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no one – not man or woman – would put me in a situation where I had to compromise my morals just to keep, or get, a job. But the man responsible for inappropriate behaviour towards me was not a doctor or someone who could make or break my career unlike the physician for Team Canada’s gymnasts, Hollywood decision-makers and television’s icons. It takes a special person to speak out, especially if the accused is wellknown and considered by others to be a pillar of the community. But speaking out takes away the power of those men and women who believe they have the right to belittle, abuse or touch. Speaking out opens the doors for others to do the same. Thousands of years may not have changed the behaviour, but it has changed our attitude.

I’m going to weigh into the cesspool of recent events throughout the entertainment, political and sport world that’s focused attention on alleged abuse by those in positions of power. I applaud those women who have come forward – the victims of appalling behaviour by men they trusted. I’m not sure if those accused felt entitled to act so badly and inappropriately or whether it ever even occurred to them that what they were doing was wrong. In the days of cave men, women are portrayed as submissive creatures, pulled along by their man by the hair. As I watched Mad Men (the recent TV show that portrayed the advertising industry in the 1950s and 60s), I could see nothing had changed. Yet now, as allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour become almost a daily news headline, it comes as a surprise to many. For the record, I can say #metoo. Was my life changed by the experience? Absolutely .. I learned to stand up for myself in that moment and vowed that


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

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

Branch 238 Fenelon Falls (705) 887-3041 • Dart League - Tuesdays, 7:30 pm • Men’s Snooker League - Wednesdays, 7 pm • Tai Chi - Thursdays, 10 am • English Pub Night* - first Friday each month, 5-7 pm • Meat Roll* - third Saturday each month, 2:30 pm, • Drop-in Shuffleboard - Sundays, 1:30pm • Turkey Dinner- Last Thursday of each month. • Drop-In Euchre Sundays at 1pm.

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Branch 497 Omemee (705) 799-5095 •Open House Country Jams every 2nd Saturday – Feb 17; March 3, 17 and 31; April 1 and 28; May 12 • February 10 – Valentine’s Day Dance – 8pm • March 9 – Ham Dinner – 6 to 9pm • Every 2nd Saturday – Progressive Euchre • Hall Rentals – call 705-934-5095

Branch 519 Coboconk (705) 454-8127 • February 16 - Euchre at 7pm - $5 to play and bring something for the potluck. • February 23 – Lunch from 11:30am to 1pm – Shepherd’s Pie or Liver & Onions - $9 – followed by Country Music Jam from 1pm to 4pm – Open Mic and Local Talent. Food bank donations would be appreciated.


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As a follow-up to the articles by Editor Deb Crossen and reporter Pamela VanMeer in the January 18 issue of The Kawartha Promoter, let us rejoice. The Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market has only local vendors, some even local from the neck up. Having only local vendors at the market not only means you are buying a large variety of clean, safe, fresh, wholesome foods, but very close bonds are being created between buyer and seller. There is an interaction where names, vendor locations and experiences are exchanged. We are all blended in to be part of the community. Farmers’ markets were originally created to be local in scope, and we intend to keep the Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market in this venue. We are always looking for volunteers. On Saturday morning, we have lots of fun in a not-toostrenuous fashion, and there are a multitude of free perks – coffee, coffee and more coffee. Don’t be shy, join us. Call 705-738-9426 for more information. If you wish to help financially, the Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market is most amenable to donations and bequests. This year, we open on Saturday, May 19 and we hope to see you all there. Maicey, Charlie and the rest of the fun crew Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market

Fire Chief on Defensive

The Fire Chief had to defend his decision to build a new fire station where he wants to. The easy solution is to build it where the people want it. That, of course, is far too democratic. The distances between the two townships is small, so being in the middle is of no importance. The best solution is to use our $1.6 million, to upgrade both the existing fire halls. We look forward to the time when the Fire Chief, the Police Chief, and the City Manager, are elected positions. That will really put the people in the driving seat! Peter Weygang Bobcaygeon

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One of the most surprising decisions taken at the City of Kawartha Lakes Council meeting recently was to abandon rural transit until 2023. The City admitted it had no concrete plans for the future of transit to serve outlying communities, despite extensive input from the Kawartha LakesHaliburton Poverty Reduction Roundtable group. There had also been a pilot project with rural buses bringing residents from Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon into Lindsay on a somewhat regular basis. Council abandoned funding to this pilot project late last year and no other plans currently exist. Many rural councillors, including those involved with the Rural Poverty initiative, spoke strongly in favour of the motion to apply for a provincial government grant to help cover to costs of rural transit for the City of Kawartha Lakes. They believe the service should be available especially considering the hardship experienced by those without personal transportation. After a lively discussion, Council voted 10-6 against the motion. It’s expected that the issue will be revisited in the near future.

