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New Thursday Farmers’ Market to open at Wilson Fields

New Thursday Farmers’ Market to open at Wilson Fields

On Thursday, June 21 – the first day of summer — an offshoot of the popular Lindsay Farmers’ Market will be kicking off in the parking lot at the corner of Colborne St. and St. Joseph Rd., with access off St. Joseph.

Each Thursday from then through to Thanksgiving, the market will be open from 11 am to 5:30 pm, with vendors offering fresh local produce, baked items, preserves and more.

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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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Mayor says Kawartha Lakes’ roads are about to get cash injection of $22 million

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Got road rage at the roads because of potholes?

City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham says the 2,700 km of roads in Kawartha Lakes are about to get a $22 million cash increase in capital spending to fix them up – and that’s 30 per cent higher than the year previous.

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Pop-up exhibits by museum break new ground in educational programming

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Pop-up exhibits by museum break new ground in educational programming
Don Hart (representing the exhibit's sponsor G. Hart and Sons Well Drilling), Ruth Barrett (daughter of Charles Lytle, the focus of the exhibit) and Lisa Hart.

When the Olde Gaol Museum recently created a pop-up education exhibit that would travel to schools, it was a break in format for the museum that they hope will breathe new life into local history.

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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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The flu shot: Let’s work together in herd-like fashion

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The flu shot: Let's work together in herd-like fashion
Columnist Denis Grignon (definitely not pictured above) is as loyal to the flu shot as he is with mayo and certain kinds of sandwiches.

I get the flu shot every year. Without fail. I’m loyal to it, the way I’m loyal administering only mayonnaise – never mustard – on any sandwich that includes lettuce.

Yes, administering. It’s a precise process, that. Too much and it seeps off the edges. Too little and I may as well get a fake sandwich at Tim’s.

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City, Kawartha Conservation say flood watch in place all week in Kawartha Lakes

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Kawartha Lakes City Hall.

Heavy precipitation, combined with snowmelt and frozen ground conditions are resulting in significant runoff.

Water levels in local rivers and streams are currently rapidly increasing and are expected to exceed their bankfull conditions in multiple locations.

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MPP Laurie Scott hosts public forum on human sex trafficking in Toronto

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MPP Laurie Scott hosts public forum on human sex trafficking in Toronto

Local MPP Laurie Scott hosted almost 200 members of the public yesterday at an open forum to mark the inaugural Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Ontario on Thursday, February 22.

“Human Sex Trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in Canada and raising public awareness is an urgent priority,” says Scott.

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MP reminds residents to be vigilant this tax season

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MP reminds residents to be vigilant this tax season
MP says don't fall victim to tax fraud.

Local MP Jamie Schmale is reminding constituents to be aware of possible tax fraud schemes this tax season.

“Recently, my office has received numerous calls from individuals who were scammed out of their private information,” says Schmale.

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Flood watch issued by Kawartha Conservation with insistent rain, melting

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Flood watch issued by Kawartha Conservation with insistent rain, melting

A series of the low-pressure systems is moving through southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed, bringing a significant amount of rain.

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Muskies player enjoys connecting to community

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When the final buzzer sounds on Saturday, February 24th at the Aurora Community Centre it will mark the end of an era for Lindsay Muskies defenseman Owen Barnett.

The Newmarket, Ont. native began his Jr. A hockey career as a call up with the Muskies during the 2013/14 season playing three games and over the next four seasons his total will be 199 games for the franchise.

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