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Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay seeing a resurgence in popularity

KAWARTHA LAKES-The 157 year old Lindsay jail has a long and storied past. From public hangings to housing some of Canada’s worst offenders such as Paul Bernardo, there’s a lot of history there. The jail opened in 1863 and was a fully operational jail until 2003. In 2011 it re-opened as the Olde Gaol Museum, preserving not only the history of the jail but the history of Kawartha Lakes.  Over the past year dedicated volunteers have worked hard to refurbish the facility and breathe some new life into it. It’s paying off.

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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