The KLCFDC is now accepting applications in the areas of Business Development (BD) and Community Innovation (CI) for the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP), a $48 million dollar Federal Government investment. BD Initiatives will lead to the growth of new and existing businesses and to job creation, ultimately strengthening and diversifying the City of Kawartha Lakes’ economy. CI projects enable community-led economic development that will enhance and diversify the innovative and economic capacity of the local and potentially regional economy and create employment.

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Council In A Feisty Mood By Kirk Winter

City of Kawartha Lakes Council started off the New Year on a combative note. Meeting for the first time since November 2017, multiple items were on the table, and much was said in a meeting that lasted almost three hours. In brief: • By a vote of 12-4, Council approved a notice to continue building a solar farm on Northline Road near Fenelon, despite the strenuous objection of Councillor Brian Junkin. He said that, despite what the City claimed, not all the adjacent land owners had been solicited for their approval. • A detailed and impassioned discussion was held about reopening the contract with the City’s current garbage and recycling provider. With the success of the clear bag program, staff said that less garbage is being picked up. Some Councillors felt the reduction in work for the company currently handling the contract could mean savings for the City. A decision was made to extend the contract with Miller for another two years as the City still does not have a funding model from the province regarding how they plan to assist municipalities with waste disposal in the future. That model has been promised in the next 12 to 18 months. • There was some debate about spiralling water costs right across the City, during a discussion about the possibility of switching to a new company for the City’s water and wastewater treatment operations.

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Council made a decision to extend with the current provider based on their exemplary service and quality product being produced. • Speeding on Cottingham Road, Meadowview Road and Hayes Line generated much discussion. Vehicles have been clocked along these roads in excess of 100 kilometers per hour, well over the posted limit. Local residents wanted speeds lowered in some places to 60 kilometers an hour, and more vigilant enforcement by the OPP. Council decided to install warning signs about speed limits as well as temporary electronic speed boards that show drivers their speed. • The River Road bridge reconstruction looks to be “the story that never seems to end” for affected residents in View Lake. The project was supposed to be finished last October. It is now slated to be completed in June. Council showed significant concern for affected residents whose businesses and farms have been disrupted by the closing of this key transportation artery. They blame cold weather and the bankruptcy of a key sub-contractor for the delays. • The last major issue discussed was the discrepancy between what bulk carriers of potable water pay to fill their trucks versus what households pay to turn on the tap. Bulk water users are paying 25 percent less than residential users and many found that to be unfair. This topic was referred back to staff for a report that will hopefully be available to council as soon as February. For those who have never seen a Council meeting, you missed one for the ages as both the Mayor and Council showed considerable breadth of knowledge on a dizzying number of issues. I found Councillors Gord James, Brian Junkin, Doug Elmslie and Heather Stauble particularly impressive in advocating for the voters who sent them to City Hall. It was a pleasure to watch them in action.

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Council Awards CHEST Fund Cash By Kirk Winter

The City of Kawartha Lakes has announced the recipients of this year’s CHEST Fund grants, and many groups in Lindsay and Bobcaygeon were successful in obtaining money for worthwhile projects in their communities. The sale of both Lindsay Hydro and Bobcaygeon Hydro to the province many decades ago provided the capital for this program. The monies from the sales were put in trust, with the specific goal of funding worthy community projects in Lindsay and Bobcaygeon. Every year, community groups put forward funding requests, and each year only a few are selected by the community volunteers who manage these two funds. A powerful drama about truth and reconciliation.

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This year in Lindsay there were seven successful applicants sharing almost $340,000, including this year’s big winner -- the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes. They received $150,000 to create an outdoor water park. Other recipients in Lindsay were: • The Kawartha Lakes Food Source – just over $9,500 • The John Howard Society - $6,700 • The Lindsay Agricultural Society - slightly more than $19,570 • The Kawartha Lakes Soccer Club - $12,000 • A Place Called Home - just over $76,907 • The Academy Theatre - $60,000. In Bobcaygeon, 12 proposals for funding adding up to about $75,000 were approved. The largest grant went to Kawartha Settlers’ Village. They received almost $14,000 to improve Henderson House with new insulation, windows and exterior paint. Other Bobcaygeon recipients included: • The Boyd Heritage Museum - $1,305 • The Bobcaygeon Skating Club - $2,067 • The Ontario Open Fiddle and Step Festival - $2,531 • The Bobcaygeon Music Council - $11,000 • The Bobcaygeon Canada Day Committee sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 239 – just over $13,274 • The Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce - $10,000 • The Kinette Club of Bobcaygeon - $2,000 • The Bobcaygeon Horticultural Society - $2,000 • Impact 32 that sponsors the Kawartha Works Community Cooperative - $10,700 • The Bobcaygeon Senior Citizens Centre - $6,547.


