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First things first: call ‘em lawn bowling BOWLS, not balls. Rhys Warren, of the Lindsay Lawn Bowling Club explains why – and does his darndest to recruit our host as a member. Will he succeed? That deposit you made on that house purchase isn’t the Get-outta-the-deal card you might think it is. Lawyer Calvin Chan, of Wards Lawyers, dispels a common …
 
So, you’re happy you got that dog two years ago, knowing you’d have much ‘o time to bond together at home. But what happens now that you’re back at that pre-2020 workplace? Dog expert/trainer/breeder/groomer Julie Corlette tells us what both you and pet should expect during this back-to-daily separation. Knockin’ ‘em down was the easy part. Convinc…
 
Spoons is a game made famous – locally, anyway – at IE Weldon Secondary School. It was put on hold for a few years because, well, you know. But it’s back and a couple of students dish on its role with bringing back some normalcy to school halls. She’s been a touring professional standup comedian for the better part of a decade. But Rebecca Reeds ha…
 
Just like a real retail outlet, Vicky’s Values has evolved its pricing scheme – but in a different, more accessible way to meet its clients' needs. Oh, and the store, which supports Womens Resources, is back to being open on Saturdays! Cuz that’s what real retail does! Guy Scott gathered hundreds of photos and newspaper articles of days gone by for…
 
The last time we featured a bonus episode was at the very beginning of the pandemic. Its focus was on, you guessed it, the pandemic. Well this second ever bonus episode offers something much less dour – at a time when we’re (fingers crossed) cautiously edging toward the end of all.....this. In fact, this bonus episode is downright uplifting. A conv…
 
Before it opted to keep or ditch the vax pass, the Flato Academy Theatre sought input from its patrons. And the winner is....envelope, please. And speaking of vaccines...for children of separated parents, who gets to decide if they get the shot or not? Hmm...maybe it’s not a parent at all. Lawyer Ryan O’Neill explains. Restaurants are bracing for n…
 
The Victoria County Disaster Trust Fund is there, on site, to assist and support families in need while they watch their homes perish. But the agency’s now facing its own challenges. Andrew Rafton makes the case for joining an important group of volunteers who offer a unique service. So, ya think wanna farm? Best to get some guidance before you dec…
 
What a roller coaster it’s been for every movie theatre in Ontario. Thank goodness the seats are comfy, at least! But despite the bumps, Lindsay Century Cinema’s Sheila Dominic and Bill Howell have ensured the ride was as smooth as possible in the beloved local theatre. It’s more than just handing over the keys to the tractor. Lawyer Karissa Ward o…
 
The KLPS, like all police services, can now cast that net extra wide when recruiting new officers. Inspector Kirk Robertson describes how that “net” – (as in, INTERnet) - is being used for its current search – and what boxes the local police service now looks to check when finding the best candidates. Stephanie Lange looked beyond the edge of her b…
 
Wild pigs are knocking on our back door. In fact, the unwelcome invaders may already be here. And the city wants to huff and puff and blow that problem down before it gets too serious. Beavers, conversely, do belong here. But how and when should we co-exist with the rodents? Our landowner-host seeks guidance from someone in-the-know of all things g…
 
What a year, eh? Yeah, we know everyone says that ‘round this time. But, really, this time: what a year, eh? We take you on that trip through an oft-tumultuous, challenging 2021 via the voices and sounds of our program these past 12 months. And it wasn’t, as you’ll hear, all gloom – there were some real high points, too. But just soze we know fer s…
 
Electric vehicles are the future. But are they a realistic future for longer commutes and conditions we experience here? An early EV adopter's opinion is not so shocking. A feasibility study might just lead to a cultural centre. But Kawartha Art Gallery’s Susan Taylor says she’s hoping it’ll be for more than just artists. When Cameron’s Sara Walker…
 
