alerted to a threat made by a man who stated he would attend a specific Lindsay business and shoot the occupants inside. The investigating officer was able to determine the identity of the suspect who uttered the threat. Charged with uttering a threat to…

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Arrest warrant leads to drug seizure

On Thursday March 22nd a member of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service who was on patrol in the area of Lindsay Street south observed a man he knew to be wanted on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant. The officer arrested the man without incident and found him to be in possession…

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City wide burn ban takes effect this weekend

City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service responded to a large number of grass related fires over the March 16 weekend. In response to current conditions the annual spring burn ban will take effect March 23, 2018 instead of April 1. Effective immediately all fire permit sales are suspended until further notice and agricultural permit…

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Break-in to Mary Street home

Sometime during the daytime hours on March 20, a residence on Mary Street was broken into. The suspect(s) forced open a door to the home in order to gain access. Two laptop computers and several pieces of jewelery were taken by the thieves. The homeowners were not home at the time of the break-in. Kawartha…

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MPP Laurie Scott re-introduces bill after legislature prorogued

As a result of the Wynne government’s decision to prorogue the Legislature this week, MPP Laurie Scott says she was forced to re-introduce her private member’s bill, the Mandatory Sexual Assault Law Training for Judicial Officers Act. Scott’s bill would implement mandatory sexual assault training for currently sitting judges and justices of the peace. “Although my…

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False report leads to public mischief charge

On February 26 a Lindsay man reported to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service that a theft of his personal property had occurred. Following this report, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service initiated an investigation into the alleged incident. Investigators collected video statements, security footage from a local bank and took steps to…

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Lindsay man arrested: theft, possession stolen property

On Monday March 19 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service arrested a Lindsay man for theft after it was alleged he stole property from a former acquaintance. On March 18 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police service received the report of a theft that was alleged to have occurred at a Lindsay area residence.…

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Mount Hope Street business broken into

On March 19th the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of a break and enter to a business on Mount Hope Street in Lindsay. An employee of the business reported to police that sometime between March 16 and March 19 the building was entered by force. Property was removed from the business by the…

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Ops Township woman arrested for drinking and driving

On March 18, 2018 at 12:15 am a member of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service observed a vehicle driving in the area of Angeline Street and Colborne Street in Lindsay. The officer was suspicious of the manner in which the vehicle was being operated and stopped the vehicle to investigate the driver. The…

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Lindsay man taken into custody on arrest warrant

On Saturday March 17 at 10:40 am a member of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service observed a man she knew to be “wanted” on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant. The officer arrested the male and found him to be in possession of stolen property. Charged with theft under $5000 and possession…

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Man found injured, barely conscious on Albert Street

On Saturday March 17 at 9:25 pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received a report that a male had been found injured and barely conscious outside of an Albert Street south business. The male was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The scene where the male was located was secured…

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Motorist arrested: dangerous driving on Angeline

On Friday March 16th, 2018 at 9 pm a member of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was monitoring traffic at the intersection of Kent Street and Angeline Street in Lindsay. The officer observed a van travelling south on Angeline Street at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles and then moving into the…

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Kawartha Sportsmen Show in early April at LEX

The LEX (Lindsay Exhibition) will host the Kawartha Sportsmen Show on Friday April 6 from 12-8 pm, Saturday April 7 from 9 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday April 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. Known for bringing the great outdoors indoors, the Kawartha Sportsmen Show is the go-to show for men and…

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MUSICFEST 2018 at St. James Anglican church

The whole community is invited to join in the tenth anniversary celebration of MUSICFEST 2018, at St. James Anglican church. Over the last 10 years every type of musician has performed at the event — known as the Fenelon Falls Grannies for Grannies – held at St. James Anglican church in Fenelon Falls. Marg Chalmers,…

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Nature camps for kids: Kawartha Conservation

Looking for a great way to keep your kids busy this summer, in a fun, interactive and educational way? Kawartha Conservation has opened registration for their 2018 summer camps. One-day Nature Camps for Kids is back for 2018 offering children, ages 4 (must turn 4 by July 1) to 6, with different themed days and…

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City and residents reduce waste in 2017

Throughout 2017 the City of Kawartha Lakes implemented changes to waste and recycling collection as part of the Integrated Waste Management Strategy, the most notable change being the transition to clear bag waste collection. “We would like to thank residents and businesses for their efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling,” said David Kerr, manager…

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Significant drug seizure in Lindsay

