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There are thousands of Canadians who continue to serve in dangerous places. As the world changes, and our enemies are harder to identify, Both my Mom and the threat is real. Nuclear weapons, Dad served in the Armed Forces during ‘trigger-happy’ dictators, terrorist World War II. Mom was a nurse and organizations and just plain old bad Dad was a gunner. My grandfather, people make the uncertainty of peace on my Dad’s side of the family, was in many corners of the world a reality. wounded in World War I and carried The men and women from our country the scars of battle with him to his grave. are on the ground to help however they We were taught to respect the men can. and women who made sacrifices for In Buckhorn, there is a memorial The Promoter is a local, independently owned and operated newspaper. The opinions and views expressed are those our freedom, to remember them on wall beside Lock 31. It’s the Wall of of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of November 11 each year. No matter Honour and features photos of those The Promoter. Liability for incorrectly displayed or placed advertisements is limited to publishing corrections or providing where we were or what we were doing, men and women who have been killed advertising credit to be applied on subsequent advertisements at the advertiser’s discretion. we were taught to observe the two in the Middle East since September 11, minutes of silence at 11am. 2001. I look at that wall and wonder All text, photos, graphics, artwork and other material published in The Kawartha Promoter or on its website are copyrighted Those of my generation were not how these people would have lived and may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. “called to war.” Thanks to the advances their lives had they not made the Publisher reserves the right to reject, revise, cancel, omit, in media coverage, we are taken to the ultimate sacrifice. discontinue, decline to publish or suspend any advertisement for any reason in its sole discretion, without liability or penalty war zones on a regular basis. From the Remembrance Day is meant to to Publisher, and without notice to the Advertiser. The Publisher of The Kawartha Promoter has made every effort comfort of our living rooms, we see honour those who have served and lost to ensure that the place information in this publication at Why thewas correct comfort of yourcaused home inlives. We should also take the time the devastation by and war. I family can their press time. The Publisher does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption only imagine what it’s like to be in the on November 11 to think about those our know that building your trust doesn’t caused byhands? errors or omissions, whether We such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. middle of a sandstorm, in the middle who are fighting for freedom for others come from offering bargain basement prices, of a firefight, unsure of what awaits flashy around the world. around the corner. While the media has Lest We Forget. promotions, or othergiven funusand games. It comes from some insight, we will never know theand fear and the courage it takes being there for you, friendly professional, every day. to walk into the unknown. Publisher/Director/Manager: Max Miller Editor: Deb Crossen Advertising Sales Manager: Laura Williams Sales Representatives: Belinda Wilson Pat Warren Art Director: James Goodliff Production/Office Manager Melissa Goodliff


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Re: Duck Hunting to Close to Home.

Mr Whittaker has expressed concern over duck hunting in his area. Well, here’s some clarification. The loss of ducklings is most likely attributed to predators such as muskie, foxes, etc. It’s part of nature. Waterfowl typically begin their migration south this time of year. Some stay the winter because they are fed by folks who don’t realise the harm they are doing. Don’t feed the wildlife! Hunting regulations state that you are allowed to hunt half an hour before dawn to half an hour after sunset. The use of flashlights is strictly prohibited, the fines are heavy and hunters could face confiscation of guns and equipment. The four km range is for rifles. Duck hunters use shotguns and shoot birds on the wing, not in the water or on the ground. The effective range for a shotgun with #4 shot is under 100 yards and usually ducks are taken at around 40 yards. Check the regulations

regarding beaver and other small game. Beaver, mink, otter and other furbearing animals are trapped and require a special licence. They are not used for “target practice” - again heavy fines would apply! If you know of anyone abusing these regulations contact the local MNR Conservation Officer. They can also clarify any confusion you might have regarding specific regulations. You can find the local MNR office on their website. As a responsible hunter, I make sure that I follow all of the regulations that apply to my activity. All hunters have considerable investments in their guns, equipment, and licences - they do not want to lose that investment. Hunting is a valuable tool in the control and conservation of wild game. B. LeGard Bobcaygeon

Where Does it Come From?

Small wonder our local taxes keep climbing! A leak from one of our cultural organizations opens a window onto one of our high spenders, the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council (KLAC). To join KLAC, any arts organization need pay only $60.00. In return, KLAC donates the grand sum of $3,000 to the organization. Wow! That’s a return of


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500 percent. Sure beats heading up to Dawson City to search for gold! With returns like that, you’d think that KLAC would be jam packed with new members. Not so, according to my source. How so? Obviously this sleight-of-hand funding cannot continue. We taxpayers just don’t have the resources. Perhaps someone at KLAC could enlighten this poor taxpayer. R.B. Fleming Argyle

Good Samaritan

On October 11, I was having a bad day. I went for a drive on that rainy day to see the colours. On my way home near Buckhorn I lost my muffler. My girlfriend climbed under the car, tied the muffler with a hot pink purse strap, and we made it to the Buckhorn gas station. The nice people there didn’t charge me an arm and leg and fixed it properly. We then proceeded home and on Hwy 49 outside of Bobcaygeon we got a flat tire. A very nice gentleman named Tony stopped and helped us. In the rain, Tony put my donut spare on and, LOL, it was flat also. Tony, this nice man, went home, got a spare out of his similar car, brought it back and put it on my car. I thanked him very much and tried to give him some money for all his help. He declined, saying that it was his pleasure, he was in the same situation once and someone helped him, so he passed it on. It is so nice to see there are still nice people who will help you. Again thank you so so much, Tony. D. Stephenson Kinmount

Who Saved My Life?

