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Thursday, May 17, 2018 Volume 28, Issue 9

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Happy Victoria Day! The first threeday weekend of the summer is finally here with some warmer weather. I actually heard someone complaining last week about how hot it was! After the long winter, I for one am grateful for the warmth and sunshine. How about you? So what to do with these three days? There are garage sales, community events, fishing, reading on the deck, chores (of course), but also renewing connections with family and friends. Spending time with loved ones, no matter what you’re doing, is a great way to kick off the season! As always, the snowbirds are back and seasonal residents come up to open the cottage or summer home. That means more people on the streets and sidewalks, so please be careful out there. It also means lineups for coffee, groceries, and perhaps your favourite alcoholic beverage, so make sure you’ve got your patience and good manners at the ready. For those visitors who have picked up this issue of The Kawartha


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2018 Municipal Election Voter Look Up – Are you on the Voters’ List? We all play a role in ensuring a fair electoral system, and it is the responsibility of every elector to make sure their information is up-to-date and accurately reflected for electoral purposes. By logging into eligible electors can: • Confirm or update their electoral information • Add an elector name to an address • Change school support Be sure to type ‘Kawartha Lakes’ as your municipality as it will not recognize our official title ‘City of’, your mailing address community (example: Omemee, Manilla) or former township (example: Bexley, Ops). This site is owned and managed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and provides this information to election clerks in support of local election events. If you have any questions about the Voter List Lookup, please call MPAC’s Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296-6722.

Nomination Period Has Begun From May 1 to 2pm on July 27, nominations are being received for the positions of Mayor and 8 Ward Councillors, English Public and Separate School Board Trustees. The unofficial list of candidates AGENT can be found under Voter Information on the City’s website by visiting

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Friends of the Osprey

With regards to the e-mails about the dangerously leaning Osprey platform at the the Forbert Pool, we have been in contact with the environmental manager of Hydro One. We believe he had planned earlier this year to correct the situation but the ice storm hit. By the time that mess was cleaned up, the Osprey were already back and it was too late for this season. That means we will likely lose the chicks again this year. What has to be done is the old leaning platform needs to be removed. A new safer platform has already been installed but Osprey are tremendous creatures of habit and it is very difficult to get them to move from their original nest. We have tried relocation several times and always met with failure. With the regards of Osprey rescue, we are now recommending “Shades of Hope” at Pefferlaw as the place to take injured or rescued Osprey. They are very close to our area and were successful in rehabilitating and releasing two Osprey last year. S. Connell Bobcaygeon

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City Hall By Kirk Winter

This latest council meeting was very lively and fast moving. Much was discussed, and it was clear that some pre-election posturing was starting to show itself in the discussion and debate during the two-hour-plus meeting.

Forbert Pool Parking

A petition was presented by a group of concerned citizens regarding the “dangerous” condition of the Forbert swimming pool parking lot in Bobcaygeon. The petition suggested that the City was not doing its due diligence in maintaining this very busy parking lot. The petition called for action sooner rather than later, before someone was badly hurt in a “slip and fall” accident. A private paving firm suggested that the lot could be paved for just under $40,000. Mayor Letham accepted the petition, promising that a short-term solution was imminent, and that City staff would present a long-term solution to the decrepit state of the parking lot soon.

Bikefest Concert

A deputation was made by the organizer of Bikefest in Bobcaygeon. Bikefest is a gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts from across the province, this year in Bobcaygeon on Sunday, June 24. Last year the celebration of cycling brought


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$267,000 worth of economic activity into the City. This year the organizer wanted to expand the weekend to include a dance at the Bobcaygeon Arena. Under current regulations, the organizers would have had to partner with a non-profit group to get a Special Occasion Permit for liquor to be sold at the dance. The organizer asked that this requirement be waived, and that for this one activity the committee running the weekend be allowed to sell liquor independently of a non-profit partner. Profits from the weekend will be reinvested in the community through the Legion and expansion of services at the Walk-In Clinic in Bobcaygeon. The city declared the event a “municipally significant event” and allowed the partnering with a non-profit to be waived. The dance will occur on Saturday, June 23, and ticket sales are going well.

Barron Avenue Sidewalks

Construction of sidewalks will proceed in the eastward neighborhood in Lindsay immediately, despite well-organized opposition from the residents in the area. Councillors Dunn and Breadner spoke passionately in favour of at least pre-empting the project until development around this sub-division warranted more infrastructures like sidewalks. The City’s decision to go ahead was motivated by accessibility issues which are provincially mandated, the possibility of litigation if sidewalks aren’t built and someone is hurt, and the dangerous precedent

LILAC GARDENS OF LINDSAY YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A SPECIAL LILAC OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018. 11am - 4pm at our secondary Lilac Garden, Mayor Flynn Park, Lindsay north off Orchard Park Road at Rogers Road

The City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture Department has closed Logie Street Park for reconstruction and the majority of lilacs at our main garden have been catalogued, removed and, with all dedication markers, safely stored at a local tree farm for the next two years. We encourage lilac memorial dedicators to contact us so we may let them know where and when their lilacs will be replanted. Parks and Recreation will be issuing regular progress reports regarding the new community park at Logie Street and updates may be seen on our website.

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this decision would have created if in the future other builders reneged on their subdivision agreements. Staff was directed to put the sidewalks in at the earliest possible opportunity.

Weldon Road Intersection

Two potential mayoral candidates clashed over traffic control at the busy intersection of Highway 36 and Weldon Road. Gord James, Councillor for the ward in question, has recently filed his papers to run for Mayor, and most believe Mayor Letham will also be standing for re-election. In 2015, Council approved the installation of a half-light at the intersection, controlled by pedestrians wanting to cross the well-travelled thoroughfare. Because of a lack of electricity a temporary fourway stop was installed. According to James, access to electricity has been rectified, but that intersection still waits for a light. The lighting system would cost approximately $100,000. A pointed discussion ensued between he and the Mayor on where the money would come from, and Councillor James requested that the lights be installed before the beginning of the next school year. City staff explained that there was very little chance of the lights being ready for the new school year. The motion for lights immediately was tabled, and a new motion to include the lights in the 2019 budget received almost unanimous support.

Green Space Protocols

Councillor Dunn brought up the issue of the lack of civic consultation regarding the sell off of City-owned green spaces. Dunn suggested the need for serious discussion at Council before any piece of municipallyowned green space is sold, and that public notice and early consultation with all stakeholders needs to become the norm. Council supported Dunn’s motion, and staff will bring a report back to Council with suggestions for a formalized structure so the City retains its significant public green spaces.


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By Glenna Burns

At the May 1 meeting, Trent Lakes Council passed a by-law allowing the road agreement between the Municipality and Gee and Fawcett to move forward on extending the unopened road allowance on Bessie Avenue North off County Road 36. Families living in the quiet neighbourhood have expressed concerns to Council regarding road use, safety, truck traffic and environmental issues. There is also some speculation that the future use of the road could be to haul aggregate from the Schedule C land (land designated for aggregate extraction on the Provincial Plan) at the end of the Bessie Avenue North Road allowance. In response to the concerns of Council and citizens, Josh Fawcett (Fawcett Excavating) sent an email to the Municipality stating his intentions for the road which will cost him an estimated $72,000 to complete. Fawcett claims that the road will see only limited use a few times each day as the facility at the road end is storage for heavy equipment only. Trucks will leave at 7am and return after 5pm. There will be no interference with children and buses and no business will be conducted out of the storage site. Fawcett also defended widening the road (from 10 feet to 24 feet), removing hills and bends and clearing trees as necessary for safety. Mayor Bev Matthews stated that she had some concerns too. “There may be another plan but we can only deal with what is in front of us at the moment.” The initial draft road agreement came to Council on April 17, 2018 from the Director of Public Works, Ivan Coumbs.


By Glenna Burns

The citizens of Trent Lakes opposing the development of a mega quarry near Nogies Creek were expecting the proponent to appeal and they did so on May 3. Dewdney Mountain Farms has launched a ‘Leave to Appeal’ the April 18 Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (Tribunal, former OMB) decision made by Member Gerald S. Swinkin regarding haul route noise mitigation on Ledge and Quarry roads in Trent Lakes. The Leave to Appeal to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) in Oshawa is scheduled to take place on September 27, 2018. That appeal is open to the public. The April 18 Tribunal decision was found in favour of the appellants, many who live along the proposed haul route of Quarry and Ledge Roads in Trent Lakes. Dewdney Mountain Farms, the proponent, will argue in court in September that the Tribunal member ignored the evidence put forward stating mitigation was possible for the haul route. In a two-day hearing held at Trent Lakes Municipal Building, the appellant’s lawyer, Eric Gillespie, convinced the Tribunal member, Swinkin that the proponents (Dewdney) had no real

plan and ignored many other issues around hauling huge aggregate trucks through residential communities on rural roads. The proposed mega quarry cannot go forward unless this haul route issue can be rectified to the satisfaction of the courts and the Municipality of Trent Lakes, who in the end decide whether or not to enter into a ‘haul route agreement’ with Dewdney. No aggregate license can be issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests until that ‘haul route agreement’ is completed. Neighbouring community members from Bobcaygeon and Buckhorn and beyond have also been active over the years attempting to halt the development of this quarry in a very environmentally sensitive area near Nogies Creek. The creek itself is a spawning ground for muskellunge and home to the endangered Blandings Turtle. The worry is that limestone dust will travel into Nogies Creek, destroying the pristine water source that feeds Pigeon Lake. There have been many concerns brought forward in various hearings on the issue but now in this round of arguments it will all boil down to the hauling of aggregate through a rural neighbourhood and the risks involved in doing that.


