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Lindsay’s ‘Temp’orary Secret: How temp agencies affect our social wellness

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Lindsay’s ‘Temp’orary Secret: How temp agencies affect our social wellness
Today in Lindsay, as in the rest of Canada, there is a good chance that the company you are working for is paying an employment agency a premium per hour to not be your legal employer.

“I was always worried.  Am I going to have a job tomorrow?”

You can physically see the frustration and anger as Joe recalls to me his combined seven years of working between two of Lindsay’s largest manufacturing employers, Armada Toolworks and Holsag Canada, three of them as a temp worker.

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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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Faster, higher, stronger: The life of Lindsay’s Kyung-Ae Lee

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Faster, higher, stronger: The life of Lindsay's Kyung-Ae Lee

Citius, Altius, Fortius ( “Faster, Higher, Stronger”)

Olympic Motto

Maybe, like me, as you watched the glorious spectacle that was the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, you had questions like these: What goes into becoming an elite athlete? Once athletes retire, how do the next chapters in their lives play out? What role does culture play in shaping athletes?

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Lindsay’s attractions: Then and now, let us ‘count our blessings’

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Lindsay’s attractions: Then and now, let us 'count our blessings'
Downtown Lindsay in the old days.

Earlier this year, a story appeared in the pages of the local press revealing that the City of Kawartha Lakes ranked eighty-fourth on a list of “2018 millennial hotspots” compiled by a real estate think tank based in Saskatchewan.

Many residents were bemused by this story, with the municipality’s acting Director of Economic Development quoted in Kawartha Lakes This Week as asking “what on Earth are we doing on this list?”

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What the Pluck? Lindsay’s Common Grounds finds common cause with artisan tea maker

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What the Pluck? Lindsay’s Common Grounds finds common cause with artisan tea maker
Jake Norris, owner of Common Grounds and Pita Pantry.

The owner of an independent specialty coffee shop in Kawartha Lakes, Common Grounds, is embracing a plucky tea upstart — becoming the exclusive provider of these teas in Lindsay.

Pluck Teas has been capturing the imagination of Toronto’s restaurant scene based on the tea founder’s vision of premium tea leaves sourced from ethical growers around the world.

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Fleming College attracts student from India who may now want to grow roots in Canada

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Randeep Kush at Hill’s Florist & Greenhouses, Lindsay.

If you drop in to Hill’s Florist & Greenhouses, a family business with deep local roots and extensive community connections, you might meet up with a comparatively recent transplant from India. His name is Randeep Kush.

Randeep is acting as Roger Hill’s greenhouse supervisor, so it’s somewhere in that 25,000 square foot space you’d be most likely to find him.

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Boiling Over takes a month to decide how to fully react to minimum wage increase

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Lindsay: The kindest town around
Laura Lemiere, right, with employee, Angel, left, at Boiling Over's Coffee Vault.

Boiling Over’s Coffee Vault, the popular independent coffee shop at Kent and Cambridge Streets in Lindsay, is taking a month to decide how it will fully react to a huge increase in the minimum wage.

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Highway 7 expansion great idea, say business leaders, Omemee resident

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Bruce Vandenberg, left, Mike Perry, right. Highway 7 west of Omemee, bottom.

It was less than a year ago when Miranda Popovic and her father were rear-ended trying to make a left-hand turn on a now-infamous straight stretch of road leading into Omemee.

Ten years earlier, her dad and her brother had been hit in the same area, again making a left hand turn into a driveway.

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Of passion and pastries: Mickaël’s Café Librairie in Lindsay

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Mickaël Durand: The focus is always on freshness and high standards.

Imagine a French bakery. A boulangerie.  There are racks of warm baguettes and country loaves with slightly blistered crusts. And croissants, of course. In a see-through case are the day’s cookies and tarts.  Maybe a surprise, too. One day there are chouquettes (what Timbits aspire to be in their dreams), another day there may be buttery, dense Breton kouign-amann.

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