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Thursday, June 14, 2018 Volume 28, Issue 11

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Father’s Day • Health & Wellness • Election Wrap-Up

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After weeks of shaking hands, making promises and calling each other out, we now know who is going to lead our province. The people have spoken loud and clear for change with the election of Doug Ford as the next leader of our province. It’s a majority government, with the Conservatives soundly taking sitting Premier Kathleen Wynne out. I think it’s only time before we see the true colours of the big blue machine. Will Premier Ford be able to keep his promises or become Trumpesque and blame others when things don’t work out? According to his campaign platform, we should expect more than $7 billion in annual tax cuts, transparency, lower hydro bills, revamping of Hydro One, lower gas prices, and changes to education and minimum wages. I’m sorry that my local long-time MPP Jeff Leal was not elected. I met Jeff on many occasions and whatever you might think about the leader of his party, he brought money, jobs and

dignity to our rural area. Dave Smith, our new Conservative MPP, has big shoes to fill. Congratulations to Conservative Laurie Scott, the MPP again for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. For the first time in a long time she’ll have the weight of a majority government to bring economic development, jobs and funding to the area. There has already been much on social media and I’m sure there will be more to come. But we must remain positive and let the mud-slinging stop. Those who didn’t cast their ballot on June 7 have no right to complain. Ford has four years to prove himself and deserves the chance to do that.

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When my husband, John, and I moved to Bobcaygeon and joined the Bobcaygeon Lions, little did we know how much we would learn to appreciate our new friends and community. We recently were involved in the first Bobcaygeon Lions/Pet Valu Guide Dog Walk put on by our own Pet Valu and the Bobcaygeon Lions. It was a tremendous success, far surpassing our goal of raising $5,000. Instead, we raised over $12,000. We were truly flabbergasted by the outpouring of community support, from financial donations to walkers and their beloved dogs with pledge supporters.

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This event would not have been successful without the support of the members of the Bobcaygeon Lions, and especially the Dog Walk committee headed by Janet McMann. She was our driving force and actually pushed us to take on this worthwhile cause. It was a huge undertaking, but her passion kept us working hard. Thank you Janet!!! A huge thanks as well to committee members David Savournin, John Darling, Gwen Pelley, Marnie Durham, and Lynda Darling. (I thought I may as well include myself, lol). There are so many other supporters to be thanked – they’re listed in our ad on page 25. We were really overwhelmed by your generosity and support. On behalf of the Bobcaygeon Lions, Pet Valu, and the Lions Guide Dog Foundation, THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE!!!!! Yes, my husband and I definitely chose the best place to live. Lion Lynda Darling Bobcaygeon


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In one of the briefest Council sessions I have covered this spring, one deputation, one report from staff and one issue about City tendering were front and centre.

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A deputation from the homeowners at 59 Cambridge Street in Lindsay was brought forward to Council. The fence in question, built by the homeowners two years ago to give their children a safe play space, was discovered by the City to be encroaching on City property by eight feet when the homeowners applied for a building permit to build a garage on their property. The City Land Management Committee recommended the fence be removed, but suggested to the homeowners that before any final decision was made that they take the issue to Council. The fence not only encroached eight feet on City property, but it boxed in the utilities on the Cambridge Street side of the property on the wrong side of the fence. The homeowners’ presentation pointed out that they had used the same sight lines as other properties on both Cambridge and Bond Street, and that they were prepared to enter into a land use agreement with the City that stated if the utilities ever needed to be

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accessed that all costs would be borne by the land owner. Councillors Dunn and James spoke in favour of allowing the fence to remain, while Councillors Martin and Junkin suggested that allowing people to build illegally and ask for permission later was not a good precedent. A vote was called and the fence will stay, with all costs borne by the land owner if at any time the City needs to access either the land or the utilities underneath it.

City of Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Report

Staff presented an update on what the City has done since 2013 to make the community more accessible to those with a wide variety of disabilities. Examples given of progress include: • accessible bussing, bus stops and bus shelters • new sidewalks and walking paths that are walker friendly • signs throughout the City that have appropriate font sizes for those who are visually challenged • audio assistance at Council meetings for those in attendance who are hard of hearing • a program that ensures that all new City builds and renovations are handicapped accessible • a new splash pad and parks that are barrier free • audible signals at more and more crosswalks throughout the City. The presenter shared that one in seven Ontarians have some kind of disability, and those disabilities limit what people can do on a daily basis. The situation will also worsen in the City as our predominantly middleaged population grows older. Mayor Letham and Council were pleased with the report, but said in the next 5-year plan much more

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The City is in the process of buying new cabs and chassis for two City ambulances that will be mounted on the existing frames of the two ambulances being rebuilt. Councillor Junkin wondered why the work was being done in Saskatchewan rather than in Ontario. Staff pointed out that the Ministry of Health has approved only two ambulance rebuilders in all of Canada. One is in Quebec, the other is in Saskatoon. Apparently, ambulances are in a class of their own when being retrofitted, and unlike other City vehicles that can be rebuilt by a City sanctioned shop in Durham Region. Council voted in favour of sending the ambulances to Saskatoon for their rebuilding. Many in attendance were surprised when Mayor Letham announced that the June 19 meeting had so many deputations on the docket that the meeting would begin at 11, rather than the normal start time of 2, with a break for lunch at 1. Better bring my sleeping bag for that marathon in the making! Correction In the last issue of City Hall News I incorrectly reported that council did not provide the Old Gaol Museum financial assistance to get them through a difficult 2018 budget year. I misheard the resolution put forward by Councillor Junkin, and almost unanimously supported by the rest of council. Council did vote in favour of supporting the museum in its time of need, and has asked that a business plan be provided sometime in the first quarter of 2019. The mistake was mine. ~Kirk Winter

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Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment Conceptual Design - Public Open House The City of Kawartha Lakes is excited to initiate this project and recognize the importance of Bobcaygeon Beach Park redesign to the community. Landscape Planning Limited is leading the design project. The conceptual design will include innovative approaches and progressive technologies that are sustainable and operationally feasible. All design elements are to meet or exceed Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation Guidelines and Design of Public Spaces Standards. The design shall have a focus on water recreation and facilitate use by various water craft user groups including activities such as rowing, kayaking, canoeing and motorized water craft. The design shall incorporate outdoor pavilions, docking to provide access to the Big Bob Channel, washroom facilities to service all park users, playground structures, water view walking paths, riparian shoreline improvements with a focus on connection to all park features. The overall design is to foster a water play focus. Public input is a key component to the design development. A Public Open House has been scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Bobcaygeon/Verulam Community Centre second floor from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This meeting is an opportunity for community members to share thoughts, concerns, and ideas directly with the project team. For more information please contact: Jenn Johnson, Manager City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation & Culture Division 705-324-9411 extension 1350