For the last 5 months, I have relied heavily on the Community Care Health & Care Network (Fenelon Falls office) to supply me with drivers for my transportation needs. All my drivers have been most courteous, friendly and are always on time. Never did I imagine TRUST that one ofAthem could one day save my life. LOCAL AGENT


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But on September 26 that is what happened. My driver was to pick me up at the Lindsay library to take me to my next appointment. I was suddenly hit by intense pain in my left arm, chest and jaw. Without hesitation, my driver put me in his car and drove me to Ross Memorial Hospital, where I was quickly put into cardiac care. The tests showed that I had had a heart attack and appropriate measures were taken to stabilize me. The next morning I was transported to Peterborough, where a stent was put into one artery. After overnight observation, I was sent back to Lindsay. I am now home with medication and will start the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at the hospital to achieve full recovery. In my dazed state, I only remember that I knew my driver from previous rides, but not his name. Due to privacy laws, the dispatcher at The Community Care office could not give me his name or phone number. Therefore, I have not been able to thank him. Here are my words to him, “My deepest gratitude goes to you, my friend. I hope you will be my driver again someday so I can give you a big hug. Without your care and fast action, who knows what would have happened to me. Perhaps I would not be writing this.” Thank you also to Community Care for giving me the opportunity to keep up with my obligations by providing wonderful, selfless volunteers to drive me wherever I need to go. K. Magee Fenelon Falls

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Lions in Bobcaygeon

My husband and I have been very privileged to have had the opportunity to buy a lovely home here and be part of the Bobcaygeon community for nearly a year. We have met many friendly people who have made us feel very welcome. The group that has really made us very happy to be here is the Bobcaygeon Lions. At first, we thought we would try to remain with our wonderful Whitby Lions, but soon realized that we really needed to embrace our new community. At the first meeting, our minds were made up instantly. We felt so welcomed and at home that we transferred up here immediately. We couldn’t believe how involved this club is in the community. Unfortunately, not a lot of what they do is publicized. They tend to go about helping out without a lot of recognition, unfortunately. They have a beautiful hall that they rent out and even will cater events. Of course, Monday night bingo is enjoyed by many from May to October. Since we have been part of this busy club, we have helped with the annual Duck Race, vendor craft/ bake sales, baseball tournaments, CruiseFest, and financially supported various needy groups, especially helping to get Guide Dog Trixie for one of our own Bobcaygeon students. I’m sure that I have missed a few other events that we have supported. One thing that impressed us about this group is that they are always searching to find ways to be a service to our community. We have 3 projects on the go right now that we are very excited about: 1) Helping our local Food Bank 2) Vision Screening in our local school in the new year. 3) Pet Valu Guide Dog Walk on May 27, 2018. Joining the Bobcaygeon Lions was one of the best things we did to help give back to the beautiful Bobcaygeon community. If anyone is interested in joining us, we meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6pm for dinner and meeting and 3rd Wednesday at 7pm for a meeting and dessert. Lynda Darling Bobcaygeon

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The COKL library hosted a panel discussion on how the city can move forward with an active community plan. I joined Chris Marshall, Director of Development Services; Gary Pearson, Coordinator of the COKL Sports and Recreation Council; and Sean Jamieson, elementary teacher at Leslie Frost P.S. on the panel. It was an honour to have been asked to participate in my capacity as Chair of the COKL Environmental Advisory Committee, and my involvement in helping develop the Bobcaygeon Active Transportation Plan. We were asked questions relating to where we are now and how we can improve our community when it comes to enhancing a more active lifestyle. Gary Pearson talked about all the great activities happening in the city, but said there needs to be a better way of getting information out to the public. There was also discussion about the rise of childhood obesity and the overall pattern of sedentary lifestyles. Sean Jamieson stated that there are some teachers who develop programs for activities, but it was stressed that school boards need policies developed so all children have access to healthy physical activities. I added that outdoor education is also a powerful tool to get kids off their phones and into nature. The panel made the case as to why the city needs an Active Community Plan. We talked about how this plan could help curb greenhouse gas emissions while improving the overall health of the community. A plan would also help link the city with bike lanes, accessible infrastructure and programs aimed at increased activity. Chris Marshall stressed the need for infrastructure improvements when new road works were being planned. The audience of about 40 people wanted to move forward with a plan, and asked the panel how this could happen. It was suggested that a group be formed as was done in Bobcaygeon to move a plan forward for the whole city. The Bobcaygeon plan could become the template.

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Councillor Steve Strangway said he was very supportive of the concepts discussed. Lisa Kaldaway of the Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Pine Ridge Health Unit offered to form a group to get a plan initiated. She asked interested people to contact her. Jamie Morris, Chair of the COKL Library Board finished the evening by saying, “In addition to being sources of a rich range of materials, libraries can serve as community hubs--places where people can get together and engage with one another on important topics. The ‘Building an Active Community’ session was a perfect example of that. We hope it will be a stimulus to further discussion and concrete action.“




By Pat Warren

City of Kawartha Lakes Council supported a motion to allocate funds to further improve connectivity for broadband as a partner in the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN). This proposed project totals approximately $213 million and COKL’s portion of the project will be $500,000 to $900,000. The Federal and Provincial governments as well as the other municipalities within Eastern Ontario and the private sector will be partnering in the project. The commitment will take place once the full extent of the project is determined by the Federal and Provincial Governments. In 2010, Council approved $1 million towards upgrades to connectivity which ended up leveraging $14 million in benefits for COKL. Since that time, there has been increased use and more capacity needs to be added to the system. The proposed mobile broadband expansion project, when fully implemented, would provide 99.5 percent cellular coverage throughout Eastern Ontario. Currently, 16 percent of the region has no cellular coverage, and an additional 20 percent does not have enough cellular capacity. EORN is proposing the development of a pilot Public Safety Broadcast Network (PSBN) for first responders covering Eastern Ontario. This would allow first responders to communicate easily with each other, which they can’t now. The total cost of both projects is $299 million, saving nearly $50 million through a combined-build approach involving all levels of government. Most Councillors spoke in favour of the resolution. Councillor Doug Elmslie, who moved the motion said “the initial investment in 2010 allowed


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businesses to open up in the rural areas but now new technology is needed to continue with economic development.” Councillor Kathleen Seymour Fagan, who seconded the motion, agreed and said she knows of businesses that want to come to the area, but the connectivity is not good. Councillor Isaac Breadner questioned whether this money would be a subsidy to the private sector. He felt that money should not come from taxpayers. He was told by the CEO David Fell from EORN that it is difficult to force the private sector to lose money in rural

areas, and that terrain is a big issue. Councillor Pat Dunn wanted to see a map of where the towers would go before supporting the resolution. In the end, a recorded vote was called and the motion passed with everyone voting in favour except for Councillors Dunn and Breadner. Councillor Stauble was absent.


