Pinecrest resident dies from COVID-19; total at 29

One resident at Pinecrest Nursing Home passed away early this morning. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Bobcaygeon home now stands at 29. “We are working closely with public health authorities as new information regarding the outbreak is made available and we are committed to implementing all ongoing and new care directives,”…

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Pinecrest resident dies; 28 COVID-19-related deaths at home

One resident at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon died late last night, according to a press release from Mary Carr, the home’s administrator. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the home now stands at 28. Pinecrest’s experience and findings continue to be shared with the Chief Medical Officer and other public health authorities…

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British Empire Fuels supports Bobcaygeon relief

British Empire Fuels is making a contribution to the Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund, to support Pinecrest patients, their families and health care workers affected by the coronavirus. Greg and Rob Whyte along with their British Empire Fuels family have stepped up to assist during this time of crisis in Bobcaygeon. During the month of April,…

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Don’t send food to emergency services; donate food where needed most

While Ross Memorial Hospital, Kawartha Lakes Police Service, OPP and Kawartha Lakes Paramedics is grateful for the community’s support, they are asking that food donations not come to them but to people who need it the most. “Our teams have received several prepared meals and restaurant food deliveries over the past few weeks, which is…

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Boys and Girls Club continues to provide support services to community

Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Support Services programs continue to run during Club and school COVID-19 closures. The Support Services programs offer a variety of services targeted from birth up to age 21 and focus on: • Mental health and wellness. • School re-integration and success at learning. Supporting parents and children with…

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Stewart Morrison Insurance steps up to help Bobcaygeon relief effort

Long-time leading local business, Stewart Morrison Insurance Brokers Limited, is stepping up and answering the call with a substantial donation to the Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund to support the urgent needs of the area patients, families and health care workers affected by the Coronavirus. “This is personal for us. We live and work in Bobcaygeon, we…

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Kawartha Lakes issues second call for protective supplies for paramedics

In order to protect Paramedics and limit the spread of COVID-19, Kawartha Lakes is appealing to all manufacturers and health care practitioners, such as veterinarians, dentists and other medical offices that may have the following items available to contact the municipality. “Donations from the public have greatly helped with our supply, but we continue to…

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Support the neighbourhood food drive for Food Source

Community members are invited to participate in a neighbourhood food drive to support Kawartha Lakes Food Source. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, food and household items are increasingly needed by food banks throughout Kawartha Lakes, especially by the food banks located in the town of Lindsay. Starting Monday, March 30 a collection table will…

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Victoria Manor helps families stay in touch

With quarantine measures strictly in place, social distancing and increased safety precautions have created a barrier for residents within Victoria Manor to speak and see their loved ones. The staff at the long-term care home have taken it upon themselves to help eliminate the barrier through using technology to have families stay in touch. Residents…

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Lindsay Transit suspends service

In order to increase safety measures as well as further implement social distancing, Lindsay Transit has suspended their regular transit operations as of March 23, 2020. LIMO Specialized Transit will operate on an as-needed emergency schedule only, prioritizing rides for those who require transportation for medical purposes such as appointments. Lindsay Transit is dedicated to…

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Awesome digital resources through Kawartha Lakes Library system

While the Kawartha Lakes Public Library has currently suspended in-person services, the system still has a lot going on in order to support members of the community at this time. The digital library is available at all hours of the day, with apps to read books or magazines, listen to audiobooks, watch movies, and listen…

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COVID-19: A message from MP Jamie Schmale

The continued spread of COVID-19 in Canada and around the world has understandably raised concerns for many. The health and safety of the people of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock is my top priority.  To do our part, my Lindsay constituency office will temporarily suspend in-person meetings. However, my staff remain at work and ready to serve by telephone…

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All libraries close in Kawartha Lakes due to virus

To support the health and well being of our staff and residents, starting Sunday March 15, 2020 all branches of the Kawartha Lakes Public Library will be closed to the public. Branches will remain closed until at least Monday April 6. On Monday March 16, all library materials will have their due dates automatically extended…

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Victoria Manor restricts visitors

In order to provide the highest level of protection to residents, effective today, Saturday March 14, Victoria Manor in Lindsay will be implementing limited visiting to the home as directed by the Government of Ontario.  Essential visitors are those who have a resident who is very ill or dying. These visitors must continue to be…

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OECTA reaches tentative agreement with government

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has reached a tentative agreement with the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association and the Government of Ontario on central terms for a new collective agreement. Details of the agreement remain confidential pending ratification. In accordance with the association’s ratification procedures, should the OECTA Provincial Executive and local unit…

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ETFO suspends rotating strikes due to COVID-19

