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Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition passes the ‘fork’ to new leader

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Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition passes the ‘fork’ to new leader
Heather Kirby, new chair of the Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition.

Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition has passed the ‘fork’ to a new leader, electing Heather Kirby as their new chair. Kirby is the general manager of Kawartha Lakes Food Source.

Elected at their recent annual general meeting, Kirby says she is excited to carry on the great work of the food coalition and its partners.

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Kawartha Credit Union helps local patients tell Tales of Hope

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From left to right: Veronica Nelson, Michelle Finley, Jenn Bianco, and Erin Coons.

The team at Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay branch is helping to turn breast cancer stories into Tales of Hope.

Michelle Finley, Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay branch manager, and Jenn Bianco, a member service representative, visited Ross Memorial Hospital to present a cheque for $1,003.45 to Erin Coons, executive director of the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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Local Kinsmen toy drive has been helping kids, families for 70 years

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Local Kinsmen toy drive has been helping kids, families for 70 years

It was back in 1947 when the local Kinsmen Club of Lindsay first realized there were children who may not experience the joy of receiving a toy for Christmas.

Their response 70 years ago was the first Lindsay Kinsmen Toy Drive, which saw the collection of gently used and broken toys that were repaired by Kinsmen members and distributed to children in need.

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New library CEO says libraries must remain community hubs

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New library CEO says libraries must remain community hubs

Along the B.C. coastline, Jamie Anderson was no stranger to ferries and small airplanes as they skimmed across far-flung islands and coastal villages.

In his job as director of library services of Vancouver Island Regional Library, his area of responsibility included all of Vancouver Island, except for Victoria, as well as the whole, rural length of B.C.’s stunning coastline. In all, he had 39 branches he had responsibility over.

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MP Schmale says low taxes, private-sector jobs the answer, not basic income

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MP Schmale says low taxes, private-sector jobs the answer, not basic income
'We need to bolster private sector job growth."

Roderick Benns recently interviewed Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Conservative MP Jamie Schmale on the issue of basic income and the Ontario Basic Income Pilot occurring in Lindsay this fall and for the next three years.

Benns: As the federal MP, what do you think about Lindsay being chosen as one of three sites for the Ontario Basic Income Pilot? People on Ontario Works will be given more to live on, and people who are working and yet not earning enough will be topped up. Is this a good idea in your mind? Why or why not?

Schmale: I believe it’s our responsibility to determine why Canadians are being asked to get by with less of their hard earned money. The average Canadian has 43 per cent of their income going to various levels of government through taxes.

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Willy Wonka at fundraiser for Academy Theatre

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Willy Wonka at fundraiser for Academy Theatre

Join Charlie Bucket as he tours Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory in this adaptation of Ronald Dahl’s world renowned story, all at Lindsay’s historic Academy Theatre.

Charlie, and four other golden ticket winners, go on a colourful, magical adventure.

This musical features all local actors who are working collaboratively to raise money to support the Academy Theatre.

The play will be held Nov. 10, 11 and 17 and 18, at 7:30 pm, and on Nov. 12 at 2 pm.

Sponsored by Boston Pizza and Canadian Tire in Lindsay.

Ticket prices are $28 for adults and $25 for students and seniors.

Health unit urges citizens to press their MP, MPP to support basic income

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Health unit urges citizens to press their MP, MPP to support basic income
Money talks when it comes to food security.

In the fight against food insecurity the local health unit says boosting income is the only real solution to helping people gain access to healthy food.

To raise awareness of food insecurity, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is launching a new campaign called Rethink Poverty: Change Minds, Change Lives – and they’re urging citizens to press their MP and MPP for a basic income policy.

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‘Have we created an industry called poverty?’: Councillor

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‘Have we created an industry called poverty?’: Councillor
City of Kawartha Lakes Councillor Doug Elmslie.

The Ontario basic income pilot is a critical, “watershed event” for Lindsay, says City of Kawartha Lakes Councillor Doug Elmslie.

Elmslie, who is well-known on council for his support of various anti-poverty initiatives, says he sees an opportunity with this new initiative to really make substantive changes in how we tackle poverty.

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