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the only one who understands this. The agency that services the City of Kawartha Lakes has Caregiver Support meetings in Lindsay and Fenelon Falls every month. Their sessions are called Caring with Confidence and provide not only information about services that can help your loved one, but, more importantly, focus on your needs, feelings and services that will support you. Whether we’re living with a loved one with serious chronic illness, a terminal condition or a life-limiting situation, we need to make sure that we look after ourselves as well. Meeting others who are in the similar circumstance can be helpful to let us know we’re not alone.

On our wedding day, we pledge to love and honour our spouse for richer or poorer and in sickness or in health. As some of you know, my husband, John, has had a rough go of it, physically, for the past several years. I have found myself in a new role … that of caregiver. Add that to the daily stress of a job, household chores, and carving out some time for myself, it can become a daunting lifestyle. What I didn’t realize was the toll this caregiving responsibility was having on my health – both physically Art Director: and mentally. I find that I often get James Goodliff frustrated, sometimes angry, very Production/Office Manager (For more information about Melissa Goodliffplace the emotional andofjust plainhome tired. I and also family in Why comfort your Community Care City of Kawartha The Promoter is a local, independently owned and operated put myself in a situation of isolation, Lakes’ programs, visit news magazine. The opinions expressed are those We know that building your trust ourand views hands? doesn’t away from my friends, rationalizing of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of The Promoter. Liability for incorrectly displayed or placed that I’m the only one who understands from advertisements is limitedcome to publishing corrections or providing offering bargain basement prices, flashy advertising credit to be applied on subsequent advertisements at the advertiser’s discretion. promotions, orthis. fun and games. comes from other In preparing for this issue ofItThe Promoter, I wasand reminded by Mike every day. being there for you, friendly professional, Puffer of Community Care that I’m not


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Recently I have been doing a study regarding heating oil versus propane versus hydro. I learned both oil and propane, for residential use, charges by the litre including, according to Terry Hardy’s recent letter to the editor (The Promoter, February 10, 2017), a double carbon charge. I chuckled when he added “Oh wait, we could use electricity - Right!” My house is totally on hydro -- heating, lighting, appliances. I don’t for a minute begrudge the cost of my Hydro usage plus I get a $60.50 Rural Protection Rebate per month. What really upsets me is “The Delivery Charge”.  I’ll give an example: Jan 2017: Usage $310.79 Delivery $202.69 Dec. 2016: Usage $209.25 Delivery $167.88 Nov. 2016: Usage $176.18 Delivery $150.38 Oct. 2016: Usage $143.89 Delivery $131.77  Can you see the Hydro dilemma?  I can’t imagine how much income Ontario Hydro must receive from that stretch of wire from the delivery point to my house, with all the customers in between.   Mr. Hardy, don’t think for a minute switching to Hydro will lighten your monthly financial load. B. Verwey, Lindsay

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City Hall

Categories include: • Business, Community Group • Educator • Adult • Youth • City Employee • Accessible Design •The Barbara McArthur Memorial Award of Distinction The Barbara McArthur Memorial Award of Distinction was introduced in 2009 to recognize outstanding achievement on an ongoing basis. Nominations are due by 4:30pm on Friday, March 17. Awards criteria and nomination forms are available at Municipal Service Centres and the Clerk’s Department at City Hall, by calling 705324-9411 extension 1185 or by visiting www. accessbility-awards. Forms should be returned to: Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee c/o Barb Condie, Accessibility Officer 26 Francis Street, P.O. Box 9000 Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8 Fax: 705-324-8110 SocialServicesDivision

West St. Subdivision Meetings By Pat Warren

Two meetings were recently held to discuss the Rokeby Development on West Street. Steve Clark and John Snider of the Social Media Party hosted an information meeting on February 9th. Project manager Abdullah Gulzar of Best Homes and Engineer Diamuid Hogan of Condevcon Consulting hosted a public information meeting on February 14th. Both meetings were informative answering many questions, helping to alleviate some fears surrounding the development. Local Ward Councillor Brian Junkin was also available to answer questions. He told residents at the first meeting there was ample capacity for water and waste services at the plants. However, a new pumping station will need to be built to facilitate phase two of the plan. Many people in the surrounding area were also concerned with issues such as blasting, drainage, traffic, home design and buffer issues. The engineer answered many questions surrounding these issues and promised to keep neighbors informed going forward. The project manager, Abdullah Gulzar also asked for input into housing design ideas from the residents. Best Homes is committed to having further information meetings. As reported earlier, Kawartha Conservation willLive In Peterborough County? Do You assess the property once the snow has melted and decide if a new Environmental Impact Study needs We Are Here to Help Celebration Free Services The 2017 Canada 150th to be conducted. Call (705)760-4854 can assist withfund things like: Community FundWe program is you a new recently created by City Council. It is intended for local Monday • Community Referrals & Supports • Buckhorn Public Library not-for-profit community organizations and 9:00am – 12:00 pm associations who wish to host a new or expanded Do you know an individual, community • Employment • Trent Lakes Municipal Office community celebration or event in honour of pm – 4:00 pm group, organization or business that has 1:00 gone Canada’s 150th year• Childcare in Kawartha Lakes. beyond expectations to promote accessibility Thursday • Apsley Library You Livewithin In Peterborough County?   Total funding is to be allocated City-wide Kawartha Lakes? Then consider nominating Do You Live In Peterborough County? 9:15 am – 3:00 pm awarded to an event them for a City of Kawartha Lakes Accessibility and the maximum •amount Ontario Works Benefits Friday Awareness Award. Lakes Municipal Office ree Services County?We Are Here to Help • Trent Each year more than 30,000 Kawartha Lakes parents, 9:00 am – 1:00pm eterborough Services Council has endorsed eightHere award categories Weassist Are tothings Help Free • United Food Way & Shelter all (705)760-4854 Do You Live InWe grandparents and children rely on can you with like: Peterborough County? annually recognize outstanding Call that (705)760-4854 We can assistcontributions youMain with Office things like: agencies and programs. Please give generously. Monday in the promotion of a• barrier-free community. Referrals & Supports 178 Charlotte St., Peterborough • Transportation We Are Here to HelpCommunity Monday Buckhorn Public Library • Community Referrals Toll Free: (855) 738-3755 We Are Here to& Supports Help Free Services Public Library 9:00am• – Buckhorn 12:00 pm We can assist you with things like: 9:00amCall – 12:00 pm WWW.PETERBOROUGH.CA/SOCIALSERVICES City of (705)760-4854 County of • Employment We can assist you with things like: Peterborough