In view of COVID-19, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is suspending rotating strike action scheduled to begin on March 23. Other modifications to ETFO’s work-to-rule action will be shared shortly. “Following the March break, ETFO members will continue to engage in work-to-rule strike action but will not engage in full withdrawal of service…

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Dodgeball tournament for local youth: Optimist Club initiative

When that ball comes whipping by competitors at the annual Optimist Club dodgeball tournament, they’re not likely thinking of the thousands of dollars they’re helping raise for area kids. “Nah,” says tournament organizer, Don MacIver, with a laugh. “They’re probably just thinking, ‘I can’t get hit. I can’t get hit. I can’t get hit…because I…

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Man arrested for theft of Humane Society fundraiser box

On February 28, 2020, the Kawartha Lakes Police Service arrested the man responsible for the theft of a donation box on National Cupcake Day. 64-year-old Daniel George Wilson of Lindsay has been charged with theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5000. The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of…

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Sew close? Winning entries for IPM 2020 quilt block challenge

The first competition of the 2020 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) is in the books, courtesy of the quilt block challenge. A panel of judges selected the top three entries and awarded cash prizes this past weekend. “They were all very good. It was really hard to pick the winners, but the first-place…

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Local maple syrup producers getting ready for first tapping

A sure sign that spring is just about ready to shrug winter off its shoulders in this part of the world is the arrival of the maple syrup season. On March 1, local maple syrup producers herald the coming of the season with their ceremonial first tapping at Rainbow Woods, the Norland farm of Paul…

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Donation box stolen from Humane Society fundraiser

Monday February 24, 2020 was National Cupcake Day for SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada. Many local businesses, restaurants, offices and schools in Lindsay participated by hosting cupcake parties and collecting donations to help support the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes. Yesterday, at 11:50 am, a man attended a business on Angeline Street North in…

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Cambridge Street United’s noon hour concerts are back

Starting March 4, Cambridge Street United Church will be hosting its seventeenth annual noon hour concerts during Lent. The concerts start at Noon on Wednesdays and typically run between 30-45 minutes. Performers include the return of trumpeter Martin Neuland with CSU’s Director of Music, Erwin Stroobach, accompanying on organ and piano to start off the…

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Kinsmen Club: National day of Kindness with frozen meals for Food Source

The Kinsmen Club of Lindsay will be making of individual frozen meals with Kawartha Lakes Food Source overseeing. It is expected that approximately 300-400 servings will be made. Club members are cooking Feb. 15 at 1 pm, Feb. 20 at 6 pm and Feb. 22 at 1 pm. It’s a way for the club to…

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Lindsay Lions achieve ‘founder’ giving level with support for RMH

For 66 years, the Lindsay Lions Club has been improving the health and wellness of people both local and abroad through their tireless philanthropic efforts. On January 31, members of the Lindsay Lions Club made a special visit to the Ross Memorial Hospital to present a donation for the Comfort and Care Holiday Appeal. The…

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Ready to make a team? Bowl for Kids Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters KLH Rolls into 2020 with their annual Bowl for Kids Sake event at Strike Point Bowling Center in Lindsay. On Saturday, February 29, 2020 lace up your bowling shoes and have a fun filled day of bowling, friends and music to support this great cause. Gather a team of 4-6 bowlers,…

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Sibling teen musicians looking for more band members

Amanda and John, the sibling teens who can often be seen and heard playing local coffee houses and festivals, are looking for more band mates. The duo is looking to add a bass guitarist, a drummer, and keyboardist for a full-band sound, according to Shannon Regular, mother of Amanda and John. Amanda 15, and John,…

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Humane Society raises money with cupcakes for animals in need

National Cupcake Day is exactly one month away, which means it’s time to get out your mixing bowls, pre-heat your oven and get ready to sprinkle the love for animals in need, according to the local human society. With National Cupcake Day coming up on Feb. 24, the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes is asking…

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New OPP superintendent for CKL area

The OPP announced the appointment of seven new chief superintendents on January 16 at a badge presentation ceremony at General Headquarters in Orillia. Chief Superintendent Dwight Peer was promoted to Commander, Central Region, which includes jurisdiction for the City of Kawartha Lakes. Commander Peer previously held the rank of Superintendent with the OPP, and has…

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Wills: Free seminar in Fenelon Falls

Do you have a will and is it up to date? This question can strike fear and even guilt into the heart of an overwhelmed parent whose son or daughter has disabilities. It also spells great peace of mind when you can answer “Yes.” On February 12, ABLE is hosting a free seminar on “Wills…

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United Way hosting premiere of original documentary, The Garden

