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Those of you who read this column, know me personally, or follow me on Facebook, are aware that over the past few months I have assumed a major role as caregiver for my husband. I have received kind emails from others in similar situations, who feel less alone in their own new world of responsibility. The Promoter is a local, independently owned and operated On Oct. 11, we rushed John (my newspaper. The opinions and views expressed are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of husband) to hospital with what turned The Promoter. Liability for incorrectly displayed or placed advertisements is limited to publishing corrections or providing out to be acute angina and a GI bleed. advertising credit to be applied on subsequent advertisements His hemoglobin levels had dropped at the advertiser’s discretion. significantly to the point where he All text, photos, graphics, artwork and other material published in The Kawartha Promoter or on its website are copyrighted needed blood transfusions. and may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed editor@thepromoter.ca Over five weeks, he lost most without permission. Publisher reserves the right to reject, revise, cancel, omit, of the strength in his legs, due to a discontinue, decline to publish or suspend any advertisement for any reason in its sole discretion, without liability or penalty combination of factors. His doctor told to Publisher, and without notice to the Advertiser. The Kawartha us it will be a while before he’s well What’s In Our The Publisher of The Kawartha Promoter has made every effort to ensure that the information in this publication was correct at Why place the comfort of your home and family in Locally Owned and Operated enough to walk around like he did Next Issue press time. The Publisher does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption before. On Nov. 16, he came home. our know that building your trust doesn’t caused byhands? errors or omissions, whether We such errors or omissions I have nothing but positive things result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. come from offering bargain prices, to say aboutbasement the care he received and flashy the nurses, doctors, physiotherapists promotions, or otherand funother and games. It comes from staff at Peterborough Call Laura at 705-738-6188 to book Regionaland Health Centre. They were being there for you, friendly professional, every day. your ad space today. compassionate, helpful, understanding Deadline is Wednesday, Nov 22

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To ski, or not to ski?

It is with great sadness that I report that after 11 years, the Bobcaygeon Sunday Ski Club is no longer—UNLESS SOMEONE TAKES IT OVER. The club has a great history of being at the public school for many years, where staff would take children and families by bus to Sir Sam’s Ski Hill every week during ski season. With the changing times, liability issues, busing issues, staffing issues, the school could not run a weekly club. A letter in The Promoter in 2006 asked people from the community to meet at the Lions Club hall to discuss going outside the school—and whether we could fulfill Sir Sam’s criteria of providing 20 skiers per week for six weeks. We decided to give it a go and it was a great success for the next 11 years. We were able to provide discounted lift tickets, rentals and lessons to many. And great family times were had by many. For various reasons, I am no longer able to continue but would happily help anyone take it over. There are a few clubs in the area but no Sunday clubs. If interested, please contact me (pilcan@nexicom. net; 705-738-6954). Ruth Pillsworth Bobcaygeon

Going orange to end violence against women

I live in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Fenelon Falls and I am very proud to say that our City Hall will be lit up ORANGE from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10. That may seem strange. Is it for a belated Hallowe’en?

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No, it’s part of a world-wide campaign, the United Nations UNiTE campaign that will see the CN tower, Nathan Phillips Square, the city hall in Peterborough, Kuala Lumpur in South East Asia, the Hague in Belgium, the British Columbia Legislature, and the Parliament buildings in Ottawa all lit in ORANGE. Why? The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign has invited governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations and individuals to keep the world ORANGE for 16 days to accompany calls for action to prevent and end violence against women and girls. ORANGE shines a spotlight on that violence and points to a brighter future. We have all been following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. We are all aware of the issue of the murdered and missing aboriginal women and very close to home we are proud of our local MPP Laurie Scott who has a bill in the provincial legislature called “The Girl Next Door,” which deals with human trafficking. I am writing for two reasons. Firstly, I challenge Mayor Matthews and the Municiality of Trent Lakes to inform themselves of this campaign and follow the example of Peterborough and CKL in support of this campaign (editor’s note, see related article in City Hall).  Secondly, as individuals. If any of your readers are interested we invite them to join us for a Candlelight vigil on the steps of City Hall, 26 Francis St., Lindsay (beside the Olde Gaol Museum) on Friday Dec. 8, from 6-7 pm.  Both our MP and MPP will be attending this vigil. Dana Bachman Fenelon Falls

