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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.  

Bobcaygeon group says new statutory holiday finally acknowledges our racist legacies

The establishment of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 is an important step in Canada’s journey to acknowledge its racist past, according to TRC Bobcaygeon.

While it was made a statutory holiday federally, the Ontario government has not followed suit, says Sherry Telford, one of the co-keepers of the local group.

Renaissance man Eric Smeaton

As a young teacher nearly 25 years ago, Eric Smeaton had mistakenly worn two different socks to work. He made up a joke about it on the spot. After he greeted his new class, he showed them his fashion choice and said, “Always remember: You want to be really cool?

Open house to be held at community garden, all welcome

The United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is excited to welcome community members, stakeholders, and donors to their annual 2021-2022 campaign launch.

This year, the event is an open house at the Edwin Binney’s Community Garden, providing guests with an opportunity to see how much this project has grown.