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is excited to announce the world premiere of The Garden, an original documentary produced by YourTV. This documentary covers the first year of Edwin Binney’s Community Garden – an innovative food security initiative that has provided over three tons of fresh vegetables to non-profit agencies and food…

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New charity to support Women’s Resources

Greenwood Gives Charitable Foundation, founded in 2019, is dedicated to raising funds to support women in need. The vision of this charity is focused on supporting women where Greenwood Retirement Communities residences are located. The retirement home sector is unique in its predominantly female population and its homes support a majority of female residents. They…

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Soupfest is back for another year, bigger and better

Formerly Lindsay Soupfest, this annual event is now Kawartha Lakes Soupfest. It will be held February 22 from 11 am until 2 pm at the Lindsay Armoury. Soupfest is expanding to include more participants from all over Kawartha Lakes. Organizers hope to have as many as 20 area restaurants and caterers offering up their best…

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2020 BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards now open

Do you know a family that represents the values of Ontario’s rural communities? People whose commitment and dedication to the rural way of life makes a difference and sets an example for others. If so, nominate them today for a 2020 BMO Ontario Farm Family Award – presented by the Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) and…

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Cambridge Street United’s soup fundraiser a hit at homeless shelter

A local church was teeming with crock pots recently in what is now an annual event and fundraiser for A Place Called Home. Cambridge Street United Church’s Soupfest sees its congregation gather after service on the first Sunday following New Year’s to sample homemade soups from almost a dozen crock pots – all donated by…

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Volunteers’ fundraising support helps RMH meet immediate needs

Volunteers at Ross Memorial Hospital share a special bond. It is born from a hospital experience that inspires them to help by joining the Ross Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and supporting patient care through volunteer service and fundraising. Though their reasons to join the Auxiliary differ as much as the ways they choose to give their…

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Tips for seniors to stay healthy this winter

Ross Memorial Hospital cares for seniors and provides support to their families year-round, but they often see an increase in hospital visits in the winter months. Their healthcare teams have joined together to share their top tips for seniors to stay healthy and happy throughout the winter months: GET YOUR FLU SHOT: No matter what…

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Kawartha Wholesale Bakery steps up to give Central kids a Christmas dinner

For many years Central Senior School in Lindsay has offered an authentic Christmas dinner for kids – this year happening Dec. 18 in the school gym. Cherie Knox, a parent volunteer, says it was typically organized by the teachers, staff and parents. “We had an amazing EA, Karen Brown, who ran the whole thing for…

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Justice for Soli: Nation wide vigil on Sunday

On Sunday, December 15, hundreds of Canadians will attend vigils in seven cities across the country — including nearby Peterborough — to honour Soleiman Faqiri on the third anniversary of his death. Faqiri, who had schizophrenia, died after guards at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay pepper-sprayed and beat him after he refused to…

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Have your say: City’s strategic plan for next 4 years

At the December 10 Council meeting, Council was presented with a draft of the new Strategic Plan 2020-2023. Brenda Stonehouse, Strategy and Performance Specialist and Lean Master Black Belt, noted that the draft has been a collaborative effort over the last several months between Council, staff and the community. It’s now time for stakeholders to…

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Kelly Isfan new Ross president and CEO

The Ross Memorial Hospital Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Isfan as the hospital’s new president and CEO, effective April 1, 2020. Isfan has been a healthcare leader for more than 30 years, working in acute, community and long term care sectors in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario. Most recently,…

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Free transit in Lindsay over holidays

Lindsay Transit service is getting into the Christmas Spirit this year by offering free rides from Sunday December 8 to Saturday December 21, 2019. “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, Kerri Lyn Hele. “Offering free…

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KLFS annual Christmas food drive

Once more the Christmas trees are being put up — the time of year to make memories with family and friends. But for some, those memories are not always full of good cheer. For some, the holidays are tarnished by the ache of hunger. With that in mind, Kawartha Lakes Food Source aims to erase…

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Canada wins gold in wheelchair curling; Lindsay man part of team

The World Curling Federation is reporting that Canada is the gold medal winner at the World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2019 after defeating Sweden, 6-1, in Monday afternoon’s final at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland. Lindsay’s Jon Thurston is among the group. Reaching the final ensured that both Canada – skipped by Mark Ideson,…

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Handel’s Messiah is coming to Lindsay

Come out on Sunday December 15 and hear a selection of glorious choruses from Handel’s Messiah. Lindsay’s own award winning choir, the Kawartha Lakes Singers (KLS), under the direction of Arlene Gray, will be joined for the second time by the Cobourg/ Port Hope based Northumberland Orchestra and Choir (NOC), under the direction of John…

