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  • September 24: Learning at home, HVAC funding among challenges for TLDSB
    Winter, Kirk, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 24 Sep 2020     TLDSB is waiting on a handful of companies who are now booked into next year to make any real changes to the board's heating and cooling systems - making the government's eight week deadline all but impossible to follow.
    Winter, Kirk, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 24 Sep 2020   TLDSB is waiting on a handful of companies who are now booked ...
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  • January 18: Kawartha Lakes Arts Council launches new platform to support arts community
    Lindsay Advocate, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 18 Jan 2021     In order to better support its members, the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council developed a strategic digital plan to include a refresh of brand, and the creation of a new website from a digital sales and marketing platform for members, offering a year-round marketplace of arts and cultural products and services.
    Lindsay Advocate, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 18 Jan 2021   In order to better support its members, the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council ...
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  • November 28: Uncertain times spurs Gamiing Nature Centre to extend outdoor program into 2021
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 28 Nov 2020     While parents struggled to manage the risks of COVID-19, Gamiing Nature Centre, in partnership with The Forest Farm, offered parents an alternative; 200 acres for children to explore while providing them with an opportunity to be active, learn and be immersed in the great outdoors.
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 28 Nov 2020   While parents struggled to manage the risks of COVID-19, Gamiing Nature Centre, ...
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  • June 17: Boys and Girls Club moves to offer childcare, summer camp
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 17 Jun 2020     The Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes (KGCKL) developed plans to offer licensed childcare and in-person summer camp programs in accordance with the government guidelines. Summer camps were set to start on June 29, 2020.
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 17 Jun 2020   The Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes (KGCKL) developed plans to ...
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  • December 17: COVID-19 making the grueling experience of dying or grieving even more painful
    Payne, Nancy, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 17 Dec 2020     While the upheaval caused by COVID-19 to the economy, education and daily life tended to dominate the public conversation, the pandemic had also profoundly altered the way people lived with and died from other causes, as well as changing how we were able to mourn and bid farewell to those ...
    Payne, Nancy, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 17 Dec 2020   While the upheaval caused by COVID-19 to the economy, education and daily ...
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  • November 24: Government of Canada provides additional relief funding to Kawartha Lakes CFDC
    Benns, Roderick, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 24 Nov 2020     The Kawartha Lakes CFDC announced additional relief support funds for businesses in Kawartha Lakes through the Government of Canada's Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. Local restauranteur Hardaker describes how the corporation helped keep her business open and maintain jobs with their support.
    Benns, Roderick, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 24 Nov 2020   The Kawartha Lakes CFDC announced additional relief support funds for businesses in ...
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  • January 14: Downtown reconstruction - Lindsay accelerates plans given stay-at-home order
    Benns, Roderick, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 14 Jan 2021     The reconstruction of the second section of Kent Street West in downtown Lindsay from Cambridge Street to Victoria Street, originally scheduled for Fall 2021, was started early in January due to the provincial stay-at-home order allowing essential construction to continue and crews wanted to take advantage of the quieter roads.
    Benns, Roderick, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 14 Jan 2021   The reconstruction of the second section of Kent Street West in downtown ...
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  • December 16: Province gives $1 million more to city to help it avoid deficit
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 16 Dec 2020     New funding to help local governments avoid operating deficits in 2021 was announced on December 16, 2020 and included about $1 million for Kawartha Lakes. The money was announced as part of Phase 2 of the provincial government's Safe Restart Agreement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 16 Dec 2020   New funding to help local governments avoid operating deficits in 2021 was ...
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  • December 16: Ford's folly a return to form
    Hutchinson, Trevor, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 16 Dec 2020     Hutchinson shared his opinion on Premier Doug Ford's handling of the pandemic, comparing early days responses in March 2020 to the described "stalling" in summer 2020 to the perceived inadequate responses of December 2020 to the crisis of COVID-19 in long-term care homes.
    Hutchinson, Trevor, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 16 Dec 2020   Hutchinson shared his opinion on Premier Doug Ford's handling of the pandemic, ...
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  • November 21: Pandemic or not, Victim Services is here to help
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 21 Nov 2020     The Ontario Network of Victim Services Providers (ONVSP) saw an increase of sexual assault and domestic violence calls since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and wanted to let people know that emergency support was still available as the second wave of the pandemic became increasingly turbulent.
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 21 Nov 2020   The Ontario Network of Victim Services Providers (ONVSP) saw an increase of ...
