When Wendy Kane began her career at Ross Memorial Hospital, Pierre Trudeau was prime minister – not his son, Justin – and Bill Davis was premier of Ontario. As well, all Canadian road signs turned metric this same year and the Toronto Eaton Centre opened its doors for the first time.
Kawartha Lakes Food Source will play a key role at the Lindsay Farmers’ Market’s 25th annual Christmas market to be held Saturday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Lindsay Armouries.
As part of the festivities, from 9 am to 3 pm on each day, Kawartha Lakes Food Source will have a vendor’s booth to fundraise and to create awareness of the issue of hunger in the local community, especially at Christmas time.
When I asked Jake about his school experiences, he replied that he had attended more than 10 different elementary and high schools.
Jake was in his early twenties. He told me his family moved a lot when he was growing up. I didn’t ask why, but based on what I’d heard from others it was likely for work opportunities, better or more affordable housing, or as a result of family break-up.
Data from Trillium Lakelands District School Board shows where area students most want to go to college and university – and what they’re interested in studying.
Laura Blaker, communications officer with Trillium Lakelands District School Board, says the data was based on survey work with students. The sampling is not 100 per cent accurate, she says, “because we aren’t able to make 100 per cent contact with all of our graduates.”
However, Blaker notes that “we believe this data paints a relatively clear picture.”
Brianna Callaghan travelled all the way from her home on Manitoulin Island to build her education profile.
She first worked on her undergraduate degree at Trent University, and then decided to get one of Fleming College’s premier diplomas in environmental technology, at Frost Campus in Lindsay.
Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition has passed the ‘fork’ to a new leader, electing Heather Kirby as their new chair. Kirby is the general manager of Kawartha Lakes Food Source.
Elected at their recent annual general meeting, Kirby says she is excited to carry on the great work of the food coalition and its partners.
The team at Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay branch is helping to turn breast cancer stories into Tales of Hope.
Michelle Finley, Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay branch manager, and Jenn Bianco, a member service representative, visited Ross Memorial Hospital to present a cheque for $1,003.45 to Erin Coons, executive director of the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation.
It has been three years since Ryan Oliver left Pangnirtung on the east side of Baffin Island, where summer temperatures range from five to 15 degrees Celsius and winter can be -50 Celsius with wind chill.
Oliver had lived in this Nunavut village of 1,400 people for nine years. But given the costs of doing business in the north he thought it was time to bring his family — and his entrepreneurial idea — home to Lindsay.
It was back in 1947 when the local Kinsmen Club of Lindsay first realized there were children who may not experience the joy of receiving a toy for Christmas.
Their response 70 years ago was the first Lindsay Kinsmen Toy Drive, which saw the collection of gently used and broken toys that were repaired by Kinsmen members and distributed to children in need.
The Province is encouraging people in Lindsay who may be in need of a basic income guarantee for the next three years to call or email so they can enroll.
Kristen Tedesco, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Community and Social Services, says throughout October the government has been holding “in-person enrollment sessions in Lindsay.”
This has been mainly for people who had identified an interest when the Province had a booth set up at the Lindsay Exhibition in late September.