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OVER THE BACK FENCE First of all, I’d like to thank the many readers and advertisers who have sent me personal messages of condolence on the loss of my husband. I’d also like to thank my Kawartha Promoter family for their love and support through the good days and bad. And, of course, my community, friends and family who are like my posse, keeping me grounded and moving along. Speaking of community, I have been moved by the outpouring of support and love to those affected by the tragic crash in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. It’s tough when our news cycle here at the Kawartha Promoter might make this seem like “old news”, but I would be remiss if I didn’t comment on some level. Hockey is ingrained in every community across this country. Our brothers, sisters, sons and daughters play at some point in their lives. Parents spend time and money to give their children a chance to discover what it means to be part of a team. Arenas around the country become second homes to many children and young adults who play our national game. So at times like this,

when there are families experiencing the loss of a son, brother or father in the hockey community, no matter how removed from us geographically, we come together to share their grief. There have been vigils, fundraisers, prayers, tweets, emails, Facebook posts and other gestures of support for them. NHL players put the names of the 15 Humboldt hockey players who were killed in the crash on their jerseys. Everyone has stood for a moment of silence in remembrance at almost every hockey venue across the country. We can’t imagine what the families are going through, or what the first responders are dealing with in the aftermath. But we do know that no matter where we live, we are standing with them and beside them. #humboldtstrong

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POSITIVE CAREGIVER EXPERIENCE

I really am saddened with the experience that you had with your husband. I am right now going through the same thing. On February 1 of this year my husband was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. I had a totally different experience. My husband was with Kawartha Care and the PSWs and nurses were excellent. He did have to be admitted to Ross Memorial Hospital and the nurses were compassionate and willing to help me and him out at anytime. I did end up taking him home and I was amazed when they A made sure that I had everything I TRUST LOCAL AGENT

need for him. The OT came in the same day he came home to make sure I had everything that was needed. They even changed the mattress on the hospital bed so he was totally comfortable. When you are going through this with your loved one, you don’t want any hassle and they made sure of it.  I did a lot of internet searching to make sure I knew what I had to do but the nurses taught me too and I helped them in the hospital.  It’s important to note that these nurses and PSWs deal with people dying everyday and it must be very upsetting to them. That is a lot to deal with -- I know I couldn’t.  I must say that his care at home and in the hospital was excellent and I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and compassion that we were given at this time. 

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City Hall PLAYGROUND UPGRADING By Pat Warren

At the Council meeting of April 10th, Council voted to consider changing the platforms in their playgrounds under swings, slides, etc. Every year, money is budgeted to upgrade or replace older playgrounds. However, this year when the tender came before Council, Councillor Strangway extracted it to see whether the tender could be changed to include a newer type of platform material. Currently, the City uses a wood composite base in their playgrounds, which meets AODA standards. However, Councillor Strangway wants to use a more durable and accessible product. This rubber compound is a recycled material that allows walkers and wheelchairs more freedom to access playgrounds. He also said that there is federal funding available. Director of Community Services, Craig Shanks suggested a “pilot project” in 2019 since the current tender was ready to go and that a grant possibility had just came to light. Councillor Strangway agreed and made a motion to have a “pilot project” in 2019, saying that “most playgrounds use this rubber composite base. Although they are more expensive, there may be less time needed to maintain the base.” Barb Condie, the Accessibility Manager told Council that a lot of staff time is needed to level the wood surfaces and there is also the possibility of animals burrowing, if the wood chips aren’t levelled. She also said the recycled composite is softer to land on if someone falls. The City will be applying to the Federal Government for an enabling grant to help fund the new park platforms and other accessibility initiatives in 2019.

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Thursday May 3 at 2:30pm Victoria Room, City Hall, 26 Francis Street, Lindsay

Residents are also encouraged to complete our Short Term Rentals Survey available on the City’s website. The deadline to complete the survey is Sunday May 13, 2018. All survey responses will be kept confidential. As per Council direction, the Public Forum and survey will allow staff to gather valuable information which will be used to review how short term rentals operate in our community. The Public Forum will also provide residents an opportunity to have their questions and concerns addressed by representatives of various City departments and other agencies. The responses from the survey will be analyzed and combined with information received at the Public Forum and will be reported to Council along with options for the regulation of short term rentals in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Short term rentals are property rentals of 30 days or less in duration. This would include renting a private room in a home, an entire home, a seasonal property (cottage), or any other space for 30 days or less. Short term rentals do not include established accommodation types such as bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels, trailer parks, or campgrounds. Residents are also welcome to submit their questions and/or concerns to licensing@kawarthalakes.ca

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SWING BRIDGE DELAYS

It’s that time of year when Parks Canada starts their spring maintenance program on swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway. This maintenance includes washing and greasing up the swing bridges and undertaking visual inspections to ensure the safe operations along the system. The Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge and Bolsover Swing Bridge are included in the maintenance that will not result in closures, but there may be short delays of about 10 minutes at a time.

