Olivia Moore may just be 22 but she’s hoping for big success at her new restaurant in Lindsay’s bustling downtown. She opened Milk & Honey Eatery last week “because I have always had a strong passion for cooking and baking,” she tells the Advocate.
Local business peers are coming together to discuss the challenges employers face in the hiring and retention of an employee, a must-attend event for local employers.
Hosted by Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre and Strike Point Bowling in Lindsay, the event will be held at Strike Point and feature a panel discussion, speakers, good food and a fun break.
This story is part of an ongoing series exploring local makers-turned-entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes to find out what motivates them.
The only things as colourful as Lisa and MaLisa Sousa’s personalities are their bath products.
Originally from Vancouver, the light-hearted mother-daughter duo has been running Captivating Bath and Body, making products out of their home for the past four years.
Calling today’s announcement from GM a “huge disappointment” for working men and women, City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham says these jobs are going to be “tough to replace” for families.
While GM can’t officially close a union plant until it reaches a deal with Unifor, the bottom line is the company has announced production will cease after December 2019.
In a press release issued by GM Canada’s parent company in the U.S., it paints a rosy picture for investors.
James Collura is receiving a basic income through the Ontario Basic Income Pilot Program, in Hamilton. The Hamilton area, along with Thunder Bay and Lindsay, are the three basic income pilot sites. He has been using it in a way that serves his community. Lindsay Advocate Publisher Roderick Benns interviews Collura on exactly how – and why – he is using his new income floor in this way.
Benns: How did you find yourself in the position you were in so that you were able to begin receiving basic income?
Collura: I studied economics at McMaster and graduated with a BA. Like most students in my program, I realized my education didn’t exactly qualify me to be an economist or execute any valuable job-skill. I ended up working as a teller at a bank, where I found the most valuable aspect of my job was the personal interactions I had everyday. Meeting new characters, discovering their needs, witnessing their spending habits and lifestyles, and getting to know people from all walks of life. I had a big interest in the future of technology, because at my age, I need to anticipate what’s to come – the future of jobs in an automated world. At the bank, I realized my job was quickly becoming ‘app-ified’, and my top assignment was to convert customers to ‘digital banking’.
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.