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  • May 4: Globus Theatre Online
        As we wait patiently for a final decision as to how our 2020 season should proceed, we have chosen to forge ahead with our usual May activities of fundraising and fun. Every Spring we aim to bring the community together to support and celebrate our charitable organization. We want you ...
      As we wait patiently for a final decision as to how our ...
  • May 4: Kawartha Lakes health-care providers 'seeing' patients during COVID-19
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 4 May 2020     The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on daily life, but residents were assured that support remained available for their general and emergency health concerns. Family doctors and nurse practitioners provided essential patient visits in their clinics and conducted appointments remotely, often over telephone or video chat, to assist their ...
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    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 4 May 2020   The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on daily life, but residents ...
  • The Advocate Podcast - Stories of Kawartha Lakes
        A twice-monthly news magazine program, with interviews and documentaries, about the people and issues surrounding this city [Kawartha Lakes] in Central Ontario. Podcasts hosted and produced by Denis Grignon (Feb 2020 – Present.) Podcast available for listening and downloading on Podbean, iTunes, and Spotify platforms.
      A twice-monthly news magazine program, with interviews and documentaries, about the people ...
  • May 1: Is the COVID-19 pandemic stopping Kawartha Lakes women from seeking help?
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 1 May 2020     Service agencies and police said domestic violence calls were down, but worried it was simply a 'powder keg' as women in need were self-isolated or unable to get time away from abusers in order to call crisis counsellors or police for help due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The calls that ...
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    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 1 May 2020   Service agencies and police said domestic violence calls were down, but worried ...
  • May 1: Lindsay Transit will open an "On-Demand" request service effective May 3
        Lindsay Transit opened an "On-Demand" temporary service for conventional riders beginning Sunday, May 3, 2020. This level of service was offered to assist with essential travel, including travel for work, grocery, pharmacy and medical appointments. The "On-Demand" booking was open to residents, with a priority for essential/front-line workers.
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      Lindsay Transit opened an "On-Demand" temporary service for conventional riders beginning Sunday, ...
  • May 1: Parenting and teaching simultaneously can lead to burnt offerings
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 1 May 2020     Mariposa Elementary School teacher and mother of four Beth Wilson tapped into her own creativity when it came to COVID-19 lessons to support her children's' Learning@Home program and her own students.
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    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 1 May 2020   Mariposa Elementary School teacher and mother of four Beth Wilson tapped into ...
  • May 1: "On the Front Lines" by D. Artemis Chartier
        Kawartha Lakes musician D. Artemis Chartier composed a song in appreciation of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. YouTube video description: "Let's applaud while our heroes shine, on the front lines." During the COVID-19 battle of 2020, we were moved to express admiration for front line workers, who support the ...
      Kawartha Lakes musician D. Artemis Chartier composed a song in appreciation of ...
  • Positive messages at Kountry Kitchen
        Stay Strong --- Peace & Love - Tony ---- Stay home & stay safe - Melissa ---- Social Distance will help - Ashley. D ---- Keep the Faith ---- Love & Light & Positive Thinking - Tara Lee ---- Stay Happy, Health & Safe xo ---- We will all come ...
      Stay Strong --- Peace & Love - Tony ---- Stay home & ...
  • May 1: City recruiting positions for delivering essential services
        The City put out a hiring call recruiting positions for the delivery of essential services. Positions included Advanced Care Paramedics, Heavy Equipment Operators, Utility Maintenance Operators, Road Crew Leaders and Truck and Coach Technicians.
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      The City put out a hiring call recruiting positions for the delivery ...
  • March 31: Lindsay hospital keeps working to minimize COVID-19
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020     Lindsay’s Ross Memorial Hospital continued to take steps to ensure the safety of its patients, team and community remained a top priority. To this end the hospital established a dedicated unit to provide care to patients with suspected and confirmed positive COVID-19, and put plans in place to scale up ...
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    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020   Lindsay’s Ross Memorial Hospital continued to take steps to ensure the safety ...
