Where are they now?  Julie Olsen-Horton’s Great Slave Lake Adventure

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Growing up on Tapley ¼ Line, Julie always loved the outdoors, and was never squeamish about the creatures inhabiting their generous property.  After high school, she decided to develop her interests in a two year Ecosystems Management Technologist program at the Lindsay campus of Fleming College.  After some contract positions … Continue reading

A New Generation of Farmers Investing in the Future at Alona Farms

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  A few years ago, Cathy and Rick Carl moved from Cathy’s parents’ home farm on Zion Line to allow their daughter Melissa, her husband Mike Harrigan and their growing family to take their turn in the home that has been in Cathy’s family for generations.  Originally owned by her … Continue reading

Lots at Stake at Kawartha Downs

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Behind last week’s theatrics at Queen’s Park between MPPs Jeff Leal and Laurie Scott over the number of races permitted for Kawartha Downs in 2018 lie serious questions about the future of this location.  Last May, Skip Ambrose, who owns the corporation that controls the property, watched his firm be … Continue reading

This Month at Your Libraries

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Storytime continues at 10 am on Thursdays at the Bruce Johnson branch and on Fridays at the Millbrook branch with Margaret Nielson-Roberts filling in for Lindsay Molloy for the next two months.   Whether your child can sit for 30 seconds or 30 minutes, everyone is welcome! On Tuesday, November 7th … Continue reading

Council Column – November

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  Last Saturday, we attended the Millbrook BIA’s Millbrook, the Valley of Volunteers Cocktail Party. It was a great evening with friends old and new brought together by their recognition that it is up to all of us to make our community thrive. Whether we do it grudgingly or with … Continue reading

Power to the People: Mount Pleasant Residents Get 4-Way Stop

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A delegation of residents attended the Peterborough County Council last month to make their case for the installation of a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of County Rd. 10 and County Rd. 9, also known as Mount Pleasant Rd.  Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute member JoEllen Brydon made an impassioned … Continue reading

Nexicom’s New Owner has Big Plans for Increased Connectivity

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  Very early on, Clayton Zekelman knew he was headed for a career in telecommunications.  He liked to tinker with phone equipment, taking it apart and then reassembling it.  The process was fun because when he was finished the item still worked and there were no parts left over. At … Continue reading

Ontario Math Strategy 2.0

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  At the end of the summer, Ontario’s public school system received its own report card reflecting the results of students’ performance in the provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) tests administered earlier this year.  Since 1996, these standardized tests have been administered to Ontario students in Grades 3, … Continue reading