By Max Miller

Last April, we expanded the distribution of The Kawartha Promoter through Canada Post to all households in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Shortly thereafter, Canada Post designated us as a community newspaper. Now, I’m proud to announce that our application to the Ontario Community Newspaper Association has been approved and we are now a Probationary Active Member. In addition to the numerous benefits of being a member of this prestigious association, we automatically become a member of News Media Canada (CNMA). News Media Canada promotes the growth and development of its over 800 members from coast to coast to coast by advocating on the industry’s behalf to government, advertisers and agencies and providing programs and services for all aspects of news media operations. Rural, independent newspapers like us will have access to a number of practical resources, including training programs; sales tools and industry research touting the strength of newspapers and newspaper websites; business services. Our involvement with OCNA and CNMA will allow us to continue our high level of service for our clients and our readers. We look forward to more growth and ongoing support of the communities we serve.


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, May 23.

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 3 – 11am to 2pm – Veteran Appreciation Brunch – For all Bobcaygeon veterans and spouses. Please RSVP by May 30. • Monday – Pasta - 5pm to 7pm • Tuesday – Classic Cars – 8pm to 10pm • Wednesday-Jam Session 2pm-5pm

• Thursday – Hamburger 4pm to 7pm • Friday - Karaoke with Merle – 8pm - Wings served from 7pm -11pm • Ladies Auxiliary caters. • Classic Cars Tuesday night 8 - 10 pm and also Honours and Awards BBQ June 16th at 2 pm.

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Branch 497 Omemee (705) 799-5095 • May 26 – Yard Sale – 8am to 12 noon • June 16 – Fishing Derby – Registration 9am • June 22 – 8pm - Johnny Cash Tribute • June 30 – 4 to 8pm - Neil Young Night (Frank Wilks) Live Band • For Hall rentals call 705-934-5095

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• May 18 – Euchre at 7:15pm - $5 to play and pot luck afterwards • May 19 – BBQ, $500 Elimination Draw and ATV draw - Karaoke with Jim and Gail 2pm to 7pm • May 25 – Lunch – 11:30am to 1pm – Pork Loin or Liver & Onions - $9 – Followed by Country Music Jam 1pm to 4pm – Open Mic and Local Talent – Food Bank donations would be appreciated. Call 705-454-8127 for more information.

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Fundraising has become “funraising” with the popularity of paint nights. You get to spend two hours of creativity, drinking and laughing with new and old friends while raising money for a good cause. On Monday, June 11, there will be a Paint Nite to support the Fenelon Fair. Fenelon Fair is an annual agricultural event – this year with new dates of July 20-22. There’s a hard-working group of volunteers who want to make this the best possible fair, but it takes a whole community to support the event. With the help of Paint Nite, funds can be raised to offset some of the operating costs.

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The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls is celebrating the grand opening of the new Fenelon Falls SplashPad with a community party on Saturday, June 16 from 11am to 1pm. There will be ribbon-cutting ceremonies with some local dignitaries as well as hot dogs, soft drinks, water and juice. There will also be a giveaway for the youngsters. Plans for the new washroom/change rooms will be presented. In addition, the Fall fundraising campaign for the cost of redoing the washrooms/ change rooms will be announced. It will be a great way to celebrate the latest family-friendly attraction in Garnet Graham Park.


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Hundreds of anglers will hit Sturgeon Lake May 25 to 27 for the 38th Annual Canada/US Walleye Tournament. This live release event brings 150 teams of anglers from across Canada and the US to vie for the top prize and bragging rights for the next year. On May 26 and 27, the boats take off from Little Bob Channel under the bridge at County Road 24. Everyone is welcome to join the great Walleye mascot fish on the bridge between 6:30 and 7:30 in the morning to wave off the 300 male and female anglers. Organizers tell us that Eggsmart on Bolton Street will open early on that day, so after seeing off the anglers, stop by for a great breakfast! For the kids, bring your parents either Saturday, May 26 or Sunday, May 27 to the Bobcaygeon arena

for some fun activities. On Saturday, May 26, “Big” Jim McLaughlin will be teaching kids how to cast. You might even go home with your own rod and reel. Kawartha Dairy will be providing certificates for ice cream cones. For the big kids, head down to the Bobcaygeon Arena for the Trade Show and Tackle Swap. There’s free admission and the Kinette Food Booth. Stick around to watch the anglers weigh in. Check at the arena for weigh-in times, as they are dependent on weather conditions. By the way, congratulations to the Canada/US Walleye Tournament committee and all the volunteers for winning the 2018 Tourism Achievement Award at the recent Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence.

The 38th Annual Canada/US Walleye Tournament! May 25, 26 & 27th, 2018 “Big” Jim McLaughlin, owner of Just Fishing Magazine and Fishing Personality, as well as Scottie Martin and Red Andal of Canadian Fishing Network will be onsite at the Canada/US Walleye Tournament. They will all be here Friday night and Saturday to speak, do some instruction and share stories on the fishing world. Big Jim is overseeing our Women, Kids, and Men program for those who would like to “Learn To Fish” – but haven’t had the chance. We will provide them with a rod and reel and show them how to use it and practice off of our docks. Instructional Kids Fishing Day on the Saturday with colouring, prizes and cotton candy. In addition we are having a Tackle Swap Meet and vendors village at the arena on Saturday morning starting at 10:00am. We have 150 Teams of 2 anglers fishing for $70,000 in cash and prizes – Thanks to our Event Sponsor NLS Products & Fluid Film for their continued amazing support. Everyone is invited to the County Road 24 Bridge for 6:30am on Saturday & Sunday for the Anglers Send off. Thank you to the students at Bobcaygeon Public School for creating the banners for the bridge. Chamber Phone: 705-738-2202

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Whether you are a resident, cottager or visitor you know that Bobcaygeon is a very special place, surrounded by all that nature has to offer. Brimming with pride and an engaged community, we celebrate our heritage, care for our environment, create parks and trails, line our streets and fill our gardens with amazing displays that warm our hearts and please our senses. As a result of the efforts of our community members, Bobcaygeon is perfectly positioned to seek recognition from the Communities in Bloom program in all categories. Impact 32 will be working with the Chamber of Commerce, the Horticultural Society and

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Horoscopes May 17 to May 30

out again when we least expect it. But we can go on – knowing that others care. Take that care and wrap yourself up in it, dear Virgo.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile! Now is not the time to be worrying, Aquarius, especially about the little things. So, stop fretting and fussing and stay upbeat.

Libra (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) Tenacity is an interesting word, Libra. Definition: persistence, determination and a firm grip. What do you say, Libra? Do you fit these? Being tenacious can come in handy, no doubt! But sometimes life is easier when we just relax a little.

Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 20) Are love and romance the same? No, Pisces. Romance is lovely but it can be fleeting; love, on the other hand, lasts a lifetime. Don’t settle for the lesser!

Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) It is important, Scorpio, to concentrate on the talents you have. First, of course, you have to figure out what they are. Make a list. Then go to the next step:

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tell others! Share all your lovely gifts with those around you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) Hey Sag! You may be nearing retirement, or you may be just starting out. Whichever it is – you are at a crossroads and it is up to you to explore all and any possible new beginnings. Make the best of these extraordinary times. Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan, 20) Your health is your number one priority during this phase, Capricorn. It will be centre stage for awhile, so learn to live with some slight limitations, and more than anything else, take care of yourself!

Aries (March 21 to April 20) Expect the unexpected, Aries! A parcel or letter may arrive in the mail in the coming days that could change your perspective, and also provide a small – but pleasant – surprise. Be on the look-out! Taurus (April 21 to May 21) Spring is here. Can summer be far behind? We say welcome it with open arms, Taurus. Spend time outdoors, get dusty, get muddy, hang in a hammock, and most of all spoil yourself. It only comes once a year! Gemini (May 22 to June 22) Waiting . . . waiting . . . always waiting - for the next exciting event to happen; for the job offer you know you deserve; for the love of your life to walk through the door. But what does all this waiting achieve? We grow old and jaded and think that life has passed us by. DO NOT let this happen to you, dear Gemini. Act now. Get out there and enjoy each and every day. Cancer (June 23 to July 23) “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”: Eleanor Roosevelt. Cancer – take heart from these words! Never be afraid to speak your truth and let the world know exactly where you stand. Leo (July 24 to Aug. 23) Dear Leo – the thing about life-long learning is it never ends! You are never too old to acquire and absorb new ideas, whether through institutional schooling or the school of life. Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) Healing takes a long time and we sense you are in need of a healing and helping hand about now. Sometimes the hurt never truly goes away – it just lingers beneath the surface, ready to jump


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By April Scott

The spring-like weather has finally arrived and the Choristers are into the final practices for their Spring concert on the evening of May 26 at Trinity United Church. ‘Music Memories’ will be full of songs you will remember and we are sure you will be humming along with us. We are pleased to introduce our special guests -- ‘Riverside’, a barbershop quartet from Peterborough. This quartet is a recent winner of the Novice Division at the Barbershop Society’s Spring competition. We look forward to their visit and presentation. Members were pleased to visit with Barb Dunleavey as she has now moved into the Retirement Suites. Barb had the inspiration of having a choir in Bobcaygeon and so The Bobcaygeon Choristers was born. She will probably be singing along with us from time to time. If you don’t have your ticket yet (they’re only $15) for the concert, they will be available at the door at 6:30pm on May 26 for the 7pm performance. You may purchase them in advance from any Chorister or call 705-738-2396. We look forward to seeing as

many of our friends as possible and please join us afterwards for some coffee and social time. Until then look for us on Facebook where there is fair amount of information about the Choristers.