Happy skating

In 2008, a group of people from the community had a wonderful vision for an outdoor ice rink at Bobcaygeon’s Tommy Anderson Park. In the nine years since then, we have received donations of electrical, plumbing and plowing services, shovels, hoses, and last but not least, many hours of labour to flood and shovel the rink. It has been a great community effort and our most heartfelt thanks go out to all those who have contributed over the years. This year we have been given the go ahead from CKL Parks and Rec to be able to prepare the rink surface in a better way so that during those January thaw days, our ice/water doesn’t disappear. This costs money, so we are appealing to the community to once again pitch in and help out. At this time we need $300 and ask that you drop off your donations at The Promoter. Going forward we are looking at putting up full boards, which we believe would cost approximately $5,000. We hope to sell individual boards with donors names on them—but that’s for next year. In the meantime we thank you in advance for your support. Ruth Pillsworth and Steve Blodgett Bobcaygeon


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Candlelight Service of Remembrance Holidays are often difficult for those who have experienced the death of someone loved. Christmas may be a season of sadness rather than joy. No simple guideline exists to take away the hurt you may be feeling. The Hendren Funeral Home and local Clergy invite you and your family to our annual special multi-denominational Candlelight Service of Remembrance

Friday December 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM Hendren Funeral Homes - Monk Chapel, 6 Helen St., Bobcaygeon, ON Remembering is part of the healing. Each holiday is a reminder of all the things you shared with the person you loved who has died. Please join us this evening for support, comfort, fellowship and refreshments.

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City Hall CKL briefs

• Kawartha Lakes Public Library board has appointed Jamie Anderson as its new CEO/Library Director. Anderson was Director of Library Services at the Vancouver Island Regional Library, which serves a diverse rural population stretching 1,500 km and with 39 branches, many accessible only by plane or ferry. His education includes a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of British Columbia. Anderson says he is passionate about creating facilities that are warm and welcoming and looks forward to developing CKL branches into community hubs.

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• The public should stay away from sand and salt storage buildings in Public Works Depots across the municipality. The city says access is prohibited due to safety concerns. The current facilities are not designed for resident access. Residents are asked to patronize to their local hardware store to buy sand or salt. • Mason Homes has sold its lands at Highway 35 and Colborne Street to the Craft Group of Companies and the Kingsmen Group Inc., says CKL Mayor Andy Letham. The Craft Group will develop the commercial portion of the property, while Kingsmen Group Inc., from Toronto, will develop the residential portion. Plans are moving ahead quickly to fill, prepare and service the land as required in order to facilitate construction, Letham says. Commercial occupancy is targeted for early 2019. • Lindsay Transit is offering free rides for the holidays, from Monday, Dec. 11, to Saturday, Dec. 23. “We are pleased to be able to offer free transit while people are doing their holiday shopping, visiting friends and relatives and attending appointments,” says Transit Supervisor Enzo Ingribelli. “This is a great way to say thank you to our transit users and to encourage residents to begin using the transit service.” During the free two-week period, Lindsay Transit will also gather information about ridership numbers, times of use and high volume routes and stops—to help staff improve service. For transit info visit kawarthalakes.ca/ lindsaytransit, or call 705-324-9411. • A CKL resident told local Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers they had lost over $9,000 in a banking scam. The resident had answered a telephone call

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from a person who identified himself as “Alex Gills”, a security specialist from a large Canadian bank, investigating a possible fraudulent transaction that had gone through the resident’s account. The caller, who knew the victim’s bank and the last four digits of the credit card number, asked the resident to log into their bank account and to provide the security number from the back of their credit card. A series of transfers was completed leaving the resident out over $9,000. Do not provide any personal information to these callers including your account or card numbers. The OPP is asking residents to hang up on these “very convincing” callers. Do not let them talk to you, and don’t provide any personal information—including your account or card numbers.

Protecting the land we love By Glenna Burns

A scientific study done by Kawartha Naturally Connected, suggests that 29 percent of the landscape in the Kawarthas needs protection in order to maintain a healthy ecosystem. So far only 13 percent is protected. Government action is needed at all levels, but there’s another option too. “Protecting the land you love” is the mission of Kawartha Land Trust (KLT). The non-profit organization’s vision has been to preserve natural spaces and natural connections that support healthy ecosystems and landscapes by working with a mixture of privately and publicly protected land. KLT’s largest land protection project so far has been Big (Chiminis, Boyd) Island in Pigeon Lake. Through the efforts of KLT staff and volunteers—and the generosity of local individuals, organizations, municipalities, First Nations and businesses—$1 million was raised to help finance the preservation of the uninhabited island. Since the success of that campaign in 2016, the island has undergone extensive clean-up, trail construction and species identification—all largely carried out by over 100 dedicated volunteers. KLT now controls $6.6 million worth of donated land value. The agency protects over 3,040 acres in the Kawartha region on a total of 11 properties, 27 kilometres of shoreline and at least 28 species at risk. In 2017 volunteers planted 15,000 trees and maintained 28 kilometres of recreational trails. But is this enough protection for the landscape? More information on KLT and how you can become involved can be found on the organization’s website: kawarthalandtrust.org.

