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Thursday, March 7, 2019 Volume 29, Issue 4

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Taxes Part 1 • Horoscopes • Legion News

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Snowmobilers help kids

Kawartha Lakes Snowmobile Club is celebrating their 40th year Anniversary. The KLSC Fun Ride raised $3,000 for the Breakfast Club Programs of three elementary schools in Fenelon Falls, Cameron and Coboconk.


What it costs to expand gas to your community We’re happy to join your community and to make natural gas connections possible for more Ontario homes Some customers were surprised at some of the charges on their bill, so we’re working to improve the way we communicate important information – like where your money goes.

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Most homes will pay about $550 a year for this surcharge ($0.23 per m3).

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services for patients.” In Buckhorn, we have a local medical centre. I have been thrilled with our doctors and staff and we also have access to other specialists through the Peterborough Family Health Team. They are all connected and each one knows what the other has done for my care. This model, I believe, should be used as an example of a “patient-centred team” in the creation of others throughout the province. As a government appendage, Ontario Health will “enable more efficient use of public healthcare dollars by eliminating duplicative back office infrastructure and administration.” Methinks that could bring an end to some rural hospitals and programs and mean the ultimate amalgamation of Ross Memorial Hospital and Peterborough Regional Health Centre. The healthcare system does need tweaking to eliminate redundancies, but we can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Learn from the successes and make changes to eliminate the failures, but in those cases where it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it!

As I write this today, the provincial Ministry of Health and LongTerm Care proposed legislation that will affect the future of health care, especially here in rural areas. They will set up a “new agency” -- Ontario Health – that, according to Minister Christine Elliott, will “bring the best of our system together and form deep roots that will put our healthcare system on a solid foundation for the future.” Upon further reading into background materials, this new agency will consolidate multiple health care agencies and organizations. Ontario Health will “oversee healthcare delivery and improve clinical guidance and provide support for providers to enable better quality care for patients.” Among those healthcare agencies to be brought under this umbrella are the 14 local health integration networks including the Central East LHIN. The legislation also calls for the formation of Ontario Health Teams, what the government is calling “a new way of organizing and delivering

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CKL APPROVES OPERATING BUDGET

With present day technology leaping ahead at a startling pace we, as ordinary human beings, have to pause and consider the effects some of this technology will have upon us. Being a former charter pilot and flight instructor I, of course, continue to promote aviation for the right reasons but, I think the people planning our future infrastructure and transportation systems should pause and reflect upon the serious effects rapid transit and future “flying cars” (being used as a taxi service) will have regarding urban sprawl. Already the expansion of multi-lane highways -- i.e. 407 -- is heralding the prospect of more subdivisions and roads covering our valuable and ohso necessary farmland. Do you like to eat? Do you like to have unspoiled produce and other edibles? Then, think of most of our arable land being gobbled up by pavement, housing, etc. Where are you going to obtain food? Offshore food products usually cost more or – most importantly, are inferior. Contact your MP and/or MPP and let’s see to it that the future is planned using forethought, not just the thought of a higher tax base or general revenue. J. R. Baldwin, Omemee

CORRECTION: The College Community Choir’s concert is taking place on Sunday, April 24, not the 27th as previously reported.  