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Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) If you have travel plans in the near future, don’t be surprised if you discover more than ancient ruins or more than sea shells on the beach – we’re talking about a new love! Travel on! Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 20) “Love is a constant, no matter what form it takes in your life. Just as the sun rises and sets, so too does love come and go. And, like the sun, love will always reappear.” Aries (March 21 to April 20) Rest and be thankful: two good ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, dear Aries. Spend a quiet night at home, dream a little, light a candle – and be filled with gratitude for the love in your life. Taurus (April 21 to May 21) “Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.”: Saadi. That’s so true, Taurus. Outer looks compare nothing to the inner goodness and love that flow from the deep heart. Gemini (May 22 to June 22) Money doesn’t equal love. You’ve heard that before, Gemini, but only you can know the depth of its true meaning as it relates to you. Cancer (June 23 to July 23) If you think, Cancer, that the office romance that is blooming between you and your co-worker is a good idea, think again. We mean – think it through. It may work out, but make sure you understand all the ramifications and consequences. Good luck. Leo (July 24 to Aug. 23) Valentine’s Day is no time to be shy! Leo – reach

out, take the risk, make the first move, live on the edge. It could be the beginning of a whole new chapter in your life. You’ll never know until you do it! Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) It may be better to have loved and lost than spend the rest of your life with the wrong person. Valentine’s may be the perfect time – when all we hear about is ideal love – to ask some tough questions. Are there red flags in your relationship? Are you with them for the right reasons? Go with your gut feeling and if you need help, seek it out. Libra (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) It’s wonderful to receive love, Libra, especially on Valentine’s Day. But what if we decided to give love? Love to the stranger in the form of a smile, love to someone we know is lonely, love to a special person we know may not be getting a Valentine this year, but who deserves it more than most. Go ahead, Libra. We know you understand. Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) Romantic love is, yes, thrilling, dear Scorpio, but don’t forget all the other love out there! Your children, your parents, your friends – so many people offer us love, which we sometimes fail to acknowledge or fail to see. Open your eyes and your heart. Sagittarius (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) Love often hides, Sagittarius. It’s like a game that Cupid likes to play with us. Can we find it? How hard are we willing to look? And can we be strong enough to search in places we might, at first because of our biases, overlook? Step up and step out, we say. Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan .20) Remember, Capricorn, amid the sorrow and “bad apples” in this world, there are far more people who are good and who care and who love you for the sweet person you are. Do not be discouraged. Move forward, always.

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By Pamela VanMeer, Kawartha411

News or Editorial - a blurring of the lines

A few weeks ago, an 11-year-old girl in Toronto reported that a man tried to cut off her hijab as she and her brother walked to school. Police were investigating it as a hate crime. ​The girl, along with her mother and representatives from the Toronto District School Board recounted the story for the media. The story captured national attention, drawing comments from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory. The incident turned out not to be true and that left egg on the face of some media outlets who I feel lost all objectivity in reporting the incident. One headline read, “Toronto girl ‘really scared’ after man cuts her hijab on street.” ‘Stop doing this. I’m a kid’: Man cuts hijab off young girl, returns to attack again,” was another headline. Another headline was “A Toronto Muslim Girl’s Hijab Was Cut Off By A Man While She Was Walking To School.” From a journalism perspective, these headlines bother me. All my life I wanted to be a journalist. In my early 20’s I got the chance to first work at CHEX TV in Peterborough thanks to the Futures program. I had no formal education, just a desire to learn. I had the privilege of working with and learning from the great Wally Macht. Wally was the news anchor at CHEX at the time and had spent many years an the anchor on CTV’s Canada AM. I used to get so angry with Wally. He was constantly sending back my scripts saying “you are editorializing, change it.” It was always when I thought I had written something very clever. Some of my “best” work ended up on the floor or the editing

room so to speak. You see, what Wally was teaching me was that as a journalist your impressions, opinions and comments should not be part of the story. I once wrote something to the effect of “good news, the injured man survived.” Wally handed it back and said “that may not be good news to everybody, change it.” Years later when I actually went on to study journalism I realized the importance of what Wally had taught me. As a journalist, unless you actually witness something or someone is convicted of a crime, you don’t know for sure the incident happened or that it happened the way it’s being described. The man in my sentence above “reported” to police he was injured in the robbery. This young girl “reported” to police that her hijab had been cut off and that’s what the headline and stories should have said. I see a lot more of the word “allegedly” and “reported” to police since the hijab incident. In this day and age, when we have powerful people trying to convince the general public that legitimate news outlets are “fake news” it is imperative we double down and move away from editorializing. Journalists aren’t perfect and times have changed so maybe some degree of editorializing is now acceptable? However not when it comes to situations like this, in my opinion. Thanks Wally! You can find more local news and reports on


