Few outdoor activities are more quintessentially Canadian than canoeing. Canoes, in their many shapes and forms, are older than Canada itself.
There are three very different kinds of craft that are associated with canoeing in Canada. There is the bark covered canoe of the First Nations peoples, later shared with early explorers, fur traders, lumbermen and settlers. Then there is the skin covered kayak of Canada’s Inuit peoples, its covered hull much more protective of the paddler while plying the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. Last there are the massive dugout canoes almost exclusively used by the First Nations peoples of Canada west coast that were capable of long distance ocean travel.
With the arrival of the nice weather it is time for the residents of Kawartha Lakes to go outside and get active.
One of the easiest ways to get active for those of all ages is bicycling, and Canada has had a long love affair with bicycling since the two-wheeler arrived in Montreal in 1868. Albert Lane brought the first bicycle to Canada, and that lone bicycle would soon be followed by thousands of others, largely manufactured in the United Kingdom.
At the June 4 meeting of 100 Men Kawartha Lakes difficult decisions had to be made by the members present regarding what charity to sponsor.
Most Ontarians have a close and very important relationship with their family doctor. If you are lucky enough to have a primary care physician in some isolated parts of Ontario you consider yourself indeed fortunate. If you are without a family doctor, that can be a significant cause for stress and worry.
Hope Lee, Manager of Housing for CKL, shared two reports with Council that detailed clearly the current crisis that exists regarding access to affordable housing within the City.
Penny Barton Dyke, the executive Director of the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes, and Mike Soehner, from Crayola Canada, presented to Council on March 19 their joint plan to combat hunger in CKL.
Dianne Lister, Chair of the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council, and Susan Taylor, Executive Director of the Kawartha Lakes Art Gallery, made a joint deputation to the Council on March 19 calling for preliminary action on a Cultural Centre Hub for CKL.
One Hundred Caring Women arrived in CKL only three years ago, and in that short time has donated tens of thousands of dollars to deserving charities right across the City.
In a wide ranging end of the year interview with the Promoter on December 14, City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor, Andy Letham, addressed the question that is still on many consumers’ minds: the identity of the anchor tenant for the new retail space proposed fronting Highway 35 at Colborne Street in Lindsay.
On December 10, 2018 Mayor Andy Letham of the City of Kawartha Lakes had a forty five minute meeting with Premier Doug Ford where areas of shared interest were discussed.
City of Kawartha Lakes CAO Ron Taylor and Senior Licensing Officer Alix Scarr shared a detailed presentation on the rules and regulations governing retail cannabis sales locations in the province of Ontario for Council consideration.
Over the last month, I have been taken aside by a number of locals who want to share with me something they “know” about one of the candidates for Mayor. I assume they are sharing this “inside information” with me in the hope that I will write a story validating their uninformed speculations as truth.
The voters in the City of Kawartha Lakes have four options for Mayor when they make their mark next month. Andy Letham, profiled in a previous article, is running for re-election, and is being challenged by Peter Weygang, Gord James, and Brian Junkin.