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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.

Lindsay woman with rare condition looks forward to starting new chapter of her life

Ever heard of porphyria (por-FEAR-e-uh)? Or maybe a specific kind of it, erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP)? Me neither. In fact, some doctors have not heard of it and even disbelieved Lindsay resident Megan Nicholas when she told them she felt like she was burning up, despite no outward symptoms.

Lindsay’s Wright sisters aim to fly high in water polo at Olympics

Emma and Claire Wright, 24 and 27, two sisters and Lindsay residents, are heading off to Japan soon to represent Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. A surprise Zoom call today was organized by their mother, Wendy Wright, with over 50 friends, family members, and others who wanted to wish them good luck.