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Lindsay to Fenelon Falls on an electric bike: Here’s what it’s like

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Lindsay to Fenelon Falls: Here’s what it’s like on an electric bike                                
The Advocate's Jamie Morris on a Pedego electric bike. Photo: Sienna Frost.

It’s the first “heat event” of the season and temperatures are forecast to reach 35 degrees with the humidity. This — of all days — is the day I’ve arranged to borrow an electric bike and ride the Victoria Rail Trail from Lindsay to Fenelon Falls and back.

Maybe not what the doctor ordered for a 68-year-old who’s barely broken a sweat since early March, when the pandemic confined many of us to long stretches at home with brief, anxious expeditions to pick up groceries.

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Trevor’s Take: The two solitudes

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I was probably 13 when I realized how tourists affected my personal economy.

All these years later I can still remember the time. I was on the cliff in Fenelon Falls, steeling my nerve as I stared down the 20 feet that felt like 60. Keep Reading

Discussions about future of local policing have begun

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In a far-reaching press scrum, Mayor Andy Letham and CAO Ron Taylor discussed policing in Kawartha Lakes, their hopes concerning the city deficit, information about aquatic programs and their initial impressions of a return to patio season across the city.

In an exchange with reporters, Letham responded to a question about how the George Floyd incident in the U.S. might impact policing locally.

Letham said that the police budget is approved by the Police Services Board, of which he is a member. Meetings have already begun, “and everyone is being open- minded about the future.”

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The rise and fall of bakeries and home baking in Kawartha Lakes

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Bill Gill, whose father Herb ran a bakery in Bobcaygeon.

The wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread wafts from the inner sanctum of A.B. Terry’s bakery, confectionery, and restaurant at 117 Kent Street in downtown Lindsay.

The loaves emerging from Terry’s state-of-the art ovens represent only one of the many offerings found in this hunger-inducing establishment — it’s the middle of June, after all, and the wedding season is fast approaching. Anyone getting married in this year of 1901 will want to select one of the stylish wedding cakes which have made Terry famous far and wide across Victoria County.

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Mayor encouraged by stage two reopening so far

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Today Mayor Andy Letham commented favourably on the public’s cooperation in following health and business protocols for the stage two reopening as set by the province.

“Over the weekend, our police and municipal law enforcement services reported no major issues related to COVID-19,” says the mayor.

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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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