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In keeping with the mandate of the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, to recognize and support contemporary artistic talent, one Fine Art Award of $500 is available annually for an “emerging artist.” The award “will be given to an adult (age 17+), pursuing an education in the visual arts at a recognized Canadian art institution, who demonstrates community involvement and is in need of nurturing support and recognition.” The successful applicant will be selected by a panel of professional artists who are affiliated with the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival. The award will be presented during the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival on Sunday, August 19 at 4:30 pm. Applicants who have been shortlisted will be notified before the end of July, and one (per applicant) of their submitted works will be selected for display at the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival. The deadline for applications is June 30. For AGENT more information, visit or email The Buckhorn Fine Art Festival has been recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as a top 100 Festival for GENT 10 consecutive years. For further information please go to http:// Y ears award/ or contact Allyson Allin, Director at artfest@ or phone 705-657-1918. 0  Y ears

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One caring Port Perry retailer is hoping to help out the animals at the Whitby Humane Society, part of the Humane Society of Durham Region, by hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, February 10. From 11 until 3 that day, Vintage and Young (1874 Scugog Street in Port Perry) will offer a special “fill a bag for $10.00” and 75 and 90 percent off merchandise on the racks. In addition, there will be a dog bake sale, human bake sale, some really great raffle prizes, and on-the-spot “by donation” nail trim and ear cleaning for your pet. In addition, they will be collecting donated goods for the animals at the shelter, so you can drop off food, treats, bedding, toys and more. The Humane Society is 100 percent donationfunded, and all of the proceeds generated from the sale will go directly to the animals in need.



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Submitted by Linda Friend

Feeling “winter weary” these days? With a pencil, an order form and a seed catalogue, you can conjure up an early spring! There are many fine Canadian seed companies that offer a wide variety of seeds including annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs. The website,, provides a comprehensive list of Canadian companies including the well-known Veseys and Stokes, local Florabunda Seeds, and Wm Damm which guarantees non-treated, non-GMO seeds. Ordering seeds guarantees their freshness. You will be amazed by the wide range of selections, not just yellow or green or purple beans but stringless or good for freezing or tiny gourmet varieties. The catalogues themselves contain a wealth of information - all sorts of tips to increase your chances of success. Tropical plants are the topic of the Bobcaygeon and District Horticultural Society’s first meeting of 2018. Marg and Bob Burley of Burley’s Gardens will be discussing succulents, tropicals, orchids and cacti. Please join us for a spring interlude in February. We meet the third Thursday of the month, February 15, at Knox Street Presbyterian Church. Refreshments are served at 7pm, followed by a very short business meeting and our featured speaker. Visitors are most welcome. Visit us at


Submitted by April Scott

The Choristers practices are going well! We usually start with some vocal exercises before we get into serious learning! We could still use some new voices, especially in the bass and tenor sections. Come on, gentlemen - if the ladies can do it, so can you don’t be shy. We are pleased to welcome Pauline Johnston into the fold and hope that she will feel at home with us. There are two more ladies who are interested, one waiting for the weather to improve for night time

driving and the other recovering from pneumonia. Get well soon. We have no plans yet for a concert but I can assure you that as soon as there are I will let you know. I imagine there will be some nursing home visits in the spring. A new feature to our practices is a short theory session with Bob Plummer after the general practice. This is for anyone who would like to brush up on it or is needing help with sight reading. I think it will be very helpful and thank you, Bob, for doing this. That is all for this week. Keep warm and think Spring - I have been told it is down the road somewhere!


