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Thursday, May 3, 2018 Volume 28, Issue 8

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I don’t know about you, but the recent tragedies in Humboldt, Saskatchewan and Toronto have left me feeling that some media – broadcast, print and social – are guilty of over-telling the stories. It isn’t enough anymore to just report the news of the event, but they have to go into minute detail of the who, what, where, when and particularly the why of it all. I don’t mean to trivialize the tragedies – losing loved ones in a major calamity is heartbreaking. But come on … how many times do we have to see the crash site or bodies in the street? To me, that’s Too Much Information! One report I saw on Global News after the Toronto incident featured “experts” talking about the dark net (the blacker side of the internet where predators and, in my opinion, weirdos hang out). It focused on one young man who had a beef with women and was overtly inciting others to “join him” in his revenge against women who had rebuffed any advances. Do I really need to see this? What good is it going to do the victims’ families or for that matter,

add to the news value of the story? I find that the sensationalism is off the charts with speculation, rumours and incorrect information distribution. I understand the need to sell papers or get viewers to your newscasts, but surely the “news” of the tragedy is enough. I feel that the constant barrage of sensationalism is just going to make us more desensitized to tragic situations that make the news. We’re being fed a diet of horrific images of not only the victims, but witnesses and family members in their moments of grief. I don’t believe it is the public’s right to know “how they’re feeling”. Shoving a camera in someone’s face after they’ve witnessed something so horrific is just “tabloid journalism” that many of us in this profession despise.


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City Hall By Kirk Winter

Municipal government has always been the most accessible level of government for your average citizen. This accessibility has allowed citizens concerned about issues of local interest that affect their everyday lives to come forward, exercise their rights as citizens, and advocate for the changes they need to occur. April 24th’s marathon Council meeting was an excellent example of people fighting city hall on issues about which they are passionate, and largely emerging victorious. Barron Boulevard Sidewalks The first citizens’ deputation dealt with the issue of a sidewalk to be built on Barron Boulevard in the East Ward of Lindsay. The city was already staking out the street for 225 meters of sidewalk that would cost almost $41,000 to install. All 14 people living on that street agreed that they did not want a sidewalk as it would reduce the parking they currently have in their driveways and force more cars to park on the street. City staff argued that the original subdivision plan called for sidewalks, and while the area could probably survive without a sidewalk right now, dozens of new homes are slated for construction in the immediate area that would necessitate the building of sidewalks in the very near future. The city was also fearful of the precedent this would set for services being provided by developers in subdivisions soon to be built. Council referred the issue to staff for further study, and ordered sidewalk construction to be halted. The residents of Barron Boulevard were well rewarded with a two-week reprieve. Surplus Lots in Bethany The second citizens’ deputation dealt with two surplus lots in the village of Bethany, which both Manvers Township Council and later the City of Kawartha Lakes Council had declared surplus and offered for sale.

A local developer had expressed interest in buying the lots, but local residents had another plan. The lots have been community green space since 1970, and local children have used the two-acre parcel as their private forest preserve for decades. Parents argued passionately that the green space should be preserved and with community involvement and fundraising one of the lots should become a public park. In a procedural rarity, Councillor Stauble challenged the Chair, Mayor Letham, on a point of order regarding the vote on this issue, and won. Longtime political pundits could not remember the last time a Mayor lost a procedural challenge. When the issue finally came to a vote, the citizens of Bethany kept their green space with a promise of consultation on a more formalized park on one of the lots. Speed Reduction A resident of the Hamlet of Lotus presented a deputation on reducing the speed in and around the intersection of Ballyduff Road and Lotus Road. The city had already agreed to reduce speeds from 80 to 50 kilometres per hour in a 250-metre stretch west of the intersection. The deputation presented wanted the speed reduced for almost a kilometre west of the intersection. The road was described as a main thoroughfare in the area, frequented by numerous gravel trucks and farm equipment on a daily basis. Three recent accidents, largely caused by excessive speed, were described in detail. The City was not sure the new limit was enforceable, or that people would slow down on a consistent basis. When the vote was called, councillors once again supported the petitioning citizens over city staff, extending the new 50 kilometre per hour zone the full 950 meters requested. Today was proof positive that you can challenge City Hall and win by presenting a compelling and well-thought-out argument.


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The City of Kawartha Lakes is going to help residents with their spring clean up efforts. Council has endorsed a week of “No Charge Residential Clear Bag Drop Off” at all City landfills. During regular landfill hours of operation between May 14 to 27, there will be no charge to drop off clear garbage bags of residential waste. Bags must contain ions apply.less than 20% recyclable material with no hazardous waste. During this time as well, residential leaf and yard waste will also be accepted for no charge provided it is in paper bags. Please keep in mind that during this time, traffic at the landfill may be heavier than usual. Landfill staff will be making their best efforts to move traffic through lineups as quickly as possible. To comply with provincial legislation everyone will be required to scale in and out of the landfill. Thanks to all residents who have helped achieve significant improvements to reduce our waste, recycle more and protect our natural environment. In 2017, together we achieved: • On an annual basis, we are collecting 20% less waste and 11% more recycling at the curb. • Through the Clear Bag Program, we reduced the amount of waste going into City landfills by 1600 ng Spain & tonnes. Portugal: Alhambra Palace, Granada • Support for Curbside Battery Collection diverted 12,000 lbs of batteries from landfills. • The Habitat for Humanity re-useable bin at the Lindsay landfill has kept 1.3 tonnes of re-usable goods out of our landfills. Another week of no-charge clear bag drop off is planned for October 1 to 14. During these special weeks, regular tipping fees will apply to drop off for the following: large items including Freon items; mattresses and box springs; construction and demolition materials; institutional and commercial waste; waste not in clear bags; mixed waste loads containing 20% or more recyclables and black or green bags; contaminated soil; boats, boat and bale wrap; RVs; septage; and furniture. The following items can always be dropped off for free at any City landfill: • Residential household hazardous waste • Residential recyclable materials • Residential electronics and electrical equipment • Scrap metal (including appliances without Freon) • Tires • Ashes (must be cold to be accepted) ions apply.• Leaf and yard waste up to 150kg You can find out more on the city’s website www.