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By Kirk Winter

The City of Kawartha Lakes Council unanimously approved the 2019 City Operating Budget on February 20, 2019. The approval will lead to a 2.85 percent tax increase for residents of the City. In a process that began last fall, the budget has taken many forms. In discussions that began last month, each part of the budget has been debated with many items extracted and put under the Council microscope. Important Changes/Discussion • $100,000 be added to the 2019 operating budget as a contribution to the Community Improvement Plan – passed • $36,000 be added to the 2019 operating budget to fund the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative to support the development and delivery of a Family Physician Professional Development program – passed • Effective April 1, 2019 the limit for free leaf waste and yard materials be increased from 150 kilograms to 250 kilograms – passed • The 2019 operating budget under Corporate Services – Employer Paid Benefits will be reduced by $50,000 relating to WSIB costs – passed • The 2019 operating budget under Communications, Advertising and Marketing – Materials, Supplies and Services will be reduced $27,000 relating to mobile signs – passed • The 2019 operating budget under Paramedics Service will be increased $25,000 under a new special projects line item to fund a Paramedics Community Outreach Pilot project – passed • 2019 will be the final year of the debt repayment from Victoria Manor - $169,000 – passed • The 2019 operating budget under Economic Development will be increased from $12,500 to $25,000 to further fund the Public Art Program – defeated • The 2019 operating budget under Communications, Advertising and Marketing – Materials, Supplies and Services will be reduced $80,000 to $142,000 regarding the Branding Strategy – passed • $12,000 be added for garbage cans as part of the 2019 operating budget – Street Infrastructure – passed

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• The position of Supervisor of Records Management and Archives will be removed from the 2019 operating budget and deferred to 2020 budget deliberations – defeated • The position of GIS Specialist will be removed from the 2019 operating budget and deferred to 2020 budget deliberations – defeated • The position of Truck and Coach Technician will be removed from the 2019 operating budget and deferred to 2020 budget deliberations – defeated In a final motion, moved by Councillor Yeo and seconded by Deputy Mayor Elmslie, the Council voted unanimously to approve the 2019 $200 million operating budget for the CKL.

TRENT LAKES PASSES BUDGET By Glenna Burns

The Municipality of Trent Lakes council has passed its 2019 operating budget with an increase of about $43.28 to the average household tax bill. According to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), the averaged assessed value for a residential property in Trent Lakes in 2019 is just over $377,100, up from the 2018 assessment of about $368,860. Using that average assessment, the municipal tax rate for 2019 would be $1,456.75 compared to $1,413.47 for 2018. That increase of $43.28 stems from a levy increase of $11.43 and a phase-in assessment increase of $31.85. This municipal tax rate does not include the additional Peterborough County and educational

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10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Notice of Public Consultation Meetings

The 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan for Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton is being reviewed and updated. Please join us at one of our upcoming public consultation meetings to share your experiences, thoughts and feedback on the goals and accomplishments from the current plan as well as an assessment of current and future needs. All are welcome to attend. See below for the Public Consultation meeting details: Date: March 13, 2019 Time: 9am to 2pm Location: Ops Township Community Centre. 2569 Highway 7, Lindsay, ON. RSVP to Holly Russet by March 8.

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Legion News “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” For hall rentals or more information about ongoing activities, please call the individual Legion Branch. We welcome submissions to editor@thepromoter.ca. Next deadline: Wednesday,March 13

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

amounts still pending. Road maintenance will account for 29.57 percent of property tax dollars, while the next largest expenditure is Capital at 23.01 percent. ‘Other Protection Services’ accounts for 19.24 percent and includes the OPP levy, administration/legal fees, by-law enforcement, building inspections, land use planning, conservation levy and septic inspection. The remainder of the budget is divided among General Government (13.75 percent), Fire (8.94 percent) and Parks and Recreation (5.49 percent). Cost savings occurred in waste haulage, hydro, by-law enforcement and OPP. Capital costs will see pressure from more work on Beaver Lake Road and Woodland Trail/Court plus the addition of a new supervisor for Public Works and uncertain Provincial grant amounts for 2019.

PRHC PRESENTS TO TL COUNCIL By Glenna Burns

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 • Tuesday - Mixed Darts - 7:30pm • Wednesday - Bingo - 6:30pm/Men’s Snooker - 7pm • Thursday - Drop-in Shuffleboard - 4pm • Thursday & Friday - Hot Lunch 11:30 to 1pm

• Last Thursday of the Month - Turkey Dinner - 11:30 to 1pm • First Friday of the Month - English Pub Night - 5 to 7pm • Sunday - Drop-in Shuffleboard 1:30pm/Euchre - 1pm