The Purpose of This Meeting is to provide information to the public and to gather public comment with respect to the proposed CIP. City staff will provide an overview of the priority areas, financial incentive programs and eligibility requirements. Following the public consultation period a subsequent Council Meeting will be scheduled to present the final CIP. Information relating to the CIP is now available from the City of Kawartha Lakes Development Services Department – Planning Division, Lindsay Service Centre, 180 Kent Street West, Lindsay, during regular office hours; and at the City of Kawartha Lakes website: Any person may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation in respect of the CIP. At the meeting, presentations that would take longer than ten minutes should be presented in written form and summarized verbally. All submissions will be considered. If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the City of Kawartha Lakes to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Kawartha Lakes before the proposed CIP is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Kawartha Lakes before the proposed CIP is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Kawartha Lakes on the proposed CIP, you must make Notice of a Public Meeting a written request to the City of Kawartha Lakes by providing City of Kawartha Lakes your name and address on the appropriate form at the public Strategic Community Improvement Plan meeting, or by sending such request to the address provided Take notice that the Planning Advisory Committee, below. For more information about this matter, including on behalf of the Council of the City of Kawartha Lakes, will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday, July 4, information about appeal rights, contact Leah Barrie at the 2018 at 1pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 26 contact information provided below. Dated at the City of Kawartha Lakes this 6th Day of June, 2018. Francis Street, Lindsay. The Strategic Community Improvement Plan (CIP) proposes financial incentive programs to encourage Leah Barrie, Policy Planning Supervisor repairs and improvements to commercial and mixed-use 180 Kent Street West, Lindsay properties, restoration of heritage buildings, creation of or retrofits to affordable rental housing in mixed-use 705-324-9411 Ext. 1240 buildings, and downtown mainstreet revitalization and enhancements. The CIP extends city-wide. June 14, 2018 - The Kawartha Promoter



Trent Lakes Council has received the final Streetscape/Greenspace Design for Buckhorn from Skelton Brumwell & Associates Engineering consultants from Barrie. After much public consultation including 130 survey responses, it was determined that the number one concern for residents was walking trails and sidewalks. Currently, Buckhorn has few places for pedestrians to manoeuvre the streets. The second key concern was streetscape improvements. Landon Black (representing Skelton Brumwell) presented Council with a detailed plan for the community that included sidewalks, crosswalks, parking proposals, a park, methods to achieve these changes and costs for each phase. Consultations had also been carried out with Curve Lake First Nation regarding what Black termed

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‘cultural bridge flora (plants)’ for the parkland proposal. Improving the safety of pedestrians and enhancing the beauty of Buckhorn would make visitors more comfortable, encourage them to stay longer and spend more money in local businesses.


By Glenna Burns

A while back, Trent Lakes Council was forced by Provincial Pay Equity legislation to undergo a review of staff and Council salaries. After a review of a consulting firm’s findings, it was concluded that the Mayor’s position was underpaid, while the Deputy Mayor and Councillor positions were well paid, when all were compared with other municipalities in Peterborough County. Since annual salary increments of 1.8 percent are paid out to Council and staff, it was resolved not to pay those salary increments to the Deputy Mayor and Council members, but to continue to pay the increase to the Mayor’s position. Councillor Terry Lambshead said, “We should continue to increase the Mayor’s salary to differentiate it from the Deputy Mayor.” Lough Barnes Consulting Group (LBCG) was hired to help the Municipality become compliant with the Provincial legislation, to maintain internal equity among staff, to ensure salary structure was consistent with the Municipality’s current and future needs and to create an appropriate job evaluation tool. The process to review Trent Lakes was a complex study involving consultations, document reviews, comparison studies, interviews, cost impact studies and job evaluations of 32 positions. A job evaluation system was completed as a tool to determine the relative worth of jobs within the organization in ‘a systematic and objective way’.

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The study also reviewed external market data to compare what Trent Lakes pays its employees compared to other municipalities of a similar population. Eighteen non-unionized positions were reviewed. All jobs evaluated were either just above current market salary value or at market value. This is important for municipal hiring, as competitive salaries attract the best employees.


By Glenna Burns

People who would like to thank the appellants who have been working hard since 2012 to stop the Dewdney quarry proposal near Nogies Creek will have a chance to do so in July. On Thursday, July 12, friends of the appellants will present Limestone Blues 2, at Kawartha Coffee in Bobcaygeon from 6 to 10 pm. The evening will be a celebration/fundraiser with music, food/drink and a silent auction. Save the date for this drop-in event. In September everyone involved in this case will return to court as the proponent Dewdney Mountain Farms attempts to have an appeal granted to continue the case. If the ‘Leave to Appeal’ is not granted, then this court process is finished, and the proponent must start over again. A special Go-Fund-Me page has been created to help with legal costs. You can donate directly at www.

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Happy Father’s Day - Sunday, June 17 By Deb Crossen

Considering all the single parent families, LGBTQ families, and grandparents parenting families, it’s only a matter of time before Mother’s Day and Father’s Day becomes Great Parent’s Day instead. But until that happens, it’s time to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17. My Dad was a veteran of World War II, a humanitarian and, until John, was the one man I knew I could count on. He wasn’t the “traditional” father – not always the breadwinner or baconbringer. My Mom had a career as a nurse, so Dad spent a lot of time at home with us. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, my Dad went on a crusade. He became Operations Manager for the Canadian relief efforts in

Biafra. He spent months away from home, putting his life on the line to bring medical supplies and food into that war-torn country. My Dad passed away on February 21, 1989. There isn’t a day that goes by all these years later that I don’t miss him. I had a dream about him only once since his passing. He was standing alone in a white room and opened his arms to me. I walked into the most calming, peaceful hug of my life that night. I remember waking up in the morning feeling full of love and knowing my life was going in the right direction. This isn’t just a remembrance of my Dad, but it’s a reminder that we should use all this time we have with our family members to reminisce about the past, live in the present, and look toward the future. Thanks to all the Dads out there, no matter what shape or form you take.