On the evening of March 14, drug enforcement officers were conducting an investigation on William Street North in Lindsay. As a result of that investigation, a 30-year-old male suspect was arrested with a large quantity of cocaine. Officers also seized quantities of heroin and marijuana. Jerome Dorsey of Scarborough Ontario is charged with two counts…

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Menopause the Musical comes to Academy Theatre

On the heels of a sold out show last year, Menopause the Musical, featuring its all-star Canadian Cast is returning to Lindsay. Billed as a hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, presale starts March 15 at 10 am and ends March 15 at 10am. Code word is MENOPAUSE.…

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Ross Memorial clarifies outbreak restrictions

Kim Coulter, coordinator of employee and community relations at Ross Memorial Hospital and RMH Foundation says the hospital is getting a lot of calls about restrictions in visiting the hospital, given its suspected norovirus outbreak. Coulter reminds people that the outbreak restrictions impact the third floor medical unit and first floor continuing care unit only. All…

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Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge police catch wanted man

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge, a hot footed Kawartha Lakes Police officer got his man after a foot chase ended in an arrest Sunday morning. The incident started shortly after 10:30 am on March 11, when officers spotted a man who was known to them to be wanted on outstanding charges. When the man saw the…

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Metal baton used in assault

Yesterday afternoon City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received a report of an assault that occurred outside of a Mary Street West residence in Lindsay. The investigating officers learned that a woman and her boyfriend were leaving their home when they were confronted by a man known to them. The confrontation escalated when the female…

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Coffee and Conversation at the Olde Gaol: Share your stories

Dialogue is a powerful mode of conversation that stimulates great thoughts, ideas, and ultimately can lead to positive change. Dialogue can occur between family, friends, co-workers, and strangers. And it can occur between people who do not share the same experiences, perspectives, or ideas. The Kawartha Lakes Historical Society wants to support conversation in our community and…

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Police issue fraud alert with tax season

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service has been receiving daily reports from concerned members of the community regarding attempted frauds. As tax season rapidly approaches perpetrators of the “CRA Tax Scam” continue to ramp up their aggressive tactics in our area.  Kawartha Lakes Police are seeing an increase in the number of people contacting…

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Kawartha Lakes dairy farmers sought for focus group

Are you a dairy farmer in the City of Kawartha Lakes? Do you have two hours to participate in a focus group? Kawartha Conservation would love to hear from you. “We are looking for dairy farmers within Kawartha Lakes who would like to talk about environmental stewardship and protection,” explains Stewardship Outreach Technician Emily Johnston.…

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The Barra MacNeils at Academy Theatre

The Barra MacNeils are touring this spring in support of their latest release On The Bright Side, and will be at The Academy Theatre on May 25 at 7:30 pm. It’s billed as an upbeat album, with fiddle tunes “that you know will erupt into a flurry of step-dancing on stage.” There are distinctive family…

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New Country Cupboard owner in Fenelon

Julia Taylor has recently taken over as the new owner of Country Cupboard in Fenelon Falls, where their famous frozen yogurt will continue to be served. Located at 9 May Street in the village, Country Cupboard offers high quality vitamins and supplements, natural beauty products, eco-friendly cleaning products, essential oils, organic and alternative foods and pantry staples…

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YUK YUK’S Comedy at Academy for Food Source

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8 Kawartha Lakes Food Source is excited to present a Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Event headlining Adrienne Fish and Martha Chaves. Adrienne Fish has been making her mark on Canada’s comedy scene. Based out of Toronto, Adrienne recently recorded her second nationally aired TV taping, has appeared on…

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Building soil and increasing profits: agriculture workshop

Two full-day workshops hosted by the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative on March 21 and March 22 will give participants a front-row seat to innovative ideas to build soil and increase profits through a series of presentations. On March 21, the Woodville Town Hall will be the site of the first day-long workshop where participants…

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Non-worker suffers injuries at Lindsay area construction site

On March 2 12:42 am, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service attended with Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service and Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service to a construction site on Victoria Avenue south in Lindsay for the report of an injured man. Emergency service workers located a 20-year-old male at the bottom of an elevator shaft…

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Young person’s bike stolen from downtown Lindsay business  

On Monday February 26 a young person contacted the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service to report their bike had been taken from a bike rack at a downtown Lindsay business. The bicycle is described as a lime green BMX style bicycle with black handle bars and purple spokes. There was a red bandanna tied…

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Lindsay area man charged with impaired driving

