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Mariposa Dairy, Armada Toolworks create new jobs with Provincial grants

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Mariposa Dairy, Armada Toolworks create new jobs with Provincial grants

The Province is partnering with Armada Toolworks and Mariposa Dairy to create 47 new jobs and support existing positions in the eastern region.

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New business owner credits her guaranteed ‘basic income’ for chance to be entrepreneur

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New Country Cupboard owner credits her guaranteed ‘basic income’ for chance to be entrepreneur
Country Cupboard owner Julia Taylor says a guaranteed income can help people have a chance to become entrepreneurs.

Julia Taylor is the proud new owner of Country Cupboard in Fenelon Falls, a health and bulk food store that has been a community staple for 35 years in the village.

Her belief is that it couldn’t have happened without a kind of ‘basic income’ that she counted on back in 2012 when her first child was born – the Canada Child Benefit.

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‘Downtown dreams’ aims to give Kawartha Lakes’ small businesses a shot in the arm

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'Downtown dreams' aims to give Kawartha Lakes' small businesses a shot in the arm
Top: Downtown Lindsay. Ashley Webster, left, Denise Williams, right.

A project that aims to fill empty retail space and improve existing businesses is being launched this week by the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Downtown Dreams, as it’s called, is a business and growth program designed to attract new or existing businesses to open, expand or move into the downtowns of Coboconk or Norland, Fenelon Falls, Omemee, and Lindsay.

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Council backs proposal to fund local improvement loans for businesses

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Council backs proposal to fund local improvement loans for businesses
Low interest loans to support building improvements. (Photo: Erin Smith)

In keeping with the goal to stimulate a vibrant and growing economy, the City is moving forward with its plans to implement a Community Improvement Plan.

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Lindsay Advocate launches monthly print magazine

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Lindsay Advocate launches monthly print magazine

After just five short months of bringing community news to Lindsay and Kawartha Lakes online, The Lindsay Advocate is adding a monthly print edition to its media plans next month.

The response to the Lindsay Advocate’s approach to community news – choosing to see most everything through a social and economic wellness lens – has proven popular with readers.

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St. Dave’s Diner finds a way to thrive under new, higher minimum wage

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St. Dave’s Diner finds a way to thrive under new, higher minimum wage
Dave and Mariska Tomlinson.

Like most business owners, Dave Tomlinson of St. Dave’s Diner, was not a fan of the hefty minimum wage increase from $11.60 to $14 an hour – at least not that rapidly.

By his calculations, and taking into account the other changes brought forward by the Province like more holiday pay for his 20 employees, two sick days with pay, and more expensive employee contributions because of the higher wages, it was going to cost him about $100,000 a year.

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Innovative Pie Eyed Monk Brewery aims for health of entire downtown

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Innovative Pie Eyed Monk Brewery aims for health of entire downtown
Pie Eyed Monk Brewery owner wants to be part of a healthy business eco-system. Photo: Jennifer Boksman Photography.

It’s evident that Aaron Young, serial entrepreneur and business leader, has a clear-eyed vision for his much-anticipated new business, the Pie Eyed Monk Brewery.

Located near the corner of Kent and Cambridge Streets in Lindsay, it’s a vision that’s not really about just one business, but something bigger – something like a destination point.

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Fleming president talks skills training, better connections with employers

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Fleming president talks skills training, better connections with employers
From left to right: Scott Robertson, Mike Perry, Tony Tilly, Marlene Morrison Nicholls, Peter Thomas.

Tony Tilly, president of Fleming College, was recently the guest speaker at a round table discussion hosted by the Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce.

Tilly made a short presentation on how Fleming – and Frost Campus in particular – has been playing a key role in specialized education the Lindsay area, before taking questions from community members.

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Days Inn aims to source needs locally, makes choice to pay above minimum wage

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Days Inn & Suites Lindsay General Manager, Candace Buckley.

It has been less than three years since the Days Inn and Suites in Lindsay opened its doors, but it’s already become a community fixture – and not just for those visiting from out of town.

Candace Buckley, general manager of Lindsay’s largest hotel, says the local hotel has made it their priority to source the things they need locally as much as possible.

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