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By Hayley Phoenix-Winterburn

Canadian small town festivals celebrate a variety of themes, reinforce the identity of a town, and make sure that traditions continue for future generations to enjoy. It is a time when residents can come together to boast about their community, and take pride in where they live. The community spirit which results from festivals is contagious and is sure to put a smile on your face. These events are important for residents, but they also hold significance for businesses and community groups! Every year many summer residents pass through the towns and villages of the Kawartha Lakes -- our festivals attract visitors to stop, take it all in, and experience all the fantastic businesses and landscapes that our small towns have to offer. Festivals also attract visitors, even during times when festivals aren’t happening! One great example of the quintessential Canadian festival comes from Coboconk. The fresh water of Balsam Lake has always played a major role, and is still recognized for its importance today. Coboconk is home to the highest body of fresh water from which

one is able to circumnavigate the world. This means you are able to reach all four oceans by starting in Coby without ever touching land. This claim to fame certainly makes Coboconk a unique area! To commemorate this historic event, Coboconk hosts the annual Canada’s Fresh Water Summit Festival for a weekend of family fun. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Festival!   The Festival begins at the Coboconk Wharf on Friday night from 7pm to 11pm with great food from local restaurants. This year we are excited to kick off the Summit weekend with music from Live on the Line! The Festival continues into Saturday with free activities for all in Lions Park -- including a professional water ski and flyboard show and Kids’ Zone activities such as a bouncy castle, face painting, Zoo to You, and more! Be sure to check out community displays and artisan booths, and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast. End your weekend with an outdoor worship service on Sunday celebrating the role of water in our lives in the Lion’s Park Amphitheatre followed by a picnic lunch. Join us for the 2018 Canada’s Fresh Water Summit Festival from June 15 to 17. We are looking forward to celebrating with you!

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Live on the Line brings their special brand of “beauty music” to the wharf in Coboconk on Friday, June 15 to kick off the Fresh Water Summit Festival. The party starts at 7pm and admission is $7.50. That includes some yummy food from some of your favourite local restaurants.


One of the highlights of the Fresh Water Summit Festival is the professional water ski and flyboard show at the waterfront. So what is flyboarding, you ask? A flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath, providing thrust for the rider to fly up to 50 feet (15m) in the air. The experienced flyboarder can also dive headlong into the water and back up again. Make your way to Lion’s Park on Saturday at 11am to see how the pros do it!


The popular Norland Festival takes place on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 in this beautiful community. Located on the Gull River at the north end of Shadow Lake, Norland is a remarkable town marked by the granite that comprises the Canadian Shield and everywhere are the cedars and pines that are reminiscent of Group of Seven paintings. On Saturday, July 14, you can enjoy a number of activities for the whole family beginning at 8am. • “RedNeck Ruckus” Mixed LOB Ball Tournament • Horse Shoe Tournament • Displays and Crafts • Children’s Activities

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By Denise Livingstone

On Saturday, June 2, the Cricket’s Handbag hosted a Jane Austen inspired day at an historic homestead near Balsam Lake. The afternoon began with letters written with a dipping pen, folded to become their own envelope, then sealed with sealing wax and monogrammed seal. A tutorial on how to wrap a regency period turban followed with a lesson on the language of the fan. The day wrapped up with a six course tea that included several historic recipes mentioned in Jane Austen novels. The wonderfully decorated stone farmhouse made it very easy to imagine Jane and the activities that filled her days. To find out about this and other events, follow us on Facebook at “The Cricket’s Handbag”.

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feasts, welcoming everyone home, regardless of differences. Can you put this to practice in your own life, Cancer? Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Don’t let fear take over your life, Aquarius. Leo (July 24 to Aug. 23) A musical opportunity is in the air for you, Leo, in Accept it as normal in many situations, and then try to move past it. Tell yourself the coming days. Even if you don’t consider yourself “musical” don’t ignore this to “try” whatever it is you fear. Don’t think you have to conquer every challenge chance to bring something new -- and quite possibly rewarding -- into your life. -- all you have to do is just try! You may even discover a hidden talent.   Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 20) Unhappiness with your love life is understandable Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) The sages among us like to say that grief is sometimes,  Pisces, but it is no reason to make rash decisions about the ‘love with nowhere to go’. Always remember, Virgo, that for anyone who has future of your family. Think clearly and deliberately of ALL the consequences experienced the loss of a loved one, whether it’s yourself or others, that grief towards which your actions may lead. is intimate and unique to each individual, and no one person can tell another   how to feel.  Aries (March 21 to April 20) If you plan on carrying the weight of the world on   your shoulders, Aries, you had better make sure you have strong back muscles. Libra (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) Now is the time to rest and focus on your health, Yes, it’s good of you to want to take care of others, but you cannot help them if Libra. Your physical health will affect your mental and emotional stages, and you, yourself, are not strong. So, take care of YOU, too! vice versa. Make sure to do everything possible to enhance all three!     Taurus (April 21 to May 21) Do you consider yourself a success, Taurus? When Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) You will soon be re-united with a loved one you adding up the yes and no answers to that question, remember all the obstacles are missing, Scorpio. Don’t let separation come between true friendship or love. you overcame, even if they did not lead to the success you expected. You grew Look to the night sky and know they are seeing the same moon and stars you and learned from those obstacles, and that is indeed a form of success! are seeing, and you will soon be together again.     Gemini (May 22 to June 22) Ideas are wonderful things -- but they’re nothing Sagittarius (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) “Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but without action. We can sit and conjure up all kinds of great things, Gemini, but peace amid the storm.” Author Unknown. Dear Sag, there will always be storms those things need plans and preparations to make them work. Start small. in this thing called life. We cannot escape them, but we can know how we react Choose one action that you wish to see happen -- then set your course! to them -- raging against them, and serenely finding peace amid them.    Cancer (June 23 to July 23) The Strawberry Full Moon rises to greet the Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Your work has taken over your life recently, earth on June 28, bringing with it a message of reconciliation, according to Capricorn, and now it’s time to tell it to move to the back seat. It’s time for you native Americans. It was during this moon cycle that communities held annual to relax a little and enjoy life a lot! Melodie McCullough