On February 26 a Kawartha Lakes Police Service constable observed a vehicle driving erratically on Kent Street West in Lindsay. The officer stopped the vehicle to investigate the driver for impaired driving as the vehicle turned into a business parking lot. After speaking with the driver, the investigating officer believed the driver was impaired by…

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Driver charged with refusing to provide a breath sample

On February 23 at 10:44 pm a Kawartha Lakes Police Service constable stopped a vehicle traveling on Durham Street west in Lindsay. After speaking with the driver, the investigating officer suspected the driver to have consumed alcohol and made a demand that the driver provide a sample of their breath into a screening device. The…

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Fleeing suspect caught by police

On the afternoon of Feb. 21 an employee of a Kent Street west store in Lindsay observed a man leave the business with two full bags of unpaid groceries. The employee telephoned the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service to report the theft and exited the store to confront the man. The man fled from…

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Police respond to industrial accidents

On Wednesday Feb. 21 Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded with Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service to two separate workplace accidents. Shortly after 9:30 am police were called to attend a business on Little Britain Road in Lindsay after a delivery person suffered an injury to his hand. The injured man was taken to hospital by Kawartha…

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Suspicious fire following theft of two vehicles

At 3:44am on February 19 Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded to a parking lot on St. Peter Street in Lindsay for a suspicious fire. When officers arrived, they discovered that two vehicles, a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle and a 2005 white Chevrolet pick up truck were both on fire. Later in the morning of February 19th…

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Police warn of flooded roads in Lindsay

During the evening of February 20 and the morning of February 21, officers from the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded to several reports of flooded roads. At 6:30 pm Mount Horeb Road was closed to traffic between Highway 35 and Hillhead Road due to flooding. Tower Road is also currently closed for flooding…

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Shoppers’ ‘Tree of Life’ supports breast health

Trees grow stronger as years pass. The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life fundraiser is no different, thanks to the generosity of local patrons. The Tree of Life program encourages customers of Lindsay’s two Shoppers Drug Mart locations to buy a leaf ($1), a butterfly ($5), an acorn ($10) or a cardinal ($50). The decorations…

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Victoria Manor hosts Health and Wellness Fair

Victoria Manor will host a Health and Wellness Fair on Feb. 28 from 10 am to 2 pm. The fair is open to the public as well as Victoria Manor residents and their families. “We have invited health and wellness experts from across Kawartha Lakes to help us share information about living a healthy lifestyle,”…

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Family Day activities in Kawartha Lakes

Kawartha Lakes Public Library Family Day fun is anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at the Lindsay Library branch. There will be games, crafts and stories for all ages. Families can also create, invent and learn with Maker Space activities between 5:30-7 p.m. Bobcaygeon Frostfest If snow sculpture competitions and hot…

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Police need help identifying major theft

Kawartha Lakes Police were kept busy responding to several shoplifting calls this week. In one incident, a male suspect attended a Lindsay grocery store on two different occasions on Feb. 14. Each time, the suspect picked up beer from the store and left without paying. On Feb. 15, the same male returned to the store…

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Family Day public skating

Looking for something fun and active to do with your family and friends for Family Day? The City of Kawartha Lakes will be offering Family Day Public Skating at several locations. Family Day public skating schedule: Lindsay Recreation Complex – 12pm to 2pm Emily/Omemee Community Centre – 12pm to 1pm Manvers Community Centre – 2pm…

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Ken Reid: Free parking on Family Day

What better way to spend Family Day than by enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the great outdoors? To celebrate families across the Kawartha Watershed, and encourage area families and visitors to enjoy the regions ecological diversity, parking will be free at Ken Reid Conservation Area on Monday, February 19.

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House fire shuts down Queen Street in Lindsay

On Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 1:40 pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded with Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue to a house fire on Queen Street in Lindsay. Officers kept a section of Queen Street closed between Caroline Street and St. Paul Street while firefighters extinguished the fire.