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Schmale given shadow ministry duties for Crown-Indigenous Relations

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer today announced the Conservative shadow cabinet. As part of that unveiling, local MP Jamie Schmale was named the shadow minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations, reflecting the commitment to holding the government accountable to improving the relationship between the government and indigenous communities. “It is an honour to have been named the shadow…

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12 Days of Litter campaign for Humane Society

From December 9 to 20, the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes is asking the public to donate kitty litter during their second annual ’12 Days of Litter’ donation drive. The goal for 2019 is 150 units of litter. “Litter is our most needed item. This donation drive will help us re-stock our supply for the…

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Schmale sworn in as MP in 43rd parliament

Jamie Schmale was officially sworn in as Member for Parliament for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock today on Parliament Hill in the newly restored West Block. Schmale was accompanied by family and friends who together witnessed the beginning of his second term in parliament. Before any duly elected representative may take his or her seat and vote in…

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The Laird of Lindsay & The Mayor of Gabtown: Olde Gaol Museum

In 2020, the Victoria County Historical Society is marking the 125th birthdays of two well-known local residents: Leslie Frost (1895-1973) and Stanley Dayton (1895-1990). Both gentlemen could not have been more different.  One became a successful lawyer and eventually the Premier of Ontario, later becoming known as “The Laird of Lindsay”; the other remained in…

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Food Source presents Yuk Yuk’s comedy event at Academy

The Kawartha Lakes Food Source presents its fourth annual Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Event headlining Laurie Elliott and Ian Sirota. These comedy powerhouses will be coming to the Academy Theatre on Saturday, February 1, 2020 to entertain and amuse in support of Kawartha Lakes Food Source. The evening goes from 8-9:30 pm and is an age of…

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Reducing the stigma around men’s breast health

As Men’s Health Awareness Month draws to a close, Ross Memorial Hospital’s Breast Assessment Clinic team hopes to see more men talking openly about their breast or ‘chest’ health. Rates of breast cancer in men are relatively low, at 1%, but there are other conditions with symptoms that can mimic the signs of breast cancer.…

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John McDermott Christmas special at Academy

Join beloved Canadian tenor John McDermott at the Academy Theatre on Dec. 14 at 8 pm. He will sing holiday favourites, songs from his long musical career, and remembrance tributes. Tickets are on sale for $63. For more information go to http://academytheatre.ca/    McDermott is an international recording star – known as much for his successful musical career…

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Christmas bird count for kids at Fleming College

Parents, would you like your children to consider post secondary education? Would you like your children to feel closer to nature in these anthropocene times we live in? Would you like your children to experience citizen science? Would you like your children to see strong role models for post secondary education, having a fascination for…

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Kawartha Climate Club launches climate change presentation at Academy

The Kawartha Climate Club, is a newly formed, small grassroots team focused on increasing awareness of our climate emergency. The  Club’s goal is to educate and inspire the Kawartha Lakes community to become part of the solution by making small lifestyle changes that will collectively result in big impact. On November 21, the Kawartha Climate…

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10th annual Jolly Jog for APCH and KLFS

Join APCH and the Kawartha Lakes Food Source for the 10th Annual Jolly Jog on Saturday November 23rd. The Jolly Jog is a 5k walk/run for fun. Grab you walking shoes and stocking cap and prepare to sip hot chocolate and munch on cookies while the kids get their picture taken with Santa. This is…

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IPM 2020: Community meeting Nov. 20 in Fenelon

Putting on the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) takes a community-wide effort and comes with community-wide benefits. With that in mind, organizers of IPM 2020 are moving the location of their next Community Meeting to a different location within Kawartha Lakes. The meeting, intended to gather input from volunteers and provide details as…

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Volunteers recognized: KLSRC’s recognition dinner

Bob Walden, Linda Ham, and Shannon Post were presented with Volunteer of the Year awards at the 5th Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner hosted by the Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Council (KLSRC). The Kawartha Lakes Soccer Club and Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes were also both recognized as co-winners of the Volunteer Organization of the…

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Big changes at Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton has recently gone through a branding change, as have all Big Brother Big Sister organizations across Canada.  Locally, there have been even bigger changes.  Long time Executive Director, Jim DeFlorio, has decided to leave the organization after 17 years of employment. The organization has welcomed Janice Balfour as…

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Can you identify the driver who failed to stop for police?