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Dr. Eric Orpana’s spotless record as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon came under attack recently from the​ Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR), which made allegations about the sterilization methods employed at Dr. Orpana’s Lakeland Clinic. According to the surgeon, his sterilization methods have always and continue to exceed what is necessary to prevent the transmission of disease through dental procedures. That includes compliance with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario’s strict sterilization guidelines. In an effort to provide his patients with important context regarding the HKPR District Health Unit correspondence with his patients and their media statements, Dr. Orpana wrote those patients who have heard from the District Health Unit to provide important perspective and information about what really happened. In an email to the Kawartha Promoter, Dr. Orpana said, “The District Health Unit’s investigation was not prompted by a patient complaint regarding the Clinic. They have not proven a single patient was exposed to a transmittable disease as the result of a dental surgery procedure performed at the Lakeland Clinic.” Dr. Orpana’s practice remains open, and is

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The Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation is thankful for the support of the Kawartha Credit Union and its Community Involvement Program. Michelle Finley and Kreg McKenzie, Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay and Little Britain Branch Managers, visited RMH recently to present a cheque for $5,000 to Erin Coons, Executive Director of the RMH Foundation. They were joined by Veronica Nelson, a Vice President at the hospital and Chair of the Kawartha Credit Union Board of Directors. The Kawartha Credit Union gift will contribute toward the cost of a new 3D Mammography unit with biopsy capabilities. 3D imaging helps physicians to view the breast in thin sections, to better detect small cancers and pinpoint the exact size and location of a breast lesion. The installation of the new mammography equipment is part of a redevelopment project taking place this summer in the Diagnostic Imaging department at RMH.


Peterborough Public Health (PPH) recently launched its new website in a move to make it easier for residents to access public health information and sign up for services. The web address remains the same at “It’s very exciting to launch a new website designed in consultation with the community to help online visitors quickly find the information they need about public health programs and services,” said Brittany Fernando Paiz, Denturist Cadence, Communications Manager. “We know that Fernando Paiz, Denturist more than half of our visitors access our website from Building Brighter and Younger Smiles! their phones and tablets, so one of the first things people Your first choice in Complete & Partial Dentures. will notice is how mobile-friendly it is.” Serving the Kawarthas & Haliburton Highlands for over 25 years. Ms. Cadence explained that thanks to a oneYour first choice in Complete & Partial Dentures. time grant from the Ministry of Health and Long • the Precision dentures ServingYour Kawarthas for over 25 years. 103 MainDentures. Street first choice&inHaliburton CompleteHighlands & Partial Term Care, the Communications Team at PPH was • Implant secured dentures Bobcaygeon, ON able to completely overhaul the website in order to • Same day repairs and relines • Precision Servingdentures the Kawarthas & Haliburton Highlands 705-738-5177 103 Main Street make it mobile-friendly, meet provincial accessibility • Dental plans accepted for over 25 years. • Implant secured dentures 888-322-3032 • No referrels required standards and make it easier to connect with public Bobcaygeon, ON • Same day repairs and relines Now offering Complete health programs and services. 705-738-5177 • Dental plans The new site features an “Inspections” link right Full accepted Lower Suction 888-322-3032 Dentures • No referrels required on the home page where residents can quickly access Precision dentures • Implant retained dentures the latest inspection and enforcement reports relating Same day repairs and relines • No referrels required to food premises, tobacco retailers, drinking water Dental plans accepted advisories, public beaches and pools, and personal

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The decision John Lindsay made in 1975 to gather some friends for a fundraising golf tournament was a defining moment. It launched a legacy that continues to touch friends and impact local patient care 43 years later. In April, the golfers who participated in the John Lindsay Memorial Golf Tournament in Niagara Falls raised $2,275 to help the Ross Memorial Hospital purchase new X-ray equipment. Tournament organizers, Greg Welton and Les Fowler recently presented the donation to Erin Coons, RMH Foundation Executive Director (pictured right). “We’re profoundly grateful that the organizers of the John Lindsay Memorial Golf Tournament have made the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation a part of this special tradition,” said Erin Coons. After 100 years, X-ray technology is still among the most trusted tools physicians count upon to diagnose injury and illness. More than 100 X-rays are performed at the Ross every day.

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Submitted by Jennifer Bacon

Yoga is the fastest growing fitness segment in North America. The average age of the practicing yogi is now over 45 years old. Maybe that is because yoga isn’t just about stretching. People know that yoga is great for strength and flexibility, but the benefits on brain function are even greater. After just 20 minutes, you will see a boost in focus and memory. After a few months, regular yoga practice can help improve stress levels, provide a better night’s sleep, lower blood pressure, and even contribute to increased bone density. Yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the opposite of the “fight or flight” instinct, also known as the “rest and digest” part of the body. This system helps the brain to wind down and relax.

The brain releases all kinds of good feelings after a yoga session. Scientifically speaking, dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin levels rise. These happy brain chemicals leave you feeling more creative and energetic while also reducing anxiety. Many people who suffer from anxiety or depression see a huge benefit to doing yoga. While the happy brain chemicals increase, cortisol levels decrease. Cortisol is a hormone associated with stress and fear, and also decreases the size of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which deals with discipline and self-control. Since joint mobility and balance decline with age, it is important to find a teacher who understands the unique needs of aging bodies and can work with you to offer appropriate modifications. With the use of chairs, props, and a slower pace, a gentle yoga practice can become accessible to everybody at every age. While the physical benefits of yoga might be obvious, the effects on the brain are significant and can’t be found in many other types of exercise. With so much evidence supporting regular practice, what is stopping you from giving yoga a try? Jennifer Bacon, certified yoga instructor, practices and teaches gentle yoga to all levels and age groups in Coboconk.


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Recent research indicates that listening to something while looking in a different direction slows reaction times, as the brain works to overcome distractions. Whether we are driving or conversing, this finding reinforces the idea that, by casting our gaze in a direction that is different from what we are listening to, we compromise our ability to hear. Researchers found that simply shifting the direction of gaze a few degrees away from a sound source has a significant impact on brain activity. Our brains are wired to expect visual gaze direction to be in alignment with auditory attention. Thus, the whole notion of the validity of multi-tasking must be called into further question. If you are concerned about your hearing, focus on one task at a time…helping yourself toward maximum hearing capability. It may be one of the most important undertakings of your life. At LINDSAY EAR CLINIC, we will stake our reputation on your complete satisfaction with our approach to addressing your hearing difficulties. Our state-of-the-art hearing tests are conducted and the results evaluated by an audiologist with advanced training in the art of helping the hearing impaired. If this sounds like it might be a solution for you, why not give us a call?

