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Affordable housing in Fenelon a priority but compromise is possible

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Imagine that you live in Fenelon Falls and have a child with an intellectual disability. As your child becomes an adult you begin to think about where he will live as he gets older. And then it hits you—the only way he will be able to move into some sort of supportive housing if is he leaves Fenelon, the community that he knows and where he is known.

This was the dilemma that faced a community group that began to imagine what supportive housing might look like in Fenelon. Over time their vision grew to include rental units that would cater to others in the community who were unable to find rental housing, such as seniors who often had to leave Fenelon when they sold their homes.

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Health unit offers guidance for community gardens to open

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Community gardens in Kawartha Lakes are being allowed to put down roots this growing season, so long as they take proper precautions against COVID-19.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has released guidelines for how community gardens can safely open and operate in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and Kawartha Lakes this coming year. This follows the Ontario government’s recent decision to declare community gardens as an essential service during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The colour of community: Annual Crayola sale on Nov. 16

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The colour of community: Annual Crayola sale on Nov. 16

The 31st annual Crayola Sale will be held on Saturday, November 16 at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds. Since the sale began, Crayola Canada has donated over $1,052,000 to the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes. This year the sale is a month later than the usual October date, but the same great deals will be available for shoppers, just in time for some early Christmas shopping.

Crayola Canada employees volunteer their time to help run the Sale and are also heavily reliant on help from the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes and other dedicated volunteers. These employees and volunteers donate their time to help set up, run, and clean up after the event.

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Newfoundland cod, community gardens, and our fading social memory

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The fisheries is still a genuine way of life, socially and economically. Photo: Roderick Benns.

A stinging, light rain is in the air in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland. The fishing trawler edges to the dock and there is a bustle of activity. One man is below deck organizing the day’s catch while another man, above, eases a basket of cod from the belly of the boat. Two other men are on the dock, swapping stories. I’m there, too, out of place and taking some photos at their invitation.

Here in one of the oldest communities in all of North America, just four miles away from Cape Spear, I am in awe of this traditional way of life.

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Can you dig it? Community Garden looking for more gardeners

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Stutt’s Garden of Weedin’

Sign posted on John Stutt’s Community Garden Plot

Don’t let anyone tell you vegetable gardening is without effort — that you just scatter seeds and stand back as your vegetables and herbs burst from the soil. Preparing the bed, planting, weeding and watering is physical work.

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