Chris Schmidt says our community is defying the stats – we should NOT have as much great musical talent living here as we do. So, he’s opening up his Snug Harbour home to showcase it and plans to have others hop on this house concert wagon. Ralph McKim and Jean Garsonnin had already welcomed people to their huge Pontypool property and its beautiful…
 
It’s not like the internet has a limit on KMs – or miles. So, why not teach students in Alaska from faarrrrr away? Leslie McCartney, as associate prof with the University of Alaska, connects with her far north-west students from her home in Lindsay. Gurdeep Pandher is now a massive YouTube sensation, thanks to his inspiring, uplifting outdoor Bhang…
 
Didja hear – or read – the comments from that person who said that stuff about that other person and/or their business? In public!? For everyone else to hear and/or read? Can’t they be sued for defamation or slander or libel? Or whatever the term is. Lawyer Jason Ward explains that difference – and when each can be acted on and what the outcome cou…
 
Lindsay Little Theatre’s return to the stage – their inside one – is a welcome change from that outdoor one they were relegated to over the summer. But after almost two years away, what awaits the actors and the patrons? Pumpkin Spice and all things…well, you know: NICE. And now, the popular spice is locally-produced, thanks to Little Britain retir…
 
Hey, remember the regular ole, seasonal flu shot? We still need it, despite that other shot getting all the attention. And our medical officer of health tells us why the flu shot is as important as ever. Those stone walls near Kirkfield look mighty imposing – and they're filled with the history of the family that built them. George Laidlaw’s great-…
 
If you’ve been dining INside a restaurant recently, you know all about flashing that pass. St-Dave’s Diner owner Jason Hore discusses the pluses – and challenges – with it. And how his staff – and regulars - make it all worth it. Lindsay’s Mark Doble is, arguably, the biggest fan of singer/songwriter/guitarist Domenic Troiano. So much so that he wr…
 
The beloved LEX is back. It won’t be exactly the same, but its GM, Harry Stoddart, says it’ll be pretty darn close – right down to kids’ cotton candy consumption. “Hey, they can’t say that? Can they?” Lawyer Jason Ward does a great job of explaining slander, libel and defamation. And that’s the truth! Our host heads out on a City-sponsored scavenge…
 
Wes Hahn, Director of Education for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, believes his team is properly braced for this unique back-to-school. Mark Mitchell would, understandably, see the current plight in Afghanistan from a different lens. Before he became our community’s chief of police, Mitchell left his then post as an inspector with ou…
 
Standup comedian Gilson Lubin is looking forward to playing Fenelon’s Grove Theatre on August 19. But the (forced) break from performing, he says, was a welcome respite to recharge - and also quit a bad habit. There’s more to being a city’s official horticulturist than just plantin’. It’s a lot of planning – and art, explains Megan Phillips. Have c…
 
It started small – like with three rocks. And then grew. And grew some more. Nena Bovie shares how and why she started a community art installation that stretches wayyyyy long on the Rotary Trail. And registered psychotherapist and art therapist, Andy Cleghorn tells us why these creative rock snakes rock. Senior Slo Pitch makes its return, but it r…
 
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Sebastian Heaven could have opted to take his skills to so so many places in Canada – the world, really. But the specialist, born and trained in the U.K., chose the C of KL. And not just as his place of employment, via the RMH. But as a new home for him and his family. He shares the reason for his life-changing decision. The …
 
Move over bake and yard sales. The KLFS looked to salsa – yes, salsa - for one of its major fundraisers. Déjà vu all over again. The International Plowing Match, rescheduled for this fall has, for the second time, been cancelled. Councillor Ron Ashmore, a big proponent of the IPM, discusses the impact of that decision. Bees are buzzing in Reaboro. …
 
Vaccines are now plentiful. But what if that customer – or employee – refuses it? Lawyer Jason Ward gives us the legal implications of such a…choice. We revisit one of our very first interview guests. Tony’s Pizza co-owner Greg Andrews was a positive guy at the start of that first shutdown – when no one really knew what was ahead. A year later, he’…
 
