Social Issues

The Green Resilience Project to explore links between climate change, income security

A series of 25 to 35 conversations is set to happen across the country – including in the riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock – which will explore the link between climate change, income security, and community resilience.

Food insecurity in Kawartha Lakes one of the highest in province

Household food insecurity in Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton was more than 14 per cent in 2019, whereas the provincial food insecurity average is about 13 per cent, making this area one of the most food insecure in the province. 

The value of being productive and the stigma of not

The value of being productive and the stigma of not

We are often told that it is important to contribute to society. Yet we do not always get to define what constitutes a meaningful contribution. To a large extent, that has been shaped by a system that values constant economic growth above all else. How we are valued is too often based upon our ability to be productive and to work.

Heaven's Gait Rodeo event to help create safe haven for victims of PTSD

Heaven’s Gait Rodeo event to help create safe haven for victims of PTSD

Heaven’s Gait Stable, just north of Cambray, is putting on a rodeo and virtual fundraiser to create a safe haven for victims of trauma. The event will be streamed on Facebook Live on July 3 beginning at 9:30 am.

Members of TRC honour Indigenous children whose bodies were found in B.C.

Upon hearing of the 215 Indigenous children whose bodies were detected in a mass grave beside the Kamloops Indian Residential… Continue reading “Members of TRC honour Indigenous children whose bodies were found in B.C.”

Children’s summer outreach lunch program is back at King Albert, Queen Victoria

Last year, 328 free lunches were given out to elementary kids in Lindsay through Kawartha Lakes Food Source and its partners’ summer lunch program – but they’re hoping to reach even more children this year.

From June 16 to Aug. 20, the school lunch program will be distributing lunches at King Albert Public School from (11 a.m. to Noon) and at Queen Victoria Public School (12:30-1:30 p.m.) on Wednesdays and Fridays, two of Lindsay’s more economically challenged catchment areas.

Food Source launches salsa brand with a social purpose

The Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) is launching their own brand of salsa with a social purpose. Unlike massive multi-national… Continue reading “Food Source launches salsa brand with a social purpose”