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It took almost six years and more than $200,000 of their own money, but a group of Trent Lakes residents took on a quarry giant and came out with a win to stop the Dewdney Mountain Farm mega quarry in the municipality. In 2012, Trent Lakes Council and the Ministry of Natural Resources voted in favour of an Official Plan Amendment to allow for the zoning of the quarry on Ledge Road. The quarry was all but approved with one lone appeal pending. At issue was the noise mitigation. The quarry originally said they would need to use private property to erect the noise mitigation features such as huge concrete walls. The residents appealed saying they hadn’t given permission for the company to use their property. The courts agreed, sending the issue back to the Ontario Municipal Board. Three days were set aside for the hearing with the Ontario Municipal Board in March. At the hearing, lawyers for Dewdney presented changes they had made to address the noise that did not require the use of private property. But it turned out that those amendments to the plan were not enough and in April, the opponents heard the words they’d been hoping for. According to the written decision, “Having come to the conclusion that there is insufficient evidence at the present time to be assured that there will be efficacious noise mitigation to the affected sensitive receptors on Ledge Road and

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Quarry Road, and that policy compliance requires such assurance, the Tribunal cannot, in the public interest, authorize the use of the Site for quarry purposes. The Zoning Amendment cannot be approved at this time.” Adri Eastman was one of the Appellants and a Trent Lakes resident who expressed her satisfaction with the Tribunal ruling. “This decision means the world to me. We always knew if the right person could decipher the proper information, it would clearly show that this location is not the place to destroy, given all the issues of people, environment, water, Dewdney Caves, etc.” What happens next is anyone’s guess, as Dewdney Mountain Farm could come back with a revised plan and go head with the quarry. But opponents say that isn’t as easy as it sounds and there will be a lot of hoops Dewdney will have to jump through first.


Many people are jumping on the rain barrel bandwagon, and for good reason. Not only is it good for your plants and soil, but using a rain barrel helps reduce runoff pollution and control the moisture levels around the foundation of your house. The Firefighters Association of Trent Lakes is holding a fundraiser online where you can purchase your rain barrel and some accessories and the money comes back to the community. Then, on Saturday, May 26, you can pick up your order at the Nogies Creek Fire Station #4 (beside the Trent Lakes Municipal Office) and also get your car washed for a donation. The event on the 26th is from 10am to 4pm. Visit to order your rain barrels.

Municipal Bulletin (705) 324-9411 (888) 822-2225 City of Kawartha Lakes 2018 Municipal Elections


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For information with respect to filing nomination papers to run for City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor, Ward Councillor or as a School Board Trustee, please visit the City’s web site at: for complete details or call the number below. Nominations open on May 1, 2018 Deadline to file a nomination paper is 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Cathie Ritchie, City Clerk & Returning Officer Joel Watts, Deputy Clerk & Deputy Returning Officer City of Kawartha Lakes 26 Francis Street Lindsay, Ontario K9V 5R8 705-324-9411 Ext. 1322 or 1295

Municipal Bulletin Notice of a public meeting to consider revisions to appealed amendments to the City of Kawartha Lakes Offical Plan General Amendment to City of Kawartha Lakes Official Plan Urban Settlement Area Boundaries for Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee, and Woodville TAKE NOTICE THAT the Planning Advisory Committee, on behalf of the Council of the City of Kawartha Lakes, will hold a Public Information Meeting on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall 26 Francis Street, Lindsay, Ontario, K9V 5R8 The General Amendment (Official Plan Amendment 13) and five Secondary Plans (Official Plan Amendments 14 to 18) were approved to meet a number of key Provincial and local policies, including the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement, the 2006 and 2017 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the City of Kawartha Lakes Official Plan. The Amendments were appealed by a number of parties including the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. City staff have prepared revisions to address various issues raised in the appeals. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING is to present the revisions, and to gather public comment for the forthcoming Ontario Municipal Board proceedings: 1. Revisions to the urban boundaries for the following Secondary Plan settlement areas: a. Fenelon Falls as adopted by Council through Official Plan Amendment 15 on July 7, 2015 b. Lindsay as adopted by Council through Official Plan Amendment 16 on June 27, 2017 c. Omemee as adopted by Council through Official Plan Amendment 17 on December 8, 2015 2. Revisions to the Secondary Suite policies as adopted by Council through Official Plan Amendment 13 on June 27, 2017. 3. Removal of ‘Future Development’ areas adjacent to the settlement areas of Fenelon Falls and Lindsay as adopted by Council through Official Plan Amendment 13 on June 27, 2017. THE PURPOSE OF THESE REVISIONS is to align the planning documents with provincial interests and legislation as they relate to growth management and affordable housing. The Secondary Suite policies have been expanded to include permission within detached accessory buildings and other performance standards. INFORMATION relating to the revisions is available on May 2nd, 2018, from the City of Kawartha Lakes Development Services Department – Planning Division, Lindsay Service Centre, 180 Kent Street West, Lindsay, during regular office hours; AND at the City of Kawartha Lakes website: . ANY PERSON may attend the Public Information Meeting and/or make written or verbal representation in respect of the revisions. At the meeting presentations that would take longer than ten minutes should be presented in written form and summarized verbally. All submissions will be considered. IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED of the Ontario Municipal Board proceedings, you must make a written request to be notified by providing your name and address on the appropriate form at the Public Information Meeting, or by sending such request to the address provided below. If a person or public body does not make oral and/or written (705) 324-9411 (888) 822-2225

