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April 27, 2021: Youngster's creative outlet during COVID shutdown helps others

Local Lindsay boy, Brysen Gilmour, donating all proceeds from artwork sales to local charities.

April 27, 2021: Youngster's creative outlet during COVID shutdown helps others
April 28, 2021: Northumberland, Kawartha seeing some improvement last week around COVID-19 activity

Northumberland and Kawartha areas are seeing improvements surrounding COVID-19 activity this week.

April 28, 2021: Northumberland, Kawartha seeing some improvement last week around COVID-19 activity
April 23, 2021: Take it or leave it

Price gouging caused by Covid-19 for household items, food, gas and lumber.

April 23, 2021: Take it or leave it
April 26, 2021: 'Adapt your business sir' - Reader takes issue with Lindsay business's stance on masks

Letter to the editor from John M. Murry in response to the article "Adapt your business sir", an article about Andrew Gouin's view on the mask ...

April 26, 2021: 'Adapt your business sir' - Reader takes issue with Lindsay business's stance on masks
April 28, 2021: COVID-19 staff cases at Fenelon Court Long-Term Care Home now resolved

Covid-19 outbreak at the Fenelon Court Long Term Care Home in five staff members has been resolved.

April 28, 2021: COVID-19 staff cases at Fenelon Court Long-Term Care Home now resolved
April 27, 2021: Kawartha Lakes business owner starts online petition in hopes of having restaurant patios opened

Local restaurant, Adam Matthews, of 72 Bolton Sport Cafe has started a petition directed at the Government of Ontario to allow restaurants to open ...

April 27, 2021: Kawartha Lakes business owner starts online petition in hopes of having restaurant patios opened
April 26, 2021: How many HKPR residents have got COVID-19 vaccines?

As of Monday, April 26 64,953 Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit residents have received their first doses. First doses the last ...

April 26, 2021: How many HKPR residents have got COVID-19 vaccines?
April 26, 2021: 11 Coronavirus patients currently at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay

The Ross Memorial Hospital is currently caring for 11 Covid-19 positive patients transferred from the Scarborough Health Network. Two patients are in ...

April 26, 2021: 11 Coronavirus patients currently at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay
April 27, 2021: Initiative aims to support restaurants, people in need

Donate a Dish - City of Kawartha Lakes, a local campaign has started to provide support for local restaurants and help those in need During the ...

April 27, 2021: Initiative aims to support restaurants, people in need
April 25, 2021: Health unit sees increased requests for mental health supports by parents

90 per cent increase in the demand for mental health supports from parents in the Kawartha Lakes region during the Covid-19 pandemic.

April 25, 2021: Health unit sees increased requests for mental health supports by parents
April 24, 2021: Daily COVID Update

Confirmed positive: 1,571, including 691 in Kawartha Lakes, 786 in Northumberland, and 95 in Haliburton (increase of 7, including 4 in Kawartha ...

April 24, 2021: Daily COVID Update
April 23, 2021: Ontario confirms first case of rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clotting

The Ontario government has confirmed the first case of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) in a patient after receiving the ...

April 23, 2021: Ontario confirms first case of rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clotting
April 23, 2021: Kawartha Lakes Fire Department to receive $23,000 to address impacts of coronavirus

The Ontario Government says it is investing $60,000 to help Fire Services in Haliburton- Kawartha Lakes-Brock address the impacts of the COVID-19 ...

April 23, 2021: Kawartha Lakes Fire Department to receive $23,000 to address impacts of coronavirus
April 23, 2021: Daily COVID Update

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit’s service area is the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, and Haliburton ...

April 23, 2021: Daily COVID Update
April 23, 2021: City trying to keep up with provincial pandemic orders

The City of Kawartha Lakes will be closing arenas, community centres, halls, pools, fitness centres, Service centres and restricting public access ...

April 23, 2021: City trying to keep up with provincial pandemic orders
April 22, 2021: Northumberland, Kawartha residents can expect 'fewer appointments' at mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics in coming weeks

Continued shortage of the Pfizer vaccine, Moderna shipment has been delayed. The Health unit struggles to meet vaccine demand in Kawartha Lakes. As ...

April 22, 2021: Northumberland, Kawartha residents can expect 'fewer appointments' at mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics in coming weeks
April 21, 2021: Reopening Ontario Act charges laid

Nineteen-year-old Michael Esenwa of Brampton was arrested and charged with failure to comply with undertaking.

April 21, 2021: Reopening Ontario Act charges laid
April 21, 2021: Medical officer of health talks rising COVID-19 cases, community transmission in HKPR

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Districts Health Unit case count as of Wednesday April 21, 2021 is 1534, including 291 new cases. 30 per cent of ...

April 21, 2021: Medical officer of health talks rising COVID-19 cases, community transmission in HKPR
April 21, 2021: Local business owner starts petition to reopen outdoor restaurant patios

Local Business owner, Andrew Matthews of 72 Bolton Sports Cafe has started a petition to reopen outdoor dining.

April 21, 2021: Local business owner starts petition to reopen outdoor restaurant patios
April 21, 2021: Fenelon Falls Tennis Club a pandemic-friendly sport option

The Fenelon Falls Tennis Club is an underrated pandemic friendly sport that allows the players to participate without worrying about Covid-19 ...

April 21, 2021: Fenelon Falls Tennis Club a pandemic-friendly sport option
April 21, 2021: Daily COVID Update

Covid-19 update in the Greater Kawartha area from April 21, 2021 including Active cases, ICU hospitalizations, outbreaks and probable ...

April 21, 2021: Daily COVID Update
December 1, 2021: Episode #44 Kawartha style house concerts. New neighbourhoods nearing reality. Preparing kids for their jabs. A generous land transfer near Pontypool.