Trent Lakes Director of Emergency Services (Fire Chief) Don Mitchell recently asked Council to

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consider hiring a Fire Prevention Training Officer at an annual cost of $53,000 to $59,000. Chief Mitchell’s request comes at a time when Emergency Services are under pressure from the Province to become more regulated and professional. For small municipalities dependent on volunteer members for Fire/Rescue this has become problematic. The Emergency Services department is responsible for Public Education, Fire Safety Standards Enforcement and Emergency Response. Adding a full-time position would help the department carry out this mandate in a more efficient and timely manner. Mayor Bev Matthews questioned the expenditure and whether the job could be done on a part-time basis. “Trying to put this job position together for someone to work part-time would be a challenge. We definitely have the position to support this. We are the second largest municipality in the County,” Mitchell said in response to the job being part-time. Councillor Peter Raymond supported the Fire Chief’s request when he said, “The Province does not differentiate between rural and urban firefighters. We don’t really understand how much training they take on. I think a full-time person is the only way to go.” Councillor Terry Lambshead stated “the workload is snowballing. A fire prevention officer might help prevent fire calls.” Mayor Matthews then followed up by saying that she wasn’t against the new hiring but was concerned about the financial impact of another employee. Chief Mitchell went on to say that the Province is headed down a ‘bad path’ as it now expects all volunteer firefighters to be completely certified through a 20-week course which they take on their own time and at their own expense. This will affect the volunteer fire service in a big way according to the Chief. “People can’t have families, work and volunteer,” he said. “The provincial test is for those who want full-time job. Local training should be enough for volunteers.”

Staff was instructed to continue to explore this issue for future consideration.


Since 2008, Peterborough County has been working towards rebranding the Kawarthas region as a travel destination. You may have seen the new gateway signage on the 115 ‘Welcome to Peterborough County’ carved into stone, surrounded by metal sculpture geese. Trent Lakes Council recently heard how this new ‘Wayfinding’ branding of sights of interest on local signage would promote tourism in the municipality. “One would think Trent Lakes had a serious pest control problem” based on the amount of billboard signage. This observation was made to Council by Tracie Bertrand, presenter and Director of Tourism and Communications for Peterborough & Kawarthas Tourism. Bertrand stated that the strategy of the new branding is to use a much traveled to destination like the Warsaw Caves as a hook on which to hang other sites of interest along the route. This could include local businesses, trails or farms. Part of the goal of rebranding signage is to create interest and anticipation for the traveler and to rid the region of unsightly billboards. Council supported the work done so far and committed to continue to stand behind the rebranding project for Peterborough County. p re s e nte d by

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BAD NEWS/GOOD NEWS Winter Wonderland or Winter Woes

By Pamela VanMeer, Kawartha411

Meteorologists have predicted we will be pummelled with above-average amounts of snow and below-average temperatures this winter. It’s all because of something called La Nina. It sounds like a melodic, happy song or a lively, upbeat dance but it’s just the opposite. La Nina occurs when sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific Ocean drop to lower-than-normal levels bringing icy cold, snowy weather to our area. It won’t be an easy winter and many of us will grumble about it right through until spring. Canadians are obsessive about the weather and as a reporter, I am constantly called on to report big weather events. I was once standing in the middle of a blizzard to tell viewers there’s a blizzard! I remember a few years ago, everytime I went out to my car, there was a foot of snow on it that I had to sweep off. Reporters are in and out of their vehicles constantly, so it was not fun. Another day I was reporting on road conditions in the middle of a snowstorm and was almost hit by a snow plow. We stand out in the howling wind, fingers frozen and toes tingling while trying to look warm and comfortable. It’s all very glamorous (she said sarcastically). Reporters must be prepared for anything, so in the winter I pack long johns, extra socks, a toque and


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maybe even a balaclava. They don’t call me the bag lady for nothing. As a reporter I am not looking forward to this winter. As a grandmother though, I can’t wait!! There’s nothing better than the first snowfall of the season for little kids. Above average snow means we can go tobogganing, make a snowman and go skating on the frozen lake. Snow angels take on new meaning when you’re making them with your own little angel. Have you ever gone to Kawartha Nordic for cross country skiing or snowshoeing? Gliding through the silent woods, snow hanging from the pines... there’s nothing better. There’s so much to do in the winter in the Kawarthas if you bundle up and bite the bullet. There’s the 20th annual Festival of Trees at Kawartha Settlers’ Village on November 9 to 12, Santa Day in Fenelon Falls is always the last Saturday in November, and the Children’s Day and Parade in Coboconk on December 3. By all accounts it’s going to be a long, cold winter so we might as well embrace it. I will try to steer clear of the snow plows though. And it’s only 6 months until spring. You can find more local news and reports on


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November 3 to 16 Melodie McCullough

Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Are you making a difference, Aquarius? Do you guide others, help your community, offer kindness? Only you know of what you are capable. Make it good! Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 20) We’re not suggesting you run out and buy a lottery ticket, but we are thinking that good financial news will be coming your way soon. Stay tuned! Aries (March 21 to April 20) So often we place limits on ourselves, dear Aries. Don’t get caught in this trap. There are no boundaries, no restrictions on what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it. Taurus (April 21 to May 21) “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”: Robert Louis Stevenson. We trust you know who is and isn’t your ‘honest friend’, Taurus. Hold them tight! Gemini (May 22 to June 22) Don’t let your neighbours set your standards! If you don’t know, that means don’t let others tell you how to dress, what work you should be doing, how to spend your money – in other words, don’t let them tell you how to live your life! Cancer (June 23 to July 23) You may need to work a little harder during this phase, Cancer, to keep your romantic partner happy. In any case, it never hurts to go the extra mile where love is concerned! Leo (July 24 to Aug. 23) Now, with winter approaching dear Leo, it’s time to settle down and make some decisions regarding

your job. Are you happy where you are? Are you hoping for some ‘newness’? Start planning! Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) Sir Edmund Hilary, who scaled Mount Everest with his Nepalese Sherpa, is known to have said: “It is not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves.” Virgo, remember that you are capable of conquering – with help when needed – just about anything! Libra (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) Only you can decide what your life will hold, Libra. No one else. The person YOU resolve to be – that will be your destiny! Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) The full moon on Nov. 4 is known as the Beaver Moon. One interpretation is that the name comes from the fact that beavers are now actively preparing for winter. What are you doing, Scorpio, to prepare for the days ahead – physically AND emotionally? Just a hint - it might be a good idea to start now. Sagittarius (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) Oh, my goodness, Sagittarius! The opportunities that await you in this phase will be nothing short of breath-taking! Make the most of them. Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan 20) There are busy times ahead for you, Capricorn, but never fear! You are up to the task. Just remember to breathe, slow down when necessary, and enjoy knowing you are valued in all the work you will undertake.