  • March 31: Outbreak at Bobcaygeon nursing home expected to get worse before it gets better
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020     Medical Director Dr. Michelle Snarr trying to stop the spread of COVID-19 inside Pinecrest Nursing Home spoke about the speed 'at which this monstrous thing is moving.' The level of exhaustion for staff members was extreme with everyone looking 'haggard and exhausted' and in 'tears at times.' Campaigns and requests ...
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    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020   Medical Director Dr. Michelle Snarr trying to stop the spread of COVID-19 ...
  • March 31: COVID-19 claims three more lives at Bobcaygeon nursing home
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020     Three more residents passed at Pinecrest Nursing Home, bringing the number of deaths in Kawartha Lakes due to COVID-19 to 14. Jean Pollock, whose husband recently became a resident of Pinecrest, also passed as one of the deaths related to the outbreak at the long-term care home.
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    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020   Three more residents passed at Pinecrest Nursing Home, bringing the number of ...
  • Display of Kindness in Haliburton County, Kawartha Lakes, and Brock Township
        Taking the opportunity to shed some light on a few displays of kindness in HKLB. Our community truly knows how to come together, offering a helping hand or give words of encouragement during difficult times. ------- SIRCH Community Services @sirchcs If you are struggling with having enough food, you can ...
      Taking the opportunity to shed some light on a few displays of ...
  • March 31: Lindsay superjail inmate population dwindling due to COVID-19 measures
    Vandonk, Todd, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020     The Central East Correctional Centre, Lindsay, housed 200 fewer inmates due to COVID-19 measures. The reduced number of inmates was due to the Ministry of the Attorney General's mandate to release accused people on bail prior to entering the correctional system when possible.
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    Vandonk, Todd, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020   The Central East Correctional Centre, Lindsay, housed 200 fewer inmates due to ...
  • Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. donates to Ross Memorial Hospital
        Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. donated $2.00 from the purchase of every case of 24 bottles from their Online Bottle Shop to Ross Memorial Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. donated $2.00 from the purchase of every case ...
  • March 31: Economic Development - City of Kawartha Lakes launches COVID-19 business support webpage
        The City's Economic Development team launched a dedicated webpage to support businesses during COVID-19. The team remained available by phone and electronically while all municipal buildings were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and collaborated with partner agencies to ensure the most accurate information was available.
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      The City's Economic Development team launched a dedicated webpage to support businesses ...
  • March 31: Kawartha Lakes council looks to host next meeting virtually in April
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020     Kawartha Lakes council planned to hold their first regular council meeting virtually after legislation was passed by the province to allow municipalities to conduct council, local board and committee meetings electronically in case of local or provincial emergencies. Council's last regular meeting was held on March 19, 2020, already moved ...
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    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020   Kawartha Lakes council planned to hold their first regular council meeting virtually ...
  • March 31: Canada Post closes Bobcaygeon Post Office
        Canada Post has closed the Bobcaygeon Post Office as of today, as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. Mail and parcels will not be delivered today in Bobcaygeon and communities served by this facility. There will be no parcel pickup services. Regular mail services are scheduled to resume on April 1st, ...
      Canada Post has closed the Bobcaygeon Post Office as of today, as ...
  • March 31: Bobcaygeon's battle with COVID-19 draws the eyes of the nation
    Riley, Mary, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020     Former Kawartha Lakes This Week reporter and Bobcaygeon resident Mary Riley wrote about life in Bobcaygeon and the tragedy of the COVID-19 outbreak at Pinecrest Nursing Home
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    Riley, Mary, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020   Former Kawartha Lakes This Week reporter and Bobcaygeon resident Mary Riley wrote ...
  • March 30: Message from the Mayor
        Mayor Letham reached out to City residents with a video message following the deaths of nine residents of Pinecrest Nursing Home due to COVID-19. He reiterated that only essential services continued in the municipality, that all municipal buildings were closed including parks and amenities, and that all non-essential businesses were ...
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      Mayor Letham reached out to City residents with a video message following ...
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