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New chief of police says ‘social conditions’ important to consider in policing

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As Inspector Mark Mitchell gets set to become Kawartha Lakes Police Service’s newest chief, he says it’s important to consider the broad factors of community wellness when it comes to policing.

The Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board just announced that Mitchell will succeed current Chief John Hagarty in August, who is set to retire then.

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Generosity, justice and the basic income guarantee

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I was talking about the basic income guarantee to a couple of friends and one of them commented on how the fundraising done for local agencies such as the food bank, the school nutrition program, or the heat bank brings the community together. She was right; events that raise money for important causes do foster community.

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Hospice core training: A volunteer opportunity

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Hospice Core Training: A volunteer opportunity

Caring and compassion have always been trademark qualities of the many people who volunteer with the Community Care Health and Care Network’s Hospice Services.

The organization is offering the chance for new volunteers to get involved with helping to ease the journey of local residents facing serious illness, end of life, and grief and bereavement.

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Don’t leave ‘free money’ on the table: Still about 1,200 spots left for basic income

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Don’t leave ‘free money’ on the table: Still about 1,200 spots left for basic income

In the three cities in Ontario where basic income is being tested – which includes Lindsay – there are still about 1,200 open spots for lower income people.

If you’re working or own your own business but just not earning enough, or if you’re on Ontario Works or disability, you might be eligible.

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Could Old Mill area be Kawartha Lakes’ third heritage district?

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Could Old Mill area be Kawartha Lakes’ third heritage district?
John Ireland (L) and John Humphries (R) in front of Mr. Humphries' Glenelg St. home, a designated historical property. Humphries is a big supporter of Ireland's petition. (Photo: Alexus Conners.)

John Ireland loves history and he came to realize that he was surrounded by it, where he lives on Mill Street in Lindsay.

The area was the original centre of town, predating Kent Street.

The neighbourhood was home to one of Lindsay’s first banks (The Bank of Upper Canada) and of course St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its rectory, to name just a few.

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Visitor restrictions expanded at Ross Memorial in wake of outbreak

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Visitor restrictions expanded at Ross Memorial in wake of outbreak

The Ross Memorial Hospital has expanded visitor restrictions to include the first floor of the Continuing Care Program after several patients and staff members have become ill with what is suspected to be Norovirus.

Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps and headache.

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MPP recognizes area women for International Women’s Day

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MPP recognizes area women for International Women’s Day

Local MPP Laurie Scott hosted an awards presentation ceremony to recognize the contributions of leading women in the local community, in honour of International Women’s Day.

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Can you dig it? Community Garden looking for more gardeners

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Stutt’s Garden of Weedin’

Sign posted on John Stutt’s Community Garden Plot

Don’t let anyone tell you vegetable gardening is without effort — that you just scatter seeds and stand back as your vegetables and herbs burst from the soil. Preparing the bed, planting, weeding and watering is physical work.

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How do we deal with poverty? Local MP says ‘free market’ shows the way

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How do we deal with poverty? Local MP says 'free market' shows the way
MP Jamie Schmale: "We should not focus on income inequality but on wealth creating policies."

Lindsay Advocate Publisher Roderick Benns recently interviewed local MP Jamie Schmale on how we should be dealing with poverty in Kawartha Lakes.

Benns: What’s the best way to fight poverty in our communities? And if the answer is good jobs, why have we never, ever, under any government of any political stripe been able to fight poverty effectively?

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