Blog Category: Guest Blogs

Selwyn Township & The Link – Guest Blog

Choose Local! Guest Blog written by Anna Currier of Selwyn Township

 

The Link Bus Stop

SAVE THE DATE!

The Link rural bus service launches May 3, 2021! The Link is a pilot project funded through the Province of Ontario’s Community Transportation Grant Program. The service will provide access to and from major hubs within Selwyn Township and Curve Lake First Nation with a connection to Peterborough Transit at Trent University. The Link will offer two different routes: Route 31: Curve Lake – Lakefield and Route 32: Bridgenorth – Ennismore. The service will operate Monday to Friday, with runs as early as 6:50 AM and as late as 11:00 PM.

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Taking a New (Virtual) Path

Choose Local! Guest Blog written by Karis Regamey, Marketing Consultant for Lang Pioneer Village Museum

These uncertain times have forced many of us to stop, change direction and start off again on an entirely new path from where we thought we were heading. Vacation plans were cancelled, holidays and weddings were limited to family units or small groups of close contacts, even funerals were limited in number and became virtual affairs. With increased regulations, it is not surprising that education also had to change course. In the last year, parents have become educators, educators have become virtual teachers and school buildings have been temporarily closed. At Lang Pioneer Village Museum, our Christmas and spring school programs have always been a popular choice for educators and homeschoolers looking to break out of their traditional learning environment for a day of educational fun. However, with such instability, we knew that traditional field trips were not on the horizon so we needed to bring Lang’s 19th-century experience into a 21st century-format. 

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From Trade Show to the Digital World – 10 Things You Should Know

Choose Local! Guest Blog written by Heather Watson, Creative Director of acorn30

The COVID-19 pandemic has made all business owners re-think how they do business. Whether it’s shifting production lines to manufacture PPE and Hand Sanitizer or creating an eCommerce store to sell products online – it’s been shapeshifting for many.

As we’ve been working to find ways to adapt to doing business in a safe manner, one area that still needs to be figured out are Trade Shows. In 2020, numerous trade shows and conferences were postponed or cancelled for the year. Plans had been too far along for many show organizers to be able to shift from in-person to online events; these things take one to two years to plan and it’s difficult to turn on a dime. Show organizers with a bit more run up time were able to shift to online events. 

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When Your Home Becomes Your Office, Your School And Your Life.

Guest Blog by Jillian Harrington, Clearview Cottage Resort & Kawartha Chamber Board Vice President

With the pandemic, there have been many changes and adaptations for everyone in the past year, but a major change that holds a great deal of stress and anxiety is a work-life balance when stuck at home or “locked down.”

Having chosen this life many years ago and being raised in it myself, I figured I might be able to share some tips that have helped us over the years.

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