There are unique challenges in vaccinating the population of Kawartha Lakes – and our medical officer of health, Natalie Bocking, is up to that challenge. Close Kicks’s first single, The House We Built, was already a hit. But then one of the country’s biggest podcasts called and made it bigger. Those end-of-driveway, tiny lending libraries are supe…
 
This is the second part of a topic that generated lots of attention from listeners. Which stands to reason, given that so many of us think we comprehend it, when, in fact, it’s very nuanced. Lawyer Jason Ward explains in clear, relatable language how the human element affects these types of cases.By lindsayadvocate
 
Owen ain’t even a teen, yet, but he knows hockey! He returns to weigh in on the upcoming Leafs playoff series – against our host’s beloved Habs. Dunsford musician-of-many-instruments, Nathan Truax, expounds on his artistic epiphany – which included a western shirt and a super cool moustache. The Community Fund Fenelon Falls is all about making that…
 
Will ATVs be permitted on certain Lindsay streets? Should they? We hear arguments from both sides leading up to a City meeting May 4. Sydney Topfer helped steer a donation drive to send art supplies to indigenous communities across Canada. Will Project 116 + make a return? Here’s hoping. The area’s landfills now accept textile recycling. How’d that…
 
After much debate, city councillors opted to keep the OPS community Centre standing – albeit with a few differences. Councillor Patrick O’Reilly brings us the back story on how that beloved building avoided the wrecking ball. Bobcaygeon may not have been crowned Canada’s Hockeyville for 2021. But the town’s champions, like Kathleen Seymour-Fagan, s…
 
Pam and Wally Koekebakker are a super busy, community-minded, socially-conscious couple. But they still, somehow, find time to care for (previously unwanted) donkeys. Mickaël Durand didn’t let shutdowns keep his croissants (and all his wonderful baked goods) out of the hands of far away loyal customers. He loaded up, buckled up and hit the road – a…
 
The KLPS wants your input to help shape its future. Chief Mitchell and Sgt Hagarty explain why. The Housemen are three stay-at-home dad musicians, proud that this status fuels their lyrics. We found – without a GPS – Trevor and Ted, a father-and-son team of geocachers who tell us what draws them to this high-tech treasure hunting. There’s a lot of …
 
Three Lindsay-area die-hard Hab fans commiserate with our host, a fellow lover of all things Canadiens – (note the spelling, eh) - about cheering for the Bleu, Blanc et Rouge in Leafs country. Fleming teacher Ann Rocchi’s students aren’t in the classroom. But that only made it easier to teach them about birds in Canada – and India! The Lakeview Art…
 
Courtrooms with juries are slowly inching back to business. What effect is this having on how the law is administered during Covid? Monique Meloche is a lawyer who specializes in civil litigation and injury. She explains that this popular perception – disputes being settled in the courtroom with a jury - isn’t as common as we might think.…
 
Vaccines are set to roll out in the C of KL and if you’re reluctant or outright opposed, Doc Gemmill understands – but also presents a strong case to roll up your sleeve. It’s still a nice walk in the park. But KRCA has made it even nicer with....talking trees? Yup. Rebecca Reeds returns to her hometown – virtually, that is. She’ll deliver the good…
 
Yeah, he’s only 10. But Cameron’s Owen Hargrave and his hockey hot stovin’ belies his age. Strumbellas bass player Darryl James takes a kick at a solo project – and his Close Kicks scores! Can’t browse inside Vicky’s Values? Well, now you can browse it virtually. With your computer. Using a mouse. And a browser. Get it? Service clubs have had a har…
 
Lindsay’s Haleigh Wallace was happy to roll up her sleeve for the vaccine. Yes, that vaccine. She describes it like no other needle-in-arm experience. In a good way! Evictions during Covid demand new, and oft-changing, rules. Lawyer Jason Wards makes a cloudy situation, well, not cloudy. Who uproots their restaurant to a new and bolder location dur…
 