Submitted by Kawartha Conservation

Designed for landowners in rural, agricultural and shoreline areas of the Kawartha watershed, Kawartha Conservation’s Tree Seedling Program provides an inexpensive way to plant a selection of tree seedlings and native shrubs on your property. Bare root, one- to three-year-old trees and shrubs are priced from $0.75 to $1.95 per seedling, with minimum orders of 100 seedlings. “Deciduous trees planted on the south and west side of a home can decrease a homeowners’ cooling costs by up to 50 percent, while evergreen trees planted as wind breaks around homes can decrease heating costs by as much at 30 percent,” explained Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. Over the past 36 years, Kawartha Conservation has distributed more than 600,000 seedlings across the Kawartha Watershed.   The 2018 order form, as well as guidelines for selecting the best plants for your property, can be found at To place an order or to seek guidance about your tree planting project, please contact Holly Shipclark at 705-328-2271 ext. 240 or HShipclark@ The deadline to place an order is March 31, 2018.

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Monday, February 19 is Ontario’s Family Day, a day off work and school for many people. There are a lot of activities going on throughout the region, including Saturday, February 17 • At the Buckhorn Community Centre from 10am to 4pm, bring the family out for their annual Heritage Family Fun Day. Outdoor activities include public skating, free horse and wagon rides (from 11:30 to 2:30), snowshoeing and maple taffy. Indoor activities include entertainment and kids crafts. There’s also the annual baking contest. Admission is $5 for families, $2 for adults and $1 for children. Visit for more information. Sunday Feb 18th • From 10am to 3pm, Impact 32 in Bobcaygeon hosts Family Frostfest at the park at Lock 32 beside the swing bridge. Lots of activities, including the annual Snow Sculpture Contest. Build your creation, then volunteers will take photos of all entries. The public will vote on their favourite. Ballots will be available on site, or you can vote for the photograph of the sculpture you like best on Facebook at facebook. com/Impact32. Keep up with all the activities there! • From 1 to 3 pm, it’s the Coboconk and District Lions Club Sleigh Ride in Balsam Lake Park. Free hot dogs and hot chocolate. A donation to the Food Bank would be greatly appreciated. Monday, February 19 • From 11am to 4pm, visit Gamiing Nature Centre for their annual Winterlude celebration. It’s a family gathering with activities for everyone, including children’s shows, hiking, warm food and drinks, snowman building and wildlife tracking. Admission is by donation. Visit for more information.

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Happy Valentine’s Day WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN? By Deb Crossen

I was speaking to a few friends, asking for their advice on content for our Valentine’s Day page here in The Kawartha Promoter. They asked me why I was asking them ... two single women... and both laughed. Then one friend reiterated the story about one Valentine’s Day when she walked by a home in town ... where a woman was shovelling the driveway while a man watched. Isn’t love wonderful? According to, here are some fun statistics: • In 2016 in the U.S., Valentine’s Day sales reached an all-time high of $19.7 billion. • $1.7 billion will be spent on chocolate and candy • 19 percent of survey respondents give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets, spending a total of $681 million in 2016

• Fifty percent of marriage proposals happen on Valentine’s Day • In 2016, American consumers spent $4.5 billion on jewelry for Valentine’s Day. • 34 percent of consumers plan to eat out on February 14, making Valentine’s Day the second busiest day of the year for restaurants.


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Borelians Community Theatre in Port Perry will present “Sisters”, a poignant drama that focuses on the story of a nun who was placed at a residential school in Eastern Canada in the 1960s. Director Helen Coughlin explains, “It is about her struggle between her good intentions, her internal struggle with God and how she is led to behave in a way she may not have anticipated.” “Although the subject matter seems dark, the play is hopeful at times, comedic at points and allows the audience to witness a moving and poignant story, through the eyes of a teacher who began with good intentions,” says Carolyn Goff, who plays Sister Mary. The show runs at Town Hall 1873 Centre for the Performing Arts in Port Perry from February 15 to 24. Regular price tickets are $24 with special group and student rates. Thursday nights are “buy one ticket get the second for 50 percent off.” Friday February 16 is also the show’s Gala premiere Celebration. You can find out more at

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Do you heat your house with oil? Then you know there is a risk of costly property and environmental damage due to leaks or spills which is why it is a factor in determining your home insurance premium. This is especially significant for oil-heated homes adjacent to water, where the environmental impact increases exponentially. Living in the Kawartha’s, we have a higher percentage of these type of homes. Location is key Indoor tanks are not exposed to extreme temperatures, which cause water to build up in the tank and cause corrosion. Indoor tanks last longer, and should there be a leak, there is greater likelihood that odours can be detected early on, avoiding serious spills. Trust the experts • Have your tank installed by a registered contractor. Contact your heating oil provider for more information and to request regular inspections. • Make sure your tank is ULC or UL-approved, whether your tank is made of steel or fiberglass. Do not settle for anything less. • When replacing an your old tank, the oil remaining in the old tank should never be transferred. contaminants from the old tank will then be transferred to the new. • The fuel line should have a protective covering to reduce the risk of a leak. • If outside, protect the line from the weight of snow, ice or other objects that could cause damage and rupture the line. • Install the fuel line on a downward slope from the tank to the building to prevent the accumulation of water and possible freezing of the line If you ever suspect a leak, call your oil service provider immediately. Then call us, or your broker to begin the claim process. As average

clean-up costs can range from $250,000 to $500,000 it is imparitive to make sure you are covered correctly. If you have questions, we have answers - call us and let’s talk about your insurance.