CHORISTERS’ CORNER

By April Scott

Between snowstorms, freezing rain, foggy conditions and unfortunate quarantines at our residence, we have had to cancel or change arrangements for several practices. Thankfully, we were able to use the Sanctuary at Trinity United Church for our practice, showing how very lucky we are in this village to have a selection of venues to choose from. The learning process seems to be paying off and the music is beginning to sound like it should...or rather how Bob would like it to sound. Spring is in the air and days are getting longer so get out and enjoy the songs that the birds are already singing! Pretty soon the Spring peepers will be singing too! We would like to thank Deb Crossen, the Editor of the Promoter, for allowing this group to have a little space in the paper every two weeks. Our condolences go out to her on the loss of her husband recently.

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Fifteen years ago, a Catholic and a Muslim met by chance, and realized they had a common dream of bringing together the ‘children of Abraham’ to get to know one another. They invited a Jewish woman to participate in holding what was to be a one-time gathering. That gathering evolved into the Abraham Festival, now in its 15th year. This year’s festival, “Spiritual Awakenings”, will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 4 to 9pm at the Mount Community Centre in Peterborough. Admission is by donation, with a suggested amount of $10. The Festival starts with an interfaith celebration with music from the three Abrahamic faiths. This will be followed by a vegetarian finger-food potluck, then the evening presentation with a panel of three eminent speakers from the three faiths - Rev. Anne Gowans-Blinn, Dr. Dan Houpt and Shaikh Habeeb Alli - who will be sharing their experiences of spiritual awakenings, or encounters with the Divine. Everyone is invited to attend, even if they do not subscribe to any particular faith. For more information, visit www.abrahamfestival.org or their Facebook page.

ROOTS ‘N’ RAMBLINGS

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It seems that Mother Nature has played an April Fool’s joke…cancelling spring. Regardless, there are useful tasks for the eager gardener. Bring spring into your home by forcing branches of apple blossom, forsythia, pussy willow and other early shrubs. Cut branches on a day above freezing, plunge into warm water and cut another inch off the submerged stems. After a day, change to fresh water and enjoy spring indoors.

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LYNE FROM INSIGHT VACATIONS WILL GIVE A SHORT PRESENTATION TO EXPLAIN THE INSI FERENCE AND WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.

This is the ideal time to indoor-sow some easily grown annuals and vegetables such as zinnias, marigolds, squash, green beans and pumpkins. Use clean containers with drain holes and a light growing medium. Soilless mix is ideal. It’s important to follow the instructions on the package as well. Generally, germination occurs in a moist medium at a slightly warm temperature. Cover with a dome or zip lock bag. After germination, uncover, keep moist and place under lights or in a sunny windowsill to ensurevgood air circulation. Once true leaves have formed (the first ions apply.pair of leaves are “seed leaves”), carefully transplant the fragile plants into cell packs or small individual pots. After all risk of frost has passed, wait for a cloudy day to position plants in their final growing location. Remember those tender bulbs you stored last fall? The dahlias, begonias, cannas and callas await your attention. Remove all soft tissue, divide tubers if desired ensuring that there is an eye or two in each division, and re-pot in good quality potting soil or soilcompost mixture. With adequate light, moisture and possibly a bit of fertilizer, these bulbs and tubers will quickly mature. The topic of this month’s Bobcaygeon Horticultural Society meeting is vegetable gardening. Liz and Nic Case manage to produce abundant vegetables in their far-from-ideal Zone 4 climate and Canadian Shield topography. You will enjoy their wit, enthusiasm and Held atPalace, KnoxGranada Street Church, on Thursday, ng Spainexpertise. & Portugal: Alhambra April 19, the meeting begins at 6:30pm with tea and refreshments followed by the presentation at 7pm. Visitors are always welcome. Finally, mark your calendar for the annual plant sale on Saturday, May 26 at Kawartha Settlers’ Village. The sale opens at 9am and plants literally fly off the wagons. You can find out more at www. bobcaygeonhorticulture.com.

