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January 13: Councillor wants city to establish PPE production to see return of manufacturing jobs

City council recommended a written proposal from Councillor Ron Ashmore to investigate attracting medical manufacturers with hopes of reducing the ...

January 13: Councillor wants city to establish PPE production to see return of manufacturing jobs
January 13: Two coronavirus patients being released from Ross Memorial Hospital today

Two coronavirus patients were released from Ross Memorial Hospital after spending time in the Intensive Care Unit.

January 13: Two coronavirus patients being released from Ross Memorial Hospital today
January 13: Outbreak reported at Long Term Care Home in Lindsay

The local health unit reported an outbreak at Caressant Care Long Term Home in Lindsay.

January 13: Outbreak reported at Long Term Care Home in Lindsay
January 13: Premier’s office attempts to address confusion around stay-at-home order

In an acknowledgement of the confusion resulting from Tuesday’s announcement about the stay-at-home order, Premier Doug Ford’s office released a ...

January 13: Premier’s office attempts to address confusion around stay-at-home order
January 13: Will the new COVID-19 vaccine change your DNA? This and other questions answered.

With COVID-19 vaccination for the general population within reach, more people found themselves falling into one of three camps: those who wanted the ...

January 13: Will the new COVID-19 vaccine change your DNA? This and other questions answered.
January 13: Daily COVID-19 Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. These numbers are for a two-day period (January 10 and ...

January 13: Daily COVID-19 Update
January 13: 'Some people make it easier for the virus to win' - Medical officer of health on rising COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 continued to spread in local communities - and to beat it back, at least some needed to stop helping the virus win, said Kawartha Lakes ...

January 13: 'Some people make it easier for the virus to win' - Medical officer of health on rising COVID-19 cases
January 12: Kawartha Lakes officials urge public to adhere to provincial orders or face consequences

Mayor Andy Letham cautioned that orders will be enforced should violations, such as not following restrictions on non-essential travel, masking and ...

January 12: Kawartha Lakes officials urge public to adhere to provincial orders or face consequences
January 12: Kawartha Lakes waits to announce its own state of emergency

Mayor Andy Letham encouraged residents to follow expanded provincial health and safety guidelines to help curb increases in COVID-19 cases and risks ...

January 12: Kawartha Lakes waits to announce its own state of emergency
January 12: Lindsay museum workers actively preserving past during pandemic

The pandemic may have kept the public out of the Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay, but that doesn't mean that the building was empty as staff and ...

January 12: Lindsay museum workers actively preserving past during pandemic
January 12: Province issues enforceable stay-at-home order and mask order as second state of emergency declared

The province declared a second state of emergency on January 12, 2021 amid rising cases of Coronavirus. Included in the new measures was an ...

January 12: Province issues enforceable stay-at-home order and mask order as second state of emergency declared
January 12: Private hotel rooms for homeless shelter clients make it difficult to 'move people along'

Some of the people who find themselves homeless - and at the doors of A Place Called Home in Lindsay - are not wanting to move along quite as fast ...

January 12: Private hotel rooms for homeless shelter clients make it difficult to 'move people along'
January 12: Lindsay family charged with not following coronavirus gathering rules speaks out

The family who was charged under the Reopening Ontario Act with not following Coronavirus gathering rules wants people to know, it could happen to ...

January 12: Lindsay family charged with not following coronavirus gathering rules speaks out
January 12: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. These numbers are for a two-day period (January 10 and 11). ...

January 12: Daily COVID Update
January 11: Three fined in Lindsay for breaching COVID-19 gathering rules

Three people were issued fines in Lindsay under the Reopening Ontario Act after police received a complaint on Sunday afternoon.

January 11: Three fined in Lindsay for breaching COVID-19 gathering rules
January 11: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. These numbers are for a two-day period (January 10 and ...

January 11: Daily COVID Update
January 11: No COVID-19 curfews planned for Ontario, government source says

A senior government source said that the provincial government was not planning to put curfews in place to curb the stubbornly rapid spread of ...

January 11: No COVID-19 curfews planned for Ontario, government source says
January 10: Why did Ontario COVID-19 rates surge after Christmas? New cellphone mobility data offers some clues

Experts said the holiday period accelerated what was already an alarming trajectory before Christmas. According to mobility data shared exclusively ...

January 10: Why did Ontario COVID-19 rates surge after Christmas? New cellphone mobility data offers some clues
January 10: Elementary students plugging in for two more weeks of school

Health unit said delaying return to school for elementary students is necessary given the continued rise in COVID-19 cases locally and across the ...

January 10: Elementary students plugging in for two more weeks of school
January 9: Coronavirus outbreak declared at Fenelon Court Long Term Care home

The local health unit declared an outbreak of Coronavirus at Fenelon Court Long Term Care Home in Fenelon Falls.