submissions at the public information meeting, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. DATED AT THE CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES THIS 18th DAY OF APRIL, 2018. Richard Holy, Manager of Planning 180 Kent Street West, Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y6 705-324-9411 Ext. 1246

Residential Clear Bag Drop Off Weeks at City Landfills – May 14 to 27

Residents are invited to drop off residential clear bag waste and leaf and yard waste for no cost at all City landfills during regular operating hours from May 14 to 27. All waste must be in clear bags and regular clear bag requirements will apply. As this is a limited trial service being offered at the landfills please be prepared for longer wait times than normal. Staff will be making efforts to move traffic as quickly as possible . From May 14 to 27 there will be no charge for: · Clear garbage bags of residential waste (must contain less than 20% recyclable material and no hazardous waste) · Residential leaf and yard waste (must be in paper bags) Regular tipping fees will apply to drop off: · Large items (including Freon) · Mattresses and box springs · Construction and demolition materials · Institutional and commercial waste · Waste not in clear bags · Mixed waste loads (containing 20% or more recyclables and black or green bags) · Contaminated soil (Pre-approval required call 705-324-9411 extension 1135) · Boats ·Asbestos (Pre-approval required call 705-324-9411 extension 1135) · Boat and bale wrap · RV disposal · Septage · Furniture Drop off recyclable materials for free between 8am and 12pm during our Round-Up Day events: May 26 – Manvers Public School, 694 ON-7A June 9 – Coboconk Public Works Yard, 2863 County Road 48 June 23 Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veteran’s Way July 7 – Bobcaygeon Public School, 30 Balaclava Street Materials collected: Household hazardous waste, electronics, small appliances, batteries, CDs/DVDs, Bulky hard plastics (items must be under 1 cubic metre with all non-plastic parts removed). Please note Round-Up days are for recyclables only, waste will not be accepted. For more information please visit, pick up a 2018 Kawartha Lakes Municipal Calendar, call 705-324-9411 or e-mail

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Roots & Ramblings By Joyce Ingram

Somewhere up in heaven, my parents must be having a good chuckle. Their youngest daughter has joined the Horticultural Society. Growing up in Verulam Township, I hated gardens and everything to do with them. From before I was born, until age 17, my parents ran a market garden business on our farm. My mother also had a large flower garden. She always won prizes for her dahlias at the flower show and went on to become a life member of the Horticultural Society. Before spring even thought of arriving, our farmhouse windows would be filled with pots of tomato, cucumber and squash plants fighting for the sunlight. Potato planting started earliest in the garden. Dad would sit in the basement for hours cutting seed potatoes with his jack knife, so that there was an eye in each piece. Even before I went to school, I could plant potatoes. Dad would use the


tractor to plough a furrow the length of the field. He would cut a branch off a tree to the right length so I could get the pieces spaced properly. I still grow potatoes in our garden, but on a much smaller scale. No stick required. We grew and sold vegetables at our roadside stand to some of the stores in Bobcaygeon. Peeling green onions and washing beets and carrots in a tub of cold water was never fun unless someone started a splash fight. Running a market garden business was hard work, but we always ate well. The May meeting of the Bobcaygeon and District Horticultural Society will be held on Thursday, May 17 at Knox Presbyterian Church. The guest speaker is Vern Buckstable from Peterborough Green Up, who will be speaking about fruit trees. The meeting starts at 7pm, but come out early to view our spring flower show and enjoy a coffee. Don’t forget the Horticultural Society annual plant sale at Kawartha Settlers’ Village on Saturday, May 26. The sale opens at 9am. You can get more information about the sale and other upcoming events at Editor’s note: For those who may remember, Joyce’s parents were Marie and Bill Fulton, a popular couple in the Bobcaygeon area.

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In 300 communities across Canada, including Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls, volunteers will take part in the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides. The Walks, supported by the Lions Foundation of Canada, raise funds to help train dog guides for Canadians with visual, hearing, medical or physical disabilities. Each dog guide costs $25,000 to raise and train and are provided at no cost to qualified applicants. Lions Foundation does not receive any government funding and relies solely on donations and fundraising events such as the Walk for Dog Guides. These amazing dogs are trained in several categories: Canine Vision, Hearing Ear, Seizure Response, Service, Autism Assistance and Diabetic Alert. Each Walk is organized by local volunteers: the Fenelon Falls & District Lions Club and the Bobcaygeon & District Lions Club. To date, the Walks across Canada have raised more than $15 million. In Fenelon Falls, the event takes place on Saturday, May 26 with registration at 9am at the Lions Den Building, Veteran’s Way Fairgrounds. The Walk starts at 10am. This is the first year for the Walk in Bobcaygeon, taking place on Sunday, May 27. Registration is at 9am at the Lion’s Hall (55 Main Street) with the Walk starting at 10am. Please think about getting involved in this worthy cause. You can find out more at www.