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or organization will be $10,000. The application deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4:30pm. Commercial and retail activities are not eligible. The program is administered through the Community Services Department in conjunction with Council. Guidelines for the program and an application form are available on the City’s website at: For more information contact Shelley Cooper, Community Partnerships and Programs Supervisor at 705-324-9411 extension 1335 or email

Fenelon Falls Public Meeting

Members of the public are invited to attend a Public Meeting hosted by Doug Elmslie, Councillor, Ward 6 on Thursday, March 2. Among the topics to be discussed include the Splash Pad, Canada 150, Downtown Revitalization, Fenelon Forward, Core Services Review, and the Corridor Study. The meeting takes place on Thursday, March 2 from 7 to 9pm at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls.

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at Kawartha Art Gallery! Student Juried Exhibit

A celebration of the talents of local high school student. Over 100 pieces of art among 6 Schools and 4 sold! February 14 to April 1, 2017. Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Manga Mondays

Come and learn how to create Manga. Free workshop for youth, ages 12 to 18 years old. November 2016 to June 26, 2017. Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm


It’s a space where people can gather to CREATE, INVENT, and LEARN. Dates: March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10. Each monthly event is on a Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm Free Admission

Artist Network

A get together for artists to meet, network, and share. Meeting dates are the last Wednesday of every month. Next Meeting Date is March 29th at the Kawartha Gallery, 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Facilitated by RoseMarie Condon. Free admission and refreshments provided.

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Come visit us and choose the perfect gift from our beautiful selection of handcrafted art work by local artists. Everything from jewellery, pottery, stained glass, small paintings to wood carvings! Please contact the Gallery at 705-324-1780 or for information. Kawartha Art Gallery is located on the second floor of The Lindsay Public Library, 190 Kent Street West, Lindsay. *formerly The Lindsay Gallery Inc.


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Grab the family and get out to Kinmount this weekend for some serious snow fun! Saturday, February 25 from 6:30 to 9pm is the Free Family Snowflake Ball at the Kinmount Community Centre. There will be fun, games and prizes as well as a snack bar where your food and drinks will cost you a donation. Winterfest Day, Sunday, February 26, is a jampacked, action-filled event for the whole family! It starts with a Pancake Breakfast along with a music and country raffle at the Kinmount Community Centre from 8:30 until 11am. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids and preschoolers get in free. After that, from 11am to 3 pm, there are free winter games, activities and displays at the Kinmount Fairgrounds. You can enjoy sleigh rides, skating, hockey and sledding; Sparky and a Volunteer Firefighter display; bonfire and marshmallow roast along with fireside stories. There’s also the downhill dash contest for children and adults. Make and decorate a toboggan with a Canada 150th theme using only cardboard and tape. There will be prizes for Best Decorated and Furthest Distance in three age categories. Helmets are mandatory, as is registration and a waiver. Registration is at 11:30am, then meet at the Sled Hill at noon. You can get more information about Winterfest at


A collaboration between the City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Region Conservation Authority, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, local community groups and a local contractor will result in an $18,000 project at Garnet Graham Park in Fenelon Falls. The Garnet Graham Park shoreline enhancement project will minimize the risk of injury for swimmers, stabilize the shoreline using natural techniques and enhance fish habitat in Cameron Lake while maintaining a safe and accessible park and beach area with a natural shoreline setting. “One of the most visual parts of the project will involve removing the three concrete piers that stretch into the water,” explained Kawartha Lakes Manager of Parks and Recreation Jenn Johnson. “Removing the piers will reduce what has become an attractive waterfowl congregation area, while reducing the risk of swimming injury from broken or slippery concrete.” Kawartha Conservation aquatic biologist Brett Tregunno noted removing the concrete piers

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while stabilizing the shoreline will also improve overall water quality in the lake. “Improving shoreline stability through planting native shrubs and plants will help the long-term stability of the shoreline while reducing soil erosion,” said Mr. Tregunno. “The strategic placement of natural near shore in-water structures will also enhance fish habitat,” Mr. Tregunno added. As part of the project, shrubs will be planted along the shoreline to increase soil stability while maintaining open views of Cameron Lake. Gravel and stone, which makes up the base of the concrete pillars, will also be re-used, where possible, in the water near the shore in strategic locations to enhance fish habitat.