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Horoscopes

April 19 to May 2

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Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Do not think of “resting” as a time of slacking off, being lazy and doing nothing. It is, rather, a time of “repair”, and we all need that, Aquarius. So, know your limits and take the time to mend when you need. Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 20) Sometimes, Pisces, even when we least feel like it, we have to push ourselves, take risks, and plough ahead. It can be painful in the early stages, but it is the only way to achieve that to which we aspire. Aries (March 21 to April 20) There’s an old saying: “The child that is hardest to love is the child that needs love the most.” Couldn’t this be true of anyone? Young, old, cocksure braggart, vulnerable loser – remember, Aries, that no one is immune to needing love. Taurus (April 21 to May 21) The full moon on April 29 during this phase signifies healing and purity in native Turtle Island (American) teachings. It is called the Sucker Moon because it is said the sucker fish enters the Spirit World, learns cleansing methods and then returns to purify and cleanse all water beings. Will you take the time now, Taurus, to learn and then spread your knowledge to be a “healed healer”?

phase. Please remember they are trying to help, and you must act accordingly. Cancer (June 23 to July 23) What’s a secret? Definition: “that which is not known or seen, or not meant to be known or seen by others.” The key words here, Cancer, are “others”. A secret is not meant to be shared. Be aware of any lapse in judgment that might cause you to spill the beans – it can have serious consequences! Leo (July 24 to Aug. 23) The search for and gaining of knowledge is never-ending, Leo. To this end, keep learning new things, in or out of an educational setting – it will increase your awareness, understanding of the world around you and yourself. Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) If you are a parent or caregiver, Virgo, be mindful of those with “good advice”. Only YOU know your child or person you are looking after. Follow your heart. Libra (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) “It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”: Aesop. This week’s horoscope quote is an oldie but goodie, dating back to Aesop, the ancient Greek storyteller, but its message is as important as ever, Libra. Do NOT judge a person by their exterior physical characteristics or wealth. It is who lies beneath that matters.

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Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) The world is a dark and often scary place these days, Scorpio, leaving many of us feeling helpless and hopeless. But even though we cannot change world outcomes, we CAN make a difference in our own backyards. That means doing things like attending a protest, telling someone you love them, or simply waving to a neighbour.

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“I am in awe of the number of vendors and the amount of people that came through the doors.” - Pamela VanMeer, Kawartha 411

Now that winter has finally come to an end, join us for an exciting weekend of community and inspiration It’s the 34th annual Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show, April 27 to 29 at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre. Due to the generosity of sponsors, we are pleased to announce the return of free admission this year. For 2018, Enbridge has become the title sponsor of the event. With Enbridge’s financial support we’re able to offer a bigger, better show than ever. With an exciting variety of vendors both inside and out, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your home, farm and cottage. You’ll find everything from talented artists and handmade products to friendly service providers and a variety of community organizations. Everything you need to add a spark of the Kawartha Lakes charm into your and your family’s lives can be found at the show. This year’s highlights include: • A brand new guided layout so that you don’t miss a single thing • Free pancake breakfast, presented by Enbridge on Saturday from 10am to 2pm • Fresh focus on our local artists, who will be featured in their own “artist studios” • Restaurant serviced by On The Locks • And the return of local favourite — the annual Barn and Bunkie Hello Spring Sale, which brings in a number of local artisans and their creations. In terms of vendors, you can look forward to more than 100 booths and more than 100 vendors, artists and artisans, spread throughout the Show. Whether your focus is on the interior or exterior of your home, farm, or cottage, the vendors will bring your dream and visions to life. There’s a new focus on some of the area’s finest local artists, showcasing in their own “artist studios” — an innovative upgrade to the Community Centre’s

