In search of Grass Hill

The evening of June 8, 1912, saw a typical scene play out in Grass Hill, some five kilometres east of Woodville. Train No. 31, bound for Orillia, was waiting at the Grand Trunk Railway’s diminutive station to take on commuters. John Staples, then the storekeeper at Grass Hill, had disembarked after spending the day in Lindsay.

High speed internet for 280,000 more Ontarians: Ministers

Chrystia Freeland, deputy prime minister and minister of finance, along with ministers Maryam Monsef, Kinga Surma, and Dave Smith announced a historic agreement to bring high-speed internet to nearly 280,000 rural Ontario households in hundreds of communities across the province.

Is Kawartha Lakes becoming Muskokaized?

The spirit of the family cottage is alive and well

When Bob and Ann-Marie Carruth bought their Sturgeon Lake building lot in 1997, some friends thought they were insane. Now they see it as the smartest investment move ever. Carruth felt that the Kawartha region was poised to become the next Muskoka, pointing out that while not as scenic to some eyes, “This region was still affordable, there was vacant land available, and it was a lot closer to the Greater Toronto Area,” said Bob.

Discover new places to stretch your legs in these less well-known spots around Kawartha Lakes

It’s been a year of walking — for health, for a change of scenery, for sanity. But eventually those walking routes may have come to feel, shall we say, overly familiar.

Over the past 15 months, many of us have taken time to check out new corners of our Kawartha Lakes backyard — conservation areas, the Victoria County Rail Trail, the Ballyduff Trails and the Trans Canada Trail have all seen a huge increase in users.

Through history’s eyes: Exploring forgotten cemeteries

I got lost as I was looking for it — the Blakely Farm cemetery, that is. When I ought to have gone due south on Old Mill Road in the former Ops Township, I instead made a left turn and ended up cycling through some of the most spectacular scenery in this part of Kawartha Lakes.

Body discovered in Fenelon Falls

Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating after a body was… Continue reading “Body discovered in Fenelon Falls”

Gamiing Nature Centre offers summer day camps

Gamiing Nature Centre is offering summer day camp in August for ages 4-11.

During the five-day nature camp, youth will participate in active and engaging outdoor experiences. Campers will use the newly refurbished Discovery Shack which has been restored thanks to local community support.