Branch 239 Bobcaygeon (705) 738-2710 • April 5 - Fiesta Mexicana - 6pm Tickets $20pp - Food provided by Christine from Eggsmart. This is a Legion fundraiser. • Mondays - Darts or Big Bucks Euchre ONLY • Last Monday of the month - Big Bucks Euchre - Doors open at 10:30am - $10pp - Lunch included

• Tuesday - Snooker League - 1pm • Wednesday - Jam Session 2-5pm • Thursday – Hamburgers 4-7pm • Friday - Karaoke with Merle – 8pm Wings served from 7-10pm • Saturday - Meat Roll - 2pm • Sunday - Drop in Shuffleboard - Noon • Ladies’ Auxiliary does catering for events. Call Anna at 705-731-2244

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

• Big Buck Bid Euchre - Third Wednesday of month, 11 am • Third Sunday - 8am to noon - Ladies Auxiliary breakfast

Branch 497 Omemee (705) 799-5095 • March 9 - Buddy Holly Tribute - 7pm • March 16 - Jim and the Jammers 1pm to 8pm • March 23 - Acreman Open Mixed

Dart Tournament • March 30 - Jim & The Jammers 1pm to 5pm • For Hall rentals, call 705-934-5095

Branch 519 Coboconk (705) 454-8127 • Tuesday – Euchre - 1pm • Wednesday – Darts - 7:30pm • Saturday – Meat Roll - 3pm

• Last Friday of the Month – Lunch & Music - 11:30am • First Wednesday – Big Buck Bid Euchre - 11am

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The challenges of running the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) are daunting for its CEO/President Dr. Peter McLaughlin and Board of Directors chair Adair Ireland-Smith. Representatives told Trent Lakes Council that with an operating budget of over $300 million and serving a regional population of 600,000 people, it is no easy task to make it all work. Patient volume has increased, and is expected to continue increasing over the next decade. The emergency department was one of the busiest in the province, with 87,029 visits in 2017/18. Outpatient procedures accounted for a whopping 233,379 visits and hospital admissions were at 19,588. With this increased volume in patient care, the hospital has increased its funded inpatient bed numbers to 430, with 12 of those beds dedicated to accommodating ‘seasonal surge’ patient volumes. As patient volume is frequently at or above 100 percent, the hospital has hired 100 new nurses (RN/RPN). An aging population has added increased pressure to all aspects of health care in Canada but that is not the only problem facing PRHC. Peterborough has a significant opioid problem. PRHC emergency department has the third highest rate in the province for opioid visits and is working hard with other agencies to address this epidemic. The hospital can boast about its excellent stroke patient care having just received a Stroke Distinction award. It is also moving forward with the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario and Sick Kids hospital to create a satellite clinic for young cancer patients. There is also a considerable focus on mental health and addiction issues.

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KINETTE NEWS

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The Kinettes of Bobcaygeon have been very busy this winter. We celebrated Kin National Day of KINdness on February 23, 2019. It is a day in which we go out into the community and do random acts of kindness. Our club packed groceries for customers at the Bobcaygeon ValuMart. A big thank you to Heather Strang and her staff. Also in February, the Kinettes were busy making their famous Easter Eggs. Thank you to all those who came out and helped. The Easter Eggs are on sale at Village Gate and Kawartha Dairy for $3.00 each. Don’t forget the Kinette Spring Fling on May 5, 2019, at the Bobcaygeon Legion. Included in the day is lunch, a fashion show and country auction. If you would like to attend a meeting and find out what we are all about contact President Marion at 705738-3219 or Wendy at wendykimmett@bell.net.