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It’s Easy Being Green It’s My Bag of Poop

By Julia Taylor

In the winter I can feel pretty isolated, so I try and get out for a walk daily with the kids and dog. On one particular day last January I had to make a trip to Bobcaygeon so we brought the dog and decided we would go for a walk around the beach area after our appointment. Even though my pooch had already done her business, she made another offering close to the boardwalk. I scooped it up in a bag and continued towards the beach area. I wanted to get rid of the steamy bag and approached the public garbage can. I noticed it was littered with dog poo bags around it, and was obviously full, so I held onto the poop until I was back at my car and put it in my trunk until I got home and could throw it in our garbage can. I’m not going to litter one of my favourite paths just because someone didn’t provide ME with a garbage can for MY garbage.


Deborah Pearson is a retired school teacher who lives in the City of Kawartha Lakes. In retirement, though, Deborah has found time to follow one of her passions – caring for the environment. She says,

“Something about this always caught my attention. The symptoms of climate change are more subtle here, but the effects are having severe consequences around the world. We need to start taking action.” Deborah was recently one of 1,400 delegates from 30 countries who met in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to learn more about climate science, solutions to solve the crisis and communications techniques to rally Canadians behind those solutions. The Climate Reality Project, founded by former Vice-President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is a global network of citizens committed to the implementation of solutions to the greatest challenge of our time. Deborah says, “Climate scientists who spoke at the conference agreed that climate change as a result of human activity has as much consensus in the scientific community as gravity. It is clear that we must change. We (the world) must reach carbon neutrality by mid-century to avoid catastrophic consequences - some of which we are already witnessing with intense hurricanes, fires, droughts and species extinctions.” But Deborah says it’s not too late. “Solutions do exist. The world-wide shift away from burning fossil fuels has begun. We must embrace the change from fossil fuels to clean energy. In the U.S. alone, the solar technology job sector is growing 17 times faster than the overall economy and auto manufacturers are moving to electric vehicles.” Deborah is committed to taking the next step by delivering free presentations on climate change to her community. The objective is to encourage residents in the City of Kawartha Lakes and local elected officials to collaborate and accelerate the transition to a lowcarbon economy. If you’d like to know more, visit www.

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The Province is launching a new program it says will help people improve the energy efficiency of their homes, while reducing their electricity bills and carbon footprints. The new $100 million Affordability Fund will support the free installation of energy-saving LED light bulbs, power bars, improved insulation and energyefficient air conditioners and refrigerators. “By providing electricity customers with tools to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, we’re helping reduce pressure on their pocketbooks and protecting the environment,” said Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy. The program is designed to help people who do not qualify for low-income conservation programs and who are unable to undertake energy efficiency improvements without support. Whether a customer rents or owns, or lives in a house or apartment, they may qualify. The different levels of support through the fund are based on people’s total household income and average electricity bill. Electricity bill savings for households participating in the program will depend on the types of measures installed. For example, a home energy kit with two LED light bulbs and a power bar can help a household save about $10 on their annual electricity costs, while an energy efficient refrigerator can help save about $90 in annual electricity costs. The Affordability Fund is administered by an independent trust, which includes representation from electricity distributors and community organizations. To find out if you’re eligible and how to apply, visit


City of Kawartha Lakes Council was glad to hear from the Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Housing Corporation (KLH Housing Corp.) recently. When they presented their 2018 budget highlights, the corporation was in a position to make a reduced subsidy request to the City. The decrease to operating and capital budgets is significant at over $620,000 less than last year. Since 2015, the total number of affordable housing units across the region has increased by 4 percent while the total subsidy requested from the City has decreased by 48 percent. The KLH Housing Corp. board of directors has committed to contribute $150,000 of the 2016 operating surplus toward 2018 and 2019 budgets in order to reduce the operating subsidy request to the City. “KLH Housing Corp consistently aims to do better and has taken a leadership role in addressing the affordable housing needs of the community today and into the future,” commented Hope Lee, CEO, KLH Housing Corp. The reduction in the subsidy request to Council is a result of two major factors: real estate sales and operational efficiencies. In 2014, KLH Housing Corp. began selling 64 single and semi-detached units

throughout the region. To date, net sale proceeds of over $5.9 million from 36 completed sales are being applied toward new communities in Lindsay. New communities in both Minden and the Village of Haliburton have also been possible through affordable housing program funding. By early 2019, 129 new housing units will be available across these communities. In total, KLH Housing Corp. owns and operates over 700 units of affordable housing. The Corporation has also created a number of operating efficiencies including the blending of positions to reduce overall staffing, restructuring overtime protocol and using technology to find savings. Participation in various energy savings programs such as hydro, gas and lighting have also added to the reduced operating costs. In total, efficiencies of over $217,000 have contributed to the decreased requirement for funding from the tax levy. Looking ahead, KLH Housing Corp. anticipates increases in rental revenue through 40 additional units to be occupied in 2018. Lower expenses are forecast across these units due to increased energy efficiencies in new buildings.


Come out to the City of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton County’s National Housing Day Event at the Coboconk Community Centre. It’s Wednesday, November 22 from 9:30 to 12 noon. The “How’s Your Housing” event will host speakers from local agencies to update you on the work being done to address local housing issues. Presentations will include innovative housing solutions in nearby communities, followed by a panel discussion with stakeholders where you can ask questions and voice your concerns about housing.


