The Advocate Podcast – Stories from Kawartha Lakes
EPISODE #20 - Downeyville’s dozen. Bowling business wisdom. Realtors mask up –and more. Fenelon poetry. Looking for Heather music.

EPISODE #20 - Downeyville’s dozen. Bowling business wisdom. Realtors mask up –and more. Fenelon poetry. Looking for Heather music.

November 30, 2020

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 marketing strategies, pizza. Real estate agents are excited about the booming market in Kawartha Lakes – which means they’re going through lots of masks, sanitizer, wipes…..realtor Brad Bird explains how that job has changed.  Hey, Fenelon is so much more than just spectacular falls. Might poetry – and its poets – soon share that spotlight? And some great music by Lindsay's Looking for Heather. 

EPISODE #19 - The other great one-DWAYNE Gretzky. Covid testers a special group.

EPISODE #19 - The other great one-DWAYNE Gretzky. Covid testers a special group.

November 16, 2020

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’s Jack Veitch offers advice on how to work together to negotiate it. Need tips on how to hunt this year? We got a playful top 5 for ya.

EPISODE #18 - Axe tossin’. Teacher Teacher. Jury Duty. Worm advice for tolerating construction.

EPISODE #18 - Axe tossin’. Teacher Teacher. Jury Duty. Worm advice for tolerating construction.

October 31, 2020

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.

EPISODE #17 - Distant rules. Puck drop – again. Skip’s story. Ballyduff bonanza. Big new word. TW’s tune.

EPISODE #17 - Distant rules. Puck drop – again. Skip’s story. Ballyduff bonanza. Big new word. TW’s tune.

October 14, 2020

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 when sharing his rich and long and beloved relationship with The Academy Theatre.

Our library’s Lyndsay Bowen is back with a new word – and some good news. Hint: no need to pull out that wallet, eh. He’s a great columnist AND a great musician. A new/old tune by Trevor Hutchinson

BONUS EPISODE - Tables Turned

BONUS EPISODE - Tables Turned

October 7, 2020

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 comedian. Or is that standup comic? Listen, and find out. Brought to you by Wards Lawyers.

Wards of Wisdom #4 - Power of Attorney Health Care

Wards of Wisdom #4 - Power of Attorney Health Care

October 4, 2020

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 responsibilities – for both parties.

EPISODE #16 - School’s in – but so different. Homelessness uncovered. Craig plays outside. Taco time. Where’d the cukes go?

EPISODE #16 - School’s in – but so different. Homelessness uncovered. Craig plays outside. Taco time. Where’d the cukes go?

September 29, 2020

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 creative – safely. Luis Segura makes great music with his band Los Poetas. But he also makes a kick-#$%! taco!  Didn’t grow the bushels of cucumbers you thought you would? You’re not alone.

Wards of Wisdom  #3 - Child custody during a pandemic

Wards of Wisdom #3 - Child custody during a pandemic

September 24, 2020

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.

Wards of Wisdom #2  - Safety Inspections  in places of business during Covid

Wards of Wisdom #2 - Safety Inspections in places of business during Covid

September 24, 2020

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 future

Wards of Wisdom #1 - The workplace during Covid

Wards of Wisdom #1 - The workplace during Covid

September 24, 2020

Early on in the pandemic, in episode 3 of The Advocate Podcast, lawyer Calvin Chan explained how the pandemic could affect the workplace - for the employee and employer. His insight then is still relevant today.

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