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February 17: Health Canada authorizes Canada's first rapid COVID-19 antibody test

Verify Diagnostics announced on Tuesday that Health Canada has authorized the Assure Tech EcotestCOVID-19 serological rapid test to be used at the ...

February 17: Health Canada authorizes Canada's first rapid COVID-19 antibody test
February 17: Commercial diver launches local delivery service after pandemic forced a career change

With an app- based food delivery service, a young entrepreneur is bringing the Kawartha Lakes a new kind of service, while partnering with local ...

February 17: Commercial diver launches local delivery service after pandemic forced a career change
February 17: Daily COVID Update

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February 17: Daily COVID Update
February 16: Half of Canadians don't believe they'll get vaccinated by September - poll

69 per cent said the federal government is more to blame for Canada's vaccine delays than individual provincial governments, due to its challenges in ...

February 16: Half of Canadians don't believe they'll get vaccinated by September - poll
February 16: Local area shifts out of lockdown, but it's not business as usual - medical officer of health

Acting medical officer of health warns that though cases of the virus may be declining, it is necessary to maintain precautions in order to maintain ...

February 16: Local area shifts out of lockdown, but it's not business as usual - medical officer of health
February 16: Kawartha Lakes police officer tests positive for COVID; three others are self-isolating

A Kawartha Lakes police officer, assigned to the Support Services Division, has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first positive case at the ...

February 16: Kawartha Lakes police officer tests positive for COVID; three others are self-isolating
February 16: Lindsay long-term care home starting to see light at the end of the tunnel

Caressant Care McLaughlin Road Nursing Home reports four active resident cases and nine active staff cases with more than half of residents ...

February 16: Lindsay long-term care home starting to see light at the end of the tunnel
February 16: Council votes to use some pandemic funding from the province to reduce projected tax levy increase

City of Kawartha Lakes council voted today to use pandemic funding from the province to reduce a projected 3.84% tax levy increase.

February 16: Council votes to use some pandemic funding from the province to reduce projected tax levy increase
February 16: Daily COVID Update

Two new deaths in Northumberland, regional active cases decrease to 91 with 9 new cases in Peterborough, 8 in Kawartha Lakes, 7 in Northumberland, 1 ...

February 16: Daily COVID Update
February 16: Resident charged under Reopening Ontario Act after report of a party in Lindsay

Kawartha Lakes Police Service has laid another charge under the provinces Reopening Act. Police say on February 14, 2021, at 10:09 pm the City of ...

February 16: Resident charged under Reopening Ontario Act after report of a party in Lindsay
February 15: Delaying March Break could create more problems than it solves

The province's decision to push back annual spring break by one month doesn't take into account teacher, student, and parent stress levels created by ...

February 15: Delaying March Break could create more problems than it solves
February 13: 106-year-old man and his 98-year-old bride to celebrate Valentine's Day in style in Lindsay

Celebrating milestones and special occasions have become a bit of a challenge for people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it isn’t phasing ...

February 13: 106-year-old man and his 98-year-old bride to celebrate Valentine's Day in style in Lindsay
February 13: Ontario deploying rapid coronavirus tests to essential workplaces and settings

S- The Ontario government is deploying test kits to essential workplaces and sectors in order to quickly identify and help stop the spread of ...

February 13: Ontario deploying rapid coronavirus tests to essential workplaces and settings
February 13: Daily COVID Update

Regional active cases at 97 with 6 new cases in Peterborough, 4 in Northumberland, and 3 in Kawartha Lakes

February 13: Daily COVID Update
February 12: City council prepares ready to move municipality to level orange

If Kawartha Lakes moves to Orange level, downtowns and other communities businesses will get to reopen.

February 12: City council prepares ready to move municipality to level orange
February 12: Kawartha Lakes to enter Orange Zone when shutdown ends next week

More local businesses and services will be able to reopen next week with COVID-19 safety measures in place, as the provincial Stay-at-Home Order ...

February 12: Kawartha Lakes to enter Orange Zone when shutdown ends next week
February 12: Bobcaygeon company delivering the goods during COVID-19

A group of Bobcaygeon businesses are showing their appreciation to long term care and retirement home front- line workers by doing what they do best- ...

February 12: Bobcaygeon company delivering the goods during COVID-19
February 12: Ontario resuming road tests at most DriveTest locations across the province

The Ontario government is restarting in-vehicle passenger road tests on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at most DriveTest centres across the province.

February 12: Ontario resuming road tests at most DriveTest locations across the province
February 12: Daily COVID Update

Regional active cases fall to 98 with 3 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes

February 12: Daily COVID Update
February 12: Ontario announces colour-coded levels for 27 public health unit regions

Effective February 16, Peterborough moves into 'Yellow-Protect' and Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton moves into 'Orange-Restrict'

February 12: Ontario announces colour-coded levels for 27 public health unit regions
February 11: Province says first round of coronavirus vaccinations complete in all Ontario long-term care homes

The first round of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in every long-term care home across Ontario to eligible residents who wanted one ...

