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Brooklin Town Crier, Winter 2000

First issue of the Brooklin Town Crier...

Brooklin Town Crier, Winter 2000
February 3: Join the club - how local clubs have adapted to the new normal

One of the success stories of 2020 was how venerable old organizations steeped in tradition quickly shifted to the brave new world of conducting ...

February 3: Join the club - how local clubs have adapted to the new normal
February 8: Coronavirus outbreak declared at Pinecrest Nursing Home as 10 new cases reported in Kawartha Lakes today

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit declared a second Coronavirus outbreak at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon

February 8: Coronavirus outbreak declared at Pinecrest Nursing Home as 10 new cases reported in Kawartha Lakes today
February 8: Ontario’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order extended for another week except in three public health units

The Ontario government extended its stay-at-home order for another week for all public health regions in Ontario, except for three in eastern ...

February 8: Ontario’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order extended for another week except in three public health units
February 8: Lindsay nursing home reports two more deaths and 31 residents, 20 staff with COVID-19

Two more residents at Caressant Care McLaughlin Road Nursing Home passed away as the Lindsay facility continued its fight against a COVID-19 outbreak ...

February 8: Lindsay nursing home reports two more deaths and 31 residents, 20 staff with COVID-19
February 8: Daily COVID-19 Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding Sundays and statutory holidays. These numbers are for February 7 and ...

February 8: Daily COVID-19 Update
February 8: Businesses in Kawartha Lakes could reopen on February 16th depending on coronavirus numbers

The Ontario government announced that it is moving to a regional approach and maintaining the shutdown in the majority of the public health regions ...

February 8: Businesses in Kawartha Lakes could reopen on February 16th depending on coronavirus numbers
February 6: Daily COVID-19 Update

he health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 912, including 481 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

February 6: Daily COVID-19 Update
February 6: Four new cases of coronavirus at Caressant Care as officials investigate ventilation system as possible source of spread

Officials at Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay investigated whether the ventilation system in the building was fueling the spread of ...

February 6: Four new cases of coronavirus at Caressant Care as officials investigate ventilation system  as possible source of spread
February 5: Mary Street retirement home edges toward moving out of outbreak

One Caressant Care home in Lindsay edged closer to moving out of outbreak while the other remained deep in the heat of its COVID-19 crisis.

February 5: Mary Street retirement home edges toward moving out of outbreak
February 5: Daily COVID-19 Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 907, including 477 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

February 5: Daily COVID-19 Update
February 4: Tests negative for coronavirus variant at Caressant Care in Lindsay as case counts continue to climb

Officials at Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay said they tested for the coronavirus variant at the facility and all came back negative so ...

February 4: Tests negative for coronavirus variant at Caressant Care in Lindsay as case counts continue to climb
February 4: Student at I.E. Weldon Secondary School in Lindsay tests positive for coronavirus

S-Kawartha 411 News learned that there has been one confirmed Case of Coronavirus at IE Weldon Secondary School in Lindsay.

February 4: Student at I.E. Weldon Secondary School in Lindsay tests positive for coronavirus
February 4: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 901, including 473 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

February 4: Daily COVID Update
February 4: Weldon teen turns passion for hunting into apparel business

Janetville teen Kahale Steward's high school project became a money-making venture, putting his self-made logo for media arts class on clothing.

February 4: Weldon teen turns passion for hunting into apparel business
February 3: Rise in homeschooling concerns Trillium Lakelands education director

Local public school board reported close to double the number of families teaching children themselves compared to previous year. The number of ...

February 3: Rise in homeschooling concerns Trillium Lakelands education director
February 3: New COVID-19 funding for HKLB school boards

In an effort to keep schools safe from COVID-19, the Ontario government invested an additional $381 million provided by the federal Safe Return to ...

February 3: New COVID-19 funding for HKLB school boards
February 3: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 876, including 455 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

February 3: Daily COVID Update
February 2: Class-action lawsuit proposed against federal government over CERB repayment demands

A semi-retired Mississauga teacher was the representative plaintiff for a proposed class-action lawsuit against the federal government, on behalf of ...

February 2: Class-action lawsuit proposed against federal government over CERB repayment demands
February 3: Questions remain as to who will administer rapid COVID-19 testing in schools

At a recent press conference, Education Minister Stephen Lecce and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams were vague on key school ...

February 3: Questions remain as to who will administer rapid COVID-19 testing in schools
February 3: Death toll at Lindsay nursing home now at 9 as battle against COVID-19 continues

Caressant Care McLaughlin Road Nursing Home continued to work to address its COVID-19 outbreak while grieving the loss of five more residents since ...