Community Care Buckhorn is proud to present “Blowin’ in the Wind”, an evening of Folk music featuring Sue & Dwight from Toronto. They’ll transport you back to the coffeehouses of the 1960’s Folk Revival. The event on Saturday, July 21, at the Buckhorn Community Centre, also includes a buffet dinner with your choice of beef or chicken. Doors open at 6pm with dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $40 each and available by calling Community Care in Buckhorn at 705-657-2171 or pick them up at the Buckhorn Community Centre (1872 Lakehurst Rd).

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Our dedicated team of local healthcare professionals not only looks after members of our community, but they have also given their own time and money to care for the people of Honduras. This past February, a group of our local doctors, nurses and pharmacist travelled to remote villages in Honduras to provide much needed medical services. Some of these villages have not had any medical care for several years. Each day, the brigade journeyed nearly two hours each way to the villages by pickup trucks, travelling along crudely-made roads that at times were perilously close to the cliff edges. They crossed rivers to access the villages, and sometimes, the roads were so bad that they had to reach a few villages by boat. Led by Dr. Kathy Chapman, along with colleagues Dr. Ecob and Dr. Macmillan, the physicians diagnosed and treated nearly 2,000 patients. Along with medical care, the team also provided dentistry services, medicine, clothing, and prescription eyeglasses. The care that they provide to the people of Honduras is not work, but a passion and a commitment to making the lives of those they can help better. In aid missions, one could never help everyone; to fix all that is broken; or to heal every hurt. There is much work that remains undone; that needs to be done for the villagers in Honduras. This is why the team will be returning in January of 2019, to continue the work. They will continue to provide medical services, and more clothing and medicine. As well, the team is bringing equipment to make prescription eyeglasses in each of the villages for those who need glasses. Lastly, the team is hoping to set up a computer lab at a local school. The computers will allow children to connect to the world, to learn, and in doing so, help their families, and strengthen their community. Efforts are underway to prepare for the next brigade. The team needs our help so that they can provide care to those who are much less fortunate.

They are asking for donations of any old, but working, laptops that will be serviced and installed with a Spanish operating system. To raise funds to pay for medication, bandages, glass lenses, and other needed supplies or services, members of the medical brigade are hosting a dinner gala on November 24, 2018 in Lindsay. Tickets can be purchased for $100 each. If you have an old laptop that you would like to donate, or would like to purchase a ticket for the dinner, please drop in at either Fenelon Falls Pharmasave, or Village Gate Pharmasave in Bobcaygeon. Online donations can also be made at with a note that it is in support of the Lindsay Medical Brigade. For questions please forward them to The team’s work is driven by passion, but ultimately, success can only be achieved through the compassion and the generosity of those who share their vision of trying to make one life better at a time.

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Once again, the people have spoken. This time around, loud and clear for change, sending Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals scrambling. Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives trounced the Liberals, winning 76 seats to the Liberals’ 7. The NDP and their leader Andrea Horwath will serve as official opposition, taking 40 seats. The Liberals have lost their “party” status, winning only seven seats (they needed eight) at Queen’s Park (down 48 seats from 2014). Since they are not a recognized party, they are not entitled to speaking time during debates, will not be given public money for administration staff at caucus offices, and don’t get representation on legislative committees. That will make it difficult for sitting Liberal MPPs to be heard in any respect. And let’s not forget a historical moment in Guelph, where Green Party Leader, Mike Schreiner won that

riding, becoming the first Green Party candidate to win a seat in the provincial legislature. Locally, in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, Conservative Laurie Scott took the seat by a handy margin of just over 17,000 votes. Jeff Leal, the incumbent Liberal in Peterborough-Kawartha was sent packing, ending up in third place with just over 15,000 votes behind PC Dave Smith (22,939 votes) and the NDP’s Sean Conway (20,745 votes). Overall, 58 percent of those who were eligible to vote in the province did so. In Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, 56 percent showed up, down 1 percent from the 2014 provincial election. Just over 65 percent of eligible voters made their mark in PeterboroughKawartha riding, a significant increase in numbers from 2014. No matter how it all shakes out now, Doug Ford and his PC majority government need to get down to work and prove they were worth the wait.

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Legion News “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” For hall rentals or more information about ongoing activities, please call the individual Legion Branch. We welcome submissions to Next deadline: Wednesday, June 20.

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 • Horse Shoes –Tuesdays - 6pm • Drop In Men’s Snooker – Wednesdays - 7pm • Tai Chi – Thursdays - 10am • English Pub Night - First Friday of each month - 5pm to 7pm • Meat Roll – Third Saturday of each month – 2:30pm • Drop-in Shuffleboard – Sundays – 1:30pm • Turkey Dinner – Last Thursday of each month • Drop-in Euchre – Sundays – 1pm

Branch 239 Bobcaygeon (705) 738-2710 • June 16 - Honours and Awards Dinner - 2 pm • Canada Day Steak BBQ – 5 to 7pm $20pp with entertainment • Canada Day Dance with DJ - $15pp $10 if you have a dinner ticket • Monday – Pasta - 5pm to 7pm (until the end of June)

• Tuesday - Classic Cars & Wings 8pm • Wednesday-Jam Session 2pm-5pm • Thursday – Hamburger 4pm to 7pm • Friday - Karaoke with Merle – 8pm - Wings served from 7pm -11pm • Saturday - Meat Roll - 2pm • Sunday – Jam Sessions – 2 to 5pm

Branch 441 Kinmount (705) 488-3462 • Bingo – Fridays, 6:45 pm • Meat Draw – Saturdays, 5 pm • Seniors Cards – Mondays, 1 pm • Mixed darts – Wednesday, 7:30 pm

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Roots & Ramblings By Linda Friend