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LOST UPDATE There have been a number of sightings of Tall Boy, our lost pet giraffe. We thank you for your emails and faxes expressing concern. A reader in Coboconk told us she had sent Tall Boy home. But he has not returned. We believe he may have stopped off somewhere near Kinmount to seek out his long-lost love, Rhoda the Rhino in time for Valentine’s Day. We must continue the search for Tall Boy and hope he returns home soon.

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Adult Day Programs - Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls , Little Britain, Lindsay & Omemee. Community Care - Call 705324-7323 FEB 9 & 10 - Booksale, Bobcaygeon library 9am-2pm. Feb 9,16, 23 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs, Bobcaygeon Senior Citizens Centre. Pre-booked appointments required, call 705-8794100. FEB 12 - monthly Diners Club seniors luncheon, Kirkfield Lions Hall, noon. Call 705-324-7323 to reserve. FEB 12 - Living With Cancer support group at Hospice Services (2 Kent St. W., Lindsay), 2 p.m. A group for those living with cancer or undergoing treatment. No charge. Call 705-879-4123. FEB 12 & 26 - Sexual Health Clinic, 10am - noon. Confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing & sexual health teaching. Testing & treatment of STIs. For more info or appointment, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2205. FEB 13 - Caregiver Support Group for people caring for frail older adults or adults with disabilities or chronic conditions. Fenelon Falls United Church, 1:30-3:30 p.m. No charge. 705-324-7323 for more info. FEB 13 - 11am- 1pm. Kirkfield Historical Museum Pancake Adults $7 children $4. 705-438-5454 or kdhs@ FEB 13 - Pancake supper, St. James Anglican Church , Fenelon Falls. 5 & 6:30 pm. Adults $8, Children under 12 $4. Tickets: 705-887-2537. FEB 13, 15, 20 & 27- Diners Club seniors luncheon, 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. FEB 14 - (Ash Wednesday)- Lenten services & light lunch Christ Church Anglican, Bobcaygeon; noon. All welcome. FEB 14 - “Ashes on My Nose” Ash Wednesday program for children, St. James Anglican, Fenelon Falls. 9:30 - 3:30 pm. Care available to 5pm. Register by Feb 10. s.keesmaat@ 705-887-9429. $15 or pay what you can. FEB 14, 16, 23 & 26 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs, 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Pre-booked appointments required, 705-879-4100. FEB 14, 21 & 28 - Greet & Eat luncheon for seniors, Village Housing, Lindsay, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. FEB 15 - Circle of Hope for the Bereaved - free support group for those who have recently lost a loved one to share with others. 2 Kent St. W., Lindsay, noon - 1:30 p.m. 705879-4123 for info or to register. FEB 15 - Food for Thought Luncheon, Manilla Hall. 10am followed by lunch. $7. RSVP: 705 357 3637 FEB 15 & 22 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs, 1027 Portage Rd., Kirkfield. Pre-booked appointments required. Call 705-879-4100 to inquire about services and fees FEB 15 & 22 - Sexual Health Clinic, 4:40-6:30pm. Confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing & sexual health teaching. Testing & treatment of STIs. For more info or appointment, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2205. FEB 18 - Coboconk Lions annual sleigh ride. Balsam Lake Park. 1-3pm. Free hot dogs and hot chocolate. Donations to the food bank appreciated. FEB 20 - Food Handler Course, 9am - 4pm, Health Unit office, Lindsay. $40 per person. For info & to confirm space availability, call Health Unit: 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2231. FEB 20 & 24 - Friends of the Lindsay Library book sale.

