A woman on a bike blurs through Lindsay’s downtown at dusk. Temperatures are expected to be in the high teens or low 20s in the next seven days with rain or a thunderstorm expected Wednesday.
Lindsay was in the spotlight yesterday when TVO’s flagship show, The Agenda, was in town filming a special basic income episode.
The crew chose the Pie Eyed Monk on Cambridge Street to tape the show, which is still under development as a craft brewery and restaurant.
The three panelists who participated were Mike Perry, executive director of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team, Zita Devan, founder of A Place Called Home in Lindsay, and Roderick Benns, publisher of The Lindsay Advocate.
Member of Provincial Parliament Laurie Scott lent her support to the issue of food insecurity today, as well as Lindsay’s basic income pilot.
“We chatted about our local need here in the City of Kawartha Lakes,” says Heather Kirby, general manager of Kawartha Lakes Food Source, as well as “the basic income guarantee and Lindsay being a pilot location.”
Curious about basic income and whether or not you qualify?
The Ontario Basic Income Pilot group will host a booth at the Lindsay Central Exhibition to provide more information to town residents.
Postcards will be handed out to any and all visitors interested, and any visitors who would like more information regarding the pilot will be provided with an information brochure.
The team will also collect names and contact information from visitors who are interested in learning more about, or who are interested in applying, for the basic income.
TVO’s flagship show, The Agenda, with host Steve Paikin, will roll into Lindsay on Tuesday to film a special episode built around the town’s basic income pilot.
The production crew was in town last week, filming snippets with people in various locations around town.
Mike Perry was chair last year of the Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition. He and his team are largely credited with convincing the Province to bring one of three basic income pilots to Lindsay.
Lindsay continues to bask in hot summer weather, even though summer itself has supposedly started to transition into fall.
With the start of the Lindsay Central Exhibition this week – typically a fair that sees its share of rain — there seems to be little chance of precipitation in the forecast so far.
City of Kawartha Lakes’ Chief Administrative Officer Ron Taylor has proposed another $7 million investment in capital works projects for the City for 2018, such as for roads and arenas.
In outlining the general direction for the 2018 budget, Taylor and his staff described the 2018 budget as the first step in the roll-out of the 10 year financial plan that was adopted by Council this year.
When the Lindsay Central Exhibition began, the idea of Canada was still 13 years away. What started out as a modest event of the Lindsay Agricultural Society has turned into the fourth largest agricultural fair in the province and one of Ontario’s top 10 fairs overall.
In fact, General Manager Harry Stoddart says the five day event which starts Sept. 20 this week, had gotten so large and sprawling that organizers took steps to make it feel more intimate this year.
A free family event at Ken Reid Conservation Area on Oct. 14 will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the environment.
The event, organized and hosted by the Kawartha Conservation Foundation, will feature hands-on environmental displays, guided hikes, and two live animal shows.
“This is going to be a really fun way to come out and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by exploring our natural heritage spaces and local wildlife, and discovering our watershed’s environmental issues, initiatives, and organisations,” explains event organizer and Foundation Chair Julia Taylor.
There will soon be a flurry of activity at 21 Angeline St. N. in Lindsay, as demolition of the former OPP building is anticipated for the fall. Arrangements for the demolition at the property now owned by the Community Care Health and Care Network are being finalized.
The site will be the future home of a new health services building for Community Care. Construction of a new health care facility will be in 2018. The new facility will bring together Community Care’s Lindsay-based Community Health Centre (CHC) programs and will enable the organization to provide expanded, more cost-effective services that allow for future growth.