Kawartha Conservation has released the first draft of Lake Management Plans and Characterization Reports for Shadow Lake, Silver Lake, Head Lake and Rush Lake. The purpose of the Plans is to summarize the current state of the lakes; objectives for maintaining excellent water quality and recreational enjoyment; monitoring results; and provide a suite of recommendations for all lake stakeholders to consider undertaking to ensure a healthy lake is maintained. “We are in the initial stages of the Plans,” said Aquatic Biologist Brett Tregunno. “This process has been ongoing for several years and we appreciate everyone who has been involved and taken the time to share their thoughts and views with us throughout this process. We are proud of these documents and we look forward to hearing from the public.” Both are posted at www.KawarthaConservation. com along with accompanying publications. Comments on both publications can be submitted until December 31, 2017. Comments can be emailed directly to Brett Tregunno at or mailed to 277 Kenrei Road, Lindsay, ON K9V 4R1. November 3, 2017 - The Kawartha Promoter



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On Monday, October 16, the new Mixed PROBUS Club of Fenelon Falls held its Founding Meeting. The start of the meeting was delayed because of the overwhelming number of people interested in joining. President Bob Pennock said, “The response exceeds our most optimistic projections, indicating the strong need for a social club such as PROBUS.” At final count, the paid membership was 227. Pennock said, “Unfortunately, due to the capacity of the Seniors Hall, we have had to cut off any further membership, and have started a waiting list.” Positive results came from the initial six Social Activities already in the planning stages, and guestspeakers have been arranged for the next few meetings. Anyone wanting to register for the waiting list should contact Bob Pennock at 705-887-2147.

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Three years ago, a small parcel was dropped off at Stan Potts’ condominium in Bobcaygeon. Stan had no idea who left the parcel, or what it was. Stan now had in his possession a 5-inch bronze medallion with an inscription that read, “He died for freedom and honour.” The name on the medallion was James Montgomery Wright. Stan’s mother’s maiden name was Wright, so he wanted to learn more. Stan discovered that the medallions were issued during and after World War I to all the mothers who lost children in combat. Stan Potts enlisted the assistance of an internet savvy friend to track the name, and unfortunately their search turned up little.

Stan then dropped the medallion off at our office and asked if we could assist him in discovering more about this mysterious veteran, James Montgomery Wright. Deb (our editor) passed the task off to me. The first thing I discovered was the name “James Wright” on the Cenotaph in Bobcaygeon. There were 28 men from North Verulam who gave their lives in World War I, and James was one of them. Then, through online resources, the rest of James’s life began to unfold. Sapper James M. Wright, service number 754977, was the son of James and Sarah Wright of Bobcaygeon.

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At the age of 39, he volunteered to go overseas with the 13th Canadian Light Railway Operating Company which was made up exclusively of skilled rail yard employees who worked for the Canadian National or Canadian Pacific Railroad. Mr. Wright left Montreal in 1917, and his unit was sent directly to France. Unfortunately the next time James Montgomery Wright’s name appears in the records is January 30, 1918, when he died from wounds in a hospital in Manchester, England. James was buried at the Manchester Southern Cemetery in Lancashire, England with 1,260 other men from all around the Commonwealth.

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The final piece of the puzzle fell into place when I researched Stan’s grandfather’s extended family tree and discovered that Stanley Bruce Wright was one of seven children including a brother named James Montgomery! James was Stan’s great uncle. Whoever dropped off that medallion to Stan Potts knew where it belonged. On this Remembrance Day we owe all those unknown or forgotten veterans their moment in the sun, to truly recognize the sacrifice that they made. It is the least that they deserve.


By Kirk Winter

Canadians have a long and rich military tradition. Since our inception in 1867, the Canadian Armed Forces have been serving, fighting, and dying both at home and abroad in one conflict after the next. Unlike the Russians, French and Americans who lionize their veterans, we have followed the British example of understated and respectful remembrance. There are a few things we should remember on this November 11 that will make Canadians thankful, proud and amazed. Despite two botched attempts at the draft in World War I and World War II, the Canadian military has overwhelmingly been staffed by volunteers. Canadians in droves have packed their local recruiting offices and

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willingly offered to serve. My father-in law and three great- uncles served all six years overseas, between 1939 and 1945, each and every one a volunteer. Young Canadian men and women today have consciously chosen to join the military. They believe that soldiering is an honorable profession, and one Canadians are known for doing well. No one has forced them to go, but yet they have gone out of a sense of duty. Canadian women went overseas in considerable numbers, and still do. Whether they served as nursing sisters, dispatch and ambulance drivers, mechanics, or clerical help, their continuing contribution to Canada’s military endeavours convinced the government of Robert Borden in 1917 to grant women the right to vote in that year. This first act of political equality was earned by the women who wore the uniform of the Canadian Armed Forces. First Nations people were not considered citizens of Canada or granted the right to vote until 1961. Add in the humiliation and horror faced at the residential schools, and you would expect very few to serve. But that has not been the case. Thousands of First Nations soldiers served in World War I, World War II and the Korean conflict, earning a disproportionately high number of medals and battlefield promotions. This November 11th, don’t feel inconvenienced when you “have to” stop for a full two minutes of silence. If you have the time, go out to your local Cenotaph or wreath-laying ceremony. Take a look




During the First World War, more than 3,000 Canadian women served as Nursing Sisters overseas. About 24 of these extraordinary and heroic young women called the Kawartha Lakes area home, but their stories have faded into the mists of history. You are invited to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Lindsay, on Sunday, November 12 at 7pm as these “Angels of Mercy” are remembered through an ecumenical service of dramatic readings, poetry, music, and meditation. A reception, with refreshments inspired by wartime recipes, will follow in the St. Paul’s parish hall.

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James McGeough of Lindsay sent a note to The Kawartha Promoter in July, along with a poem he’d written. I’ve held onto it for this special Remembrance Day issue. Thank you, James. I once roamed Flanders’ Field, a soldier Carried a rifle on my shoulder Now here lie for all to view To show our sacrifice for you. I may have enlisted early or late It really no difference makes We all had a very full plate But not one of us did hesitate. Now here in Ottawa, I lie in cement Thinking of those that came and went Recalling the mud, shells and water deep And all those who lie in eternal sleep. Think about what it means Picture in your mind a battle scene Think me not as an unknown soldier But all of our friends, who fought shoulder to shoulder. I can be in your mind anyone you wish Father, Brother, Mother, sister or loves missed Say a prayer as you pass by Remember who lies here and why. The day will come when things are tough And when you think you have it rough Think about the soldier who here he lies Thank him for dying for you and I.