FEB 20 & 27 - Queer Youth Kawartha Lakes Group, for queer youth in Kawartha Lakes meets every Tuesday (unless otherwise indicated). For more info, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2228, or text (705) 878-2723. 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 - Euchre, Bolsover Community Centre,1:15 p.m. For more info call Lorraine 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. TUES - Queer Youth Kawartha Lakes Group, for queer youth in Kawartha Lakes meets every Tuesday (unless otherwise indicated). For more info, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2228, or text (705) 878-2723. 2nd TUES - The Kawartha Settlers’ Village Quilters meet at Trinity Church, Bobcaygeon. New members & guests welcomed. Contact: 3rd TUES - Free clinics are now at the Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre, 10 a.m. - noon. No appointments are needed. Last TUES - Victoria Haliburton Amatuer Radio Association, monthly meeting, Police Department Building, Community Services Room, Lindsay., 7:30 pm. Call 705-879-4159 for any further info. 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 9:30noon 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. WED - Darts, Bolsover Community Centre, 1:30 p.m. 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. 705-438-1439. THURS - Bridge & Cribbage Bolsover Community Centre, 1p.m. $2 weekly per event.

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Caygeon De ture ture Caygeon De Fernando Paiz, Denturist

Fernando Paiz, Denturist

Health & Wellness February IS Heart and Stroke Month

By Kirk Winter

Since 1954, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has been raising money, particularly during the Your first choice in Complete & Partial Dentures. month of February, to fund research and treatment for Serving the Kawarthas & Haliburton Highlands for over 25 years. heart disease. Today, more than 2.4 million Canadians Your first choice in Complete & Partial Dentures. over the age of 20 live with ischemic heart disease, the Precision dentures Serving• the Kawarthas & Haliburton Highlands over 25 years. 103 Main for Street second leading cause of death in Canada. • Implant secured dentures Bobcaygeon, ON We’re all aware of the risk factors for heart and • Same day repairs and relines • Precision dentures 705-738-5177 stroke include smoking, lack of exercise, unhealthy 103 Main Street • Dental plans accepted • Implant secured dentures 888-322-3032 • No referrels required diet, being overweight, high blood pressure, high • Same day repairs and relines Bobcaygeon, ON cholesterol, diabetes, and stress. But what you may 705-738-5177 • Dental plans accepted not know is, that according to the Heart and Stroke 888-322-3032 • No referrels required Foundation, four in 10 Canadians possess at least three of these factors, putting them at significant risk. Even higher risk factors exist if there is a pre-existing family history, you are First Nations or South Asian, you Fernando Paiz is one of the very few are a man over the age of 45, or a woman over 55 who has experienced menopause. denturists in Ontario who is certified The Heart and Stroke Foundation is undaunted by in the revolutionary Dr. Abe’s Lower the above numbers pointing out the huge step forwards in research and treatment since 1954. From open heart Suction Denture Technique. The surgery to the first heart transplant, cutting edge surgery customized style and fabrication of to correct irregular heartbeats and the discovery of the these dentures will work in harmony clot busting drug IPA, thousands of lives have been with your muscle and jaw movements. saved and many strokes have been avoided. Surgery has now reached the point that in-uterine heart surgery As many as 80% of people are can be done with a great chance for success. candidates for lower suction dentures. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is ploughing millions of dollars into genome and genetic research Would you like to know so that heart attacks and strokes can be treated if you are an eligible candidate? proactively and possibly be prevented long before they were to occur. Call us today for your complimentary Inspired and life saving research and innovation consultation. Fernando will guide are expensive to fund. During the month of February, canvassers will be coming to your doors hoping you into finding comfort you will support the important work that Heart and with your dentures. Stroke does. According to Lori Armour, Senior Area Manager for the Heart and Stroke Foundation responsible for To see the benefits of having Durham, Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough, the City Lower Suction Dentures, of Kawartha Lakes has always given generously, not go online and check out our link: just during Heart Month where last year thousands were raised, but to the other fundraising opportunities synonymous with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Last year, local groups participating in the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke (which takes place every spring and summer) raised record amounts.

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Jump Rope for Heart, celebrating its 35th birthday, has more than 4,000 elementary schools participating in its annual activities, including many schools in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The door-to-door campaign, along with the Big Bike, Jump Rope for Heart, the annual Ride for Heart in Toronto that featured over 20,000 participants last year and the Heart and Stroke Lottery, which always sells out, provides the much needed cash infusion to keep the fight against heart attacks and stroke moving forward. Almost every extended Canadian family has been impacted by diseases of the heart, so please give generously when the opportunity avails itself. With your help we can make heart disease and stroke a thing of the past.