May certainly was a busy month for gardeners. Having finally completed the spring clean up, the pruning, edging, weeding and planting, we now anticipate a relaxing June of horticultural rewards. Well, not quite yet! June is the month of vigilance. Many of those precious plants require maintenance and protection from all sorts of hazards, be it pests (from the lowly slug to the neighbour’s marauding cat) or diseases such as mildew, your personal Eden is under attack! The internet is a rich source of other useful remedies for common problems, but here are some simple remedies: • Spray hostas with a solution of 1 part ammonia to 6 parts water for slug control. • Aphids can be blasted with water spray. Be sure to spray the underside of leaves. • Plants such as phlox and asters that are prone to powdery mildew, respond to a solution of baking soda, water and dish soap. Spray the plants and the soil before the mildew is evident. Repeat as needed. While protecting the garden, be sure to safeguard the gardener! Wear a wide brimmed hat and/or sunscreen. Gloves protect from soil borne diseases, as well as inadvertent cuts and insect bites. Always don heavy gloves and serious sleeves before tackling roses, barberries and other thorny shrubs. Treat puncture wounds for what they are…wounds. Take a moment to clean and treat such injures. Finally, be aware of the danger of ticks. These pests are far more prevalent in this area than they have been in the past. The bite of a tick has serious potential for one’s health. These tiny insects lurk in grass, decayed leaves and shrubs. They can enter your home lodged in your pet’s fur. Spray your clothing, shoes and hat with insecticides containing DEET. Long sleeves and jeans with socks pulled up over the cuffs offer protection. Make a habit of checking yourself for ticks each night. If you locate a tick

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Bikefest returns to Bolton Street on Sunday, June 24. It’s a motorcycle event, designed, produced and organized by riders for riders and their families. But it’s not all about the motorcycles. Organizers say it’s a family-fun event with lots to do for the everyone. This year, on Saturday, June 23, the event kicks off with live music at the Bobcaygeon Arena featuring Boots of Hazard and The Tragically Hits. Admission is $20 per person and tickets can be purchased at a number of businesses in Bobcaygeon, including the Chamber of Commerce. On Sunday, Bolton Street will be closed to vehicle traffic as motorcycles and pedestrians enjoy more than 200 vendors, live bands and the best food and drink the town has to offer. There will also be a Show & Shine for motorcycle enthusiasts. Follow them on facebook at Bikefest Bobcaygeon or visit for more information.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THIS GREAT CAUSE: The Bobcaygeon Lions/Pet Valu Guide Dog Walk put on by our own Pet Valu and the Bobcaygeon Lions. It was a tremendous success! • British Empire Fuels • Bobcaygeon Pet Retreat • Youngevity (Ruth Phillips) • All-in-One Pet Care by Rhonda • Inn Style Salon • K9Raw • The Full Cup Café • Avon (Gwen Pelley) • Vino Creations • Epicure (Gwen Pelley) • J.M. Designs (Janet McMann • Three Islands Veterinary Services • 76 North Street Inc. • Nose to Toes Pet Grooming • One Word (Kinmount) • Tim Hortons Bobcaygeon • Paws “N” Clawz (Bobcaygeon) • Caygeon Wood Spririts • Lakeside Auto Sales • Pet Value (Bobcaygeon) • Amber Purdy Hair • Strang’s Value-Mart • Caygeon Denture Clinic • Wordsworth Promotions • Purdy’s • Bigley’s Shoes & Clothing • Denure Tours (David & Dee • Tom & Heidi Lycette Savournin) • Village Florist • Auction Basket Donations • Buckeye Marine • Starving Artist Airbrush • Bobcaygeon Elementary School • Kawartha Dairy • Paul & Jeannie Slade • Paul Macs (Minden) • Steve Dudas • North of 65 • Janet McMann • TSL Auto Stop • Royal Lepage Frank Real Estate • John & Lynda Darling • Just for the Halibut • Janet & Brian Grainger • Godfathers Pizza June 14, 2018 - The Kawartha Promoter


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DOUGLAS CANOES Recanvassing and fibreglass repair Restored canoes for sale also Original canoe bookcases Interested in old wooden canoes. PH - 1-705-738-5648 Email - ____________________ CERAMIC TILE Quality installations. Very reliable. Call Ted for an estimate. 705-454-9826 ____________________ TLC GARDEN DESIGN/ LANDSCAPING INC. Lindsay, On 18 years in business. Spring/Fall Clean up, garden reno, planting, maintenance programs, container gardens. Contact Kay @ 416-568-1228 NO JOB TOO BIG NONE TOO SMALL ____________________ NATHAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Carpentry, flooring, drywall, painting, eavestrough, clearing, dump runs, demolition and snow removal off roofs. 705-731-9373

Tenor Singers Needed for 2018-2019 choir season 25-30 voice SATB auditioned chorus Kawartha Lakes Singers Members of City of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough Contact Arlene Gray at 1-705-799-1742





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GREGG MACNEIL LANDSCAPING 705-340-7734 Interlocking brick, armour stone, retaining walls, decks, driveways, walkways, patios, stairs & repairs to all. www.greggmacneil ____________________ RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Service Panels Trouble shooting New builds, under ground, all electrical work. 705-957-8617 ____________________ JC LANDSCAPING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE (small one man operation) - Spring & Fall cleanup - Garden maintenance & installation - Shrub and hedge trimming - Privacy fence installation -Brick/patio repair/ installation & much more 905-914-3319


2015 SUZIKI BOULEVARD C50 48,000kms. Balance of warranty to May 2021. Black with bags and windshield. Certified. Ready to go. $7000 705-879-5395 CLASSIFIEDS IN THE KAWARTHA PROMOTER WORK! REACH 8O,000 READERS

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD, Exenda Cab 5.3 Loaded with options. 65,900kms. New tires, running boards. Fresh oil change. Certified. $25,900 705-879-5395


In town 3 bedroom apart. All new kitchen with stainless steel appliances. In unit laundry. Available Aug. 1. First & last, references. $1500+ utilities. No smoking or pets. 705-879-5811


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


WANTED: POP CULTURE ITEMS Vinyl records (rock, jazz, blues), rock memorabilia, pre-1990 comic books, toys, vintage costume jewelry, sterling & gold jewelry. All types of retro / mid-century items. House calls made at your convenience. Robert or Penny 705-324-2699

Call 705-738-6188 or email

COMMUNITY YARD SALE Heron’s Landing Adult Community 63 Cedar Glen Rd. Just off Hwy 36 Dunsford Saturday, June 16th 8:30-2:00

WANTED Canada & USA coins Coin collections Silver dollar coins 1967 and earlier Silver & gold jewellery broken or not Sterling items eg. Birks Sterling flatware Jurgen 705-340-1504 ____________________ WANTED Batteries, electronics, steel, copper, aluminum, cars. Anything Metal. FREE Pick-up. Call Andy 705-821-2813 ____________________ A1 JOHNNY JUNKERS Top cash paid for good used or scrap vehicles. Enviromentally friendly green disposal. Used tires for sale. Free pickup 905-424-1232


ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVES Orillia • Port Perry Oshawa • Peterborough areas. Resumes only kawarthasalesmanager@


Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) Evenings 18-21 June, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Course material and final examination included. Max 8 students, $130.00, Loc Kinmount. ph.705-488-1541.