By Glenna Burns

Nogey’s (Nogies) Creek has always been a busy spot on Pigeon Lake. In the past, it was used by people for harvest, trade and transportation. European settlers at the turn of the 20th century had built a busy community of farmsteads centred around the abundant resources of timber and fish. This early 20th century article, likely from The Lindsay Post, described the way people lived and worked. The author was very literate, not a common skill in any settler community.

Nogey’s Creek On Wednesday evening of last week a jolly sleigh load drove down to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas Brumwell to spend the evening. Two violins and an organ supplied the music for a time, and then refreshments were served by the hostess. All enjoyed themselves thoroughly and had a pleasant AGENT drive home as the evening was an ideal one. The following evening a surprise party of some fifty to sixty people assembled at the home of Mr. GENT And Mrs. John Crowe to bid them farewell. After a very pleasant evening of games and music, refreshments were served by the ladies. Then a 30 Y ears taffy pull was enjoyed by all, and it was a taffy pull. Mr. Crowe informed us later that the taffy reached not only as far as the door knob, but also 0 Y ears

as far as the pump handle. Mr. Ventress on behalf of the company, wished the family a safe journey to the West. Mr. And Mrs. Crowe intend leaving next week to spend the summer months with friends in Saskatchewan. They will be greatly missed in the community. The ladies Aid Society of Zion Church, quite recently organized, decided to make some improvements to the interior of the Church. A special meeting of the Society was held on Wednesday afternoon of last week to make final arrangements for a social to help defray expenses. The Social was held in the church on Friday evening, Feb 21st. A very good program was rendered and refreshments served by the ladies. As usual the supply of provisions was greater than the demand, so a number of cakes were afterwards taken over to the store and auctioned off by Mr. D. Tate, thus realizing a nice little sum. The church is now greatly improved in appearance and much credit is due to Mr. Harris of Bobcaygeon who did his part so well. At the close of the entertainment it was found there was sufficient money on hand to clear the debt. The ladies of the society take this opportunity of thanking all who so heartily responded to their invitation for help. Mr. Rogers of the Forest Products Co Ltd, Peterboro is having a busy season with his saw mill at Nogies Creek. They are doing good work. Several teams each drawing from twelve to seventeen hundred feet of good hardwood lumber, are kept busy travelling on the ice between their mill and Bobcaygeon station. Besides the lumber they must have cut between five and six hundred cords of good hardwood.


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February 24 to March 9 Melodie McCullough

Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Keep your promises, Aquarius! It’s the decent thing to do, and no one likes a person who does not keep their word. If you have to break a promise, be sure to have a good reason – and let it be known. Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 20) Pisces, you are heading into a period of calmness. Use this time wisely to contemplate your place in the world and what you can do for others. Gather your thoughts and then put together an action plan for the future. Aries (March 21 to April 20) Take care, Aries, during this zodiac phase, to stay close to friends and family. This is not the time to venture afar, especially on an emotional level. Keep the fires of warmth and love burning. Taurus (April 21 to May 21) Have you got a Canada 150 project, Taurus? Ask your friends and decide on something you can do -- it doesn’t have to be monumental -- to show your love for your country and your fellow Canadians. You will feel proud and excited. Gemini (May 22 to June 22) “Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”: Desiderius Erasmus. These are good words to guide you now, Gemini, as there are many troublesome happenings beyond your control. Remember that you can lighten the day for yourself and others by keeping an optimistic and light-hearted view. Cancer (June 23 to July 23) Love comes in may forms -- the love for a child can be all encompassing. If you

have a child or children in your life, embrace them. The rewards, while they may not be evident for some time, will eventually come to fruition in ways you cannot imagine. Leo (July 24 to Aug. 23) The Great Outdoors is calling you, Leo, and it’s just what you need to brush off those nagging February blues. There’s still lots of time to get the most of winter, so please do so! Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) We sense there is a mysterious air about you these days. What are you up to? There may be even more excitement in the stars for you! Lucky Virgo! Libra (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) Brushing up on new skills could prove very worthwhile, Libra. Don’t be afraid to try something new and, above all, have confidence in yourself that your abilities can match your dreams! Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) Your job is the most important part of your life right now. It is imperative that you pay close attention to what it entails and look out for advancement opportunities -- they are waiting for you! Sagittarius (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) The world has suddenly, almost without warning, opened up and offered you new opportunities. A level head and strong work ethic is needed most now, but you will continue to surprise yourself with your abilities. Good job, Sag! Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan 20) Life keeps moving on, dear Capricorn, through trials and tribulations and every so often triumphs. It is the triumphs, of course, and every day accomplishments that make it all worthwhile, so don’t get discouraged by any small setbacks.