Lindsay native Nick Rose of Dwayne Gretzky talk about his band’s 2020 version of ringing in the new year with a live concert. Some challenges, sure. But that annual show must go on – with good streaming bandwidth. Advocate Editor at large Nancy Payne discusses a personal encounter that inspired her January feature article. Jason Bain is new to hunt…
 
Every Christmas for 10 years, Steve and Penny Hainer have lit up their home for all to see – with more than 1000 bulbs and a lot of music! The front line of a food bank is rewarding – but can also be stressful, especially now, explains Amelia Boyd. Part architecture. Part baking. Part Art. And a scale gingerbread model of downtown Caygeon is ALL sp…
 
Hard to fathom there was a time when masks were not required.But that time did, indeed, exist. But when masks did becomemandatory in public and retail spaces, the rule’s details were oftenmurky. Lawyer Jason Ward, however, was there to help us wadethrough those details. The insight he offered back in the summer of2020 and Episode 12, is still very …
 
Not your average all-male calendar: 12 fellas from Downeyville pose for their church hall’s fundraiser. Photographer Ashley O’Neill tells us just how NOT average that assignment was. When Lindsay’s Strike Point bowling alley faced pandemic restrictions not longer after investing in some major renos, it “pivoted” to the challenge – with, among other…
 
Way more than just a tribute act - Dwayne Gretzky front man Tyler Kyte’s roots are in Downeyville/Dunsford. But his 10-piece band is loved everywhere. Two of the RMH’s covid testers explain why – and how - they love this 2020 job. Pierre Chartier waxes about the virtues of solo cycling. Kids, their parents and the stress of the pandemic - the CMHA’…
 
Sometimes ya just have to throw something sharp at a wall – and hope it sticks. Carlo from the Lindsay Axe Club shows Denis how it’s done – and why. Teacher Bew tells us what the front of the class is like during Covid. Jury duty is inching back to courtroom. Lawyer Monique Meloche explains what that REALLY means.…
 
Wave Part 2 brings stringent distancing rules. Sgt Murtha of the KLPS explains it’s as much about education as enforcement. Rec hockey is back. But be prepared for changes – including changing in the parking lot. The Ballyduff Trail is like walking inside a page from The Hobbit – the nice parts, minus Smaug and Azog. Paul Skipworth skips nothing wh…
 
In an interesting role-reversal, the interviewer becomes the interviewee. Singer/songwriter Marc Novoselec and his music are featured in Episode #13. And he requested a return visit. But this time, Marc wanted to ask the questions. So sit back as Marc chats with Advocate Podcast host/producer Denis Grignon about his other gig - Professional standup…
 
It’s a difficult decision: choosing who you want to be your power of attorney for health care. But equally difficult: deciding if you want the responsibility that comes with accepting that role. Broghan Dean, with Wards Lawyers, specializes in wills and estate planning. In July 2020 and Episode 10 of the Advocate Podcast, she explains those respons…
 
Jeanne Truax is glad to be back at the books. But the adjustments for high schoolers do come with, well, adjustments. A Place Called Home is serving more clients – in local motels. But that doesn’t mean there are more homeless people. Craig Schroter wasn’t going to let Covid prevent him from bringing music to long-term care residents. So, Craig got…
 
Shared child custody can – and often is – demanding. During Covid, even more so. Ryan O’Neill, with Wards Lawyers, specializes in Family Law. In May 2020 and Episode 8 of the Advocate Podcast, Ryan discusses the legal implications of child custody during a unique time.By lindsayadvocate
 
Lawyer Jason Ward weighed in on the safety inspection blitzes the provincial government was conducting on small businesses during Covid’s first wave. What he told The Advocate Podcast back in Episode 6, can teach us much about what to expect in the futureBy lindsayadvocate
 
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