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Branch 184 Woodville & District (705) 439-2397 • The Country Music Jam is cancelled for December. We will be back the third Sunday of each month beginning Jan. 21, from 1-4 pm. • Dances the last Saturday of each month beginning September 30. 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 • December 31 – New Year’s Eve Gala with the L’il Big Band - $30 per person or $55 per couple – Buffet included - Tickets at the bar • Darts Monday & Wednesday – 7pm • Pasta Monday – 5 to 7pm

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Two sides of Laurie Scott

While local MPP Laurie Scott’s Private Member’s Bill 120, Mandatory Sexual Assault Law Training for Judicial Officers, recently passed second reading in the Legislature, she was also voting against legislation to increase the province’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Bill 120, which calls in particular for mandatory sexual assault training for currently sitting judges and justices of the peace, received the support of all parties. “I am happy that despite their long-standing opposition, the Liberal government finally decided to vote in support of mandatory training for our judicial officers,” said Scott. “With so many recent stories of judges making insensitive comments while presiding over sexual assault cases, there is a clear and urgent need for this training for sitting judges.” At the same time Scott apparently was unable to see an equally urgent need to join ranks across party lines to support a $15 minimum wage. Although some Ontarians in the Kawarthas have to struggle to pay rent, put food on the table or care for their families, even though they are working full-time, Scott joined her Conservative caucus to vote against the Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act, which would provide for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, support equal pay for part-time and full-time workers, expand personal emergency leave, and guarantee at least three weeks of annual vacation after five years of service. Not so much to ask for, yet Conservatives have promised to roll back the increase if they gain power— and to delay the full increase by another four years. “Public health research shows very clearly that raising income is the best way to improve people’s health,” Peterborough’s Medical Officer of Health

Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, has told the Legislature. “We anticipate a positive impact on both physical and mental health as a result of the increase to minimum wage and a particularly large impact on improving outcomes for children.”

Go ‘Orange’ to end violence against women and girls

By Pat Warren The Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) of Brock-Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes attended the Nov. 21 CKL Council meeting to highlight the Orange Campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. “We are all aware of the recent violence stories in the news including the murdered and missing Aboriginal women, and human trafficking issues,” Dana Bachman of GRAN told council members. She also said GRAN is adding its support to the United Nations Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign which has invited governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations and individuals to keep the world orange for 16 days— hence the Orange Campaign. The Orange Campaign casts a spotlight on abuse but also lights up hope for a brighter future, and calls for action to prevent and end violence against women and girls. City Hall will be lit up in orange during the awareness campaign and GRAN is asking everyone to join them at the steps of City Hall (26 Francis St., Lindsay) for a candlelight vigil on Friday Dec. 8, from 6-7 pm. MP Jamie Schmale and MPP Laurie Scott will attend.

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Horoscopes

December 1 to 14 Melodie McCullough

Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention”—Oscar Wilde. So true, Aquarius. Many times it is the little things in life that have the biggest impact. Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 20) Never underestimate the power of music. The Taliban in Afghanistan knew its power and banned it in all its forms. A mother couldn’t hum to her baby, and musical instruments were publicly burned. So search out the magic of music when you need an uplifting moment or just a break from the worries of the world. It will do your heart good. Aries (March 21 to April 20) As the days grow shorter, remember to take good care of yourself, Aries. Don’t let the darkness get a grip on you. Stay warm and spend time with cheery people. Taurus (April 21 to May 21) Responsibilities at work may be all-consuming during this time period, Taurus. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but don’t let it get out of hand. Do what you must, and then back off. Gemini (May 22 to June 22) Take any medical issues seriously right now, Gemini. Do not put off attending to any annoying symptoms, or even some little ones. Cancer (June 23 to July 23) Cancer, a winter love brings a warmth all its own—so don’t be left out in the cold. Find that special someone today and don’t let go.

Leo (July 24 to Aug. 23) Everything is looking pretty rosy for all you Leos out there. We realize there are many things in your life that could stand some improvements, but over-all you’re in a good place right now. Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) Virgo, do you find yourself consumed by consumerism? Must you buy and then buy some more to feel good and impress others? Maybe it’s time to try out minimalism. After all, who needs a house full of stuff? Libra (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) Are you searching for answers to some significant questions about your future, Libra? Take note of small things and tiny signs that may at first appear inconsequential. They could lead you in the right direction. Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) Travel plans? Excellent idea, Scorpio. Make it a great holiday and then return full of vigor and vim for the winter chores that lie ahead. Sagittarius (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) There are many bumps along the road, dear Sag, but the journey you are travelling is one you will remember the rest of your life—and value for what it has taught you. Stay strong. Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan 20) Disappointments are a part of life, as you well know. There may be one or two in the days ahead, dear Capricorn. Don’t let them bring you down. You are strong and resilient and know where you are heading.