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May 3 to May 16

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Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) How do you start your day, Aquarius? Angry? Frustrated? If so, we are sorry for you! It will cause physical problems as well as wreak havoc in your personal life. Do you really need to hang onto this anger? Over what? Will it matter tomorrow, or the next day? Questions – that need to be answered! Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 20) Cultivate simplicity. Such simple words, Pisces, for an important concept. But, indeed, simplicity -- or minimalism, modesty, ease, anti-consumerism – can be grown and tended. Whatever you wish to call it, it is an ideal worth pursuing. Unjumble your mind! Aries (March 21 to April 20) We all know that April showers are meant to bring May flowers. Here’s hoping they are blooming in your garden, wherever that may be, Aries. Remember, though, we can’t have the flowers without the rain, so learn to love and appreciate both! Taurus (April 21 to May 21) Love is nipping at your heels, Taurus. A certain someone has their eye out for you. Be careful – they might just catch you. And wouldn’t that be grand!

Leo (July 24 to Aug. 23) Be sure to let people – your friends, family, and coworkers – know exactly what you want or need, Leo. You must also be clear on what your expectations are of them. It works both ways. Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.”: Swedish proverb. Sometimes we worry for the sake of worrying, Virgo. It makes us feel better when we are incapable of doing anything about a situation. We feel helpless, so we think worrying is “doing something about it”. Not so! It only creates stress and accomplishes nothing. Libra (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) “Men travel faster now but I do not know if they go to better things.”: Willa Cather. The wheels turn faster and faster these days, but, really, where are they taking us? Can you slow down, Libra?  Do you want to slow down? During this phase, why not try to – just a little, and see if you like it or not! Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) Scorpios are generally well liked by others and make strong, loyal friends. You are highly sociable and pleasant company to have around. Make the best of this. Enjoy the camaraderie of others, but do NOT take advantage of your friends’ trust in you.

Gemini (May 22 to June 22) If you imagine something, will it happen there and then? No, of course not, Gemini. Dreams require goals and years of work to reach BUT that does not make imagining any less worthy! It is the seed that makes it all materialize.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) You have been tasked with a significant job, Sagittarius, and it has been a struggle. But your employer would not have sent you on this mission, if they did not believe you are capable.

Cancer (June 23 to July 23) We can’t make any promises, Cancer, but it looks like there is a strong chance during this phase that you may receive some pleasant and unexpected news, which will make you very happy. Lucky you!

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Capricorn, you have been busy! The project on which you have spent your time and talents will finally come to fruition and will be well accepted by your peers. Good job!

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Harry Manx is one of my favourite musicians. He is on his cross Canada Faith Tour and I caught up to him in Alberta. He’s looking forward to coming to Lindsay, he loves Ontario in the spring. Though born on the Isle of Mann he’s Canadian and his parents lived in Buckhorn. Harry was a roadie and soundman for many Canadian bands. Influenced by Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and all the Chicago guys, his first love is the blues. He became a busker in Europe and Japan to hone his craft and develop an interaction with an audience. And then he went to India! Seduced by the sounds of the sitar he created a combination of Blues and East Indian sounds that pull at my heart strings. Dubbed “mysticssippi” his instruments include the slide guitar, harmonica, sixstring banjo, Ellis stomp box, and mohan veena -- a cross between a slide guitar and sitar, invented by his mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, with whom he studied in India for over 5 years. Harry’s songs sigh with love and loss (‘Don’t You Forget to Miss Me’) and a sly touch of humour (‘Dog My Cat’). He wants to touch people deeply with his lyrics. Taking classics, such as Willie Dixon’s ‘Spoonful’ and infusing them with an eastern flair completely to make it his own with echoes of the original wandering through. ‘Baby Please don’t Go’ (attributed to Big Jo Williams) is classic blues which will make you want to get up and move. This melding of East and West is wonderful in this age of global tensions. But, as Harry says, the world is getting smaller, musically. Catch Harry at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay May 13 … don’t forget and don’t miss it!

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Here are some fun facts about Moms from the Animal Kingdom that you can share with your family about Mother’s Day. • A female oyster over her lifetime may produce over 100 million young. • A mother giraffe often gives birth while standing, so the new born’s first experience outside the womb is a 1.8-meter (6-foot) drop. • Just like people, mother chimpanzees often develop lifelong relationships with their offspring. • Kittens are born both blind and deaf, but the vibration of their mother’s purring is a physical signal that the kittens can feel - it acts like a homing device, signaling them to nurse. • Depending on the species, female octopuses lay between 50,000 and 200,000 eggs, which require about 40 days to develop. During this time, mothers protect their eggs from predators and oxygenate the eggs by blowing water currents over them. • African elephants have a tough pregnancy; they carry their babies for 22 months before giving birth. • Killer whale and bottlenose dolphin calves do not sleep for a whole month after they are born, and therefore, neither do their mothers.

