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New summer lunch program to feed hungry children

New summer lunch program to feed hungry children

The Food Security Working Group, a committee of the Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition, will be running a pilot project in the Lindsay area centred on feeding children in the summer. The Salvation Army and the Kawartha Lakes Food Source, as part of the committee, are partnering on this project.

“This is a new and different way for us to reach out to the community,” says Heather Kirby, general manager of Kawartha Lakes Food Source, “and we are very excited to learn from this pilot.”

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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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Lindsay woman finds her mental health improving with basic income

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Lindsay woman finds her mental health improving with basic income
Basic income has had 'tremendous impact' on Lindsay woman's life. (Photo by Erin Smith.)

A Lindsay woman who has been receiving a basic income for the past three months says her life has taken a turn for the better – including her mental health.

Barb Munro was on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) for depression and mental illness, before deciding to apply for basic income a few months ago under the new pilot set up by the Province.

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One hundred days of school marked by 300 acts of kindness at Leslie Frost

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One hundred days of school marked by 300 acts of kindness at Leslie Frost
Teacher Sylvie Dugas and her Grade 1 and 2 students at Leslie Frost.

Teacher Sylvie Dugas couldn’t have known that trying out something new this year to celebrate the recent 100th day of school could yield such a cascade of positive energy.

And yet when she asked her 20 students to do five random acts of kindness in celebration of the 100th day of learning this year, two co-workers heard about the plan and ran with it, too.

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Council backs proposal to fund local improvement loans for businesses

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Council backs proposal to fund local improvement loans for businesses
Low interest loans to support building improvements. (Photo: Erin Smith)

In keeping with the goal to stimulate a vibrant and growing economy, the City is moving forward with its plans to implement a Community Improvement Plan.

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Lindsay Advocate launches monthly print magazine

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Lindsay Advocate launches monthly print magazine

After just five short months of bringing community news to Lindsay and Kawartha Lakes online, The Lindsay Advocate is adding a monthly print edition to its media plans next month.

The response to the Lindsay Advocate’s approach to community news – choosing to see most everything through a social and economic wellness lens – has proven popular with readers.

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