On Friday November 8 at 1:10 pm a Kawartha Lakes Police Service constable observed a vehicle speeding on William Street north in Lindsay. The officer attempted to follow the vehicle and activated his emergency lights.  The vehicle did not stop for the officer, but instead accelerated, turning west onto Pottinger Street.  The officer did not…

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Wellington Street Bridge reopens

The Wellington Street Bridge, located between Lindsay Street and William Street in Lindsay, has now re-opened, allowing access for both east bound and west bound traffic. The bridge was closed down earlier this year for rehabilitation due to required infrastructure repair and upgrades. “We are extremely grateful for the community’s patience during the construction period,”…

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Preventing crime, protecting people

Property crimes that occur at a person’s home are typically easily preventable, but unfortunately affect too many people in Ontario.  There are many simple steps that you can take to protect your property and ensure you are not victimized: Lock the doors to your vehicle and keep valuable items such as money, wallets, or electronics…

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Ross Memorial honours long service milestones

On November 6 the Ross team joined together to honour important Long Service milestones, ranging from 5-40 years, followed by the Excellence Awards, which recognize individuals and teams for being Respectful Communicators; Committed to the Team; or Dedicated to Excellence. Val Harris, Chair of the RMH Board of Governors, congratulated and thanked all award winners,…

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Remembrance Day Events throughout Kawartha Lakes

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held throughout the municipality to honour the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our country and for the freedom and democracy we enjoy today. Bethany: On November 10 at 1:30pm, there will be a ceremony at the Bethany Cenotaph. Bobcaygeon: On November 11 at…

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November 3-9 is Crime Prevention Week

Crime Prevention Week runs from Nov. 3 to 9 and this year’s theme is “Preventing Crime, Protecting People.” The week-long promotion of crime prevention is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ministry of the Solicitor General and the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service. Over the course of this week, some…

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Lindsay’s Santa Claus Parade kicks off Nov. 17

Christmas returns to Kawartha Lakes Sunday November 17 when Lindsay’s 64th annual Santa Claus parade kicks off at 2 pm.  This year’s theme is “Christmas at the Movies.” The parade will showcase more than 40 registered floats and bands, including the addition of the Newbeaver Shrine Club Musical Train, a 70 foot train engine and coach…

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Bobcaygeon woman releases book

A Bobcaygeon woman, Lisa Sontgerath, has recently released a novel connecting to Iraq, Germany, and a deadly war. Landstuhl is a regional military hospital located in Kaiserslautern, a town in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. It is the largest military hospital in Europe, also called “the German front in the Iraq War.” Every day, planes…

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Lindsay quilters raise over $11,000 for Autism Assistance Dog Guide

The Lindsay Creative Quilters Guild is donating $11,119.25 to the Lions Foundation of Canada for the Autism Assistance Dog Guide program so that an autistic child residing in the City of Kawartha Lakes can receive a guide dog. Monies were raised through the sale of raffle tickets prior to their spring quilt show and through…

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$1.71 million for Ross from Province

Today, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, announced $1.71 million in funding for Ross Memorial Hospital. The investment is intended to address sector challenges and previous funding model inequities and help ensure that families in our region have access to high-quality care. “Our community relies on investments like this to help us preserve and protect…

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Who haunts my house?

Kawartha Lakes Public Library — This is such a popular question at the Library that we have prepared a file of newspaper articles of reportedly haunted houses. Unfortunately this means if your house has not been featured in the news for being haunted, then we might not have any information about it. But, like any…

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Extraordinary Women of Kawartha Lakes Awards held

The Extraordinary Women of Kawartha Lakes Awards were presented recently at the Black Diamond Golf Club, Pontypool to a sold out crowd.  Congratulations to the following Award recipients: Extraordinary Communicator – Caroline Fenelius-Carpenter Extraordinary Volunteer – Mary Jones Extraordinary Woman in Business – Deborah Dixon Extraordinary Mentor – Nancy Rooney Extraordinary Determination – Jackie Toplak…

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Lindsay and area: Join Toronto for the largest ever march for basic income

Canadians are marching for Universal Basic Income on Oct. 26 as Toronto and cities around the world join forces – and it won’t be just Toronto, as people from Lindsay and other areas will also be taking part. The event will be held in front of the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen’s Park, from where…

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Lindsay Lawn Bowlers win provincial gold

Three local Lindsay Lawn Bowlers recently travelled to Kingston Ontario to compete for Gold Medal Honours in the Novice Men’s Triple bowling competition. The bowlers had won District 14 recognition and now faced winning bowlers from the other 15 Districts in Ontario. Bowling began early on Saturday morning, and by late Sunday afternoon the Lindsay…

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Boys and Girls Club Foundation gets Masonic Lodge donation

The Masonic Association of Victoria District presented the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes Foundation with a cheque of $10,014.46 to provide financial assistance to children and youth attending programs at the club. BGCKL Foundation was chosen as the charity of choice by District Deputy Grand Master of the Masonic Association of Victoria District,…

