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July 2: Outbreak lifted at Fenelon Falls nursing home

The local health unit declared the COVID-19 outbreak at the Fenelon Court Long Term Care Home over. The outbreak was first announced on June 1, 2020 ...

July 2: Outbreak lifted at Fenelon Falls nursing home
July 2: Ontario ombudsman received more than 800 complaints due to COVID-19

Ontario ombudsman Paul Dubé said his investigation into the high death toll from COVID-19 at nursing homes is looking at how more inspections and ...

July 2: Ontario ombudsman received more than 800 complaints due to COVID-19
July 1: Q&A - Public health expert talks reuseable item safety during pandemic

Bernie Mayer, health protection manager for the local health unit, answered some questions about reuseable items and living sustainably and safely ...

July 1: Q&A - Public health expert talks reuseable item safety during pandemic
Thank You gifts

Members of the Calvary Pentecostal Church bought thank you gift cards to give to workers at the local Food Basics grocery store.

Thank You gifts
April 29: Funeral Homes and COVID-19

The local health unit released a list of precautions to take at funerals that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funerals were allowed to ...

April 29: Funeral Homes and COVID-19
April 29: Food Access and Community Supports during COVID-19

The local health unit compiled a list of Food Access and Community Supports available to residents in their area during the COVID-19 pandemic. This ...

April 29: Food Access and Community Supports during COVID-19
April 29: Flatten the Curve

A collage of pictures of Ross Memorial Hospital staff holding #stayhome signs to encourage citizens to stay home as much as possible and reduce the ...

April 29: Flatten the Curve
April 27: Bobcaygeon Relief Fund Makes a Difference

In just a few weeks, the Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund had received contributions totaling more than $150,000 from individuals, ...

April 27: Bobcaygeon Relief Fund Makes a Difference
April 27: Update from Pinecrest

Pinecrest Nursing Home reported no change in status since their last update - no new positive COVID-19 cases, no new COVID-19 related deaths - and ...

April 27: Update from Pinecrest
April 27: Imagine...'The (Post-Pandemic) World Will Live As One'

Tsang, Health Equity Coordinator, Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Pine Ridge District Health Unit, wondered about the type of world we might want to live ...

April 27: Imagine...'The (Post-Pandemic) World Will Live As One'
April 13: Bobcaygeon relief fund calls for those in need to reach out

Supporters of the Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund asked those in need in the area to reach out to the fund for help. More than $100,000 ...

April 13: Bobcaygeon relief fund calls for those in need to reach out
April 11: 'Sometimes the lessons in life are not taught in the classrooms'

Columnist Arlene Spencer said that the lessons children learned from the COVID-19 pandemic far outweigh any they learned in the classroom. They ...

April 11: 'Sometimes the lessons in life are not taught in the classrooms'
April 10: Ontario passes emergency order to let people remotely witness wills amid the pandemic

The Government of Ontario quietly passed legislation that allowed virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney. Witness requirements could be ...

April 10: Ontario passes emergency order to let people remotely witness wills amid the pandemic
April 6: Paramedics on the front lines of the pandemic

Paramedics around the Greater Toronto Area shared their experiences working on the front lines of the pandemic. Many spoke of the fear of spreading ...

April 6: Paramedics on the front lines of the pandemic
April 5: Bobcaygeon Porch Sing in support of Pinecrest

The Peterborough Singers were proud to be part of the Bobcaygeon (By the Tragically Hip) sing along in support of Bobcaygeon, Ontario and The ...

April 5: Bobcaygeon Porch Sing in support of Pinecrest
July 1: Canada Day The 2020 Way

The City of Kawartha Lakes compiled a Canada Day celebratory video message during the COVID-19 pandemic featuring temporary art installations in ...

July 1: Canada Day The 2020 Way
June 2020: Local businesses and employment services adapt

Local career services VCCS Employment Services adapted how it delivered its programs and services in Kawartha Lakes with one-on-one employment ...

June 2020: Local businesses and employment services adapt
June 2020: How 12 Kawartha Lakes residents are getting through the pandemic

12 Kawartha Lakes residents shared what has helped them cope and gotten them through the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

June 2020: How 12 Kawartha Lakes residents are getting through the pandemic
May 27: Message from the Mayor

Mayor Letham shared a message with residents about safety precautions, postponed and cancelled events, Trent Severn Waterway reopening, and ...