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I believe that we never really lose touch with someone who has passed away. While I may not be religious in a formal way, I am very spiritual. I believe we have a connection with loved ones passed and through those who have a deeper intuition, we can make that connection even stronger. Okay, I know some of you are now going to stop reading this column. But that’s okay, John wasn’t a believer either. His eyes would glaze over when I started talking about a trip to Kawartha Mediums and an awesome connection I get with my Mom and Dad. But for those believers, keep reading. I attended an event last summer at Kawartha Settlers’ Village, put on by the Kawartha Mediums from Bobcaygeon. They brought acclaimed Evidential Medium, Anthony Mrocka, to Bobcaygeon for an evening of spirit connection. I wasn’t expecting to

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Once again, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate, Brokerage in Bobcaygeon and all Royal LePage offices across Canada will be participating in an effort to raise money for abused women and children. On Saturday, May 12, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate will be selling quality used items, along with delicious baked goods and freshly popped popcorn. The sale runs from 8am until 1:30pm at their 89 Bolton Street office. All money raised will go to support Victoria’s Women’s Shelter, an 18-bed, short-term shelter in Lindsay for women and their children seeking safety from abuse. This is their third annual sale and to date they have raised more than $4,000. If you have any gently used items to donate, please call 705-738-7375 to arrange for pickup.


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The Kawartha Lakes Arts Council is hosting an informative and timely panel discussion on how to source funds for arts and culture. Entitled ‘Grants for Creators’, it’s part of the Council’s Our Community Learns Series and will be of interest to individual creators and cultural organizations. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 9 from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Lindsay Public Library Lower Level Community Room. Featured presenters include Su Ditta, Executive Director of EC3 (Electric City Cultural Committee in Peterborough) and Shirlanne Pawley-Boyd, Director of Philanthropy at the Canadian Canoe Museum. The cash-only admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, but you must pre-register by email:

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By Kirk Winter

A Sad Day For Democracy

What do the voters of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, Perth-Wellington, Oxford, Niagara West, Nipissing and Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock have in common? As of publishing, the voters in these ridings have only their sitting MPP to vote for in the provincial election. No other mainstream party has declared a candidate. There is no law that says that parties must nominate a candidate in all ridings, and no law that prevents an incumbent candidate from running unopposed. Regardless of the law, most would agree that it is not good for democracy when candidates are acclaimed -- issues are not discussed, and voters are not given a choice. All six of the ridings under discussion are held provincially by the Conservative Party. In five of the six cases, the sitting member is a veteran of multiple election victories over all challengers, and in a few cases including our riding, the district is acknowledged as a “safe Tory seat.” As a keen observer of politics, I have the greatest of respect for anyone who is prepared to park their lives for weeks on end to participate in an election at any level. Politicians are not forthcoming if they claim they aren’t competitive. Any I have known run to win, and relish vanquishing their opponents, and the bigger the margin of victory the better. Elections are draining, all-

consuming activities, especially if you know you will probably lose regardless of the campaign you run. A friend of mine ran for the Green Party in the last election, and actually took a leave from work so he could properly contest the campaign. He went all in, and still finished fourth out of the mainstream candidates. He put on a brave face, but I know he was deeply disappointed. Elections are also very expensive to participate in, and the majority of these sitting members have welloiled and well-funded political machines just waiting for the writ to be dropped. They have barns full of signs from their previous campaigns and a small army of committed volunteers who will get the signs on peoples’ lawns, as well as brochures into peoples’ mailboxes. Challenging those kinds of odds takes a special kind of person. Our local MPP needs to be asked hard questions about what she really thinks about Doug Ford. People have told me the relationship is civil at best, strained at worst. Voters want to know our MPP’s solutions to skyrocketing hydro fees, a health care system under strain, and what solutions her party has that will bring meaningful jobs back to Haliburton-Kawartha LakesBrock. I hope some brave and talented individuals step forward who will challenge the sitting members in all six of these currently uncontested ridings. The voters of these ridings deserve it, and democracy is only well served when a civil and intelligent discussion of important issues is had with all points of view and options aired.

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Andrea Horwath, the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party since 2009, should be the happiest person in the province right now. With a provincial election only months away, she will be running against a Liberal Premier who is deeply unpopular outside of Toronto and a new and untested Conservative leader who has the potential any given day to say the most outrageous things imaginable. The NDP should be measuring the curtains for the Premier’s office and contemplating who will serve in the cabinet, but they aren’t. Their public polling numbers remain stubbornly mired around 25 percent of the Ontario electorate and outside their bastions in northern Ontario, Hamilton and a handful of urban centers in the Golden Horseshoe, their message seems

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Branch 67 Lindsay (705) 324-2613 • May 12 – Bake Sale – 10am to 2pm – To support the Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary • 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

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Branch 239 Bobcaygeon (705) 738-2710 • June 3 – 11am to 2pm – Veteran Appreciation Brunch – For all Bobcaygeon veterans. Please call 705-738-2710 or 705-738-2542 to register. Spouses welcome. • Monday & Wednesday – Darts at 7pm • Monday – Pasta – 5 to 7pm

• Wednesday – Live Music from 2 to 5pm in the Club Room • Thursday – Hamburger – 4 to 7pm • Friday – Karaoke – 8pm • Saturdays – Meat Roll at 2pm and Trivia at 7pm • Sunday – Shuffleboard – 2pm • Ladies Auxillary does catering – call Anna 705-731-2244

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

• Mixed darts – Wednesday, 7:30 pm • Big Buck Bid Euchre - Third Wednesday of month, 11 am