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As Canada celebrates 150 years this July 1st, we felt it only fitting to honour some great Canadians who have woven the fabric of our country. Neil Thomasson is our contributor for this series. Canada enters its 151st year this coming July. I’ve been here for 51 of them. That’s a third of Canada’s existence as a free independent nation. A lot has changed in those 51 years! But you can’t change history! And you can’t change the characters that built that history. I‘m going to write about Canadians I believe to be the most important and representative of true Canadian character and culture. Many will disagree with my choices but I hope it will encourage people to examine what the country means to them. And, what really is the true character of Canada.


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THE CHIEF How many Canadians can boast of an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination, a Golden Laurel Award, a National Society of Film Critics Award and a New York Film Critics Circle Award? All this happened in the same year for portraying the same historical figure on film. And at the wise age of 72! He was born Tes-Wah-No, and as a young boy was known as Dan Slaholt. Upon entering residential boarding school, he took his father’s first name as his last, because speaking his tribal tongue was forbidden, as were Indiginous names. After leaving school he worked as a longshoreman, a logger and a construction worker. His first acting role was not until he was in his midsixties. But his most important job, and the name we all know him by came about in 1951. In 1951 Tes-Wah-No became Chief Dan George. By the mid-1960s, he was a household name in North America. And in 1967 he gave the speech that would bring him to the forefront of the Native Rights Movement. The speech was entitled Lament For Confederation. He delivered it before 35,000 people on July 1st, Canada Day, 1967: Canada’s 100th anniversary. He delivered this speech in the hopes it would boost the self-esteem of his fellow First Nations people. He wanted to show them, in fact impress upon them, that anyone could succeed as he had, anyone from a disadvantaged background, even if their government had suppressed them and denied them their true identity. All true Canadians, new and old, should read Chief Dan George’s soliloquy “Lament for Confederation.” There’s a lesson in it for all of us. Chief Dan George would be happy to know his words had not fallen on deaf ears and were still being heard 50 years later. Hail and respect to the Chief.


Submitted by Wayne Jolly, Snowshoe Kawartha Race Director

The first ever snowshoe race in Fenelon Falls was a huge success! There was an excellent turnout for the snowshoe race in the village -- almost 50 athletes. Among the young people who entered, 12 did the 1K course, 28 participated in the 5K race and 8 took part in the 10K. The Fenelon Falls Curling Club hosted a special indoor curling demonstration at 41 Bond St. and “Friends of Lock 34” organized a fantastic Scotch Egg meal, free for all participants. Thanks to all our participants and spectators (estimatded to be about 200), $550 was raised for our charity initiative, the Kawartha Komets. And, thanks to our volunteers, everyone was kept safe on a day that Mother Nature brought a windy “Snow Day”. The feedback from the Snowshoe Race proved that our volunteer support was excellent, everyone loved the course, the “Yellow Ribbons”, and the food. Thank you to each and every one of you.

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The United Way for City of Kawartha Lakes will welcome Col. Chris Hadfield to the Academy Theatre in Lindsay on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8pm. Colonel Hadfield will present his colourful and inspirational keynote address in support of local agencies. Col. Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to command a spaceship, as well as the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space. He’s a New York Times bestselling author who became a YouTube sensation when he captivated the world through social media with his photos, stories and music while onboard the International Space Station in 2013. This list is only a tiny portion of his accomplishments. With experiences like these, Col. Chris Hadfield will be a fascinating and engaging speaker. “This is an amazing boost for our area,” stated Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director of the United Way for CKL. “Col. Hadfield is internationally renowned and so inspirational. We are excited to have his visit coincide with both the 150th Anniversary of Canada and the 50th Anniversary of our United Way! We are grateful to the Three Chairs Committee and the sponsors that have made this fundraiser possible.” Barb Truax of the Three Chairs Committee said, “Our goal is to host a successful and entertaining event to show our support for the United Way. The UW funded 11 agencies to help 30,000 people




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50 Years of Caring

On January 1, 2017, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes reached the milestone of 50 years as part of a national United Way Canada movement. The evolution of how this organization has influenced social change is a remarkable testament to people who have made the choice to care about other people who live here. Thousands of lives have been impacted each year through the services provided by United Way funded programs. Many of the funded agencies have been able to respond to community needs with critical programming because of United Way donors. One steady focus has remained over 50 years– people across our communities care about one another. We thank each of you for your support. In the past two years there has been a steep increase to more than 30,000 people accessing United Way funded agency programs. To support these vital agency services $500,000 is required to invest in local people. (from United Way Newsletter – November, 2016)


The United Way of the City of Kawartha Lakes contributes to many activities and programs in the area. Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Kawartha LakesHaliburton promotes and monitors long-term supportive friendships for children that will benefit from quality relationships with caring adults. (705) 324-6800    • $1 a week will cover the cost of a child participating in the Kids N’ Kops program. • $10 a week will provide an In-School Mentor to a child in one of the local elementary schools. • $20 a week will provide a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple to one of the 50 children on our

waiting list. The Canadian Mental Health Association, Kawartha Lakes Branch works with individuals, families and community partners in providing services to promote and enhance the mental health and wellness of those living within the communities we serve. 705-328-2704 •$  2 a week provides assurance that an individual’s housing will be maintained. •$  5 a week will assist an individual with learning budgeting skills. •$  10 a week would provide a senior with peace of mind against scams and ensure that their bills are paid. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind passionately provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. 705-745-6918 •$  1 per week would allow 6-8 seniors who are blind or partially sighted to attend an 8-week peer support group. •$  2 per week would provide Vision Mate/Peer Support training to a CNIB volunteer. •$  5 per week would provide companionship and assistance twice weekly by a Vision Mate to a senior who lives in a rural area and is blind or partially sighted. •$  10 per week would provide transportation for 2-4 rural clients living with vision loss to attend an 8 week peer support group. Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes is a leader in the collaborative design and delivery of integrated and responsive health and support services that respect individual choice, dignity and independence. 705-324-7323 •$  1/week helps to cover the cost of providing regular oral checkups for a local youth at the