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Politics

By Kirk Winter

Doug Ford at a Month

A very long time ago, at University of Toronto, I had the pleasure of have Paul Fox as one of my politics professors. Paul was the grand old man of the university, and a gifted lecturer. I will always remember his lecture on what a new party leader needs to do coming out of a convention: unify the party by placating the disappointed losers; roll out a platform if an election is in the offing because you have the undivided attention of the media; and never say no to an interview of any kind because they can build your brand, particularly with the casual voter. This was all supposed to happen within 30 days of a convention success. At the time of publication, as new Ontario Conservative leader, Doug Ford’s progress on this list has been spotty at best. Conservative friends of mine have hypothesized that Ford has bound the wounds of the convention by promising Christine Elliott the position of Deputy Premier, Caroline Mulroney a position in the cabinet and Tanya Granic-Allen a guaranteed nomination in a Mississauga area riding. Ford’s platform currently remains a hodge-podge of sound bites, attack lines and criticisms of Kathleen Wynne. When challenged on radio in Ottawa to list

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three things he would change about the apparently reviled sex education curriculum, Ford had no answer. When the list was reduced to one thing he might change about the curriculum, he still had no answer. Ford appears to be curiously indifferent to both the education and health care portfolios he may be assuming in June if elected Premier. That is beyond concerning. Ford has also apparently rejected the label of being a social conservative, despite wearing that affiliation proudly during the leadership campaign. Anti-abortion activists take heed; you may have been duped again. For 10 days after the convention Ford followed Professor Fox’s advice and gave interview after interview, until some of the issues discussed above began to prove embarrassing. Ford has now said there will be no press bus covering his campaign directly; rather the press will have to be happy with the campaign’s canned daily press releases. Ford has thrown down a gauntlet that the press will joyfully take up. Never dare the free press to cover you. It can end very poorly. It will be difficult for Ford to duck the media for the next 10 weeks, but he is going to try. Many Ontarians await with bated breath Ford’s specific and costed solutions to our current malaise. I look forward to them also.

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The Trent Lakes Public Library is presenting “An Evening with Lawrence Hill” on Tuesday, July 17. Mr. Hill is a Canadian author of several books including the highly acclaimed “The Book of Negros” and “The Illegal.” There is a limit of 200 tickets being sold and for only $20 you’ll see the presentation by the author and enjoy a delicious dinner. Social hour starts at 5pm. The event takes place at the Buckhorn Community Centre, 1782 Lakehurst Road. All monies raised will go directly to help the library. For more information, please call 705-657-3695.

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March 20 to May 5, 2018 An exhibit featuring photography pieces from a series that invites the viewer to complete the story, provoking different feelings Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, April 12 from 7 – 9pm - Kawartha Art Gallery

Canvas Confidential 2018

Your opportunity to chose a piece of art work created by local talented artists. Contact the Gallery for tickets. Friday, May 25, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm Lindsay Golf & Country Club

K.L.Y.F. – Kawartha Lakes Youth Film

A free workshop at Kawartha Art Gallery for youth ages 12 to 17 to learn how to plan and produce a film inspired by stories found in Kawartha Lakes Every other Wednesday beginning April 18, 2018 from 4 – 6 pm

Manga Mondays

Monday nights until the end of June, 2018 Free workshop for youth ages 12 to 18 years old Come and learn how to create Manga

Artists Network

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 26, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm A get together at Kawartha Art Gallery for artists to meet, network and share Admission is by donation. Refreshments provided Please contact the Gallery at 705-324-1780 or art@kawarthagallery.com for information. Kawartha Art Gallery, second floor of The Lindsay Public Library, 190 Kent Street West, Lindsay. www.kawarthagallery.com

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HOSPITALITY Three Islands Motel Pigeon Lake Resort Happy Days Houseboats NOT FOR PROFIT Bobcaygeon Helps Food Bank Canada Day Committee Impact 32 Bobcaygeon Agricultural Society Bobcaygeon Curling Club Kawartha Settlers Village Canada /US Walleye Tournament Environmental Action Bobcaygeon EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR Andy Lummiss Jessica O’Neill Drew Gauthier Logan Young NEW BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT Hot Italian Table Kicking Cowgirls Zen Den Full Cup Café Granny Bird’s Wool Shoppe Bobcaygeon Bakery

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Join us for Kawartha Region Arts & Hertiage Society’s Annual General Meeting. Sunday, May 6th at 2pm in the Henderson House at Kawartha Settlers’ Village. Members are encouraged to attend.

THANK YOU

To my neighbours, friends & family. For the many acts of kindness, phone calls, gifts and care shown to me during my recent “Incident”. Heart-felt thanks to you all Merrill Lanktree

EVENT

friends of marjorie brown Are invited to her 80th birthday party at Knox Presbyterian Church on Sat. April 21 at 1pm.