AN AWESOME YEAR FOR THE LIONS

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From bingo to barbecues, the Bobcaygeon and District Lions Club moves into 2019 after a very busy

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and successful 2018. Thanks to the support of citizens and businesses, and in partnership with the Bobcaygeon Pet Valu, we raised $12,000 for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide Program. Keep Saturday, May 25, 2019 open for this year’s Guide Dog Walk! Our volunteers helped out at many local events last year, cooking and serving awesome food at Cruisefest, the Fall Fair, the Blues Concert and Bikefest. We look forward to continuing our support of local organizations again this year! Another ongoing service is assisting clients of our local Food Bank. We have been helping those who are unable to physically go to pick up their groceries. They call us, give us their order, we go to the Food Bank to get the groceries and then deliver it to their homes. We are happy to help those in need with this service. Monday Bingo is going to be starting soon. Keep an eye out for signage. We are hoping that our community will support us as successfully as last year. Our Hall is available for rentals for meetings, dances, parties and weddings. We have two large rooms, a great kitchen, a bar, elevator and snack bar. There are also washrooms on both floors. We also have event tents, tables and chairs that are available for rental. We’d like to thank everyone involved in our events from last year and hope you’ll help us make 2019 even better. If you’d like to become involved, or just have some questions, call John Darling at 905-441-2892.


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TAX PREPARER VS. TAX ACCOUNTANT?

By Kirk Winter

Besides your family doctor, perhaps the most important relationship you can establish is with your tax professional. This person will guide you yearly through the minefield that is the Canadian tax code. Ask anyone who has been audited, and they will tell you that having a tax professional standing beside them made the process much more bearable. There are six different areas you need to look at before choosing between a tax preparer or a tax accountant. Experts say you need to look at education and professional training, experience, fees, service guarantees, personal comfort level and reputation before choosing who will file your taxes. • Education and Professional Training: The tax preparer has taken a tax preparers course approved and accredited by the CRA. Some tax preparers have taken additional courses that provide them expertise in filing business returns, and returns involving income earned outside of Canada. Tax accountants

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have a minimum of 4 to 6 years of university training, and work with the tax code 52 weeks a year. • E xperience: While some independent tax preparers come and go, others have worked at their local H & R Block offices for more than 20 years accruing considerable taxation experience. If you have complex investments, rental properties, or are selfemployed, you have to ask the hard questions about who is best qualified to handle your return. A rule of thumb is the more complicated the return, the more the need for a tax accountant. • F ees: While fees vary year to year, tax preparers typically charge $70 for a simple individual return and $150 for a straight forward, small-business return. Tax accountants bill many different ways, and it is important that you know about their fees before agreeing to their services. It is not unusual to see some charge fees in the hundreds of dollars an hour for a complex and multi-nuanced return. • S ervice Guarantees: Both tax preparers and tax accountants need to be asked about their service guarantees. Most reputable tax professionals will correct errors of their own doing free of change and pay the additional tax plus penalties when the mistake is discovered. You should also get in writing their responsibilities/duties to you in the event of an

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Horoscopes

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Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Aquarius – go slowly during this phase in the world of love. You may find yourself rushing headlong into something, but it may not be wise. Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 20) We all know people who seem to live in a constant state of crisis. They thrive on drama. Don’t be pulled into their performance, Pisces. Stay calm, cool and detached as much as possible. Aries (March 21 to April 20) There are days, Aries, when we wish we were a different person, but we don’t know who. And we wish we were somewhere else, but we don’t know where. But – it’s all about being in the present! It is hard when life isn’t going well, but try to stay alert to the small and wonderful things happening right now. Taurus (April 21 to May 21) Dear Taurus, try not to spend time worrying about financial matters. All will soon be well. Gemini (May 22 to June 22) Spring is surely coming, Gemini! And with it comes a sense of new beginnings, and fresh starts. Start planning now! Cancer (June 23 to July 23) “Silence is a source of great strength.”: Lao Tzu – an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. Yes, we definitely agree, Cancer. You can learn much about yourself in silent contemplation. Give it a try. Leo (July 24 to Aug. 23) Challenges lie ahead, dear Leo, but there is nothing that you cannot handle with your strong character and integrity. Buckle up! Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) Appreciate time spent with family and friends, Virgo, in the coming days. Find something you can enjoy together, and then do it. Don’t wait for “a better time”. Libra (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) The lure of travel is calling you, Libra. Plan well ahead – and plan well -- for that trip you’ve been thinking about. Now is the time. Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) As a Scorpion, you are known for your intensity and ability to focus in all you do. This is valuable in your chosen occupation, but, remember to also find the time for relaxation and leisure. Sagittarius (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) Anxiety can take many forms, Sagittarius – anger, sadness, withdrawal, moodiness – and can hide its face behind these feelings. Be aware if you, or someone you know, is displaying these emotions, it could be a sign of anxiety – and take appropriate actions to help. Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Life isn’t about being recognized for your deeds, Capricorn – although, we agree it is nice to be acknowledged. But, remember, that while it seems no one is appreciating your work, you have many, many silent admirers! March 7, 2019 - The Kawartha Promoter

