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Bridging the digital divide at your library

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Kawartha Lakes Libraries have great digital resources for the whole family.

If you are reading this you’re almost certainly on the “haves” side of the digital divide.

You have at least one computer, tablet or smartphone — you may even have all three. For a monthly fee a service provider connects you to all that the internet has to offer and to a community of other users.

You may also make monthly payments for additional streaming music or videos. And for sure you have the skills to use devices and navigate the web. (You found your way to The Lindsay Advocate website, didn’t you?)

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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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Minimum wage increase stings, says Olympia Restaurant, Home Hardware

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The Olympia Restaurant has been a Lindsay fixture for more than a century.

Lindsay and District Labour Council leader says minimum wage should never have been frozen in the first place.

Nicki Dedes and her family have ensured the Olympia Restaurant has been a downtown fixture in Lindsay for more than 100 years. The owner operator is used to “living on edge” in the restaurant business, given that profit margins in the industry are even lower than they are in retail – about three per cent.

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Dream of a wider Highway 7 for Lindsay, Peterborough, and beyond inches forward

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Dream of a wider Highway 7 for Lindsay, Peterborough, and beyond inches forward
Jeff Leal, minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs (left) and local MP Jamie Schmale.

When politicians dream, they dream in roads. They dream of roads connecting cities and towns (especially their cities and towns) and that these roads will then bring more people.

More people means more tax dollars. More roads also means more infrastructure for businesses, and those businesses in turn will perhaps choose a better connected Kawartha Lakes as their home.

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Kawartha Lakes remembers Delores O’Riordan, proud mother and 90s rock icon

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Kawartha Lakes remembers Delores O'Riordan, proud mother and 90s rock icon
Delores O’Riordan spent much of her adult life in the Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough area.

Delores O’Riordan’s passing suddenly at the age of 46 is heartbreaking for countless reasons.

Her voice is immediately recognizable, her harmonies defining The Cranberries, one of the most important bands to emerge from the 1990s. For many of us, she defined our youth; our maturation into adults with emotional, political and spiritual awareness.

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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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Like air traffic control: Meeting patients’ needs when bed space is limited

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Like air traffic control: Accommodating patients’ needs when bed space is limited
Ross Memorial asks that people whose illnesses or injuries are minor consider alternatives to the emergency department.

Every morning at the Ross Memorial Hospital, representatives from each patient care area gather for a ‘bed meeting.’ The best way to describe this meeting is with an air traffic control analogy, according to Kim Coulter, coordinator of employee & community relations at Ross Memorial Hospital and RMH Foundation.

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What’s going at Rivera Park? $8 million pumping station needed for future development

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What’s going at Rivera Park? $8 million pumping station needed for future development

One of Lindsay’s signature parks, Rivera, may look all torn up but most of it is completely open to the public.

(Not that there’s a lot of jungle gym activity in Lindsay in mid-January.)

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Snowshoe Kawartha event in Fenelon Falls showcases Kawartha Lakes as all-season destination

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Snowshoe Kawartha event in Fenelon Falls showcases Kawartha Lakes as all-season destination
Snowshoe Kawartha offers both 5 km and 10 km snowshoe races. Photo courtesy of Fred Thornhill Photography.

Snowshoe Kawartha held in Fenelon Falls next month will kick off the Snowshoe Canada Ontario Cup Series again this year – and they hope to set a world record at the Feb. 3 event.

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