Local Events This section is only for Local Charitable Events. We do provide Not-for-profit rates for more in-depth advertising APR 19, 23 & 26 - Sexual Health Clinic, Confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing & sexual health teaching, testing &treatment of STIs. Info or appointment:1-866-888-4577 ext. 2205. APR 20, 23 & 27 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs, 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Pre-booked appointments: 705-879-4100. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. APR 20 & 27 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Bobcaygeon Senior Citizens Centre Pre-booked appointments: 705879-4100. APR 21 - Friends of the Lindsay Library book sale. APR 22 - Johnny Cash tribute concerts, 7p.m. Kirkfield Historical Museum. By donation. 705-438-5454 APR 23 - Living with Illness Support Group, at Hospice Services,2 Kent St. W., Lindsay. 2p.m. For cancer survivors and those living with cancer. 705-879-4123. APR 23 - Big Bucks Bridge, noon. $10 (Lunch Included) Info: 705-793-1096

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Legion News “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” For hall rentals or more information about ongoing activities, please call the individual Legion Branch. We welcome submissions to editor@thepromoter.ca. Next deadline: Wednesday, April 25.

Branch 67 Lindsay (705) 324-2613 • Pub Fare Lunch – Tuesdays, Thursdays, noon to 2 pm • Full Dinners – Fridays, 11:30am to 1:30pm • Meat Roll – Saturdays, 2 pm • Live Entertainment – Saturdays, 7:30 to 11:30 pm, free • Sir Sam Seniors progressive euchre every Tuesday - 1pm • Big Buck Bid euchre 4th Wednesday of every month -11am

Branch 184 Woodville & District (705) 439-2397 • The Country Music Jam is back the third Sunday of each month from 1-4 pm. • Dances the last Saturday of each month - 8pm to 11pm featuring The Gary Peters Band. $10 per person – light lunch at 11pm.

Branch 238 Fenelon Falls (705) 887-3041 • Dart League - Tuesdays, 7:30 pm • Men’s Snooker League Wednesdays, 7 pm • Tai Chi - Thursdays, 10 am • English Pub Night* - first Friday each month, 5-7 pm • Meat Roll* - third Saturday each month, 2:30 pm,

• Drop-in Shuffleboard - Sundays, 1:30pm • Turkey Dinner- Last Thursday of each month. • Drop-In Euchre Sundays at 1pm.

Branch 239 Bobcaygeon (705) 738-2710 • June 3 – 11am to 2pm – Veteran Appreciation Brunch – For all Bobcaygeon veterans. Please call 705-738-2710 or 705-738-2542 to register. Spouses welcome. • Monday & Wednesday – Darts at 7pm • Monday – Pasta – 5 to 7pm

• Wednesday – Live Music from 2 to 5pm in the Club Room • Thursday – Hamburger – 4 to 7pm • Friday – Karaoke – 8pm • Saturdays – Meat Roll at 2pm and Trivia at 7pm • Sunday – Shuffleboard – 2pm • Ladies Auxillary does catering – call Anna 705-731-2244

Branch 441 Kinmount (705) 488-3462 • Bingo – Fridays, 6:45 pm • Meat Draw – Saturdays, 5 pm • Seniors Cards – Mondays, 1 pm

• Mixed darts – Wednesday, 7:30 pm • Big Buck Bid Euchre - Third Wednesday of month, 11 am

Branch 497 Omemee (705) 799-5095 • April 21 – Comedy Night – Doors open at 6:30pm • April 28 – Open House Country Jam • May 12 – Country Jam and Wing Event – 12pm to 7pm • For Hall rentals call 705-934-5095

Branch 519 Coboconk (705) 454-8127 • April 27 – Lunch – 11:30am to 1pm – Ham or Liver & Onions - $9 – Followed by Country Music Jam 1 to 4pm – Open Mic & Local Talent. Food Bank donations would be appreciated. • April 27 – Euchre – 7:15pm - $5 to play and pot luck •April 28 – Wiener Roast and Karaoke with John and Gail – 5pm • April 29 – Fun Games Day – Registration at 10am – Start at 10:30am - $5 plus pot luck

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BAD NEWS/GOOD NEWS Young people are changing the world

