Opinion Columns

What’s true and what’s not? Stay informed in the era of fake news

Before Donald Trump co-opted the term, ‘fake news’ used to mean something. We are surrounded by more information and disinformation… Continue reading “What’s true and what’s not? Stay informed in the era of fake news”

Lindsay's Tim Hortons not willing to talk about wages, employee incentives

Lindsay’s Tim Hortons not willing to talk about wages, employee incentives

Last week’s national headlines were dominated by the Tim Hortons brand. Not surprising. In nearby Cobourg, the owners of the… Continue reading “Lindsay’s Tim Hortons not willing to talk about wages, employee incentives”

A personal note from the publisher about The Lindsay Advocate

A personal note from the publisher about The Lindsay Advocate

It has been four short months since The Lindsay Advocate launched and it feels like we already belong here. For… Continue reading “A personal note from the publisher about The Lindsay Advocate”

Lindsay basic income pilot: Mental health, resilience will surely improve

Lindsay basic income pilot: Mental health, resilience will surely improve

Basic income open enrollment sessions begin this week here in Lindsay. If you haven’t registered and you think you might… Continue reading “Lindsay basic income pilot: Mental health, resilience will surely improve”

Basic income panel talks about hope, human rights, and the choice we make to allow poverty

Basic income panel talks about hope, human rights, and the choice we make to allow poverty

While a panel discussion about basic income was happening in Lindsay last Friday, there was a three-hour line-up to sign… Continue reading “Basic income panel talks about hope, human rights, and the choice we make to allow poverty”

Desire or pressure: What motivates us to get out of bed and work?

Desire or pressure: What motivates us to get out of bed and work?

Three days ago, we ran a story called ‘Mariposa Dairy struggles to find young adults who want to work five… Continue reading “Desire or pressure: What motivates us to get out of bed and work?”

Hank, the starfish, and the poverty in front of us

Hank, the starfish, and the poverty in front of us

One day, a man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed… Continue reading “Hank, the starfish, and the poverty in front of us”