January 9: Coronavirus outbreak declared at Fenelon Court Long Term Care home
January 9: COVID can't cancel the click of knitters and crocheters

Lynda Chessman has been overwhelmed by the commitment of area residents when it came to supplying goods for children and seniors.

January 9: COVID can't cancel the click of knitters and crocheters
January 9: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 627, including 308 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

January 9: Daily COVID Update
January 8: Ontario will run out of COVID-19 vaccine by 'end of next week' - Ford

Ontario was on the verge of running out of COVID-19 vaccine doses if no new shipments arrived before the end of the following week (January 15, ...

January 8: Ontario will run out of COVID-19 vaccine by 'end of next week' - Ford
January 8: Some parents and caregivers frustrated as online learning extended

Many working parents and caregivers are feeling pressure and anxiety after the government announced at home learning has been extended until January ...

January 8: Some parents and caregivers frustrated as online learning extended
January 8: Opiod deaths at record levels locally

According to data obtained from Public Health Ontario, 2020 could be the deadliest year yet for Opioid overdoses and deaths locally. For the first ...

January 8: Opiod deaths at record levels locally
June 15: Federal government to extend Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The federal government announced that it would be extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for Canadians unable to return to work due ...

June 15: Federal government to extend Canada Emergency Response Benefit
June 15: Daily COVID Update

Confirmed positive: 184, including 158 in Kawartha Lakes, 18 in Northumberland, 8 in Haliburton (no change) Probable cases: 0 (no ...

June 15: Daily COVID Update
January 8: Residents urged to follow health guidelines as vaccine is still months away.

The local health unit said immunization for the general public could be done quickly, but was not likely to happen until summer 2021.

January 8: Residents urged to follow health guidelines as vaccine is still months away.
January 8: Pregnant, breastfeeding and immunocompromised people no longer excluded from getting COVID-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health reported that the COVID-19 vaccine would be available to previously excluded groups.

January 8: Pregnant, breastfeeding and immunocompromised people no longer excluded from getting COVID-19 vaccine
January 8: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 627, including 303 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

January 8: Daily COVID Update
January 8: Reader calls out Kawartha Lakes health unit for lack of detail about recent COVID deaths

Reader Matt Diamond blasted the Kawartha Lakes health unit for lack of information provided about recent deaths in the region in a letter to the ...

January 8: Reader calls out Kawartha Lakes health unit for lack of detail about recent COVID deaths
January 8: Lindsay business defies the odds and expands during the pandemic

Fresh Fuell moved locations and expanded to include a new coffee venture, North Warde Coffee Co., in spite of COVID-19 business closures and repeat ...

January 8: Lindsay business defies the odds and expands during the pandemic
January 7: Waiting for first vaccines - Medical officer of health says its 'all hands on deck'

In a wide-ranging discussion with the Advocate magazine, Dr. Ian Gemmill said the local health unit was still waiting on its first doses to get ...

January 7: Waiting for first vaccines - Medical officer of health says its 'all hands on deck'
January 7: 10-year-old Kawartha Lakes student writes letter thanking pandemic workers

From her neighbour Tammy and cousin Amy to her mailman Tom, Cassidy Murphy, 10, thanked workers for the sacrifices they've made during the pandemic.

January 7: 10-year-old Kawartha Lakes student writes letter thanking pandemic workers
January 7: Ontario announces an extension of online learning as positivity rates in kids jumps dramatically

Ontario announced that elementary school students in Southern Ontario would not be returning to the classroom on January 11, 2021 and extended online ...

January 7: Ontario announces an extension of online learning as positivity rates in kids jumps dramatically
January 7: Daily COVID Update

The provincial government announced extended online learning for elementary students in Southern Ontario, continuing until January 25, 2021, as one ...

January 7: Daily COVID Update
January 6: Union disputes letter send to TLDSB parents about teacher online training

Colin Matthew, president of District 15 of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation, was upset that the local public school board forwarded ...

January 6: Union disputes letter send to TLDSB parents about teacher online training
January 6: Catholic school board positioned should online learning be extended

Pivoting to total virtual learning wasn't perfect the second time around, but the situation is "night and day" compared to March when COVID-19 shut ...

January 6: Catholic school board positioned should online learning be extended
January 6: What are the fines for social gatherings, breaking COVID-19 rules in Ontario?

12 days into Ontario's lockdown and a number of residents and business owners across the province experienced the repercussions of not complying with ...

January 6: What are the fines for social gatherings, breaking COVID-19 rules in Ontario?
January 6: Health units urged to delay elementary students' Jan. 11 return to school

The Elementary teachers' union said sending students, teachers and education workers back to school while the province is locked for another two to ...

January 6: Health units urged to delay elementary students' Jan. 11 return to school
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