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Downtown Fenelon Falls to get major face lift

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“The design is done,” Letham said, “and the refresh is long overdue.” Photo: Geoff Coleman.

Downtown Fenelon Falls was the main beneficiary in the decision by council not to refund to taxpayers the 2019 budget surplus of nearly $3 million. The money was instead put in capital reserves to be spent on pandemic recovery, and spent on a major structural and cosmetic facelift of downtown Fenelon Falls.

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We need to know where and how COVID-19 is spreading

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An open letter to Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, medical officer of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

Dear Dr. Noseworthy:

Now that the cases in HKPR regions are starting to climb, it would be helpful if you would have a stronger presence locally, so that we will not lose our flat COVID curve.

We, the public, need more information. For example, we need to know where in this huge geographic region the new cases are happening. We need to know the context: PSWs on the front line of care? Grocery stores? Workplace? Home gatherings?

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Podcast Teaser: Kyte and Dwayne offer fresh take on others’ music

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Dwayne Gretzky is not your typical tribute or cover band. Photo: Arden Wray.

In that tables turned episode of The Advocate Podcast, Cambray-based musician Marc Novoselec asked me who my favourite classic rock band was. With little hesitation, I offered British progressive rock group, Yes.

It was the rapid-fire portion of the interview, so there was no need – or time – for me to elaborate on what initially drew me to Yes. Next question, please.

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Juniper Street housing project gets a step closer: Council to sell land to non-profit

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“Fenelon Falls is not a community prepared for this kind of development.”

Kawartha Lakes council prioritized the need for housing in Fenelon Falls over the range of objections of a handful of people who were determined to block a new development from being built.

Council approved a bylaw to sell a surplus Fenelon Falls property adjacent to Juniper Street for potential future development, despite five deputations presented by local residents opposing the sale.

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Will small town pride trump Amazon convenience?

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With the peak of a second COVID-19 wave coinciding with the holiday gift-giving season, saying the small business owner faces some challenges is something of an understatement. 

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Benns’ Belief: Our sense of place

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All communities are not made equal. Some are fragile hamlets, hanging on only through the echoes of history. Other communities are sprawling behemoths oozing prosperity, big box stores and middle-class urgency — a place of perfect lawns and hungry bees.

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City in need of more rental housing

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Terms like “desperate” have been used to describe the need for more rental housing of all kinds in Kawartha Lakes which currently has a minuscule 1.3 per cent vacancy rate, according to the last figures available from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

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Caroline Palmer: Actor of Shazam!, Heartland fame living off-grid in Burnt River

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Caroline Palmer: Actor of Shazam!, Heartland fame living off-grid in Burnt River
Caroline Palmer, of Shazam! fame and many other movies and TV shows. All other photos: Mike Palmer.

Caroline Palmer has appeared on hit TV shows such as Mr. D, Workin’ Moms, Suits, and even the 2019 DC Comics’ blockbuster, Shazam! She must live in Hollywood or Toronto, right?

As it turns out, most of this star’s days are spent in a location a tad more rural: Burnt River, Kawartha Lakes. Not only do she and her husband, Mike Palmer (and their dog, Tobias), live in Burnt River, though — they’re also doing so off-grid, with no electricity or running water.

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Fenelon Falls residents want apartment project delayed or stopped

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Residents of Juniper Street in Fenelon Falls made five different deputations to Kawartha Lakes council at their regularly scheduled October meeting.

The residents cite a myriad of environmental, developmental, infrastructure, green space and population density concerns that they believe justify the city at least delaying — if not cancelling — the sale of the property to the Fenelon Community Housing Initiative.

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Trash talk: Could cooperation be the answer?

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Recycling programs across Canada have been a failure. Canada recycles just nine per cent of its plastics, while the rest is dumped in landfill, incinerated, or ends up as litter. In 2000, when Kawartha Lakes first started a city-wide recycling program, all seven types of plastics were recycled.

Now almost none are eligible. Additionally, takeout coffee cups, Styrofoam, and aerosol cans are no longer permissible under the city’s new waste contract with Canada Fibers Ltd.

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