Bach, Brahms, Mozart and the others weren’t writing “classical” music. They were writing hits, pop music for the folks who hired them. They wrote for the wealthy, the church and the nobility. The music that stuck, that was popular to sing and play over the centuries, became “classical” music. A hundred years from now, the list of classical composers might include the Beatles and Elton John. Mozart was the Elton John of the 1700s. He was a rock star, perhaps an early version of Michael Jackson? They both died young and were both “unique”. Kawartha Lakes Singers present a “Timeless and Ageless Choral Classics” concert, featuring some of the choir’s favourite rousing selections. Also included will be some lighter fare to get those toes tapping. The concert will take place at Saint James Anglican Church in Fenelon Falls on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30pm, and on Sunday, May 27 at 2:30pm at Cambridge St. United Church in Lindsay.

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The movement to “buying local” has led to an increasing number of farmers looking for a place to sell their goods. Throughout our area, farmers’ and craft markets open on or near the Victoria Day weekend for the season. Tuesday: Buckhorn Farmers’ & Craft Market: 8am to 1pm Opens June 26 at the BCC (1782 Lakehurst Road). Thursday: Lakefield Farmers’ Market: 9am to 2pm - Opens May 24 in the Lakefield Community Centre parking lot. Friday: Fenelon Falls Farmers’ Market: 11am to 5pm - Opens May 18 at the corner of Bond and John Streets. Saturday: Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market: 8am to 1pm - Opens May 19 at Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds (47 Mansfield Street). Kinmount Farmers’ Market: 9am to 2pm - Opens May 19 and is just steps from downtown. Lindsay Farmers’ Market: 7am to 1pm – Open now along Victoria Street (between Kent and Peel Streets).

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By Pamela VanMeer, Kawartha411

Short-term rentals need long-term solutions

The stories are heartbreaking and sad. A young girl allegedly overdosed on drugs in a quiet neighourhood on Lake Scugog while staying at a short-term rental property. The renters went banging on the neighbour’s door for help and the neighbour had to wade through drug paraphernalia at provide CPR. The girl died in hospital. In the upscale subdivision of Rolling Hills Estates near Bobcaygeon, one woman had to sell her house and move. The property next door was being rented out on a short-term basis and the parties frequently got out of control with drunken people using her pool and waterfront dock without permission. In Rockland County in the US, a home was trashed after an Airbnb renter threw a big party. The home’s hot tub was found on the roof; the fireplace damaged; cash, a laptop, iPad and playstation all stolen. Police were called to the home after noise complaints and found 300 people inside. There was $100,000 in damage. In BC, approximately 200 partygoers flooded a home. Police say a young girl rented the home with her parents’ credit card, and that about $20,000 in damage was done to the property as a result of the party. The good news is that after complaints from the Rolling Hills Estates and Lake Scugog Homeowners,

the City of Kawartha Lakes began looking at regulating short-term rentals. Until these incidents, the industry was not regulated locally. They asked the City to consider a bylaw requiring a minimum 30-day stay in certain areas eliminating weekend “party” rentals and the problems that can come with them. The City has asked for input from the community on the issue. Most people who use their homes for shortterm rentals are responsible landlords. Airbnb’s have accommodated over 60 million people in 34,000 cities around the world. That’s a lot of rentals with a very small percentage of complaints. The Old Ingram Schoolhouse in Bobcaygeon is listed on Airbnb. It was ​built in 1912 and rents for just over $100 night for one guest. It can be a great way to experience new areas and cultures in a unique and inexpensive way. According to local tourism officials there’s a shortage of hotel rooms in the City of Kawartha Lakes and this helps to fill a much needed gap bringing in more tourism dollars. That’s a good thing for all of us as long as it is regulated! You can find more local news and reports on


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By Deb Crossen

After graduating with a Master of Science and Education degree from Niagara University in 2009, Bobcaygeon native Andrew Brumwell went to a Canadian Armed Forces recruiting centre. He wanted to enlist in the Army as an Artillery Officer, but was told they Photo credit: Lt(N) Linda Coleman needed people in the Navy. So, with his enthusiasm at the ready, Andrew went through naval training in Victoria to become a Naval Warfare Officer. Today, as an Operations Room Officer, Andrew leads a team of 30 to 50 men and women in the “brains of the warship”, planning and executing military operations. Andrew deployed to Kuwait in November 2015 as part of Operation Impact, Canada’s contribution to the fight against ISIS. His role as a Visits and Protocol Officer gave him the responsibility for overseeing visits to the mission and Canadian efforts. When he came home in June 2016 he went to Victoria as Commander of Seamanship Training, putting Boatswains through their paces.

In April 2017 in Halifax, Andrew began his 7 months of training to become an Operations Room Officer, a position he holds today. “Then my former commanding officer from HMCS Montreal told me of an opportunity to take part in the Phoenix Express exercise in Tunisia,” he told me. “I volunteered to go, providing our experience to a number of other navies from around the world who are participating in this exercise.” Andrew is observing, assessing and mentoring at the Maritime Operations Centre in Bizerte, Tunisia. He says, “There’s a huge need for maritime security in this part of the world. Human trafficking, illegal fishing, arms smuggling and terrorist activity put people at risk every day. We’re making a great contribution to help others.” He told me that other navies appreciate Canada’s involvement in Phoenix Express and they’re eagerly listening and learning. Andrew says although they come from different cultures and backgrounds, there is a comraderie among the naval men and women that’s similar to being part of a large, international family. Next up for Andrew is another international exercise, Tradewinds, in the Bahamas. Andrew tries to get home to see his parents, who still live in Bobcaygeon, a couple of times a year. Being a member of the Canadian Armed Forces gives Lt(N) Andrew Brumwell the opportunity to experience other cultures, and the chance to learn about what’s going on in the rest of the world. He considers himself a career military man and looks forward to continuing to represent our country on the international stage.


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Submitted by Lynda Darling

      I certainly hope that you are enjoying the much nicer Spring weather lately. As I walk and drive around our community, it is so wonderful to see flowers starting to add colour to our days.      Speaking of Spring, with the warmer weather, a few Bobcaygeon and District Lions events are coming up very quickly. BBQ We will be cooking up some tasty BBQ at Valu Mart on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19. Come on over and support the Bobcaygeon Lions in a yummy way. Indoor Yard Sale Our indoor Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at the Bobcaygeon Lions Hall at 55 Main St. Dog Guide Walk Our PetValu/Bobcaygeon Lions Dog Guide Walk will take place on Sunday, May 27. Registration at the Lions Hall at 55 Main Street will be between 9 and 10am. There will be coffee, tea, and Timbits thanks to the generosity of our local Tim Hortons. The Walk begins at 10 am. There will be a short route or a longer route to follow. Water bowls will be distributed on the routes for our four-legged participants. Even if you don’t have a dog or wouldT:2.9” prefer not to walk, there will be a few ways to support such a worthwhile charity.

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Now that we have your attention ... the newest craft brewery in the area will officially release their flagship products on Friday, June 15. Fenelon Falls Brewing will donate the proceeds of this event to the Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes. Their Red Ale and Vienna Lager will be available for sampling as well as some appetizers and live music. Tickets are $25 per person. Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. was founded by husband and wife, Vinh and Agatha. Vinh immigrated to Canada in the 1970s, arriving in Fenelon Falls not knowing a soul, a word of English, or really having a place that felt like home. That didn’t last long. The town welcomed his family with open arms. It’s the great Canadian story. Agatha is first generation Canadian of Polish ancestry. She was born into the entrepreneur spirit and, as the child of immigrants, learned firsthand the value of taking risks in the service of building a life. The launch party takes place from 7 to 10pm on June 15 at the Fenelon Falls Senior Citizens’ Club, 58 Murray Street. You can find out more at T:4.7”

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There will be a Country Auction with some wonderful prizes thanks to the awesome generosity of some of our local businesses and citizens. There will also be a silent auction, where you can bid on anything that takes your fancy. KLAWS will be in attendance to offer micro chipping for your best friend at a good price. Friends of Ferals are joining us as well. We will also be offering our yummy BBQ to tempt your appetite. Maybe some of you have had the opportunity to meet Trixie, our local Dog Guide for a student at the Bobcaygeon Public School. She has made a huge difference to the student, family, and school. Hopefully, she will make an appearance at our walk. Recently, some of our Lions got the opportunity to visit the Lions Foundation for Dog Guides in Oakville. It was a truly inspiring day where we got to see young dogs being trained to assist people with visual, hearing, and physically challenges, autistic people, and diabetics. It was an amazing experience to see how these wonderful dogs can enhance their owners’ lives, allowing them to enjoy life safely. Hopefully, you have seen our posters and change boxes around our community. Thank you to everyone who has kindly put in their spare change. We have sent out many letters to all of our local businesses hoping that they would generously support such a worthwhile charity. We have received some donations, but sadly not many have replied, which is disappointing for such a wonderful community. We are hoping that they will strongly consider supporting us. All donations will go directly to the Foundation.      At this time, we would like to thank a wonderful Bobcaygeon couple, who generously donated $3,000 to our Walk and gave us the inspiration to try even harder to ask for everyone’s assistance. Hope to meet many of you at our events!

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In 2017 The Land Between charity and The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (home of the Turtle Trauma Centre) declared a state of emergency for Ontario’s turtles. This was because there were unprecedented numbers of turtles killed on roads and brought into the trauma centre for treatment. The Turtle Guardians program is a collaborative program that has resulted and evolved in response to the turtle crisis. With partners of The Land Between charity, Ontario Nature, The Toronto Zoo, the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, Scales Nature Park, EcoKare International, The Trillium Lakelands District School Board and Curve Lake First Nation Cultural Centre, the program has launched Turtle Walks.

