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  • 5 Jul 2019 12:28 PM | Anonymous


    July 4, 2019


    OTTAWA, ON – Local MP Jamie Schmale welcomes today’s announcement by the Government of Canada to contribute $71 million in funding to develop the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) mobile broadband project.

    “I have been talking about the need to fill the gaps in internet and cellular coverage since being first elected in 2015 as people and businesses in rural communities struggle with reduced access to vital connectivity,” said Schmale. “While today’s announcement is a positive step forward, it also is met with frustration, as the government has had the EORN project application on their desk for over two years with little-to-no movement.”

    “Despite what seemed like endless amounts of meetings to talk about this much needed investment, it appears that on the eve of an election, with sagging poll numbers and seats in Eastern Ontario in jeopardy, the government has finally decided to take action.”

    Today’s announcement will support a Dual-Phase Project, which is mandated to first build 317 new telecommunications towers and an additional 32 local Internet access points to improve overall mobile coverage for residents of Eastern Ontario. The second phase will identify the capacity gaps that result from heavy user-traffic, upgrade equipment to reduce network overloads, and improve service quality in rural communities.

    In addition to federal dollars, the Province of Ontario committed months ago $71 million and two years ago, the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus earmarked $10 million towards the initiative, with private partners providing the rest of the funding.

    “Residents and businesses in Eastern Ontario would benefit from improved access to online services which allow people to connect with friends, family, business, and community organizations. Most importantly, this proposal will save lives by ensuring cellular access to emergency services in remote areas and improving public safety by connecting all first responders on a dedicated network,” said Schmale.


    For more information, please contact:

    Office of Jamie Schmale, MP, Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock
    (705) 324-2400 or (866) 688-9881

  • 4 Jul 2019 9:50 AM | Anonymous

    Norm Foster’s Comedy Hits the Stage at Globus Theatre

    Bobcaygeon, July, 2019- There’s nothing like a good fishing story…and this is a great one from audience favourite Norm Foster! The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby brings in a professional cast of actors who have all made Globus Theatre audiences laugh before and runs from July 17th - July 27th at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon. A fish-out-of-water comedy complete with romance, broken hearts and small town hospitality will resonate with both local residents and summer visitors!

    Ambitious investment banker James Bell is on his way to an important conference but instead finds himself stuck in the sleepy town of Kooshog Lake on the weekend of their annual fishing derby. The warm and welcoming locals invite him to join them in hooking the big prize …and a few of them see him as quite the catch!

    Anna Silvija-Broks has been performing in Globus Theatre productions since the company opened its doors! For Globus’ sweet 16th season, Anna stars in The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby as Sienna, the general store owner who knows everyone in town. Artistic Producer of Globus Theatre, James Barrett, will play Kirk Douglas - no, not the film actor but the man responsible for starting the fishing derby in the first place. Tara Koehler, who our audiences will fondly remember from Sugar Road last year, comes back again to play Melanie Morningside. The role of James Bell, the city slicker we can all giggle at, will be performed by Canadian Comedy Award Winner, Connor Thompson. Artistic Director, Sarah Quick, has taken on directing the play and at the same time performs the hilarious Rhonda Borkowski, a small town girl with a huge personality!

    "I am very excited to bring together a dream team of Globus favourites to perform in this exceptionally funny play by Norm Foster. Norm's plays are always a huge hit with audiences and we anticipate a busy two weeks so audiences should get their tickets now!" - Sarah Quick, Artistic Director

    Tickets can now be booked online or by calling the box office!

    Theatre Only Tickets $35.50 (plus HST + $2.00 per ticket fee)
    Theatre & Dinner Tickets
    $72.00 (plus HST + $2.00 per ticket fee)


    Globus Theatre is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization mandated to provide professional theatre to our local Kawartha Lakes community and visitors - making top quality Canadian theatre accessible to all.

    Media Contact: Monique Renaud, General Manager

    PH: 705-738-2037

    2300 Pigeon Lake Road, Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0

    Social Media: @

  • 4 Jul 2019 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    The Business Bulletin is a monthly policy update for corporate members of the OCC.

    OCC July 2019 Business Bulletin

  • 10 Jun 2019 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    Globus Theatre Opens Sweet 16th Season!

