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TLDSB tells province it is concerned with fewer teachers, mandatory e-learning

The Trillium Lakelands District School Board has written to the minister of education, Stephen Lecce, about the unique challenges facing our local board in wake of provincial cuts to education.

The letter comes on the heels of an Advocate opinion piece that questioned why the local school board was not doing more to advocate on behalf of local students. For instance, a few Greater Toronto Area boards wrote letters directly to the minister to share their concerns.

TLDSB chair of the board, Bruce Reain, told the Advocate that TLDSB largely relies on the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA) to represent its interests.

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Ross recognizes employees, including 40-year-service recipient

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Ross recognizes employees, including 40-year-service recipient
40 years long service: Anne Overhoff (VP Patient Care), Wendy Kane RN, Jennifer Burns-West (Emergency Department Manager)

When Wendy Kane began her career at Ross Memorial Hospital, Pierre Trudeau was prime minister – not his son, Justin – and Bill Davis was premier of Ontario. As well, all Canadian road signs turned metric this same year and the Toronto Eaton Centre opened its doors for the first time.

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Kawartha Lakes Food Source key part of Lindsay Farmer’s ‘Christmas Market’

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Kawartha Lakes Food Source key part of Lindsay Farmer’s ‘Christmas Market’
Lindsay Farmers’ Market’s 25th annual Christmas market.

Kawartha Lakes Food Source will play a key role at the Lindsay Farmers’ Market’s 25th annual Christmas market to be held Saturday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Lindsay Armouries.

As part of the festivities, from 9 am to 3 pm on each day, Kawartha Lakes Food Source will have a vendor’s booth to fundraise and to create awareness of the issue of hunger in the local community, especially at Christmas time.

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Basic income provides stability to finish school

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Have diploma, will work: Basic income provides stability to finish school
Will students have better outcomes with basic income?

When I asked Jake about his school experiences, he replied that he had attended more than 10 different elementary and high schools.

Jake was in his early twenties. He told me his family moved a lot when he was growing up. I didn’t ask why, but based on what I’d heard from others it was likely for work opportunities, better or more affordable housing, or as a result of family break-up.

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Local students’ top choices in universities and colleges

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What school is right for you, or your son or daughter?

Data from Trillium Lakelands District School Board shows where area students most want to go to college and university – and what they’re interested in studying.

Laura Blaker, communications officer with Trillium Lakelands District School Board, says the data was based on survey work with students. The sampling is not 100 per cent accurate, she says, “because we aren’t able to make 100 per cent contact with all of our graduates.”

However, Blaker notes that “we believe this data paints a relatively clear picture.”

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Frost student supports college teachers but anxious to return to school

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Frost student supports college teachers but anxious to return to school
Brianna Callaghan, third year environmental technology student at Fleming College.

Brianna Callaghan travelled all the way from her home on Manitoulin Island to build her education profile.

She first worked on her undergraduate degree at Trent University, and then decided to get one of Fleming College’s premier diplomas in environmental technology, at Frost Campus in Lindsay.

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Journey is never complete when it comes to developmental services

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Developmental Services in Ontario is a dynamic sector that is constantly striving to learn its way into a better state of inclusive communities and responsive services.

Like so many things it is a history of rethinks and trials that have led to something better and better. At the turn of the century, institutions were new and seen as progressive, but society slowly learned that this was a disastrous way to meet people’s needs.

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Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition passes the ‘fork’ to new leader

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Heather Kirby, new chair of the Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition.

Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition has passed the ‘fork’ to a new leader, electing Heather Kirby as their new chair. Kirby is the general manager of Kawartha Lakes Food Source.

Elected at their recent annual general meeting, Kirby says she is excited to carry on the great work of the food coalition and its partners.

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Kawartha Credit Union helps local patients tell Tales of Hope

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From left to right: Veronica Nelson, Michelle Finley, Jenn Bianco, and Erin Coons.

The team at Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay branch is helping to turn breast cancer stories into Tales of Hope.

Michelle Finley, Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay branch manager, and Jenn Bianco, a member service representative, visited Ross Memorial Hospital to present a cheque for $1,003.45 to Erin Coons, executive director of the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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Lindsay’s Arctic-inspired tech entrepreneur aims to triple size in coming months

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Lindsay’s Arctic-inspired tech entrepreneur aims to triple size in coming months
The village of Pangnirtung, Nunavut.

It has been three years since Ryan Oliver left Pangnirtung on the east side of Baffin Island, where summer temperatures range from five to 15 degrees Celsius and winter can be -50 Celsius with wind chill.

Oliver had lived in this Nunavut village of 1,400 people for nine years. But given the costs of doing business in the north he thought it was time to bring his family — and his entrepreneurial idea — home to Lindsay.

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Local Kinsmen toy drive has been helping kids, families for 70 years

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It was back in 1947 when the local Kinsmen Club of Lindsay first realized there were children who may not experience the joy of receiving a toy for Christmas.

Their response 70 years ago was the first Lindsay Kinsmen Toy Drive, which saw the collection of gently used and broken toys that were repaired by Kinsmen members and distributed to children in need.

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