The Advocate Podcast – Stories from Kawartha Lakes
Episode #59 Cassie tours. Chris fishes. Karissa on cottage transfers.

Episode #59 Cassie tours. Chris fishes. Karissa on cottage transfers.

July 15, 2022

There have been more than a few false starts for touring musicians these past few years. But this time, it’s full-steam ahead, right? Not just LOCAL shows, right? Well, maybe not FULL steam ahead. But so far, not stops at least. Cameron-based singer songwriter Cassie Noble chats with us, mid-tour, about a return to the more familiar.

Sure, that cottage holds many warm, family memories. Want that feeling to continue after mum and dad bequeath it to you and your siblings? Lawyer Karissa Ward offers some sage advice in that emotion-filled transfer.

Who says that favourite fishin’ hole has to be wayyyyyy off the beaten path? Certainly not Lindsay’s Chris Morasse.

Episode #58  Kayla and Nathan chat ‘n sing

Episode #58 Kayla and Nathan chat ‘n sing

June 30, 2022

What a way to kick off Canada Day! A full episode dedicated to musical artists, Kayla Mahomed and Nathan Truax - partners in dispensing some great country music. And we’re talkin’ DEEP country, here. The singer songwriters sit down with our host to discuss their appreciation and downright love for a musical genre at it rootiest. (Yes, that may be the first time you’ve seen “genre” and “rootiest” in the same sentence). And they’ll explain how it not only brought them together on stage, but (spoiler alert!) OFF stage, too! Oh, and they perform live in our host’s living room. Engaging conversation. And a wonderful live performance. Pretty great, eh!

Episode #57 Laughing Outside. Barn cat adoption. What to do if you get “it.” Comedy from Currie.

Episode #57 Laughing Outside. Barn cat adoption. What to do if you get “it.” Comedy from Currie.

June 13, 2022

Yes, those numbers are dropping. But it’s still really out there. And so so many people – more than ever - have been getting it. Despite it not being quite as severe (Thanks, vaccines!) what should you do if you get it? Who do you call? When’s it okay to come out of quarantine after getting it? (And, by now, you know what we mean by “it,” right?). Medical officer of health Doctor Natalie Bocking explains all.

They may not be cuddly. But they still need homes. Or, rather, they need barns and workshops. A local group rescues barn – or working – cats and finds owners who’ll care for them – while the cats get to work on keeping that rodent population down!

The Grove’s outdoor theatre stage – like any outdoor stage – shouldn’t be right for professional standup comedy. But gosh-golly, theirs is! Grove GM Nicole Mitchell tells our host why – leading up to a Canada Day standup show under the stars. And comedy from that night’s headliner and former Rick Mercer Report writer, Rick Currie.

Episode #56 Lindsay’s 80s. Candidates make their case. Human trafficking exists here.

Episode #56 Lindsay’s 80s. Candidates make their case. Human trafficking exists here.

May 30, 2022

The 1980s. Flared hair. Howick Jeans. Top Gun. Mix tapes. A super special time, right? And even MORE special if you attended high school in Lindsay, right? RIGHT? Members of a very exclusive Facebook page would say so. We hear from one of them, as well as the guy who launched the little group page that became NOT so little very quickly.

The Advocate Magazine hosted a debate for candidates looking to represent our riding in the upcoming provincial election. We were there and bring you their opening remarks. (Well, ONE candidate turned down the invitation. Can you guess who?).

Human trafficking is not just a big city problem; it’s an everywhere problem – including in Kawartha Lakes. Penny Chatson, of Women’s Resources, and Mike Perry, education consultant with the sex trafficking prevention campaign, discuss a very real – and local – problem. And how victims here can get help.

 

 

 

Episode #55  Bowling bowls – not balls. So-Many-Jobs. KLPL now lending more than just books. . One-New-Word. House deposit deception. Clan Hannigan song.

Episode #55 Bowling bowls – not balls. So-Many-Jobs. KLPL now lending more than just books. . One-New-Word. House deposit deception. Clan Hannigan song.

May 14, 2022

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 myth.

Lyndsay Heffernan of the KLPL tells us about another super cool borrowing program (hint: not books) AND brings us a new Well-Defined word. Need a job? Brenda Roxburgh of employment agency VCCS explains why employers are having a hard time filling positions and what this means for them – as well as those seeking employment. And some closing theme music, courtesy of Clan Hannigan, which plays Lindsay May 29.

Episode # 54  Stay, dog! STAY! Tumbled walls. Big(ger) League Dreams come true. Hitched to live music.

Episode # 54 Stay, dog! STAY! Tumbled walls. Big(ger) League Dreams come true. Hitched to live music.

May 2, 2022

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. Convincing critics that removing those tall walls outside Lindsay’s former jail was the right choice, well that took a bit more work. And now that they’re down, what next?  Barb Doyle of the Kawartha Lakes Museum and Archives shares the plan – and the vision.

Coulter Babcock is heading to baseball’s big leagues. That’s the hope, anyway. And it’s looking pretty realistic, given the young man was recently awarded a baseball scholarship in the U.S. Rick  Knoester says there’s a dearth of places play live music in Kawartha Lakes right now. So, the drummer and his Hitcher band mates booked their own venue, ensuring “Lindsay Rocks” Saturday, May 7.

 

Episode #53  Rebecca’s return. (Almost) 100 men. Big house warming gift. Hang on to that spoon.

Episode #53 Rebecca’s return. (Almost) 100 men. Big house warming gift. Hang on to that spoon.

April 15, 2022

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 has never performed in her hometown of Lindsay. That changes with an upcoming show at the Pie Eyed Monk. Buying that first house – even a modest one – can be so out of reach. Which is why more parents are helping out – with huge financial gifts. But lawyer Ryan O’Neill explains it should involve more than just writing a cheque to that son or daughter.

So so close! The Hundred Men of Kawartha Lakes has been a bit of misnomer – with just slightly less than 100 members. But that’s about to change, a confident Richard Gauder, of the local do-good group, explains.

 

Episode #52   Value added Saturdays. A Kinmount fair book. LLT returns - again. Chamber change.

Episode #52 Value added Saturdays. A Kinmount fair book. LLT returns - again. Chamber change.

April 1, 2022

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 a new book about his beloved Kinmount Fair. Lindsay Little Theatre’s return means different things for different people. A veteran LLT director, as well as an actor making her return – after a couple of decades – share their thoughts. The Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. By her own admission, she can talk up a storm – and that’s a good thing for this gig. Meet Allyssa Adams.

SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE!

SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE!

March 22, 2022

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 conversation with one of our country’s most beloved comedians – who just so happens to have a unique connection to Kawartha Lakes.

Episode #51 Theatre takes a pass on vax pass. ECO-conscious eatery. Vax and kids and parents and the law. Beukeboom on why Martin is makin’ it.

Episode #51 Theatre takes a pass on vax pass. ECO-conscious eatery. Vax and kids and parents and the law. Beukeboom on why Martin is makin’ it.

March 15, 2022

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 new, stricter rules when it comes to single use plastic. But for one Lindsay eatery, that change started long ago. Our host, a die-hard Habs fan, is buoyed by his team’s new, yet inexperienced, coach. Can that winning streak last? What’s the magic of this rookie coach? Former pro – and still a threat on the local old-timer’s rec league ice – John Beukeboom imparts some first-hand wisdom.

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