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Te(a)ch Program – Youth Digital Art exhibit

During the month of August, 2019 Pinnguaq Association, working in consultation with Curve Lake First Nation, provided the youth of Curve Lake with a digital literacy program called Te(a)ch. Kawartha Art Gallery has now coordinated into an exhibit the digital works created by the youth of Curve Lake First Nation. The Gallery is presenting the…

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Lindsay’s Bonni-Jo Tutton inducted into Scugog Sports Hall of Fame

Lindsay’s Bonni-Jo Tutton (centre) will be inducted into the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 7, as a member of the 1994/95 Port Perry IGA Junior A Ringette Team. Tuttonwas among 13 women on the Port Perry IGA Juniors who were known across Ontario as “the tough little team from Port Perry,” whose confidence and…

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Help your community, be a part of IPM 2020

The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) is coming to Lindsay for 2020, bringing excitement and an economic boost with it. Benefits for the host community are extensive, but they need your help to make it happen. The IPM moves to a new location each year, typically attracting about 80,000 visitors and resulting in…

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Roads 10 Roundtables wrap up

Since September, seven Roads 101 Roundtables have been held across the municipality. The tour saw 300 residents and 48 panellists participate in the discussions. “The Roads 101 Roundtables delivered a variety of important comments and suggestions,” said Deputy Mayor Elmslie. “All the recommendations are currently being compiled for a final report that we look forward…

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Innovation Awards deadline fast approaching

The countdown is on to get your businesses or non-profit’s application in for the 2019 Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards recognize new innovative businesses in Kawartha Lakes or new innovations that have been created in Kawartha Lakes in the past 12-18 months. Applications can be submitted online at www.smallbizweek.net or submitted in person to the…

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Public meeting: Proposed development charges

The municipality is undertaking the process to replace By-Law 2015-224 (A By-Law to Impose Development Charges in the City of Kawartha Lakes). The proposed development charges by-law and its underlying background study, prepared by Watson and Associates, has been published under the major projects section of our website. In accordance with the Development Charges Act, the Council…

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Popular local bar ‘The Coach’ under new ownership

Wim Beeekhuis used a recent birthday celebration at the Coach and Horses pub to announce that he has sold the bar to two long-time employees. Beekhuis — who has operated the venerable Lindsay bar for 15 years, sold the bar to sisters Nicole Rochette and Kim Wagg. Rochette has worked at the bar for 8…

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Climate science gathering talks solutions

Yesterday, around 75 community members in Lindsay attended a presentation addressing latest climate science and the causes and impacts of climate change at the global, national, and local levels. Local volunteer Climate Leaders Deborah Pearson and Ginny Collins gave an overview of the linkages between human activities and the intensification of natural disasters including floods…

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Don’t miss Irish Oktoberfest at Downeyville Hall

Don’t miss the second annual Irish Oktoberfest at Downeyville Hall, Saturday Oct 19, from 6-11 pm. Admission is $25 for adults. Authentic German music and drinking songs and new this year is German-style square dancing. Prizes are as follows: Best Hans & Heidi costumes (male & female) Best German Gams (male & female – must…

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Victoria Quilts needs your help to help others

Victoria’s Quilts, CKL branch needs your help.  They are fundraising to continue their work of providing free handmade quilts to cancer patients of all ages, “to support them in warmth and thoughts as they continue their treatments.” Plan to attend the Margarita Mama Jewellery Event. You will find unique, affordable sterling silver and precious stone…

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City thanks Dr. Rutherford for longstanding service

As of August 12, 2019 Dr. Debbie Rutherford retired from her family medicine practice in the City of Kawartha Lakes. “On behalf of Council and all residents in Kawartha Lakes, I’d like to sincerely thank Dr. Rutherford for nearly 40 years of dedication to her patients,” said Councillor Andrew Veale. “Her contribution to improving our…

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Recovery through the arts: CMHA program

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, 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 directed to the REACH for Recovery…

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Globus Theatre holds auditions for Sleeping Beauty panto

Globus Theatre will hold auditions for the 14th annual panto on October 6-7 for the community. Globus Theatre is calling for all talented (or purely enthusiastic) community members who would like to join the cast of professional actors in the production of Sleeping Beauty: A Traditional British Panto, which will be performed Dec. 4-15. We are…

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Muskies ‘draft’ new player and assistant coach for in support of Five Counties

For years, family and staff of hockey player Ryan and hockey fan Kendra have been cheering on the duo. Now fans from across the region can do the same at the Lindsay Muskies’ game on Oct. 20. The Muskies have drafted Ryan, 10, as the team’s seventh skater and Kendra, 14, as an assistant coach…

