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I was quite distressed to hear that the development of land near Flynn’s Turn in Trent Lakes is not going to happen. The golf course and walking trails could have brought some transitional visitors to the area, but the residences involved would have attracted some new families to help with muchneeded growth. Quarries aren’t all bad – they do employ local people and add to the municipal tax base. As well, many quarry owners contribute significantly and are very generous to community projects. But are they ever a reason people move to our area? I don’t think so. This time, it may not be the municipality’s fault that the developers of the Flynn’s Turn project dropped out. At the Council meeting on February 20, Keith Leckie, the developer, cited the regulations outlined in the province’s new Growth Plan, limiting the number of residences he would be allowed to build, as the reason for pulling the plug. He believes that the province is more interested in quarry use in rural Ontario


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than growth of population and small towns. I tried to read through that Growth Plan as well as the official plans for the municipality and Peterborough County. But I’m not versed in the legalese or embroiled in the industry to make heads or tails of it all. The bottom line is that a potential development, that would have brought jobs to our area and people to our community, has gone by the wayside because of bureaucracy. It will happen again, I’m sure. But let’s put this on the “issue table” for the October election. It’s time we started asking hard questions of our Council members on their ideas and concrete plans for economic growth in Trent Lakes.

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I read the article in The Kawartha Promoter by Mayor Letham regarding the back gravel roads. We are so discouraged with our road -- the lack of snow removal on weekends often keeps us home, we can’t get out because of the drifting and accumulation of snow, the lack of calcium to keep dust down in the summer months. The erosion, the potholes -- it is terrible to think that the amount of money we pay for taxes and our roads are an absolute mess. I sincerely hope that with all the extra money allotted for road improvements this spring that we can count on proper gravel or hardtop to replace the gravel/swamp mud that is currently being used. K, Parent Bobcaygeon

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By Pat Warren

At the meeting on February 27th, Council heard a presentation from Dave Gordon of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario regarding waste diversion changes on the horizon for municipalities in Ontario. Mr. Gordon told Council that changes to the Blue Box will be coming in the next few years and will require producers of recyclables to pay 100 percent of the costs for blue box diversion program. Currently, municipalities pay 50 percent of the costs for the Blue Box recycling program, to the tune of $130 million a year. For many years, they have asked that producers foot the full cost of the program, as they do for household hazardous waste and tire recycling programs. There are many hurdles to tackle first before the changes can happen. The provincial government wanted to speed up the process but many current contracts and programs will need to be changed first. Also, municipalities want a say on how the new program will be rolled out. Council also heard that the province wants municipalities to develop waste diversion programs for organics in the next few years. This news prompted many City of Kawartha Lakes Councillors to ask about the cost of the programs and who will pay. They were concerned that the cost would be downloaded to local taxpayers. Gordon said that the province may have funds from the Cap and Trade initiative to help fund composting or gas generation projects. According to Gordon, the aim of the province is to move to “Zero Waste” by mid-century.


The Kawartha North Family Health Team (KNFHT) wants to start a new city-wide initiative that will combat isolation for seniors living at home, but they’re asking for the City’s help. KNFT Executive Director Marina Hodgson informed Council that they applied for a grant for the Senior’s Activity Centre initiative but require the City’s in-kind help of $7,500 to supply rental space to run the programs. Without the City’s support, said Hodgson, the program can’t move forward. The initiative could offer cooking classes, financial services, exercise programs, knitting circles or whatever a local group would like. This will help combat isolation for seniors by getting people out of their homes and interacting with others. Council was assured that the program could partner with other seniors’ groups. A motion was made to refer the matter to staff with a report back to Council in April.



Trent Lakes Council heard disappointing news at their February 20 regular meeting when Picard Lake resident, writer and developer Keith Ross Leckie informed them that the Flynn’s Corners Golf Course and Residential development was being scrapped. The 368-acre site was to include an 18-hole ‘rough’ golf course, 48 residences, 80 acres of walking trails and even a spa. All that development was undermined last July when the Province of Ontario document ‘Places to Grow’ was released. The new rules outlined in that planning document affected development not just in Trent Lakes but all over rural Ontario. Leckie told Council that “My concern is that without some development you don’t have jobs… quarries don’t help to sustain the community.” Over the years Leckie and his partner have ‘jumped through all the planning hoops’ like hydro geology work, environmental assessments, traffic assessments and coming to agreements with the two local quarries in the area. All that cost more than $428,000 over and above the land cost. Now this beautiful spot will need to be sold to help recover costs. Leckie expects it will become another quarry. Mayor Bev Matthews expressed her personal, and Council’s collective, disappointment in losing that potential for the Trent Lakes community. “It’s sad how the rules are changed by the province…it’s not fair.



