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Jennifer Walker

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Jennifer decided to study journalism after having a life long passion for writing. She began her career as a reporter for the Uxbridge Times Journal and moved on to freelance work for various publications after her and her husband welcomed their daughters. She has been published in various Durham Region newspapers, the Durham Parent Magazine as well as Equine Wellness. Jennifer continues to follow her dreams as a wife, mother and journalist and is so excited to join the team at Kawartha411.

City Of Kawartha Lakes Considering Legalizing Tiny Homes

KAWARTHA LAKES – As the housing market continues to skyrocket and becoming a homeowner becomes more and more difficult, a petition was brought to...

Final Decision On Potential ATV Link Through Lindsay Deferred Until September

KAWARTHA LAKES – To gather more public input, a potential link for off-road vehicles to travel on through the town of Lindsay has been...

From Local Bluesman To Living In Track Pants: How The Pandemic Has Hit The Canadian Music Industry

KAWARTHA LAKES – Wylie Harold has been a passionate musician and vocalist since he was 15 years old, travelling Canada, hitting every patio, pub...

Pandemic Continues To Leave Its Mark Of Devastation On Local Women

KAWARTHA LAKES – Women. The wearer of many hats, the single mother, the working mother, the business owner, the wife, the caregiver, the cleaner...

Potential Splash Pad Coming To Omemee in 2023

KAWARTHA LAKES –Omemee residents will potentially have an opportunity for some watery fun as council considers the development of a splash pad for 2023.Staff...

Search Warrant Results In Seizure Of Cash, Drugs And Drug Paraphernalia

Kawartha Lakes - The Ontario Provincial Police recently executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act related search warrant that resulted in the seizure of...

“Free Little Food Pantry” Pilot Program Could Be Coming To Kirkfield Library

KAWARTHA LAKES – To fight local hunger, a free little food pantry pilot project could soon be available at the Kirkfield Library.At a recent...

Health Unit Recommends Council Limit Off Road Vehicles To Trail Use Only

KAWARTHA LAKES – As council nears a final decision on the off-road vehicles task force recommendations for expanding available terrain in Kawartha Lakes, the...

Five Options Presented For The Fenelon Falls Second Crossing Project

KAWARTHA LAKES – At a recent public meeting, various recommendations and findings were revealed for the Fenelon Falls Second crossing project.The municipality of Kawartha...

Changes To Fireworks By-law Will Require A Permit For Various Events

KAWARTHA LAKES – For those looking to celebrate a special occasion with a display of fireworks, a permit may be required as council has...

Edgewood Wall In Bobcaygeon To Be Restored As It Approaches 130th Birthday

KAWARTHA LAKES – Bobcaygeon is home to one of the world’s most unique, historic landmarks. It's known as the Edgewood Wall and it is...

Community Comes Together To Support Local Nurses During National Nurses Week

KAWARTHA LAKES – Amid National Nurses Week, Tiffany Palmer wanted local nurses to be able to smell the roses.Palmer is a Scentsy, a direct...

Local Nurses Share Pandemic Hardships And Triumphs Amid National Nurses Week

KAWARTHA LAKES -As Melissa Gibson layers herself in PPE, washes her hands repeatedly and heads to the Ross Memorial Hospital for her shift as...

Local Resident Raising Money To Purchase N95 Masks For Vulnerable Communities

KAWARTHA LAKES – Like many others Rob Parkin grew up in the Lindsay area and later moved to the city for work. Since the...

Off-Road Vehicle Task Force Recommendations Deferred

KAWARTHA LAKES – The off-road Vehicle Task Force recommendations for expanding available terrain in Kawartha Lakes have been deferred.Recently, the provincial government passed Bill...

Local Businesses Battle It Out In Epic Sign War, Hopeful It Moves Across Canada

KAWARTHA LAKES – To fight against the pandemic blues, many local businesses have gone to battle in an epic sign war, providing friendly competition...

Jill Moffatt Of Bethany Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics

KAWARTHA LAKES – Bethany native and competitive rower Jill Moffatt has qualified for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.Currently, the news is still sinking in...

Leslie Frost Student Shaves His Head For Six Years To Raise Money For Cancer Research

KAWARTHA LAKES – A worldwide pandemic is not going to stop 11-year-old Collin Deshane.In first grade Collin was inspired by his teacher,Madame Maire-France Leclerc,...

Local Students Impacted After Laurentian University Axes Over 50 Programs And Reduces Staff

KAWARTHA LAKES – Jia Noseworthy was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a teacher when her plans came crashing to...

Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham Announces He Will Not Be Seeking Reelection For A Third Term

KAWARTHA LAKES – Mayor Andy Letham says he will not be seeking reelection for a third term.Mayor Letham made this announcement today during a...

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