Encouraging a New Generation of Beekeepers

Encouraging a New Generation of Beekeepers
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The Kawartha Junior Beekeepers Program was established in 2017 and is a hands-on program for children aged 8 to 12 years who are interested in learning about beekeeping. The program follows the beekeepers’ year – from equipment preparation to honey harvesting.  Each month, from February to October, the students learn… Continue reading

Public Input Sought to Address Waste Management Challenges

Public Input Sought to Address Waste Management Challenges
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According to County records, Cavan Monaghan has the dubious record of being the largest garbage generator per capita in the County, creating more than 237 kg per capita in the first nine months, compared to an average rate of 138 kg per capita across the County. Despite some recent initiatives,… Continue reading

Freshly-Minted Law Professional Opens her Doors for Business

Freshly-Minted Law Professional Opens her Doors for Business
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Switching careers is commonplace these days, as the changing economy creates new employment opportunities almost as quickly as it eliminates others.  When Janet Heeringa and her brother Richard decided it was time to leave the dairy industry, few would have anticipated Janet’s next career move- becoming a Paralegal. Both siblings… Continue reading

Start the New Year with a New Activity at Your Library

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Welcome 2019! If your New Year’s resolution was to pick up a new skill or hobby we have you covered! Come and brave the cold and connect with the community, plus we have lots to keep cabin fever at bay. For our little patrons we have storytime available every Thursday… Continue reading

Preliminary Budget Proposes a 2.5% Municipal Rate Hike

Preliminary Budget Proposes a 2.5% Municipal Rate Hike
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Council started their new term in office with a review of the township’s financial situation during a day-long meeting last month, where Director of Finance Kimberley Pope presented a preliminary draft of current budget. In her initial draft, Ms. Pope indicated a rise in the municipality’s Operating budget of 5.8… Continue reading

Kawartha Downs Reopens

Kawartha Downs Reopens
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After a two-month closure, Kawartha Downs re-opened in time for Christmas with 150 slot machines and 21 racing dates for the 2019 Harness Racing Schedule. This was no small achievement with staff, management and the operator working around the clock to make this happen.  Current operating hours are noon to… Continue reading