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Community Care Low Cost Dental Clinic. Community Living Kawartha Lakes empowers people with developmental challenges, with their families, to achieve their unique personal goals. Community Living Kawartha Lakes leads in fostering healthy inclusive communities. 705-328-0464 • $1 per week provides individuals with barriers to access employment supports and life skill classes • $2 per week provides one on one training to assist individuals to complete their employment goals • $3 per week provides courses and training for those individuals to gather skills to enable them to succeed. • $4 per week provides individuals with ERWD, add to assist them to have supplies needed to work in their field of choice. The John Howard Society believes that crime can be reduced through social and educational programs and the active involvement of an informed community. 705-328-0472 • $1 per week can provide a person in crisis with 2 hours of intervention — individual direction, listening to them in their time of need, or providing counselling. • $1.50 per week can provide one prevention workshop to youth such as Substance Abuse or Self- Management The Ontario Early Years Centre Haliburton Victoria Brock promotes, supports and enables healthy development of children and families providing accessible, responsive and educational programs and services for children. 705-324-7900. • 30¢/day pays for a positive, interactive and fun intergenerational OEYC event at Adelaide Place Retirement Community; touching and enriching the lives of over 60 people. • $4.70/week enables a father to access weekly peer support and parent education classes, as well as share a meal with his children. • $8/week brings our toys, equipment, fun activities and staff to the doors of children living at a social housing complex in Lindsay, to provide early learning opportunities for them and parent support for their caregivers. St. John Ambulance enables Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service. 705-324-9894

• $4 a week uniforms a Therapy Dog handler. • $5 a week uniforms a Medical First Responder volunteer. • $8 a week assists in Emergency Relief Planning. • $35 a week assists in the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator. • $50 a week maintains a Mobile First Aid Ambulance. VCCS Employment Services develops and delivers employment programs and related services to residents in the City of Kawartha Lakes and surrounding areas. 705-328-0180 • $1 per week allows 1 volunteer opportunity to be promoted through the Community Volunteer and Information Program’s (CVIP) social media. • $2 per week allows 2 visits to community agencies to promote and Community Volunteer and Information Program and its benefits. • $5 per week allows 2 one-on-one appointments to discuss and research volunteer opportunities. • $10 per week provides a 1 hour presentation on volunteerism in our community. • $12 per week provides 8 community agencies with updated and current information about their programs on the website.



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Getting ready to do your taxes

Although the deadline for submitting your 2016 taxes isn’t until April 30, some like to get a head start. Here are some tips: Make sure you receive all tax information slips This includes receipts for RRSP contributions and charitable donations. It also includes: • T4 slip – if you are an employee, • T4A – if you have received pension income, lumpsum payments, self-employed commissions or annuity income, • T3 – if you have earned income from a trust, and • T5 – if you have received investment income. All slips must be issued by February 28, except for the T3, which is issued 90 days after a trust’s tax year-end. Decide if you need tax preparation help If your tax return is fairly simple (for example, you only have employment income and an RRSP deduction), you can prepare it yourself using one of the many software programs available. But if your financial affairs are more complicated, you may need some expert advice. Almost half (46 percent) of Canadians in a

2016 survey by Bank of Montreal take the “do-ityourself” approach come tax-reporting time, rather than seeking counsel from professionals, family or friends. And more than one-third (35 percent) of Canadians will be using tax software to file those returns. But according to tax experts, there are five common problems that can cause mistakes when people file their tax returns: 1. Missed deductions like medical, transit pass and caregiver credits. 2. Losing or misplacing receipts. 3. Unaware of changes to tax laws. 4. Don’t understand how investments are taxed. 5.  Don’t understand how to transfer tuition or medical expenses between family members. Even with the influx of DIY tax preparation software, you have to have some knowledge to use them. The old adage – “if you don’t know what question you need to ask you can’t ask the question” – definitely applies to this. There are other questions you might want to ask yourself before taking on the task: 1. Do you have the time? Canada Revenue Agency says it takes the “average” person about 16 hours to do their taxes. Don’t you have another way you’d rather spend that time? 2. Are you up on the latest deductions and credits you might qualify for? The rules are always shifting, with new policies put into place each year. 3. Are your financial affairs more complicated with income-splitting, self-employment or small business investments? Prepare summaries and organize your receipts Before going to a tax professional, summarize your different sources of income, and your deductions and tax credits. This will save you money in tax preparation fees.