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES Bobcayeon – Br. 239 Saturday, November 11 Parade steps off at 10:30 from the Branch, service begins at the Cenotaph at 11 am Wreath Presenters please assemble at the Lectern at 10:45 am Buckhorn Wednesday, November 8 Five legions participate at the new Cenotaph at the Buckhorn Community Centre at 2pm. Light refreshments follow. Coboconk - Br. 519 Saturday, November 11 Service at 11am at the Legion Fenelon Falls - Br. 238 Friday, November 10 - Candlelight Service Parade steps off from the locks at 7:30pm, service at the Cenotaph Saturday, November 11 Parade steps off from Sobey’s at 10:45am, service begins at the Cenotaph at 11am Lindsay - Sir Sam Hughes Br. 67 Saturday, November 11 Parade forms up at the Branch at 9:45am, steps off at 10am, service begins at the Cenotaph at 10:15am Woodville & District - Br. 184 Friday, November 10 – Kirkfield - Service at the Cenotaph begins 10:45am Saturday, November 11 – Woodville - Parade steps off at 10:30 from the Branch, service follows at the Branch. Kinmount - John McGrath Br. 441 Saturday, November 4 – Gelert Cemetery at 1pm Sunday, November 5 - Burnt River Cemetery at 9am Sunday, November 5 - Kinmount Cenotaph at 11am Saturday, November 11 - Kinmount Cenotaph at 11am Saturday, November 11 - Gooderham - Parade steps off at 2pm from the Post Office, service follows at the cemetery. Omemee - Harry Brown VC Br. 497 Saturday, November 11 Parade steps off from the Branch at 10:30 am, service at the Cenotaph 11am Port Perry Saturday, November 11 Gathering starts near Memorial Library at 10:30am followed by parade down Queen Street to Cenotaph for 11am ceremony.

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If you’ve never been to the Festival of Trees at Kawartha Settlers’ Village in Bobcaygeon, you have to make a point to visit this, their 20th, year.

The Festival of Trees is a four-day event where visitors stroll through Kawartha Settlers’ Village. In most of the buildings within the Village, you will find sponsored trees, wreaths, garlands, and gifts in-kind. These items are available for you to take home, either by winning the silent auction or raffle draw. Tickets for raffle prizes are available for purchase in most of the houses/buildings. Tickets are $5 for 6 tickets. If you’re going to buy tickets, here’s a tip: Bring preprinted mailing labels to avoid having to fill in each raffle ticket. Of course, Santa will be there over the weekend so your children can put in their special requests. There’s also Santa’s Secret Shoppe where the kids can purchase gifts for family members. The Festival of Trees runs Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10 from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday, November 11 from noon to 9pm and Sunday, November 12 from 11am to 3:30pm. A weekend pass for adults is only $10 while children aged 12 and under are admitted free.

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Since 2007, JA-PLM has been offering Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurial and Workplace Readiness education to students in an area that stretches from the Grey-Bruce Peninsula to the Quebec border. We have many dedicated partners and investors within our communities who help us with program delivery to children and youth. Kawartha Lakes is part of the Peterborough, Lakeland and Muskoka charter of Junior Achievement Canada. One of our main focuses in the Kawartha Lakes is delivering our “day program.” This program focuses on teaching students our three pillars: financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills. Junior Achievement relies on the generosity and support of the communities that we run in, as we are a donation and volunteer-based non-profit. If you are interested in learning more about Junior Achievement, volunteering, donating or signing up a class please head to our website or contact your local program coordinator: Tasha Bullock or 705-934-0434.

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The ornament will have the name of your loved one attached, and will be placed on our Community Memorial Christmas Tree, located in the funeral home, from November 22 to December 15. A dedication of our tree will take place on Friday, December 15th at 7:00 pm. We invite you to join us for refreshments, and time of reflection led by Funeral Celebrant Caroline Fenelius-Carpenter. You will then be able to pick up your ornament, or we can arrange delivery. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Women's Resources - Amy's Next Step Housing in Fenelon Falls, to assist them in upgrading their facility. Drop into the funeral home 8 Princes’ St. West, November 15th to December 8th, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm to order your personalized ornament, or call 705-887-3130 or 1-866-453-9277 24

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Maryboro Lodge is proud to present Fenelon Falls: A Walk Through Time, a play written and directed by the Fenelon Falls Secondary School senior drama class. The performance takes place on Monday, November 6 at 12 noon. Fenelon Falls: A Walk Through Time, showcases the rich and interesting history of Fenelon Falls, and the invigorating characters who once lived there. The walk-through performance will incorporate the majority of the rooms in the Maryboro Lodge museum, in order to truly bring the history to life. Guests will be escorted through the museum and will see a number of characters and scenes specific to our local history. The senior drama class has developed the show in collaboration with the museum’s staff and local historians. Students have been learning about our local history through regular museum visits, and research in the community. This play will appeal to all ages and everyone is welcome to attend. There is no admission fee; however, a donation to the museum is appreciated.


Officers from the City of Kawartha Lakes detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating thefts from unlocked vehicles in Omemee and a break, enter and theft from the Emily Cemetery. Six thefts from unlocked vehicles and a break and enter to the Emily Cemetery shed were reported to police on Tuesday October 24 - all the thefts occurred overnight. Stolen from the unlocked vehicles was money (mostly loose change), GPS units, and cell phones. Stolen from the cemetery were yard maintenance tools including a Stihl chain saw, Stihl grass trimmer, Stihl Auger and a leaf blower. Police are reminding the public to lock their vehicles in order to deter thieves. Anyone having information on these crimes or any others is asked to contact the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by going to www.khcs. ca and submitting an anonymous tip online.