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New Business to Business networking club could help your business grow

A new business to business professional networking club in Lindsay aims to provide an opportunity for business owners and managers to grow their businesses through referrals. There’s also a professional development aspect to the program, with a new presenter each week. Facilitator Rochelle Pickering says it’s a chance to “create meaningful relationships” with other business…

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Ken Reid Conservation has new mobile app for parking

A new mobile app for paying to park at Ken Reid Conservation Area launched on September 27, making it an easy and convenient way for visitors to pay for parking without having to have change. “We know when some visitors come to Ken Reid, they may also be visiting other conservation areas which use the…

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Keyholder, bicycle registration now easier for Lindsay residents

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is now accepting bicycle registrations, as well as key holder registrations online through our website. People can now register their bicycles at no cost from the convenience of their own homes. The bicycle is then entered into the police computer database. If the bicycle is later lost, stolen…

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Business Planning Fundamentals workshop series

Having a Business Plan is an important management tool, for start-ups and existing businesses, that can be referred to regularly to ensure the business is on course with meeting goals, sales targets or operational milestones. It can help you make decisions about growing, marketing, buying assets, hiring and seeking investment. This 4 part workshop series is designed…

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Concerned about roads? Join the last Roads 101 Roundtable in Coboconk

Join Deputy Mayor Doug Elmslie for the last Roads 101 Roundtable in Coboconk on Thursday September 26, from 7-9 pm at 9 Grandy Road. The discussion will begin with an introduction from the Deputy Mayor and a brief presentation about roads. Community representatives will then discuss the roads in Kawartha Lakes in a panel format,…

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Accessibility forum at Fleming in October

An upcoming event in Lindsay will shine a spotlight on accessibility, education and employment for persons with disabilities. The municipality of Kawartha Lakes and Fleming College have teamed up to host an accessibility forum on Oct. 23 with a theme of ‘Accessible Education Towards Accessible Employment.’ The event will be held at Fleming College’s Frost…

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Celebrate National Forest Week with a walk at a local Conservation Area

What better way to celebrate National Forest Week, September 22 to 28, than with a hike through a conservation area? Within the Kawartha Conservation watershed there are several options for great hikes featuring different terrains and distances, including Ken Reid Conservation Area near Lindsay, Windy Ridge Conservation Area near Omemee, Pigeon River Headwaters and Fleetwood…

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Indigo Love of Reading program to benefit local school

St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School in Lindsay will participate in the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation’s Adopt a School program, running September 14 to October 6. This fundraising initiative connects Coles Lindsay Square with St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School and the surrounding community to help provide support for much-needed additional library resources. With an inadequate library…

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Bahá’í community celebrates bicentenary

The Bahá’í community of Kawartha Lakes Invites You To The Bicentenary Celebration ‘Birth of the Báb’ and the Birth of Bahá’ u ’lláh Celebrated Consecutively on Tuesday, October 29 at 4:30 pm at the Community Care Village, Common Room, at 65 Melbourne Street West, Lindsay. For more information please contact or phone: 705-731-7100. Dinner…

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National Ladies Learning Code Day at Pinnguaq’s new space

Ladies of the Kawartha Lakes Join Pinnguaq on Saturday, September 21 from 1 to 3 p.m., in support of Canada Learning Code‘s National Ladies Learning Code Day, for their Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design workshop. It’s a free opportunity held at Pinnguaq’s new location at 87 Adelaide Street North, Lindsay. This workshop is a…

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes launches new music programs

Innovative music and arts programs for youth and children are being launched at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes (BGCKL) with the help of the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC) and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and local donors. The Youth Music Makers program will introduce…

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Free rural bus rides to the LEX

The 165 year old Lindsay Exhibition has a new rural bus service running this year to the LEX with White Lightning Bus Tours of Kawartha Lakes. The Bus will be provide free pick-up and return of passengers from rural communities on Saturday Sept, 21, 10 am to 6 pm and Sun 22 11 am to 10…

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Lindsay army cadets host open house

The local Lindsay Army Cadets will be hosting an open house Sept. 10, at the Victoria Park Armoury located at 210 Kent St W, Lindsay.  The open house will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be open to the public interested in the cadet program. This is an ideal chance for prospective…

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Basic income meals that brought people together conclude

Wanting to support the former Basic Income recipients, The Salvation Army Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes Food Source and A Place Called Home partnered together to host four meals that would help connect recipients with local supports and to find and give support to others. The meals were held once a month starting in May and ending…

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Olde Gaol has lots of new things to do

