The Advocate Podcast – Stories from Kawartha Lakes
Episode #33 - The Mays marvellous music. Pizza’s place in a pandemic - Part 2. Wally’s waiting patiently. Ward on vaccines at work. And a podcast award? Not really.

Episode #33 - The Mays marvellous music. Pizza’s place in a pandemic - Part 2. Wally’s waiting patiently. Ward on vaccines at work. And a podcast award? Not really.

June 15, 2021

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’s learned a lot – including a realization that pizza played a bigger role in our lives than he originally imagined. Wally Nugent’s chair has remained empty – and our hair has gotten longer. So so long and unkempt. The well-known hairstylist has a lot to say about missing his customers – but also has a few words for Ontario’s science table decision-makers. And so so close. Our pod almost won some kind of award. But then didn’t. Hmm……

 

Episode #32-  Dr Bocking on local vaccine roll-out. A bookless, Lindsay lending library. Old Gaol’s new letters. Close Kicks scores big.

Episode #32- Dr Bocking on local vaccine roll-out. A bookless, Lindsay lending library. Old Gaol’s new letters. Close Kicks scores big.

June 1, 2021

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 super cool. But THIS one is even cooler. And it doesn’t even have books! The Old Gaol Museum knows we need to remember this pandemic and how it affected us as individuals. So, the museum is asking residents to put pen to paper (or, you know, use a computer keyboard) to share those experiences for a unique archiving project. And our host shares a personal hockey-related anecdote that evokes a classic story and its sweater-eating moths. But in this case, not moths but Scugog mosquitoes.

Wards of Wisdom #7 - Wrongful dismissal Part 2

Wards of Wisdom #7 - Wrongful dismissal Part 2

May 19, 2021

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. 

Episode #31 Play Ball! (maybe). Truax’s musical transformation. Fenelon Funds cool ideas. Trevor’s isolation. Gettin’ wet – and cold – for a Coby cause. Owen talks Leafs – and Habs.

Episode #31 Play Ball! (maybe). Truax’s musical transformation. Fenelon Funds cool ideas. Trevor’s isolation. Gettin’ wet – and cold – for a Coby cause. Owen talks Leafs – and Habs.

May 15, 2021

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 town better – and they’ve got some capital to make it happen. They just need the ideas. Dean Michel and Jennifer Bacon and some 30 others took a plunge – literally – to help make a Coboconk wellness centre a reality. We hear the splash – again, literally – that campaign made. OPS Minor Baseball league president, Melanie Babcock, is crossing lots of Ts and dotting many Is in the hopes of bringing ball back to our area this summer.

The Lindsay Advocate’s Trevor Hutchinson’s work-related travel demanded he complete a 14-day quarantine in an isolation hotel. We talked to him via Zoom on Day 13 – and his room looked remarkably tidy!

Episode #30 - Y or N to ATVs on Lindsay streets? Innovative farmers get support – the financial kind. Taking textile recycling to next level. Project 116 + is A-1. A well-defined new word.

Episode #30 - Y or N to ATVs on Lindsay streets? Innovative farmers get support – the financial kind. Taking textile recycling to next level. Project 116 + is A-1. A well-defined new word.

May 1, 2021

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 happen? And why? And who’s paying for it? And does it mean you can finally part with that mauve polyester shirt with the wide lapels? Got a great but unconventional, yet innovative idea for your farm, and ya just need the $upport? A new program with the CFKL might just be your backer. And our host apologizes for his recent mistake. But not really. Oh, and music by Dunsford’s Nathan Truax and a new word from the KLPL’s Lyndsay Bowen!

 

 

Episode #29 Ops’ epicentre sticks around. Hockeyville Caygeon still a winner. Divorce Act explained. Sydney sings and thrives in post-secondary.

Episode #29 Ops’ epicentre sticks around. Hockeyville Caygeon still a winner. Divorce Act explained. Sydney sings and thrives in post-secondary.

April 15, 2021

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, still see this as a win. Never easy. Always heart-wrenching. But recent changes to the Divorce Act should make the transition smoother, explains Wards lawyer Alex McLeod. Doin’ post-secondary on-line ain’t fun. But it can be done. Even if you’re studying musical theatre. Lindsay’s Sydney Harwood-Jones says it takes perseverance, a positive attitude – and a performer’s expertly-trained imagination.

Episode #28  Kid music makers. Croissants at your door. Post vaccine dinner conversations. Doing right by donkeys.

Episode #28 Kid music makers. Croissants at your door. Post vaccine dinner conversations. Doing right by donkeys.

April 1, 2021

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 – and was pleasantly surprised at what he got, too. Wondering what that post vaccine rollout chat might be like with that friend or family member who doesn’t share your choice? Yikes. The CMHA’s Jack Veitch offers some advice on how to, um, manage that potentially volatile conversation. There’s much more than a gym and basketballs and craft tables at the Boys and Girls Club. Like, a state-of-the-art recording studio managed by, like, a real professional recording artist. Good enuff’ for grownups, but built for kids!

Episode #27 Survey saaayyysss! Housemen’s home-made music. Geocaching in Kawartha Lakes. Ward on wrongful dismissal Part 2. A Well Defined new word. Sienna’s picture photo finish.

Episode #27 Survey saaayyysss! Housemen’s home-made music. Geocaching in Kawartha Lakes. Ward on wrongful dismissal Part 2. A Well Defined new word. Sienna’s picture photo finish.

March 15, 2021

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 emotion in a wrongful dismissal case – from all parties. Lawyer Jason Ward explains how that can influence a decision in part 2 of this topic. Kawartha Library’s Lyndsay Bowen returns with a new word that our host was actually familiar with. (Hint: his Franco-Ontario roots helped). The Advocate Magazine’s Sienna Frost explains what went into capturing, via her camera lens, the women in our March issue.

 

Episode #26 - Habs and Hab Nots. Fleming’s Rocchi rocks (internat’l) bird feeder assignment. The LAB’s Great Outdoors. Theme music – how d’you do that?

Episode #26 - Habs and Hab Nots. Fleming’s Rocchi rocks (internat’l) bird feeder assignment. The LAB’s Great Outdoors. Theme music – how d’you do that?

March 1, 2021

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 Arts Barn always seems to be doing something – safely, creatively, smartly - during the pandemic. Including mounting a play in the snow.

Our theme and musical bridges are very much the backbone of the show. Hop in our time machine and we’ll take you back to when – and how – Gerald Van Halteren made that musical magic happen.

Wards of Wisdom #6 - Court rooms and juries

Wards of Wisdom #6 - Court rooms and juries

February 24, 2021

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. 

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