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ROOTS ‘N’ RAMBLINGS

By Joyce Ingram

Spring is almost here and those among us who are gardeners are eagerly anticipating getting out into the garden. Some are browsing through seed catalogues and making plans for the new season. Some may have even planted seeds indoors to get a head start on the growing season. When I was growing up, our farmhouse window sills would be full of pots of earth with little tomato, cucumber and squash seedlings. The early spring sun would warm the earth and the little plants would shoot up. Once the snow was gone and the season a little warmer, my mother would transplant them outside to a cold frame with a large window on top. This would allow them to grow even more before the final planting in the garden. One year some of the plants did not get off to a very good start. My sister had come for a visit with her daughter who was about 18 months old at the time. Grandma had the old crib set up in the bedroom in front of the lovely south facing window. Granddaughter went down for an afternoon nap and things were quiet for quite a while. When we went to check on her, she had been happily doing a little gardening of her own in the pots of dirt and little

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The Kawartha Lakes Public Library is currently developing its new four-year strategic plan (2019 to 2022) and is looking for public input and feedback on the matter.

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The Library has an online survey for residents and property owners in Kawartha Lakes to give their feedback on library services and programs, as well as an opportunity to share ideas and priorities for current and future library services. The information from the survey will help guide staff and the Library Board of Trustees as they develop the new strategic plan and set the direction for the library over the next four years. The survey will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Those who complete the survey will also be entered into a draw to win a new iPad. The survey can be found at www.kawarthalakes. ca. Hard copies of the survey are also available at all library branch locations. The survey is open until March 16, 2019. Norma Long - Manager/Broker

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Health & Wellness HELPING FAMILIES BUILD CIRCLE OF SUPPORT

Submitted by Heather Parks

Community Living Trent Highlands and Fenelon Falls-based ABLE, are hosting two afternoon workshops in March focused on helping those with disabilities in our communities. Called Building a Circle, the workshops on March 19 and 20 will guide participants to proven ways to connect people, and encircle a person living with a disability with lasting relationships upon which they can rely. The workshops will be led by Rebecca Pauls, Director of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN). This Vancouver-based social enterprise partners with families and people facing social isolation to mobilize relationships and leverage community assets. • Tuesday, March 19 is directed at career support workers and agency staff. The workshop will focus on the work of community building by support workers and community connectors. • Wednesday, March 20 is geared towards family members, friends and informal community support. This workshop will focus on the crucial role of family and friends in fostering community and creating a circle for their loved one. Both workshops take place at St. James Parish Hall,

7 Bond St. E., Fenelon Falls from 1pm to 4:30pm. The event is free, but space is limited. Anyone interested in attending one of the workshops, or both, is encouraged to register as soon as possible, by calling 705-7432412 ex. 550. For more information, go to www.clth. ca, or call Heather at 705-878-2824.

