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Mature Living

Veteran's Dinner

The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour took place over the weekend.

Lakefield Legion hosts annual Veteran's Dinner.

Meet our new columnist Terri Williams.

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Terry McQuitty

Last week saw two all-candidates meetings in the region. The Selwyn meeting was held on Wedneday at the Bridgenorth United Church and was hosted by the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, The Bridgenorth Business Association and the Lakefield Herald. The Douro Dummer All-candidates meeting as held at the Douro Community Centre and hosted by The Dummer News and the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.  Pictured above from l-r: George Giarratana, Karl Moher, Marc Trudeau and Tom Watt. Go here for more photos.


Douro-Dummer All Candidates Meeting

by Terry Gillis


October 11) a second  Douro-Dummer All Candidates Meeting,  hosted by the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and the Dummer News, was held.

Approximately two hundred people filled the Wellington Room at the Douro Community Centre to evaluate and engage with their Municipal Candidates. Acclaimed mayor J. Murray Jones and Dummer Ward councillor Shelah Lansmann were in attendance but did not provide statements nor answer questions during the meeting.


John Good, from the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, served as moderator for the evening. Before introducing the candidates, Good discussed his observations which he said were that community means different things to different people, but that everyone can agree that everyone wants to make “the place they call home” the very best that it can be. With that said, John discussed the platform the meeting was to follow then introduced the candidates.


Before turning the floor over to the six candidates, acclaimed Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board trustee Diane Lloyd and Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board Peterborough County trustee Emmanuel Pinto  gave a very brief outline of what their focus will be for the next four years.




Selwyn Township All Candidates Meeting

by Terry Gillis


There was a full house (approximately 250 people) at the Bridgenorth United Church Community Hall on Wednesday night as Selwyn residents gathered for the Municipal All Candidates Meeting which was sponsored by the Bridgenorth Business Association, the Lakefield Herald and the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.


Moderator John Boyko invited the acclaimed candidates; Smith Councillor Gerry Herron, Lakefield Councillor Anita Locke, and Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis to speak for 30 seconds on what their top priority for the coming term will be, before the question and answer period began.


Public School Board Trustee Diane Lloyd and Separate School Board Trustee Emmanuel Pinto were also given 30 seconds to address the crowd.



In this week's print edition



Donwood parks to get some TLC

Introducing Dr. David W. Hurst, Family Practitioner

Chris Bradley leavers Peterborough County

Investigating emergency scam in Selwyn

Municipalities deal with cannabis confusion

Off-road vehicle driver charged with numerous offences

Provincial Firefighter Certification Regulation repealed

KLSA host fall meeting

Finalists revealed for Chamber Business Awards of Excellence

Apple Day

Chiefs' winning streak ends

Fall fashion show fundraiser

Smith recognized as Paul Harris Fellow

Dinner Theatre returns to Buckhorn

Douro-Dummer's second All Candidates Meeting

Selwyn Township All Candidates Meeting

Hunt safe, hunt smart, hunt sober

Attention moose hunters: know the difference between calves, yealings and cows

Why is housing important?

Liftlock Bands

Hannah Darling retires from rugby

Selwyn get Bee City Certificate


Special Feature/s:


HoSpecial Feature/s:

Gear Up for Winter-

Prevent vehicle breakdowns with battery care

Safety measures for winter drivers


Regular Columns and Features:


Editorial by Terry McQuitty

Reflections by Terry Gillis

Bird Column by Rachel Lancashire

Mature Living by Terri Williams Kinghorn

Book Review by Barry Mutter

@yourlibrary by Kacie Gardiner

Story Time at the Buckhorn Library

Golden Years Club Update






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Introducing Dr. David W. Hurst, Family Practitioner

by Terry Gillis


September was a busy month for health care in Lakefield. In addition to the launch of the Peterborough Family Heath Team (PFHT) Clinic on Tuesday, September 11 at the Morton Community Healthcare Centre ,150 Strickland Street, a new doctor quietly moved in to the neighbourhood.


Dr. David W. Hurst quietly opened a new family practice at the Healthcare Centre. The new doctor took up residence on September 1, 2018. .


Doctor Hurst said, via email, that he had been a family doctor for many years in Peterborough, and in 2007 he accepted an offer from the Queen’s University School of Medicine to become a Professor and teach medical students in Kingston.


For the next ten years he looked after a large family practice as part of the Kingston Family Health Team, at the Centennial Family Physicians site.

As many readers are aware, getting doctors to rural communities can be a challenge. However, Dr. Hurst said that this past spring a position become available at the Morton Community Healthcare Centre, and he and his wife Kathleen decided this would be a great opportunity to move back closer to their children and grandchildren.


Dr. Hurst  said that he is very happy to be back in this beautiful area, and is very thankful for the warm welcome that he has received.  He is very impressed by the Morton Community Healthcare Centre and the people that work there.  He is also very thankful for his receptionist Merisa Bateman and full time nurse Jann Swan, both of Peterborough




Unheralded the documentary

"Unheralded" chronicles a week in the life of "The Lakefield Herald", a local newspaper published in Lakefield, Ontario. Whether writing about dog shows and 100th birthdays, or telling stories of citizen opposition and community loss - local news reporters have a difficult job, especially when the readers are their neighbours. "Unheralded" is an NFB-TVO Calling Card production.