34 Russell Hill Rd, Bobcaygeon Sat. June 23, 8am - 12pm Great selection of various household items.


Dunsford Streetlong Yard Sale Cedar Glen Rd. June 23 - 9am Rain Date July 7

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PASSANT, Dorothy (nee:Sullivan) Passed away peacefully on Friday May 25th, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Banner Passant. Loving mother of David Passant, Catherine Stout (Tom) and the late Paul Passant (Linda). Loved nan of Matthew Stout (Lisa), Julia Seed, Nathan Stout (Stephanie), Drew Passant (Lindsay), Michelle Jay (Korey), Krista McPhail (Chris), Stephanee Passant (Ben), Carly Passant and Nicole Stout. Great-nan of Warren Stout, Whitney Stout, Mason McPhail, Sophia Stout, Ethan McPhail, Calvin Stout, Fiona Stout, Isaac Jay and Sullivan Passant. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the fourth floor staff of White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence and the second floor staff at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville for all of their care and compassion. Visitation will be held at MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL on Wednesday May 30th from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. Prayers held at 5:45. Funeral mass held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church on Thursday May 31st at 11:00 A.M. If so desired donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Condolences to the family may be made online at

Local Events This section is only for Local Charitable Events as space permits. We do provide Not-for-profit rates for more in-depth advertising. JUNE 14 - Stroke Survivor Support Group for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. 65 Melbourne St. W., Lindsay, 1:30 -3:30p.m. No charge. 705-324-7323 for details. JUNE 15 - Community Spaghetti Dinner, Masonic Banquet Hall, Lindsay. Adult $12, Children 6-12 $6, under 5 FREE. Fathers Day silent auction. Wheelchair accessible. Proceeds to Childhood Cancer Support Services. JUNE 16 - Kirkfield Historical Society Roast Beef Dinner, Lion’s Hall. 5pm cash bar, 6pm dinner. $25 adults, children under 12, $12. Presentation - Andrew Veale - “Infrastructure & Your Disappearing Taxes, 7pm. Tickets. 705-438-5454 JUNE 16 - 9:30am-noon. Book sale, 32 Janlisda Drive. Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Grandmothers Campaign. JUNE 19 - Bobcaygeon Seniors’ Centre Big Bucks Bid Euchre. Noon. $10 (lunch included). Info: 705-738-6511. JUNE 19 - Diners Club seniors luncheon, Woodville Community Centre, noon. 705-3247323 to reserve. JUNE 19, 21&26 - Diners Club seniors luncheon, 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. JUNE 19 & 23 - Friends of the Lindsay Library book sale. JUNE 20 - Diners Club seniors luncheon, Knox Presbyterian Church, Bobcaygeon, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve.

George Albert Bruce Oliver It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Dad, Bruce, at the Comox Valley Hospital on May 15, 2018 at the age of 92. Bruce was born in St Mary’s, Ontario to Hugh and Margaret Ann Oliver. His life, besides being long, was a full one. Growing up as a farm boy in Ontario, he and his older brothers later enlisted in the Armed Services in World War II. Bruce joined the RCAF, and found that it was a good fit for him. With his new wife, Edna, beside him, he launched a career that spanned from 1943 to 1980, when he retired ranked as Base Chief Warrant Officer. After losing Edna in 2003, Bruce moved to the Comox Valley to be closer to Craig’s family (and enjoy a longer golfing season). He married his second beloved partner, Audrey, in 2010. Bruce played as hard as he worked and was an enthusiastic curler (as Skip), lawn bowler (club President), golfer, and harmonica player (in both the Happy Gang and the Heartstrings). Though he gravitated toward positions of leadership, Bruce was an unassuming man that we will remember as generous, charming, and so very, very sweet natured. We’ll miss you Dad. Bruce is predeceased by son, Richard; wife, Edna (née Greenhalgh); daughter, Lauren; brothers John, Hugh, Grant, Stanley; sister, Beth; and wife, Audrey (née Ewing). He will be lovingly remembered by son, Craig (Rebecca); grandson, Richard (Lynne); granddaughter, Megan (Nick); and great-granddaughter, Scarlett. Please join us in remembering Bruce by visiting our memorial at

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BAD NEWS/GOOD NEWS By Pamela VanMeer, Kawartha411

Made in Canada

A few weeks ago, the U.S. government shocked Canadian businesses when it announced it would put new duties on metal imports from Canada, the EU and Mexico. The levies of 10 percent on aluminum and 25 percent on steel reportedly sent Canadian producers of everything from oil to farm equipment into a state of panic. A steel expert with the University of Toronto told CBC News this is not good for Canada. For a country like Canada, “this is big trouble,” according to Peter Warrian. According to U.S. government figures, Americans imported almost 37 million metric tonnes of steel last year. About one-sixth of that came from Canada. As for aluminum, Canada contributes more than half of the almost five million metric tonnes that the U.S. consumes every year. This is big business for Canada. The Canadian Steel industry will produce about $16 billion worth of goods a year and employs about 30,000 people directly, but there would be at least 70,000 in spin-off jobs, experts say. Many products you might not be aware of have some steel in them, even items such as the iPhone. President Trump wants more steel and aluminum to be made in America, and he wants U.S. companies to buy it, instead of importing it. The good news is we can help our own economy by buying Canadian and buying local. We all know about Bobcaygeon’s Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream and milk products, local maple syrup and craft beer. Mariposa Dairy in Lindsay makes award winning goat and sheep milk cheese. We can buy fresh produce grown right in our own backyard at McLean’s Farm near Buckhorn. Traynor Farms and F​ ield Sparrow Farms are local producers that offer an alternative to factory-farmed meat. French’s Ketchup uses tomatoes from Leamington Ontario, and is now manufactured in Ontario as well. Did you know that Tinker Toys were manufactured in Fenelon Falls by Allen Wood Products and that Parkhurst Knitwear is made in Canada and was founded in 1926? Here are some other interesting homegrown Canadian facts: • F lorenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick is known as the French Fry Capital of the World. McCain Foods makes one-third of all the frozen french fries produced in the world in this small Canadian town, according to Reader’s Digest. •9  5 percent of the world’s lentils are grown in Saskatchewan. We have a lot to be proud of as Canadians, and especially here in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The next time you are shopping, why not look for something made in Canada or locally? Every little bit helps.