Would we rather have a development than a quarry? Yes.” The message from the Province of Ontario seems to be loud and clear when it comes to development in rural communities, according to Leckie. “The government just wants quarries in rural areas. The Growth Plan has new regulations for everything but quarries.”


Trent Lakes Council is in a deadlock over what to do about where to construct a new Central Works Depot. Over the past few years, plans had been moving forward to construct a new central depot on the municipality’s County Road 49 site near Bobcaygeon. However, over the past few months concerns have arisen that the site is too far removed from the centre of the municipality. Municipal staff were instructed to look for more central sites on land owned by the municipality but so far none have been found that would be large enough for a new depot as planned. To date, it has cost the municipality about $20,000 to back track on this issue. Mayor Bev Matthews is concerned this central depot plan is becoming a political issue as the next municipal election looms this October. Municipal staff have been asking for direction on how to proceed but council seemed unable, at

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Another Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) public hearing on the proposed Dewdney Mountain quarry haul route will be held at the Trent Lakes municipal council room on Monday, March 12 at 10am. An OMB chairperson will hear arguments and testimony from the quarry supporters and opposition to bringing hundreds of oversized gravel and dimension stone trucks daily down Ledge and Quarry Roads to County Road 36, near Nogies Creek. Dewdney Mountain Farms has proposed a haul route agreement with the Trent Lakes Municipality that would see alterations to the roads and the construction of berms to mitigate noise for residents along the proposed route. Experts in engineering will be called to present

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The gardening season is tantalizingly near. However, as in baseball, the month of March is best viewed as “spring training” for the busy days ahead. There are a number of wonderful local gardening events to inspire you. The website www.gardenmaking. com posts a calendar of events by month or location with links to each. Seed sharing and growing tips are the focus of Peterborough’s Seedy Sunday. Held this year on Sunday, March 11, this free event also hosts a number of local seed and plant providers. Of course, from March 9 to the 18, Canada Blooms continues its tradition of gorgeous displays and multiple vendors, knowledgeable speakers and workshops. Finally, if you have never attended the Peterborough Garden Show, April 13 to 15, you will be ng Spainamazed & Portugal:atAlhambra Palace, the quality of Granada this event. Your local horticultural societies are heralding a new gardening year with speakers, flower shows and special events. On Thursday, March 15, the Bobcaygeon Horticultural Society is delighted to welcome Garry Edwards of Meadowview Gardens in Roseneath. He will outline the development of his spectacular property. The meeting will be held at Knox Street Church. Social hour from 6:30pm to 7pm is followed by a very brief business meeting and the presentation. You can check out our website at www.bobcaygeonhorticulture. com. Visitors are welcome!

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Politics By Kirk Winter

By Kirk Winter


As a keen follower of politics in Ontario for the last 40 years, I thought I had seen everything. I didn’t think it was possible that I would witness an incident more surreal than what is happening in the race for the Progressive Conservative leadership. Patrick Brown stepped down from the Party leadership in January after a CTV News report about two young women who accused the Barrie area MPP of sexual misconduct in separate incidents when they were 19, and Brown was at least 32 years old. Four candidates of various backgrounds and experiences stepped forward to fill Brown’s shoes and Provincial Tories are to make their decision by March 10. On February 16, interim leader Vic Fedeli had Brown removed from the Party caucus, forcing Brown to sit as an independent MPP. Most political observers thought they had seen the last of Patrick Brown. Brown then did the unthinkable. At a hastily called press conference later on the 16th, Brown claimed he had never really resigned, and that he was running for his old job again. Caroline Mulroney and Doug Ford, seen as front T:2.9” runners for Brown’s previous position, immediately

