Taxing Times But Only Temporary?!

March and April are months when Canadians prepare their federal income tax returns. While “death and taxes” may be inevitable,

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Snowshoes & Snowshoeing

When I was growing up in rural Hamilton Township on the south shore of Rice Lake, winter was a season

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Peterborough Welcomes a Prince

Saturday, 8 September 1860 was a very memorable date in Peterborough’s young existence: it was the day royalty came to

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A Century of the Trent-Severn Waterway

The year 2020 marks one hundred years since the Trent-Severn Waterway was completed. On the morning of 23 June 1920,

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Off to the Cottage, in the Past

Tourism has been a part of life in the Kawarthas since the 1800s. Perhaps the area’s first tourists were Royal

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Lumbering in the Kawarthas

Lumbering was one of the earliest commercial activities in the Peterborough region. The area had a plentiful supply of first-growth

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What’s with the February Groundhog?

Every 2nd of February, various North American media outlets cover “Groundhog Day” in their communities. Ceremonies usually consist of costumed

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Steamboats Arrive in the Kawarthas

American engineer Robert Fulton (1765-1815) is credited with creating the first commercially-viable steamboat in 1807. Early steamboats, using either side-

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