Lindsay’s storied Academy Theatre is almost unrecognizable on Monday. Almost.
As I step into the construction zone, every seat in the orchestra section has been ripped from the floor to make way for new ones. There’s a fresh base of concrete to support the memories of a new generation of theatre and event goers.
Lindsay’s Boiling Over at Kent and Cambridge Streets was just one of 10 coffee shops in nine communities in Ontario taking part in Common Kindness Day earlier this month – and it turns out Lindsay was the kindest of all.
It has been less than three years since the Days Inn and Suites in Lindsay opened its doors, but it’s already become a community fixture – and not just for those visiting from out of town.
Candace Buckley, general manager of Lindsay’s largest hotel, says the local hotel has made it their priority to source the things they need locally as much as possible.
City says Victoria Manor has more residents with a higher degree of cognitive impairments.
A CBC Marketplace investigation has named Victoria Manor in Lindsay as the sixth worst in the Province for abuse between residents in looking at statistics from 2016 – but the City of Kawartha Lakes says that’s not the whole story.
The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) was recently held in Toronto, during the 2018 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference.
The EOWC emphasized the importance of the Province’s partnership in helping achieve and implement the two most important projects for rural Eastern Ontario – building a major cellular and public safety broadband network and implementing the Eastern Ontario Economic Development Strategy.
I live a good life and I try not to take it for granted. Because I have a certain income, I can choose what to buy and where to shop. I can generate options and choose what is best for my family and me. I am fascinated about what makes up a good life and the following passage got me thinking about the link between choice and income:
Kawartha Lakes is getting more than $92,000 to enhance their downtown cores with landscaping, signage and lights, crosswalks for pedestrian safety, and even for local businesses to spruce up storefronts.
What a difference an hour-and-a-half drive can make. Toronto is one of the most multicultural and diverse cities in the world. Over half the population was born outside of Canada and over half of Torontonians belong to a visible minority group.
Lindsay? Not quite so diverse.
Lindsay Advocate Publisher Roderick Benns sat down with Ian McKechnie, local historian and assistant manager of the Olde Gaol Museum, to talk about the museum’s plans for an innovative exhibit on the history and heritage of poverty in Lindsay and in the larger Kawartha Lakes. McKechnie is also The Advocate’s local history columnist.
Benns: Tell me a little about the idea for the museum to host an exhibit that has to do with poverty. What is the general idea?
McKechnie: For years, people have understood museums to be places where one goes to see “old stuff” sitting silently in glass showcases. You come in, a guide shows you around, and you leave thinking to yourself, “I have an old stack of newspapers the museum might be interested in,” or, “I have an old upright piano that I’m sure the museum will want to have in its collection.”