By Pamela VanMeer, Kawartha411

According to the World Health Organization nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. There were roughly 212 million malaria cases worldwide that claimed 429,000 lives in 2015. Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that infects a certain type of mosquito. The mosquitos then feast on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. It’s most prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa which is home to 90 percent of the cases. Children under 5 are more susceptible to malaria and more than two thirds of all malaria deaths occur in this age group. In 2015, 303,000 African children died before their fifth birthday. The good news is that since 2010 mortality rates have dropped 29 percent globally among all age groups and 35 percent among kids under 5. This is due in part to the efforts of young people. Students at the former Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School raised more than $52,600 to purchase malaria nets in 2012. They took part in the “Spread the Net” student challenge by Canadian TV host Rick Mercer. One young girl in Peterborough donated her pay from Red Lobster to the cause. Students in Fort McMurray raised more than $10,000 for the cause in 2017, less than one year after wildfires forced many of them from their homes. Sleeping under mosquito nets protects against malaria. Long-lasting insecticidal nets are effective for two to three years. Between 2010 and 2015 there was an 80 percent increase in the use of the nets in Africa. Every day, 46 children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides, suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention in the United States, according to the Brady Campaign. Seven children and teens die from gun violence daily, four are murdered and three die from suicide. ​There

were 372 mass ​shootings​in the ​US​in 2015, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870, according to the Mass S​ hooting​Tracker, which gathers information about these incidents. A mass s​hooting​is defined as a single s​hooting​ incident which kills or injures four or more people, including the assailant. On February 14, 17 people were killed and 17 injured in what’s being called one of the world’s deadliest school massacres. A 19 year old, using an assault rifle, was charged with the murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland Florida. The good news is that after the shooting some of the students decided they had had enough and embarked on a campaign for better gun control in the US. They’ve started a grassroots movement called #neveragain and it’s gaining traction. They have organized marches and sit-ins and then set their sights on the National Rifle Association. The NRA is a powerful gun rights lobbying organization in the US that seemed untouchable until these students took aim at them. They began pressuring companies to cut ties with the NRA and major retailers like Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and L.L. Bean took notice. ​Dick’s and Walmart said they would not sell weapons to anyone younger than 21, as well. Walmart also said it would remove items from its website that look like assault weapons, including pellet guns and toys. Many others have tried before to change American gun laws without success. These students have done what many before them couldn’t do. Some people wrote off this generation saying they are too “entitled”. As Rick Mercer said, “They are entitled to a better county and a better world. And from what I’ve seen, this generation, they are going to make that happen.” And I agree. You can find more local news and reports on www.kawartha411.ca.

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Health & Wellness BEWARE OF DOCTOR GOOGLE

By Deb Crossen

The internet can be a lovely place … or it can create havoc for the medical community! Researchers at the University of Waterloo recently conducted a study about those of us (yes, I’m guilty) who use web search engines to investigate our medical ailments or the efficacy of medical treatments. Their research shows that search engine results can significantly influence people, both in the positive and negative. Furthermore, those who participated in this particular study made more incorrect decisions when they interacted with search results biased towards incorrect information than when they had no interaction with search results at all. There’s a term now (of course there is) for a person

who compulsively searches the internet for information about particular real or imagined symptoms of illness – a Cyberchondriac. The study has concluded that search domains often present information that contradicts established medical understanding about treatment or health issues. According to the Institute of Translational Health Science in the U.S. who have also done research into this, people can be influenced by the frequency and placement of mentions of the search terms. They found that this can lead to higher levels of stress for the person doing the search, leaving them feeling overwhelmed and frightened. I must say, though, that I found the internet very useful when John was ill – not necessarily for treatments as much as symptoms. But it’s important to take any of this information with a grain of salt and talk to a medical professional.

CONNECTING TO NATURE

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Eric Clapton recently expressed concerns that he had tinnitus and was “going deaf.” No less a musical talent than Ludwig van Beethoven shared these same concerns as he progressed from hearing buzzing in his ears (tinnitus) at age 26 to progressive hearing loss and total deafness by the age of 44. Yet, he still continued to compose music. He was able to do so by holding a pencil in his mouth and touching the other end to the soundboard of the piano as he played. Using the same principle that makes a boneconduction hearing instrument work, Beethoven was able to conduct sound vibrations through the pencil to his teeth to his skull bones and into his inner ear. The human ear is an amazing instrument. When its parts break down or fail to function properly, however, today’s remarkable technology is doing its best to keep pace to help the hearing impaired once again enjoy the sounds of the world around them. If you have concerns about your hearing, or a parent or other family member’s hearing abilities, we hope you’ll feel comfortable discussing today’s options for better hearing with a Doctor of Audiology at LINDSAY EAR CLINIC. P.S. By placing a vibrating tuning fork between their back teeth, musicians are able to hear a note via bone conduction, leaving both hands free to tune.