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reacted with incredulity, claiming that Brown had done the right thing by stepping down, and that a leadership race and an election campaign were not the place for the former leader to try to clear his name. Brown’s second bid for the party leadership lasted but a week, when more negative press reports questioned Brown’s behaviour during his time as Party leader. Acting Tory Leader Vic Fedeli has called for an investigation, suggesting irregularities in Party membership rolls. Conservative backbencher Randy Hillier has raised awkward questions about Brown’s international travel, and questioned how he afforded his palatial Barrie area home on an MPP’s salary. Press reports at time of publication have also shared that Brown and his political confidants may have unduly influenced the outcome of at least one riding nomination meeting for the upcoming June provincial election. Long-time Tories are aghast that once again the party may be squandering a chance to defeat the deeply unpopular Liberal government. Reports say that the Liberals and New Democratic Party are gleefully watching this feeding frenzy, recording for a series of campaign advertisements every mean, spiteful, and salacious comment made by one Conservative against the next. Some Liberal insiders have predicted that this could be the bloodiest and most damning campaign for a Provincial Party leadership in living memory. The next few weeks could witness the end of the Big Blue Machine, so carefully crafted by former Premier William Davis, as Ontario’s own version of a Game of Thrones plays out on the nightly news in real time. Premier Wynne and NDP leader Andrea Horwath must be ecstatic as once again the Progressive Conservatives assemble their circular firing squad and their campaign potentially crumbles because of unforced errors, this time months before the writ is even dropped.

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Wow, what a change in the weather - it feels like spring is in the air! We had to change our regular venue for our last practice as the Retirement Suites was under a quarantine order. Thankfully we were able to gather at Trinity United Church. Hopefully we will be back at the Retirement Suites next week - we missed the cookies. New music was handed out and we had a night of sight reading these pieces. We think the upcoming concert will have something for everyone. We have borrowed quite a few pieces from shows that have been popular. Saturday, May 26 has been designated as concert night. Mark your calendars now so as not to miss it. More information will be coming but we are sorry - no shortbread cookies are planned, but you never know! We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that some members of the Choristers are also members of the Bobcaygeon Music Council which is busy organizing for the next Music Alive Concert. Joe Trio is performing on March 24 at the United Church. For tickets call 705-738-2396. Until next time, go out and enjoy the warmer weather - go home, make that cup of tea and relax. Check out our Facebook page and keep in touch. If you are looking for a new hobby come out and join us. New members are always welcome.

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Just for the Halibut and Lock 32 Pub in Bobcaygeon are great supporters of local products, including beer. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, new on tap at both eateries is the first brew, Mad Dog APA, from local brewery, Old Dog Brewing, founded by Scott Nichol. Construction at the Old Dog Brewery at 30 King Street East is ongoing, but they hope to have their facility, including a taproom and retail store, open by late this summer.

Go Wild 4 Wildlife

The Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary, a year-round wildlife rehabilitation facility located on 45 acres in the Haliburton Highlands, is hosting their annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 10 from 5pm to 11pm. The evening features a vegetarian buffet dinner and an incredible live and silent auction. Jeff Moulton and his band, “Movin’ On” will get you dancing to good old rock and roll music. Tickets are only $50 for the event at the Pinestone Resort in Haliburton. You can find out more at www. Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary is a 100-percent volunteer-based registered charitable organization that maintains a year-round wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary.