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It’s Easy Being Green

By Julia Taylor

lots of life left, but it got me wondering. If that tree did come dramatically crashing down, or need to be traumatically cut down, where would we get our shade from? It would take years to grow a tree big enough to offer the same relief from the sun that the mature tree offered. So we’d better strategically plant a replacement tree for when that day comes! Even if this is no longer our home, it will still be a shady sanctuary

for those hot summers to come for whoever occupies this home. Decent-sized trees can be found at almost every garden centre and nursery in Kawartha Lakes but if one has a lot of tree replacing to do, you can purchase seedlings from Kawartha Conservation until March 31st. Seedlings are about 1½ to 2 feet long (a year or two old), are bare root, and will take longer before they provide shade -- but hey, since we are thinking of the future, we have time! Happy tree replacing!

Shade from the future

We finally have a shady backyard at our new home in Fenelon Falls. Not too shady, but just right -- perfect for the hot summer we just had and for the kids to play outside all day (what parent isn’t daydreaming about that at this time of year). We have a beautiful Silver Maple that provides most of the shade, and as my husband is a thoughtfully concerned person, he wondered about the risks of the tree falling. He wondered where it would land, if it needs care, or should we bring it down before it falls on our neighbour’s house? We asked a tree expert and it seems that the tree has

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It seems the City’s new clear garbage bag program is paying off! In its first month, City officials say results were double what was expected. During the month of January 2017, the City collected 20% more recyclables compared with January last year. The additional recycling collected has two major benefits: • Over the course of a year, a 20% decrease in waste means 4,000 tonnes of waste will be kept out of our landfills. This amount is over 8,000 cubic metres, or 400 large garbage trucks per year in saved landfill space. Put another way, this amount of recyclables would fill over three Olympic sized swimming pools. This translates into extending the lifespan of our landfills by one month every year. • The Municipality receives revenue back for recyclables that are sold to be processed and repurposed. An additional 20% of recycling means increased revenue to help offset the cost of waste and recycling operations. Councillor Brian Junkin, Chair of the Waste Strategy Task Force said, “We are off to a terrific start. The public support of the Clear Bag program has

been the key. Let’s keep it going strong all year!” “Based on the track record of other municipalities, we anticipated that the Clear Bag program would increase recycling in Kawartha Lakes by 5 to 10 percent,” says David Kerr, Manager of Environmental Services for Kawartha Lakes. “In our first month, we doubled this figure, thanks to the outstanding effort of our residents.” Information on the Clear Bag program is available at solid-waste-services

New Arts and Heritage Trail

The Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail has been created to increase tourism and highlight Kawartha Lakes’ rich cultural heritage and diverse artistic talent. The trail is made up of 24 stops including museums, historic sites, artist’s studios and galleries located throughout Kawartha Lakes. Each stop on the trail is clearly marked with a roadside Arts and Heritage Trail sign. Some highlights of the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail include: • Doube’s Trestle Bridge

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• Olde Gaol Museum • Kawartha Settlers’ Village • Austin Sawmill Visitors can travel the entire trail in one day, or pick and choose the destinations they are most interested in. More information about the Arts and Heritage Trail and maps are available from the Economic Development Office at 180 Kent Street West in Lindsay, or by visiting The Arts and Heritage Trail was funded as a strategic initiative by the City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development Department in partnership with the Province of Ontario through Kawarthas Northumberland.


pose a fire hazard. Product information and details can be obtained from the Health Canada Web site -- www. “We would also like to remind home owners that these units contain filters that require regular maintenance.  The Ontario Fire Code requires home heating systems be inspected and serviced regularly by a certified technician,” commented Karl Gleason, Fire Prevention Inspector.  The Interior of a VanEE air exchange unit listed in the recall after a failure.

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Health & Wellness LET THE SUN SHINE

Over the last couple of weeks as the winter winds down (hopefully), we’ve had an increasing number of days with sunshine. A deep blue sky with sunlight making winter’s snow blanket glisten can bring a smile to anyone’s face. But we wondered what other benefits good old Sol had on our health and mood. On, here’s what we found out. Researchers who conducted a study at the University of California, San Diego put together data of satellite measurements of sunlight and cloud during the winter from 15 countries in order to estimate the serum level of vitamin D metabolite of people living in 177 countries around the world. Their research indicated that there was a link between low vitamin D levels and the risk of breast and colorectal cancers.

Raising the serum levels, however, was found to be ideal for cancer prevention. The amount of daylight exposure you get can also be important in maintaining a normal circadian rhythm, the body’s natural clock. Natural daylight can help your body clock restart to its active daytime phase so you might want to go outside and get some sunlight in the morning. Some experts say that your exposure to bright light can increase levels of serotonin in your system. Serotonin is regarded by some researchers as one chemical responsible for maintaining mood balance and, that the deficit of serotonin leads to depression. Exposure to the sunlight can have other health benefits as well. A dermatological study at Edinburgh University studied the correlation between skin that was exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays and the release of nitric oxide, which lowers blood pressure.