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  • January 28: TLDSB wants parent feedback on future planning, says octomesters working well
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 28 Jan 2021     At a recent TLDSB board meeting, Director of Education Wes Hahn said that the board would soon be looking for feedback from as many stakeholders as possible to determine the next five-year plan. The report from the director also stated that the octomester system worked well with a solid credit ...
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 28 Jan 2021   At a recent TLDSB board meeting, Director of Education Wes Hahn said ...
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  • January 27: Pinnguaq, Globus team up for digital youth programs
    Lindsay Advocate, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 27 Jan 2021     Globus Theatre and Lakeview Arts Barn announced four digital positions for emerging theatre artists with funding support from Pinnguaq and the Government of Canada. This core plus the core theatre team would be curating digital programming for all ages.
    Lindsay Advocate, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 27 Jan 2021   Globus Theatre and Lakeview Arts Barn announced four digital positions for emerging ...
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  • September 30: Workplaces must screen workers, volunteers for COVID-19 or else face stiff penalties
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 30 Sep 2020     All workplaces in Ontario were required to screen all workers, contractors, volunteers and outside service providers for COVID-19 as a condition of entry, effective September 25, 2020.
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 30 Sep 2020   All workplaces in Ontario were required to screen all workers, contractors, volunteers ...
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  • November 10: Letter to the Editor - DriveTest reality serving GTA people doesn't match up with Ontario's COVID colour codes
    Plewes, Eleanor, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 10 Nov 2020     Plewes expressed concern over the Lindsay DriveTest centre at Lindsay Square Mall serving people from the Greater Toronto Area, believing that travel during the pandemic should be restricted between areas of high infection (like Toronto) to areas of low infection (like Kawartha Lakes). As of November 10, 2020, Kawartha Lakes ...
    Plewes, Eleanor, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 10 Nov 2020   Plewes expressed concern over the Lindsay DriveTest centre at Lindsay Square Mall ...
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  • November 29: COVID-19 can't stop service club's annual tree sale
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 29 Nov 2020     The Lindsay Optimist Club committed to working within the strict COVID rules in order to ensure a Christmas tradition continued: the local service club's annual sale.
    Lindsay Advocate, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 29 Nov 2020   The Lindsay Optimist Club committed to working within the strict COVID rules ...
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  • December 1: Some small businesses are paying a living wage - even during the pandemic
    McGinn, William, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 1 Dec 2020     Two local businesses continued to pay a living wage to their employees (current considered to be $18.42/hour in Kawartha Lakes) in spite of the pandemic.
    McGinn, William, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 1 Dec 2020   Two local businesses continued to pay a living wage to their employees ...
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  • November 22: Downtown Lindsay's Ironman steels himself to ride out COVID
    Morris, Jamie, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 22 Nov 2020     Greg Nisbett shared how he is in survival mode, having lasted through previous recessions in 1981, 1991, and 2008, and how he's in it for the long haul.
    Morris, Jamie, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 22 Nov 2020   Greg Nisbett shared how he is in survival mode, having lasted through ...
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  • November 26: Province tells GTA DriveTest customers to 'avoid' going to areas like Lindsay for tests
    Benns, Roderick, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 26 Nov 2020     DriveTest stated to customers in the Greater Toronto Area - where COVID infection rates are high - to avoid going to places like Lindsay, where infection rates were low.
    Benns, Roderick, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 26 Nov 2020   DriveTest stated to customers in the Greater Toronto Area - where COVID ...
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  • January 14: Police Chief Mark Mitchell reminds people of obligations under stay-at-home order
    Lindsay Advocate, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 14 Jan 2021     Kawartha Lakes Police Chief Mark Mitchell asked that the public comply with the province's stay-at-home order as much as possible due to the ongoing pandemic, but assured people that the police will not randomly ask people for personal details in the streets.
    Lindsay Advocate, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 14 Jan 2021   Kawartha Lakes Police Chief Mark Mitchell asked that the public comply with ...
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  • January 22: Kawartha Care offers more services, hours in 2021
    Lindsay Advocate, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 22 Jan 2021     Kawartha Lakes Wellness Centre made it easier for clients to obtain help amidst the pandemic by improving their services and offerings for 2021.
    Lindsay Advocate, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 22 Jan 2021   Kawartha Lakes Wellness Centre made it easier for clients to obtain help ...
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