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The City of Kawartha Lakes is excited to initiate this project and recognizes the importance of Bobcaygeon Beach Park redesign to the community. They’re hosting a Public Open House on Thursday, June 21 at the Bobcaygeon/Verulam Community Centre, Second floor, from 6pm to 8pm. Representatives from Landscape Planning Limited, who is leading the design project, will be on hand. The conceptual design will include innovative approaches and progressive technologies that are sustainable and operationally feasible. All design elements are to meet or exceed Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation Guidelines and Design of Public Spaces Standards. The design shall have a focus on water recreation and facilitate use by various water craft user groups including activities such as rowing, kayaking, canoeing and motorized water craft. The design shall incorporate outdoor pavilions, docking to provide access to the Big Bob Channel, washroom facilities to service all park users, playground structures, waterview walking paths, and riparian shoreline improvements with a focus on connection to all park features. The overall design is to foster a water play focus. Public input is a key component to the design development. This meeting is an opportunity for community members to share thoughts, concerns, and ideas directly with the project team.

New Mural in Omemee

A new mural in the village of Omemee aims to encourage exploration of the area, engage the local community and celebrate local attractions. An official ribbon cutting ceremony and public celebration of the new mural will take place as part of the Omemee Days event on Saturday, June 30 at 2pm at the Omemee Legion (46 King Street East). The Omemee and District Lions Club, along with volunteers and various community partnerships, recently completed the new mural on the west side of the Omemee Legion building. The mural is part of the Discover Omemee initiative ,and is designed to encourage the drive-through traffic along Highway 7

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church 54 Bolsover Road, Bolsover

SUMMER SPORTS CAMP Ages 5-13 yrs. July 16th - 20th, 2018

Soccer, basketball, ball hockey, flag football, crafts, group activities, and bible time. Promote fun and fitness. $100 per child includes nutritious snacks and salad at lunch campers are to bring their own bagged lunch. Register by June 30. Camp is limited to 40 children Call Elaine Anderson 705-426-2119 or Shannon Shearer 705-879-3475 or Janet MacFadyen 647-515-7770 or email Liz Nicholls at for registration form or website

to stop and explore the community. The mural design celebrates the culture and heritage of Omemee, and acknowledges the veterans who serve our country. Discover Omemee is a community collaboration led by the Omemee and District Lions Club through partnership with the Omemee Legion and Kawartha Trans Canada Trail. The project was funded in part by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through the Kawarthas Northumberland Partnership Allocation Program. The City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development department assisted in the facilitation of the funding and project development. For more information, visit the Explore Kawartha Lakes website, contact or call 1-888-822-2225.

Public Meeting about CKL CIP

If you’re interested in knowing more abut the Strategic Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the City of Kawartha Lakes, mark this date on your AGENT calendar. The Planning Advisory Committee, on behalf of the Council of the City of Kawartha Lakes, will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday, July 4 at 1pm in the GENT Council Chambers. The purpose of this Meeting is to provide information to the public and to gather public comment 30 Y ears with respect to the proposed CIP. City staff will provide an overview of the priority areas, financial incentive programs and eligibility requirements. Following the


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public consultation period a subsequent Council Meeting will be scheduled to present the final CIP. The Strategic Community Improvement Plan (CIP) proposes financial incentive programs to encourage repairs and improvements to commercial and mixeduse properties, restoration of heritage buildings, creation of or retrofits to affordable rental housing in mixed-use buildings, and downtown mainstreet revitalization and enhancements. Information relating to the CIP is now available from the City of Kawartha Lakes Development Services Department – Planning Division, Lindsay Service Centre, 180 Kent Street West, Lindsay, during regular office hours; and at the City of Kawartha Lakes website: Any person  may attend the public meeting and/ or make written or verbal representation in respect of the CIP. At the meeting, presentations that would take longer than ten minutes should be presented in written form and summarized verbally. All submissions will be considered. TRUST A LOCAL AGENT


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The Bobcaygeon team, Gibson’s Girls, collectively raised $4,445 for the annual Community Care Hike For Hospice. Pictured bottom from left: Tosha Jones with daughter Maeve, Nancy Coumbs, Amber Purdy, Monique Craig. Top from left: Healher Cousineau, Kassi Medwig, Jo-Anne Neubert, Linda LattoOttenbrite and mascot Gibson. (Photo submitted by Monique Craig).

First and foremost, the Choristers would like to thank those who attended their last concert on May 26. It was a very busy weekend in Bobcaygeon, and a very wet Saturday evening. We hope that you enjoyed the concert as much as we did performing. The Riverside quartet had a great performance that evening. The choir is now taking a break for the next couple of months, but will be back in August to prepare for our joining with the Reunion Choir for a concert in September. This sounds like it could be fun, and we’ll keep you informed as the summer progresses. Some of our members are also involved in the Music Council which is gearing up for the Concerts in the Park held at the Locks every Thursday evening in July and August. Look for posters around town for more information. In the fall we will be back to prepare for a Christmas concert....we will be recruiting new members for this performance so think about it over the summer! Until next time have a great summer but take a minute now and then to check our Facebook page -Bobcaygeon Choristers -- you might find more news there.


Globus Theatre 2018 Summer Season Season Subscriptions and Flex Passes ON SALE NOW

Season Vouchers – $142.50 (See all five main shows) Dinner & Theatre Season Vouchers –$315.00 (All five main shows and a delicious meal beforehand) Flex Pass Theatre - $128.00 (Four tickets to any main stage show) Flex Pass Dinner & Theatre - $268.00 (Four tickets to any main stage show with dinner) Leisa Way


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