The Advocate Podcast – Stories from Kawartha Lakes
EPISODE #12 - Mask Rules. Bike challenges. Curtain will rise. Isolation Dreams. A new word. Deep Fried pickle?

EPISODE #12 - Mask Rules. Bike challenges. Curtain will rise. Isolation Dreams. A new word. Deep Fried pickle?

August 1, 2020

A mask is now a must inside C of KL businesses. Lawyer Jason Ward explains how, when and why. The Lakeview Arts Barn says the show must – and will – go on (with concessions). Lookin’ for a bike is an uphill pedal, says cycling expert and Cambray store owner Mike Gorman. Musician Marc Novoselec took the past few months to create Isolation Dreams. Our public library’s Lyndsay Bowen is back with a new word. And Denis digs into a deep fried pickle in Glenarm.

EPISODE #11 - Masked up. Paramedics in a pandemic. Staycation #2. New Chamber pres. Cassie conversation and song.

EPISODE #11 - Masked up. Paramedics in a pandemic. Staycation #2. New Chamber pres. Cassie conversation and song.

July 14, 2020

Pharmacist Cathy Puffer with mask update after Day 1 of new rule. Chief of Kawartha Paramedic Service, Andrew Rafton, on pandemic effect. Advocate publisher, Roderick Benns, on new gig as Chamber of Commerce president. Cameron’s Cassie Noble with great conversation and super great music.  And another Kawartha staycation.

EPISODE #10 - Graeme and his bass. Chipmunks everywhere. Internet trolls, too. Remembering Norma Jean. Chip Truck charm. KLPS on BLM.

EPISODE #10 - Graeme and his bass. Chipmunks everywhere. Internet trolls, too. Remembering Norma Jean. Chip Truck charm. KLPS on BLM.

July 1, 2020

Bass players or Bassist: Graeme’s cool with either. So many chipmunks. So many squirrels. So, why? Reaboro’s champion of the post office is gone, but never forgotten. What’s a Covid-19 test like anyway? Denis meets an internet troll – and chip a truck maven. Two different people, btw. Guess which he appreciates more. Local police embrace BLM – and prove it.

EPISODE #9 - BLM. School’s out – mostly. Restaurants adjust. Weddings, too. Noble music. Kawartha Staycation

EPISODE #9 - BLM. School’s out – mostly. Restaurants adjust. Weddings, too. Noble music. Kawartha Staycation

June 15, 2020

Selina Reevie’s peaceful protest in support of BLM. Lisa Miller’s Cat and Fiddle makes take-out work. A (not so) slight change in wedding planning. An update from hairstylist Kim Murphy. Students weigh in on virtual learning. Nancy Payne’s Kawartha road trip yields cool olives – and more.

EPISODE #8  Child custody during Covid. Hair care awaits. OYP’s tomorrow leaders. APCH needs you. Plantin’ outside.

EPISODE #8 Child custody during Covid. Hair care awaits. OYP’s tomorrow leaders. APCH needs you. Plantin’ outside.

May 30, 2020

Hair stylists, like Kim Murphy, miss us as much as we miss them. Lindsay’s homeless shelter sees surge in client numbers. Wards family lawyer, Ryan O’Neill, explains how Covid could affect child custody. Ontario Youth Parliament inspires two Lindsay natives. Sylvia Keesmaat teaches Denis a few things about OUTdoor gardening. 

EPISODE #7 - Landfills reopen - and Cuppy’s happy! Home hair care and gardening. Heaps of Music part 2. California dreaming – from Lindsay.

EPISODE #7 - Landfills reopen - and Cuppy’s happy! Home hair care and gardening. Heaps of Music part 2. California dreaming – from Lindsay.

May 14, 2020

Area landfills re-opened this week – but with conditions. Still, Cuppy is pumped, so he held a news conference. Great time to try gardening, eh! Home hair care? Uh, maybe. They’re now called Heaps – same fellas, still producing great music. A young woman watches a pandemic’s effects on her U.S. home – from Lindsay.

EPISODEe #6 - Food Source challenges. Small business blitz inspections. On-line board game primer. Dog Days of pandemic. Win-some-comedy!

EPISODEe #6 - Food Source challenges. Small business blitz inspections. On-line board game primer. Dog Days of pandemic. Win-some-comedy!

April 29, 2020

The KLFS got an $11,000 boost - good news for people like Heather. Jason Ward, of Wards Lawyers, explains government’s inspection blitz of local businesses. Julie Corlett knows dogs – and how to make their lives better when isolated with their owners. Jonah Grignon gets personal ‘bout board games with buddies – when played online. And some listener’s gonna win a CD!

EPISODE #5 - Hunting philosophy. Lindsay’s hip hop maestro. Interview with a cup. Word power entry.

EPISODE #5 - Hunting philosophy. Lindsay’s hip hop maestro. Interview with a cup. Word power entry.

April 13, 2020

Matthew Robbins hunts for food - and reflection. Host Denis hates seeing discarded styrofoam cups on his road. So, he interviewed one. A cup, that is. Luis Segara creates great food wraps and great hip hop. Meet The Advocate’s new municipal affairs writer, Kirk Winter.

EPISODE #4 - Downeyville Hall. Home schooling. Mental health at home. Maple syrup. Fun top 5.

EPISODE #4 - Downeyville Hall. Home schooling. Mental health at home. Maple syrup. Fun top 5.

March 29, 2020

Downeyville do-ers like Mary Connell and Karen Cook transformed their hall – while maintaining its history. A long-time Little Britain area home schooler offers tips. The CMHA’s Jack Veitch with self isolation self care. A top 5 that should make you smile. And maple syrup is a flowin’.

SPECIAL EPISODE - How Covid-19 is affecting us on a personal level.

SPECIAL EPISODE - How Covid-19 is affecting us on a personal level.

March 19, 2020

Host Denis Grignon speaks to a freelance musician, a church minister, a pizza place owner and a woman and daughter in self-isolation. And the RMH moves its Covid-19 testing area to the Lindsay Fair Grounds.

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