Community

The Life of Brenda O’Keefe

She contributed in many ways to her adopted community, including serving on council

Pedestrians walking to the north end of St. Paul Street will encounter a curious-looking house set back among the trees, just as the road curves to become Denniston Street. From one angle, the home resembles a typical suburban bungalow; from another, it evokes the look of a small cottage.

Your thoughts on the vaccine passport

We asked Kawartha Lakes residents how they felt about having to show proof of vaccination to enter some Ontario businesses and services. 

Diversity has created a richer experience for local businesses

There’s a common refrain in areas like this, where residents are mostly white, once the topic of diversity comes up.

“We just don’t have much diversity so it’s not a concern here.”

That is not the experience of everyone, though.

Lindsay residents, police, gather at armoury in meeting on neighbourhood crime

'When my husband is not home, I wear a car alarm on my belt and a knife in my pocket'

A strong turnout at a recent panel discussion on neighbourhood safety gave Lindsay residents a chance to share their growing fear that parts of the town were becoming a hotspot for drug-related crimes.

Stopping injustice a life goal for young Lindsay woman

All her life she’s considered herself an advocate for those who have been wronged, but last year in June was when Brooklyn Korz’s first involvement on the front lines took place, at Lindsay’s Black Lives Matter rally, where more than 200 people walked, shouted and kneeled — and which she had a part in organizing.

Has selling orange shirts become commercialized?

'It makes me sick that people are taking advantage of this sensitive day'

As the nation commemorates its first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, at least one local Indigenous man says the holiday is already being tainted by commercialization.

Many retailers are selling orange shirts to mark the day but it doesn’t mean the shirts were made by Indigenous communities.

Safer Neighbourhoods movement to be held at Victoria Park Armoury on community safety

Kawartha Lakes Police Service works with community group to hold event

Sandy Creighton wasn’t the only one worried about the state of her neighbourhood in the Old Mill district of Lindsay.

Once she started talking with her neighbours, she realized they were all having the same issues.