From large commercial operations to small hobby farms, we understand that every farm is unique and therefore your coverage should be too. Even if you do not use your farm to generate income, you may have found yourself wondering “do I need farm insurance?” If you answer “yes” to even one of these questions, there is a very good chance that you will need to purchase a policy that fits your farm’s needs: 1. Do you grow and sell any crops? Growing and selling any fruits, vegetables, grains or other cash crops will require you to have a commercial farm policy in place. However, even if you sell your products at local farmers markets or road side stands, it is important to have coverage in place should someone become ill from your product. 2. Do you have any farm animals on your property? Livestock such as cattle, poultry, alpaca, sheep, swine, horses, etc., can only be protected under a farm policy. 3. Do you have any outbuildings or barns on your property? If you own acreage, you will probably have a barn, riding arena, or other outbuilding on your land. Often these buildings are used to store crops, animals, or farm machinery - in the event that something were to damage your outbuilding, and its contents, you will only find protection under a farm insurance policy. 4. Do you own farm machinery? Tractors, plows, combines and other self-propelled equipment are expensive tools that are often required in daily farming life. A commercial farm policy would cover cost of repairs to damage that could result while in operation. In addition, if you ever take your tractor out on the open road, even if just to cross the street, a farm policy would cover you in the event of an accident. 5. Do you rent your land to a farmer? While you may not conduct any farming operations on your land, you may rent it to someone who does. Your land is still your responsibility, and you will need to protect yourself with farm liability coverage. We are farm specialists and can help you find the right policy, and protection for your needs. If you have questions, we have answers; call us and let’s talk about your insurance.are covered correctly. If you have questions, we have answers - call us and let’s talk about your insurance.

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BAD NEWS/GOOD NEWS By Pamela VanMeer, Kawartha411

The Great Gun Debate

On February 14, a former student unleashed a hail of gunfire in a Florida high school killing 17 people. Most of them were innocent teenagers in the prime of their lives. Let that sink in for a moment.... They were sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, grandchildren and friends. • 14-year-old Alaina Petty volunteered after Hurricane Irma hit Florida in September. She was also a part of the “Helping Hands” program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. • 17-year-old Nicholas Dworet was a senior and had been recruited to the University of Indianapolis swim team where he would have been a freshman in the fall. • 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff was a soccer player for Parkland Travel Soccer. Her mom told a news outlet that when she dropped Alyssa off at school that morning she said, “I love you.” When she heard about the shooting she knew in her heart her daughter was gone. Imagine sending your child off to school in the morning and telling them you love them and then never getting to see them smile again, never feeling the warmth of their skin or the smell of their hair. Gun homicide rates are 25.2 times higher in the US than in other developed nations. S​ome 13,286 people​ were killed in the US by firearms in 2015, according to the Gun Violence Archive, and almost 27,000 people​ were injured [those figures exclude suicide].​ Until now, ardent gun owners and the National Rifle Association have aggressively blocked all attempts to alter the gun laws in the United States -- even going so far as to threaten some of the children who survived this massacre and are speaking out. These survivors been called liars, actors, and worse. The kids are not taking this lying down. They are pushing back and fighting for change going forward. The students have planned two events, the National School Walkout on March 14 and the March for Our Lives on March 24. The theme of both events is #Enoughisenough. The kids will be ​calling on Congress to act on gun violence. So far a number of companies have distanced themselves from the NRA and anyone who supports them. Delta Airlines was among the first. I​nsurance company MetLife Inc. discontinued its discount program with the NRA; the software company Symantec Corp., which makes Norton Antivirus technology, did the same. The winds of change are blowing and it’s the youth who are driving that change. Maybe it’s time the so-called adults stepped up and decided #enoughisenough, too.

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The Lindsay East & District Lions are hosting a community spaghetti dinner on Friday, March 16 from 5 to 7 pm at the Masonic Banquet Hall in Lindsay. You’ll receive a full meal served in a fun atmosphere – caesar salad, garlic toast, meatballs, all-you-can-eat-spaghetti and sauce, beverage and dessert. There will be colouring sheets and crayons for the kids and a trivia quiz and draw for the adults.   Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 6 to 12 years. Children under 6 years eat free. Help support childhood cancer research. Visit their facebook page – Lindsay East & District Lions Club for more information, or contact Lion Art at 705-878-5503.

Music alive

On Saturday, March 24, a trio of exceptional pianists will perform at Trinity Church in Bobcaygeon as part of the Music Alive Concert Series hosted by the Bobcaygeon Music Council. Joe Trio is not your average piano trio. They strive for diversity, versatility and more than a little humour and unpredictability. They are not afraid to mix together many styles of music into a single piece. Tickets are $30 for adults or you can purchase a 4-concert package for $100. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The event begins at 7:30pm. To reserve your ticket call 705-731-7497, go online at or in person at My Favourite Things (10 King Street East, Bobcaygeon). Norma Long - Manager/Broker

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Health & Wellness TREE OF LIFE