Dr. Sheila-Mae Young discusses her experiences of childrens' reactions to getting the COVID-19 vaccine and strategies for making children feel more ...

December 1, 2021: Episode #44 Kawartha style house concerts. New neighbourhoods nearing reality. Preparing kids for their jabs. A generous land transfer near Pontypool.
December 22, 2021: New visiting restrictions at Ross Memorial Hospital

The hospital is introducing new visitor restrictions in the interest of keeping staff and patients safe.

December 22, 2021: New visiting restrictions at Ross Memorial Hospital
April 21, 2021: Benns' Belief - Politicians are human - and so is learning from our mistakes

Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford are human too, they can make mistakes even when is comes to deciding what business' and locations were included in the ...

April 21, 2021: Benns' Belief - Politicians are human - and so is learning from our mistakes
April 20, 2021: Public invited to become part of the Olde Gaol Museum's upcoming COVID-19 exhibit

Article from Kawartha Lakes This Week about the Olde Gaol Musuem collecting COVID-19 stories from residents and business'

April 20, 2021: Public invited to become part of the Olde Gaol Museum's upcoming COVID-19 exhibit
October 29, 2021: Approximately 20 staff at Ross Memorial Hospital could be placed on unpaid leave on Monday due to vaccine mandate

Hospital officials say roughly 98 per cent of the 1,000 staff have indicated they are fully vaccinated, leaving approximately 20 staff who are either ...

October 29, 2021: Approximately 20 staff at Ross Memorial Hospital could be placed on unpaid leave on Monday due to vaccine mandate
October 28, 2021: Ontario extending temporary wage increase for personal support workers

In October 2020, Ontario announced it would temporarily enhance wages for personal support workers and direct support workers to help stabilize, ...

October 28, 2021: Ontario extending temporary wage increase for personal support workers
November 30, 2021: School board won't use any of its $2.7 million surplus this year to help students to catch up from pandemic closures

Given that students have had disrupted learning for the past two years with schools being closed for months at a time some think the money might be ...

November 30, 2021: School board won't use any of its $2.7 million surplus this year to help students to catch up from pandemic closures
November 28, 2021: Former Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP on vacation in South Africa impacted by new travel bans

The former MPP found himself in South Africa when the Omicron variant exploded and many countries closed the boarders to travelers coming from South ...

November 28, 2021: Former Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP on vacation in South Africa impacted by new travel bans
November 25, 2021: School board sending COVID testing kits home for the holidays

“All students will be provided a rapid screening kit with five tests for use over the holidays,” director of education Wes Hahn told trustees at the ...

November 25, 2021: School board sending COVID testing kits home for the holidays
November 24, 2021: "You are crushing my dreams" - Some parents say vaccine mandates are hurting kids

A local child has been barred from playing hockey and taking swimming lessons because his mother is unable to be vaccinated, according to a lifelong ...

November 24, 2021: "You are crushing my dreams" - Some parents say vaccine mandates are hurting kids
November 24, 2021: Mass vaccination clinics are back

Anyone born in 2016 or earlier is now eligible to get vaccinated for a first or second dose of the vaccine.

November 24, 2021: Mass vaccination clinics are back
November 22, 2021: Kawarthas health unit hosting virtual session to answer parents’ question about COVID-19 vaccine for kids

The online information session is designed to provide parents with information about the vaccine, how to prepare children for vaccination, potential ...

November 22, 2021: Kawarthas health unit hosting virtual session to answer
parents’ question about COVID-19 vaccine for kids
November 22, 2021: Ross Memorial Hospital implements COVID-19 vaccination policy for visitors

Exceptions to vaccine requirements for visitors include parents/ guardians of patients under 18 years of age, visitors of patients near end of life, ...

November 22, 2021: Ross Memorial Hospital implements COVID-19 vaccination policy for visitors
November 21, 2021: Health inspectors committed to enforcing Reopening Ontario Act in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland

Despite significant pressures placed on public health inspectors; workloads, the local health unit continues to enforce the provincial Reopening ...

November 21, 2021: Health inspectors committed to enforcing Reopening Ontario Act in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland
November 18, 2021: Health unit urges people to fully vaccinate to limit COVID-19 case surge in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland

The local health unit's case rate sits at 6.9 per 100 000 people with a test positivity rate of 0. 7 percent. There are presently no outbreaks.

November 18, 2021: Health unit urges people to fully vaccinate to limit COVID-19 case surge in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland
November 18, 2021: Province providing take-home rapid antigen COVID tests to all public schools ahead of Christmas break, implementing new school restrictions for 2022

The provincial government announced it is distributing 11 million rapid antigen screening tests to all public schools ahead of the December break to ...

November 18, 2021: Province providing take-home rapid antigen COVID tests to all public schools ahead of Christmas break, implementing new school restrictions for 2022
November 15, 2021: COVID cases remain low at Kawartha Lakes schools

Normalcy is slowly returning to TLDSB schools, with barriers being taken down and classroom recycling resuming.

November 15, 2021: COVID cases remain low at Kawartha Lakes schools
November 4, 2021: Health unit opening mass immunization clinics again to meet expected demand for COVID-19 vaccine

Previously, the government had called for all residents of long-term care, First Nations eldercare lodges and retirement home to get a third dose as ...

November 4, 2021: Health unit opening mass immunization clinics again to meet expected demand for COVID-19 vaccine
November 3, 2021: Lindsay hospital lays off 19 staff for failing to meet mandatory COVID-19 vaccination deadline

In alignment with provincial directives, Ross Memorial Hospital employees and contract staff who did not submit proof of full vaccination or an ...

November 3, 2021: Lindsay hospital lays off 19 staff for failing to meet mandatory COVID-19 vaccination deadline

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