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Trailer stolen from Lindsay business

Kawartha Lakes Police Service is investigating the theft of a white box trailer from a Lindsay business. At approximately 11:45 pm on Monday February 12th 2018 a dark coloured SUV attended a business on St. George Street in Lindsay. A male wearing a black jacket, grey hooded sweater and dark pants with fluorescent strips at…

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B&E at local building supply retailer

Kawartha Lakes Police Service is actively investigating a significant theft from a Lindsay area business. Between Feb. 10 and Feb. 12, a home building supply retailer in Lindsay was broken into. Approximately $7,500 worth of merchandise was stolen, specifically lumber and roofing products. Kawartha Lakes Police are asking that anyone who may have information regarding…

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Two impaired drivers removed from Lindsay streets

On Feb. 11 at 6 pm an employee of a Kent Street West business in Lindsay notified Kawartha Lakes Police of an impaired driver. The employee reported seeing two patrons get into a motor vehicle and suspected that both had been consuming alcohol. A very short time later an officer spotted the vehicle travelling on…

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Art competition winner: Kawartha Lakes Food Source

Giving the gift of a donation on behalf of a family member, friend, teacher or coach is a wonderful way to express your appreciation while helping the community. Kawartha Lakes Food Source has cards that we provide to those who want to make a donation instead of giving a gift. As Kawartha Lakes Food Source…

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First ever Kawartha Lakes Healthy Environment Plan

Plans are now underway to develop the community’s first Healthy Environment Plan that aims to understand, mitigate and adapt to climate change. Last week a working group of more than 50 stakeholders from across the City came together to begin building the foundation of the plan. This working group consists of environmental enthusiasts, farmers, business…

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Don’t send intimate images over Internet: Police

In the last 72 hours, Kawartha Lakes Police have received several reports from male victims who sent intimate images to an unknown person who they met through Facebook. After sending the images, the victims were told to send payment or the images would be distributed on the Internet. All of the victims that have come…

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Female stabbed during family dispute

At 2:15 am today Kawartha Lakes Police were called to an Adelaide Street home in Lindsay after a family dispute turned violent. A 25-year-old male allegedly attacked a female family member with a knife. The victim was stabbed once and suffered a serious, but not life-threatening injury as a result. Another member of the family…

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‘Old Victoria County’ close to being sold out

Looking for Old Victoria County, just launched in November of last year by eminent historian Rae Fleming, is already close to being sold out. The compilation book of 28 historical articles, featuring such content as one room school houses, the Academy Theatre, community festivals, and pharmacies and prohibition, has proved very popular with local residents.…

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Flex Your Head program supports mental health in Kawartha Lakes

Flex Your Head is a program created by Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and Astra Zeneca, designed to promote mental health and resiliency among youth. Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes’ ‘Flex Your Head’’ program will be jointly funded by ‘NJ5’ and Ward’s Legal. Donations from NJ5 – $2500/year for 5 years and…

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Call for nominations for Accessibility Awareness Awards

Do you know of an individual, community group, organization or business that has gone beyond expectations to promote accessibility within the City of Kawartha Lakes? If you do, please consider submitting a nomination for one of the City of Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Awareness Awards. Council has endorsed eight award categories offering annual recognition for outstanding…

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Break and enters to three Lindsay homes over the weekend

Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded to three separate break and enters to homes in Lindsay between Feb. 2 and Feb 4. On Friday Kawartha Lakes Police Service was contacted by a Mary Street West resident who reported that a break and enter had just occurred to their home. The resident advised police their home was…

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Stolen coat, imitation firearm

On Feb. 1 an emergency 911 call was made to Kawartha Lakes Police Service to report the theft of a coat from an address on Kent Street west in Lindsay. The caller reported that a young male had fled the area on foot after being confronted about the theft. The caller also cautioned officers that…

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Information session on Autism Spectrum Disorder

An information session on Autism Spectrum Disorder with Brandy Wotten, an autism consultant, is being held at Ross Memorial Hospital on Feb. 28. Wotten is from from Kerry’s Place Autism Services. The event will be held from 6-7 pm at the Ross, in group room 2. The event is free and anyone is welcome. Contact Desmond Meenan…

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Truck vandalized while waiting at red light

On Feb. 1 Kawartha Lakes Police Service was contacted by a Lindsay couple who had just had their vehicle vandalized. The couple reported to police that they had been stopped in their truck for a red light at a Lindsay intersection. Before the couple could proceed through the intersection a man approached the truck and…

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Arrest warrant executed

On Jan. 3 Kawartha Lakes Police Service received a report of a theft from a store located on Kent Street west in Lindsay. Prior to the arrival of police, the male suspect fled the business with stolen property. The male was identified through the investigation of the attending officer and a warrant was obtained for…

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Chase away the winter blues raffle

Having troubles getting your hands on Toronto Maple Leafs tickets? Want to travel Canada by riding the rails? Do you want to add to your décor with a hand crafted large potted bowl? Kawartha Lakes Food Source is holding a raffle that could net you one of these prizes. 1st prize: 2 tickets to the March…

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