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Fenelon Court involved in outbreak; Pinecrest has ‘suspect outbreak’

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The local public health unit says that an outbreak has been declared at the Fenelon Court Long Term Care Home in Fenelon Falls — and there’s a “suspect outbreak” at Bobcaygeon’s Pinecrest Nursing Home.

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City approves new homes in Lindsay, Fenelon Falls

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City approves new homes in Lindsay, Fenelon Falls
Lindsay and Fenelon Falls will soon see 241 new residential units built.

Skilled trades people grab your tools — decisions made by council at their monthly May meeting will be to your liking.

Lindsay and Fenelon Falls will soon see 241 new residential units constructed, and residents of the Glenarm Road may be able to access better internet reception thanks to projects approved at the most recent council meeting.

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Local businesses optimistic, hopeful they will bounce back

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Like most small business owners, Rebekah McCracken had no idea her popular Hamilton Creek ladies clothing store in downtown Lindsay would be closed for so long to the general public.

Yet closed her store remains, since March 17 when the province declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19.

At first, she took it as a great opportunity to do a few renovation projects around the store that she had been putting off – even getting her kids involved.

“With that out of the way,” she tells the Advocate, “I turned my focus on brainstorming new ways of connecting with my customers.”

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Kawartha Lakes woman offers horse wisdom yoga

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Kawartha Lakes woman offers Horse Wisdom Yoga

Tara Lee knows firsthand about the value of working with horses. Such connections keep a person in the present moment, she says, because “a horse does not care about your past or future events.”

Now, the Fenelon Falls-area woman has launched horse wisdom yoga in Kawartha Lakes.

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How Sir John A. Macdonald launched Little Britain’s Corneil Auctions

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As a child, Don Corneil would pretend to auction off fence posts and mailboxes as he walked to school. The bug never really left him, and 12 years into his career at General Motors, he and his wife Sheila decided to play a hunch and enter the auction business for real.

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Pat O’Reilly new deputy mayor as voted by Council

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New Deputy Mayor Pat O'Reilly with outgoing Deputy Mayor Doug Elmslie.

Pat O’Reilly, councillor for Ward 7 was elected as the Deputy Mayor of Kawartha Lakes for the 2020 term, effective January 1. Doug Elmslie ended his one year term as Deputy Mayor and made the nomination for Pat O’Reilly.

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Fenelon Falls’ Santa Day, night parade, a hit for 20 straight years

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Fenelon Falls' Santa Day, night parade, a hit for 20 straight years
Fenelon Falls Live's Mike McConnell and Deputy Mayor Doug Elmslie. Photo: Geoff Coleman.

It has become such an institution that a generation of Fenelon Falls and district residents may not believe it, but there was a time when the Fenelon Falls Santa Claus parade was held in the afternoon. It became a night time affair in 1999 and has never looked back, growing into an all-day event. This year, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the evening parade, events are scheduled on the Friday and Sunday bookending Santa Day, always held on the last Saturday of November.

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Summer outreach lunch program fed 735 lunches to hungry children

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Summer outreach lunch program fed 735 lunches to hungry children
Volunteers with bagged lunches.

If it takes a village to raise a child, a town can also come together to help feed kids through the summer months. This is what is happening in Lindsay since summer 2018, where an innovative Summer Outreach Lunch Program is providing healthy bagged lunches to children.

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Fenelon Falls joins Lindsay in climate strike action

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Fenelon Falls joins Lindsay in climate strike action
Photo: Geoff Coleman.

Thanks to organizing efforts by 17-year old Abby Jardine, Fenelon Falls joined other parts of Canada and much of the world in a climate strike September 27.

Rallying at the old Fenelon Falls Theatre marquee sign, about 50 marchers took to Fenelon Falls’ main street to bring attention to the issue of climate change.

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Seniors test out cutting edge Seniors Play Park in Fenelon Falls

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Seniors test out the cutting edge Seniors Play Park in Fenelon Falls
Penni Holdham, left, Doug Elmslie, top rt, Khosrow Yazdani. Photos: Jamie Morris.

A politician, a physiotherapist, and an artist walk to a barre. That’s not the set-up for a joke. The ballet barre is one of 13 components in the recently-opened Seniors Play Park in Fenelon Falls, one of the first such parks in Canada, and I’ve asked the three — all seniors themselves — to spend some time exploring the very compact apparatus and then to share their thoughts.

The politician is Doug Elmslie, currently Deputy Mayor and for the past 13 years councillor for the ward that includes Fenelon Falls. He’s also Chair of the Board of Management for Victoria Manor, and so knows something of aging seniors’ needs. Doug is mid-70s, rates his fitness level as 5 on a 1 to 10 scale. He’s on the go most days and he golfs, but not as often as he’d like.

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