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A Tribute to Dana is a Bonspiel to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer’s Society, held at the Fenelon Falls Curling Club on Saturday January 13 (Dana’s birthday). Curlers came together for a day of learning about how to keep your brain healthy and for friendly competition. The FFCC curling members put on a delicious meal, contributed draw prizes for the table and curled in the bonspiel. There was entertainment all afternoon by Marc Ekins, Dana’s son. Dana’s 3 sisters and 1 brother came from Gravenhurst for the occasion, and Dana’s husband John played in the bonspiel. Thanks to all the club members, Fenelon Falls Curling Club, the club with a big heart. Gail Allman, President of Fenelon Falls Curling Club presented a cheque in the amount of $2,400 to Carolyn Hemminger of the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, & Haliburton. (Submitted by Darlene Young)

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✔ Difficulty Wearing CPAP ✔ Dry, Stuffy Nose, Dry Mouth ✔ Difficulty Falling Asleep ✔ Annoyed By The Noise Mask, Skin Irritation or ✔ Leaky Pressure Sores ✔ Feeling Claustrophobic


If you find yourself constantly asking people to repeat what they have said to you, it is a good indication that you have a hearing problem that should be diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, all too many people who could benefit from wearing a hearing aid shy away from getting one. Most of these individuals fear that they will draw attention to themselves and their hearing deficiency if they wear a hearing aid. However, the fact is that those who ask people to constantly repeat themselves are drawing more undue attention to themselves than they would with a hearing aid. In fact, most hearing aids are so small that they do not attract the attention of others at all. Hearing is a vital part of communication with those around us. If your hearing is suffering from age-related loss, noise and noise pollution, disease, or trauma, seek the professional attention of one of our Audiologists. Hearing loss varies by type and degree, so we offer comprehensive evaluations and a complete line of hearing aids to suit each person’s particular needs. Come see us at our Clinic and have your hearing tested. It’s painless, doesn’t take very long, and can help you more than you know. P.S. Many hearing aids fit entirely in the ear canal where they are virtually invisible.

February 8, 2018 - The Kawartha Promoter



By Deb Crossen

A friend of mine recently fell on the ice while walking down his mother’s driveway. He hit his head during the fall. There was no visible bump on his head, but he became confused and had a really bad headache within about 30 minutes. His wife insisted he go to the ER to have it checked out and, sure enough, he had a concussion. Injuries from falling on ice can include anything from back pain to concussions, and are particularly serious for those over 50, whose bones are often more brittle and susceptible to breakage. Here are just a couple of my suggestions: Years ago, there was a commercial for some product or other, with the slogan “Walk Like A Penguin.” That means shuffling along with your feet flat to the surface. I find this works well on ice or snow-covered areas where there could be ice underneath. It may not look fashionable, but it works!

Speaking of fashion, I bought a pair of strap-on treads for my boots. So if it’s really icy, these things will grip into the surface beneath my feet and keep me standing. They work, too! Use the ice-melting products or traction products on stairways, decks, driveways and other surfaces. I usually keep a container in my car, in case I get somewhere that hasn’t been treated.


Kawartha Lakes Food Source is holding a raffle with some really great prizes.  • 1st prize: 2 tickets to the March 14, 2018 game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Dallas Stars (Section 109, Row 11, Seats 23 & 24) • 2nd Prize: $500 Via Rail Pass (donated by VIA Rail Canada)  • 3rd Prize: large handmade pottery bowl (donated by Haliburton School of Fine Arts + Design) Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at Kawartha Lakes Food Source (41 George Street West in Lindsay )and Fresh Fuell (146 Kent Street West, Lindsay). If you are interested in selling tickets to help support KLFS, please contact the office. The draw will take place on February 14 at 3pm at Kawartha Lakes Food Source. The winners are responsible to pick up their prizes.  All proceeds will support Kawartha Lakes Food Source.

GENTLE CARE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Times are changing at Bobcaygeon Family Dentistry - Come check us out! “Our Dental Office Provides”

• Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) ... no need to be anxious about your appointments • Family Friendly Dental Care ... helping to keep your teeth looking and feeling great • Dental Implants .... experience total comfort and confidence with implant supported teeth • Cosmetic Dentistry ... helping to enhance the look and function of your smile

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Come meet our Exceptional Dental Team • Wisdom Teeth .... we offer laughing gas (nitrous Oxide) for your comfort • Professional Tooth Whitening ... to help get your whitest and brightest smile • Dentures and Denture repairs; non- surgical treatment of gum disease • Endodontics ... root canal treatment • Emergency Care ..... we provide treatment when you need it most

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February 8, 2018 - The Kawartha Promoter

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February 8, 2018 - The Kawartha Promoter



February 8, 2018 - The Kawartha Promoter

The Kawartha Promoter - February 8, 2018.  

The Kawartha Promoter - February 8, 2018.

The Kawartha Promoter - February 8, 2018.  

The Kawartha Promoter - February 8, 2018.