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Making​ enough​ to​ make​ ends​ meet

By Pamela VanMeer

On​ Nov. 22,​ Ontario​ passed​ legislation​ to​ raise​ the​ minimum​ wage​ to​ $14​ an hour​ in​ 2018​ and​ $15​ in​ 2019.​ Depending​on​who​m you​listen​to,​this could​be​a​good thing​ or​ a​ bad​ thing. The minimum​ wage​ is​ currently​ $11.60​ an​ hour,​ and​ some economists​ and​ small​ business​ owners​ are​ concerned​ about​ the​ increase.​ Researchers at​ Toronto​ Dominion​ Bank​ say​ the​move​could​cost​up​to​90,000​jobs​across​the province. One​ economist​ warns​ that​ raising​ the​ minimum​ wage​ too​ fast​ or​ too​ high​ could​ result​ in thousands​​ fewer​ jobs,​ and​ increase​ the​ school​ dropout​ rate.​ He​ thinks​ other measures,​ such​as​tax​breaks,​would​be​a​better​way​to help​the​poor. ​ Twenty-five​ per​ cent​ of​ Ontario​ employees,​ a​ total​ of​ 1.46​ million​ people,​ earned​ less than​ $15​ an​ hour​ last​ year.​ Half​ of​ those​ low-income​ employees​ are​ women,​ Debora​ De Angelis,​ national​ strategic​ campaigns​ co-ordinator​ at​ UFCW,​ a​ private-sector​union,​told the​Globe​and​Mail. A​ report​ commissioned​ by​ the​ government​ found​ that​ ​ 30​ per​ cent​ of​ Ontario​ workers were​ in​ precarious​ work​ in​ 2014.​ In​ 2016,​ the​ median​ hourly​ wage​ was​ $13​ for part-time​ workers​ and​ $24.73​ for​ full-time​ workers.​ Over​ the​ past​ 30​ years,​ part-time work​ has​ grown​ to​ represent​ nearly​ 20​ per​ cent​ of​ total​ employment. The​ Canadian​ Federation​ of​ Independent​ Business​ told​CBC​News “it​is​very,​very​hard for​a​small​business​to​ shoulder​ any​additional​financial​burdens​ at​this​ time.”​ Some​ say the​ move​ could​ force​ businesses​ to​ raise​ their​ prices​ and​ that​ could​ have​ far-reaching effects​, including​ on​ ​low​-​income​

groups​who​will​not​benefit​from​an​increase​in​the minimum​ wage.​ Seniors​ and​ those​ on​ social​ assistance​ would​ be​ forced​ to​ pay​ higher prices​ for​ goods​ even​ though​ they​ won’t​ be​ getting​ more​ money. The​ good​ news​ is​ that​ when ​people​ make​ more​ money​, they​ have​ more​ money​ to spend.​ That​ money​ goes​ back​ onto​ the​economy​and​that​can​be​a​good​thing​for the businesses​ that​ are​ paying​ their​ employees​ more. Some​ women,​ who​ are​ the​ majority​ of​ the​ low​-​income​ earners,​see​it​as​a​way​of closing​the​gender​gap. At​ $​11.40​​ an ​hour​​, many​​ people ​spend​​​ 6​0-70​ percent of​ their ​income ​on ​rent, ​and ​that ​doesn’t leave​ much​ for​ things​ like​ utilities​ and​ food.​ However​ $15​ an​ hour​ will​ mean​ those same​ p​eople ​now ​have ​almost ​$8,000 ​more ​a ​year ​to ​spend. ​​If ​people ​have ​enough money​ to​ put​ food​ on​ the​ table,​ then​ maybe​ they​ won’t​ have​ to​ use​ food​ banks.​ Without the​ worry​ of​ where​ their​ next​ meal​ is​ coming​ from​ it​ could​ reduce​ stress​ and​ keep​ them healthy.​ Less​ trips​ to​ the​ doctor​ or​ hospital​ saves​ all​ of​ us​ money​ in​ the​ long​ run. Those​ Christmas​ and​ birthday​ presents​ they​ couldn’t​ afford​ before​ may​ now​ be​ in​ sight. With​ a​ little​ bit​ more​ money​in​their​pockets,​some​people​might​be​more​satisfied​ with their​ life,​ happier.​ I’m​ not​ saying​ money​ can​ buy​ you​ happiness,​but​a​full stomach​and​warm​bed​can sure help. You can find more local news and reports on www.kawartha411.ca.

