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Snow Removal Etiquette: Are You A Good Neighbour?

Snow Removal Etiquette: Are You A Good Neighbour?

With the first big snowfall behind us, many residents have already dusted off their shovels, scoops and snow blowers.  While the City clears municipal roads and sidewalks, city residents still bear the weight of clearing private property.  Here are some tips to help you be safe and effective: Be prepared: Citizens should ensure you are

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Snow Sculpting Tips

Family FrostFest February 18, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lock 32 Swing Bridge Park, Bobcaygeon By February, Canadians can be forgiven for beginning to run out of ideas to make it through the winter in fine, optimistic True North Strong & Free style. But wait – your front yard needs a little embellishing and that’s

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shaving cream snowman

Snow Paint

Sparkles; that one word causes enormous joy in most kids. Add the word paint, and the fact that this is a super-fast craft to prepare, and it’s a win. To make this beautiful fluffy snow paint you will need 3 ingredients: white glue, shaving cream (the white fluffy stuff; I like unscented), and glitter or

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What You Need To Know About Winter Tires

Winter tires help provide enhanced traction in some of the most severe weather conditions including ice, slush, freezing rain and snow. Tread Compound & Design: Most winter tires feature specialized tread compounds and advanced tread designs that help provide superior traction and shorter stopping distance, they also provide improved braking performance. Road Conditions: In addition

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Unique Cottage Christmas Memories

With Christmas and snowflakes quickly becoming a reality, unique Cottage Christmas memories can be made with a little planning ahead to ensure everyone is cozy, has enough to eat, and the presents and stockings are all packed and manageable. Having a family Christmas at the cottage is many people’s dream.  However, the cottage’s location will

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Flood Warnings for Region

A Flood Watch is currently in effect for the geographical region of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA).  The April 4 warning was renewed on April 7 with warnings of road flooding.  It was further extended on April 11 with projected temperatures above 10 degrees Celsius for the next five days. Drivers should use extra

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Douro-Dummer Beaver

Early Spring Meltdown

Ice on Kawartha lakes continues to be very thick, but the Spring melt is definitely in progress. The Beaver, who stays in its protected lodge for winter,  has come out again to resume its work.  Above the thick ice on the lakes it now looks like open water in many places but it could be

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Wally and friend by the sea

Where is Wally Hiding?

Winter has returned to Peterborough and the Kawarthas with full fury and extreme cold followed by more snow.  Our local groundhog, Warsaw Wally,  who declared victory with an early Spring two weeks ago is nowhere to be found.  People of Peterborough and the Kawarthas, along with most of the population of the Earth’s northern hemisphere,

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