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Women in Business Profile: Candace Buckley of Days Inn & Suites Lindsay

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Candace Buckley was just 23 when she was hired as General Manager of the brand new Days Inn and Suites in Lindsay four years ago. She attended University of Guelph for business commerce, and majored in hotel and food administration. During this busy time of her life, in the spring of 2015 she opened Lindsay’s newest hotel and then walked across the stage with her degree in hand just one month later.

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Lindsay one of 74 places across Canada in global climate strike 

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There were 123 world nations involved in youth-led action for climate change today, involving 2,099 cities and towns, with 74 of those towns in Canada. Lindsay was one of those places, with nearly 75 people showing up on a damp March day to lend their voices in demanding more political action to solve the growing threat of climate change.

Spearheaded by *Alexis Benns, a Grade 7 student at Central Senior Public School, participants met at Victoria Park in Lindsay and slowly marched down the north side of Kent Street and back up the south side to return to the park.

She credits her fellow Grade 7 friends Katrina Navy and Gabrielle Matthew for their help and support to make it possible.

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Weldon student wins provincial education award

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Catherine Cadigan with OSSTF/FEESO President Harvey Bischof.

Catherine Cadigan, a student at I.E. Weldon Secondary School in Lindsay, is the recipient of the highest honour that the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) can bestow upon a student—the Student Achievement Award (in honour of Marion Drysdale).

Cadigan won the senior grades 11–12 university category in the prose or poetry division of this prestigious award for her entry entitled, Starting at the Top. She was supported by OSSTF/FEESO member Bentley Larson.

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Women in Business Profile: Dr. Jacquelyn Nicholls

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Dr. Jacquelyn Nicholls grew up in Lindsay with a family deeply involved in the social, political and economic aspects of the community. A competitive dancer while growing up, she eventually chose York University for a double major in Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Nicholls went on to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College for her four year Doctor of Chiropractic. During this time she also went to McMaster University to study under Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco MD, learning Contemporary Medical Acupuncture.

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Kawartha Lakes approved as training site for would-be doctors

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Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) announced that, in conjunction with Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH), City of Kawartha Lakes family doctors and the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP), the City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL) has been approved as a University of Toronto (UofT) Family Medicine Clerkship training site.

Training to become a doctor includes four years of medical school, prior to completing a specialty residency. The third and fourth years of medical school are known as ‘clerkship’. During these years, 5 to 6 weeks of training in many specialties, including family medicine, are completed by the students. In October 2019, KLHCI is slated to welcome the first two UofT medical students into CKL’s Family Medicine Clerkship training program.

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Third food bank opens in Lindsay to try and meet community need

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Food Source's Capacity Boost Coordinator Leah Anderson.

Earlier this week community members and volunteers gathered at Calvary Pentecostal Church to open Lindsay’s third food bank — the Lindsay Community Food Market.

The Lindsay Community Food Market opens today at the church at 125 Victoria Ave. N and will regularly be open Mondays from 9 am to Noon, Thursdays from 4-6 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to Noon. Once registered, clients are assigned market dollars and can drop in during operating hours to shop.

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Women in Business Profile: Miryal

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Kim Thompson grew up in the Lindsay area and still lives in Kawartha Lakes to this day. She and her husband, Chris Cookman, and son Jacob Cookman, own three businesses, Stigma Style Landscaping Inc., located in the Kawarthas and Greenbank Garden Centre and Cookman Corporation, located in Durham Region.

Kim’s passion of late though has to do with a new innovation she sells across Canada, sold in over 32 retail outlets, and used by growers and landscapers – an incredible discovery from a few short years ago about the power of mycorrhizae.

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Lindsay engineering challenge held at Weldon

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Everyone assembled in the cafeteria for two official test-flights. Photo: Jamie Morris.

As most students were easing their way into March Break, 11 teams of science students from I.E. Weldon and St. Thomas Aquinas assembled in a room off Weldon’s cafeteria to compete in the second annual Lindsay Engineering Challenge late last week.

Only after they sat down at tables strewn with balsa wood, foam board, glue guns and other paraphernalia did they learn that their design challenge would be to construct a glider that, propelled by a launcher mechanism, could sail the length of the cafeteria while remaining within boundary lines.

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Women in Business Profile: Wards Lawyers

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At WARDS LAWYERS PC we are committed to being leaders in our community in the way we do business, how we practice law and the ways we give back to our community. We are proud to feature five of our business leaders (Melissa, Monique, Amelia, Broghan and Karissa) and share their perspectives on what qualities are important for successful leadership.

Melissa Wemyss – “Leadership is about the team – the culture they keep and embrace, its about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and communities where you do business, its about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risk and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risk may affect.”   Kat Cole – President of Cinnabon

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Women in Business profile: Marlene Morrison Nicholls

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Marlene Morrison Nicholls is the president of Stewart Morrison InsuranceMarlene grew up on a farm west of Little Britain with three sisters. Although they didn’t use the language of gender equality her parents never imagined that they weren’t capable of doing any task that was set before them.

Marlene’s father and mother both worked hard and were partners. Her mom was an RN and was a partner in the farm business. Her dad ran the farm and started his insurance agency in the 1960s.

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