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Turtle Walkers register and raise pledges in support of the Tunnel and Trauma Campaign. Here half of the funds raised support “prevention” - research and installation of turtle tunnels (fencing to direct turtles under roads) and half of funds go to support “cure” trauma care for injured turtles at the OTCC. “These walks are to raise funding, but also to raise awareness and to give kids and people hope. They are community actions and bring people together for a common cause. This is our first year and we hope and anticipate that they will become annual events and events that eventually span all of Ontario,” said Leora Berman, founder and COO for Turtle Guardians and The Land Between charity. The walks are during the flowering moon - the most active time for turtle nesting in central Ontario. You can join the 2-km walk in Fenelon Falls on Saturday, May 26, with the start at the Trent-Severn Waterway Lock 34 off Water Street. You can register at and volunteer by calling Leora at 705-457-4838. Fresh veggies of various kinds, baking, maple syrup, honey, plants, preserves, soaps, lotions, smoked meats, frozen meats, hot coffee, crafts.

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By Kirk Winter


Most adults of voting age are aware that Ontario has three mainstream political parties vying for your support this June. Either the Liberals under Kathleen Wynne, the NDP under Andrea Horwath, and the Progressive Conservatives under Doug Ford certainly have the best chance of forming the next government once the votes are counted. What most voters don’t know is there is already a fourth party with a member sitting in Queen’s Park: the Trillium Party of Ontario. Their member was removed from the Progressive Conservatives for violating party rules and rather than sit as an independent, joined this new party to become their first representative at the Legislative Assembly. Depending on where you live in Ontario, you may find you have a very long ballot to contemplate on voting day. As of April 13, Elections Ontario confirms the registration of 16 other political parties who will be running at least a handful of candidates in June. To run in Ontario, the process is relatively simple. You must register a party name, appoint a Chief Financial Officer, and appoint an outside auditor who will file, with the province, an itemized report at election’s end detailing your party’s spending In alphabetical order these parties include the Communist Party of Ontario, the Cultural Action Party, the Equal Parenting Party, the Freedom Party, the Green Party, the None of the Above Direct Democracy Party, the Northern Ontario Party, the Ontario Alliance Party, the Ontario Confederation of Regions Party, the

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Ontario Libertarian Party, the Ontario Moderate Party, the Party for People With Special Needs, the Pauper Party, the Stop the New Sex-Ed Agenda Party, the Peoples Political Party and last but not least the Vegan Environmental Party. The true beauty of democracy is the ability for motivated citizens to join the political process, and have their voices heard. Many of these small parties are urban based, and rely heavily upon university students in their respective communities who are looking for a message not being enunciated by the mainstream “Big Three.” These folks must be true believers in their platforms because they are working against long odds: little money, few volunteers, lack of press coverage, and an indifferent electorate who will generally not vote for a new movement due to a lack of information about their platform and ideals. These parties serve an important role, hopefully giving everyone someone to vote for. Almost 90 years ago, my grandfather, a labour activist and Teamsters of Canada organizer, joined a tiny little party, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in Regina, Saskatchewan. The movement grew like a prairie grassfire taking power in Saskatchewan under Tommy Douglas in 1944. In the early 1960s, the party merged with organized labour in eastern Ontario to become the NDP. All parties have to start somewhere, and it will be intriguing to see how many Ontario voters do their due diligence, and take a chance on one of these small political parties that just might perfectly represent how they are feeling when they step into the voting booth. Choice is democracy at its best.


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Every election has specific races that attract an unusual amount of attention. In the upcoming provincial election, Peterborough-Kawartha is going to be one of those ridings that political pundits will be watching closely hoping the outcome there will help predict the overall results province wide. Peterborough-Kawartha is the home of Liberal Cabinet Minister Jeff Leal. Leal, first elected in 2003, is viewed as competent, likeable and an excellent constituency politician. Leal has brought significant government money into the riding, and is visible at almost every local event worthy of political dignitaries. If Jeff Leal holds this riding, then perhaps there is hope for the Wynne Liberals. If Leal loses the riding, where his personal popularity is unchallenged, it is going to be a very long night for the provincial Liberals. Leal’s challengers include Dave Smith for the Progressive Conservatives, Rod Roddick for the Trillium Party, and Sean Conway for the New Democratic Party. Progressive Conservative candidate Smith is a manager for software development at Cardinal Software in Peterborough. A lifelong volunteer in the community, Smith believes it is time for a change in PeterboroughKawartha. Smith is wisely making the election about Kathleen Wynne, rather than Jeff Leal, and hopes the burgeoning “Hate Kate” movement will put him over the top. Smith, who supported centrist Christine Elliot in the recent PC leadership race, is at best publicly a tepid supporter of new leader Doug Ford. This decision could cost him on election night as polling tells us Fordites will vote, and might just vote Trillium if Smith is not seen G YOU HELPIN T WE DO A H W IS

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By Jennifer Wilson

We can’t tell you how excited we are to be able to offer our community beautiful new public docks and a new boat ramp in Norland and Coboconk for this Spring and Summer. The Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce spearheaded a project that started more than a year ago to improve multiple public boat docks and a boat ramp in Coboconk and Norland. The goal of this project is to  improve safe access to our lakes and rivers and provide a functional and attractive way to bring seasonal residents, residents, and tourists into the downtowns by boat. With safe and attractive docking, there is also an opportunity for new recreation businesses to start up. The locations of the new and improved docks include:  a new dock great for paddlers at Riverside Parkette; a much-needed new boat ramp in Norland on Government Dock Road with a dock extension that will rise and fall with the water levels; two new docks at Coboconk Lions Park; a gorgeous new dock at Coboconk’s Mill Pond with multiple boat tie-ups and a beautiful new accessible ramp to get to the dock.

The real story here is the way our communities have come together to make these huge projects such a success. Multiple levels of government, local community organizations and groups, and individuals all saw the importance of this project and helped to make it happen. When you see these folks around town, please help us to thank them: Kawartha Lakes CFDC and FedDev, the City of Kawartha Lakes Parks & Rec were a huge partner in this project, the Fresh Water Summit Organizing Committee, the Shadow Lakes Association, Riverside Inn, the Forsters, and the Coboconk Lions Club. And we can’t forget the folks who worked on these projects and donated some time and/or materials to it – Houston’s Marine and Jackett & Sons. This project is part of the Coboconk/Norland Downtown Revitalization initiative. Other successes in this project include the free WiFi at the wharf and the new Community Event signs coming into town. Thank you to all partners for your support! We hope you enjoy these improved features in our community. Please note: There is some soft ground at the Norland Boat Ramp right now due to the crazy weather we have had in the past month or so. This will be fixed up as soon as weight restrictions are lifted and in time for the May long weekend. Mark your calendar for this year’s Fresh Water Summit Festival back on its usual weekend: June 15 to 17 this year! Vendors are wanted. Contact: Barb Curry at 705-454-8596.

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Submitted by Shannon Bain

After a fun-filled day with the family on the long-weekend Saturday (May 19), it’s time for the lady of the house to get treated to a night out. And where better to do that than in Fenelon Falls for their annual Diva Night? The festivities kick off at 5pm and there are plenty of female-inspired activities. It’s not all about shopping (although there are many of the local businesses who are offering specials along with extended hours). Visit the Maryboro Lodge, the Fenelon Falls Museum for their Gala Opening and stay to make a fascinator craft in honour of the Royal Wedding. Vision Hair Studio is offering a Braid Bar and mocktails, while On The Locks will have a Diva Night Drink Special. The incredible work of local iron artist, Christina Handley, will be on display at the Colborne Street Gallery in support of Christina’s efforts to raise funds for the battle against breast cancer. You can also get some faux ink tattoos and candy shots at Silhouette Beauty Spa. The first 200 ladies to visit the DJ booth at the corner of Francis and Colborne Streets will receive a free flower. Canal and Water Streets turn into a fashion runway for the Diva Night Fashion Show, with inspirational ensembles from area merchants. Grab your gal pals and head into Fenelon on May 19. It’s the perfect way to welcome summer!


There’s an entire generation of people who have no idea who Queen Victoria was – but everyone is willing to take an extra day off work and school to celebrate her birthday. So here’s a little backstory on the second-longest reigning monarch in British history. In 1845, the parliament of the Province of Canada (as it was known then) passed legislation to officially recognize May 24 as a national holiday to commemorate Queen Victoria’s birthday. Here’s a little known local connection to the history of Her Majesty as found on Wikipedia: On May 24 in 1866, which was her 47th birthday, Omemee mounted a day-long traditional celebration to mark her birthday, including a gun salute at midnight, pre-dawn serenades, picnics, a torch light procession and athletic competitions. During her 63 years on the throne, Queen Victoria survived at least six assassination attempts and was one of the first on record to be targeted by a stalker – a teenager who managed to break into Buckingham Palace several times, hiding under the Queen’s sofa, sitting on her throne and reportedly even stealing her underwear! Following the Queen’s death in 1901, May 24 was officially declared Victoria Day. Canada is the only country that commemorates Queen Victoria with an official holiday. Enjoy!


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Fun for kids ages 7 and up, learning rules, etiquette and technique. Weekly sessions starting July 2.

Business and Services

Crazy Monkey Tree Service is a tree care and removal business serving Bobcaygeon, Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Cameron, Coboconk, Norland, Buckhorn, and Dunsford areas. We offer a variety of services from lot clearing, tree pruning, tree cabling, and stump grinding, to hazardous tree removal and insurance work. We also offer free estimates and consultations.

Why Hire Us

Tasks such as tree removals can be extremely dangerous for individuals that are not trained to do so safely. Hiring professionals to do such jobs is a great way to prevent any possible injuries/damages that may occur if these tasks are completed improperly. We offer advice regarding the removal as well as tree care. Crazy Monkey is also fully licensed, liability insured and covered through WSIB for workplace safety. This reassures customers that any injuries and/or damages that could occur on the job site are completely covered.

Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is a small insect that damages and kills trees within one to four years of infestation. The ash borer has just recently become more prevalent in central Ontario. The fact that it has very few natural enemies, combined with the fact that native ash trees have limited resistance to attack, these insects have become a major problem very quickly. Typically, within six years of a woodlot infestation, more than 99% of the ash trees will have been attacked and killed. The prevalence and area infested by ash borer is expected to continue to expand, mostly through the movement of infested material such as firewood. Trees affected by the ash borer become a hazard as they become weak, and because of this, it is recommended you get your ash trees inspected. If your trees have been infested, they may need to be removed to prevent further spread of disease. However, trees can also be injected with insecticides to protect them from being attacked by the ash borer. Our company supervisors are more than happy to take a look at any questionable trees and make suggestions to mitigate the infestation.

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Former Kawartha Promoter columnist, Julia Taylor, has a new venture. She’s the new owner of Country Cupboard in Fenelon Falls and is taking her philosophy of “greening it up” to her new endeavour. Shopping at Country Cupboard is about more than friendly, local customer service and saving money though, it is also an environmental choice. “We have not given out a plastic bag in over a month, instead we offer free glass jars, free cloth bags, or paper bags,” said Julia. “We have gone plastic free for bulk food.” Customers also receive an additional 10 percent discount for bringing in your own reusable containers on top of the already great prices. “Community enthusiasm has been amazing, with 99.9% of people taking advantage of the jars, and over half of our customers bringing their own reusable containers,” said Julia. “We have also been able to switch a lot of our most purchased packaged products to bulk to reduce waste, and switched to compostable spoons and cups for frozen yogurt.” Country Cupboard also provides cloth or paper grocery bags for whole purchases. The free jars that are available to customers are pre-weighed and set out, and when people bring in their own jars they weigh them before filling so they are not charged for the weight of the jar. Country Cupboard is a full service health and bulk food store at 9 May Street in Fenelon Falls - home

of the famous frozen yogurt. Country Cupboard will be open Monday to Wednesday 9am to 5pm with extended hours on Thursday and Friday, 9am to 8pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. “We understand people have busy lives and often times are taking kids to different activities or running here and there,” said Julia. “We want to be available to our customers when it is more convenient for them.”


Linden Mackey, owner of Celebrations in Lindsay, is inviting everyone out to their family-friendly event, Let’s Go Fishing, on Saturday, May 26 from noon to 11pm. With music, displays, amazing food (thanks to Natural Born Smokers) and, of course, fishing, you and the kids can enjoy one of the Kawartha’s newest events venues. Nestled along a picturesque river in the heart of Lindsay, this is a charming spot for your next event – a wedding, concert, party or corporate function. The Celebrations building will be open on the 26th from 5pm to 7pm so you can check out the space. There will also be a featured concert at 8:30pm in the Main Hall, featuring the talented band, Boots of Hazard. Everything on the 26th is free, except for the food, and there will be a cash donation admission for the concert. The fun starts at noon, and all the staff at


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Celebrations hope to see you there. Celebrations is located at the corner of Queen and Lindsay downtown Lindsay. For more information, call 705341-7872.


The Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated Excellence with their annual Awards ceremony in April. Here are the award recipients: • Employee Achievement Award, sponsored by the Bobcaygeon Agricultural Society: Andy Lummiss of Happy Days Houseboats and Jessica O’Neill of Buckeye Marine • Business Achievement Award sponsored by The Kawartha Promoter: Bobcaygeon Eye Care • New Business Achievement Award sponsored by Stewart Morrison Insurance: Granny Birds Wool Shoppe • Hospitality Award sponsored by Hendren Funeral Home: Happy Days Houseboats • Not for Profit Achievement Award sponsored by K. Brewer Financial Services Inc.: Canada Day Committee • Tourism Achievement Award sponsored by City of Kawartha Lakes Tourism: Canada/US Walleye Tournament • Creative Arts Achievement Award sponsored by Caygeon Cove Resort: Sarah Quick • Citizen of the Year Award sponsored by R.J. Brown Insurance. Presented to Ruth McIsaac



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We are so fortunate in COKL to have organizations that offer outdoor education for children of all ages. Kawartha Conservation and Gamiing Nature Centre are two of them who have developed programs that teach our kids to cherish the natural world. The Nature Explorer Camp at Kawartha Conservation, in partnership with Fleming College, is a weeklong camp that offers children 6 to 10 years of age hands-on activities geared to the environment or nature. There is a Parent and Tot Nature Program, that allows parents or caregivers and their young children (ages 2 to 4) to connect with nature in a safe, nurturing environment, providing quality time and learning through fun crafts, sensory games, circle times, sharing, stories and more. This exciting new program will be held at Ken Reid Conservation Area and will provide a morning of outdoor activities led by a Kawartha Conservation educator. This session will include circle time for structured sharing, singing and stories. The cost of 12 sessions is $180; for six sessions is $90; and the price per session is $20. This activity is held on Thursday mornings at Ken Reid Conservation Area from 9:30am to 11:30am. The program runs May 24 and 31; June 7, 14, and

21; July 12, 19 and 26; and August 16, 23 and 30. For more information visit www.kawarthaconservation. com/education. Kawartha Conservation also offers a Youth Leadership Workshop for teens aged 13 to 15.  This program will work in conjunction with their Summer Camp programs. They are looking for students who would like to become an Outdoor Environmental Education Leader and enjoy working with children. This free workshop will give students a 2-day workshop where participants learn the fundamentals of leadership and youth outdoor education such as team building, health and safety, activity structure, creating  guidelines, motivation, self-awareness and effective communication. In order to receive certification, the participants must then sign on for the practical component where they will volunteer for 40 hours in one of the six week-long nature explorer camps.    Forest School at Gamiing is an inspirational process offering regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through handson learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment. Gamiing completed a Forest School pilot project during the fall and winter with great success. They hope to be able to start in the fall of 2018 with pre-schoolers and elementary classes one day per week. For more information about the programs at Gamiing, visit

Local Trades & Services Ardron Roofing vinyl decking

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Submitted by Susan Peirce, member of Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes

Join your community in the 4th Annual Discover Trent Lakes event! All you need is a Discovery Log to start exploring. On your adventure, use the hashtag #DiscoverTL to share your experience. Visit at least six spots on the Discovery Log to be entered in for a prize! Your Discovery Log can be dropped off or mailed to the Municipal Office or brought to one of the Trent Lakes Libraries. Discover Trent Lakes Discovery Logs are available at the Trent Lakes Municipal Office, both Trent Lakes Public Libraries, and numerous other locations in the Kawarthas. For more information, contact the Municipal Office at 705-738-3800. Discover Trent Lakes runs from May 18th to October 31st.


What’s Happening

at Kawartha Art Gallery! Annual Juried Exhibit

May 8 to June 23, 2018 The exhibit showcases the wealth of talent in the Kawartha Lakes region Awards Presentation Reception June 8, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Kawartha Art Gallery

Christa van der Burg’s dream is to become a certified Master of Social Work (MSW) and to provide trauma counselling and psychotherapy within the mental health sector in Durham region. With three small children aged 8, 3 and 1-1/2 years, working full-time as a Mental Health Support Worker and now attending Trent University part-time, that’s a huge dream. With the help of Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes, Christa’s dream is one step closer to reality. Christa was the recipient of the club’s ‘Live Your Dream’ Award and was presented with a cheque for $1,500 at the Awards Ceremony held in Lindsay in March, in celebration of International Women’s Day. This award will be a direct contribution to the cost of tuition and books for the 2018/2019 school year. “It is a great honour to be recognized for my hard work and my current and future contribution to the community,” she said. “Thank you so much to the Soroptimist Club of Kawartha Lakes for this award.” The ‘Live Your Dream’ Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Each year more than $1.6 million is disbursed through cash awards at various levels of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Since it was founded in

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Canvas Confidential 2018

Friday May 25, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 10 PM Lindsay Golf & Country Club The evening will consist of fun, friends, draws, team painting, auction and choosing of a canvas created by a talented local artist. Advance tickets $40.00. Contact the Gallery for tickets

K.L.Y.F. – Kawartha Lakes Youth Film

Every Wednesday beginning April 18, 2018 from 4 – 6 pm A free workshop at Kawartha Art Gallery for youth ages 12 to 17 to learn how to plan and produce a film inspired by stories found in Kawartha Lakes Screening date for KLYF film is June 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Academy Theatre

Manga Mondays

Every Monday night until the end of June! Come and learn how to create Manga. Free workshop at Kawartha Art Gallery for youth

Artists Network

Next Meeting: Wednesday May, 30 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm A get together at Kawartha Art Gallery for artists to meet, network and share Admission is by donation. Refreshments provided Please contact the Gallery at 705-324-1780 or for information. Kawartha Art Gallery, second floor of The Lindsay Public Library, 190 Kent Street West, Lindsay.


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2011, S.I. Kawartha Lakes has awarded $8,250 to nine strong women committed to overcoming adversity and living their dreams. The Kawartha Lakes club is part of Soroptimist International, a global women’s volunteer organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. For more information about how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, visit or

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Registration is now open for the 40th annual Lindsay Milk Run. This year’s event will again feature the KL21K Half Marathon Division hosted in partnership with Jamie Schmale, MP for HaliburtonKawartha Lakes-Brock. The race date is Sunday, July 15 and the 5K, 10K and 21K runs take off from the Lindsay Recreation Complex at 133 Adelaide Street South. The 21K race begins at 7am, the 10K begins at 8am and the 5K starts at 8:20am. Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, July 11 and any additional registrations will take place on Saturday, July 14 between 9am and noon. Race day registration will only be available for the 5K and 10K divisions, if there is space. For more information about the 2018 Lindsay Milk Run or to register, please visit www.raceroster. com/16959 or call the 2018 Race Director at 705-3249411 extension 1306.