Branch 497 Omemee (705) 799-5095 • May 12 – Country Jam and Wing Event – 12pm to 7pm • May 26 – Yard Sale – 8am to 12 noon • June 16 – Fishing Derby – Registration 9am • For Hall rentals call 705-934-5095

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By April Scott

Welcome to Spring! The Retirement Suites are no longer quarantined and the last of the nasty weather is over. Practices can now resume as scheduled (along with the cookies). It is less than a month until our concert on May 26 and we are now polishing everything up to give the best performance that we can. We will be having some special guests to help us along but more on this in the next edition. Tickets will be on sale shortly and you might see some posters around the village. If you happen to know a Chorister be sure to ask if they have tickets and they will be happy to help out. Failing that you can call 705-738-2396. We would like to thank Trinity United Church for allowing us to use the Sanctuary (at very short notice) for several practices during the last few weeks when we could not go to the Retirement Suites. There is nothing like small town support. Next time I will have more information on the Concert which I can guarantee will include many songs that you will be familiar with and you might even find yourselves humming or singing along with us. ’Til then enjoy the weather and remember that April showers bring forth May flowers.

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Jim Outram (left) with Al Ingram, President of Kawartha Settlers’ Village (right) receives his Regent Desigation.


The Board of Directors of Kawartha Settlers’ Village has bestowed the prestigious designation of “Regent” on James “Jim” Outram. The designation is in recognition of Jim’s donation to the Village of a horse-drawn passenger sleigh and some hand tools he acquired at the Boyd estate auction. The sleigh is significant for Settlers’ Village because it was built in the 1900s at the Moore Carriage Works in Bobcaygeon. The sleigh came into Jim’s possession in the 1960s from the Ventress-Smith families located at Nogie’s Creek. In 2010, the sleigh was completely restored to its original condition by Don Outram of Tory Hill, who installed wheels on the sleigh so it could be used in parades at any time of year. The Outram family entered the sleigh in many local parades and was used in the Bobcaygeon Winter Carnival in the 1960s to take residents for sleigh rides, usually driven by Barry Crowe with one of his many horses. It was also used for family outings with a borrowed horse from Eric Thurston.

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Health & Wellness Exploring integration opportunities

On March 28, the Board of Directors of the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) passed a motion directing Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) to explore integration opportunities, including the delivery of clinical and front-line services, backoffice functions, leadership and governance. The same motion also requested that a joint directional plan be developed to guide this formal process between the two organizations. Under current provincial legislation, both the Central East LHIN and the hospitals within it have a legal duty to identify and explore opportunities for integration of the services we provide for patients. The joint directional plan will be submitted to the Central East LHIN on or before June 28, 2018 for review by the LHIN Board at its June open Board meeting. The joint directional plan will include a process for extensive consultations with internal, external and regional stakeholders. Due diligence and stakeholder consultation will be paramount to this process since no decisions related to this integration opportunity have been made at this time. Delivering the highest standard of health care is a shared goal for PRHC and RMH. This commitment requires ongoing consideration of the changing needs of the region’s population, evolving quality and safety goals, developing and delivering new services, and the sustainability of existing services. RMH and PRHC have been working together for many years to jointly deliver excellent care for patients

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in this region. This has included partnerships and collaborations in areas such as diagnostic imaging, dialysis services, laboratory medicine, mental health and addictions services, obstetrics, pediatrics, ophthalmology and orthopedic surgery. Both organizations are committed to keeping you informed, and we welcome your input and feedback throughout this process. Please share your thoughts on this proposed integration via these contact pages: Ross Memorial Hospital: Peterborough Regional Health Centre:


If the sound of a person whistling or rustling the change in his or her pocket has ever annoyed you, you’ll have some idea of the disorder known as “misophonia.” Meaning “hatred of sound,” misophonia describes a situation in which people react strongly and negatively to the sounds that people normally make. This extreme response is similar to the “fight or flight” response exhibited by people who become anxious or panicked in the face of danger. The reaction may be so extreme that those afflicted with misophonia find that it disrupts their ability to conduct normal daily activities. Treatment includes “tinnitus retraining therapy” (TRT), a form of habituation therapy, and adding background noise to the person’s environment (sound masking). Finding the right person to trust with something so precious as your hearing can be difficult, but folks in the Lindsay area have a real advantage at the LINDSAY EAR CLINIC. Here, we are committed to providing quality services to all our patients, backed by extensive education and experience. Our advanced training gives us a broad understanding of the wide variety of hearing technologies available today. If you are concerned about your hearing or a loved one’s hearing, now is a good time to call us to arrange a comprehensive hearing test. P.S. Hearing instruments can help treat misophonia and tinnitus by increasing the volume of certain non-triggering frequencies, which helps divert attention away from the offending noise.

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Did you know that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. That’s equivalent to a combined total of about 5 miles of walking accumulated throughout the day or about 115,000 miles in a lifetime. No wonder the entire month of May is dedicated to Foot Health! Your feet can mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and

circulatory disorder can show their initial symptoms in the feet. As we are using our feet every day, it is very important to take good care of our feet. Here are some helpful tips to keep your feet healthy. • Routinely check your feet for any signs of problems such as dry, cracked skin, redness, blisters, swelling or pain • Wash your feet with soap and warm water and dry thoroughly (especially between your toes where moisture tends to collect) • When applying lotion to your feet, avoid applying it to the skin between the toes • Avoid using over the counter treatments as improper use can lead to further complications • If you cut your own toenails, cut your nails straight across in small bits (do not cut your nails too short) and file any sharp edges. It can be helpful to have your feet looked at by a professional foot care expert. After all, sometimes it’s difficult to see the bottom of your feet!


