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  • August 14: Canada-U.S. border remained closed
    Blair, Bill, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 14 Aug 2020     Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced that the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed for another 30 days, until September 21st. This is the fifth time the border closure has been extended since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. ---- Bill Blair @BillBlair We are extending ...
    Blair, Bill, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 14 Aug 2020   Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced that ...
  • March 25: 'Needed relief' - Ontario announces $17B to fight coronavirus crisis
    Clysdale, Taylor, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 25 Mar 2020     The Ontario government didn't hold back in dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, promising to spend $17 billion, increasing the provincial deficit from $6.4 billion to $20.5 billion. This was part of the announcement made Wednesday, March 25, 2020 as $17 billion was spent on emergency aid to deal with ...
    Clysdale, Taylor, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 25 Mar 2020   The Ontario government didn't hold back in dealing with the impacts of ...
  • June 2020: Local businesses and employment services adapt
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), June 2020     Local career services VCCS Employment Services adapted how it delivered its programs and services in Kawartha Lakes with one-on-one employment counselling to clients and employers by phone, email, text, and web meetings; free online sessions for job-seekers; a full board of job postings; and offering screening, recruitment and virtual job ...
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), June 2020   Local career services VCCS Employment Services adapted how it delivered its programs ...
  • July 11: The NHL is back - Players, owners ratify return-to-play plan
    McGran, Kevin, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 11 Jul 2020     NHL players and league's owners each passed two complex, interlinked deals, one of which outlined the return to play during the coronavirus pandemic that would decide the Stanley Cup champion. 24 teams (12 in the Eastern Conference heading to Toronto and 12 in the Western Conference heading for Edmonton) would ...
    McGran, Kevin, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 11 Jul 2020   NHL players and league's owners each passed two complex, interlinked deals, one ...
  • July 4: A Pandemic Poem
    Gravel, Bruce, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 4 Jul 2020     Columnist Bruce Gravel took on the challenge of rhyme in this trying time (of the COVID-19 pandemic.)
    Gravel, Bruce, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 4 Jul 2020   Columnist Bruce Gravel took on the challenge of rhyme in this trying ...
  • July 8: Message from the Mayor
        The mayor shared a message about the mandatory face mask order from the local health unit effective July 13, 2020 and the new burn ban that came into effect on July 8, 2020 at 11:59pm due to extreme hot and dry temperatures.
      The mayor shared a message about the mandatory face mask order from ...
  • June 11: Local state of emergency to continue; CAO in charge until end of summer
    Winter, Kirk, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 11 Jun 2020     Councillor Ron Ashmore wanted the CAO to step back from his special powers that were granted at the start of the pandemic but the rest of council disagreed.
    Winter, Kirk, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 11 Jun 2020   Councillor Ron Ashmore wanted the CAO to step back from his special ...
  • 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.
    Vandonk, Todd, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020   The Central East Correctional Centre, Lindsay, housed 200 fewer inmates due to ...
  • March 30: Two Kawartha Lakes officers in isolation after potential COVID-19 exposure
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 30 Mar 2020     Two Kawartha Lakes Police Service constables went into self-isolation following the arrest of a man in relation to a domestic abuse call on March 28, 2020 and remained off-duty and in isolation while they were tested for COVID-19.
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 30 Mar 2020   Two Kawartha Lakes Police Service constables went into self-isolation following the arrest ...
  • 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
    Riley, Mary, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 31 Mar 2020   Former Kawartha Lakes This Week reporter and Bobcaygeon resident Mary Riley wrote ...
  • 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 ...
  • June 7: A birthday parade for Joyce Poole
    Kawartha Promoter, Kawartha Promoter (Bobcaygeon, ON: Max Miller), 7 Jun 2020     Honk to celebrate Joyce Poole's 90th Birthday
    Kawartha Promoter, Kawartha Promoter (Bobcaygeon, ON: Max Miller), 7 Jun 2020   Honk to celebrate Joyce Poole's 90th Birthday
  • August 14: Lindsay labour council hosts support drive instead of annual event
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 14 Aug 2020     COVID-19 forced the Lindsay & District Labour Council to cancel its annual Labour Day event, but that doesn't mean it abandoned the opportunity to continue to support the community. Instead, they held a Community Support Drive to collect items for local agencies significantly impacted by the pandemic.
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 14 Aug 2020   COVID-19 forced the Lindsay & District Labour Council to cancel its annual ...
  • August 16: In the year 2053, part two
    Gravel, Bruce, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 16 Aug 2020     In part two of his look into the future, humour columnist Bruce Gravel wrote about the brave new world in the year 2053.
    Gravel, Bruce, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 16 Aug 2020   In part two of his look into the future, humour columnist Bruce ...
  • July 31: Canada launches COVID Alert, an exposure notification app
        Canada launched the COVID Alert app on July 31, 2020. Using Bluetooth signals available through smartphones, it alerted users to COVID-19 exposure, offered advice on what to do following exposure, and let others know when you tested positive without sharing personal information.
      Canada launched the COVID Alert app on July 31, 2020. Using Bluetooth ...
  • July 31: Province orders bars and restaurants to collect customer names and contact information
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 31 Jul 2020     The Ontario government amended its orders under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act to require bars and restaurants, effective on July 31st, to collect the names and contact information of patrons. Under the new rules, the operator of a bar and restaurant must record the name and ...
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 31 Jul 2020   The Ontario government amended its orders under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible ...
  • July 28: Are we masking up? Lindsay pharmacist says 'yes'
    Roderick Benns, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 28 Jul 2020     Local pharmacist Cathy Puffer said that before the health unit's mandatory face mask or covering rule came into effect, approximately 60% of her clients wore masks. As of day one of the rule, she was surprised to see 99% following it and those that came without masks either purchased a ...
    Roderick Benns, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 28 Jul 2020   Local pharmacist Cathy Puffer said that before the health unit's mandatory face ...
  • July 24: Memorial blanket for COVID-19 victims to contain more than 9,000 squares
    Keesmaat, Sylvia, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 24 Jul 2020     Knitters were recruited from across Canada to make knitted 12 by 12-inch squares, one for each person who died in Canada due to the pandemic. The wool blanket had approximately 9,000 squares and weighed 1,500 lbs (680 kg). It is planned to tour the blanket across Canada starting January 2021 ...
    Keesmaat, Sylvia, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 24 Jul 2020   Knitters were recruited from across Canada to make knitted 12 by 12-inch ...
  • July 24: Fitness studio at Lindsay Recreation Complex reopens August 10
        The city reopened fitness classes at the Lindsay Recreation Complex on August 10, 2020, with strict participant limits and specific COVID-19 fitness rules. These rules included maintaining physical distancing from others, no access to change rooms or lockers, following directional signage, removing outdoor footwear, and wearing a mask when anywhere ...
      The city reopened fitness classes at the Lindsay Recreation Complex on August ...
  • August 7: Ford pledges help for 'overworked' PSWs
    McQuigge, Michelle, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 7 Aug 2020     Ontario's overworked and underpaid personal support workers received government assistance, the province's premier said he heaped praise on a group who have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in long-term care homes.
    McQuigge, Michelle, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 7 Aug 2020   Ontario's overworked and underpaid personal support workers received government assistance, the province's ...
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