    Bobcaygeon, June, 2019 - Globus Theatre opens its sweet 16th season of professional summer theatre this month including five fabulous shows that are guaranteed to get your toes tapping, heart aching and the laughter ensuing. The season opens on June 19th at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon and the final show will close on August 24th.

    Globus is delighted to have an all-Canadian season bookended by two World Premieres this year, in keeping with their mandate to foster new works. Kicking off the season is a clever Italian comedy from playwright Rose Napoli called That’s Amore! and rounding out our season is the newest comedy from Globus’ own Artistic Director, Sarah Quick, the raunchy and hilarious Kama Sutra. Globus Theatre is a proud recipient of the 50/50 Applause Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights for championing the works of female playwrights in an industry where they remain underrepresented - we are happy to continue this trend!

    That’s Amore! (June 19-29) features Lynne Griffin as feisty Italian  grandmother, Katerina; Katherine Cappellacci as her independent and witty granddaughter, Carina; Marcus Haccius as Carina’s playfully stubborn love interest, Michael; and Linda Goranson as his peppy (and opinionated!!) grandmother.  Directed by Globus Theatre’s Artistic Director, James Barrett, the professional and charming cast will bring audiences a big fat Italian comedy about love and marriage and how the two might not be as simple as the moon hitting your eye like a big pizza pie.

    More laughter is promised in July with romantic comedy, The Numbers Game (July 3-13) by John Spurway and The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby (July 17-27) by audience favourite, Norm Foster.

    Thanks to funding from Celebrate Ontario we will be experimenting with a brand new cabaret-style set up for Leisa Way’s Opry Gold (July 30-Aug 10). Fans of the talented Leisa Way and her Wayward Wind Band will enjoy more interaction with this grand old opry setting and will walk away humming some of the best country classics!

    The season’s final show, Kama Sutra, will run from August 14th until August 24th and will be performed by Globus Theatre’s James Barrett and Sarah Quick. 

    “For 16 years Globus Theatre has been proud to produce & create top quality entertainment for residents and visitors to Bobcaygeon and the Kawartha Lakes. This year is no exception with two world premieres and some amazing performers; veterans of Stratford & Shaw, Second City Alumni, favourites from both TV and film; and some of the best musicians in Canada - we welcome them all and hope that you'll join us!” –Sarah Quick

    Tickets can now be booked online or by calling the box office!

    Theatre Only Tickets $35.50 (plus HST + $2.00 per ticket fee)
    Theatre & Dinner Tickets 
    $72.00 (plus HST + $2.00 per ticket fee)


    Globus Theatre is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization mandated to provide professional theatre to our local Kawartha Lakes community and visitors - making top quality Canadian theatre accessible to all.                    

    Media Contact: Monique Renaud, General Manager
    PH: 705-738-2037


    2300 Pigeon Lake Road, Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0

    Social Media: @GlobusTheatreAtTheLab
  • 27 May 2019 1:47 PM | Denise Benning-Reid

    New Summer Hours for Service Ontario begin on June 1st.

    Effective June 1 to August 31, 2019:

     Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm

  • 24 May 2019 8:04 AM | Deleted user

    Congratulations to the 2019 Canada US Walleye Tournament Winners - Richard Jenkins and Darryl Sawyer. The final standings can be found at this link:

    Thank you to all participants. We hope you had a great weekend and we look forward to hosting you in 2020.

  • 8 May 2019 1:28 PM | Deleted user

    The Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2019 CANADA/US Walleye Tournament, the oldest Walleye Tournament in the Province of Ontario.  The CANADA/US Walleye Tournament will be celebrating its 39th year, awarding a $10,000 first place prize and a total cash purse exceeding $25,000.  This continues to attract competitors from both sides of the border. The Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce and the CSFL would like to invite you to come down to the beautiful Beach Park on Sturgeon Lake in Bobcaygeon on May 18th & 19th and watch the start at 6:00 am, or catch the live weigh-in each day at 2:00 pm.

    The Community of Bobcaygeon offers something for everyone. There is plenty of shopping, a variety of restaurants, places to stay, and so much more! Make Bobcaygeon your destination this Victoria Day Long weekend!

    This is a community event, so volunteers and Students who are looking for community hours are encouraged to contact the Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce for more information.

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