FOOD BANKS CONTINUE TO RESPOND TO CLIENT NEEDS

By Kirk Winter

Every month, 449,000 Ontarians access a food bank somewhere in the province. This number has shown no sign of decreasing in the last decade and, if anything, with spiraling housings costs eating up most of the income a typical person earns, more and more Ontarians are turning to their local food banks in desperation. Feed Ontario (formerly the Ontario Association of Food Banks) is the umbrella organization that has 125 direct member food banks and 1,100 affiliated pantries, community kitchens, emergency shelters, and senior centers. Last year, six million pounds of food was distributed at food banks across the province to a clientele that is as diverse as the province they live in. Thirty-three percent of food bank customers were children. In Ontario, 121,000 children benefited from the important work being done by their local food banks. In addition, 33 percent of food bank clients were disabled, and another 5 percent were seniors, whose pension cheques are being eaten up by rent and utilities, leaving little to put meals on the table. Recent research indicates that in the next decade the fastest growing segment of food bank customers will be seniors. That is causing food bank planners Fernando Paiz, Denturist to sit up and take notice as the dietary needs of an Fernando Paiz, Denturist aging population are different than a typical food bank Building Brighter and Younger Smiles! client. Food banks are also coming to grips with the Your first choice in Complete & Partial Dentures. limited cooking facilities that many of their clients have Serving the Kawarthas & Haliburton Highlands for over 25 years. Your first choice in Complete & Partial Dentures. to deal with every day. Most Canadians take access to • the Precision dentures ServingYour Kawarthas &inHaliburton Highlands for over 25 years. a full-sized fridge and stove as a given. Large numbers 103 Main Street first choice Complete & Partial Dentures. • Implant secured dentures of food bank clients are living in rental situations Bobcaygeon, ON • Same dentures day and relines • Precision Serving therepairs Kawarthas & Haliburton Highlands where small fridges, hot plates and microwaves are 705-738-5177 103 Main Street • Dental plans accepted for over 25 years. • Implant secured dentures much more likely, complicating issues around food 888-322-3032 • No referrels required Bobcaygeon, ON preparation. • Same day repairs and relines Now offering Complete 705-738-5177 A program close to home is hoping to help with • Dental plans accepted Full Lower Suction 888-322-3032 Dentures this issue. The Lindsay Community Food Market, • No referrels required operated by Kawartha Lakes Food Source, opens on Precision dentures • Implant retained dentures March 14. Clients will be able to choose foods based Same day repairs and relines • No referrels required on their preference and needs. Dental plans accepted But rural food banks also report on the phenomenon that their clients have to deal with daily. Many live between 30 and 50 kilometers from a full service grocery store that can buy in bulk and sell at reasonable prices. With limited public transit options in rural Ontario, these clients are at the mercy of their 103 Main St. Bobcaygeon local convenience store where options are expensive and often unhealthy. Circumstances are even more 705-738-5177 • 888-322-3032 perilous the farther north you go in the province. The www.caygeondentureclinic.ca cost of transportation of food to remote communities, particularly during the winter months, makes healthy

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food for many an unaffordable luxury. Food banks are realizing that they can do more to help their clients, and depending upon where you are in the province, you may find your local food bank offers other services, including: • Resume writing workshops • Job training workshops • Free dental clinics • Childcare while parents search for work • Teaching food literacy so clients can learn to eat better on a very limited budget Food banks agree that their ultimate goal is to “help lift people out of poverty,” but they need our help. For every $1 donated, Feed Ontario can purchase enough food from sponsoring suppliers to supply three meals for a client. Whether you write a cheque, donate food or offer your time to help out at a food bank you and the people you assist will be glad you did.

Veronica Nelson was most recently Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She began her career at RMH as a Medical Radiation Technologist in 1999 and has held roles including Project Manager, Director of Diagnostic Imaging, and Vice President Diagnostics, Procurement and Special Projects. “Veronica is a dedicated and capable leader with experience throughout the organization,” said Val Harris, RMH Board Chair. “We are confident that she will steer the organization successfully through the next several months as we begin to recruit for a permanent President and CEO.” The RMH Board has approved the engagement of a consultant service to assist with the recruitment of a permanent President and CEO. Dr. Bert Lauwers announced in December that he would be stepping down from his role as President and CEO to take on a new post at the Scarborough Health Network on April 1.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

Victoria Manor will host their 2019 Health and Wellness Fair on March 27 from 10am to 2pm. The fair is open to the public as well as Victoria Manor residents and their families. “We have invited health and wellness experts from across Kawartha Lakes to help us share information about living a healthy lifestyle,” explains Jessica Wooldridge, Life Enrichment Assistant at Victoria Manor. “The fair is a great learning opportunity for anyone who wants to improve their overall health.” Poutine and beverages will be available for sale for $5. All proceeds will be donated to the Victoria Manor Residents Council. The fair will feature a variety of health and wellness attractions including: • gluten free baking • acupuncture • massages • health and wellness coaching Victoria Manor is located at 220 Angeline Street South in Lindsay.

INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO FOR RMH

The Ross Memorial Hospital Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Veronica Nelson will lead the hospital as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer as a process gets underway to recruit a permanent President and CEO.

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MAKING SMALL TALK

Recent research underlines the important role that good hearing plays in the lives of developing children. It seems that babies are more likely to listen to one another than they are to listen to adults, and listening to other babies helps small children develop speech. Researchers found that, even before they begin to speak for themselves, five-month-old babies spent 40 percent more time listening to the vocalizations of other babies than they did to adults making the same sounds. Infants find the speech of other infants to be quite captivating; it can hold their attention and even prompt positive emotions. Their fascination with “baby talk” is thought to support the earliest stages of speech development. As a primary source of information for learning, the auditory system is key for a child’s healthy development. Because there are many different reasons for any hearing loss, early detection is crucial to successfully addressing the impairment. In fact, infants can be tested for hearing abilities as young as a few hours old. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s hearing, or if you’d like to make an appointment to have your own hearing tested, please give us a call at LINDSAY EAR CLINIC. P.S. One to three of every 1,000 babies born have some degree of hearing loss. Newborn hearing screening is essential.

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KAHGIIBOONKEH – The Wintermaker

As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka

We call wintertime: BIBOON. It’s a time of year when all things take a break, they take a rest from the growing seasons of spring and summer. It’s that cold time of year when the winds blow and the cold air from the north is upon us. Many stories are told of the spirits that govern this time of year and it’s led by a number of them. It was originally a dispute between NANABOZHO and BIBOON that determined the present way that winter would stay with us in this part of the world. It was through negotiations between the two of them that it was agreed upon that we would have 4 moons of winter, 4 moons of summer, and 2 moons each of the other seasons – what we call the “in-between seasons.” The winter is expressed quite readily in the sky. The winter sky tells us much of what is happening at this time of year. It is led by a spirit we call KAHGIIBOONKEH – translated means “Wintermaker.” You can see this Wintermaker as a constellation in the sky. You would know this constellation as Orion the Hunter. The Wintermaker starts to have its presence known in November when it starts to rise from the eastern sky. And by mid-winter, which would be about

in February, it is standing straight up in the night sky – a powerful symbol of this time of year. This spirit reminds us that winter time in this part of the world is necessary for our rejuvenation. KAHGIIBOONKEH is also dependant on the spirit NANABOZHO. They work closely together and this determines how we get winter. As an example, it is NANABOZHO who encourages KAHGIIBOONKEH by gestures of teasing and trickery to make winter. In the event that there is a big melt, you can make a snowman into the form of a rabbit and KAHGIIBOONKEH will see it and be triggered to bring winter back. We do that in the winter when we want to have a good maple sap run which is determined by a cold, clear, snowy winter. There are other animal spirits that are symbolized in the sky. One of them is the fisher we call OJIIG, who you know as the Big Dipper. This spirit constellation works with the constellations around it to make sure we have a good healthy winter. They all work together with the other constellations such as the Bear, the Moose, and the Seven Sisters that you know as the Pleiades – which we also know as a hole in the sky through which we travel after we pass on here. There is much happening with spirits in the Sky World that determines what happens here on earth. They are all in harmony and it is a pleasure to know that they are working hard to keep this part of the world healthy. I thank those spirits every day for this beautiful part of North America we call GCHI MIKINAAK – the Big Turtle. Many people tend to mistakenly call it “Turtle Island,” by no fault of their own…but that is another story.

