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  • September 4: Premier Doug Ford's anti-price gouging push sparks more than 26K complaints from consumers
    Benzie, Robert, Toronto Star ( TorStar), 4 Sep 2020     Premier Doug Ford's push against retailer's pandemic price gouging has triggered more than 26 000 consumer complaints to the government, newly available data reveals.
    Benzie, Robert, Toronto Star ( TorStar), 4 Sep 2020   Premier Doug Ford's push against retailer's pandemic price gouging has triggered more ...
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  • January 22: 'Evidence is now overwhelming' - 3 things to know about airborne COVID-19
        A roundup of the research that acknowledged that the transmission of COVID-19 was possible via aerosolized respiratory microdroplets that could travel farther than the 2 metres/6 foot separation of social distancing.
      A roundup of the research that acknowledged that the transmission of COVID-19 ...
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  • November 21: The pandemic has exposed huge gaps in EI - turns out the parental leave system has many of the same problems
    Saba, Rosa, Kawartha Lakes This Week (2004), 21 Nov 2020     After the pandemic made it clear that the Employment Insurance (EI) system needed to change, the federal government hinted it would work toward bringing the program up to speed. The program was bolstered by temporary changes meant to include more people affected by the pandemic, reducing the number of hours ...
    Saba, Rosa, Kawartha Lakes This Week (2004), 21 Nov 2020   After the pandemic made it clear that the Employment Insurance (EI) system ...
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  • January 10: Why did Ontario COVID-19 rates surge after Christmas? New cellphone mobility data offers some clues
    Yang, Jennifer, Toronto Star ( TorStar), 10 Jan 2021     Experts said the holiday period accelerated what was already an alarming trajectory before Christmas. According to mobility data shared exclusively with the Toronto Star, some health units that saw dramatic increases in post-holiday infection rates also had amongst the province's highest rates of movement.
    Yang, Jennifer, Toronto Star ( TorStar), 10 Jan 2021   Experts said the holiday period accelerated what was already an alarming trajectory ...
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  • December 17: Here's what January could be like if Ontarians ignore COVID-19 restrictions
    Appia, Veronica, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 17 Dec 2020     Health experts predict a an abysmal January, February and March for COVID-19 infections if citizens allowed "pandemic fatigue" to take over and refused to continue practicing cautious over the 2020 Christmas holidays.
    Appia, Veronica, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 17 Dec 2020   Health experts predict a an abysmal January, February and March for COVID-19 ...
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  • December 1: 3 things to know about Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine announcement
    Appia, Veronica, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 1 Dec 2020     The Ontario provincial government announced an update to their COVID-19 vaccination plan - one which Health Minister Christine Elliott said will by the "largest logistical undertaking that we've had in Ontario in a generation." The province had yet to decide who would get the vaccination first.
    Appia, Veronica, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 1 Dec 2020   The Ontario provincial government announced an update to their COVID-19 vaccination plan ...
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  • 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, 2021), Premier Doug Ford said during an announcement on Friday January 8, 2021.
      Ontario was on the verge of running out of COVID-19 vaccine doses ...
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  • January 8: Pregnant, breastfeeding and immunocompromised people no longer excluded from getting COVID-19 vaccine
    Warren, May, Toronto Star ( TorStar), 8 Jan 2021     The Ministry of Health reported that the COVID-19 vaccine would be available to previously excluded groups.
    Warren, May, Toronto Star ( TorStar), 8 Jan 2021   The Ministry of Health reported that the COVID-19 vaccine would be available ...
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  • February 8: Ontario’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order extended for another week except in three public health units
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor, 1996), 8 Feb 2021     The Ontario government extended its stay-at-home order for another week for all public health regions in Ontario, except for three in eastern Ontario. As other health units gradually moved back into the previous colour-coded COVID-19 response framework, the province implemented a new “emergency brake” system to respond to outbreaks of ...
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor, 1996), 8 Feb 2021   The Ontario government extended its stay-at-home order for another week for all ...
