Waste Management Contract Renewal Proposals More Than Double Current Rates

The current curbside waste collection contract with Withers Waste Management expires this week.  A tender for a three year contract for services was posted in late June to seek service providers, with a closing date in July.  When the tenders were opened on July 19th, only two bids were received,… Continue reading

Two Local Families to be Inducted into the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame

After a two year hiatus, the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame will celebrate the 2022 additions to their Wall of Fame in person this month. Two couples are among residents being honoured for their contribution to the local agriculture/agri-food industry:  Dr. Bill and Mary Belch of North Monaghan, and… Continue reading

Marketing Ideas Earn Jeremy Poulin Compliments and Cash for Red Mill Syrup

Anyone following local social media channels will have seen this face before.  A tireless promotor of the Poulin family business, Red Mill Maple Syrup, Jeremy has become the face of the brand: a youthful image to invigorate a traditional product. Syrup production has been in the family for generations.  Jeremy’s… Continue reading

Stories in Stone: An Exhibition of Zimbabwean Stone Sculpture

By Fran Fearnley “We negotiated our way through the last two pandemic years” says Fran Fearnley owner of ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery, “but we very much missed not having a visiting artist from Zimbabwe. We are thrilled that Tapiwa Mapuranga, who has been waiting patiently for the past two years,… Continue reading

Horses are Patient Therapists at Harmony Farms Rice Lake

  During her work as a Personal Service Worker, Krystyna Nelson has seen firsthand the physical and mental debilitation that chronic ailments have on daily life.    During time spent with her clients, she saw them feel supported, even finding ways to laugh.  When her scheduled time was up, she often… Continue reading

Kawartha Downs Gears up for an Action-Packed Weekend

  Kawartha Downs continues to ramp up its summer entertainment offerings, with the next event scheduled for August 5th.  General Admission is free for the Agricultural Day, and gates open at 3pm.  Antique tractors will be on display, and other attractions include a lamb and rabbit show hosted by the… Continue reading

Stargazing- The last of the Summer Fireballs

By Dennis Vanderspek For anyone involved in public education, August is a strange month. The weather is still warm, flowers are blooming, and summer’s unrelenting cacophony of lawnmowers, chainsaws, and assorted internal-combustion engines continues unabated. One might not even notice the shortening days or the crickets warming up in the… Continue reading

Meghan Murphy Takes on Many Roles to Tell True Tales

Meghan Murphy is compulsively curious.  This has served her well. She is a capable broadcaster, documentary filmmaker, actor, writer and public speaker.  Work in the arts usually comes in the form of gigs- temporary, diverse, sometimes sporadic.  Asked if her diversity of experience is the result of choice or necessity,… Continue reading