The 167th Lindsay Exhibition will proceed as an in-person event from September 17 to 26 — a 10-day period instead of the usual five. All the favourites are returning, according to a media release, including livestock shows, demolition derby, midway rides and games, a country music concert, The WoofJocks Canine All-stars, DooDoo the Clown, vendors, and fair food.
Many of us remember a hometown branch of the Royal Canadian Legion somewhere in the shadows of our past. Growing up, I knew it as the hall where people celebrated their family’s milestones with a dance. But, if you still think of the Legion as the members only club of yesterday, perhaps the time has come to take a closer look.
Small, sustainable and social
Small local farms are bringing a fresh approach that complements traditional ways of raising crops and livestock, thanks to savvy use of social media and building direct relationships with their customers. Add an emphasis on the environment, and local producers such as Bobcaygeon’s Three Forks Farm, the Mariposa Woolen Mill and the Kinmount area’s Brandeston Farm are helping change the way agriculture looks in Kawartha Lakes.
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.
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.
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.
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.