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Cannabis cultivation, processing bylaw changes almost complete

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Kawartha Lakes council received an update on changes being made to the bylaw on property standards. These changes will allow the city to better deal with the odour and ventilation concerns that might be produced by the cultivation and processing of cannabis for sale in areas zoned residential and industrial.

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Globus Theatre forges ahead with a summer season in 2021

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Globus Theatre with spaced seating.

Globus Theatre has announced their 2021 summer season from May 20 to Sept. 4, with “guaranteed crowd pleasers as well as new and exciting Canadian works,” according to a media release.

The summer season has been extended from 10 weeks to 16 due to the limited audience capacity. COVID-19 measures are in place and Globus Theatre is welcoming patrons to join its safe and social live events at the Lakeview Arts Barn.

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Hop to it! Spring break activities available at Kawartha Lakes Public Library

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Kawartha Lakes Public Library is excited to offer spring break events and activities that will keep families busy and engaged all week long.

With children off school the week of April 12–16, the Kawartha Lakes Public Library is offering amazing programs for families and children of all ages, says a media release.

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Fenelon stores try to hang on as construction to go past mid-June

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Construction has already created lineups to The Beer Store. Photo: Geoff Coleman.

Downtown Fenelon Falls can anticipate traffic interruptions right to the beginning of summer as the village accepts short-term pain for long term gain.

The major construction project on Colborne Street will go beyond the original deadline of the Victoria Day long weekend in May. The sewer improvement, traffic calming, and beautification project was originally scheduled to suspend operations then and resume after Labour Day.

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Kawartha Winter Festival on the horizon for 2022

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Kawartha Winter Festival on the horizon for 2022

When Dave Robinson thinks of the Nordic nations and their people, he thinks of winter done right with lots of enjoyment of the season. The potential to replicate that in Canada – and specifically Kawartha Lakes – has been on his mind now that he has permission from city council to launch a winter festival here.

As Snowshoe Canada president and a local cottager, Robinson was recently successful in obtaining a resolution from city council to pursue the concept of developing an annual winter festival in Kawartha Lakes starting as early as late 2022.

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Beekeeper says his job creates a lot of buzz, especially during COVID

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Beekeeper says his job creates a lot of buzz
Beekeeper Jerry Jerrard of Bobcaygeon.

For most people, spring means the usual seasonal transitions, like planting new seeds and storing away the heavy coats. For beekeeper Jerry Jerrard, he is getting ready to sell starter beehives, known as nucleus colonies, or ‘nucs’ for short, to those who want to become the owners of buzzing, furry, honey-producing bees of their own. He produces hundreds of nucs each year.

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Dunn provides off-road vehicles task force update to council

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Councillor Pat Dunn, who serves as chair of the Off-Road Vehicles Task Force, was asked by Mayor Andy Letham to provide council with an update on the work of the task force at the recent council meeting.

The task force has been asked by council to look at the issues surrounding off-road vehicles accessing municipally owned roads, and what roads, if any, should be opened to the off-road vehicle community.

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Urban design award won by city staff member for Logie Park

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Logie Park continues to impress. Mayor Andy Letham reported that the Ontario Parks Association has recognized city staffer Jenn Johnson for her role in helping spearhead the innovative park’s re-development.

Johnson was feted with an Urban Design Award by the provincial association who look at parks and park design right across Ontario.

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Food Source fundraiser brings laughs and money for the cause

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Food Source fundraiser brings laughs and money for the cause
Rebecca Reeds wowed her hometown crowd - from her home in Toronto.

Unconventional times require unconventional performance venues. In the case of the Food Source’s annual live standup comedy show fundraiser, that meant switching from its usual location of The Academy Theatre stage and into the individual apartments of its performers, virtually.

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Bobcaygeon in final four for Hockeyville contest

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Bobcaygeon has been shortlisted to the final four contenders for the Kraft Hockeyville contest.

Impact 32, a volunteer steering committee made up of local business owners and community organizers, reported on their Facebook page today that the village has made the Kraft Hockeyville top four.

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