Kawartha Conservation is launching a new Forest Bathing program this spring to help people across the watershed connect to nature and improve their physical and mental health. Beginning April 28, Kristie Virgoe, Director of Stewardship and Conservation Lands, and a certified forest therapy guide, will be leading a new Forest Bathing program at four local conservation areas. Forest Bathing is a practice based on mindfully connecting to the natural world. It is based on the Japanese practice of “shinrin-Yoku”.  “Forest Bathing can help with physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing,” said Ms. Virgoe. “The many benefits of spending time in nature include reduced stress, improved immune system functioning, and improved mood. “Deepening our relationship with nature has other benefits as well,” she added. “It helps us to feel more content, to be more creative in how we approach challenges, and to feel more at ease.”

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As more and more people are looking to connect to nature to experience the health benefits, interest in Forest Bathing has grown locally. There will be seven Forest Bathing sessions running from April 28 at Durham East Cross Forest (Devitts Road entrance), and concluding on Saturday, October 20, also at Durham East Cross Forest (Boundary Road entrance). Other sessions will be held at Ken Reid Conservation Area, May 26, July 31 and September 8, Windy Ridge Conservation Area on June 23 and Pigeon River Conservation Area on August 18. The cost is only $20 per person. For more information or to register, contact Kristie at 705-3282271 Extension 214 or visit www.kawarthaconservation. com/conservation-areas.

RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN

The TLDSB District School Council - Parent Involvement Committee is pleased to offer a free evening with Dr. Alex Russell, a clinical psychologist who will speak about the importance of raising resilient children. Learn strategies to ensure your children are emotionally prepared to cope with life’s challenges. Dr. Alex Russell is a clinical psychologist who lives and works in Toronto. He provides assessments and psychotherapy to children and adults, in addition to consulting with schools, teachers, and psychologists. He is intimately familiar with the culture of the school system, and the relationship that parents,

teachers, and counsellors share with regard to the children we are raising. The heart of his message is that children learn through the experience of non-catastrophic, painful failure, and it is through the process of these failures that they mature into resilient, resourceful, and emotionally balanced individuals. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 23 at IE Weldon Secondary School in Lindsay from 7pm to 8:30pm. To register, visit http://bit.ly/tldsbevent.

CHECK YOUR RECORDS

School suspension orders are being issued to hundreds of local students, although it’s hoped none will miss a day of school if they can update their vaccination records in time. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has sent school suspension orders to approximately 600 students in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. Students and their families who receive these orders are encouraged to immediately contact the Health Unit to update their vaccination records. They can do so by calling the Health Unit at 1-866-8884577, ext. 1507, or visiting www.hkpr.on.ca. The new Immunization Connection Ontario (ICON) site (http:// hkpr.icon.ehealthontario.ca) also lets families track, manage, and – most importantly – update records online. “School suspension orders are a last resort and

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WALKING IN NATURE

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Nature is a wonderful place to recharge and the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of spending time in nature are vast, including reduced stress, improved immune system functioning, and improved mood. Beginning this spring, Kawartha Conservation is launching a 12-week program for seniors looking to connect with nature. The Senior’s Walking in Nature (WIN) program will run Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30am beginning May 16. Walks will be held at Ken Reid Conservation Area and Durham East Cross Forest. “This is a wonderful opportunity for seniors of all skills and abilities to enjoy some time in nature at our Conservation Areas,” explained Kristie Virgoe, Director of Stewardship and Conservation Lands. “Participants will be guided for a 1.5 hour hike by our staff and learn about the properties and the plants, animals and habitats that are here. A University of Minnesota study noted that in addition to helping to add some freshness to everyday life, getting outdoors also encourages seniors to increase their physical and mental activity levels, which, in turn, can contribute to warding off things like dementia, cognitive decline, immobility, and disease. Guided educational walks are $10 per person. For more information or to register, contact Kristie Virgoe by phone at 705-328-2271 Ext 214 or visit www.kawarthaconservation.com/conservation-areas.