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COBOCONK, NORLAND & AREA NEWS

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Coboconk, that is

By Jennifer Wilson

It’s that time of year again. The Coboconk Santa Claus parade is just around the corner. Parade day is Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1 pm, with terrific bands and fun floats in the offing—and of course, the Big Guy himself. The parade committee has been as busy as the elves at the North Pole making sure this year’s event is tons of fun. And after the parade, don’t forget to join us at the Coby Legion for a light snack for the kids, carols for all, gifts, and a visit with the one and only Santa Claus, all free of charge. Donations will be accepted at the door to help cover the cost of next year’s parade. The parade will start at the south end of Coboconk at the Civitan Club parking lot (Northline Road) and

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will follow Hwy 35 through the village before turning into the Legion parking lot. All Floats Welcome; meet at the Civitan Club parking lot at noon. Thank you to the very generous community organizations and local businesses who are making the parade possible again this year: the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 519 and the Ladies Auxiliary, the Kawartha Lakes Civitan Club, Coboconk & District Lions Club, City of Kawartha Lakes, Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce, the Pattie House and Coboconk Foodland, not to mention the wonderful volunteers who work hard for months to make the magic happen. See you at the parade.

Here’s what not to forget at the Coby parade

• Your letter to Santa: The busy elves of the Coboconk Post Office will be on the parade route collecting your little ones’ letters to Santa. Or you can write one at the Legion after the parade. • Your donations to the Food Bank: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for the Coboconk & Area Food Bank. A collection will be taking place the along the parade route.


Santa Brings The Magic To Caygeon Dec. 9 is the big day in Bobcaygeon when it comes to Christmas—and it’s all thanks to the Bobcaygeon Kinette Club. The centerpiece of the day, of course, is the evening Santa Claus Parade that the Kinettes sponsor every year. It starts at Market Square on the north side of town (the old village of Rokeby) at 5 pm, then winds down across the bridge and along Bolton and King Streets, giving

everyone a chance to take in the delightful floats . . . the music . . . the lights. And then, of course, comes the crowning glory of the parade, the person all children, young and old, have been waiting for—Father Christmas himself, Old St. Nick, Santa Claus. Let’s hope for at least a sprinkling of snow to dust us with that gentle Christmas magic. But the special day begins early, with Breakfast with Santa from 8-11 am at the Bobcaygeon Lion’s Hall, 55 Main St. (Rokeby again; we guess it’s because the north side of town is that much closer to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole). Cost is a lowly $4 per person, with children 10 and under eating for free. Kids can also have their pictures taken with Santa. A donation of a nonperishable food item for the Food Bank will be appreciated.

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Remembering our loved ones at Christmas

Doris Cicci wants to remind folks that the big spruce tree in Bobcaygeon’s Market Square is once again strung with Christmas lights for the season—and she’s inviting folks to drop by with a decoration they might want to sign in memory of a loved one to hang on the tree. Doris started the practice last year, in memory of her partner, city councillor and much-missed man-about-town, Pete Cziraky, who first came up with the idea for the memory-tree when he was a councillor. Doris says she has collected and stored the bulbs from last year, to hang on the tree again this year. Anyone who wants to add a decoration in memory of their own loved ones is welcome to come by and do so any time they want, she says.

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Choristers Corner

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were at our previous concert you will remember this delightful lady. She has generously offered to sing once again for us. We’ve had a strange feeling that we might get a very unusual visit during the evening. Maybe its Santa Claus? Who knows? Come and find out for yourselves. Some of us will be busy making homemade shortbread before the concert, too. You can buy takehome tins at intermission. This is a fundraiser for the Choristers, and if it’s successful, we’ll do it again. Some of the members led a short carol sing at the Jingle and Mingle event at the Bobcaygeon locks on Nov. 24, when the Christmas tree lights were turned on. That’s always a festive occasion.

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Get ready to cheer the goodies and boo the baddies when Globus Theatre at the Lakeview Arts Barn brings back its annual traditional British Panto. This year’s production is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, running from Dec. 9-17. Globus promises the usual laughter-packed family adventure, this time featuring Baron Weakneazie and his new bride, the Red Queen of Poppydale, who is making life miserable for step-daughter Snow White. With only her nanny, Dame Wobbley Botham, to comfort her, Snow White seeks shelter at the home of seven colourful characters (guess who). As always in the Christmas Panto, lots of laughter, songs and audience participation are promised. Globus’ last event for the year is the Lakeview Arts Barn’s New Year’s Eve Party, starting at 8 pm on Dec. 31. Dine and dance the night away to The Harry Peterson Band. Your $50 dinner-and-dance ticket includes a delicious all-night buffet and a free ride home to your door.

