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  • March 11: Federal government unveils $1B response fund for coronavirus outbreak
    MacCharles, Tonda, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 11 Mar 2020     Canada's Federal government unveiled a billion-dollar "COVID-19 response fund" to address spreading concerns about the health system's current capacity to absorb critical cases if the outbreak worsened, and the economy's ability to cushion the shock to the travel and tourism sectors.
    MacCharles, Tonda, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 11 Mar 2020   Canada's Federal government unveiled a billion-dollar "COVID-19 response fund" to address spreading ...
  • March 23: I went to Costco in the age of coronavirus. Here's what it was like
    Bradley, Brian, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 23 Mar 2020     Brian Bradley headed to Ancaster, Ont., Costco location with his mother to check out the safety measures put in place. Limited number of shoppers within the store, a steadily growing line-up of people (all provided with wipes to cleans hands and cart handles), and the orderly fashion of the store ...
    Bradley, Brian, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 23 Mar 2020   Brian Bradley headed to Ancaster, Ont., Costco location with his mother to ...
  • March 13: City programming and public access to certain facilities suspended March 14
        City of Kawartha Lakes cancelled programming and public access to all City-owned recreation complexes and community centres as of March 14, 2020.
      City of Kawartha Lakes cancelled programming and public access to all City-owned ...
  • March 15: All Kawartha Lakes Public Library branches closed
    City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 15 Mar 2020     To support the health and well being of staff and residents, starting Sunday March 15, 2020 all branches of the Kawartha Lakes Public Library were closed to the public until at least April 6, 2020. Library closures were extended in line with the City's and the Province's state of emergency. ...
    City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 15 Mar 2020   To support the health and well being of staff and residents, starting ...
  • March 16: Kawartha Lakes urges residents to stream meetings from home
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 16 Mar 2020     The City of Kawartha Lakes urged citizens with internet access to stay home and livestream meetings via YouTube or watch on Cogeco instead of the attending City Hall.
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 16 Mar 2020   The City of Kawartha Lakes urged citizens with internet access to stay ...
  • March 17: City closes non-essential services, staff to ask for 'lame duck' authority
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 17 Mar 2020     Kawartha Lakes announced the city is working on shutting down non-essential services and closing city spaces to public access amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 17 Mar 2020   Kawartha Lakes announced the city is working on shutting down non-essential services ...
  • March 30: People deferring their mortgage payments are making an unpleasant discover - it can wreck your credit rating
    Smith, Elaine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 30 Mar 2020     People paying mortgages made unpleasant discoveries after they requested mortgage deferrals from their lenders during COVID-19. Any mortgage payments that were deferred showed up as late payments on credit scores at Equifax and TransUnion, which can heavily damage the credit score especially if done multiple times. Banks and mortgage lenders ...
    Smith, Elaine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 30 Mar 2020   People paying mortgages made unpleasant discoveries after they requested mortgage deferrals from ...
  • March 28: Bobcaygeon's Pinecrest Nursing Home - 'People continue to send love'
    Hodgins, Bill, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Mar 2020     Dr. Michelle Snarr, a Bobcaygeon physician, gave permission to Kawartha Lakes This Week to share her update on what life has been like inside the Pinecrest Nursing Home, which suffered the largest outbreak of COVID-19 in the province at the time, and in the community of Bobcaygeon.
    Hodgins, Bill, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Mar 2020   Dr. Michelle Snarr, a Bobcaygeon physician, gave permission to Kawartha Lakes This ...
  • March 17: Ontario declares state of emergency due to coronavirus
    Head, Bruce, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 17 Mar 2020     Premier Doug Ford declared the Ontario State of Emergency on March 17, 2020 to fight COVID-19. Gatherings of more than 50 people were prohibited, including parades, events, and places of worship. All indoor recreational programs, libraries, private schools, licensed child care, bars & restaurants not offering takeout and delivery, all ...
    Head, Bruce, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 17 Mar 2020   Premier Doug Ford declared the Ontario State of Emergency on March 17, ...
