Environment

Conservation Authority urges vigilance regarding potential flooding

With parts of Kawartha lakes still digging out from a record snow storm that struck last weekend, concerns have been expressed by federal, provincial and local authorities regarding rising temperatures and rainfall predicted at times to be heavy this weekend.

Time flies. Should we?

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet series

When my daughter headed off to university in 2014, we promised her a family trip to Europe after graduation.  In 2019, we fulfilled that promise. 

Kawartha Land Trust gets $1.7 million from federal program

A $1.7 million investment over five years to support Kawartha Land Trust’s (KLT) was given today to support “Sequestering Kawarthas’ Carbon Through Partners in Conservation” project, through the ECCC’s Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund (NSCSF).

Fleming College students clean-up Scugog River

Environmental friendliness may not come naturally to some, but at Fleming College every student and member of the staff is passionate about the environment.

Shrink your carbon ‘foodprint’

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet series

Eat your vegetables. Parents are right about that.

Agriculture is essential to the local economy and way of life, but development is booming — how do we find the right balance?

In one of the best growing seasons in recent memory — local farmers have been spared both droughts and deluges — there seems to be a new crop sprouting in fields around Kawartha Lakes.

Time to walk and roll

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet series

During the pandemic a neighbour who found himself working from home walked off 80 pounds. We’d see him lapping the block multiple times a day. He’s still walking, sometimes with his son.