The beer can family and the faces of poverty Published on September 14, 2017 in Opinion/Poverty Reduction by Roderick Benns From my kitchen window I could see the two girls were about four and six years old. They had just hopped out of a rusting, black Suzuki Esteem, circa 2001 maybe, making a beeline for our large recycling bin. Keep Reading 4 comments Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest You might be interested in Photo: Sienna Frost. Contaminated brownfields: Time to clean up our ugly past We have all driven or walked past them — the empty lots, both big and small, that have sat undeveloped A downtown Omemee reconstruction project has been submitted. Photo: Erin Smith. Kawartha Lakes capitalizes on grant opportunities At the last Special Council meeting, Adam Found, Manager of Corporate Assets, reviewed the new capital grant opportunities that the L to R: Holly and Stephanie. Photo: Mallory Cramp-Waldinsperger. Passion Projects: Rustically Signed This story is part of an ongoing series exploring local makers-turned-entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes to find out what motivates them.