February 3: Death toll at Lindsay nursing home now at 9 as battle against COVID-19 continues
February 2: Health units unlikely to access extra targeted testing supplies

With thousands of students returning to schools across the GTA, the province expanded access to targeted asymptomatic testing, but local health ...

February 2: Health units unlikely to access extra targeted testing supplies
February 2: Second active coronavirus outbreak declared at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay

Another Coronavirus outbreak was declared at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay. The Health Unit declared the outbreak on Monday ...

February 2: Second active coronavirus outbreak declared at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay
February 2: Eight deaths reported at Caressant Care in Lindsay amid surge in coronavirus cases

As of February 2, 2021, eight residents had died of coronavirus amid the outbreak at the Caressant Care McLaughin Road long-term care facility.

February 2: Eight deaths reported at Caressant Care in Lindsay amid surge in coronavirus cases
February 2: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays.These numbers include January 31 and February 1. Confirmed ...

February 2: Daily COVID Update
February 1: Province expanding testing and enhancing school protocols with funds from the federal government

As more students return to class today, the Ontario government says it is providing an additional $381 million, provided through the federal Safe ...

February 1: Province expanding testing and enhancing school protocols with funds from the federal government
February 1: New certificate helps province address COVID-19-related teacher shortage

The Council of the Ontario College of Teachers endorsed the creation of a Temporary Certificate to enable faculty of education students to begin ...

February 1: New certificate helps province address COVID-19-related teacher shortage
February 1: Meals on Wheels doubles production capacity amid growing demand

Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes opened a second kitchen, effectively doubling the organization’s Meals on Wheels production capacity. Village ...

February 1: Meals on Wheels doubles production capacity amid growing demand
February 1: Coronavirus outbreak declared at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit declared a Coronavirus outbreak at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay.

February 1: Coronavirus outbreak declared at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay
February 1: Federal Government temporarily waives the one-week waiting period for employment insurance claims

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued, the Government of Canada took steps to aid those who were out of work or working less hours due to the pandemic ...

February 1: Federal Government temporarily waives the one-week waiting period for employment insurance claims
February 1: Declaration to fix long-term care made by local group

Hosted by the local Long-Term Care Coalition, 50 residents unanimously passed a Declaration to Fix Long-Term Care from communities across the area at ...

February 1: Declaration to fix long-term care made by local group
February 1: Fenelon Falls youth's artwork isn't meant to hang on a wall

Emily Smith, a Grade 9 student at Fenelon Falls Secondary School, launched "Chick in the Kitchen" cake decorating business as a way to stay creative ...

February 1: Fenelon Falls youth's artwork isn't meant to hang on a wall
February 1: Daily COVID Update

Ontario reported 11 more cases of the B.1.1.7 UK coronavirus variant and its first case of the B 1.351 South Africa variant of the coronavirus ...

February 1: Daily COVID Update
April 4: Pinecrest resident who died of coronavirus loved sports, the outdoors, and his community but loved his family even more

S-91 year old Ted Pollock was a pretty big sports fan. He loved the Toronto Blue Jays but he was a “die hard” Toronto Maple Leaf’s fan according to ...

April 4: Pinecrest resident who died of coronavirus loved sports, the outdoors, and his community but loved his family even more
March 28: Wife of Pinecrest Home resident dies of Coronavirus

The nurses at Ross Memorial Hospital combed Jean Pollock’s hair, brushed her teeth and bathed her gently before she took her last breath [March 28] ...

March 28: Wife of Pinecrest Home resident dies of Coronavirus
January 31: Daughter shares heartbreak after losing parents to coronavirus

Pam Smith lost her parents to Coronavirus last spring. Jean and Ted Pollock were long time residents of Bobcaygeon and very involved in the ...

January 31: Daughter shares heartbreak after losing parents to coronavirus
January 30: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 850, including 433 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

January 30: Daily COVID Update
January 29: Community shows overwhelming support for front line workers staying at The Days Inn in Lindsay

The community came together to show support and kindness for staff of Caressant Care who were temporarily moved into the Days Inn (Lindsay) to help ...

January 29: Community shows overwhelming support for front line workers staying at The Days Inn in Lindsay
January 29: Radios needed to keep residents connected during outbreak at Caressant Care in Lindsay

A Lindsay nurse at Caressant Care McLaughlin Road said donations of portable radios are encouraged to help entertain and keep residents connected to ...

January 29: Radios needed to keep residents connected during outbreak at Caressant Care in Lindsay
January 29: Vaccination clinics planned for long-term care homes rescheduled after delay in vaccine delivery

The local Health Unit rescheduled upcoming vaccination clinics planned for area long term care homes after learning of a delay in the next vaccine ...

January 29: Vaccination clinics planned for long-term care homes rescheduled after delay in vaccine delivery
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