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Visit Us At Our Official Grand Opening! Come meet the team! Complimentary hot dogs and beverages

TO HELP YOU START YOUR LONG WEEKEND Friday, May 18 from 4pm to 7pm 3288 Hwy 36, Bobcaygeon (next to the Ford dealership) RSVP:

FREE WORKSHOP ON COTTAGE/RURAL PROPERTY PURCHASES Saturday, June 2 from 1pm to 3pm Join us for a 2-hour workshop with a team of dedicated professionals to help you better understand the buying process and what is involved, from legal and financing to insurance, wells and septics. You have questions, we will have answers. Hope to see you there!



Many of us enjoy getting our hands into the earth and growing our own veggies in the backyard. How much would it take to plant an extra row to donate to neighbours in need? Kawartha Lakes Food Source’s annual Plant A Row Grow A Row program encourages gardeners and farmers to do just that. In the last two years, the amount of fresh produce donated has decreased, largely due to the poor weather that affected last year’s growing season. So this year, they’re hoping more people will get involved in the program. They’re asking that you donate any extra fresh produce such as carrots, green and yellow beans, onions, garlic, corn, peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, onion, peppers, apples, cabbage, squash, beets, young zucchini, spinach, kale and turnips to Kawartha Lakes Food Source or your local food banks to support this program. Donations with a market value over $20 are eligible for a charitable donation receipt. Kawartha Lakes Food Source collects, sorts and distributes food to the 10 local food banks and food programs in the City of Kawartha Lakes to help feed those who do not have enough to eat. They also provide nutritious food to 20 school breakfast and snack programs each week. If you have any additional questions, please contact City of Kawartha Lakes Plant A Row Grow A Row coordinator Liza Hancock at 705-928-5149.

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Sunshine Express by Sarah Quick


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Sarah Quick

Back by Popular Demand!! June 7th, 8th, 9th

All aboard! Join us for the hit comedy Sunshine Express about a coach tour that sees dreams realized and lives unfurled. We'll meet a multitude of adventurous snowbirds all hoping to pack up their parkas and top up their tans...come and see what's in store as they get so much more! "A light-hearted look at the people you meet and the experiences you have when you travel...the laughs are never-ending!" Ray DeNure CEO of DeNureTours

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Help Save Ontario’s Turtles

Join us for the first annual Turtle Walk!

Raise awareness, funds, and hope! Saturday May 26, 10am to 12 Peterborough-Riverview Park Zoo Fenelon Falls-Lock 34 Park

Register at:

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If you’re like the majority of us, you’re not invited to the Royal Wedding on May 19. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot inside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in the afternoon. Because of the different time zone, the festivities begin at 7am Eastern Time. The pomp and circumstance includes a carriage ride and two receptions after the ceremony. Here’s how you can catch it all on television. • CBC: Wedding day coverage starts at 4am on CBC TV and CBC News Network with a live special hosted by  Adrienne Arsenault. She’ll be joined by  royal experts and, coming out of retirement for this special day, Peter Mansbridge. • CTV: The network’s coverage starts at 4:30am on CTV, CTV News Channel and CP24. CTV News’ live coverage from Windsor is led by chief anchor Lisa LaFlamme. CTV will also air a special one-hour prime-time event, recapping the highlights of the historic day – the wedding, the carriage ride and the after party. That starts May 19 at 7pm. • CORUS (Global, CHEX-TV): Their broadcast live overlooking Windsor Castle starts at 5:30am with their entertainment crew of Cheryl Hickey and Sangita Patel along with news anchor Dawna Friesen. They’ll be joined by a number of royal experts and other journalists. There are a host of other specials before the big day that you can catch on all the major networks. Look for the US networks to make a splash as well, with a focus on their American ‘sweetheart’ wedding a prince.


Riverview Park and Zoo and Otonabee Conservation are excited to present the renowned Bondar Challenge once again this summer. Developed by The Roberta Bondar Foundation, the Bondar Challenge is a unique experiential program that helps children make a connection to nature through the art of photography.

Summer Is Here And The Patio Is Open Saturdays

June 9, 10 am to noon


June 16, 10 am to noon

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During the program, participants will learn how to use a digital camera (cameras are provided) and acquire a variety of photography techniques, ranging from basic to advanced. They will then apply what they have learned in a natural setting. The participants will choose their favourite photo and submit it to the Roberta Bondar Foundation. A panel of judges will evaluate entries from youth across Canada and will select winning photographs for the summer of 2018. For 2018, there are single-day sessions for both of June’s PA days (June 8 and 29) as well as two-day sessions in July and August. (July 12/13, July 26/27, August 9/10, and August 16/17). Registration is now open. Sessions will  take place at various locations including  the Park and Zoo, Beavermead Park, and Warsaw Caves.  For more information please visit the website www. or email

10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service. “Volunteers contribute in many roles. Some do grocery shopping, or pick up food. Others help with food prep, serving meals or fundraising. There are so many ways that volunteers help feed kids,” said Angela Fuchs, Food for Kids Student Nutrition Program Coordinator. “Every contribution makes a positive impact to help students reach their potential.” To contact Food for Kids, call 705-743-1000 or visit


More than 200 volunteers were honoured recently for their remarkable contributions that make school breakfast and snack programs possible in Peterborough County and City. Food for Kids’ 1000+ volunteers dedicate an average of 1,395 hours each week. Thirty-five Student Nutrition Program volunteers were honoured at the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards on April 19 for 2, 5,

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Submitted by Mike O’Reilly

The Lindsay and District Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for induction into the Hall for the year 2018. The Hall provides a public forum for recognition of individuals or teams who have made a significant contribution to sports through personal or team achievements.  Nominees must be athletes or builders of sport who have resided in the City of Kawartha Lakes area for a lengthy period. Athletes must have excelled in their sport through superior achievements recognized by their peers and organizations. Builders must have exhibited a high degree of success through dedicated involvement over a lengthy period of time. One hundred and twelve individuals and 10 teams have been inducted to date. Individual plaques, pictures and memorabilia are on display in the foyer located at the main entrance to the Lindsay Recreation Complex.  The Board of Directors selects approximately four nominees per year who are recognized at formal induction ceremonies to be held on October 21, 2018.  Nomination forms are available from Pat O’Reilly, nomination committee chairperson (705-324-9677), Chairman Harry Dunk at Lindsay Picture Frames (705324-7213), or any Board member.  Completed nomination forms and supporting materials must be submitted to the Hall by June 1, 2018.  Inductees selected by the Board will be announced in August.

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Submitted by Mike Puffer

Local residents experiencing the loss of a loved one will benefit from the Rexall Foundation’s generous support of Community Care Hospice Services. The Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Hospice grief support services, on behalf of local Rexall pharmacies. The funding will particularly assist local seniors who are facing the loss of a family member or close friend. Grief support offered by Community Care Hospice Services is designed to ensure that no one has to grieve alone if they wish not to. Hospice offers grief support through a variety of individual and group programs and is available to all ages. “One of the realities of aging is that individuals increasingly deal with loss as they get older,” explains Hospice Manager Ryan Alexander. “Though coping with the death of a spouse at any age is a lifeshattering experience, it can be devastating for seniors who have spent lifetimes together. Coupled with loss of friends in their later years, dealing with grief can be more difficult for seniors whose support circles are shrinking. This funding from the Rexall Foundation will certainly help Hospice provide grief support for our clients – many of whom are seniors.”

The Rexall Foundation helps build strong, vibrant communities by supporting numerous charitable organizations that focus on health and wellness for children and seniors. Each year, Hospice assists more than 500 clients with grief support programs. One-third of clients seeking grief support are age 65 or older, and more than 80 per cent of the program’s volunteer Grief Guides are 65 or older. “These statistics, and feedback from clients themselves, tell us that we are providing much needed grief support to seniors in our community,” Mr. Alexander says. “Additionally, older adults value our grief supports so much that, many circle back at a later date to become volunteer Grief Guides to help others in our community.” Community Care Hospice Services is the only provider of grief support programs locally. The grief programs are unfunded and the organization relies on generous support from the community to continue to offer the services free of charge.


Ross Memorial Hospital is set to begin a Diagnostic Imaging redevelopment that includes significant enhancements to X-ray and Mammography services. President and CEO Dr. Bert Lauwers and Vice President Diagnostics, Procurement and Special Projects Veronica Nelson recently joined Michael and Geoff Unwin of Quinan Construction Limited of Orillia to sign the Diagnostic Imaging Interior Alteration Project contract.

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“We’re thrilled to begin these enhancements to the X-ray and Mammography areas of the Diagnostic Imaging Department,” said Veronica Nelson. “This modernization will impact both our patients and our staff, and help us to achieve our goals to provide exceptional quality patient care and experiences, and to be an exceptional workplace.” This redevelopment project will see the right-sizing of the X-ray (general radiography) rooms, turning four small spaces into three larger rooms that will better accommodate new equipment and workflow, and improve patient accessibility. The enhancements also include the installation of a new 3D Mammography unit, purchased with the help of generous donors in our community. Work will begin in the coming weeks, and will be done in phases to limit the disruption to patients and wait times. More than 70,000 exams are performed in the Diagnostic Imaging Department annually, including 35,000 X-ray exams and 5,900 Mammograms.