As an homage to Foot Health Month, here are some facts about feet: • Did you know that your foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and a whopping 250,000 sweat glands? That may seem like a lot of anatomy in a relatively small package, but then again, your feet are charged with the very important task of supporting the entire body. • All babies are born with a pad of fat where an arch would normally be in an adult foot, which makes them appear flat and cutely chubby. In fact, arches don’t usually show up until children are about 2 ½ Fernando Paiz, Denturist years old. Fernando Paiz, Denturist • The skin on your foot soles is the thickest on the Building Brighter and Younger Smiles! body, next to the palms of the hands. • Compared with fingernails, toenails grow much Your first choice in Complete & Partial Dentures. more slowly — about 1 mm per month. Fingernails Serving the Kawarthas & Haliburton Highlands for over 25 years. Your first choice in Complete & Partial Dentures. grow an average of 0.1 mm a day. It takes at least five • the Precision dentures ServingYour Kawarthas &inHaliburton Highlands for over 25 years. to six months to grow an entirely new toenail. 103 Main Street first choice Complete & Partial Dentures. • Implant secured dentures • The current record holder for the longest toenails Bobcaygeon, ON • Same dentures day and relines • Precision Serving therepairs Kawarthas & Haliburton Highlands is Louise Hollis of Compton, Calif., who set the 705-738-5177 103 Main Street • Dental plans accepted for over 25 years. • Implant secured dentures record back in 1991. Hollis boasts 6-inch-long 888-322-3032 • No referrels required Bobcaygeon, ON • Same day repairs and relines nails on each toe, and according to Guinness World Now offering Complete 705-738-5177 Records, she’s been growing her toenails since 1982. • Dental plans accepted Full Lower Suction 888-322-3032 Dentures Understandably, she wears only open-toed shoes. • No referrels required •  Y our toenails also hold all kinds of clues to your Precision dentures • Implant retained dentures overall health, including whether you’re anemic Same day repairs and relines • No referrels required (spoon-shaped indentations) or have poor blood Dental plans accepted circulation (hairless toes) or psoriasis (pits in the nail surface). • A UK study found that when a woman is attracted to a man, she’s likely to move her feet away from her body, in a more open stance. Signs she’s not interested? Sitting cross-legged or with her feet 103 Main St. Bobcaygeon tucked under her body. And while men don’t display attraction through their foot position, they tend to 705-738-5177 • 888-322-3032 move their feet more when they’re nervous, while jittery women keep their feet still.

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By Deb Crossen

Nurses have one of the most important jobs on the planet, in my opinion. In hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, retirement homes or in your home, nurses bring comfort to us in our time of need. So it’s only fitting that nurses of all types, whether they’re Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses or Nurse Practitioners, be recognized during Nursing Week from May 7 to 13. It’s important to note that Florence Nightingale helped to change the nature of the profession forever. Around the early to late 1900’s, nursing was becoming more important than ever, as nurses were needed on the front lines of the many wars being waged, from the Crimean War to the Civil War. Nurses were sent to attend to the sick and wounded soldiers in battle. Florence Nightingale began her illustrious nursing career as a nurse within the Crimean War that took place in the mid 1850’s, tending to injured soldiers on the battlefield. When looking at how the nursing profession has progressed since its inception when nurses were largely Catholic nuns to the bustling industry it is today, it’s important to understand that the reason for this occurring is due primarily to the added specialties that current and prospective nurses could choose to focus in. As nursing is generally all about the care of a person, a nurse’s duties today can cover a large variety of different practices. They can specialize in a particular field including pediatrics, neonatal, emergency medicine or disease specialties. They can work in any number of institutions, government departments, our armed forces or in our communities. During Nursing Week, and even year-round, we should make a point to thank these men and women for helping us navigate through our healthy lives.


A Telemedicine clinic has opened in the MacArthur Drug Store in Fenelon Falls. Their goal, according to their Facebook page, is “to assist the community members who are without a family doctor, or who are unable to get an appointment in a reasonable amount of time for an acute concern. We will assist with acute illnesses, prescription refill needs and referrals to specialists.” Contact Good Doctors Fenelon Falls at 1-888818-3254 or if you have any questions, email erin@

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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 ____________________ 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 ____________________ GREGG MACNEIL LANDSCAPING 705-340-7734 Interlocking brick, armour stone, retaining walls, decks, driveways, walkways, patios, stairs & repairs to all. www.greggmacneil


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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 ____________________ LAWN CARE Cutting and trimming Also spring yard clean ups Reasonabl and reliable Call Bruce 705-454-3498 ____________________ K & M Lawn Care SPRING HAS SPRUNG Lawn Cutting and Hedge Trimming available AFFORDABLE RATES call or text Mark 905-429-9398 or Kevin 705-930-LAWN (5296) ____________________ JC LANDSCAPING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE (small one man operation) - Spring & Fall cleanup - Garden maintenance & installation - Shrub pruning - Lawn maintenance - Fence repair -Brick/patio repair/ installation & much more *SPECIAL OFFER ON FERTILIZING ____________________ NATHAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Carpentry, flooring, drywall, panting, eavestrough, clearing, dump runs, demolition and snow removal off roofs. 705-731+9373




