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Season Two: The Sea. When a mysterious stranger awakens on the rocky shore of the eerie New England village of Direbrook, the residents pitch in to restore her past. But not everything in town is what it seems. Starring Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus, Sister Act) and Bethany Anne Lind (Ozark, Lore). A production of Grim & Mild, Blumhouse Television and iHeart3DAudio.
 
The Underwood Collection is a 5 season, 50 episode narrative detailing the supernatural happenings of and around The Usher Foundation, Washington, DC. Lurking behind the individual statements, though, are the private affairs of Head Curator Ulysses Bamba as well as the Curatorial and Archival staff, when the personal meets the horrific. The Underwood Collection is a derivative, non-canonical, fan-made project derived from The Magnus Archives, an original horror podcast which is created and d ...
 
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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-…
 
Award-winning children's and young adult writer and previous WestWords presenter, Wai Chim, recently appeared in Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn, which saw two teams of competitors face off in the Australian outback. Wai and made it through 44 of the 48 days in punishing conditions, to be in the final five out of 24, which was an incredible ef…
 
When a mysterious stranger awakens on the rocky shore of the eerie New England village of Direbrook, the residents pitch in to restore her past. But not everything in town is what it seems. 13 Days of Halloween: The Sea premiers October 19th. Starring Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus, Sister Act) and Bethany Anne Lind (Ozark, Lore). A production of Grim &…
 
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…
 
Fiona Murphy is an award-winning Deaf poet and author. Her work has been appeared in The Guardian, ABC, The Age, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, The Saturday Paper, Griffith Review, The Big Issue, and in many other outlets. Her debut memoir, The Shape of Sound, was released by Text Publishing in 2021. In this conversation with James Roy, Fiona talks …
 
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…
 
Lifelong educator and champion of public libraries, Paula Kelly Paull, speaks with James about the journey of libraries, from public spaces to hallowed halls of learning, and all the way back to public spaces. Listen to the end for some tips on the role libraries can continue to play in a time of COVID.…
 
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…
 
Erica Wagner is a thirty-plus year veteran of the Australian publishing industry, and has worked at Penguin and Allen and Unwin, amongst others. In this conversation with James she discusses what publishers are looking for, how best to pitch your work, and even pitches her own idea about a boy with memory loss who becomes a frog.…
 
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 …
 
Writer, journalist and WestWords Western Sydney Emerging Writing Fellow Emma O'Neill-Sandham speaks with James about looking for the unusual "monkey-fish" moments in people's stories and memories, and offers some useful tips for effectively and productively interviewing subjects.By WestWords
 
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…
 
At its most basic, writing really only needs two tools - something to write with and something to write on. But with so many digital options available, which word processor is right for you? Author of 35 books with 25 years experience, James Roy, discusses some of the choices available out there for the discerning wordsmith.…
 
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…
 
We are so grateful to James and Ashley from the James & Ashley Stay At Home podcast (https://jamesandashley.libsyn.com/) for allowing us to present their recent conversation with Kavita Bedford, WestWords-WSU Writer-in-Residence and author of Shapes & Dark Shapes (Text Publishing), in which they talk about (amongst much more) Kavita's writing proce…
 
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…
 
Adam Turner is a prolific and award-winning freelance biz-tech and consumer-tech writer and podcaster. In this mini-masterclass he speaks with James about how to secure this kind of work, how to decide what to write about, and some of the pitfalls to avoid in a growing and competitive market. The WestWords Mini-Masterclasses are supported by the Cu…
 
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…
 
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