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WOODWORKING Regluing & repairing for “Sick Wooden Furniture” also small custom jobs. Keith 705-324-2200 or kmbalsdon@yahoo.com ____________________ GLASS & METAL REPAIR Windows and doors You may need only the glass replaced. Call Harold 705-887-6608 ____________________ RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Service Panels Trouble shooting New Builds, underground, all electrical work. 705-957-8617 ____________________ PEACE of Mind House Cleaning Residential, Cottages, Professional, Meticulous. References available. Servicing the Kawartha Lakes Call Shell 905-716-5141 ____________________ INCOME TAX RETURNS A&R Income Tax & Bookkeeping Personal & Business returns www.arincometax.info 705-320-9330

Local Events This section is only for Local Charitable Events. We do provide Not-for-profit rates for more in-depth advertising Adult Day Programs - Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls , Little Britain, Lindsay & Omemee. Community Care Call 705-324-7323 MAR 12 - Victoria County Genealogy Group meeting, Lindsay library 6:45-8:45pm. Reference Dept. All Welcome For more information call Ellen 705-878-1669 MAR 13, 20 & 27, APR 3 & 10 - Noon Hour Concerts, Cambridge St. United Church. Bring your lunch, and stay for a social time. Tea & coffee provided. Freewill offering. MAR 15 - Historical Irish Stew Dinner & music, 6pm, Lion’s Hall Kirkfield. Adults $15 Under 12, $8. 705-438-5454 MAR 13, 20 & 27, APR 3 & 10 - St. James Anglican Church annual Lenten Film Series. 7pm. No cost.

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FEDERAL NDP CANDIDATE CHOSEN

Barbara Doyle will be the NDP candidate for Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Brock in the next federal election. Barbara is focusing on a platform that fights for change and progress in areas of affordable housing, universal Pharmacare, justice reforms, skilled trades and implementing robust climate policies that include fighting for an aggressive transition to green alternatives and moving away from carbon-intensive industries while also addressing limiting trade policies that go against Canadian interests. Doyle says, “We must focus on the health, stability and well-

being of 100% of Canadians, not growing the wealth of the top 1%. Health care, education and housing are the mainstays of a supported and vibrant community. As Canadians, we take care of each other, to the very best of our ability. The current government is failing us. We have our most vulnerable citizens struggling to keep a roof over their heads, to put food on the table and that is unacceptable. We have a government that prioritizes corporations over families and that must end now.”

COBY DAM REHAB

The project by Parks Canada to rehabilitate Coboconk Dam is now underway, beginning with the installation of the staging area on the west side of the dam. In-water work is scheduled to begin by

month’s end, immediately after the site staging is complete. Concrete repairs will begin on the west side of the dam and progress to the east by the end of 2019. This will allow for ongoing water management throughout the construction period. Rehabilitation of the dam is expected to be continuous throughout 2019 until spring of 2020. Here’s what you can expect during construction: • The Coboconk Dam will be closed to the public for the duration of the project once the staging area has been set up. • Increased truck traffic and noise during construction hours will occur. • Water levels on upstream and downstream watercourses will not be impacted by construction, as the work will be sequenced so that water can be managed appropriately through dam sluices. The overall water management strategy will not change during construction.

TRENT LAKES GARBAGE

By Deb Crossen

In the February 21 issue, I wrote about garbage in the Municipality of Trent Lakes. At issue is the number of bags we taxpayers are allowed to take to the transfer station at any one time. In the course of the election campaign last year, some candidates in Trent Lakes promised to make changes to the current system (a quarterly maximum) to appease seasonal residents who, while paying the same or higher taxes than yearround residents, were allowed fewer bags because of the limited time they spent in the area. In a presentation by Peterborough County’s waste management representatives at a Council meeting in February, a point was made that there is only so much space at the landfills in the area and limiting each taxpaying household to one bag a week over the course of the year was acceptable. A link to the report is included from this story on our website (www.thepromoter.ca).

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