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  • January 26: Ontario government extends state of emergency until February 9
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor, 1996), 26 Jan 2021     The Ontario government extended the province's state of emergency on January 26, 2021. This second state of emergency was first declared on January 12, 2021. All emergency orders were extended for 14 days, including the stay-at-home order, the prohibition on residential evictions, and the enforcement of COVID-19 measures such as ...
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor, 1996), 26 Jan 2021   The Ontario government extended the province's state of emergency on January 26, ...
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  • January 25: One year of COVID-19 - What we do and don't know on the anniversary of Ontario's first case
    DeLaire, Megan, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 25 Jan 2021     It's been one year since Ontario reported Canada's first case of COVID-19. The patient, treated at Sunnybrook Hospital, was a 56-year-old Toronto man who had recently returned from a three-month stay in Wuhan, China. Although the pandemic posed unprecedented health, social, cultural and financial challenges to people around the world, ...
    DeLaire, Megan, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 25 Jan 2021   It's been one year since Ontario reported Canada's first case of COVID-19. ...
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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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  • December 9: The massive interest in Canada's imaginary vaccination laws
    Bryant, Michael, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 9 Dec 2020     Lawyers Bryant and Zwibel from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association warned of premature speculation lacking any lawful authority regarding restrictions on travel and other activities if not vaccinated for COVID-19, despite the vaccine being voluntary.
    Bryant, Michael, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 9 Dec 2020   Lawyers Bryant and Zwibel from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association warned of ...
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  • December 21: COVID-19 numbers on the rise, but the province-wide lockdown is days away. Why the delay?
    Henry, Michelle, Toronto Star ( TorStar), 21 Dec 2020     Confusion was noted about the mixed message sent by implementing the provincial lockdown on December 26, 2020 instead of December 24, 2020 while still strongly encouraging citizens to celebrate Christmas with only their households. Some public health officials agreed that is was a confusing scenario where people are urged caution ...
    Henry, Michelle, Toronto Star ( TorStar), 21 Dec 2020   Confusion was noted about the mixed message sent by implementing the provincial ...
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  • January 11: No COVID-19 curfews planned for Ontario, government source says
    Ferguson, Rob, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 11 Jan 2021     A senior government source said that the provincial government was not planning to put curfews in place to curb the stubbornly rapid spread of COVID-19. The question of curfews arose after Quebec implemented one.
    Ferguson, Rob, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 11 Jan 2021   A senior government source said that the provincial government was not planning ...
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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 27: How do we know the COVID-19 vaccine is safe? Who reviews it? You asked, we asked an expert
    Boyd, Alex, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 27 Nov 2020     The newspaper received questions about the future COVID-19 vaccine and its safety and approached an expert at Health Canada to answer those questions.
    Boyd, Alex, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 27 Nov 2020   The newspaper received questions about the future COVID-19 vaccine and its safety ...
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  • November 23: Daily COVID Update
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 23 Nov 2020     The health unit provides reports from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.These numbers include November 21, 22, and 23. Confirmed positive: 286, including 192 in Kawartha Lakes, 69 in Northumberland, 25 in Haliburton (increase of 8, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes, 6 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton) Active cases: ...
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 23 Nov 2020   The health unit provides reports from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.These ...
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  • November 26: Daily COVID Update
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 26 Nov 2020     Confirmed positive: 298, including 195 in Kawartha Lakes, 76 in Northumberland, 27 in Haliburton (increase of 4, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 3 in Northumberland) Active cases: 23, including 4 in Kawartha Lakes, 15 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton (net increase of 4) Probable cases: 0 (no change) ...
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 26 Nov 2020   Confirmed positive: 298, including 195 in Kawartha Lakes, 76 in Northumberland, 27 ...
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  • November 25: Daily COVID Update
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 25 Nov 2020     The provincial government encouraged the public to safely celebrate the Christmas holiday by celebrating within your own household with only the people you live with and celebrate virtually with everyone else. Confirmed positive: 294, including 194 in Kawartha Lakes, 73 in Northumberland, 27 in Haliburton (increase of 6, including 2 ...
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 25 Nov 2020   The provincial government encouraged the public to safely celebrate the Christmas holiday ...
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