Trees grow stronger as years pass. The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life fundraiser is no different, thanks to the generosity of local patrons. The Tree of Life program encourages customers of Lindsay’s two Shoppers Drug Mart locations to buy a leaf ($1), a butterfly ($5), an acorn ($10) or a cardinal ($50). The decorations are signed by the donor and posted in the store, and 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to benefit women’s health. Those who donated to the fundraiser at one of the two Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Lindsay helped support the Tales of Hope Holiday Appeal for 3D mammography at RMH. Recently, the owner of Lindsay’s west end Shoppers Drug Mart, Mahvash Moorbakhsh presented a cheque for $2,517 to the RMH.


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In order to effectively treat hearing loss, it is important to pinpoint its cause. Reasons for diminished hearing ability can range from excessive noise to earwax (cerumen) blockage to the ingestion of certain medications. Another potential cause of hearing loss that recently came to researchers’ attention is “iron deficiency anemia” (IDA). After examining the medical records of 305,339 adults between the ages of 21 and 90, it was found that IDA increased the odds of several different kinds of hearing loss, including those involving problems with the bones of the middle ear, sensorineural hearing loss (in which there is damage to the cochlea or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain), deafness, and unspecified hearing loss. Although hearing loss often goes undetected, it is actually one of the most common health problems in North America (only high blood pressure and arthritis are more common). And when we realize how many causes there are for hearing loss, including disease, today’s high-tech phones and music players, aging, noise pollution, heredity, trauma, and smoking, it’s no wonder the numbers are so high. If your hearing is not what it once was or what it should be, find out how good it could be at our clinic. Call us to arrange a painless hearing test. P.S. A better understanding of the association between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia may yield new treatments and/or prevention measures for hearing loss.

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Flannel Rag Rug Workshops 10am-4pm March 15 or April 21 at Trinity United Church, Bobcaygeon. Open to all skill levels $30+ supplies. Proceeds to 1st Bobcaygeon BPSA Explorer’s 2018 trip to PEI. For more info or to register call 705-324-8257 or email: RagRugWorkshop@ ____________________ BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION You are invited to celebrate with MALCOLM JUNKIN on the occasion of his 95th Birthday, Saturday, March 10th, 2018, 2-4 p.m., Stewart Hall, Immanuel Baptist Church, 20 Bond Street, Fenelon Falls. Best Wishes Only. ____________________ MARJORIE’S AND KEN’S GIANT CRAFT SALE 9am-7pm Friday March 16 to Sunday March 18 Lions Club, Bobcaygeon Something for everyone.




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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 705324-7323 MAR 9, 16 & 23- Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs. 9a.m.-4p.m., Bobcaygeon Senior Citizens Centre. Pre-booked appointments: 705-879-4100. MAR 12 - Diners Club seniors luncheon, Kirkfield Lions Hall, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. MAR 12 - Living With Cancer support group or those living with cancer or undergoing treatment., Hospice Services, Lindsay, 2p.m. Call 705-879-4123. MAR 13, 15, 20 & 27- Diners Club seniors luncheon 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. MAR 13 - Caregiver Support Group for people caring for frail older adults or adults with disabilities or chronic conditions. Fenelon Falls United Church, 1:30-3:30p.m. No charge. 705324-7323 for more info. MAR 14 - Lenten Film Series, St. James Anglican Church. 7 - 9 pm. Maudie. For more info call 705-887-2537 or visit www. MAR 14 - Lenten services & light lunch. Trinity United, Bobcaygeon; noon. All welcome. MAR 14 - Carden Field Naturalists, Carden Recreation Centre, 7p.m. “Icebergs, Puffins & Whales”. 705-833-2429. MAR 14, 16, 23 & 26 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs, 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Prebooked appointments: 705-879-4100. MAR 14, 21 & 28 - Greet & Eat luncheon for seniors, Village Housing in Lindsay, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve.