Submitted by Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough Public Health

With a provincial election in the air, no doubt healthcare funding will get loads of that air time. That’s not the case for public health: it usually takes a crisis like SARS or Walkerton to grab the public’s attention and propel us onto the political radar screen. In this short window of pre-election political hyperawareness, being an advocate for upstream public health approaches that may take decades to produce results can be a lonely calling. Local boards of health across this province will be reminding the public of the importance of this approach across the many issues that face us. So hopefully, it won’t be surprising to see local public health collaborating in a nonpartisan way to promote civic engagement by encouraging all eligible voters to be well-informed before casting their ballots on June 7. I can understand why preventing bad things from happening can be a tad abstract or remote. But prevention can make a lot of sense, even during an election. Public health proponents would advocate for an increase in household incomes, using strategies like a higher minimum wage or a guaranteed basic income, so that food insecurity, currently at 16.5 percent of Peterborough households, could be eliminated, or at least significantly diminished. There is scientific evidence that shows how ending both poverty and the growing socio-economic disparity in such a wealthy and prosperous province as ours would reap public health benefits for all. I have great admiration for the women and men who dedicate their lives to become elected politicians and encourage everyone to extend to them, the same esteem and respect directed to community volunteers. Hopefully all elected officials will come to understand Fernando Paiz, Denturist that tobacco, alcohol, poor nutrition and sedentary Fernando Paiz, Denturist lifestyles are the four big risk factors for much of the Building Brighter and Younger Smiles! preventable illness and premature deaths in Ontario. Your first choice in Complete & Partial Dentures. It is impossible to do justice to such an important Serving the Kawarthas & Haliburton Highlands for over 25 years. event as a provincial election in a short column. I Your first choice in Complete & Partial Dentures. • the Precision dentures ServingYour Kawarthas for over 25 years. haven’t even begun to share my thrill over the latest air 103 MainDentures. Street first choice&inHaliburton CompleteHighlands & Partial quality report that shows Ontario’s air is cleaner than it • Implant secured dentures Bobcaygeon, ON was 10 years ago, thanks in most part to shutting down • Same day repairs and relines • Precision Servingdentures the Kawarthas & Haliburton Highlands 705-738-5177 103 Main Street • Dental plans accepted coal-generated electricity. for over 25 years. • Implant secured dentures 888-322-3032 • No referrels required Check out our website at www. Bobcaygeon, ON • Same day repairs and relines Now offering Complete for more public health 705-738-5177 • Dental plans perspectives and credible information sources to help Full accepted Lower Suction 888-322-3032 Dentures • No referrels required you get informed so you can cast your ballot for a Precision dentures • Implant retained dentures healthier Ontario.

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It will soon be easier for residents to check the inspection results of their local restaurants, hair and beauty salons, and recreational water facilities. Health units must post all inspection and reinspection results for affected businesses on a public website. As well, affected businesses must post a sign on their premises showing the results of their most recent health unit inspection. Food premises must also have someone trained in safe food handling on site at all times when their premise is open or operating. The Health Unit’s program, called HKPR CheckINspection, will launch on July 1, with residents able to visit the Health Unit’s website and find a link to information they need.


When older adults shun the use of hearing instruments, it’s often due to the stigma attached to wearing one. Many figure they can endure the inconvenience of missing a few words of conversation if it helps to preserve their youthful visages. The fact is, however, that hearing-impaired people of any age with untreated hearing loss stand to lose a whole lot more than a few bits of conversation. According to a recent small study, more than half of the 100 respondents reported that they could not fully understand what their healthcare practitioners told them, while 43 indicated that background noise and clinicians who talked too fast or too quietly hindered their ability to understand their physicians’ diagnosis and advice. We believe an unaddressed hearing impairment is actually more noticeable than a hearing instrument, and we urge you to get help if your hearing isn’t what it once was. Our methods at LINDSAY EAR CLINIC, include using the most sophisticated technology available today in the hearing industry. This, coupled with the astonishing hearing aids now manufactured and our professionalism and personal attention to your needs, ensures your complete satisfaction with your hearing device. P.S. Severe hearing impairments left untreated expose individuals to the possibility that they will not hear ringing phones, doorbells, shouted warnings, and sirens.


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ORIGINAL MAN WITH TRUCK 15 yrs experience Lowest prices. Grass cutting, Painting, Garbage removal, property maintenance, long or short distance moves. No job too small! Bruce 705-738-6321 ____________________ GOPHER CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Dump runs Eavestrough cleaning Moving assistance Private security Monica Stanley 705-738-6364 ____________________ CERAMIC TILE Quality installations. Very relaible. Call Ted for an estimate. 705-454-9826 ____________________ GREGG MACNEIL LANDSCAPING 705-340-7734 Interlocking brick, armour stone, retaining walls, decks, driveways, walkways, patios, stairs & repairs to all. www.greggmacneil

Deadline for next issue Wednesday, May 23 Call 705-738-6188 20 words or less for $29 + H.S.T.

Gold & Silver Buyers James Gold & Silver Buyers “The People You Can Trust” Professional, Respectful, Confidential Buying: Coins, Sterling silver tableware, gold jewellery, gold watches, coin collections, old Canadian Paper money, and Militaria. Estates are welcome. Peterborough Square Mall 360 George St N. Peterborough (705) 874 3800 We are local and support your community. ____________________ 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 ____________________ 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 - farrdj@nexicom. net

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JC LANDSCAPING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE (small one man operation) Kawartha Lakes - Spring & Fall cleanup - Garden maintenance & installation - Shrub pruning - Lawn maintenance - Fence repair -Brick/patio repair/ installation & much more *SPECIAL OFFER ON FERTILIZING 905-914-3319 ____________________ NATHAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Carpentry, flooring, drywall, painting, eavestrough, clearing, dump runs, demolition and snow removal off roofs. 705-731-9373 ____________________ WOODWORKING Regluing & repairing for “Sick Wooden Furniture” also small custom jobs. Keith 705-324-2200 or ____________________ RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Service Panels Trouble shooting New Builds, under ground, all electrical work. 705-957-8617 ____________________ Rise and shine house keeping House and cottage cleaning. Fully registered and insured. $22/hr I bring all supplies. Call or text to book now 780-860-4334

LAWN CARE Cutting and trimming Also spring yard clean ups Reasonabl and reliable Call Bruce 705-454-3498


EDGEWATER CONDO BOBCAYGEON Private Sale 2 Comfortable sized bedrooms 2 Full sized bathrooms Forced air heating with quiet A/C Laminate flooring Wood type venetian blinds Active clubhouse with pool Waterfront with several community slips Large interlocking brick patio Located on the Little Bob River in a park-like setting. Walking distance to clinic, stores, restaurants & canal. Village pool and gym close by. Edgewater is located on one of the three islands that make up Bobcaygeon. See Kijiji - Kawartha Condos Asking $349,900 Call Stan @ 705-738-6935 ____________________ SOLID OAK Kitchen table and 4 matching chairs (honey colour) 48” in diameter plus 18” extension leaf. $450 Call 705-738-5430 ____________________ SAILBOAT 21 ft centre-board with self-furling genoa, spinnaker, 6hp. Evinrude long shaft motor, trailer. Asking $5,000. Call to view 705-657-7941

VICTORIA PLACE COMMUNITY ALL-STREETS YARD SALE Sat. May 12th, 19th & 26th 8:00 am - 12:30 p.m (South on Pigeon Lake Rd.)

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD, Extenda Cab 5.3 Loaded with options. 65,900kms. New tires, running boards. Fresh oil change. Certified. $25,900 705-879-5395 ____________________ 2015 SUZUKI BOULEVARD C50 48,000kms. Balance of warranty to May 2021. Black with bags and windshield. Certified. Ready to go. $7,000 705-879-5395


COTTAGE CONDO for rent weekly. 1 bedroom, furnished, 5 minutes to Bobcaygeon. $500 per week. Booking now. 705-738-5843 ____________________ 2 bedroom Upper apartment intown Bobcaygeon. Water view. Includes washer and dryer plus kitchen appliances. $1,050 plus utilities. No smoking. No Pets 1st & last required References required 705-738-6188 ____________________ LAKEWOOD CONDOS 1+1 bdrm Condo Avail. June 1st First/Last/Ref. req. $1,650/mo.+Hydro 705-731-6117


WANTED Batteries, electronics, steel, copper, aluminum, cars. Anything Metal. FREE Pick-up. Call Andy 705-821-2813 ____________________ 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: 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 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


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

Boysen, B. Michel (Mike) In his 89th year, he passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital on Thursday May 10, 2018. He was predeceased by his wife Liesbeth (2011). He leaves son Michael (Diane), son Eric (Barb) and daughter Ingrid. Loving grandfather (Opa) to Laura, Jonathan, Scott, Kristin(Steven), James, Emma, Leanna, and Connie. Proud great-grandfather to Thea, Henry and William. He will be missed by his brother John, sister Gera (Jim), sisterin-law Els (Willem), brother-in-law Hendrik, sister-in-law Verna, and his many nieces and nephews in Canada, Netherlands, and South Africa. Mike loved his 15 years in Bobcaygeon and was an active member of Trinity United Church and a strong supporter of the Bobcaygeon Music Council rarely missing a concert. He took great joy in riding the streets of Bobcaygeon on his scooter proudly flying his Dutch flag. A private family service will be held at a later time. Thank you to the staff at Kawartha Retirement Suites, and Case Manor for their ongoing care and support. If desired, memorial donations to Bobcaygeon Music Council or Trinity United Church would be appreciated.