With the aches and pains associated with our outdoor winter chores, comes a warning from Health Canada. The agency is advising Canadians that a safety review has found a risk of serious skin burns with the use of certain over-the-counter (OTC) topical

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pain relievers containing menthol. These pain relievers are applied to the skin to produce mild irritation or inflammation intended to help relieve muscle and joint pain. They contain one or more active ingredients and come in various formulations, including creams, gels, liquids and patches. While a minor rash or a burning sensation are known side effects, more serious effects like skin burns, pain, blistering or other severe skin damage are not generally expected from the use of these products. Health Canada has received 21 reports of serious side effects involving OTC topical pain relievers containing menthol in various concentrations (containing 0.75% to 11% menthol), as a single ingredient or in combination with other ingredients (most commonly methyl salicylate). In many cases, the products were used as directed, with burns, severe swelling and blistering appearing within 24-48 hours of the first application. From the available data, it was not possible to determine whether the risk of serious skin burns is linked to any specific brand, formulation or menthol concentration, or any ingredient other than menthol. United Way has been investing in people for 50 years in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Without United Way, many agencies you and your family use would not exist.

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Some menthol-containing OTC topical pain relievers already warn about the risk of serious skin burns on their labels or packaging. Health Canada will publish an updated labelling standard for all menthol-containing topical pain relievers in the coming weeks to better inform consumers about the risk. The warnings will advise consumers to stop using the products and get medical help right away if they experience severe skin reactions. Health Canada continues to monitor these products, as part of their role of monitoring all health products in Canada.


Regular readers of this column are continuously advised to shield their ears from noise, a common cause of hearing loss. According to the World Health Organization, noise pollution is one of the pressing threats to public health and is responsible for a range of health problems. Not only can persistent and or overly loud noise damage the ears, but it can also give rise to sleep problems, stress, heart disease, and stroke. In addition, exposure to noise can even lead to weight gain. A 2015 Swedish study linked noise with expanding waist measurements and also found living under a flight path doubled the risk of obesity. It pays to wear earplugs and turn down the volume, as needed. Because the damage from noise exposure is usually gradual, you might not notice it, or you might ignore the signs of hearing loss until they become more pronounced. Over time, sounds may become distorted or muffled, and you might find it difficult to understand other people when they talk. To learn more about hearing loss, please give us a call. Our team is committed to providing you and your loved ones with clear and up-to-date solutions. P.S. The World Health Organization says that long-term exposure to sounds over 55 decibels (dB) can trigger high blood pressure and heart attacks.

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NEWNHAM, LUELLA “NOREEN” Passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Saturday February 4, 2017. Noreen Newnham of Bobcaygeon in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Dennis E. Newnham of Bobcaygeon. Dear mother Marie Newnham (Evan Rosamond) of Kitchener, Claire Newnham of Apsley and Bob Newnham (Lourgie) of Lindsay. Grandma is remembered by Emily and Maddy Rosamond. Survived by her sister Roma Hawke (Bud), Helen Spring-Rae of Uxbridge and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Donelda Smith (Gordon) of Nova Scotia and her grandson Joel Newnham. A memorial gathering will be held at the Retirement Suites of Kawartha Lakes, 60 West St., Bobcaygeon, on Sunday February 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Community Care, Bobcaygeon or the Ross Memorial Hospital as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences or make donations by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, MONK CHAPEL at www. or by calling (705)738-3222

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Furniture,Glass, China, Military Medals etc. Duck Decoys, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver Dollars, Gold, Coins, Pocket Watches etc. Anything old. R. Carruth. 705-887-1672.


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IN MEMORY In memory of a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Elva Anderson (April 13, 1926 – February 22, 2014) No one knows how much we miss you, No one knows the bitter pain We have suffered since we lost you. Life has never been the same. In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true. There is not a day goes by, That we do not think of you. Winston, John, Allan, Morris, Janice and families

Local Events This section is only for Local Charitable Events. We do provide Not-for-profit rates for more in-depth advertising Adult Day Programs - Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls , Little Britain, Lindsay & Omemee. Call 705-324-7323 FEB 25 - Family Snowflake Ball 6:30 - 9:30 Kinmount Community Centre. Free. Snack bar by donation.

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FEB 25 - Youth Choral Extravaganza Cambridge Street United,Lindsay, 7 pm, Admission by free-will offering. 705-324-3547 FEB 26 - Kinmount Winterfest. Pancake breakfast, community centre 8:30 - 11am. Free family fun 11-30 at fairgrounds & arena. Visit for details FEB 27 - Sexual Health Clinic 10an - noon. Confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing & sexual health teaching. Testing & treatment of STIs also provided. For info or appointment 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2205. FEB 28 - Pancake Supper, Fenelon Falls, St. James Anglican Church, 5-7 pm. $8 adults/$4 children. Tickets at the door, call 705-887-2537 or Stokes On Trent. Real maple syrup, sausages, beverage, dessert. MAR 2 - Movie, Chocolat, 7-9 pm St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls. No charge. MAR 8 - Last day for musicians to register. Grandmothers to Grandmothers 9th Annual Musicathon. Call 705887-2675; email granniesforgranniesmusicathon@ MAR 9 - Movie, The Way, 7-9 pm St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls, No charge. 705-887-2537 or MON - Bobcaygeon Senior Centre Mahjong 1 p.m. $3 MON & WED - Pickleball 7 - 9 p.m. Bobcaygeon Public School. $3/person. 1st TUES - Dunsford Seniors Club Pot Luck, noon; 1:30 pm for Euchre. 2nd MON - Lindsay Creative Quilters’ Guild Meetings Cambridge Street United Church, Lindsay 1–3:30pm 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 - COFFEE TALK… “Creating a welcoming space for people to form friendships and supportive community.” Fellowship Room, Trinity United 10:30 -11:30 a.m. and join the conversation. ALL WELCOME!! 2nd TUES - The Kawartha Settlers Village Quilters meet at Wray House, Bobcaygeon. New members & guests welcomed. Contact: 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. 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 SAT - Omemee Legion Country music jams. 1pm Alternate Saturdays. 2nd SAT - Omemee Legion Progressive Euchre12:30pm. 3rd SUN - Ladies auxiliary for Kinmount RCL BR.441 breakfast 8am -noon. MAR 14 - Victoria County Genealogy Group 7-9pm, Lindsay Library. Topic: Moving Those Genealogy Mountains. For more info call 705-878-1669 MAR 16 - Movie, The Visitor, 7-9 pm St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls, No charge. All welcome. 705887-2537 or