OLVER, RUBY Gertrude (nee Thurston) Ruby passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday February 25, 2018 in her 101st year, in Lindsay, Ontario. She was the loving mother of Terry (Walter), Beverley (the late Ian), Janet (the late Tom), and Patricia. She will be missed by her grandchildren Tim (Carol), Wendy (Al), Kimberly, Melanie (Chris), Dan (Susan), Dean (Laurie), Craig (Sheryl), and Michelle (Jim). She will also be fondly remembered by her 13 great grandchildren , 1 great, great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. She will be especially remembered and missed by Bill, Dennis , Shirley and sister-in-law Irma . A funeral service will take place on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES – MONK CHAPEL, 6 HELEN STREET, BOBCAYGEON with visitation to commence an hour prior. If desired, please consider a donation to Canadian Lung Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Friends may send condolences to Ruby’s family by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, MONK CHAPEL at or by calling 705-738-3222.


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, March 14.

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 • March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – In the Clubroom, corned beef and cabbage - $9 – Served from 1pm to 5pm – Music provided by Rick Hughes • Dart League - Tuesdays, 7:30 pm • Men’s Snooker League Wednesdays, 7 pm • Tai Chi - Thursdays, 10 am

• English Pub Night* - first Friday each month, 5-7 pm • Meat Roll* - third Saturday each month, 2:30 pm, • Drop-in Shuffleboard - Sundays, 1:30pm • Turkey Dinner- Last Thursday of each month. • Drop-In Euchre Sundays at 1pm.

Branch 239 Bobcaygeon (705) 738-2710 • Monday & Wednesday – Darts at 7pm • Monday – Pasta – 5 to 7pm • Wednesday – Live Music from 2 to 5pm in the Club Room • Thursday – Hamburger – 4 to 7pm

• Friday – Karaoke – 8pm • Saturdays – Meat Roll at 2pm and Trivia at 7pm • Sunday – Shuffleboard – 2pm • Ladies Auxillary does catering – call Anna 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

Branch 497 Omemee (705) 799-5095 • March 9 - Ham and Potato dinner - 7pm to 9pm • March 18 - Pancake & Sausage breakfast - @ 10am to 1pm • March 25 - Acreman Memorial Mixed dart Tournament - Registration at 9am • Open house Country jams every 2nd Saturday – March 17 and 31, April 11 and 28, May 12 • For Hall rentals call 705-934-5095

Branch 519 Coboconk (705) 454-8127 • March 24 - Norm Harris Memorial Euchre Tournament - 7pm - $5 per person - pot luck lunch - prizes • April 14 - Dave Chalmers Memorial Dart Tournament - $80 per team, includes Doubles - Registration at 10am - Start at 11am sharp - Lunch included in entry fee

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The latest Federal budget contains funding that will be a big help to Kawartha Land Trust. “The Federal government’s funding announcement of $500 million towards a $1-billion Nature Fund has come at the perfect time to ensure a vibrant future for the landscape in the Kawarthas,” says Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) executive director, Mike Hendren. This commitment to protect nature across Canada, is in line with recommendations made last fall by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Kawartha Land Trust, Canadian Land Trust Alliance and other members of the Green Budget Coalition. As KLT plans to double their number of protected properties by securing a dozen new sites over the next five years, they expect these new matching funds will help them achieve this goal and contribute to achieving Canada Target 1.    Peterborough and the Kawarthas is home to many key areas for biodiversity, such as the Oak Ridges Moraine, through the Limestone Plain and into the Canadian Shield. Conservation in this region will ensure the species that live here will have a secure habitat for years to come.   Kawartha Land Trust now protects 13 properties comprising 3,217 acres of diverse and significant landscapes with a donated land value of $6.9 million.    For more information about KLT, visit www.  

to the community at large. From seniors programs to kids programs and fundraising events focused on art, theatre, culture and food, the BCC offers something for everyone, except those looking for a swimming pool or indoor ice rink. Speaking of culture, the BCC is hosting its Spring Dinner Theatre for six nights – April 20 to 22 and April 27 to 29. The Hall’s Bridge Players, the BCC’s resident acting troupe, will perform two comedies – Chatterton Country Club and Noah. Included in the $40 ticket price is a delicious dinner including appetizers, main course and dessert. Visit under Events for more information.