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With Christmas less than 2 months away (say it ain’t so), it’s time to think about unique gifts for those on your list. The 28th Annual Autumn Treasures Fine Artisan Show & Sale is the perfect place for some retail therapy, too. The show, that runs from November 10 to 12, features pottery, painting, woodworking, clothing designers, candles, jewellery and so much more from some of the best artisans in the province. The location this year is the Parkway Banquet Hall at 1135 Lansdowne Street West (beside Mark’s Work Warehouse). Show hours are Friday from 4pm to 9pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Admission is $5 per person. You can find out more at

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The Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (KLSBEC) Starter Company Program exceeded expectations resulting in the launch and expansion of 62 businesses and the creation of 133 new jobs in Kawartha Lakes between April 2014 and March 2017. “Entrepreneurs and small businesses are a critical part of the Kawartha Lakes economy. We were thrilled to be able to offer a training and grant program in our community,” said Diane Steven, Manager of KLSBEC. “The Starter Company Program had a significant economic impact of more than $1.3 million in Kawartha Lakes.” The Starter Company program was funded by the Province of Ontario and provided business training

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management and are working towards becoming a “smart factory”-- inclusive of deploying robots on the production floor. Ruralwave of Little Britain claimed second prize. Transitioning into the world of fibre infrastructure much like they did with wireless technology over a decade ago, Ruralwave is successfully converting and winning new customers with a combination of intelligent purchasing practices, hands-on do-itthemselves-construction and the latest in Internet fibre technology for home or business uses. Lindsay’s Carma Industries walked off with third prize. Seizing on what they have defined as “the next market opportunity”, CARMA Industries is now providing a Heating and Cooling Monitoring System by repurposing a proven technology in a new way; which allows for the efficient and effective monitoring of heating and air cooling use by individual tenants or businesses in multi-unit residential and commercial structures.

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Looking for some decorating ideas to make your home festival for the holidays? Look no further than the 7th Annual Holiday Home Tour in Buckhorn on Sunday, November 26. From 11am to 4pm, take a tour of five beautiful homes, all decorated for the Christmas season. Four of the homes are lakefront properties, including this year’s Princess Margaret Lottery home. Each home is unique is style, from contemporary designs to nautical and country cottage. Limited tickets are on sale for only $20 each and includes the tour of five homes, complementary Tea Room at the BCC with homemade goodies and admittance to the BCC’s Festival of Trees. Tickets are on sale at The Buckhorn Community Centre (705-657-8833); Griffin’s Greenhouse (705652-8638) or the Buckhorn Welcome Centre (705657-3288). To avoid disappointment, book your tickets early. Proceeds from the event go to support the BCC.

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By Deb Crossen

The elves of the Yellow Ribbon Campaign are hard at work to make Christmas a little brighter for our Canadian soldiers deployed overseas. Darlene Loucks, the organizer of the Yellow Ribbon Campaign told me that several of them will spend Christmas overseas but will be home in January, then a new group will deploy. She is hoping to send some Christmas goodies to a Doctor and

medics in Romania, as well as the “guys and gals” in Latvia, Kuwait and Iraq. Donations of fun food are welcome, including cookies, candies, tea, snack bars, licorice. Chocolate isn’t a good idea because it can melt while waiting for delivery! You can also donate money, so Darlene can go shopping and get specific items requested by the soldiers. To make the gifts extra special, send along a personal Christmas Card! You can drop off your donations here at The Kawartha Promoter and I’ll make sure Darlene gets it. The









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The Diners Card was first launched in the early 1990’s as a fundraising project of the Women’s Guild of the Academy Theatre. Many former members of the Guild are still involved on the organizing committee and personally sell Diners Cards in the month of November to family, friends and fellow employees. Twenty-five years later, the popular Diner Cards still remain a major fundraiser for the Academy Theatre – thanks to the generosity of the supporting area restaurants, many of whom have supported the project for over 20 years. The reason for the Diners Cards’ continuing popularity is obvious. The $25 Diners Cards feature over $300 in savings which are offered collectively by the 25 supporting area restaurants in Lindsay, Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon. Each new edition of the Diners Card is eagerly welcomed by area restaurant patrons who enjoy going to new restaurants as well as continuing to frequent their favourite ones. Offers on the Diners Card are valid from January 1 to November 30. The Diners Cards have also proven to be a popular gift item for Christmas gifts, birthdays, anniversaries, and for prizes at staff Christmas parties. The 2018 Diners Cards are now available at the Academy Theatre Box Office at 2 Lindsay St. South in Lindsay or by phone at 705-324-9111. Quantities are limited and are sold on a first-come basis.

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


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TENDER CALL Request for Quote for the Provisions of Maintenance Contract for Snow Removal To be supplied to Canada Post Corporation 15 Market St. Fenelon Falls, ON K0M 1N0 Snow Removal Contact Brenda Madill at 705-887-2140 Release date: Friday, November 3, 2017 Closing date: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 2:00pm. Contract will run from December 2017 - May 2018

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Passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital with family by her side on Friday October 20, 2017. Lorraine Toms of Bobcaygeon in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Art Toms (d. 2002). Will be loved and remembered by her children Kenneth (Anne), and Steve (Deborah). Beloved grandma to Nicole (Keith), Stephanie (Matt), Melanie (Ken), Heather (Clayton), Michael (Stephanie), Candice (Nick), Christopher (Kylee), Bill (Sonja), and Andrew (Shaunna). Lorraine will also be remembered by her 11 great grandchildren. Lorraine was also predeceased by her son Craig. Survived by her brother Gord, and predeceased by brothers Bert, Ernie and Bill. A visitation took place October 24, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, MONK CHAPEL. A funeral service took place on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the funeral home. Following the service a reception was held at the fellowship room of the funeral home. The family would also like to express their appreciation for the excellent care received by Doctors and Nurses at Ross Memorial Hospital. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Bobcaygeon Seniors Citizens Club. Friends may send condolences or make donations by contacting the funeral home at www. or by calling 705-738-3222.