  • March 15: Ross Memorial Hospital tightens screening to combat COVID-19
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 15 Mar 2020     Ross Memorial Hospital tightened access to the hospital in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Effective March 17, 2020, the hospital implemented the following measures: Active screening of everyone entering the building, redirecting away anyone with a travel history or symptoms indicating possibly having the virus, limited open ...
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 15 Mar 2020   Ross Memorial Hospital tightened access to the hospital in an effort to ...
  • March 18: Kawartha Conservation shuts its doors to the public
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, 18 Mar 2020     Kawartha Conservation closed its doors to the public during the pandemic but continued to provide essential services such as watershed monitoring.
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, 18 Mar 2020   Kawartha Conservation closed its doors to the public during the pandemic but ...
  • March 18: A message from Human Services
        Though the Kawartha Lakes Human Services offices closed to the public, services for the public were still being delivered and were available to all program recipients and tenants, new requests for service were being received and general questions addressed.
      Though the Kawartha Lakes Human Services offices closed to the public, services ...
  • March 19: City Waste Management shared a reminder
        Waste Management reminded the public that items like tissues (such as Kleenex), paper towels, toilet paper and diapers were not recyclable and should be included in garbage.
      Waste Management reminded the public that items like tissues (such as Kleenex), ...
  • March 12: All Ontario schools closed for two weeks after March Break to fight COVID-19
    Rushowy, Kristin, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 12 Mar 2020     On recommendation from Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, Ontario schools closed for two weeks following March Break (beginning March 23, 2020) to fight COVID-19. This closure would later be extended, leading to permanent school closures for the 2019/2020 school year.
    Rushowy, Kristin, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 12 Mar 2020   On recommendation from Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, Ontario ...
  • March 24: ETFO deal reached in cloud of COVID-19 in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes
    Clysdale, Taylor, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 24 Mar 2020     On March 20, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) reached a tentative deal with the province, ending the rotating one-day strikes which had been occurring since November 2019. Major arguments in the deal were related to mandatory e-learning and larger class sizes. The province publicly backed down from class ...
    Clysdale, Taylor, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 24 Mar 2020   On March 20, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) reached a ...
  • 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 ...
  • March 24: Lawyer Jason Ward offers a guide to emergency income and supports available
    Ward, Jason, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 24 Mar 2020     As non-essential businesses were closed due to provincial shutdown, many Canadians found themselves laid off. Lindsay-based lawyer Jason Ward offered a quick reference guide to the income and other supports available to anyone out of work due to COVID-19 shutdowns.
    Ward, Jason, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 24 Mar 2020   As non-essential businesses were closed due to provincial shutdown, many Canadians found ...
  • March 27: Make this time about family, not academics urges education director
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 27 Mar 2020     Larry Hope, director of education with Trillium Lakelands District School Board urged parents to focus on the family's health and well-being and not worry about the rest of their child's education this school year.
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 27 Mar 2020   Larry Hope, director of education with Trillium Lakelands District School Board urged ...
  • March 23: Province opening 50,000 free, 24-hour, child care spaces for essential workers
    Monsebraaten, Laurie, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 23 Mar 2020     Ontario partnered with municipalities and First Nations to open as many as 50,000 child care spaces for essential workers across the province in centres that will be free and available 24-7, Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Sunday. The spaces were initially to serve front-line workers including doctors, nurses, lab technicians, ...
    Monsebraaten, Laurie, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 23 Mar 2020   Ontario partnered with municipalities and First Nations to open as many as ...
  • March 18: Worst of coronavirus panic buying over, says supply chain expert
    Saba, Rosa, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 18 Mar 2020     Food supply experts stressed that the food supply is unchanged and that it was just hard to keep up with restocking shelvese as mass consumer panic buying tapers off in Canada, but warned that consumers may see higher prices due to the fall of the value of the loonie and ...
    Saba, Rosa, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 18 Mar 2020   Food supply experts stressed that the food supply is unchanged and that ...
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