May 27: Message from the Mayor
May 25: Kinmount Fair cancelled

The Kinmount Fair Board decided to cancel the 2020 Kinmount Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial shutdown.

May 25: Kinmount Fair cancelled
May 22: Groceries sales down 40 per cent over long weekend compared to last year

The Mayor reported that grocery sales were down 40 per cent over a typical long weekend in the city due to the COVID-19 pandemic and warned residents ...

May 22: Groceries sales down 40 per cent over long weekend compared to last year
May 15: Interest-free loans now available for small businesses ineligible for other COVID-19 federal relief programs

Small and medium-sized businesses across southern Ontario that hadn't been eligible for other federal government COVID-19 business relief programs ...

May 15: Interest-free loans now available for small businesses ineligible for other COVID-19 federal relief programs
May 14: COVID-19 and the Impact on the Local Business Community

Dean Michel and Jennifer Bacon, Century 21 Granite Realty Group Ltd., hosted Jennifer Wilson, general manager of the Coboconk, Norland and Area ...

May 14: COVID-19 and the Impact on the Local Business Community
We miss the library!

Helen Scott on Twitter shared what they miss about the library during the COVID-19 pandemic

We miss the library!
May 9: Bobcaygeon Lions donate gift cards & refreshments

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May 9: Bobcaygeon Lions donate gift cards & refreshments
May 8: British Empire Fuels raises money for Bobcaygeon Relief Fund

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May 8: British Empire Fuels raises money for Bobcaygeon Relief Fund
May 7: Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market remains closed

The Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market announced that it would remain closed until further notice following the announcement from the Provincial Government ...

May 7: Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market remains closed
May 6: City begins expanding municipal services

Starting Friday May 8 2020 and going through the following week, the City expanded on municipal services such as access to landfill sites and ...

May 6: City begins expanding municipal services
May 4: Local business impact survey launched

In the City's continued effort to support local businesses through COVID-19, they released a survey to better understand the impact the pandemic had ...

May 4: Local business impact survey launched
May 4: Inmate at Lindsay superjail test positive for COVID-19

An inmate that arrived at Central East Correctional Centre (CECC) last week tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed in medical isolation upon ...

May 4: Inmate at Lindsay superjail test positive for COVID-19
May 4: Paper hygiene supplies still running short

Shoppers Drug Mart, downtown Lindsay, was still running short of paper hygiene supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, and antibacterial wipes ...

May 4: Paper hygiene supplies still running short
May 4: Reopening poster

The City shared an infographic of what businesses were able to re-open under strict safety guidelines as of May 4, 2020. Businesses and services ...

May 4: Reopening poster
May 4: 3 New Positive COVID-19 cases in Kawartha Lakes

The local health unit reported 3 new positive COVID-19 cases in Kawartha Lakes. This brought the total number of cases to 142. No new deaths or ...

May 4: 3 New Positive COVID-19 cases in Kawartha Lakes
May 4: Housing Services launched Rapid Re-Housing Program

The City partnered with landlords of apartments in CKL and Haliburton County to help end homelessness during COVID-19. The Rapid Re-Housing ...

May 4: Housing Services launched Rapid Re-Housing Program
May 4: Globus Theatre Online

The Globus Theatre at the Lakeview Arts Barn forged ahead with their annual May activities of fundraising and fun online while they waited for a ...

May 4: Globus Theatre Online
May 4: Kawartha Lakes health-care providers 'seeing' patients during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on daily life, but residents were assured that support remained available for their general and ...

May 4: Kawartha Lakes health-care providers 'seeing' patients during COVID-19
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 ...

The Advocate Podcast - Stories of Kawartha Lakes
May 1: Is the COVID-19 pandemic stopping Kawartha Lakes women from seeking help?

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 ...

May 1: Is the COVID-19 pandemic stopping Kawartha Lakes women from seeking help?
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 ...

May 1: Lindsay Transit will open an "On-Demand" request service effective May 3
May 1: Parenting and teaching simultaneously can lead to burnt offerings

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 ...

May 1: Parenting and teaching simultaneously can lead to burnt offerings

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