After an exciting summer season, the Olde Gaol Museum is pleased to announce that we will now be open year round, offering an opportunity for community members and visitors to experience an impressive collection of exhibits that continue our tradition of telling our untold stories. From 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday, visitors can explore what life was like…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters month in September

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton would like to inform everyone that September is Big Brother Big Sister Month right across Canada. Volunteers provide so many opportunities and wonderful new experiences to children through mentoring programs. Their commitment has a huge impact on the community, helping children and youth reach their full potential and…

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Drop-in badminton is back

Are you looking for something new to try this fall? Grab your badminton racquet, some athletic shoes and drop in for some fun and exercise playing recreational badminton at the Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay. Badminton is a great sport for all ages and skill levels. Aside from being a lot of fun, playing badminton can…

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Fire Rescue Service gets $9,000 grant for public education

The Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service has received a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canadafor $8,972.20 to go towards a Fire Hazard Kitchen Simulator. The Kitchen Simulator is a tool that Fire Prevention Inspectors use to promote kitchen safety during public education initiatives throughout the municipality. “We’re so excited to have…

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Volunteer Recognition Dinner: KL Sport and Rec Council

Volunteers rarely seek recognition. But the Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Council (KLSRC) knows how much they contribute to the sport and recreation community in Kawartha Lakes. Think of that favourite coach that helped build your confidence or that always reliable volunteer willing to take on any task or the behind the scenes board members…

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New Human Services offices open soon in Lindsay

On September 17, the new Human Services administration offices will open at 68 Lindsay Street North in Lindsay. The municipality’s Human Services Department offers a variety of programs for those living in Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton, including children’s services, Ontario Works, housing services and KLH Housing Corp. A list of full services offered at the…

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‘Equality Today’ speakers event at Legion

A free, four-speaker event will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion on Wednesday, Aug. 21, sponsored by the Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Brock NDP. The MC for the evening will be NDP Candidate Barbara Doyle. Speakers include: Jeanette Woolley on Housing issues and Preventing Homelessness. Durka Prout (NDP candidate from London North Center and co-chair…

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Kawartha Lakes Retirement Residence: Paddle project

“Age is a question of mind over matter – if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Inspired by this quote, Meghan Kuipers, a guest attendant at Kawartha Lakes Retirement Residence painted a paddle to display in downtown Bobcaygeon to support the Vibrant Village project. The face she chose was not a senior she knew personally,…

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Stop texting and driving, speeding, and applying make-up while driving

On Aug. 1 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service launched a traffic enforcement campaign which targets distracted drivers. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of collisions in Ontario and the goal of this traffic initiative is to make roads safer for everyone in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Drivers who are caught…

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Gay Lea helps Community Care Transportation services

New financial support from the Gay Lea Foundation will help the Community Care Health & Care Network continue to provide a much-needed transportation service to local residents with mobility challenges. The Gay Lea Foundation recently announced an $8,000 grant to support Community Care’s purchase of a new retrofitted Specialized Transportation van. Those with mobility challenges…

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Labour picnic Sept. 1 at Old Mill Park

The community is invited to the Lindsay & District Labour Council’s annual picnic, to champion fairness in workplaces and celebrate workers’ contributions to their community. The event is Sunday, September 1 at Noon at Old Mill Park in Lindsay. Support Kawartha Lakes Food Source with a donation. There will be a Bouncy Castle, games for…

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KL Police Service partner with local banks to protect seniors from fraud

On July 25 a member of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service attended each bank in the Town of Lindsay to meet with staff and discuss a new initiative designed to protect seniors from being victimized by fraud. Unfortunately, the Kawartha Lakes Police Service continues to receive reports of seniors being targeted by fraudsters,…

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Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program comes to Lindsay

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region’s Women Build program is back and this year Women Build is partnering with a number of local organizations that provide valuable social housing resources to individuals in our community, with all the accompanying necessary services wrapped around them. But these organizations are not builders and so Habitat for…

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Beat the heat: Splash pad hours extended at Boys and Girls Club

The Splash Pad at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes (BGCKL) will now be open seven days a week from 10 am – 6:30 pm thanks to funding received from the CIBC Children’s Foundation and CIBC Lindsay. “We are grateful for the additional support from CIBC Children’s Foundation and CIBC Lindsay which will…

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Researchers team up to explore basic income experiences

Four researchers from four Ontario universities have teamed up to explore the experiences of participants in the (now cancelled) Ontario Basic Income Pilot (OBIP). The goal of this research is to add the voices of basic income pilot participants and their personal experiences with basic income to the public record, to continue to build the evidence…

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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 .

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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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