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Nationally-renowned fundraising expert, and Bobcaygeon resident, Dianne Lister, told guests at a recent Kawartha Lakes gathering for Philanthropy Day that they need to work together to increase the size of the fundraising pie. Speaking at a morning event entitled “Pie For Breakfast: Philanthropy|Growth|Collaboration” (and yes, pie was served), Lister noted that “fundraising isn’t about competing over dollars, it’s about working together to enlarge the pie to maximize the benefit.” She explained that the word, philanthropy, “means love of humanity, and the philanthropic sector includes all of us who build our communities—donors, volunteers and ambassadors.” Invited leaders of local charitable organizations from across Kawartha Lakes attended the event. During discussions, Heather McCullough of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation identified a need for ongoing education, skills

development, and shared resources to enhance local fundraising efforts. Lister encouraged participants to engage Imagine Canada, formal fundraising-certificatetraining programs, and major tax changes as resources. Lister, who said she has seen philanthropy grow and mature over 25 years, is a former vice-president of Trent University, CEO of Toronto’s SickKids Hospital foundation--and currently president of Kawartha Lakes Arts Council; principal of The Dianne Lister Group; and senior associate with the Hutchinson Group. Hosted at the Boys & Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes in Lindsay, the breakfast meeting was the first official event organized by the new Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes. It included a panel discussion featuring: Emily Avery-Graves from the Boys & Girls Club; Fleming College’s Sandy Marett; and Kevin Tomlinson, from Investors Group Kawartha Lakes/ Peterborough. “The Community Foundation is a new tool to help grow existing local funds and provide new, creative solutions to further help people and build our communities,” said foundation co-founder Mike Perry.

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Kinmount sparkles for Christmas in the Village

By Jackie Donaldson

It’s time once again for Kinmount’s Christmas in the Village celebrations. The Train Station is the perfect setting for the village Christmas tree. Bring family and friends for a special lighting ceremony on Dec. 7 at 6:30 pm. There’ll be a bonfire, treats, caroling and a visit from the jolly one himself (who may even

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pose for a photo). On Saturday, Dec. 9 join Santa for a free breakfast at St. James Anglican Church on Crego Street. Between 10 am and 2 pm, there will be seasonal crafts for kids and a Farmer’s Market at the Kinmount Community Centre. Starting at 12:30, horse drawn wagon rides will be held at the Train Station. Then at 2 pm, join Santa at the Post Office for a parade to the Legion for a free family lunch and gifts for kids under 10. While enjoying the festivities, keep an eye out for Kinny the Elf. He’ll be situated throughout

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Kinmount at eleven different locations. Ther’ll be prizes. Finally, wrap up Christmas in the Village at Galway Hall at 7 pm with a night of songs and step dancing hosted by Rhythmfoot. Tickets are $15; call 705-488-2635 (kinmount.ca).

Xmas Hampers for Trent Lakes

By Jackie Donaldson

The Municipality of Trent Lakes is once again reaching out to the community for help making Christmas a little less stressful for local families in need with its hamper program. “We believe the need this year will be greater than ever due to the world economy, wage freezes, and the high level of unemployment in our rural areas,” say Trent Lakes Hamper Program representatives. “Please do what you can to help make the holiday season a little brighter for many families.” If you are a Trent Lakes resident who could use a helping hand this holiday, stop by the municipal office for a hamper application. Or call 1-800-374-4009 or 705-738-3800. Applications must be returned by Friday, Dec. 8, so volunteers can plan, gather and assemble food and gift contents. Those wishing to make a financial contribution can mail a cheque or take cash—clearly marked for the Christmas Hamper Fund—to the municipal office, located at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes, ON, K0M 1A0. Contributors will also find decorated donation jars and boxes at businesses and community centres throughout Trent Lakes. These have been set up to collect toys, non-perishable food items and loose change for the program. Donation locations include: Trent Lakes Office, Cavendish Community Centre, Buckhorn Foodland, Buckhorn Public School, Pirate’s Cove, Buckhorn Community Centre Flynn’s Store, Buckhorn General Store, Buckhorn Pharmacy, Buckhorn Home Hardware, Country Market, Buckhorn LCBO and the Lakehurst Hall. Hamper pick-up is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16, noon to 1 pm, at the Buckhorn Community Centre.