Come out and support the Ladies Auxiliary RCL Branch 239 Bobcaygeon and kick up your heels! Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 is the St. Patrick’s Day Dance at the Bobcaygeon Legion. In addition to great music by DJ Larry McCallen, there will be door prizes and spot prizes. Tickets are only $10 per person. You can pick them up in advance at the Legion.


Come on out and join the party! Kawartha Lakes Singers, an award-winning choir, will present an exciting and varied musical/ visual program, “Our Canadian Heritage”. Lighten up at the end of winter with contributions from Ian Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot, Oscar Peterson and other famous Canadians. Expose yourself to a geography and history recital of this great land of ours. Tickets are $20 per adult and $5 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased from choir members, at the door or by email at tickets@ The concert takes place at Fairview Baptist Church in Lindsay on Saturday, March 4 at 2:30pm.


In 2016, the City of Kawartha Lakes launched a curbside household battery collection pilot program. More than 7,000 pounds of batteries were collected and recycled during the project. In response to the overwhelming success there will be two curbside battery collections in 2017. It will happen on your regular collection day during the weeks of March 13 and November 6. Residents should secure household batteries in a sealable plastic bag and place them on top of their Green Bin on their normal collection day during the special battery pick up weeks. There is no collection limit for batteries. The City will not be delivering battery collection bags this year. Batteries that will be accepted during the collection include: • Standard A, AA, AAA, C, D batteries (both alkaline and “heavy duty”) • 6-volt (often used in lantern batteries) • 9-volt batteries (often used in smoke alarms) • Button cells (typically used in watches, toys, electronics, greeting cards, calculators) • Rechargeable battery packs - NiCad, NiMH, or Lithium Ion (typically used in laptop computers, cellular phones, power tools, etc.) February 24, 2017 - The Kawartha Promoter 21


One thing we all love about the area we live in is the abundance of local produce, meat and homebaked goodies. For those who make their living from agriculture, you won’t want to miss out on the East Central Farm Show at the Lindsay Exhibition grounds. It’s the largest indoor farm show in Central Ontario, showcasing agricultural equipment, insurance, seeds, specialty information about livestock, and pretty well everything a farmer needs to bring his or her products to fruition. The event is organized annually by the East Central Soil and Crop Association and features about 200 exhibitors in the Commonwealth Exhibition Building. Last year, about 3,000 people attended the show. Admission is $5 per person. 2017 Soil and Crop Improvement Association members get in free and you can buy your 2017 membership at the show for only $15. The East Central Farm Show runs Wednesday, March 8 from 9:30am to 9pm and Thursday, March 9 from 9:30am to 4pm.

Vulnerable Person Registry

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service has expanded their ability to help those with mental health issues. It was recently announced that the Autism Registry, part of their Vulnerable Person Registry will now include any person who, due to a medical,

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mental health or physical condition, may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to that person (Vulnerable Person). Examples of a Vulnerable Person may include people with Alzheimer’s Autism Spectrum Disorder An Acquired Brain Injury A mental health condition that causes a person to exhibit the behaviours associated with any of the above   The Vulnerable Person Registry (VPR) is a service that is now being offered by the Kawartha Lakes Police to the residents of the Town of Lindsay and the former Ops Twp. It allows caregivers of vulnerable persons to communicate vital information to a database that will be used by police and other emergency services during a crisis.  The registry captures information such as a full description of the person, routines and/ or favourite attractions, communication techniques, any special needs, as well as emergency contact information. This is a voluntary repository of personal information to better facilitate communication and interaction between police and our community during a time of an emergency.  Parents or caregivers of a Vulnerable Person living in Lindsay or Ops Township can now submit this information online to Kawartha Lakes Police at


The United Church Women across Canada is in the midst of a 5-year campaign to raise awareness to our government of the plight of “Child Poverty in Canada”. In their opinion it has been going on far too long. There was a 3rd annual Chili Cook-Off at the Trinity/Providence United Church in Bobcaygeon on Jan 22, 2017. They raised and presented a cheque for $1,000 to Ms Heatherington, the principal at Bobcaygeon Public School. This money will be used towards their school trips fund. Join in on the next two awesome events to raise funds for United Way. Bonspiel March 11th and Col. Chris Hadfield May 11th. Together we can change lives.


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