Eligible Lindsay residents who need a hand up are a step closer to a better quality of life as the Province’s Basic Income Guarantee program continues to move closer to becoming a reality.

In April, the province announced Lindsay, along with Hamilton and Thunder Bay, Brantford and Brant County were the communities chosen for the pilot.

On Friday (July 7), Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition chair Mike Perry said the program is rolling out in Thunder Bay and Hamilton, with Lindsay up next.

“It’s good they are doing it in Hamilton and Thunder Bay first,” Perry said. “It will give them the opportunity to learn.”