Local Events This section is only for Local Charitable Events. We do provide Not-for-profit rates for more in-depth advertising Adult Day Programs - Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls , Little Britain, Lindsay & Omemee. Community Care - Call 705324-7323 NOV 3 - Bobcaygeon Seniors’ Centre Mini Bucks Euchre $5, 7pm. Non-members are welcome NOV 3, 10, 17 & 24, - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs, Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre. Pre-booked appointments. 705-879-4100. NOV 5 - Kirkfield Museum Remembrance Service 2:30 p.m. 705-438-5454 NOV 7 - free blood pressure monitoring, Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre, 10:30a.m.-1p.m. No appointment necessary. NOV 7, 14, 16, 21 & 28 - Diners Club seniors luncheon, 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. 705-324-7323 to reserve. NOV 8, 17, 24 & 27 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs. 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Pre-booked appointments required. 705-879-4100. NOV 10 - Royal Canadain Legion Fenelon Falls, Tribute to Veterans. Meet at locks 7pm. Parade 7:30pm. Sponsor a candle $6 Candles available at Legion 705-887-3041 NOV 11 - Bobcaygeon Seniors’ Centre Mini Bucks Bid Euchre. $5. 6:30pm. Non-Members are welcome. NOV 12 - Mr. Larry Cotton to discus his recently published book on the Trent Severn Waterway from the time of first settlers till WWl. 2p.m. Kirkfield Museuem. By donation NOV 16 - Circle of Hope for the Bereaved - support group for those who have recently lost a loved one. 2 Kent St. W., Lindsay. noon - 1:30 p.m. 705-879-4123 to register. NOV 14 - Caregiver Support Group for people caring for frail older adults or adults with disabilities or chronic conditions. (Fenelon Falls United Church, 1:30 - 3:30p.m. No charge. Call 705-324-7323 for more info. NOV 14 - Bobcaygeon Seniors’ Centre Big Bucks Bid Euchre, noon. $10 (lunch included) Non-Members welcome. Call Carol: 705-793-1096 NOV 15 - free blood pressure monitoring service, Royal Canadian Legion, Bobcaygeon, 10-11:30a.m. No appointment necessary. NOV 15 - monthly Diners Club seniors luncheon, Royal Canadian Legion, Bobcaygeon, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. NOV 16 - Diners Club seniors luncheon. 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. NOV 16 & 23 - Basic foot care services for seniors and people with special needs. 1027 Portage Rd., Kirkfield. Pre-booked appointments. 705-879-4100 NOV 18 - Craft & Bake sale. Ladies Aux. Br239 8am-2pm NOV 19 - Bolsover Church, concert by the “Reflections. Call Shirely 705-328-6543. 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 - Bolsover Seniors Euchre 1p.m., Bolsover Community Centre, Bolsover Rd & hwy 48. $3. Info 705426-9053 2nd MON - Lindsay Creative Quilters’ Guild Meetings 35 Lindsay Street N, Lindsay 1–3:30pm 1st TUES - Dunsford Seniors Club Pot Luck, noon; 1:30 pm for Euchre. 1st TUES- Free clinics are now at the Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. No appointments are needed.

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Peterborough Public Health has released its annual Limited Incomes: A Recipe for Food Insecurity report. This year’s report shows Peterborough’s most vulnerable residents continue to suffer from an inability to eat nutritiously due to the cost and affordability of healthy eating and housing. “It is distressing to see the health of thousands of local residents compromised because social assistance programs and minimum wage don’t provide enough income to afford nutritious foods,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “It’s well known that when people are able to afford a healthy diet it not only improves their overall quality of life and their children’s lives, but also reduces further strain on the health system. With 16.5% of our local households experiencing food insecurity, this is a public health crisis that requires the urgent attention and cooperation of all levels of government.” While the report notes local food prices have increased by 14% over the past five years, the main issue for residents is not the cost of food, but that their incomes are too low. For example, after paying for his shelter costs, a single man receiving Ontario Works benefits would experience a monthly deficit of $198 if he spent the $301 each month required for a nutritious diet not including other basic necessities such as clothing, transportation and medical costs. The root cause of food insecurity and poverty is a lack of sufficient income. “Programs such as food banks, community meal programs and emergency food access programs provide short-term relief to those who are in need,” stated Dr. Salvaterra. “These short-term strategies are not enough and instead, we need to consider broader and longer-term strategies that addresses poverty such as Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot.”

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Just because the approaching winter means that the weather becomes challenging, local residents still have opportunities to take part in fitness programs that will help keep them healthy. The popular Walk in the Halls (Get WITH It!) program has returned for a fifth year, and is available free of charge twice weekly in Lindsay. Walk in the Halls is a supervised indoor walking program presented by the Community Care Health & Care Network and the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team. The program is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm at Lindsay Collegiate (260 Kent St. W.). The program offers anyone interested in staying active during winter months the chance to walk in a safe, warm setting. The sessions begin Nov. 7 and will run through to the end of April (excluding school holidays). “Cardiovascular disease is the Number One cause of death in Canada, and walking is a beneficial way to stay active and can be done safety in the winter when our school space is provided,” says Community Care Health Promoter Jordan Prosper. He points out that since the program began in 2013, more than 450 different participants have taken more than 13 million steps – the equivalent of walking from Lindsay to Calgary, and back. Organizers provide marked routes to take through the school halls and supervisors are on hand. For further information about the Walk in the Halls program, contact Community Care Health Promoter Jordan Prosper at 705-324-7323 ext 301, or visit the agency website (


As part of the province’s recent announcement for an increase in hospital funding, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre will be among those opening new beds. There will be eight new beds at RMH, while PRHC is set to add 20 new beds. “Our government is taking action to ensure people across Ontario have access to the care they need, when and where they need it. By investing in hospitals, community care and home care, we are reducing wait times and improving access to health care services across our health system’s entire continuum of care,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and LongTerm Care. The announcement comes as many hospitals are already bursting at the seams and preparing for an annual increase in demand due to the approaching flu season. The measures will cost about $140 million. This investment includes $100 million for hospitals to address increased demands for care, and $40 million for post-hospital and preventative care at home.


By Pamela VanMeer, Kawartha411

Letters have recently been sent to all municipalities in Ontario to share the next steps for establishing

retail stores once recreational pot becomes legal. The process will be led by the LCBO, working closely with the government and local communities. “It is critical that in establishing a new, legal retail system for cannabis we protect our youth and combat the illegal market,” said Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance. “Municipalities are essential partners in our efforts to distribute cannabis across the province. As we move forward with retail implementation, officials from the Ministry of Finance and the LCBO will meet with municipalities that have been identified for potential sites to discuss concerns and next steps in this initiative.” In September, the province announced a framework to govern the lawful use and retail distribution of cannabis as a carefully controlled substance. This framework includes the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) overseeing retail sales through new stand-alone stores and online ordering. The province says two primary considerations will be used to guide the identification of municipalities where stores will be located: • To achieve geographic distribution of stores across the province • To reduce the number of illegal stores, including dispensaries, currently in operation Once a prospective store site has been identified by the LCBO, a notice will be posted online and at the location to let the public know that a space has been selected for a proposed storefront. Before any decisions are made, there will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed location. Under the proposed approach, approximately 150 standalone stores will be opened by 2020. Online distribution will also be available to service all regions of the province.

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