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Time’s running out to get your 2017 Income Tax returns done and in to the government. At midnight on Monday, April 30 the clock will start running on penalties that you might incur if you owe taxes and haven’t filed. Self-employed individuals and their spouses or common-law partners have until June 15, 2018, to file their income tax and benefit returns, but any balance owing is still due on or before April 30, 2018.            The most convenient way to file is electronically. Last year, 91% of Canadians filed their return this way. Almost $10 billion was refunded by the government, with the average amount per return of $1,620. For daredevils, there’s a new MyCRA app for individuals that lets you securely access and view key portions of your tax information such as your notice of assessment, tax return status, and RRSP and TFSA contribution room. As well, the CRA BizApp is a mobile web application for small business owners and sole proprietors. The application offers secure access to view accounting transactions, pay outstanding balances, and more. It’s also time to beware, says the CRA. Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the CRA requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number.

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These scams may insist that this personal information is needed so that the taxpayer can receive a refund or a benefit payment. Cases of fraudulent communication could also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Other communications urge taxpayers to visit a fake CRA website where the taxpayer is then asked to verify their identity by entering personal information. The CRA does not send emails with a link asking you to divulge personal or financial information. If you receive a phone call saying you owe money to the CRA, before you agree to anything or give the caller any information, contact the CRA yourself. Be sure not to use a phone number given to you by the caller or emailer, or a link in an email. That will more than likely lead you right back to the scammer. You should report deceptive telemarketing to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online or by calling 1-888495-8501. If you suspect you may be the victim of fraud or have been tricked into giving personal or financial information, contact your local police service.

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Celebrate Earth Week

The City of Kawartha Lakes is proud to sponsor 20-Minute Community Clean Ups during Earth Week, April 16 to 22 by providing clear garbage bags and gloves to participants. Groups or individuals planning a 20-Minute Community Clean Up can register online at www. kawarthalakes.ca/EarthWeek or in person at any Municipal Service Centre. The City will consult with each participating group to determine the best method of garbage disposal. There are other ways to get involved during Earth Week in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Plan a pollinator friendly spring garden Kawartha Lakes is proud to be designated as an official Bee City. You can take part by planning a pollinator friendly garden, or by adding pollinator friendly plants to your existing garden. Visit www. kawarthalakes.ca/beecity for more information. Prepare for Environment Round Up Days Collect unwanted recyclable materials around the house so you can take them to one of the upcoming Environment Round-Up Days. All events are free of charge and will take place between 8am and 12pm. Environment Round-Up Days are schedule for: May 26 – Manvers Public School June 9 – Coboconk Public Works Yard, June 23 – Fenelon Falls Community Centre, July 7 – Bobcaygeon Public School, Please note that residential recycling, household hazardous waste, electronics, tires, scrap metal and

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batteries can always be recycled for free at any City landfill site. Please call 705-324-9411, e-mail recycle@ kawarthalakes.ca or visit www.kawarthalakes.ca/ recycle for full details. Come out to Gamiing Members of the Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee will be at Gamiing Nature Centre on Saturday, April 21 at 2pm to provide information about the Kawartha Lakes Healthy Environment Plan. As well, there will be other activities for the kids, including the Little Country Critters Petting Zoo at 2pm and a workshop on how to make a Native Walking Stick. For more information about Earth Week activities at Gamiing Nature Centre please call 705-928-0263.

SPRING OPEN STUDIO

Submitted by Karen Richardson

When professional artist Karen Richardson relocated to Lindsay from Port Perry four years ago, she came with a 15-year tradition of opening her studio to the public every spring, as part of the renowned Lake Scugog Studio Tour. She has been a professional painter for 31 years and is a popular painting instructor and author of Watercolour Toolbox, an award-winning painting instruction book. At her studio/gallery, visitors will be inspired by a collection of 40 watercolour landscapes and nature studies, created in a realistic style that makes the subjects seem to come alive. Karen mounts and frames her watercolours without the use of glass, providing an unimpeded view of her artwork from any angle. With original paintings ranging in value from $200 to $2000, in addition to art cards and reproductions, Karen is certain that many guests will find perfect pieces for their own collections. Everyone attending is eligible to enter a free draw to win one of Karen’s original paintings. Karen Richardson Studio is located at 271 Angeline Street South in Lindsay (across from St. Thomas Aquinas school) and will be open to the public on the weekend of April 28 and 29, 2018, from 1pm to 5pm both days. For more information, visit www.karenrichardson.ca or phone 705-324-4881.

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