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Sun Rise over lake through trees

History and Adventure on Pigeon Lake

History and Adventure on Pigeon Lake

Pigeon Lake is on the Trent Severn Waterway, right in the heart of Cottage Country, within the City of Kawartha Lakes and just west of the County of Peterborough.  A large lake, covering 13,200 acres, Pigeon Lake is known for excellent bass, walleye and muskellunge fishing. Pigeon Lake is quite shallow with an average depth

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stoney lake steamer

A History of Lockside Trading

The History of Lockside Trading Company in Young’s Point began in 1987 with the purchase of the historic Young’s family homestead who founded the community of Young’s Point, Ontario (built in the 1850’s). The Building was originally the lockmasters house at Lock 27 on the Trent Severn Waterway, and the home of the Stoney Lake

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black and white of the Edersee dam

Those Were The Days “Recognizing Our Heroes”

I have written in previous columns the many times I sat with my Dad at the kitchen table perusing news of the war. It was 1944 and I was creeping up on my tenth birthday, D Day was blazing across the headlines and Dad patiently explained the highs and lows of  WWII, the victories, the

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Those Were The Days

“Our Walk Through History” I always enjoyed studying history but when I became a small part involved within that history, the past took on a whole new meaning. My wife and I were born and raised in Windsor, Ontario in areas west and east respectively of the city, both areas steeped in history. My wife

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Those Were The Days “Good Times, Bad Times”

For the past thirty years I have been fortunate to be given the privilege and opportunity to write some of my memories for various newspapers. Since I was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, many of my most vivid recollections come from my experiences in that city. I was eleven years old when World War

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Front of the Hutchison House

180 Years of History at Hutchison House Museum

Hutchison House Museum is one of Peterborough’s treasured historic landmarks filled with an old-world charm that is sure to delight visitors of all ages. Step back in time to learn about the history of the area beginning in the early 1800s. During the summer months visitors enjoy Scottish Tea on the garden terrace and tours

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outside of Peterborough Museum

1967 in Peterborough Ontario

The year was 1967 and the country was gripped in centennial fever.  Across the country, communities unveiled a wide variety of legacy projects, undertaken to celebrate our nation’s heritage.  The Peterborough area saw three exciting projects constructed:  in Peterborough’s Little Lake, the newly-built Centennial Fountain pumped water to a staggering 250 ft height when it

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Burleigh Falls

Centuries of Character at Burleigh Falls

Nature can create marvels that introduce a dreamy feeling of wonder for some and leave others in complete awe. There is a magnificent and powerful geological feature in cottage country: Burleigh Falls. Known for its picturesque views Burleigh Falls is visited by thousands of motorists every year to admire the impressive scene and take photos.

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