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Those new or existing businesses looking to open, expand or move into the downtown areas of Coboconk or Norland, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay and Omemee are being invited to apply for a new program, Downtown Dreams. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs and the City of Kawartha Lakes, registration is now open for this exciting new program. The applicant must be a new business, a business that will be moving into one of the downtowns, or a current downtown business that is expanding. The applicant mustSocialServicesDivision identify the community of interest. An applicant cannot enter the contest for multiple communities. Applicants will be invited to share their business Do You Liveidea In Peterborough County? through their registration. The Advisory Panel will choose the Top 5 applicants for each community to By Deb Crossen continue in theWe contest theto successful Are and Here Help candidates Free Services A sure sign of spring is the annual SpringCallDinner (705)760-4854 can assist you with things will be notified byWe March 29, 2018. The Top like: 5 must Theatre at the Buckhorn Cultural Centre. That’s right, I participate in five mandatory workshops, submit a Monday • Community Referrals & Supports said Buckhorn Cultural Centre! • Buckhorn Public Library business plan and present to an advisory panel who 9:00am – 12:00 pm For more than 40 years, this facility has marketed will choose a winner for each community on June 6, itself as the Buckhorn Community Centre. But many • Employment • Trent Lakes Municipal 2018 atOffice a public celebration event. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm people show up to go for a swim ... or skate around Businesses must be open to the public, or the indoor rink ... and there’s general confusion about Thursday Childcare expansion complete,•no later than October 1, 2018. • Apsley Library ou Livewhat In Peterborough County? the BCC is. 9:15 am – 3:00 pmEach winner will be presented with a prize Do You Live In Peterborough County? That has led the Board of Directors to do a • Ontario Works package to facilitate the opening orBenefits expansion of their Friday little renaming ... not so much that the not-for-profit • Trent Lakes Municipal Office new business. We Are Here to Help Services 9:00 am – 1:00pm rborough County? status is changing, or We theirAre official website address Here tothings Help Free Services You can find • Food out & more Shelter and register at 05)760-4854 Do You Live InWe can assist you with like: Peterborough County? ( But the new like: Call (705)760-4854 We can assist youMain with Office things branding as the Buckhorn Cultural Centre better day • Community Referrals & Supports 178 Charlotte St., Peterborough • Transportation We Are Here to Help Monday ckhorn Public Library reflects the importance of the •facility and Referrals itsToll programs Community & Supports Free: (855) 738-3755 We Are Here to Help Free Services Public Library 0am• – Buckhorn 12:00 pm We can assist you with things like: 9:00amCall – 12:00 pm WWW.PETERBOROUGH.CA/SOCIALSERVICES City of (705)760-4854 County of • Employment We can assist you with things like:

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Niklaus Stockli loves building, spending time in the shop making dreams of beautiful structures come true. From sheds and bunkies to portable garages and “loft-style” cabins, Niklaus is Heritage Creations in Bobcaygeon. “I enjoy making beautiful structures that will last a long time,” he said. “I want to make it as easy as possible for my clients to own a high-quality structure that is not only functional but also attractive. And, it is incorporated into whatever landscape they have.” For the past eight years, Heritage Creations has built a reputation of client service and custom design that surpasses expectations. Mi Gehring submitted this comment, “Thanks for making this custom piece for me exactly as I envisioned. I can't wait to put it to use for many years to come.” Heritage Creations uses only real lumber, not processed panelling. “I like to use raw materials that

will last a lifetime. The frames are solid wood, handnailed and built to my client's own specifications.” There's no waiting around, either. The standard time from design to installation is two to three weeks. With a state-of-the-art delivery machine that Niklaus calls the “Shed Mule”, your building shows up either fully assembled or in prefabricated form that is assembled on-site. “It only takes a few hours to put it up and the client can watch it come to fruition." The process is simple – Niklaus works closely with the client in the design stage, can help with getting the site prepared, then sends his team in for the final installation. Until April 15, Niklaus is offering his creations at 2016 prices. After that, with the increase in costs for lumber, you can expect to pay a bit more, but even then, the quality of workmanship will be worth it. Call Niklaus for a free site inspection and estimate and visit the website for more ideas about what is possible.

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March 8, 2018 - The Kawartha Promoter

The Kawartha Promoter - March 8, 2018.  
The Kawartha Promoter - March 8, 2018.  

The Kawartha Promoter - March 8, 2018.