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Adult Day Programs - Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls , Little Britain, Lindsay & Omemee. Community Care - Call 705-324-7323 DEC 1 - Bobcaygeon Seniors’ Centre Mini Bucks euchre $5 7pm. All Welcome DEC 1, 8, 15 & 22 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs 9a.m.-4p.m., Bobcaygeon Senior Citizens Centre. Pre-booked appointments required. 705-8794100. DEC 2 - Fenelon Falls Legion Christmas Craft sale. 9am-2pm. Light lunch available. 705-887-4792 DEC 2 - Bobcaygeon Choristers Christmas Concert. 7pm, Trinity United Church, Bobcaygeon. $15 at the door. DEC 2 - St. John Ambulance 14th Annual Christmas Craft sale, Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay. 10am - 4pm. Admission $2. More info: 705-324-9894 DEC 5 - Welcome Yule with the Kawartha Lake Singers. 7:30 pm. St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls. Tickets $20 adult, $5 children under 12. 705-887-2537 or 705-887-3512 or fenelonanglican@i-zoom.net or...at the door. DEC 5 - free blood pressure monitoring service, Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre, 10:30a.m.-1p.m. No appointment necessary. DEC 5 - Diners Club seniors luncheon 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. DEC 6 - free blood pressure monitoring at 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. 9:30 - 11 a.m. No appointment necessary. DEC 7 & 21 - Circle of Hope for the Bereaved - free support group for those who have recently lost a loved one to share with others. At 2 Kent St. W., Lindsay, noon-1:30p.m. 705-8794123 for info or to register. DEC 7, 21 & 28 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs 1027 Portage Rd., Kirkfield. Pre-booked appointments required. 705-879-4100 to inquire about foot care services and fees. DEC 9 - Bobcaygeon Seniors’ Centre Mini Bucks Bid euchre $5 6:30 pm. All Welcome DEC 12 - Caregiver Support Group people caring for frail older adults or adults with disabilities or chronic conditions. 123 Colborne St. (Fenelon Falls United Church), 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. No charge. Call 705-324-7323 for more info. DEC 12, 19 & 21 - Diners Club seniors luncheon 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. DEC 13, 15, & 22 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs Pre-booked appointments required.705-879-4100. 9a.m.-4p.m. at 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. DEC 13 - Monthly Diners Club seniors luncheon, Burnt River Community Centre, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. DEC 14 - A Christmas Coffee House: Spirited celtic, jazz & folk songs. 7:30pm. St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls. Freewill offering. Portion of proceeds to youth suicide prevention in first nations communities. 705-887-2537 DEC 15 - Dunsford United Church free all ages dance and holiday activities 7-10pm. All welcome. DEC 20 - monthly Diners Club seniors luncheon, Knox Presbyterian Church, Bobcaygeon, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. DEC 20 - free blood pressure monitoring service, Knox Presbyterian Church, Bobcaygeon, 10t-11:30a.m. No appointment necessary. DEC 17 - Annual Christmas Cantata, Knox Presbyterian Church, Bobcaygeon, 7pm. All welcome. For info call Ruth Eberts: 705793-3032. DEC 17 - Bobcaygeon Seniors’ Centre Christmas dinner. 5pm. Tickets $15. All welcome. Info: Carol 705-793-1096. SUN - Royal Canadian Legion Fenelon Falls Euchre 1pm $5 All skill levels are invited. 3rd SUN - Ladies auxiliary for Kinmount RCL BR.441 breakfast 8am -noon. MON - Bobcaygeon Senior Centre Mahjong 1 p.m. $3