February 11: Province says first round of coronavirus vaccinations complete in all Ontario long-term care homes
February 11: March break now April break; Octoblocks not certain for the fall, says board

The learning format for Fall 2021 has yet to be confirmed. The board has experienced bugetary stresses due to the pandemic though there are other ...

February 11: March break now April break; Octoblocks not certain for the fall, says board
February 10: No sympathy for the snowbirds

James Culic has no sympathy for the snowbirds complaining about that they do not want to pay for their mandatory 3- day hotel quarantine upon ...

February 10: No sympathy for the snowbirds
February 11: Snowcross competition returning to Lindsay Exhibition grounds minus spectators

Kawartha Snowcross competitions are returning to Lindsay, but fans are not. While some in the community are concerned, event coordinators say strict ...

February 11: Snowcross competition returning to Lindsay Exhibition grounds minus spectators
February 11: Confirmed case of coronavirus at St. Dominic Elementary School in Lindsay

There is a confirmed case of Coronavirus at St. Dominic's Catholic Elementary School. Some family members have said the case seems be linked to a bus ...

February 11: Confirmed case of coronavirus at St. Dominic Elementary School in Lindsay
February 11: Kawartha Lakes to develop plan to promote community safety and well-being in the wake of COVID-19

Plan will focus on developing a strategic framework and resources to help manage current and future risks across the municipality.

February 11: Kawartha Lakes to develop plan to promote community safety and well-being in the wake of COVID-19
February 11: Another death reported at Caressant Care in Lindsay

ES-Another resident of Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay has died of Coronavirus bringing the death toll to 14 residents.

February 11: Another death reported at Caressant Care in Lindsay
February 11: Daily COVID Update

Two more deaths and 7 new cases in Kawartha Lakes, 4 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Peterborough,and 1 in Haliburton.

February 11: Daily COVID Update
March 5, 2021: Mass immunization clinics - what it will look like in Kawartha Lakes

Plans would have two mass immunization centres for each of the three counties in the Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

March 5, 2021: Mass immunization clinics - what it will look like in Kawartha Lakes
March 4, 2021: Local health unit envisions role for pharmacies in vaccine roll-out

Three Ontario health units are preparing to see mass vaccinations in a pilot program by the province, but there’s no word on when Kawartha Lakes will ...

March 4, 2021: Local health unit envisions role for pharmacies in vaccine roll-out
March 4, 2021: 78 doses of coronavirus vaccine administered to physicians and staff at Ross Memorial Hospital

Physicians and staff at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay have begun the vaccination process

March 4, 2021: 78 doses of coronavirus vaccine administered to physicians and staff at Ross Memorial Hospital
March 4, 2021: Vaccinations complete for long-term care residents in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton

Health unit plans to set up at least two mass clinics in each county when community vaccinations begin

March 4, 2021: Vaccinations complete for long-term care residents in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton
March 4, 2021: Ross Memorial Hospital starts distributing first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to staff and physicians

Plans for vaccine clinics are being finalized and will soon be accepting appointment bookings for those over the age of 80. Photo of an ...

March 4, 2021: Ross Memorial Hospital starts distributing first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to staff and physicians
March 4, 2021: A dose of good news - Northumberland, Kawartha COVID-19 cases on the decline in recent weeks

If the decline in cases over recent weeks continues, it is possible that the area could see a shift from orange-restrict zone.

March 4, 2021: A dose of good news - Northumberland, Kawartha COVID-19 cases on the decline in recent weeks
March 4, 2021: Kawartha Lakes to receive an additional $1.2 million for coronavirus related costs

S-The Ontario government is providing anadditional $1,212,647 to address ongoing COVID-19-relatedoperating costs and keep capital projects on track. ...

March 4, 2021: Kawartha Lakes to receive an additional $1.2 million for coronavirus related costs
March 4, 2021: No direction given to local health units on use of AstraZeneca, about to expire in April

An anonymous local pharmacist suggests that the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit could be handling the matter of administering ...

March 4, 2021: No direction given to local health units on use of AstraZeneca, about to expire in April
March 4, 2021: Daily COVID Update

Today, Ontario is reporting 994 new cases, with the seven-day average of daily cases decreasing by 20 to 1,064.There are 92 new cases of the B.1.1.7 ...

March 4, 2021: Daily COVID Update
February 25: St. James Church in the Times of COVID-19

St. James, as well as many other churches, are innovating to continue serving their congregation and community through YouTube church services. The ...

February 25: St. James Church in the Times of COVID-19
March 4, 2021: Most local businesses persevering after second lockdown

Seven in 10 small business owners have taken on debt due to COVID-19 but many of the local businesses in the Kawartha Lakes have pushed through and ...

March 4, 2021: Most local businesses persevering after second lockdown
March 3, 2021: Ross Memorial Hospital currently has zero patients admitted with coronavirus

At one time there were up to seven people in hospital locally with the virus. Safety measures such as medical grade masks worn by all guests and ...

March 3, 2021: Ross Memorial Hospital currently has zero patients admitted with coronavirus

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