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2015 SUZIKI BOULEVARD C50 42,000KMS. Balance of warranty to May 2021. Certified. Ready to go. 705-879-5395 ____________________ 2014 ford focus se 94000kms Heated seats, blue tooth $11,000 certified. Call Gord at 647-400-2132. Located in Lindsay


For Rent 1+1 bdrm Condo Avail. June 1’st. First/Last/Ref. req. $1650/mo.+Hydro. 705.731.6117 ____________________ 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


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


WANTED: POP CULTURE ITEMS Vinyl records (rock, jazz, blues), rock memorabilia, pre-1990 comic books, toys, vintage costume jewelry, sterling & gold jewelry. All types of retro / mid-century items. House calls made at your convenience. Robert or Penny 705-324-2699 __________________ WANTED Canada & USA coins Coin collections Silver dollar coins 1967 and earlier Silver & gold jewellery broken or not Sterling items eg. Birks Sterling flatware Jurgen 705-340-1504 ____________________ WANTED Batteries, electronics, steel, copper, aluminum, cars. Anything Metal. FREE Pick-up. Call Andy 705-821-2813



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To Gerry Overhoff of Overhoff Landscaping for being so kind and thoughful for ploughing my driveway Tuesday, free of charge. ____________________ Thank you to everyone who purchased a #HUMBOLDTSTRONG t-shirt in support of the Emergency Services & First Responders in Humboldt. A special thank you to Randy at Grr8 Finds and the team at 76 North Street Inc.


GIGANTIC YARD & BAKE SALE Saturday, May 5 8am - noon Rain or shine Dunsford United Church 1981 Sturgeon Road


PUBLIC NOTICE The annual meeting for the Verulam Cemetery plotholders will be held at the cemetery office on May 16 at 7:30pm to receive the Treasurer’s report and to elect directors for the yerar. Keith Baxter, Sec-Treas. 705-738-5846

Local Events This section is only for Local Charitable Events. We do provide Not-for-profit rates for more in-depth advertising MAY 5 - Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre Saturday Mini Bucks Bid Euchre, $5, 6:30pm. Non-Members are welcome. Info: call Carol at 705-793-1096 May 5 - Gigantic Yard & Bake Sale 8am - noon, Dunsford United Church, 1981 Sturgeon Road. MAY 7 - Cambridge St United Church Rummage Sale 7a.m-12:30p.m. & 1-3 p.m. MAY 7 - Bobcaygeon Seniors presentation from the Bobcaygeon Hearing Clinic 7pm . All welcome Call Carol at 705-793-1096 to reserve your space. MAY 12 - Valentia Church & Community Hall Silent Auction, Live Auction & Pie Auction, 1p.m. No Admission. For info please call 705-786-2170 MAY 12 - Ladies Auxiliary Branch #67, Bake Sale. 10am -2pm, York St branch, Lindsay. MAY 12- Salvation Army Home League will host a Spring Royal Tea 11:30am - 1 pm. 42 Bond Street W, Fenelon Falls Tickets $10. Available in advance or at the door. 705-8873031 for more info or tickets. MAY 15 & 19 - Friends of the Lindsay Library book sale. SUN - Royal Canadian Legion Fenelon Falls Euchre 1pm $5 All skill levels are invited. 3rd SUN - Ladies auxiliary for Kinmount RCL BR.441 breakfast 8am -noon. MON - Bobcaygeon Senior Centre Mahjong 1 p.m. $3 MON - Euchre, Bolsover Community Centre,1:15 p.m. $2 For more info call Lorraine 705-426-9053. MON - Bid Euchre, Carden Recreation Centre, 1 p.m. 705-484-5712 2nd MON - Lindsay Creative Quilters’ Guild Meetings 35 Lindsay Street N, Lindsay 1–3:30pm

The Kawartha Promoter Supported entirely by our advertisers. We encourage you to choose the businesses that you see in these pages. QUARANTO, Elizabeth Margaret (nee Kerr) – Passed away peacefully at Regency Manor Extendicare on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 in her 92nd year. Elizabeth, beloved wife of the late Michael Quaranto; Loving mother of David Quaranto (Pat) and Michael Quaranto (Teresa); Adored grandmother of James Quaranto; and cherished sister of Margaret Farrely (Robert). Elizabeth will be lovingly remembered by her family, friends, many nieces and nephews and all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made; along with expressions of condolence, at www.

Joan Rhodes February 27, 1929 – April 13, 2018 Original Resident of Victoria Place

In her 90th year, Joan passed at Ross Memorial Hospital. She was predeceased by Robert (2009), her husband of 60 years, and their younger son, Wayne (2017). She leaves her older son, Bryan (Kathy) of Bobcaygeon, and her daughter Lynda (Stephen Sprague) of Georgia. Joan was the beloved grandmother of Tim (Andrea) Rhodes of Texas; Emily (Curtis) Dumais of Kapuskasing; Erin (Steven) Kupfer, and Thomas Sprague of Georgia. She delighted in her six great-grandchildren: Marianne, Ben, Brady, Madeline, Makenna, and Morgan. Those who knew Joan will remember her as a woman of strong will and stronger opinions. She lived her life on her own terms, and made her own decisions about how it would end. Thanks go out to the doctors, nurses, and support staff at Ross Memorial Hospital, who made Joan’s final days as comfortable as possible. A private family service will be held at a later time. Online condolences may be made at www. May 3, 2018 - The Kawartha Promoter





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