Union says Ford government needs to do five things to get schools ready to open again

The value of being productive and the stigma of not

The value of being productive and the stigma of not

We are often told that it is important to contribute to society. Yet we do not always get to define what constitutes a meaningful contribution. To a large extent, that has been shaped by a system that values constant economic growth above all else. How we are valued is too often based upon our ability to be productive and to work.

Bigger Together concert from Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kawartha Lakes – Haliburton with RBM Productions is excited to present two memorable concerts this summer, according to a media release.

Local optometrists say province has blinders on when it comes to funding eye care

Local optometrists say province has blinders on when it comes to funding eye care

Dr. Liana Cooper, optometrist at Lindsay’s Russell West Optometry, has been part of a three-decade old battle with the province that will soon see eye exams stop for thousands if the Ministry of Health doesn’t blink first. That’s because optometrists feel they have been underfunded for years – and inflation has only made things worse.

Is Kawartha Lakes becoming Muskokaized?

When Bob and Ann-Marie Carruth bought their Sturgeon Lake building lot in 1997, some friends thought they were insane. Now they see it as the smartest investment move ever. Carruth felt that the Kawartha region was poised to become the next Muskoka, pointing out that while not as scenic to some eyes, “This region was still affordable, there was vacant land available, and it was a lot closer to the Greater Toronto Area,” said Bob.

Discover new places to stretch your legs in these less well-known spots around Kawartha Lakes

It’s been a year of walking — for health, for a change of scenery, for sanity. But eventually those walking routes may have come to feel, shall we say, overly familiar.

Over the past 15 months, many of us have taken time to check out new corners of our Kawartha Lakes backyard — conservation areas, the Victoria County Rail Trail, the Ballyduff Trails and the Trans Canada Trail have all seen a huge increase in users.

Group encourages Lindsay residents to vote ‘no’ to allowing ATVs on town streets

A group of concerned citizens known as Keep Our Roads Safe in Lindsay is encouraging town residents to vote ‘no’ in allowing ATVs on town streets. 

Last month, an ATV (also known as ORV) route through Lindsay was put on hold by council to get more input after criticism that residents were not notified.

Community raises $500,000 so far for new Coboconk Wellness Centre

The fundraising goal of $1 million set for the building of the Coboconk Wellness Centre reached an important milestone, with half the money raised so far. An event at the Coboconk Train Station celebrated the $500,000 milestone, with local dignitaries in attendance.