Pamela Evelyn Mary Sevink nee Benton Only child of Alfred and Florence Benton Died 7 May 2018 at Ross Memorial Hospital Lindsay at age 93 Born 26 November 1924 in Wolverhampton England Predeceased by her husband Wilfried (29 April 1992) And her son Gus (28 October 2016) Survived by her children: Canada: Saskia, Marcus (Georgina), Gus’ widow Mayah Holland: Vivian (Nigel), Jeroen (Monica), Esther England: Sally (Bernard) Grandchildren Timothy, Craig, Lara, Justin, Tristan, Cedric, Robin, Paige. Sisters-in-law Pam, Johanna “Yoka”. Loyal friend Judy. Cremation has taken place. Condolences may be made at No flowers please – donations to Ross Memorial Hospital instead, via the funeral home, would be appreciated. We cannot thank the doctors and nurses of the “blue team” on the 3rd floor of the Ross enough for their excellent palliative care and family support during Pam’s final week. The family also wishes to thank and acknowledge the kindness, compassion and personal care Pam received in her 2+ years living at Pinecrest –a small Nursing Home with a big heart. May 17, 2018 - The Kawartha Promoter



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GARAGE SALE May 18, 19 & 20 9am to 4pm 41 Little Silver Lake Way (off #49) Canoe and paddles, camping and fishing equipment, life jackets, furniture, clothes, shoes and sandals and more. ____________________ GARAGE SALE Friday, May 18th & Saturday, May 19th Port 32 8 Island Bay Drive Something for everyone

Hansen, Jens Vilhelm It is with greatest sorrow that we announce Jens’ passing on May 3 at Case Manor in Bobcaygeon, Ontario in his 79th year. He valiantly fought cancer for 6 years and in the past year, he endeavoured to combat the effects of a debilitating stroke. Son of the late Sigurd and Valborg Hansen, Jens was the beloved spouse of Heather Elizabeth Jenkinson of Bobcaygeon and formerly of Toronto. He was the loving father of Karen Frisk; grandfather of Helena, Rebecca, Hannah and Christopher; and the youngest sibling of Else, Niels, Bodil and the late Mette, all of Copenhagen, DK. He also leaves to mourn many close friends worldwide including those at his Magnolia Square condominium park in Largo, Florida. His exuberant personality will be sadly missed. After service in both the Danish and Canadian Air Force, Jens joined Air Canada in 1967 where he served as Captain on many different aircraft for many years until his retirement from the A340 in 1999. He loved that life. Jens was a very generous sponsor of a number of charities and was giving of his personal time as well. One of his many contributions included providing air passage, companionship and care for a young lady suffering from spinal paralysis to travel to China to benefit from Stem Cell Therapy. His recreation time was occupied by golf, boating and tennis. Cremation is to take place immediately and a Celebration of Jens’ Life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. 44

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GARAGE SALE 3 Squires Row, Port 32 Bobcaygeon Sat. May 19, 9am Household items, Ikea cabinets, tennis and golf equipment, bicycle, 35mm cameras, snowblower, sit-down power lawn mower. ____________________ Garage & Bake Sale Indoors Saturday May 19th 8am - 1pm Bobcaygeon Lawn Bowling Club 87 Dunn St. near the water tower

YARD SALE 72 Navigators Trail, Port 32. Saturday, May 19 8am - 2pm

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Daryl Margaret Elmslie: After a brief illness, Daryl passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. Daryl (nee McNutt) is survived by her husband Doug Elmslie of Fenelon Falls. Loving mother of Matthew and his wife Brona Little, Sam, and Rachel and her husband Jason Cuthbertson. Dear grandmother of Gareth, Devlin, William, and Sam. Daryl is pre-deceased by her parents Ger and Adeline (Winx) McNutt, and her brother Terry McNutt. Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Diane McNutt. Daryl was most proud of her family, friends, and former jobs at the Montreal Gazette, Hallmark Cards, and most recently the Fenelon Animal Clinic where she was a friend to clients both twoand four-legged. She enjoyed time well spent playing word games, reading, and of course crocheting. She traveled extensively to many parts of the world. She always had a quick quip or snappy retort for any situation. She had a highly developed sense of justice and fair play, her watchword was loyalty, and she was a true friend to many. Her passing makes our world a sadder and lonelier place. At her request, Daryl chose to be cremated and desired not to have a formal service. Her family will be planning a remembrance event at a future date. If desired, memorial donations to the Ontario S.P.C.A. or Women’s Resources (Amy’s Next Step Housing, Fenelon Falls) would be appreciated and may be arranged by JARDINE FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION & TRIBUTE CENTRE, 8 Princes’ St. W., Fenelon Falls, 705887-3130. To leave an on-line condolence please visit:

Local Events Adult Day Programs Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls , Little Britain, Lindsay & Omemee. Community Care Call 705-324-7323 MAY 18 - Community Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser hosted by the Lindsay East & District Lions Club. 5-7pm at the Masonic Banquet Hall. adults $12, children $6, children under 5 free. Contact Lion Art at 705-878-5503, MAY 19 - Friends of the Lindsay Library book sale. MAY 19 - Omemee Lioness Club Bake Sale, 9am at Trinity United Church. MAY 24 - Blood Donor Clinic Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay 1:30-7:30pm MAY 24 - St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls Fashion show & High Tea Celebrating the Royal Wedding, 11:30am. Tickets $15. at 705-887-9311 MAY 26 - Norland Horticultural Society Plant/Bake Sale & Silent Auction. 9am to noon. Pioneer Baptist Church, Norland. MAY 27 - Gospel Music Concert, Kirkfield Museum By donation. Light refreshments served call. 705-438-5454 MON - Bobcaygeon Senior Centre Mahjong 1 p.m. $3 MON - Euchre, Bolsover Community Centre,1p.m. $2 For

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more info call Lorraine 705-426-9053. MON - Bid Euchre, Carden Rec Centre, 1 p.m.705-484-5712 2nd MON - Lindsay Creative Quilters’ Guild Meetings 35 Lindsay Street N, Lindsay 1–3:30pm 1st TUES - Dunsford Seniors Club Pot Luck, noon; Euchre 1:30 1st TUES- Free clinics are now at the Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. No appointments are needed. TUES - “Expanding the World of Literacy After School Program” Kinmount library 4:30 pm. Call 705 488-3199 TUES - Amateur photography club alternate Tuesdays, 10 am, Bobcaygeon Library. $2 each for the use of the room. TUES - Pickelball at Bobcaygeon Curling Club 7-9 pm Drop-in fee $3 TUES - Bobcaygeon Cruisers, Beach Park. 6 pm till dusk. Classic Cars, sports cars, trucks & other interesting vehicles are welcome. Info: 705 738 5319 TUES - Coffee Talk is Back! 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Room, Trinity United Church, Bobcaygeon . All welcome. TUES - Queer Youth Kawartha Lakes Group, for youth. Info, call 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2228, or text

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(705) 878-2723. TUES - Darts, Bolsover Community Centre,1p.m. $2 For more info call Lorraine 705-426-9053. 2nd TUES - The KSV Quilters, Trinity Church, Bobcaygeon. New members & guests welcomed. 3rd TUES - Free clinics, Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre, 10am- 12. Last TUES - Victoria Haliburton Amatuer Radio Association, meeting, Police Department, Community Services Room, Lindsay., 7:30 pm. Call 705-8794159 for any further info. 1st WED - Crime Fiction Book Club, Carnegie Room, Lindsay Library. 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm. Call the Library for more info. 1st WED - Lindsay Bassmasters 7:30pm, Christian Fellowship Church. 59 Mary St. W., Lindsay. WED- Scrapbooking and paper crafters meet from 9:30- noon, Salvation Army Church, Fenelon Falls. Call church for details. WED - Bobcaygeon Senior Centre Carpet Bowling $3 7 p.m. Contact: Al 705-738-1749 WED - Dunsford Seniors Club 1pm for Bid-Euchre. WED - Darts, Bolsover Community Centre, 1:30 p.m. WED - Carden Carvers, Rec Centre,

7pm 705-833-2046 THURS-TOPS-Take off pounds sensibly at the Bobcaygeon Legion 6:30 p.m. All welcome. THURS - Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre Cribbage 1pm $3 THURS - Bobcaygeon Pickelball at Bobcaygeon Curling THURS - Sages - weekly exercise group, 9:30 am. Kirkfield Lion’s Hall $2. Tai Chi every 2nd week. 705-438-1439. THURS - Bridge & Cribbage, Bolsover Community Centre, 1p.m. $2 weekly per event. THURS - Remote Controlled Aircraft Club, Carden Rec Centre, 7p.m. 705-833-2046 THURS - Sages-Community Care Exercises Kirkfield Lions Hall, 9:30a.m. $2.weekly. 705-438-1439 for info. FRI - TOPS 8:30am, Kirkfield Lions Hall. Call 705-426-2613. FRI - Darts,Carden Rec Centre, 7:30p.m. 705-833-2294. 3rd FRI - Lindsay East & District Lions spaghetti dinner. More info: Lion Art 705-878-5503. SAT- Food Addicts in Recovery fellowship program, Omemee Baptist Church, 10:30am - noon. Info: Noeleen 705-738-7237 2nd SAT - Bobcaygeon Seniors’ Centre Mini Bucks Bid Euchre 7pm. $5 For info call Carol 705-793-1096

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By Deb Crossen

Ah, a sunny weekend at last. And, as we celebrate Victoria Day long weekend, it’s actually the unofficial kick-off for Yard Sale Season! I’ll never forget John’s first yard sale experience. When we moved in together there were a lot of duplicate items and, quite frankly, ugly knick knacks from his past that had to go. So, I organized a yard sale. He was hesitant to say the least ... He said: Why would anyone buy my old stuff? I said: That’s what yard sales are all about. He said: Seriously though, who’s going to pay money for my old stuff? I said: Wait and see, grasshopper. So I set up the yardsale outside our home in Leaside. I had something for everyone ... records, books, mugs, knick knacks and my bright blue sombrero from a vacation in Mexico pre-John. I put

signs up around the neighbourhood and in our local community newspaper and lo and behold, people came! And they bought his old stuff. So much so that halfway during the sale, he came out of the house, saw the crowd, turned around back into the house and came out again with more of his old stuff! Oh, and the sombrero ... a free gift with purchase for the first buyer, who happened to bring her young son with her and he was thrilled with that hat!!! Here are some quick pointers for yard sale etiquette: •D  on’t show up early: There’s nothing more annoying than the “early birds” who arrive before everything is out and then want a deal. Please respect the timing. •Haggling: Some sellers are willing to give a bargain,e specially if you’re taking a number of items or a set of something. But there are others who will not budge on price. •D  on’t criticize: It’s hard enough to put a sale together and part with stuff. Keep your comments to yourself!


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