MON - Bolsover Seniors Euchre 1p.m., Bolsover Community Centre, Bolsover Rd & hwy 48. $3. Info 705-426-9053 2nd MON - Lindsay Creative Quilters’ Guild Meetings 35 Lindsay Street N, Lindsay 1–3:30pm 1st TUES - Dunsford Seniors Club Pot Luck, noon; 1:30 pm for Euchre. 1st TUES- Free clinics are now at the Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. No appointments are needed. TUES - “Expanding the World of Literacy After School Program” Kinmount library 4:30 pm. Call 705 488-3199 TUES - Amateur photography club that meets alternate Tuesdays, 10 am, Bobcaygeon Library. $2 each for the use of the room. TUES - Omemee Legion Doubles darts @ 8pm. TUES - Bobcaygeon Pickelball at Bobcaygeon Curling Club 7-9 pm Drop-in fee $3 TUES - Bobcaygeon Cruisers, Beach Park, Bobcaygeon. 6 pm till dusk unless it is raining. Classic Cars, sports cars, trucks & other interesting vehicles are welcome. If you don’t have a car come, talk & look. Info: 705 738 5319 TUES - Coffee Talk is Back! 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Room, Trinity United Church, Bobcaygeon . All welcome. 2nd TUES - The Kawartha Settlers’ Village Quilters meet at Trinity Church, Bobcaygeon. New members & guests welcomed. Contact: beverleyph53@gmail.com 3rd TUES - Free clinics are now at the Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre, 10 a.m. - noon. No appointments are needed. 1st WED - Crime Fiction Book Club in the Carnegie Room, Lindsay Library to discuss works by certain authors. 6:30 pm 7:45 pm. Call the Library for more info. 1st WED - Lindsay Bassmasters 7:30pm, Christian Fellowship Church. 59 Mary St. W., Lindsay. WED- Scrapbooking and paper crafters meet from 9:30- noon at the Salvation army church in Fenelon Falls. Beginners welcome, call church for details. WED - Bobcaygeon Senior Centre Carpet Bowling $3 7 p.m. Contact: Al 705-738-1749 WED - Dunsford Seniors Club 1pm for Bid-Euchre. THURS-TOPS-Take off pounds sensibly at the Bobcaygeon Legion 6:30 p.m. All welcome. THURS - Omemee Legion mixed darts @ 8pm. THURS - Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre Cribbage 1pm $3 THURS - Bobcaygeon Pickelball at Bobcaygeon Curling THURS - Sages - weekly exercise group, 9:30 am. Kirkfield Lion’s Hall $2. Tai Chi every 2nd week. 705-438-3011. FRI - TOPS 5403 8: 30am at the Kirkfield Lions Hall. SAT- Food Addicts in Recovery fellowship program, Omemee Baptist Church, 10:30am - noon. Info: Noeleen 705-738-7237 2nd SAT - Bobcaygeon Seniors’ Centre Mini Bucks Bid Euchre 7pm. $5 For info call Carol 705-793-1096

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As part of its mandate to recruit family doctors to the area, the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative joined other health-care groups to introduce University of Toronto first-year medical students to new skills like Everyone has to start suturing, intubation, and somewhere: U of T med mental health issues in a students practice suturing rural setting. on pork hocks at the Rural KLHCI worked with Ross Medicine Skills Day. Memorial Hospital, the Rural Ontario Medical Program and the U of T Alumni Association to organize the Rural Medicine Skills Day at Ross Memorial Hospital. Med students who attended were also able to question a physician panel in the afternoon where med students learned about the challenges and advantages of practicing medicine in Kawartha Lakes. KLHCI is looking to recruit three to six family doctors for the City of Kawartha Lakes, based on current requirements. The skills day aims to showcase the community to future physicians and spark an interest among students in one day settling in the area to practice.

Health & Wellness briefs

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• The Community Care Health & Care Network’s plan to co-locate a number of Lindsay health services has received support from the Central East Local Health Integration Network, the regional health authority that oversees and funds such operations. Community Care currently operates five offices in Lindsay: the

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Stroke research tells us that when bystanders at a heart incident quickly perform CPR, it doubles a victim’s chance of surviving. And when they also have and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), the chance of survival can be even greater. For more information on CPR and AED training, see kawarthalakes.ca/CPR, or contact Paramedic Superintendent Mike Lohnes at 705-324-9411 ext. 3317. • The Lindsay branch of the Kawartha Credit Union raised over $1,000 during October towards the purchase of a 3D mammography unit for the Ross Memorial Hospital foundation’s Tales of Hope campaign. “We held a silent auction as well as donated proceeds from our ongoing branch book sale,” said Michelle Finley, Lindsay Branch Manager. The Tales of Hope Holiday Appeal goal is to raise $170,000. Thirty women a day are screened at Ross Memorial using mammography, the most reliable way to detect breast cancer. • Reading and managing our emotions and those

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An unwelcome sign of winter has returned. Both Peterborough Public Health and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit have independently confirmed the first local cases of seasonal flu. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, suggests Dr. Rosana Salvatera, Medical Officer of Health, “Usually there are more cases of influenza in the community than are reported by the lab.” To prevent the illness from spreading and to protect the vulnerable, Peterborough Public Health recommends everyone over the age of six months get the flu shot. Those with a weakened immune system, pregnant women, young children, and the elderly, are at particular risk. The flu shot is also recommended for those in contact with vulnerable citizens. Local pharmacies, physicians, and walk-in clinics provide this service for free. To find out where the flu shot is available near you, visit the flu clinic locator on the Peterborough Public Health website: peterboroughpublichealth.ca. In addition to the flu shot, Peterborough Public Health recommends taking the following precautions to reduce the spread of infection: • Stay at home if you aren’t feeling well; • Wash your hands often; • Clean and sanitize commonly-used surfaces frequently; • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue—NOT YOUR HAND—and wash your hands afterwards, anyway.

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